Year Of The Earth Dog: What Does 2018 Hold For You?

Year Of The Earth Dog: What Does 2018 Hold For You?

The turning of the lunar calendar does not only mark a new year for the Chinese, it also signals the start of potential fortunes for our zodiac years and animal signs. Filipinos, in particular, are curious about knowing how we will fare, when the Chinese New Year comes rolling in. This year is the year of the Earth Dog, and here is a general overview of what you can look forward to, as well as predictions for your particular zodiac year. 

Year 2018 is considered to be a good year overall by many Chinese astrology experts. As this is the year of the Yang or the Earth Dog, the year is forecasted to be grounded and stable for most. Those born in the year of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit can expect a good year ahead, as these animals are considered to have the best affinity with the Dog.

Despite being a generally happy year, it can also be exhausting for many of us. The year may be filled happiness, but we will still have our share of frustrations. Although, the ride may be smooth, we will encounter potholes along the way. And those born in the year of the Dragon will particularly feel the tension, as will people born in the year of the Sheep or Goat and Rooster.

For a detailed reading of what the year will bring for your specific Chinese zodiac year, check below.

Dog

Birth years:
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Year 2018 may be the year of the Dog, but that does not mean that those born under this zodiac year will have it easy. There are many areas that will thrive, such as finances, work, and health. But at the same time, some sectors will warrant a lot of introspection and self-awareness. Love will especially require that from you, as you may find this year to be the year when you fall in love fast, but you will also outgrow it just as quick.

Rat

Birth years:
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
For people born in the year of the Rat, 2018 will be like an investment, in many ways. There are signals that the year will provide the foundation for the future, and it is imperative for Rats to make sure that they make the most of the year for that wonderful tomorrow. The good thing is that Rats can sense issues before they arise, so if you feel like there is an area in your life that needs more focus on, get working on it now. Romance will also be full of surprises.

Ox

Birth years:
1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
People born in the year of the Ox can look forward to a new year of good things, due to the good relationship between the Dog and the Ox. Oxen are also hardworking and dedicated, which are traits that will serve anyone, any year. Women, in particular, will be more successful. One key thing to remember is that, when you start to feel like you’re losing track of things, you should persist in your efforts, stick to your plan, and carry it through to fruition.

Tiger

Birth years:
1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Tigers will be among the most fortuitous this year, with a lot of potential for success. If you have been working hard to achieve your goal in the past year, chances are you will get the results you have been hoping for, this year. Romance will also be on the cards, regardless of whether you are single or involved. Work connections will be plentiful, and you may even find yourself corresponding with some high-level people. But that is not to say that everything is going to be fine and dandy. Lady Tigers must be especially careful with their finances, and all Tigers are encouraged to think more about living healthier lifestyles.

Rabbit

Birth years:
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Unlike 2017, the year of the Earth Dog will be gentler for Rabbits, in terms of pace. However, 2018 will not come without challenges, especially in the areas of love. Finances should also be carefully monitored, as mindless spending can lead to disastrous consequences. What’s good, though, is that like rabbits, people born in the year of the Rabbit can cleverly maneuver around obstacles. The deciding factor is what you intend to do with the experiences you will have.

Dragon

Birth years:
1928, 1940,1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The year of the Earth Dog will be quite a challenge for Dragons. Some experts say that it will, in fact, be humbling. For the most part, work will have a higher chance of success if it is done behind the scenes, and if it does not invite confrontations. It will also be good to know when to stop, as pushing through with no clear plans may spell negative results. But in matters of love, Dragons will have a flourishing year. Those who are already in a relationship will especially have a good crack at living a true romantic story.

Snake

Birth years:
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
For Snakes, 2018 may also come with difficulties. Being adaptable, which is something that people born under this zodiac sign have trouble with, is necessary for ironing out potential challenges. Health may also be a primary concern, so you need to be extra careful with how you are managing your well-being. Female Snakes will find a little luck at work, thankfully, especially if they do their due diligence.

Horse

Birth years:
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Year 2018 may turn out to be a good year for Horses. The Dog and the Horse have a natural affinity, as they are compatible signs. People born in the year of the Horse will encounter a lot of opportunities for both professional and personal successes. Investments are advised, as the year will be auspicious for matters of finances. However, careful management is still necessary, particularly in budgeting. Love may also be a bit of a downer, so if you want to keep your current relationship, work at it. Horses also need to take care of their health.

Goat

Birth years:
1919, 1931, 1943,1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The Earth Dog may be an aggravating year for the Goats. You will feel like you are being judged, at work and at home, and this may be irritating. Staying calm is recommended. Health may also suffer, especially because Goats tend to take care of others while not extending the same kindness to themselves. To stay well, pay close attention to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. On a positive note, finances will be auspicious for this year, as long as you do your part in looking out for good opportunities and making the most out of them.

Monkey

Birth years:
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Like Horses, Monkeys in 2018 may feel like things are a little too slow for their preference. The New Year will therefore be a good test for letting things unfold naturally, instead of proactively instigating them. Money will be good, but you need to be careful about how you spend it. Luxuries and splurges are especially discouraged. It is also recommended to go on retreats that will help you find inner peace, as well as engage in activities that will boost your physical strength. Love will be promising, especially for married couples that are looking to rekindle sparks.

Rooster

Birth years:
1921,1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
People born in the year of the Rooster will, like Dragons, find the year a bit humbling. You may feel like you are not going to get anywhere, at least not in the same pace as before. To manage this, it is advised that Roosters do a whole lot of adjusting; variety is particularly going to be the name of the game for the Year of the Earth Dog. Health should also be a top priority, as you may be prone to anxiety this year. If you’re looking to fall in love, 2018 may just be your lucky year.

Pig

For your information
Birth years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
For Pigs, 2018 should be a year of establishing what they would like to reap in the next zodiac year. From the get-go, people born under this Chinese zodiac year should learn to ask for help, when they need to. Opening up to friends and family will also be helpful, especially as you navigate around obstacles and difficulties. Finances will be good, as will love, but you still need to be mindful about how you deal with them so that you get exactly what you hope for.
Whichever zodiac sign you fall under, remember, you will never go wrong financially if you practice good financial habits and prudence. May the Year of the Earth Dog bring you happiness and prosperity. Kong Hei Fat Choi! And, don’t forget to pass the tikoy!

 

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