2018: Year of the Earth Dog

About Tulay’s Cover: Chinese communities all over the world will welcome the Lunar New Year next week. It will be the Year of the Dog, the 11th in the Chinese zodiac of 12 animals. While analyses and predictions are made for what is in store for the coming year, such are general guidelines and should not be taken literally and absolutely.

The Year of Brown Earth (or Mountain) Dog officially starts on Chinese New Year (Feb. 16) this year. The Dog occupies the 11th position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster and before the Pig. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold or Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. A person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element, each with different characteristics:
Wood Dog (1934, 1994): Sincere, reliable, considerate, understanding, patient
Fire Dog (1946, 2006): Intelligent, hardworking, sincere
Earth Dog (1958, 2018): Communicative, serious, responsible in work
Gold Dog (1910, 1970): Conservative, desirable, cautious, always ready to help others
Water Dog (1922, 1982): Brave, self-centered, well-versed in dealing with financial issues
This Year of the Dog is going to be a good year in all respects, but it will also be exhausting. Refreshed and regenerated, the Dog will accelerate the initiation of all things, but at the same time, bring pressure and stress into everyday life.
This year, all zodiac signs should pay special attention to their health: heart, stomach, kidney, liver and bladder, respiratory and urinary system.
Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008). Rat people are kind, smart and lovely. With strong intuition and quick response, active and energetic, they easily adapt to a new environment. Rats can take advantage of various opportunities with their rich imagination and sharp observation. Rats are not capable leaders: they lack courage and have poor command skills, opportunistic and picky.
The year of the Dog will bring the Rat good fortune. But it will be a bit challenging. Be creative and try new things.
Wealth. You may have some weaknesses this year in money and finance. Try to work with someone to help plan your finances. You may get lucky with unexpected finances or getting rewards from unpopular industries. For working Rats, your hard work will provide you a good income and bonus. Rats engaged in mental activities will have continuous inspiration. Rat businessmen, however, will have slightly poorer luck in business, unstable operation and slow growth. There might be unexpected financial losses. Be prudent in making financial investment. Also, pay special attention to your family’s daily expenses.
Career. Seek new things in your business and profession. You have a strong urge to prove yourself, and will have the courage to do it. You might need to make some sacrifices. If you are an office worker, personal ability may easily lead to promotion. If you are a military official or engaged in disciplined services, you will have the opportunity to make military exploit or get promoted. If you are in writing, screenwriting, designing, advertising planning or other creative work, you will be blessed with rich imagination, endless creativity and recognition. Make concessions to reduce conflict with people. It is not advisable for you to switch jobs, unless you are offered more attractive benefits.
Love. You might be tempted to try new experiences which will be significant for you to grow over the next 12 years. Your luck will help you a lot with love, marriage and relationships. 2018 is a good year for you to indulge in pregnancy planning. Single Rats may miss the right one because you care about his/her opinions too much. Married Rats might be too busy at work and put love life in the back seat, balance the time in work and love. Incompatibility of temperament may lead to a standstill or setback. Seek advice from trusted friends.
Health. Pressure from work will create some health problems, including exhaustion, stomach problem and accident with sharp objects. Avoid hiking, climbing, or other adventurous activities. Be careful about the elders’ health.

Diligent, dependable and determined Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009). Ox people are known for their strength, honesty and patriotism. They are idealistic and ambitious and give importance to family and work. Women Ox are traditional, faithful wives, and attach great importance to their children’s education. Ox achieves his goals by consistent efforts and enjoys great success. However, the Ox is poor in communication skills. He does not think it worthwhile to exchange ideas. 2018 will be a so-so year for the Ox.
Wealth. Your financial life will be relatively stable this year while your career might be a little confusing. Spend your money on things that improve your life. Your involvement in your relatives’ or friends’ problems will cost you a lot of money. Worse, they might turn against you after problems have been dealt with. No luck in real estate projects. Also, Ox will be likely to suffer from long-term partners’ betrayal and suffer serious economic losses. Ask for written pledges or signed contracts to avoid future financial dispute. Ox who are engaged in fashion, jewelry, cosmetology or other industries catering to women will earn an ideal income.
Career. You are at the end of a 12-year work cycle, so it’s time to take a little break. If you’re still working, then change your direction or path of work. Keep a low profile. Poor interpersonal relationship could lead to misunderstandings with coworkers. You may get recognition from a female superior and entrusted with an important post. If you have the opportunity to change your job position, you may consider accepting a new challenge.
Love. Your romantic life will be more comfortable if you are already in a relationship. If you are single, this is a great time to meet new people. Seek romance outside of your circle of friends. Have patience for love opportunity is not strong. Single male Ox will be more likely to meet a like-minded woman with similar education and family background. Single female Ox searching for love will have average luck. Ask friends, relatives or colleagues to help you. Those who are already in a relationship will be quite emotional and pessimistic this year. You might want to travel with your love to improve the relationship. Married couples might opt to have a child.
Health. A past injury could cause more problems. You will need to make some adjustments with your athletic and dietary life. There could be hidden problems in your respiratory system or kidneys and urinary system. Also pay attention to your heart and stomach. You might also encounter an accident or scare and some may suffer from backache or neck pain. Pay attention while driving and be careful not to be scratched by metal. Take care of your mental health.

