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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.
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.