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Suzanne White's Chinese Astrology Horoscopes for the Year of the Dog

by Suzanne White - on Sunday, February 04, 2018
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2018 is the year of the Yang Earth Dog. All energies are influenced by the earth element. Earth Dog people are more grounded that their Fire, Water, Wood and Metal counterparts. 2018 will be action-packed with major changes all over the world - especially with national security. Big upheavals in the Middle East and Asia.

2018 will be a year of social evolution which will change how we live our lives; we will see new foods enter our diet. We will revise our attitude to smoking, drinking and eating junk food. There will likely be new laws written to warn the people of the true dangers associated with eating and drinking unhealthy foods. This will be a year of significant alterations in the way we see the world. many good things happening but also some less than wonderful.

You will reap whatever you sow now, not only in your personal life but also in business. We must still remember that the 11th Chinese astrology sign of the Dog is a symbol of intelligence. protection amd companionship. 2018 can be a fragile year and we could see many uprisings throughout the world including counties in the Middle East and North Korea. The people may well begin to demand more fairness and a better standard of living. People are fed up with injustice and conflict and are not afraid to speak out and make demands.

Many astrologers claim Dog years can bring conflict and war. But the people do not want conflict. They will be marching for peace and prosperity. Earth Dog years tend to engender less conflict that those in other elements.

Is the Dog is man’s best friend? Not always. 2018 overall can be a turbulent, troubled year. But it can also be a time when the poorer areas of the world join forces and find new ways to dig themselves out of poverty. If we are lucky, by year’s end, we will see more even balance between the rich and poor.

Dog years always bring many changes, positive and negative. Economically speaking, they are also normally growth years except for this kind of earth year which might possibly bring about the collapse of major institutions and large adjustments in stock markets. Invest cautiously this year. Don’t take zany risks.

This year bodes a rather bumpy road ahead. The changes and upheaval will come fast and may be shocking – even frightening to some. Unlike many years, when it is the year of the sign of the person, the person does better than usual. That will not be the case for Dogs in this Earth Dog year. This unusual phenomenon might help the Americans to finally impeach their Gemini/Dog president and move forward toward a more peaceable and productive future. An end to the chaos at last!


RAT 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

RAT 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

Money worries Fly out the window for Rats this year. You can breathe more easily now and even splurge on one or two lavish parties or luxury holidays. Do however use your time wisely for a new endeavor. It may not be a business venture or have to do with increasing your own income. Rather, I see you getting involved in a charitable pursuit of some sort which may set you back a few thousand of your local currency’s biggest bills. Take it slow. Don’t jump at the first opportunity to help starving populations or assist the under-educated girl children in a particular region you fancy visiting. Make certain that the charity in which you invest your good heart and fortune will use your money wisely and that the people who need it most will benefit. Research well before you give. Sparks may fly in your love life in 2018. You tend to be inflexible on matters which are key to your mate’s emotional survival. Take all that he or she tells you more seriously than you have been. Be willing to discuss alternatives to the lifestyle you have previously been able to impose. Perhaps it’s your lover’s turn to call the shots for a while.


OX 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

OX 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

 The Dog is no threat to you Oxen. A Dog can yap and growl and snarl at a stolid Ox for as long and as loudly as he wants. And you just sort of stand there silent and Ox like waiting for his tantrum to be spent. However, wisdom has it that in Dog years, the Ox should keep out of the public eye. Why? Because the criticisms and outcries against injustice and demands for fair play in government for which the Dog is so famous don’t appeal to you. And if you joined in, you might be noticed. You are not the type to carry a placard in the street or bandy slogans in front of government buildings to get what you want. You are a slow burning ember person who waits and watches and acts only when he or she is certain of a positive result. You might be clumsy. But you are not stupid enough to be up front about how you would change things. You would rather die than go to jail for a night because you participated in some riot over health care. Instead, you push that rock up that hill ever so slowly, marking all the paths with your name and then you overthrow the entire government by rolling that huge boulder lickety split from the top of the mountain onto the offenders’ heads. That’s what I mean by keeping a low profile.


TIGER 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

TIGER 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

Phew! There is relatively little that can go plumb wrong to a Tiger in Dog years. You and Dogs get on well together because you have similar beliefs and take a world view of even the minorest events. Differences of opinion arise when you sense the Dog’s innate paranoia rise to the surface out of nowhere. Dogs possess a unique understanding of Murphy’s Law; they know instinctively that something that will go wrong does go wrong and they are more than willing to announce it ahead of time. Hence, in Dog years an ambiance of free floating anxiety hovers about which drives Tigers round the proverbial bend. My advice to Tigers in this otherwise somewhat thorny year is to enjoy the goodwill that the Dog offers you as his protective companion. Bask a bit. Let up on the accelerator at work. Spend some enriching down time just hanging out with friends or family – or both. In Dog years you can also enjoy engaging in cultural jaunts. Take tours of exotic lands where you have always promised yourself that one day you would go. Go see the Pyramids or visit Niagara Falls. Do something wonderful for yourself, but leave the Dog and his paranoia at home.