Brave, confident and unpredictable Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010). Tigers are competitive, stubborn, yet very charming. They are well liked but can sometimes be impetuous, irritable and overindulged. Bold and authoritative, tigers do things in a high-handed manner. Tigers have indomitable fortitude, and are competent leaders. In social relationships, Tigers are always in the dominant role. Due to mistrust and over confidence, Tigers do not like communicating with others. This is a good year, and you are bound to see things in a newer, more positive light.
Wealth. Watch your finances closely because your future finances depend on what you do with them this year. You will have the extra money to spend on things you want, but it might be better to save or invest instead. You will reap rewards from lottery or in the stock market. There will be many opportunities for potential partnerships. For male Tigers, your lover might bring some business opportunities your way. If you are an office worker, you will get your superior’s approval. If you are a businessman, you should not rush to expand your business, or you may lose the large amount of capital investment.
Career. You may need to make some sacrifices in your job. Take whatever opportunities that come your way, as it will help you to advance later. If there is a job promotion opportunity, accept the new position. It’s time to make changes in your career. Following the Dog, you will find more potential in the future career. Due to the generous help of benefactor, everything will go well for the office worker. Tigers running a shop or company may take advantage of using the network or latest marketing channels to expand the market.
Love. You are likely to feel like it’s time for change. This may mean taking things to the next level. Sexual temptations will be everywhere, avoid them if you are in a committed relationship. If you are bored with your current relationship, then try doing new things together. It is a good year also for having a baby. Male Tigers have relatively good prospects in love. Female Tigers work well with people, and there is a chance for you to develop a relationship with one of the people you are involved with. Take the initiative and show your feelings. You will feel closer to your family and friends this year. There will be many surprises with this group of people this year.
Health. You will want to push yourself when it comes to exercise. You may suffer from inflammations. Watch out for your knees, feet, head and face. Also, keep an eye on the health and safety of elders and children in your family. You are advised not to visit a patient or attend a funeral. Instead, attend more wedding banquets and travel more.

Quiet, elegant and gentle Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011). Rabbits are alert, quick, skillful, kind and patient; and particularly responsible. However, they might also be superficial, stubborn and overly discreet.
This year will be full of changes. You will be able to move and think faster this year, so use that to your advantage. How you take these changes will affect the outcome of your life this year. Change is the only stable thing in your life at the moment. Trust your intuition as well.
Wealth. Your salary or benefits will be improved. New opportunities will help you have more freedom in your fiscal budget. It might be a good idea to consult a financial advisor. You will be successful in real estate and cultural investments. However, you might meet some trouble because of your co-investors’ different opinions. Rabbits who are in marketing will see the sharp increase of revenue with the help of regular customers. However, you will also be prone to financial losses in 2018 but its impact is insignificant and could be solved by making charitable donations at the beginning of the year.
Career. You will meet some delays in your path to success. Persevere – you should be able to work through it. If you have a promotion or job opportunity go for it. It is a good chance to show your talent and bring you much better income. Staying at the same job position is also fine. You will get recognition from your boss, partner or customer.
Love. Your emotional levels will be on the rise this year. While this may be annoying in some aspects, it is sure to help your romantic relationships. Encourage your partner to share what they need out of your relationship. This might lead to better sexual relations and news of pregnancy. Male Rabbits are likely to meet a suitable partner who might be hard to get along with. Female Rabbits will have many chances to meet nice men, but you will sometimes feel stressed. Express your feelings towards him, or there won’t be any progress. A person born in the year of the Dog could be your perfect match. If you are in a relationship, you can consider engagement or marriage during the cycle of Dog. If you are married, your love relationship with your spouse will become stronger and deeper.
Health. The start of your year might be a little rough. Do not try any high-risk activities at first when you are trying to lose weight. The only thing you should push your limits on this year is your mental energy. Rabbits might suffer from an acute disease, or feel discomfort around liver and gall bladder. You might also be hurt by sharp metal instruments. These problems may not have serious effects, but they will bother you a lot. Pay extra attention to your arms, legs, liver and nerve system.

