(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008)
While the Dog is not part of the ‘triangle of affinity’ that the Rat belongs to, this is likely to be a stunning year for you, mainly because it is so tailored to you. It also helps that the Signs in your triangle of affinity – the Dragon, Monkey and Rat, are all having a good year as well. Yet it is the Rat that will do the best because this is the kind of Year that you love. The Rat is a social creature, always operating best when you’re with company and you have friendship, companionship and camaraderie around you. It is said that the Rat’s home is where you’ll always find the party, for they love to socialise, but in reality, the party is wherever you find the Rat. What makes the Year of the Dog so appealing to you, is that this is a social year. The Year of the Dog is a great big, friendly puppy dog of a year. The Dog is an unusual energy in that it loves to please. Just think of a loveable family pet, who brings your slippers and yearns to be of use. The Dog will tailor that support to what each Sign needs and for you, he is tailoring this towards your social lifetime, teamwork and camaraderie. This is not just a good year for personal and professional networking, it is a fun year as well. There is also a chance to make important new friendships and alliances or to strengthen those that you already have. It will be important to feel part of a team or a tribe. Because all those born in the Year of the Dog are being influenced by this, you are likely to be drawn to others born in the same year and they to you. Dogs of the world unite. This is also a year when you’ll find it a lot easier to relax and unwind, especially after a busy day. For this is likely to be a busy year, with unexpected developments on the job front from May onwards. The month of the Snake, always the best month of any year for work and job matters, will trigger something that will continue long after it has run its course, which it will from the 14th June to the 13th July. This will add to what is already destined to be a lucrative year.
(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009)
There are two factors that determine whether a lunar year will be a good or a challenging year. The first factor is whether the year is part of what is known as your ‘triangle of affinity’. In this triangle are the Ox, Rooster and Snake. The Year of the Rooster will come to an end on the 17th February, which is when the Year of the Dog will begin. The other factor is more the spiritual or philosophical connection and you definitely have that this year. For the Ox, the Year of the Dog is destined to be a big year for professional growth. It is likely to be busy, you’re likely to be pushed and challenged, but because of that, you’re able to achieve big personal and professional goals and ambitions. The Ox is the most determined and also competitive of all the Signs and this is the year that you were born ready for. Those born in other years may buckle under this kind of weight, but you thrive on it. This is a year for showing the rest of the world just how capable you are. From starting a new business, competing in sporting or other competitions, if you can find something to work towards you’ll be in your element. It helps that like every other lunar year, the Year of the Dog starts with the month of the Tiger, a month that for the Ox is often lucrative. While the month of the Tiger will only run from the 17th February to the 18th March, if the Tiger can point his powerful year in a lucrative direction from the get go, there is every reason to assume this will be a lucrative year. There is also a lot of opportunities and growth to be found through working in partnership and making personal and professional networking important. Above all, you’re likely to find that the Dog’s faith in you to be able to achieve anything you put your mind to, really will give you the power to move mountains.
(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010)
There is something about the Year of the Dog that is always a bit of a honey trap, but it is one that you need to willingly embrace. A honey trap because the Year of the Dog is the most adventurous year in any 12 year lunar cycle, with the focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery. The Dog and Tiger are the best of friends and with the new lunar year starting on the month of the Tiger that support is there from the get go. Why this is a honey trap or maybe a bait and switch, is that the Year of the Dog is always followed by the Year of the Pig, a busy and often challenging professional year. Yet that is still a year away and it is during the Year of the Dog that you’re able to learn the skills that will serve you well during next year’s professional focus. Whether through study, travel or just gaining more knowledge and experience, you’re better able to achieve what you need to next year. One way to think of the Year of the Dog is to think of this as your ‘gap year’, a year where you can try new things, go new places and experience life, before knuckling down next year. However, that is not to say that this year won’t have its share of professional successes and in fact, the Dog will be helping to groom you for what comes next year. This year is the stepping stone to next year’s professional growth. This makes the month of the Pig a lot more significant this year. Running from the 8th November to the 7th December, this is when you’re able to line up for the Year of the Pig, which starts on the 5th February 2019. As well as a year where there is a lot of opportunities for adventure, travel, learning and discovery, the Dog will also support matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. That will be especially so during the month of the Horse, from the 14th June to the 13th July.
