Sign of the Dog
The Chinese calendar is divided not by numerical years, as is in the Western concept of time, but in a 12-year cycle of animal signs, which continually repeat themselves. According to Chinese legend, these twelve signs are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram (Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar (Pig).
In Chinese folklore, traits and characteristics similar to the Zodiac horoscope have developed around each of these annual animal signs -- some of which are more desirable than others. Here is a look at the qualities of each of them.
Next Year of the Dog: Feb 19, 2018
Sign of the Dog
It's no surprise that people born under the Year of the Dog are loyal, trustworthy and attentive -- just the stereotypical portrayal of "man's best friend". Dogs are great friends, always there to lend a sympathetic ear or a comforting shoulder. They are motivated by friendship, kindness and compassion; neither money nor power can dissuade a Dog from lavishing attention and affection on a friend. Their attention to everyone around them often leads Dogs to ignore their own needs -- both physical and emotional. Plus for some partners, the singular attention paid by a Dog can be overwhelming.
Character Traits : Dog
Positive: Honest, loyal, likeable, social, idealistic, affectionate, easy-going
Negative: Cynical, lazy, pessimistic, stubborn
Years of the Dog:
1934, 1946, 1958,1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042
The Chinese Zodiac : 12 Animal Signs
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