Courageous, intelligent and powerful Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012). Dragons are hotheaded and possess a sharp tongue. Gifted with innate confidence and tenacity, Dragons can be aggressive, enthusiastic, not afraid of challenges and willing to take risks. Dragons have a warm, giving personality and are very generous to their loved ones. In the search for the ideal partner, Dragons might find themselves often hesitating to make a permanent commitment. When they do, they intend it to last.
The overall fortune trend for Dragons is disturbingly rocky in 2018. You will feel more impulsive this year. This will make your year much more dynamic and exciting, but there will also be risks. Dragons will need all their innate tenacity and courage to face challenges.
Wealth. Your income will be limited. For Dragons planning to start a business, there will be many obstacles. Foremost will be capital shortage. Cut down on expenditures and avoid premature consumptions. However, you can earn much more money if you have a business partner or financial advisor. They might be someone close to you – family members, relatives, colleagues or classmates. When investing, give priority to prudent capital preservation strategy and keep away from the high-interest and high-risk products or investments. You will encounter many difficulties in work but should not change a job on impulse; if you do want to change jobs, be prepared for financial difficulty.
Career. There will be uncertainty in your workplace this year. Focus on your work and assigned projects. Work hard or spend time studying to get new qualifications. You are also likely to have a conflict with your boss. Dragons have little chance of getting promoted, and you need to be careful of losing salary due to impulsive behavior. If you are looking for a job now, ask people born in the year of Dog to help you. Dogs can find the money opportunity for Dragons. For Dragon businessmen, you will be busy throughout the year but all the hard work may yield no satisfactory result. However, you should not be discouraged. Take the initiative to break the convention, seek innovation and changes; your hard work will be rewarded with double returns in the future.
Love. Dragons need more than passion and sex in their relationships to be happy this year. Dragons will be happier in a steady and ongoing relationship. This might also be a good time to get pregnant. Respect your spouse, maintain cordial relationship and share family housework. Your family will be more involved in your life this year. They are likely to put some added pressure on you, and may cause some conflict but it will be minor.
Health. Your muscles are likely to feel stronger this year, so work on relieving your stress, or you may become ill. Set aside time for relaxation. Taking care of your health is essential: do not neglect even the smallest of illnesses. Your liver and gall bladder troubles might be caused by a traffic accident or another type of injury. You will be put under a lot of pressure often, so you may experience stomach problems. Be careful of a relapse of old illness.

Clever, creative and wise Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013). Snakes are supposed to be the most intuitive. They tend to act according to their own judgments, while remaining the most private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail. Regarded as great thinkers, Snakes are good at communication but say little. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t calm or in order.
2018 won’t be a boring year, fun and frolic are on the cards.
Wealth. You will enjoy a stable source of financial revenue. Snakes will find suitable opportunities for investment in mineral developments, and receive good repayment in partnership with your brothers. However, it will not be easy to win your rewards — you will need to work harder. Keep a close eye on your finances, as they will be a little crazy this year. Do not spend too much on your whims and fancies. Find a financial advisor who can give you the financial plan. If you find a good investment opportunity, you will see the return in the end of Dog cycle. For businessmen, you will get a significant increased market share if you can innovate and launch products that satisfy customers’ latest demands and interests. Be careful when investing and never pursue high interest and high return blindly.
Career. Your newly impulsive nature will be able to help you at work. You might even want to consider changing careers this year, but make sure you have landed a new job before you quit your current job. Snakes won’t easily get a career promotion in 2018 but there is a chance to improve your skills, as this is a year to build a stable base for a future promotion. Put in a good performance in your studies or academic research.
Love. You are likely to be more emotional and spontaneous. You need to be more confident in your sexual relationships. Avoid temptation. Pregnancy related news is also on the cards. If you are single, you need to push yourself a little and give more care and concern to your love. Your family and friends will be a great source of relaxation and advice.
Health. You are likely to ignore the needs of your body and instead pursue interests of the mind. You will be prone to gastrointestinal problems and accidental injury. While traveling or taking a business trip, beware of the weather changes in your destination and keep an eye on your belongings.

