Year of the Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
The Chinese Astrology Dog Personality
Loyal, faithful, and true, people born in the Year of the Dog make the best of friends. As such, they often inspire confidence in others and are always willing to help those in need. The Dog is not showy, and sometimes can be shy at social gatherings. Their role is more apt to be as good listeners, and they usually make good companions for the more demonstrative or gregarious personalities of the zodiac.
The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign they are honest, and faithful to those they love. They are plagued by constant worry, a sharp tongue, and a tendency to be a fault finder, however. They would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent. A dog can be a loyal friend. A person born on this year would be loyal and quick to learn. Those born these years are usually honest and loyal and help people. They play fair and they are very important .
Of all the signs the Dog symbolizes honor and justice. The honorable Dog is the sign most likely to speak out about wrongs in the world and to call for justice. They have a strong sense of fair play and are usually forthright and outspoken. This makes them the perfect spokesperson for those who can’t or won’t speak up for themselves. They are most likely a valued member of their family as well as their community. They tend to be very protective of family members and are likely to enjoy celebrating their country’s independence day with their family. Loyalty and patriotism are near and dear to their heart. They respect the flag and are moved in their heart when the national anthem is played at a sporting event. Although they are outspoken, they are not one to rail against their country, and they are discreet and can be trusted to hold what we tell them in confidence.
The Dog is perhaps the most pessimistic sign in the Chinese zodiac. They have a tendency to look at what is wrong with things or at what they might be lacking. This causes them anxiety and makes them fret excessively, especially during those times when they don’t think they are good enough for whatever. When they fail to solve the problems of the world they might become bitter and cynical.
A born worrier, the Dog people can sometimes bark and bite at those around them, or become highly critical of others who do not share their same highly developed sense of honor and duty. Conversely, Dogs may become quiet, cool and judgemental with loved ones who arouse their anger, but they will always remain devoted.
Although young Dogs are apt to find fault at every passing injustice, the more mature will usually grow less anxious and take matters far less seriously as they age. Their basic ideal of guarding against the wrongs of society as a whole stays with them, however. It is certainly always the Dog who can be relied upon to speak up for the disenfranchised and downtrodden.
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people’s confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit Dogs are honest, straightforward, and friendly. They are extremely protective of themselves and their loved ones. With a passion for fair play and justice, they never fail to rescue you time after time. They may rant and rave, but they never rest until they right the wrong. They are true humanitarians and suffer with the world. In spite of their concern for others, social graces and fancy parties do not impress them. Having sharp eyes, they will see through people’s motives. Dogs are quite private about their personal lives and someone prying into their affairs makes them secretive and withdrawn. Once you gain their confidence, they open up freely.
Once Dogs classify you, they rarely change their minds. There are few in-betweens. Dogs perceive things either in black or white. You are either friend or enemy. Luckily, they are good judges of character and have superb insight into human nature. Dogs are tolerant of their friends. Before they approve of you, the friendship must develop slowly with a variety of meetings and conversations. If they look you over and decide they can trust you, you remain in their hearts forever. If you need them, Dogs will be there.
When the time is right, Dogs work long and hard, but they know how to relax, and enjoy their home and loved ones. The Dogs have playful moods and a great sense of humor. They have quick emotions and if you offend them, they will snarl and insult you with expertise. They forgive with the same speed. Dogs are intelligent and well-balanced. With their stable minds, they make good counselors or psychologists. They endure during any crisis situation. They are trustworthy people and know how to keep a secret. Being efficient and very diplomatic, they can hide their prejudices well. Most Dogs have a comfortable home and do well. Dogs always defend what is theirs and have a high sense of value. Home and family come first, and Dogs will work to see that they have the best!
Dogs do not consciously seek out riches, but neither do they ever want for creature comforts. With their considerable talents and innate qualities, Dogs usually excel as effective social activists, teachers, nurses or doctors.
The Dog In Relationships
Their sense of loyalty, plus their sincerity and kindness, makes them a most desirable friend. In fact they are almost as concerned and protective of their friends as they are of their family. They are not a materialist but rather one who derives the most pleasure from love and family. Their concern extends to all humanity, and they are altruistic by nature. They prefer to use their material gains to help others. Their other gentler qualities include the fact that they most often are slow to anger yet quick to recover. They are not one to nag and nitpick. Rather, they tend to be in control of their emotions. They also have excellent powers of discernment. In other words, they choose their battles carefully. This makes them easy to get along with on a day to day basis and a valued team member at work.
When it comes to individual people, they are usually slow to form judgments; however, there often is a narrow mindedness to their way of thinking. They tend to see things in black and white. And, when they make a judgment, they tenaciously cling to their ideas and rarely change their mind. They are also rather thick skinned; however, they can be extremely suspicious or defensive when a family member or friend is potentially threatened or actually attacked either verbally or physically. Sometimes their anger flares up almost instantaneously and violently as their protective urge moves them to action. On the other hand, their reserved nature can actually be a negative in family matters. They tend to be subdued, not one given to continuous displays of affection. There may however be times when family members require more warmth than they provide. There is one other way they can inadvertently hurt the people around them.
Their sense of justice often causes them to make judgments about others and to criticize their actions or motivations. Furthermore, they sometimes rashly categorize people and put them into little boxes. Having done that, they are not beyond giving severe tongue lashings to those that fall in the wrong box or those in the right box when they step out of line by their reckoning. By nature they are not exactly a diplomatic critic—even when dealing with the ones they most love.
Dogs are most compatible with : Horse, Tiger, Rabbit
Famous people born in the Year of the Dog : Mariah Carey, Cher, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Dorothea Dix, Benjamin Franklin, George Gershwin, Jane Goodall, Herbert Hoover, Madonna, Shirley McLaine