CAT/RABBIT 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

CAT/RABBIT 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

Traditionally, in the west, Dogs and Cat/Rabbits are seen to be enemies. In Chinese astrology however, this is not the case. You Cat/Rabbit people love the dutiful, disquiet Doggie and he, in turn, admires your calm, quiet and mostly gentle nature. The only aspect of the Dog year which might adversely affect you Cat/Rabbits is the aura of liberalism and near revolution which clouds the political scene in almost every country on the planet. Dog years are messy with dissent. Cats hate dissension and flee dispute. Hence, the highly-charged atmosphere afoot in this Dog year may leave you with a bad case of the jitters. You fear upheaval and revolution because you generally comply with the system and enjoy the benefits of its privileges. Should the government be overthrown, you might well lose some of these advantages. The very thought of having to hand wash your table linens from Porthault or award the household staff a raise gives you goose flesh. You will enjoy this Dog year only if you can abstract the fear of loss and accept that social change is


DRAGON 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

DRAGON 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

You shine and can breathe freely in Dog years! There is a harmonious energy between you and Dog people. You admire their grit and determination and, although they would never dare imitate such extravagant behavior, they like your style. They are also fond of the fact that you speak up and express your opinions about matters they find urgently important such as politics and humanitarian endeavors. This year, you will be called upon to assist the Dog with his causes and crusades. These efforts may of course involve extensive travel to not-always-savory environments. But no matter. What’s a little indigestion when you are serving humanity? You will be well-served by your philanthropies. Your family is still riled about that delicate matter too long left untreated. Let them dig out on their own, but lend moral support to those you feel are doing the best job managing. You have been quite sentimental enough and given your all. Now. it’s their turn to take care of their problems. Your turn to applaud when they succeed and share their disappointment when they fail. Do not give away money. Right now, you need all the cash you can muster to carry on your good works.


SNAKE 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

SNAKE 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

The Dog protects his charming Snake companion and, like all dogs, loves you unconditionally. Both Snake and Dog people have humanitarian goals. The Dog is feistier and noisier about wanting justice for all. But you do see eye-to-eye when it comes to believing that something can and ought to be done about the innumerable examples of Man’s inhumanity to Man afoot in the world today. You may not make a terrific team however as you and the Dog both prefer to be boss. But each in his or her own way is constantly on watch for signs of bias and unfairness. The Dog is slightly more paranoid about evil being perpetrated on his own person. You are cool-headed and sure of your own ability to right wrongs. But no matter. You will be appreciated for who you are and of course admired and adulated for your natural beauty. In this clement climate, you should dare to undertake new projects, create your own business or build yourself a dream house. Whatever you create will be solid and well-received. Dogs emanate anxiety vibes. As the year goes by, this fretfulness will most likely get to you as it is contagious and can undermine your peace of mind. Take time out. Do yoga, tai chi or meditate to quell the disquiet.


HORSE 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

HORSE 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

Horses and Dogs belong together. You gad gaily about the countryside along with scads of children and cats and chickens and ducks. You two have a natural affinity and although of different breeds and species, you could easily be thought siblings. This year then will be a gracious year for Horses. You will however be called upon to demonstrate a side of yourself that we do not frequently see. The Dog requires that we involve ourselves in world issues. Dogs want justice and will do almost anything to see that justice is done. They care about the future of the human race. As being engaged in political goings-on has never appealed to the Horse’s free wheeling, outspoken character, you Horse people will be hard put to show that you care who gets to be president or for that matter – leader of the whole entire Planet. Why? Because you don’t give a fig. You know in your heart that all politics is corrupt and you want no part of corrupt anywhere in your straight arrow existence. My advice for you this year is to attempt to try to care. Just do it for your pal, the Dog’s, sake. Be more generous of heart, more giving and loving to others. Remember. You get out what you put in. That’s the rule in the benevolent Dog year.


GOAT/SHEEP 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

GOAT 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

The Dog herds Goats. Goats however do not adore being herded or made to participate in any activity that is not of their own choosing. Yet, in Dog years, we are all more or less obliged to join the fight for justice for all, to pull hard for the good of the order and raise our voices in protest against all that is cruel and inhuman in this big bad world of ours. Luckily, for you, Dogs have a soft spot in their heart for Goat people. Why? Because Dogs are partial to all forms of companionship. Goat people make excellent companions. When they are not working 30 hour days without eating or cat napping, Goats are very present. You can always count on a Goat friend to call and chat, spend an evening watching TV with you or accompany you to a movie or a bistro. So this is a good year for your social life. You will be asked to go on dates and attend community functions. You may even be invited to take an active role in the local political scene. What may appeal to you least about this Dog year is the Dog’s tendency to criticize your methods and sometimes even say hurtful things to you. At times, you will feel scrutinized. Try not to take these inspections too seriously. The Dog cares a lot for you and worries that you can’t take care of yourself. Be patient. You are loved.