Active, energetic and humorous Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014). Horse people are extremely animated, love to be in a crowd and are usually found around concerts, theater performances, meetings, sporting events and parties. With their deft sense of humor, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take center stage. Horses are more cunning than intelligent, this is probably why most Horse people lack real confidence.
You will be the happiest this year when you stay active. Nothing gets you going quite like the thrill of doing what you love.
Wealth. Your finances might not fare so well in the first couple of months, but they should recover quickly after that. 2018 is a good year to invest. Buy things to help with your hobbies, especially if your hobby helps you make more money. You might desire to achieve a goal regardless of legal or moral constraints; don’t get too aggressive, otherwise you will be in trouble with the law, or be unpopular, even if you make a fortune. You will have good returns on real estate, technical projects and cultural trade. If you are an office worker with regular income, your excellent performance at work will get you a salary raise or award. There may be accident-related expenses. You may suffer unexpected financial losses from booze and women. Ensure that you have sufficient cash on hand to deal with emergencies. Buy some value-preserving valuables to reduce the possibility of unexpected financial losses. If you are a businessman, you should always be well funded rather than invest a lot of money.
Career. With work going slowly, Horse might impress their higher-ups with some of their more creative ideas. Horse, make sure to keep up great relationships with your coworkers and bosses this year; though you are not likely to get a promotion this year. If you have the chance to be promoted to a new position, then you need to think carefully. Consider whether the job is worthwhile and check any limitation for your career. That doesn’t mean giving up the opportunity. You might have conflict with your leaders. Work hard on technology projects or engage in thermal power projects, real estate projects and cultural endeavors. You have a higher rate of success in these areas in 2018. For Horse entrepreneurs, it’s a good year for you to make great breakthroughs and developments.
Love. Your love life will be amazing this year! As long as you are confident, things should be a breeze with your romantic partner. There is no better time for love and sex than this year. If you are planning to have a child, then go for it. Single Horse, this might just be the right time to look for a new romantic partner. Quick relationships are good for the majority of the year but try to avoid them after October. You have great opportunities to find love. Attend more social activities. Female Horse, consider a relationship with a person younger than you. If you are married, your love is much stronger than before. You and your spouse will be inseparable. You will feel safer and more relaxed around family and friends. If there have been any mishaps in the past, then they are likely to be fixed this year.
Health. Your energy levels are on a roller coaster. Make sure to make the most out of your high energy periods this year. Your mind will fare better than your body, make sure to keep it active. Try not to get too stressed. Be careful going against the law or having conflicts with people, otherwise it will be easy to be involved in bloody incidents.

Calm, shy and kindhearted Goat (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015). Goats are gentle, mild mannered, stable, sympathetic, amicable and brimming with a strong sense of justice. They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity and perseverance. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts. Goats have few intimate friends: it takes time and effort to get to know the Goat because they seldom share their personal lives. Once they become friends, their friendship is peaceful and fulfilling.
This year is about enjoying yourself as well as preparing for the future. While work might be a little hard initially, the rest of the year should be relatively easy. Your persistent efforts can extend your luck to the next cycle.
Wealth. Goats will be lucky with money early in the year. Use this money to pay off debts and to put in your savings account. The middle of the year is a good time to spend money on fun stuff and vacations. However, because of strong competition, you are likely to suffer a financial loss. You might lose money because of brothers and friends, or you will lose money because of your stubbornness or from being tempted. At the end of the year, you will want to begin saving again for the next year. Income from work will be quite good and you will be recognized by your boss or customers and get good returns as long as you work hard. If you are a businessman, your business will be booming and you will get significant increase in income with the help of capable benefactor. You may get extra investment returns but you are advised to invest modestly and never be radical or greedy. You may consider investing in a distant place, so you might as well expand your business somewhere else to get unexpected gains.
Career. As the year begins, you will have a low workload, but it will slowly increase as the year goes on. Inside and outside forces will affect your career and business this year. You usually work alone but this year, working with coworkers is advised. Teamwork is highly important this year. A new job opportunity will appear. If there is a chance of promotion for a challenging position, consider accepting it. You will get favorable results if you leave your hometown to go after fame and profit; if you have a chance to take a business trip, go for it; if you are a boss, you can expand the market in other places.
Love. Whether you are single or already in a relationship, this year you are bound to do things a little differently. Goats in a relationship might want to work on spicing things up with their partner with sexual intimacy and maybe even thinking about pregnancy. Single Goats might want to go to new places to meet people. Don’t look to your friends for romance; new people will bring you the most excitement. Ask people born in the year of the Horse to help you. If you are single, increase your social activities. Married Goats will have a worse relationship with your loved one due to poor communication, work and long separation. Your relationship might be adversely affected by relatives and friends making mischief. While there may be some minor disagreements with your family, they will always be there to back you up.
Health. You will be in the best shape at the beginning of the year. Your energy levels will be pretty high. As the year progresses, you will be more likely to eat more and exercise less. Don’t make a habit of it. Stay away from unreliable friends, feuding and fights, to protect yourself from stress.

