As the busy Rooster year draws to a close, the Dog herds us dutifully towards his home territory on 16th February 2018. Creative, witty and confident, the next twelve months promise to be a rollercoaster of extreme emotions.
The dog sign is much more than it seems; this is the sign of edgy beauty, diva-dom and personal sovereignty; it doesn’t matter who is in charge and who follows who, the dog dances to its own beat. That is precisely why the most popular personalities (as well as many of the most polarising) belong to this sign. It’s the sign of creative genius and, loosely put, those people who are termed, with a royal pre-fix. Consider for a second who is believed to famously be the “King” or “Queen” or “Prince” etc of any environment and the chances are, it will be a Dog.
Who is the Queen of pop? Madonna. Who is the King of pop? Michael Jackson. King of Directors? Steven Spielberg. Prince of Pop? Justin Bieber. King of Rock and Roll? Elvis. The ingenious Prince, lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, even Queen Latifa. But what about the Queen of the Catwalk? Naomi Campbell. All Dog Signs!!!
So what does that mean for you in the Dog year?
Well, it might help you to perceive yourself as royal and do what you want your way. Bring your personality to everything you do and be uncompromising about it. Reveal who you are. What’s special about you! And Dog will be impressed. He just wants to see who you really are, how your colours shine. At times, the coming year may feel like a cartoon, full of fun, frolics and just a hint of outrageous drama, but that’s what you get when you’re dealing with the Iconoclast.
An old Chinese proverb says, “Dogs are born old and grow younger by the day” and they can be recognised by their eternally youthful personalities, looks and ability to connect with young people. This youthful outlook is one of the strongest influences one may feel in 2018. With the Dog’s confidence many may be inspired to finally take that balloon ride or go rock climbing or do that special thing they’ve always wanted to do but feared that the time had passed. It is the year of the underdog so major feats (especially creative ones) can be achieved. It is a favourable time for small ventures to expand, to launch new brands and a good time to take risks. It may also see changes in humanitarian policies with regards to minorities of any kind.
Being a sign full of contradictions, the Dog influenced year can be complicated and meeker signs may find themselves tapping into a plethora of emotions they may find uncomfortable, yet, empowering. Dogs also have a darker side but they aren’t particularly afraid of it, in fact, they kind of love it. Hence, why, many explore the darker aspects of their characters. The key is moderation and not to impose any extreme puritanical ways upon oneself so that repressed feelings don’t express themselves in strange ways.
Of the twelve signs, the dog is the guardian, so for those the dog favours, (ie the Rabbit, Horse, Tiger and Boar signs) they can expect to have an extended party of a year because the dog protects you from difficulties.
The Dog year has more than its fair share of serious issues, politically there may be revolts, rebellion and public humiliations as the Dog diligently hunts for the truth in order to serve justice. Many get their comeuppance as the Dog can be ruthlessly objective when called in to play judge. Despite the Dog’s ability to be impartial and objective when they observe other people’s circumstances, many still take things very personally. So expect people to be a tad touchier than usual too and it might be wise to have a mechanism in place to handle it when people to trigger you. This is a year to be bold and courageous, challenging yourself to challenge yourself.
To find out what the dog year has in store for you, look up your animal sign in the year charts and read what the Chinese fates have to say.