The Dog is the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle Chinese zodiac system. It belongs to the “earth” element among the Chinese five elements. The Dog is the most faithful friend and the best partner of mankind. Therefore, people born in the Year of the Dog are immensely loyal, very invested with work, and will not quit easily.
The Dog hour refers to the time from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. In ancient times, people go for night patrols before calling it a day, and they will bring along their best friend – the dog. Night patrol moments are related to the dog.
Years of the Dog
|Feb.2, 1946 ~ Jan.21, 1947||Feb.18, 1958 ~ Feb.7, 1959|
|Feb.6, 1970 ~ Jan.26, 1971||Jan.25, 1982 ~ Feb.12, 1983|
|Feb.10, 1994 ~ Jan.30, 1995||Jan.29, 2006 ~ Feb.17, 2007|
|Feb.16, 2018 ~ Feb.4, 2019||Feb. 3, 2030 ~ Jan.22, 2031|
Lucky Numbers : 3, 4, 9
Lucky Flowers : rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
Lucky Colors : Green, Red, Purple
Personality of the Dog
The Dog has a reputation of being loyal and courageous, has strong determination, especially having a good sense of justice and faithfulness, he would rather ensure the sufferings than to trouble others. The Dog is agile, gives it all in work, seldom emphasizes objective reasons, and does not blame others; the Dog is honest, upright and kind-hearted, faithful, and reliable, as such he is popular and respectable.
The Dog’s shortcomings are obvious, most importantly is that he does have opinions on matters, strongly blinded, not flexible. The Dog has many friends because of his ego, he lacks sticking to principles, emotionally unstable, and if he is not well educated, it is easy to make mistakes based on his own independent actions.
The Dog and the Life Path Number
In Numerology, the birth date has significant influences on people’s life. In fact, a life path number can be derived from the sum total of the digits that make up your birth date. Your life path number together with your Chinese Zodiac sign can explore the real you. Here are the traits of the Ox in reacting to different Life Path Numbers.
|Shy, like to help others silently|
|Unstable marriage, prone to involvement of third party|
|Friendly towards strangers, demanding on the family|
|Egoistic, prone to money loss|
|Born with a sense of justice, unaccepting of unfairness|
|Free spirited, dislike control|
|Weak self-control, prone to temptation|
|Possess good sense of obligation and dedication to friends|
|Smart and possess good investing skills|
The Compatibility of the Dog with other Chinese Zodiac Animals
|Tiger : The unfounded dog gets the support from the resilient Tiger, and in return, the Tiger listens to good advice from the Dog.|
|Rabbit : The meticulous Rabbit will provide tacit support to the Dog, and this makes the Dog fall in love with the good natured Rabbit.|
|Pig : Both parties respect and understand each other’s needs|
|Ox, Dragon, Goat, Rooster|
|Rat, Monkey, Pig|
The Dog Combines with the Western Zodiac Signs
In the laws of the universe, many areas will use the number “12” to divide some static systems. In the West, there are twelve constellations and in the East, there are twelve zodiac signs. Their difference lies in one goes with using a month as the unit of measurement, and the other uses a year for the unit of measurement. When the zodiac is combined with the constellations, it creates a unique character. The following is a character combination of the Dog with the 12 zodiacal constellations.
|Jan 20 - Feb 18||Very intelligent, an intellectual|
|Feb 19 - Mar 20||Has faithful friends, thinks for others|
|Mar 21 - Apr 19||A warrior, often studies things that cannot be understood|
|Apr 20 - May 20||Is a faithful friend, smart and capable|
|May 21 - Jun 20||Kind, but bad-tempered|
|Jun 21 - Jul 22||Sensitive, loyal and mighty, self-sacrificial|
|Jul 23 - Aug 22||Speaks too much, and has no couth|
|Aug 23 - Sep 22||Likes art and crafts, talented in technical skills|
|Sep 23 - Oct 22||Cowardly, needs support and guidance|
|Oct 23 - Nov 21||Very cunning, loves to pretend|
|Nov 22 - Dec 21||Very successful, unstoppable|
|Dec 22 - Jan 19||Often keeping a lookout, nervous|