Witty, smart and mischievous Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016). Monkeys have magnetic personalities; they are sharp and intelligent. They are a curious lot, and their cleverness make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes. They are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, others don’t trust their sly, restless and inquisitive nature.
2018 will be intense and dynamic for the Monkey. Emotions will be more powerful, as will the Monkey’s intuition. Build good friendships with people giving you advice; they will guide you to success.
Wealth. Monkey will probably get a salary increase because of qualifications or a promotion. For entrepreneurs, invest in real estate. Consider investing with family or friends, as this will bring you greater rewards. Frequent business trips are advisable, you will make money from a distant place. You might consider developing your business somewhere else or expand the external market to get better opportunities for development. If you are engaged in risky investments, be careful to avoid losing all the capital invested. You might spend more for the health of elders in your family. All in all, follow your gut when it comes to spending money. Do your best to pay off your debts and bills. After that, feel free to spend money on yourself and loved ones.
Career. Let your creativity flow at work this year. Having new and advanced ideas is most important to getting yourself noticed by your bosses and even coworkers. You may need to think more logically at times, but for the most part, this is a creative work year. Do not think too much before making serious decisions. Monkeys will achieve great success in studies, building reputation, promotions and job applications in 2018. For those who want to do well in business, you will achieve more by working at real estate projects. You may go on a long journey to improve your career. If you are an office worker, you may get the chance to go on a business trip and if you are a businessman, you may consider entering the external market, or expanding overseas. Within this year, you may have a strong desire to change your job. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages calmly, make the choice more beneficial for your future development.
Love. If you are already in a romantic relationship, then this is the year to try new sexual activities with your partner to spice things up a little bit. Planning for a baby is a good idea. Single Monkey needs to find people with same interests. Look for love with one of your friends. You can always go to your family for support; you might need it this 2018. Some of your friend and family relationships will change this year, but you will be sure to hang onto the important ones. Get rid of friends that make you feel bad. If you are single, look for someone mature and thoughtful. It’s a good idea to try for a person older than you. If you are married, your spouse will take care of you all the time. But you will feel you are losing freedom and personal space.
Health. While you may not feel energized all the time, you should have enough energy to get things done most days. You should try to work on your muscles more, and when it comes to your diet, work on cutting down on sugars – both of these should boost your health. Find ways to relax more this year to reduce chances of becoming ill. You will be prone to accidents which may lead to surgery, so avoid dangerous sports. Also, an old illness may relapse. Meanwhile, flighty and impetuous mood will lead to insomnia or endocrine dyscrasia. Travel with your lover or friends, and get close to nature to build up resistance and relax.

Observant, hardworking and talented Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017). Roosters are resourceful, courageous and confident in themselves. They are active, amusing and popular. They like being the center of attention. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.
This year will be a little more confusing than usual. Work hard this year to prepare for the next year. Make time for the things that you love.
Wealth: It is important that you stay realistic when it comes to your budget. Your financial prospects in 2018 are average; your investments will improve overall, but there is no big fortune to be made. You will be rewarded if you invest in real estate with the help of seniors. Roosters looking for business partners will do better with a Tiger or Rabbit. They can help you to increase wealth. A promotion and salary raise are waiting for rank and file Roosters. Those who are in business and investments, do your due diligence and planning. You are prone to investment traps and deceptions.
Career: Work will be pretty slow this year. You will deal with lots of repetitive tasks rather than new things in your business. Make sure to make friends with your bosses if you want to get noticed this year. A promotion is just around the corner, you just need to put in more effort. If you are a Rooster who is about to switch jobs or have been offered a new position, think twice. Your current project is close to fruition, enjoy the fruits for your hard work before tackling new challenges.
Love: If you are having problems in your relationship, now is the time to fix them. The beginning of the year is a great time for resolving any problems in your love relationships. This might also be the year to dump your partner if things aren’t working out. Pregnancy-related decisions need to be given some thought. Roosters may find it is easy to meet new people this year. If you are single, participate more in social activities. If you are a single male, do not rule out dating older women. Female Roosters, you will meet your match but you will encounter a competitor. If you are married, you and your spouse will respect each other and have deeper love relationship. Lastly, it might get harder for you to get along with your family members, so make sure you keep your bonds strong with your friends.
Health: You will be prone to colds so you need to be mindful of the problem from the nose, bronchus, throat, lung and other parts of your respiratory system. You should also be careful of food poisoning, gastrointestinal discomfort and other bacterial diseases in the stomach.

