2018 – The year of the Dog.
Chinese new year is fast approaching, and with it comes superstitions which will dictate how the next twelve months will play out.
If you are born in the Year of the Dog, you’re a Dog and the following are deemed lucky for you:
- Lucky Numbers – 3, 4 and 9.
- Lucky colours – red, green and purple.
- Lucky flowers – rose, cymbidium orchids.
In the Chines zodiac each year is associated with one of 5 elements, Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. This year 2018 is the Earth dog. This will come once in a 60 year cycle. The characteristics of the Earth Dog are Communicative, serious and responsible in Work.
Famous dogs are:
- Winston Churchill – a wood dog.
- Mother Teresa – a Gold dog.
- Elvis Presley – a wood dog.
- Bill Clinton – a fire dog.
- Donald Trump – a fire dog.
- George Bush Jnr – a fire dog.
- Justin Bieber – a wood dog.
- Madonna and Michael Jackson – both Earth Dogs.
Unlucky things for dogs
- Unlucky colours – Blue, white and gold.
- Unlucky numbers – 1, 6 and 7.
- Unlucky directions – southeast.
- Unlucky months – the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months.
Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Dogs are born with a good nature and are always ready to help others.
Recommended careers for dogs include a police office, scientist, engineer, professor and politician.
Nothing too drastic happens to the Year of the Dogs’ health in 2018. They should rest well to prevent fatigue and exhaustion. Other than that, Dogs should be careful of sharp objects, especially in June. They should also take care of their family’s safety.
Healthy months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), June (July 13-August 10) and September (Oct 9-Nov 7).
Months where Dogs must be careful with their health are: Lunar January (Feb 16-March 16), April (May 15-June 13) and October (Nov 8-Dec 6).
The directions of fortune and wealth for Year of the Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.
Lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.
The lucky colors in 2018 are yellow, red and orange. Decorating the home or wearing these colors will help greatly with changing luck for the better. Colors to avoid are green and gray.
Overall, this is a year that Dogs must get through.
It’s the Chinese tradition to wear red underwear every day during their zodiac year. Dogs can try this to ward off the bad luck.
Once past this year, Dogs can continue on their steady and quiet road to happiness.