Years of the Dog
The dog is man's friend who can understand the human's spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, usually the host will be very glad to adopt it, for it symbolizes the coming of fortune. Poodles, especially black poodles, bring more luck. The masters of dogs are not only humans, but immortal in legends as well. The invincible God Erlang used a wolf-dog mix to help him capture monsters.
One born in the Year of Dog has a straightforward characteristic. In their career and love, they are faithful, courageous, dexterous, smart and warm-hearted. They know how to keep secrets and inspire other people's confidence. Those people make good leaders. If they fall in love with someone, they would not change. They can be terribly stubborn with the right things.
Most women under this sign are appealing but lack stability. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Their characteristics are irritable and usually bothered by unwarranted anxiety. They sometimes try to flaunt and be brave. They are likely to be an armchair theorist deficient in practical experience.
Horoscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: xu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: east, southeast, south
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: blue, white, golden
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
Zodia Sign Compatibility - Best match: tiger, rabbit, horse; Avoid: ox, dragon, sheep, rooster
Celebrities Born in the Year of the Dog
Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, Herbert Hoover, Golda Meir, Voltaire, Marcel Proust, George Gershwin, Jane Goodall, Socrates, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince William, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Paquin, Brad Renfro, Ellen DeGeneres, Heather Graham, Jessica Biel, Kelly Clarkson, Kirsten Dunst, LeAnn Rimes, Leelee Sobieski, Queen Latifah, Ryan Cabrera, Shirley McLaine, Susan Sarandon, Thora Birch, Uma Thurman, Dakota Fanning, Moises Arias, Andre Agassi, Confucius, Sun Quan (King of Wu in China’s Three Kingdoms Period 220 - 280), Li Yuan (the first emperor of the Tang Dynasty 618 - 907), Zhou Enlai (the first Premier of PRC)
Fortune Foretelling in 2015
Generally the fortune of dog people is stable in 2015. However, their temper will be of ups and downs, which more or less affects their work efficiency. They are likely to be in trouble, but everything will be handled if remaining tolerant. Females have better fortune than males for they are easier to gain help when in need. Dog people should note that they need to get along with people around them to avoid being trapped, especially at work. Much traveling in 2015 helps to adjust their temper and they may gain unexpected luck during trips.
Career: They enjoy relatively weak fortune at work this year. They work very hard, but promotion will hardly fall upon them. Luckily, persistence counts. They are expected to win a lot in the next year with all endeavors. Although some problems happen to females, they can easily cope with them with others’ help. On the contrary, males cannot well handle these problems. Their emotions fluctuate to cause some terrible mistakes. Dog people should keep a good relationship with their colleagues and be passionate about their work. By doing so, their boss or leaders will pay attention to them sooner or later.
Wealth: They will have a stable income in 2015, but expenses will climb. The money fortune shall be good enough in July and August and weak in March, April, June and September. No lottery is suggested and it would be best to avoid lending money and loans to others. Be alert to all money matters in case of theft or cheating. Doing something kind like donating may help to avoid great money loss.
Relationships: Arguments between lovers may happen from time to time. As long as both partners are tolerant of each other and would like to communicate, their relationship won’t be much influenced. If the relationship is stable, they are very likely to get married in 2015. Unmarried females are uncertain about their feelings and have the possibility to miss their true love. While males may encounter a relationship destroyer, so they should be always alert. Singles are advised to focus on their career, because they have no luck in finding love this year. Dog people should well handle their interpersonal relationships in case of any troubles, especially in March, June, September and December.
Health: They should pay great attention to their health in March, September and December. In everyday life, light-flavor food is much better. They should have less hot and spicy food and seafood to avoid gastrointestinal problems. It is necessary to be careful in driving in case of traffic accidents. When feeling tired or being drunk, it is highly recommended to be a passenger. Healthy diet and regular exercise are needed. A timely treatment is suggested when they feel unwell.
Study: The major problem in 2015 is that they cannot fully concentrate on study. As an amendment based on Chinese astrology, parents can put the bookshelves/bookcases of their children facing east. In school, dog students easily gain teachers’ care. As long as they endeavor to study, they will get satisfactory scores. To avoid affecting the study performance, parents should not let their children participate in too many extracurricular activities.
Fortune Telling in 2014
The fortune of dog people is getting better and better in the year. For those who work in arts or creation, they will make more achievements. But many dog people may be emotionally apart from their family due to career or other reasons. When driving or doing sports, they should be very careful for fear of any unexpected injuries. A reminder for them is that they shouldn’t be arrogant, which will influence their relationship with others and their career prospects.
Career: They will feel very busy and tired in their career in 2014. Frequent business trips will arise, during which they will learn a lot. If they can make full use of the chances, they will make a difference sooner or later in this field. Work is important, but they should also have a good rest. They are expected to get a promotion at last, although they expect more than that. If he or she is a manager, it is a good year to play an influential role in leadership.
Wealth: Generally, as long as they make a wise investment, they will gain profits. Some fixed assets are recommended. Business people should actively seek the changes of markets and chances to enlarge the business, and then will have more luck in money making. Be careful in daily life to avoid unexpected injuries, which may cost some money. They will have no fortune in risky investment; accordingly, lottery and stock is also not recommended.
Relationships: Great fortune in relationships will happen to them. They will have chances to make more friends in the year. Singles are suggested to take part in more social activities to find their love; however, single males may have to spend most time in career instead of love and single females will often meet a nice guy who has already has a mate. Lovers in a relationship will enjoy a good fortune in the coming years if they get married in 2014. Spouses will generally have harmonious relationship, but they seem to spend much more time on work than their partners, which will have negative effect on their marriage.
Health: No serious health problem will happen to them, but they seem to easily get inflamed or constipation. Thus they should eat less meat and other indigestible food. They should also be very careful during driving. Also drunken driving should be avoided. For those who feel blue, it is best to go for traveling or do regular exercise. People who are suffering certain disease have a chance to recover.