Year of the Dog - What Does it Mean?

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Friday, February 16th, 2018 marked the Chinese New Year. This it the largest celebration of the whole year in China, where people crowd the street wishing one another good luck, health and prosperity for the year ahead. 

This year marks the Year of the Dog on the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The Chinese Zodiac calendar moves in a 12-year cycle, meaning those born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018 are all considered Dogs. According to Asian astrology, the year you are born and the animal that year represents, says a lot about your personality.

Those born in the year of the dog are known for their loyalty, sincerity and honesty. They tend to do anything for the person they think is most important and are always willing to help others before taking care of their own interests. With their needs met, a quiet life and a good family, the Dogs can easily forget about the any bad or evil in the world.

Dogs are attentive and great listeners. They give great advice and are compassionate by nature. The dogs are the people you turn to when you need a good shoulder to cry on. They tend to be happy people who enjoy good health and a good disposition. Most dogs are not motivated by power or money, therefore they often feel less stress and tension around their professional lives.

It is believed that the year of the respective animal doesn't necessarily bring good luck to that animal during that year. In fact, it is thought to be more of an unlucky year. However, due to the good nature of the dogs, they tend to fare much better than other animals.

Check out the Chinese Zodiac Chart below to find your zodiac animal: