Dog

dogSimilarity to western sign : Libra

Hours ruled by the dog : 7 PM – 9 PM

Season and month : Autumn – October

Point of the compass : West – Northwest

Mentality : Positive

Famous Dog People: Chiang Chin-Kuo, Zhou En-Lai, Lee Teng-Hui, Benjamin Franklin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Jacques Cousteau, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall, Prime Minister Jean Chritien, Winston Churchill, George Gershwin, Michael Jackson, Madonna.

February 10, 1910 to January 29, 1911 (metal)

January 28, 1922 to February 15, 1923 (water)

February 14, 1934 to February 3, 1935 (wood)

February 2, 1946 to January 21, 1947 (fire)

February 18, 1958 to February 7, 1959 (earth)

February 6, 1970 to January 26, 1971 (metal)

January 25, 1982 to February 12, 1983 (water)

February 10, 1994 to January 30, 1995 (wood)

Dog personalities are honest, faithful, and sincere. They enjoy helping others. They can easily make friends, usually long-lasting. They are intelligent and are usually good listeners. The Dog is a steady worker who becomes a trusted and valued member of any community. They are defensive where friends and family are concerned and refuse to listen to warnings when others are in danger. When truly frightened, Dogs react unpredictably. Their rare displays of intense anger is usually justified however. They easily forgive and forget.

Dogs in both the East and West are loyal, faithful and honest and always stick to their firm codes of ethics. It’s generally quite trustworthy itself — except for the occasional little white lies the Dog tells in order to make things go more smoothly. The Dog makes a wonderful, discreet and loyal friend and is an excellent listener. This Sign tends to root for the underdog and its keen sense of right and wrong makes it duty-bound to the core. The Dog’s motto seems to be, Live right, look out for the little people and fight injustice whenever possible.

Dogs can also be rather dogmatic, too. They don’t go in for light social banter; instead, they go straight for home, discoursing on the topics that are most important to them. At these times the Dog’s narrow-minded or stubborn side can become apparent; this Sign has trouble staying light and calm when an important issue is at stake. This Sign can also be very temperamental; mood swings characterize its emotional life and often the Dog needs to run off to be alone in order to recuperate. Part of the problem is the result of this Sign’s load of irrational fears that turn into niggling anxieties that turn into hurt feelings and occasional grouchiness. This sensitive Sign needs to warm up to others over time and gradually learn to trust them. Without that trust as a foundation, Dogs can be judgmental and coarse.

The Dog’s discerning nature does make it an excellent business person, one who can turn that picky, guarded nature into a keen sense of the truth of another’s motives. Where love is concerned, Dogs often have a tough time finding the right match. Dogs need to work on controlling their irrational worries and would also be well-served to relax their mile-high standards, which can sometimes wind up alienating the ones they love.

In Chinese astrology, the Dog and the Pig form the “House of Family”. The Dog, being traditionally a protector and guardian of property, represents the materials and wealth of the home, rather than the people within it. The most compatible match for a Dog is the Tiger or the Horse.

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