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The Chinese Year of the Dog begins on 16th February 2018. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac is divided into elements with slightly different characteristics - this new year is an Earth Dog. As a yang year it will be eventful with many changes everywhere, especially with national security and in the Middle East and Asia. Be careful, but follow your instincts. Good year for workers'.

Dog People
Dogs are intelligent, honest, reliable, helpful and loyal - valuing friendships and harmony with good ethics. They listen, but worry a lot and can be stubborn, irritable and antisocial. Although good savers, dogs aren't materialistic.

If you are a Dog
An unlucky year for dog people, but not terrible. Be careful of accidents, your money, and avoid risk at work. Look after health, and be cautious of scams and in business, adapting to change rather than following routine.

Love may be bad this year, however don't change plans. Your best partner is a Tiger or Rabbit person, and worse another Dog or Dragon. Ideal careers are those in trust serving others, like a police officer, doctor, priest or nurse.

Predictions for this Year of the Dog

Chinese New YearThis will be a turbulent period of change, but for the better. Although dog year's usually bring growth, major institutions may collapse and capital markets adjust. However, there will be new ways to help the poor and discourage unhealthy diets. Materialism will be out of fashion. Keep the status quo or move slowly forward.

This is a good year to consolidate, but change your home or job, and habits like smoking. The rich and poor will be more balanced and American could intervene in the Middle East defeating Islamic State. The US will prosper, but problems in Europe spark the end for the EU.

Dog Years
If you were born during these dates, then you are a Dog: 28/01/1922 to 15/02/1923, 14/02/1934 to 03/02/1935,  02/02/1946 to 21/01/1947, 18/02/1958 to 07/02/1959, 06/02/1970 to 26/01/1971, 25/01/1982 to 12/02/1983, 10/02/1994 to 30/01/1995, 29/01/2006 to 17/02/2007, 16/02/2018 to 04/02/2019, 03/02/2030 to 22/02/2031.

Famous Dog People
Barry Manilow, Bill Clinton, Billie Piper, Brigitte Bardot, David Bowie, Donald Trump, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, George W. Bush, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Bush, Lenin, Lewis Carroll, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mother Teresa, Naomi Campbell, Prince William, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Winston Churchill.

Dog Likes
Colours: green, red, purple. Birthstone: diamond. Western zodiac equivalent: Libra & Scorpio. Lucky numbers: 3, 4 & 9. 

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