Chinese New Year 2018 –Year of the Brown Earth Dog (Friday, February 16-March 2, 2018)

 

Chinese New Year 2018Happy New Year!

The Year of the Earth Dog (11th sign of the Chinese zodiac) could be a turning point in history. Born in the Year of the Fire Dog, Donald Trump fits the profile of a fiery, aggressive leader, one who finds it difficult for him to control his emotions, and his desire to dominate others will be very intense, indeed. As Trump has already indicated, he will use every means at his disposal to retain his position and get what he wants. This, almost certainly, will result in conflict and chaos of some type. Those born in any of the variety of Years of the Dog are quick to anger, critical of others, stubborn by nature, and hypersensitive to criticism.

Think about dogs for a moment. In general, while the dog is generally “man’s best friend”, this animal has a dark side. When dogs are badly treated by strangers, they will bite. Regardless of how friendly and loyal they are, canines may attack  due to their master’s command or simply due to a matter of self-preservation or anger.If you benefit from his or her friendship and love, a Dog will never disappoint you. Seeking safety above all, the Dog is the most conservative and traditionalist of all the signs of the Chinese zodiac.

Year of the Dog 2018

2018 is the Year of the Male (Brown) Earth Dog.  Male Earth is connected to soil and mountains. Earth suggests stability, meditation and religion. So there will be a growing interest in spiritual or religious studies, even among those who have had little desire to pursue these subjects in the past.

The mountains of 2018 appearing before us mean something is blocking our view and our path. We need to climb over them to see the other side of the world. Therefore, 2018 will be a challenging year. We need to find a better way to conquer obstacles. If we cannot, then we will remain behind others in the world and be defeated by impediments to moving forward.

Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018
DALIAN, CHINA – DECEMBER 29: A dog lantern is illuminated at Xing-hai Square

Revolution is not out of the question, and this will be true in many countries. There is a reason that Dog years are the years in which many revolutions arise or continue. It is hoped that the dark side of the Year of the Dog does not win the day.