2018 Dog Year begins on Solar Eclipse

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, New Moon | 0 comments


The new Moon in Aquarius on February 15 2018 at 1:05 pm PST, also a solar eclipse, begins the year of the Earth Dog and the month of the exciting Wood Tiger.

Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. Controversial issues are given their due, revolutions are successful, politics are liberal, and political oppression is opposed. Integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success under Dog’s watchful and just influence.


In Chinese society, Dogs are the favored domestic animal because they are loyal to their owners. And like a Dog, those born in the year of the Dog possess the admirable canine qualities of loyalty and integrity.

Direct and frank, Dog does not pay much attention to superficial details and has little patience for frivolity. Yet Dog likes to be spontaneous. Honest and trustworthy, Dog makes an excellent friend who always takes your side. Dogs won’t hesitate to make sacrifices for people and ideas they believe in.


Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, this is the year of the Earth Dog.

Stable, honest, practical, reliable, kind, and loyal are Earth qualities. The element Earth enriches Dog’s character and adds needed stability. The Earth Dog is endowed with some of the finest qualities of all the astrology signs. Earth Dogs can succeed in their endeavors, and possess nobility of character. More Earth Dog information is in my book TAOIST ASTROLOGY.





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RAT – Rat and Dog are smart and sharp. You’ll find many ways to succeed. But Dog requires honesty so no cutting corners. Use this element Earth year to improve health and take care. You start a powerful life cycle in Metal Rat 2020. Looking for love in Dog year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible. Horse is least compatible.

OX – Ox and Dog are both hard workers who possess integrity of character. Just don’t get stuck, especially in summer. Year end becomes fortunate because you and Dog share similar values and are on the same wavelength. Looking for love in Dog year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, Phoenix (Rooster), or Snake. Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.

TIGER – You are ready for a new, fortunate life cycle in Dog year! Dog and Tiger are strong allies, along with Horse, so luck is with you. An excellent year, perhaps one of the best in your life, with many opportunities. Looking for love in Dog year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.

RABBIT – Dog is your champion and protector. You can feel secure, and then allow your creativity to flow this year. Now begins a fortunate two year cycle for Rabbit, 2018 Earth Dog and 2019 Earth Pig. Looking for love in Dog year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, Sheep, or Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix (Rooster) is least compatible.

DRAGON – Dog is your opposite, and is a realistic, no-nonsense hard worker. You have different values, so avoid confrontations that can lead to a big unexpected dogfight. Fire Dragon month April 15 – May 14 is best to take action. Looking for love in Dog year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.

SNAKE – Social Dog likes the pack, and can be an extrovert for a cause. Snake prefers to be introverted and selective. But try to be more social. Ten months are lucky, no big problems are foreseen, and Snake can have a very good year. Looking for love in Dog year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.

HORSE – An amazingly fortunate year for you! All twelve months of Dog year are fortunate. Dog is your ally, and you’ll feel the support from others. This is your year for travel, exploration, luck in relationships, and some great times. Looking for love in Dog year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. Rat is least compatible.

SHEEP – This Earth Dog year can be a positive and healing year for Sheep, who appreciate the calming influence of the element Earth after two Fire years. So take care, especially in winter. Lay the foundation for your lucky year Pig 2019. Looking for love in Dog year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.

MONKEY – A good year for Monkeys, even though Dog follows laws and rules, and Monkey breaks laws and rules. Just don’t get caught in a Dog year! Lay low in Tiger month February 15 – March 16, and during double Dog month (year and month) October 8 – November 6. Looking for love in Dog year? Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible. Tiger is least compatible.

PHOENIX (Rooster) – Phoenix and Dog both respect good work, honesty, and integrity of character. But try to work collectively this year, not strike out on your own. A good year to follow up on projects from 2017 your Phoenix year. Looking for love in Dog year? Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix (if they don’t peck each other), Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible. Rabbit is least compatible.

DOG – Dog starts a fortunate twelve year cycle now! You come into your power, are respected, and can emerge a leader. Eleven months are lucky, especially double Dog month (year and month) October 8 – November 6, with only one neutral Dragon month April 15 – May 14. Looking for love in Dog year? Dog is most compatible with another Dog, Tiger, or Horse. Rabbit is also compatible. Dragon is least compatible.

PIG – Anticipate two very good years: 2018 Earth Dog, then 2019 Earth Pig that are excellent to get married, buy a home, have a child, or start a business. Pig enjoys eleven fortunate months this year, with only one challenging Fire Snake month May 15 – June 12. Looking for love in Dog year? Pig is most compatible with another Pig, Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible. Snake is least compatible.

Happy new Moon,


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