2018 The Year of the Earth Dog



The energy of anyone born in the year of the DOG is that of someone with a resilient and adaptable character who is happy to work as part of the pack as well as on his own initiative. These people make good managers because of their popularity, empathy for others and above all, loyalty. For sure it is the character of the dog that is best trusted with a secret.


In fact the dog is holding a hidden reserve that only he truly knows the depth of. He plays his cards close to his chest, in other words it is hard to read his mind and to know exactly what he is capable of. The dog holds a quiet dignity and never feels it necessary to boast about his own achievements.


In this respect the dog can be his own worse enemy in that he finds it hard to show the true depth of his emotions. On the surface we see someone who is hard working and reliable and successful, this goes without question, yet inside, all the time, there are doubts about the self and his own ability. In a nutshell the dog’s confidence is easily knocked but you may not realise it. He is a master of disguise.


Worry is the dog’s greatest enemy as he frets a lot lending a vulnerability to overthinking a situation and becoming weighed down by his challenges. The dog also doesn’t like change at all and will hold onto undesirable situations and simply learn to tolerate them even when they serve him no purpose. Routine is his preference even when he is compromised by it. The dog is a very forgiving character that sees no wrong in anyone. That said he can bare is teeth when provoked so don’t ever push him too far.


The dog is the leader energy of 2018 and therefore we will all be influenced by this energy. Loyalty devotion and a sense of duty are the hallmarks of 2018. The energy of the earth dog is courageous and determined and no challenge will be too great. It is important to remember that opportunities come and opportunities go, probably never to return. The dog’s vulnerability is to procrastinate too long and miss that opportunity so be sharp eyed this year in order to maximise on your own potential. Basically, say yes to everything because there is always more depth to what is on the table that is not apparent on first sight.


Anyone born in the year of the tiger, the horse, the monkey, the rooster and the rabbit all get on very well with the dog. For these people there is tremendous potential to go forth and multiple in 2018 because you have the energy of the leader watching your back.


Rat 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Sheep 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Rooster 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019


The Chinese animal that needs to keep his head down this year and not make any important changes to his life is the dragon. The dragon totally opposes the dog’s energy and is therefore against the leader. It is advisable that anyone born in the year of the dragon wears either a red string around his waist or wears red underwear or red socks all year for protections from any challenges the dog may want to throw his way.


The month of April 2018 is a month when we all need to be cautious.


  • Loyalty, honesty, inspire confidence
  • Knows how to keep a secret
  • Cautious about trusting people
  • Sums up people quickly by his instincts
  • Once befriended he is a friend for life
  • Can be selfish, stubborn and eccentric
  • Cares little for wealth but always had enough money
  • Can be cold, emotional and distant and parties
  • Can find fault with many things
  • Can have a sharp tongue
  • Underestimates himself and a constant worrier
  • Good leaders, excellent in business as a manager, teacher or secret agent
  • Works tirelessly to champion a cause he believes in
  • A hard worker, responsible, compassionate, reliable and honest.
  • Retrieves
  • Pessimistic
  • Nosy – always sniffing out the next clue and sex is only ever one thought away.



Sir Winston Churchill, Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson, Brigette Bardot, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sharron Stone, Claudia Shiffer.