A person born in the year of The Dog is loyal, fair, noble, intuitive and with a skillful per instinct. The dog has a caring and protective nature that always offers a listening ear. The dog’s extraordinary ability for insight and cooperation means that it can cleverly recognize and separate good from bad.
Stability combined with a weakness for suffering makes the Dog a trusted friend that no one else can match. Dogs have a strong sense of justice and are particularly good at finding logical solutions to challenges.
In the West, The Dog is man’s best friend, but in Chinese astrology the sign is a bit more unpredictable. Dogs are loyal, faithful and honest, but have a challenge in that they don’t really trust others. This is rooted in the Dog’s strong perception of what is right and what is wrong.
The dog’s mantra seems to be something along the lines of “live right, protect the small and weak and fight injustice in all its guises, whenever and wherever it appears”. This sensitive sign does best getting to know other people slowly and gradually. Without this trust as a foundation, the Dog can act judgmental and rough.
Dogs can have difficulty finding the right partner and are often so restless and over-concerned in their romantic displays that they stress out their partner. The ideal partner for the Dog knows how to take the Dog’s mile-high standards and bring them down to earth.
What the Dog himself should work on is to gain control over the many irrational worries he makes about the way the world is going. The dog is happy when it has the opportunity to construct something or other, so that the state of things gets better. Dogs also like to clean things up and make things neat and tidy.
Your best partner is the Tiger!
Avoid the Ox and the Goat!
Your Chinese animals
You have four!
You have more than one Chinese animal. In fact, you have four! Your primary Chinese animal is from your birth year, but you also have an animal for your birth month as well as an animal for your birthday and your hour of birth.
YEAR OF BIRTH
The animal for your year of birth represents your outer self. How you are generally perceived and characterized. People born 2030, 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958 etc. are born in the year of the dog.
The animal in your birth month represents your inner animal. How you perceive yourself and want to be perceived by others. If you were born in October, the 9th month (Xu), 6.10 – 5.11, you have the Dog as your inner animal.
The animal for your birthday is your true animal. You will increasingly have the characteristics of this animal as you grow older. If you want to know what day you were born, you can find it here. The dog’s day of the week is Friday.
HOUR OF BIRTH
The animal in your time of birth represents your secret personality, personality traits that you have but hide from the outside world. These can be of both negative and positive nature. If you were born in the hours 19-21, you have the Dog as your secret animal.
This means that where it is not justified, one is a mantra in “live right, protect the small and weak and fight injustice in all its direction abominations, when and how it ends up”. So if you’ve ever wanted to single-handedly fight injustice in all its abominations, it might be because your secret identity is out there.
Befriend your yearly animal!
The way to quickly benefit from Chinese Astrology is to remember that the greater degree of harmony, Yin-Yang that can be created in any situation – the greater degree of favorable fate, happiness and prosperity will come your way.
This means that you are aware of the position that will potentially bring the greatest progress, happiness, prosperity and luck to your Chinese animal. However, because this optimal position is assumed to be volatile in nature, it can be difficult to predict, let alone consciously and purposefully achieve and maintain.
Your navigation towards the optimal position is thus something that should often have your attention. The course must be continuously adjusted. The mindset of constantly striving towards the optimal state of harmony is a way of life.
To judge which action will take you in the direction of the optimal state of harmony, you get help from the Chinese animals.
You know your own Chinese animal and remember the two animals with which you are most in harmony, as well as the two animals with which you are least compatible. This applies to all people who cross your path – work-related, private, social etc. With certain types, you can easily create prosperity, friendship, respect and mutual joy. And then it’s about being aware of and promoting the presence of these people in your life.
This is how you get wisdom, joy and help from Chinese astrology. In the first instance, forget that you are associated with different animal signs, forget about complicated calculations, forget about everything you have to look up to remember!
Just find your Chinese year animal, get to know it a little, and you are already well on your way to attracting luck, wealth, love, good health, good mood and generally a long happy life.
Give it a try!