(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011)
It will be with a sigh of relief that the Year of the Rooster comes to an end on the 17th February 2018, with any year that follows alright by you. The Rabbit and the Rooster are opposing Signs and this can create pressure. Often it is not until the Year of the Rooster ends and the pressure drops back that you can fully appreciate how much pressure you’ve been under. What will drop off is any pressure on your relationships, for the Year of the Rooster can often put strains on your relationship. The Rabbit and the Rooster just don’t get along and while the Rabbit and Dog are not the best of friends, at least he doesn’t scare the bejeebers out of you. The Year of the Dog is the year that you didn’t know you needed until it comes along, for it has a habit of drawing you out of your burrow and out of your comfort zone. For the Rabbit, the Year of the Dog is a good year for money matters and may even be an expansive year with the opportunity for real financial growth. However, the Dog also encourages you to follow your passions and he gives you the courage and confidence to embrace change. This isn’t change for change sake and it’s not change forced on you, but support to make the changes you want to make in your life. This is change geared towards transformation. You will also find that there is a lot of support this year. The Year of the Dog is always going to support everything you do, but you will find that this presents through people, friendships and team spirit around you. You will be asked to invest more and this is what will help you to come out of your own shell or your own ‘air raid bunker’. The more you can invest and show up as a friend, the more you’ll benefit from a sense of camaraderie. This is also a year for branching out and expanding the boundaries of your world. This includes adventure, travel, learning and discovery.
(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012)
For the Dragon, the Year of the Dog can be a challenging year, for you are opposite Signs of the Chinese Zodiac. Yet the Dog keeps you on your toes and comes packed with the support needed to turn this into a year where there can be a lot of personal and relationship growth. Every new lunar year begins with the month of the Tiger and the Dog and the Tiger are the best of friends. This means the year is going to get off to a friendly start, creating the potential from the get go to make this an important year for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building. For the Dragon, the Year of the Dog is all about relationship building, which is why it can be challenging, for it is no longer just about your own needs. At the same time, for the Dragon, the month of the Tiger is a social month that is all about friendship and connecting. Once every 12 years, the Year of the Dog starts on the same New Moon, with the Dog and Tiger able to come together to make the first month anyway, an important chance to spend time on friendship and relationship building. Another important month will be the month of the Horse, which runs from the 14th June to the 13th July. For the Dragon, this is also a good month for communication and during the Year of the Dog, communication is everything. This should also be a good year for money matters, with the potential for some real financial growth. Especially if you take on the Dog’s loyalty and tenacity, setting financial goals and then sticking to them. This should also be a solid and stable professional year, with slow and steady the way to approach this professional year. Expect the Dog to keep you on your toes all year, but this will bring the best out in you, in all that you do.
(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013)
You have reached what is likely to be a busy year, but one that gets off to a good start and has the potential to be a lucrative year. For the Snake, the Year of the Dog is a busy year, with the focus on your work situation and job matters. Pardon the pun, but this is a year when you a likely to be working like a Dog. The Dog is loyal and once it starts something it sticks to it. While there could be some changes on the job or professional fronts at the start of the year, once you have found what it is you’re committed to, staying on track won’t be a problem. All 12 of the Chinese Signs belong to what is known as the ‘triangle of affinity’ and the Dog belongs to a triangle of affinity that includes the Dog, Tiger and Horse. This means that there will be a lot of support for work and job matters. Every new Chinese Year starts with the month of the Tiger, so things get off to a good start from the get go. For the Snake, while the Year of the Dog is all about work and job matters, the month of the Tiger is an important month for career and professional matters as a whole. As the New Moon, that kicks off both the Year of the Dog and the month of the Tiger, is a solar eclipse, this could trigger some unexpected developments on the job and career fronts in the first half of this new lunar year. Another good month will be the month of the Horse, a potentially lucrative income month that will run from the 14th June to the 13th July and of course the month of the Dog, which runs from the 9th October to the 8th November. This should also be a good year for relationship building, ahead of the Year of the Pig, which starts next February. For the Snake, the Year of the Pig is a big relationship year, so there will always be a chance to prepare for that in the preceding year. This is also an important year for adventure, travel, learning and discovery.
(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014)
This is the year that you have been waiting for and not just because the Dog and the Horse are the best of friends. The 12 Chinese Signs are divided into what is known as the ‘triangle of affinity’ and one that you belong to is a triangle of affinity that includes the Horse, the Dog and the Tiger. Life just operates better during either the month or the Year of the Dog or the Tiger, both the Horse’s best friend. This year you hit the jackpot, with the New Moon that kicks off the Year of the Dog on the 17th February, also kicking off the month of the Tiger. Every new lunar year begins with the month of the Tiger, but it is only once every 12 years that the year this kicks off is the Year of the Dog. The fun and playful Dog is here until February 2019, promising a good year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. For the Horse, the month of the Tiger is always an adventurous month and with the Dog and Tiger arriving on the same day, this could turn your world around. This is still likely to be a busy year and in fact, there is the potential for a lot of job growth. However, the Dog will be making sure from the get go that you have a balance between work and play. The adventurous month of the Tiger runs from the 17th February to the 18th March, with a chance to really have fun with this. This is also an important year for your financial situation and money matters, especially when it comes to approaching money matters in a diligent way. While the Dog will remain your playful friend all year, he can also help you stick to the things that are important. If you have made financial resolutions in the past but never managed to stick to them, you will find this a lot easier during the Year of the Dog. It helps that this should also be a lucrative year, especially July and August.
(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015)
The Year of the Dog kicks off on the 17th February and with it is a year that you can relate to and work with, even if it doesn’t thrill or excite you. This is a year when a lot of the groundwork can be done ahead of the Year of the Pig, which begins next February. Now that is a year that will definitely thrill and excite you, for it will bring one of the best years for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. Yet this is a year when you are often starting to yearn for more fun, especially if life holds too many responsibilities. The one compliant you will have about the Year of the Dog is that it doesn’t challenge you and in fact, this is a comfortable year, as in as comfortable as a pair of old slippers. The Dog speaks your language and especially when it comes to making your home your castle. For the Goat, the Year of the Dog is all about home, family and all things domestic. As much as this is always close to every Goat’s heart, you can already do this in your sleep. It is hard to imagine putting more time and effort into home and family matters than you already do. Yet what the Dog does is help you appreciate this. The Dog will constantly be telling you to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. What the Dog won’t do is let you down and you will find that you have a lot of support this year. If you start a new project at work or decide to try something new, you will find that support comes from out the woodwork. Break down while driving and you’re likely to find someone coming to your rescue. Need it and help will be there. The Dog worries about the Goat, who is normally independent and stoic, always ready to let others know that you don’t need their help. The Dog knows otherwise and before you can ask for it, you’re likely to find that help is there.
(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016)
This new lunar year gets off to a good start and in fact, one of the best starts you’re going to get or could expect. For the Monkey, the start of each new lunar year can be challenging, because no matter what lunar year we are moving into, it always begins with the month of the Tiger. The Money and the Tiger are opposing Signs, so this can be a challenging month for you and no matter how good or complimentary the year you’re moving into is, this challenging start makes it hard to find your feet. Apart from your opposing Sign, the month of the Tiger puts the focus on your relationships and this is why this year gets off to such a good start. The Year of the Dog only comes around once a year, but the Dog is not only the Tiger’s best friend, but his focus is on communication. Before the Tiger can shake things up, the Dog is there giving both you and your relationships a voice. The month of the Tiger will end on the 18th March, but the benefits will continue throughout the year. For you, the Year of the Dog is an intellectually savvy year, where you’re likely to be quicker on your feet and a lot more articulate. You’ll be on top mental form, with a sharp clear mind throughout the year. This will have an advantage across almost every aspect of your life and especially during the first month of this new lunar year, when the focus is on your relationships. Yet in what is likely to be a busy year on the job front and a year that has the potential for unexpected professional developments, this will help you work smarter and also communicate and share your ideas. When the Monkey and Dog come together this gives you a creative and intellectually savvy edge, something that will be an advantage both personally and professionally.