MONKEY 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

MONKEY 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

Dogs are mistrustful and derisive. You Monkeys are wise to corruption and savvy about the scuzzy underbelly of the world. But you would prefer to ignore all that and just live for today and have something lovely to eat. The Dog year is not disastrous for Monkey people. But it is not a walk in the park either. First, money problems. In Dog years, money is scarce. Dogs do not believe in waste and prefer not to live in lavish luxury or have to witness expressions of glut. Dogs are crusaders for justice and are eager to see things done right. They are also outrageously direct and critical, spouting disobliging remarks apace without realizing just how cutting and cruel they sound. You Monkeys want no part of this cynicism and do not care to join any movements to improve the lifestyles of homeless urchins in Brazil. It just isn’t your thing. So in Dog years you will want to cut back on spending (you needed to anyway) and keep abreast of current events. You will no doubt be called upon several times to participate in rallies for the future of married Gay priests or to parade for the right to life of all the litters of all the dogs in the thousands of animal shelters across your country. Don’t be surprised. Be amusing. Don’t get depressed. Work hard and change your phone number often to fend off the do-gooders who will clog your driveway if you let them


ROOSTER 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

ROOSTER 2018 – The EARTH Dog Year

Rooster survival depends on enduring a series of hair-raising roller coaster rides. You coast up and down every breathtaking hill and vale, kicking and screaming. But you always come out smiling, once again making money and living the good life. In Dog years, there is a lot of resistance to people who make money. The Dog represents justice for all. He wants his subjects to involve themselves in causes, take up cudgels and parade through the streets demanding reforms in all social programs. The Dog makes life more pleasant for those people who join him in demonstrations and agree with his schemes to improve the lot of one and all. You, of course, might join a protest march against war or against tax hikes. But I don’t see too many Roosters at rallies about building shelters for the homeless or providing equal health care for everyone. You are too much of an individualist to go joining forces with a bunch of bleeding heart liberals. You just want to have a quiet life where the dates on your calendar stay the same from year to year and don’t have to mean poverty marches this year and immigration rallies the next. This year, I suggest you stay out of the line of fire. Don’t let the Dog catch you raking in too many shekels or he may force you to finance his campaign for educating all of Africa. The Rooster roller coaster is on the way up the first hill this year. Slow but sure progress is guaranteed.


DOG 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

DOG 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

Phew! This twelve-year period has been a tough haul for you Doggies. Bravo for getting through it all with tails a-wagging. As promised, you now have a great deal more capital than you did in the past few years. In this Dog year, nothing stands in the way of success in your every endeavor. No use giving up the business you so wisely started a couple of years ago. But do slow down. No use sacrificing your health to the pursuit of wealth. You are not all that materialistic by nature. You might be able to live comfortably in a one room apartment with a single cup for your instant coffee or tea (no saucer) and a handful of takeout phone numbers. You are not exactly a Spartan. But damn close. So if you are worn out from excelling at making money, take time off to drink some of your vintage wine out of your single mug and read a few good books. Please don’t forget that, according to Chinese astrology, in your year you must sit down and plan the next twelve years of your existence. Where do you want to be in 2030? What will you be doing and with whom? Write down each year and put your priorities in order. If you want to have kids and don’t, then start thinking about it now. Do you long to build a spanking new house, take a trip around the world, climb a challenging mountain or marry the beauty queen/king of your dreams? Make a point of filling in all the blanks so as to better manage your destiny.


PIG 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

PIG 2018 – The EARTH DOG Year

2018, The EARTH Dog Year : You and the Dog are natural buddies. Although your goals are vastly disparate, you do enjoy a pleasant comradeship. You, for example, invite your Dog friends to your lively dinner parties because you know they make fabulous conversation. They’re always gabbling on about their various causes, shaking their paws at corruption and, in general, baying at the Moon about some “important” issue or other. As you are fond of lovely meals where everyone sits for long hours late into the evening conversing about the problems of the world, hashing over current events and exchanging vivid arguments about everything from salmon fishing quotas to illicit wars and scandals in high places in governments around the world – the Dog serves your purpose. Best thing about your fondness for each other is that your Doggie friends don’t mind being invited along to add such animation. In fact, your hospitality rounds out their otherwise quasi Spartan existence. So in this Dog year, you Pigs will hear more than your share of invective about the rampant shady deals going on in high places. And you will be asked to participate in all manner of crusades for the rights of the homeless, the mindless and the jobless. Give the Dog a hefty contribution. Then go home and cook a big meal for your friends to come share in your conviviality. Love? Keeps on going like a Duracell battery this year. Be more open and generous with your affection.

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Best-selling Author/Astrologer Suzanne White is American, but she has lived all her adult life in France. In 1971, she began writing articles for women's magazines and by 1975 had written her first book about Chinese Astrology. Suzanne has published six best-selling books on both western and Chinese Astrology. She has been dubbed the "High Priestess" of both Chinese & Western Astrologies by her readers and critics from around the world. All of Suzanne White's books remain in print and all are available as e-books. Since 1995, White has been a continued presence on the Internet, at first working for both AOL and Disney sites. In 2001, she started her own web site . This most original and amusing web site has been an enormous success and given Suzanne White's name even more global recognition than she previously enjoyed..