Loyal, honest and prudent Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018). Dogs are amiable and kind, cautious and sincere. Dogs have a strong sense of loyalty, and will do everything for a loved one. They are not good at communication, and give the impression of a stubborn personality. Good natured, Dogs seek a quiet life and a good family. They are always ready to help others.
2018 will be better than last year. Your ambition will get you busy and will lead you to success. This is your year, so go for it.
Wealth: Your finances might need some help this year. Your money opportunity is in short-term, unexpected or non-public trading. You will be able to advance in both your job and finances. By the end of the year, you will have more money than what you started with. It might take you a little while to pay off your debts. You will be prone to money fraud so read through the contract and document carefully. In particular, be wary of promises of high interest or high return. In addition, there might be accidents and the elders in your family will also be prone to diseases, increasing your medical expenses.
Career: Work is interesting this year. You may even get promoted for your perseverance. For Dogs who are in business, financial rewards are expected from real estate projects, technical aspects, thermal power projects, or culture projects. If you own a company and are very busy on growing the business, ask help from your business partners. If your company is not running well, do not invest in new business or expand. You may need to try a new business approach. For Dogs who are considering a new job, don’t think about a new position.
Love: You are likely to make changes within your relationship this year. One change is having a child with your partner if your relationship is serious. There are likely to be a few disagreements for the Dog, but for the most part, your relationship should be harmonious. Spend more time with your friends and family if you want to keep those bonds strong. Cut negative friends out. Think twice before making any new relations. Single male Dog’s chance for romance may just take longer. For single female Dogs, your love life is unlikely to develop because of your pride and radical nature. Married Dogs will be quite emotional and you may encounter more challenges in your marriage.
Health: You will feel full of energy and will need to get enough rest to keep energy levels up. Try to reduce your stress levels. You are also more likely to get injuries to your arms and legs. You will be prone to traffic accidents because of your radical tendencies. Pay attention to throat, lung and respiratory system. Look after your family’s health because they are also vulnerable this year.

Compassionate, generous and responsible Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007). Pigs are diligent and generous. They have great concentration: they devote all their energy to achieving their goals. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled. Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are, Pigs can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility.
This year, you will feel more comfortable and you are more confident. You may also feel more impulsive in wanting to try new things and make changes in your life. Do not fear to take risks.
Wealth: There will be an unexpected increase in wealth. It will be different from last year in many ways. Your finances should be one of your top priorities this year, especially at the beginning. After the first couple of months, you will either have a lot of money to spare or just enough to get by. This all depends on how much extra work you do. Take all of the opportunities for work that comes your way this year. Be careful of losing money: you are likely to be swindled, so avoid gambling in lottery or high-risk investments. Pigs will be helped by a male benefactor in terms of wealth. Office worker Pigs will get the approval of male superior and additional bonus by virtue of personal ability and steadfast working attitude. Pigs in business will win the trust of male partners or customers. Also, you will get better incomes if you go somewhere else – on business trip or assignment – to develop or expand your market.
Career. Your workload may lessen this year, and will be much easier compared to last year. Make sure that you are friendly with your superiors. They will help you to advance later in your career. For entrepreneurs, it’s not a good year for you to develop your business. You will need to deal with law enforcement or fines. Don’t expect good returns from real estate projects. For employees, if a company is offering you a new job, consider carefully because the challenge is great. If your professional experience, working enthusiasm, unlimited energy are there, then accept the opportunity. Otherwise, consider staying in your current position.
Love. Issues related to pregnancy and children will be much discussed. You are likely to find out something about your partner that will change your relationship and whether it is good or bad depends on what you will find out. Female Pigs will meet their mate. You will find him at happy events or activities. Male Pigs will also have good luck but not as good as the female Pigs. You might have to spend more money on developing a relationship. Strengthen links with family and friends you care about and leave the ones who hurt you.
Health. You might run afoul with the law and become injured. You will easily contract diseases but nothing serious. Avoid dangerous hiking, climbing, or adventurous activities. Pay attention also to the health conditions of your elders, especially the males. An unexpected illness or accident might happen. Seek immediate treatment to avoid serious consequences.