(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017)
The eclipsing New Moon that ushers in the Year of the Dog on the 17th February, is the same New Moon that will also bring the Year of the Rooster to an end and that can come as a relief. While the Year of the Rooster was a year for major new beginnings, this can also create pressure, as there is a need to follow your personal truth. The Year of the Dog is always going to be a good year for you because this is when a lot of the seeds planted during the Year of the Rooster start to bloom. You are likely to find that a lot of things start coming together and also settle down. The Year of the Rooster is a big year, it is not unusual to move house, start a new job or begin other major journeys. All that solidifies during the Year of the Dog. This is also a potentially lucrative year and especially so when you encounter the months of the Tiger and Horse. The Dog, Tiger and Horse belong to the same triangle of affinity and that’s when you’re likely to see the Dog’s lucrative tendencies on display. Every new lunar year starts on the month of the Tiger, a month that for the Rooster will always put the focus on work and job matters. As the Dog is a lucrative year, this gets the year off to a good start on both the income and job fronts. Another important month will be the month of the Horse, from the 14th June to the 13th July, with its focus on all things career and professionally related. Falling during the Year of the Dog, this is likely to be a lucrative time as well. In the meantime, this is an important year for home and family matters and also for communication. At work, home and in your relationships your connections with others and ability to communicate will be important. The Rooster needs to communicate and the Dog loves to help, so will help you out as much as possible.
(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018)
This is it, the year that you have been waiting for, bringing you back to the energy of your birth and in the process to the start of a new 12 year lunar cycle. This has an impact on you, on a number of levels. The first is that this is an energy you know and relate to. You don’t have to adjust your personal, Dog biased focus to fit in the energy of another Signs year. This is your year and you don’t have to figure out how to work with the Dog, as this is how you long to approach life. Secondly, this is a year for new beginnings. While not all those born in the Year of the Dog will move house, start a new job, a new relationship or any other major new project, but you are likely to do at least one of those things. For the Dog comes along to help you plant new seeds, begin new projects and to start journeys that you can continue on long after the Year of the Dog ends next February. Another impact is that you have a jump on everyone not born during the Year of the Dog. You will recognise the influences in play, while the Dog will support the approach you would naturally take to things. You don’t have to adjust your game plan during the Year of the Dog, with the year itself adjusting to you. The year also gets off to a good start, with the New Moon that ushers in the Year of the Dog on the 17th February, also ushering in the month of the Tiger. The Tiger and the Dog are the best of friends, this is always a fun, playful, romantic and creative month for you. The message from the Tiger to the Dog as they start this new journey together is ‘let’s have some fun’. You should also find that things come easily to you this year, especially the things that you value. If your currency is money, then expect more money. If your currency is love, then expect more love. Whatever matters to you, expect to attract it this year.
(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019)
While the Year of the Dog isn’t exactly a cruisy year, it is a year when you’re able to fly under the radar. The Dog is a friendly and loyal year and for all of us he will try and be as helpful as he can, depending on what your needs are. The Dog knows that one of your most important needs this year will be time to hear yourself think, to reflect on the past, recharge your batteries and tie up loose ends. That’s because the Dog knows that when the Year of the Dog ends next February, this will always be followed by the Year of the Pig. To help you out the Dog will try and by clearing a path through the year, make it easier to find time to reflect. Of course, life will go on and will continue to happen, which means you’re likely to be just as busy, with just as many things on the go. How the Dog is able to help is by minimising guilt, allowing you to take time out when you need to. When the Year of the Pig begins on the 5th February 2019, this will kick off not only a year for major new beginnings but a new 12 year lunar cycle. It is the 12 year lunar cycle that began with the Year of the Pig in 2007, that has now reached its final year, a year for bringing things home. While the Dog and the Pig aren’t particularly close friends, they are next door neighbours and watching over the fence means the Dog knows what you need, often before you do. Another thing that the Dog will help you with, is to lighten up and have fun. The year begins with a lot of focus on home and family matters, but this year this is going to expose any work/life balance issues. The Dog, wanting this year to be as trouble free for you as possible, will help you to address this. This will be especially so during the month of the Tiger, from the 17th February to the 18th March, but work/life balance will remain a priority all year. Mainly because this should be a stunning year for income, work and career matters, with the early weeks and the final months likely to be the most lucrative.