Year of the Earth Dog

February 16, 2018 - February 4, 2019

A devoted friend, faithful and honest, those born under this sign are trustworthy but will be dogmatic about upholding their own codes of ethics. A touch of rigidity combines with great sensitivity and anxiety. It takes time for a Dog to overcome vague worries. To those who don’t understand them, Dogs can appear negative. In reality they are creative and constructive. Dogs do much good in the world and prefer to always be physically active.

Oriental astrology is the oldest of the world’s zodiacs. It follows a cycle of twelve years and incorporates five elements, fire, water, wood, metal and earth. Each sixty years the element - animal pairs repeat. The years are named in honor of the twelve animals who were rewarded for attending the Buddha. The Oriental New Year begins with the New Moon in Aquarius, in late January to mid February.

Incorporating these into your environment is an integral part of using Feng Shui effectively, to enhance your health, wealth and happiness.

Color: turquoise
Music: guitar, sitar as well as other stringed instruments
Crystals: ruby (banishes grief, draws friends)
Drink: strong coffee (aromatic, espresso and spiced chai brews are included)
Fragrance: balsam pine (for strength and longevity)
Tree: cherry
Flavor: barbecue and smoky
Lucky Numbers: 9 and 0
Flower: marigold (overcomes hatred)
Food: pies, both sweet and savory, also tofu and baklava
Spice: clove
Herb: marjoram
Metal: pewter
Motto: “Don‘t Worry, Be Happy!”
Western Astrology Correspondence: Libra
Direction: West, Northwest
Season: Autumn, especially October
Lucky Hours: 7-9 PM
Animals: canines of all kinds including foxes and wolves, also lambs

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