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Chinese Zodiac Dogs of 5 Elements: Characters, Destinies

Chinese Zodiac Sign Dog

The Dog is ranked 11th of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. According to the five element theory, each zodiac sign has an element, producing: Wood Dogs, Fire Dogs, Earth Dogs, Gold (Metal) Dogs, and Water Dogs.

Years of the Dog and the Five Elements

A Wood Dog, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle. It’s believed that people have different characteristics according to their birth year’s zodiac sign and element.

In popular Chinese astrology, zodiac years are believed to begin and end with Chinese New Year, or the lunar new year.

Dog Year Lunar Zodiac Year Element and Sign
1934 Feb. 14, 1934 – Feb. 3, 1935 Wood Dog
1946 Feb. 2, 1946 – Jan. 21, 1947 Fire Dog
1958 Feb. 18, 1958 – Feb. 7, 1959 Earth Dog
1970 Feb. 6, 1970 – Jan. 26, 1971 Gold Dog
1982 Jan. 25, 1982 – Feb. 12, 1983 Water Dog
1994 Feb. 10, 1994 – Jan. 30, 1995 Wood Dog
2006 Jan. 29, 2006 – Feb. 17, 2007 Fire Dog
2018 Feb. 16, 2018– Feb. 4, 2019 Earth Dog
2030 Feb. 3, 2030 – Jan. 22, 2031 Gold Dog

Gold Dogs (1910, 1970)

The Character of Gold Dogs: Conservative, Kind

People of the Dog zodiac sign with the Gold element are rather conservative in life; however, they are very desirable for friends of the opposite sex as the males are rather handsome and the females are rather pretty in appearance.They are always cautious and ready to help others in life.

The Destiny of Gold Dogs: Independent

They do everything by themselves instead of relying on others due to their strong self-esteem. What’s more, they will never give up in life until their goals are reached.

Famous Gold Dogs

  • Mother Teresa (born August 26, 1910)
  • Gloria Stuart (born July 4, 1910)
  • Lee Byung-chul (born February 12, 1910)
  • Melania Trump (born April 26, 1970)
  • Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970)
  • Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970)
  • Ted Cruz (born December 22, 1970)
  • Mädchen Amick (born December 12, 1970)

Water Dogs (1922, 1982)

The Character of Water Dogs: Thoughtful, Brave

Water Dogs are good at thinking and planning far ahead, whole heartedly paving the way for their futures. They are also brave enough to face any difficulties throughout their lives.

They are rather self-centered in life and can sometimes seem selfish.

The Destiny of Water Dogs: Easy

As far as fortune is concerned, Water Dogs are well-versed in dealing with financial issues, making full use of their money to pave the way for their futures. They have a knack for making money and will, therefore, have a steady income in life, even though they cannot make a great fortune.

Famous Water Dogs

  • Stan Lee (born December 28, 1922)
  • Judy Garland (born June 10, 1922)
  • Kelly Clarkson (born April 24, 1982)
  • Anne Hathaway (born November 12, 1982)
  • Priyanka Chopra (born July 18, 1982)
  • Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982)
  • Billy Wingrove (born December 17, 1982)

Wood Dogs (1934, 1994)

The Character of Wood Dogs: Reliable, Considerate

People born in a year when the Wood element coincides with the Dog sign are not only sincere and reliable but are also considerate and understanding in life, and they always communicate politely with others.

The Destiny of Wood Dogs: Dedicated

Wood Dogs always think of repaying those who have given them help and support, and are also very devoted to their careers.

No matter what difficulties they encounter in life, they will try their best to overcome them one by one. They are suited to jobs that require great patience and can fully commit to these.

Famous Wood Dogs

  • Giorgio Armani (born July 11, 1934)
  • Maggie Smith (born December 28, 1934)
  • Florence Henderson (born February 14, 1934)
  • Halsey (born September 29, 1994)
  • Justin Bieber (born March 1, 1994)
  • Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994)

Fire Dogs (1946, 2006)

The Character of Fire Dogs: Intelligent, Hardworking

They can accomplish the tasks entrusted to them by others on time; however, it’s hard for them to make any further progress due to their wide interests.Therefore, they should focus on one thing at a time to perfect it before moving on to the next task.

Fire Dogs are prone to being influenced by their interpersonal relationships and should be very careful when dealing with someone they don’t like.

The Destiny of Fire Dogs: Successful

People with the Fire element and Dog sign for their birth year are fascinated with pursuing their dreams, and are able to succeed through their own intelligence and hard work.

Famous Fire Dogs

  • Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946)
  • George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946)
  • Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946)
  • Cher (born May 20, 1946)
  • Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)
  • Gianni Versace (born December 2, 1946)

Earth Dogs (1958, 2018)

The Character of Earth Dogs: Sensible, Communicative

People born in a Dog year corresponding with the Earth element are sensible and able to distinguish good from bad.

It may seem as if they are not good at dealing with people but Earth Dogs are very communicative. It’s their philosophy to "go your own way, let others talk".

The Destiny of Earth Dogs: Good

Earth Dogs never do things by half due to their dedicated attitude toward lifeand always sticking things out.

They are always serious and responsible in work, resulting in a high chance of success.

Famous Earth Dogs

  • Michael Jackson (born August 29, 1958)
  • Madonna (born August 16, 1958)
  • Alec Baldwin (born April 3, 1958)
  • Gary Oldman (born March 21, 1958)
  • Sharon Stone (born March 10, 1958)

Five Elements Analysis for Zodiac

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