Are You A Dog?
The Chinese New Year Calendar
Chinese New Year is not the same as the New Year the rest of the western world celebrates.
This is because the Chinese use the lunar calendar – so New Year depends on the cycle of
the moon and falls on a totally different day each year.
New Year is a special time in China. It is a time when the festive spirit is high and there are all kinds of celebrations going on. As has been the ancient tradition, the years are represented by animal signs associated with the change of time. There are twelve animals that repeat every twelve years; 2017 represents the tenth animal of the Chinese zodiac.
16 February 2018 – 4 February 2019
Born in the Year of the Earth Dog 2018: Persistent, meticulously attentive, with good fortune in wealth
Years of the Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042 Dog is mans good friend who can understand the human spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolises the coming of fortune. People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive according to Chinese zodiac analysis. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationship with people around.
The sign of the Dog emphasizes the importance of the self in those who are born under its sign. They are intelligent people who hold much of their thought process deep inside, and they are not always known for being able to share these thoughts freely with others. Part of this means that those born under the sign of the Dog live very rich inner lives, emphasising the more personal aspects of basic human life. They get lost in thought often, appreciate the options that they encounter every single day, and can often entertain themselves for hours on end with puzzles and other brain teasers.
Part of the strong inner lifestyle of the Dog, however, is a relatively restrained outer lifestyle. More apt to live a serious and careful existence, a Dog is someone who will get the job done but rarely go beyond the scope of what it asked of them. This is because to them, there are more important things to do than spending their time trying to impress others, and they would rather enjoy what they choose to do than sacrifice their freedom for a little monetary gain. Thus, a Dog is a person in charge of their own path, who will generally hold true to the morals and the lifestyle that seems best to them.
- Strengths: Valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, courageous, lively
- Weaknesses: sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional
- Perfect Match: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse
- Bad Match: Snake, Sheep
People born in the Year of the Dog: Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Prince William Duke of Cambridge