It’s that time of year again! The Chinese Lunar New Year and it’s the Year of the Earth Dog. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love dogs….but did you know that according to Chinese astrology, my Chinese zodiac sign (the Ox) just gets along ‘so-so’ with people whose Chinese zodiac sign is the dog?? Who knew….well, that’s humans for you, not REAL dogs!
You are a Dog if you were born in the following years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030. The Dog is the 11th sign of 12, having been the 11th animal to cross a legendary river to greet the Buddha (he must have been eating a cookie and missed the announcement). Interestingly enough, the Dog made it across the river before the Pig, which was the last and 12th animal to go say hello to the Buddha (the pig must have had all the leftovers).
If you’re a Dog, your lucky numbers are 3,4,9. Your lucky colors are red, green and purple. Your lucky flowers are roses and cymbidium orchids. Your lucky directions are east, south and northeast – so don’t get lost. Your lucky months are the 6th, 10th and 12th Chinese lunar months, so keep that one in mind when playing the megamillion lottery…..please don’t ask me how the Chinese came up with all this information…
The Earth Dog (this particular subcategory comes up every 5 years) was born in 1958 and 2018, so if this is YOU, this is YOUR particular year! Two famous Earth dogs are Madonna and Michael Jackson. Earth dogs are known to be communicative, serious and very hard workers.
Conversely, there are some UNLUCKY things for Dogs to look out for: blue, white, gold. The numbers 1,6,7. Don’t go anywhere pointed southeast and the months not to gamble are the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months.
Just like REAL dogs, ‘human dogs’ are loyal, honest, friendly and kind. They can be cautious but are sincere. It’s difficult for some dogs to communicate (not everyone speaks ‘woof’), so they might come off as being stubborn. Dogs love a good quiet life, family, home and above all – exercise. Because the dogs are good workers, they tend to be talented police officers, counselors, professors, priests, nurses and judges.
Well, whether you’re a Dog or not, celebrate this weekend by giving your favorite four-legged furry friend a new toy or bone in honor of the Lunar New Year….bow wow wow!