2018 The Year Of The Dog

2018 The Year Of The Dog

Posted by Janine Pollard on Dec 29th 2017

2018 is going to be an AMAZING year because it is the Chinese Year Of The Dog! This year we get to celebrate everything dog, and I for one am very excited. The Chinese zodiac is part of traditional Chinese culture. It is used to name the years and has influenced people's lives since ancient times. The Chinese New Year is a movable date, dictated by the lunar cycle, which can fall anytime between January 21 and February 20. In 2018 the Year of the Dog kicks off on February 16. 

Asian astrology, your year of birth, and the animal this represents, determines a lot about your personality traits.The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals. People born in a certain animal year are believed to have attributes of that animal. An important use of Chinese Zodiac is to determine if two people are compatible, in a romantic relationship or any kind of relationship. In ancient times people were faithful to Chinese Zodiac compatibility and often referred to it before a romantic relationship began. 

Getting Good Luck in a Zodiac Year

Wear Red - Red is one of the luckiest colors in Chinese culture, standing for prosperity, loyalty, success, and happiness. Red can drive away bad luck and evil spirits. However, you cannot buy your red item yourself. It should be bought by a spouse, family member, or friend.

Wear Jade - Besides wearing red, you can also wear jade accessories during your zodiac year to ward off bad luck, like pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets.

Element Colors of the Year - In order to balance the surplus of the Earth element, which is the main Chinese element of the Year of the Dog 2018, lucky colors to wear for 2018 are colors that symbolize the element wood (any green tones) and the element water (any blue tones and black).You may want to keep that in mind for a collar for your dog, and I just happen to be getting some in stock soon.

Create Good Fengshui - Through the knowledge of fengshui, it is believed people can know how to make themselves more compatible with nature, their surroundings and their own destiny, so they can have good fortune in finances, health, and life. Fengshui is an ancient Chinese philosophy studying the auspiciousness of environments, based on Yin-Yang Theory and Five Elements Theory. The core idea of fengshui is the harmony between humans and nature (or the universe). According to Yin-Yang Theory, everything in the universe is composed of two opposing, but deeply interconnected forces: yin (feminine, dark, and negative) and yang (masculine, light, and positive). These two forces deeply support and nourish each other, and cannot exist without the other. Fengshui aims to create a balance between yin and yang in an environment.

Tai Sui is actually a position in the celestial heavens which is in charge of the world's affairs for a particular year. It pays to heed the location of the Tai Sui of the year so as not to inadvertently offend it. An offended Tai Sui will bring misfortunes, from mild to the severe kind - from your plans meeting failure to loss of career and wealth, from getting illnesses and accidents to fatality. Tai Sui's direction changes every year; by finding out this direction, you can avoid confronting him directly. In 2018 Tai Sui is in the northwest. So in 2018 adjust your furniture (beds, seats, desks) to face southeast to get good luck. When doing something important, such as a business negotiation, face southeast, and you will stand a good chance of succeeding.

People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. The dog horoscope 2018 "foretells that this year will be better than last year, that’s almost certain. This year you will be more focused than ever! You will know what you want and what you need to do to get what you want. You will be ambitious and focused in this year of the brown earth dog. You may be busy, but it will make you successful."

See your 2018 Zodiac Horoscope