As many of you know Chinese New Year is right around the corner, we are transitioning out of the year of the rooster in the year of the dog. Unlike our western New Year, which always falls on December 31st – Jan 1st, Chinese New Year is a movable celebration, with festivities that can span up to two weeks.
Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it is based on the lunar calendar, generally falling between January 21-Febraury 20, with this years beginning on February 16, 2018.
2018 will be the Year of the Dog.
A dogs most defining characteristic is its loyalty, to friends and family. They are stubborn in their pursuit of ideas or goals and once they decide on something, no one can persuade them otherwise (for dog owners out there, this may sound familiar with food or treats!).
According to Chinese astrology, your year of birth – and the animal this represents – determines a lot about your personality traits.
Although each of the 12 animals gets an outing every dozen years, there are different varieties – and 2018 will be the first year of the earth dog since 1958.
Anyone born in an earth dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.
Curious which animal you are?
- Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
- Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
- Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
- Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
- Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
- Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
- Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
- Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
- Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
- Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
- Dog: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958
- Pig: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959
The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals.
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.
Want to know about your specific animal and its horoscope during 2018, the year of the dog?
Learn more here : https://www.karmaweather.com/dog-2018-chinese-horoscope/