Year of the dog
I was born in the year of the dog
I was born in 1970- the year of the dog. Other years for those born in the year of the dog are:
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
In 1970 I was born in the year of the metal dog. The Metal Dog is generous, judicious, rigid, motivated by devotion and gracious.
The Dog is a giving, compassionate personality. He offers kind words, support and advice to friends and family. He is a listener, always available to lend an ear or a shoulder to a friend in need. Often Dogs know more about their friends than their friends know about them or even themselves! Dogs are incredibly attentive. Sometimes though, Dogs should pay more attention to their own needs. In private, many Dog people worry a lot. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.
(picture is of our pomeranian)
Zodiac Location 11th
Ruling hours 7pm-9pm
Motto "I Worry"
Season and month Autumn, October
Fixed element Metal
Lunar Month Dates October 8-November 7
Color Yellow, Turquoise
Roughly equivalent western sign Libra
East meets West
Metal dog people are very loyal, honest, trust worthy and obedient. They can be trusted to keep secrets and do the right thing when the situation calls for it. They can be emotionally distant and don't mingle freely in social gatherings. People of this Chinese astrology feel much more comfortable in a one to one relationship. By nature
metal dogs can be a bit sharp from the tongue but they mix very well with their colleagues. This is because of their high morals. Metal dogs are quite materialistic but they don't have the drive to fulfill their goals. People of this Chinese astrology make very good friends. Their love lives are very fruitful each finding an attractive looking partner for themselves. Relationships for them are based on trust and openness.
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Dogs can be a bit overwhelming, due in part to their attentive natures. They can march in and take control of a situation, even when it doesn't involve them directly. This can lead people to think Dogs are nosy or gossipy, but in reality, he just means well. Money and status don't matter to the Dog. He is more concerned with the welfare of his family and friends and will do whatever it takes to help them out of a tight squeeze or a rough spot. Once Dogs determine a subject of interest, they usually master that before taking off for a new adventure. They like to finish what they start. They are honest and trustworthy people, ethically strong and morally kept. They make loyal friends and companions.
People born in the Year of the Dog share certain characteristics. He Dog Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual's personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Dog.
Eleventh in order, Chinese name-GOU, sign of fidelity
(picture is of our poodle)
New Chinese Astrology
The different elements of dogs
The characteristics of the Dog Sign are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL DOG 1910 AND 1970
Metal Dogs have extremely high standards and expect a lot of themselves and of others. They are loyal and hold a strong outlook about the direction they want their life to take. They choose their friends and causes with care, as they do not plan to ever not support these people and things again. Once they have committed themselves, there is little to no turning back. They are bold, unafraid to disagree out loud about anything they feel is unjust or unfair. Metal Dogs are easily stressed if a plan does not go accordingly. They find it difficult to relax when there are things to be done.
THE WATER DOG 1922 AND 1982
These Dogs have great foresight and are well-educated on many different things. This quality helps them appreciate other points of view, making them quite flexible and liberal. They are easygoing, but this can cause them to be too spendthrift with money and less loyal with friends. Still, because of their flexible natures and their ability to appreciate difference, these Dogs always have friends and are usually popular people.
THE WOOD DOG 1934 AND 1994
Wood Dogs are well-rounded individuals. They are adaptable, flexible and laid back. However, they are not as independent as other Dogs and like being part of the group. This is due in part to the support they crave, but it also makes them feel secure and self-confident. In return, they are faithful friends, shy at first, then warm and affectionate.
THE FIRE DOG 1946 AND 2006
Fire Dogs are natural leaders. Fire Dogs are popular, charismatic people, always surrounded by a group of admirers. Not only admired for their vibrant personalities, these Dogs also possess a sexual attractiveness that makes them irresistible. These people are adventurous and vivacious, yet, honest and openhearted. However, because they are so active, they are generally not the settle down type.
THE EARTH DOG 1958 AND 2018
The earth Dog is clever and genuine. He is rational and supportive, stable and stoic. Earth gives this Dog an element of security, for he is inspiring and confident. These characters are just, certain to hear both sides before making a decision. He makes a great leader because he is such a trustworthy, diplomatic individual.
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How does the dog love?
THE DOG IN LOVE
Dogs make good partners and most people find them easy to live and get a long with. His seriousness or grounded personality may be boring to some, but to others it demonstrates an innate stability.
PARTNERS IN LOVE
Stable union. You'll share dull moments, so improvise.
Not much in common.
Mutual affection makes you a great duo!
You'll go a long way!
One of you is outgoing, the other is easygoing. Not recommended.
Love at first glance.
The scale is tipped in your favor!
Don't try it. You bore each other.
Take a shot. What have you got to lose?
You share so much, why not?
What a stable and committed partnership. Destined for happiness!
Love Partners at a Glance
Dog with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
Rat shared respect **
Ox maybe… **
Tiger absolutely! ****
Rabbit you have a solid union ***
Dragon walk on *
Snake first the sexuality, then the intellect ***
Horse you'll make it ****
Sheep personality conflict *
Monkey you complement each other ***
Rooster it will be hard **
Dog true admiration ****
Pig deeply sincere ***
*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
What dog likes and what they don't like
Since Dogs are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Dog personality.
Color Preference: Pale Yellow
Gems and Stones: Moonstone, Carnelian, Jasper
Suitable Gifts: Rocking chair, novel, roses, massage therapy
Hobbies and Pastimes: Cooking, rearranging, dancing, arts and crafts
Dogs Dislike: Hurting other people's feelings, getting angry or aggressive, being treated unfairly
Good jobs for dogs
- Interior decorators
- Police officers
Each animal's year has a different element:
* Venus - Metal
* Jupiter - Wood
* Mercury - Water
* Mars - Fire
* Saturn - Earth
For instance I was born in 1970, which makes me a metal dog.
There is an ascendant animal as well.
The 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac
RAT: Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
OX: Years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
TIGER: Years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
RABBIT: Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
DRAGON: Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
SNAKE: Years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
HORSE: Years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
SHEEP: Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
MONKEY Years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
ROOSTER: Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
DOG: Years: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
PIG: Years: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007