Year of the Dog 2018 (4th February 2018 – 3rd February 2019)
The year of the Dog begins on 4th February 2018 in the Feng Shui Solar New Year but the actual Chinese Lunar New Year starts on Friday 16th February 2018.
Those born in the Year of the Dog are from the year 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, and 1982, 1994 and 2006, but their birthdays have to be after 4th February of each year. E.g. if you were born on 28th January 1982 then your animal Zodiac sign would still be that of the Rooster.
The qualities of the Dog are represented by a Mountain: it is the storage of Fire and the Trinity combination of Fire, so if you have a Tiger and a Horse in your chart, this year your chart will be further influenced by the Fire element and may create health issues related to the Heart. Other issues or good fortune will depend on what the Fire element represents to you.
So what are the manifestations that could happen?
There could be challenging issues or good fortune.
So if you have a Dog in your Marriage Pillar it gets affected and if you have one in your Children’s Pillar it affects your relationship with your children, but the most affected are those born in the Year.
The Dog combines with Rabbit in the Chinese Astrological cycles, and this combination means that those that have a Rabbit in their chart may expect good fortune and may bring possibilities to enter into partnerships or marriages. The Rabbit years are after the 4th February of 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 & 2011.
The Dog also forms a seasonal combination with the Monkey and the Rooster so if you have those in your chart it can represent additional Metal. It may make you more altruistic and more stubborn and stuck. There may be issues with the lung as well as skin.
It is in a dangerous combination with the Ox and the Goat, so if the Earth element is not favourable in your chart, it can create health issues related to the digestive and endocrine system.
If the Earth element is your favourable element then it may be favourable. You must have both the Ox and the Goat Zodiac animals in your chart for this to manifest, especially if you have the Earth element in the Stems.
The Dog clashes with the Dragon is also known as the Heaven and Hell clash denoting issues relating to bad-luck, difficulty with money, burden of job, legal issues, ill-health and relationships, it depend on what aspect the Zodiac animals are in your chart. Turmoil in deep beliefs, convictions and traditions, also there could be movement of Earth which could denote earthquakes and landslide as Dragon is the storage of Water and Dog is the storage of Fire, so Fire and Water clashing may occur in the tectonic plates deep in the ocean.
If you have a Goat in your Year pillar there could be issues as the Dog has both a Destructive and a Punishment relationship with the Goat bringing unknown danger, movement, accidents and issues relating to stability. Goat years are after 4th February 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 & 2015.
The Dog has also a Harm relationship with the Rooster, which may mean that there is potential for injuries to the head or the back for those with a Rooster in their chart. There will also be little annoying problems at home. Roosters are those born after 4th February 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017.
Depending on where the Zodiac animal is in your chart, it will have different manifestations. It can affect your wealth, your support, your creativity, your personal self and your power. It may affect your children, your wife, your parents and your grandparents.