2018 CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE YELLOW EARTH DOG

2018 CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE YELLOW EARTH DOG

    1.What a year we have

First of all: this Chinese New Year begins on the 16th of February 2018 and ends on the 4th of February 2019.

The cycle of the Chinese calendar continues for 60 years. Each of the twelve characters appears in one of the five elements.

It is interesting, because the base is  the Chinese Five Elements; Earth, Metal, Wood, Water and Fire. Most noteworthy is related to  the element of Earth.   Because Earth is often associated with the colour yellow. Always keep in mind that this will be the lucky colour throughout 2018. This is why this year is therefore called the yellow earth dog year!

The  earth favors the dog. The earth shows what to focus on in life. The dog is the guardian of the family. It encourages investing in the home and everyday comfort.

   2.What does the New Chinese Year brings to us?

Dogs are courageous, cheerful, clever and loyal. Females who were  born in the year of the dog may have the tendency to be more high maintenance and not to  always listen to everyone’s opinions. Especially Dogs pair well with Rabbits, Tigers and Horses, but should avoid  Dragons and Oxes.

It is  most noteworthy that the Dog zodiac represents the metal element in the yang half.  Much as  well known ying yang

The Dog  is very family-oriented, who cares, loves and treats everyone who surrounds him or her with respect. This year will be peaceful for them, and will help them avoid any conflicts or arguments. The element of Earth will become very important to all 12 signs. This is because this year brings more strength and stability. If you don’t know what you want to do during the year of the Dog, please  think!  Maybe you should  starting from the beginning? Having the career you always wanted?  Commiting to a serious relationship maybe? Simply calling your family everyday to see how they are!  You can even build an actual house!  These can all be achieved with faith and ambition. New opportunities will appear in business and profesional matters. Be smart and use it!

  3.The famous Dogs

Famous Dogs include Madonna, Socrates, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Brigitte Bardot, Benjamin Franklin, Cher, Freddie Mercury, Shirley McLain, Voltaire and Jamie Lee Curtis.

This year’s dog is also named “going up the mountain”. It means that whatever we can start this year, it will help us achieve great success! Slow down a little! Remember to rest your body and mind and try to keep them in harmony. Think about your dreams  and enjoy life!

Especially important is be  close with your family and your friends!

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

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Hello everybody, I am Anna. My fascination and passion for Chinese culture and calligraphy has taken me to China, where I spent 20 years of my life honing my calligraphy skills. I am a strong believer of the fact that knowledge is only enhanced when shared; and thus I am all set to pass on whatever I have learnt to people who want to make their journey through the beautiful Oriental culture.

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