The Chinese New Year follows the lunar calendar. It is celebrated on February 16th, 2018, which is also the second New Moon of this year.
The year before, 2017, was the year of the Yin Fire Rooster. It was also a year of being up for yourself, as well as going after what you wanted and tuning into that feminine side. It had a fiery, as well as fierce energy. It helped to create waves in our lives and around the world.
This year brings more of masculine energy with the year of the Yang Earth Dog.
Yang energy is always external. Yin energy that is more internal.
Although we have this strong masculine energy in 2018, the element of Earth and the sign of the Dog will temper this. It will help to create a gentile, as well as fun-loving vibe during the year.
In Western Astrology, 2018 is also a very Earth-focused year. What is interesting is that this matches up in Chinese Astrology too.
Earth energy is all about getting grounded. It’s about creating security and finding your balance as you move forward. Earth energy is slow to move. But the movements are always calculated and always help you to get further ahead.
Under so much Earth energy, we may also feel like we are not moving ahead at all. This year is one of the most crucial years to laying the foundation, as well as taking some of the biggest steps in our life.
Even if it does not feel like you are doing much, the work laid down in 2018 is going to set you up for many years to come.
Dogs are one of the most special animals.
They are the true expression of unconditional love and are also always present at the moment. They have an amazing healing capacity and have a strong sixth sense and intuition.
These are all of the things which we can develop and embrace 2018 just as part of our journey.
The year of the Dog in the Chinese Astrology is connected with finding balance, as well as getting organized. On the one hand, we may feel invited to act, to change and to make progress. But on the other hand, we may also feel some need to take rest, as well as reflect and go within.
You should think of the energy of this year as being similar to how a dog behaves. You may also be full of energy and raring to go, but then you also need your sleep.
This duality is just part of the nature of the Earth Dog.
It is why 2018 may feel finished and go for many. In fact, it almost looks like this year is paving the way for the success and abundance which is to follow in 2019, with the year of the Water Pig.
Although Dogs are seen as innocent, as well as fun-loving animals, there is also a darker side to the year of the Dog.
According to Chinese Astrology, the year of the Dog is also a time to tread carefully in business, and dealing with sensitive situations. There could be a tendency to lash out, as well as became overly attached or stubborn.
The Year of the Dog can also bring some reckless energy.
There may be havoc or chaos which you need to wade and sort through.
The good thing about the Yang energy that is present this year is that most of the problems and conflicts will be resolved very quickly. With Yang energy, things are often quick to rise and quick to fall when it comes to conflicts.
All of the energy of the Earth Dog will make it the perfect time to take a “grassroots” approach to your life.
Studying, as well as strengthening relationships or your career, spending some time with family and connecting to your inner self, are all going to be great places to focus your attention on.
On a global scale, things may also feel up and down, especially when it comes to government structures. Although things may feel all over the place, there is also the potential for a lot of positive changes.
Seeing as it is an Earth year in both the Western and the Chinese astrology, you can be sure that Mother Earth is also going to be speaking up and we will be going to have no choice but to listen.
Overall, the year of the Yang Earth Dog is a positive and harmonious year.
It is a year in which we will have to honor the cycles of action and rest, as well as create stability and find that fun-loving approach to life no matter where it will lead us.
Source/Inspired: Forever Conscious
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