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Dog (zodiac)

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The Dog () is eleventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character , also refers to the actual animal while , also refers to the zodiac animal.

Years and the Five Elements

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Dog", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
14 February 1934 3 February 1935 Wood Dog
2 February 1946 21 January 1947 Fire Dog
18 February 1958 7 February 1959 Earth Dog
6 February 1970 26 January 1971 Metal Dog
25 January 1982 12 February 1983 Water Dog
10 February 1994 30 January 1995 Wood Dog
29 January 2006 17 February 2007 Fire Dog
16 February 2018 4 February 2019 Earth Dog
2 February 2030 22 January 2031 Metal Dog
22 January 2042 9 February 2043 Water Dog

Chinese Zodiac Dog Compatibility Grid

Sign Best Match Average Match No Match
Dog Dog, Tiger, Horse Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Monkey, Rat Dragon

Basic astrology elements

Earthly Branches of Birth Year: 戌 Xu
The Five Elements: Earth
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: Ninth
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium, orchid
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: blue, white, gold
Season: Autumn
Closest Western Zodiac: Libra

2018

In the sexagenary cycle, 2018 (16 February 2018–4 February 2019, and every 60-year multiple before and after), is the Celestial stem/Earthly Branch year indicated by the characters 戊戌. It is the current year, until 5 February 2019.

See also

References

  1. ^ "When is Chinese New Year?". pinyin.info. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

Further reading

  • Neil Somerville (2005). Your Chinese Horoscope 2006: What the Year of the Dog Holds for You. p. 367. ISBN 9780007197736.