Dog — Chinese Zodiac
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: xu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Earth
Yin Yang: Yang
Auspicious Directions: east, southeast, south
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Avoid Colors: blue, white, golden
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Avoid Numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
Associated Sun Sign: Libra
Personality of the Dog
Dogs are eleventh on the Chinese Zodiac. They are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to bearing a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, they will do everything for the person who they think is most important. As they are a little stupid and lack of communication skills, it is difficult for them to convey their minds to others. Thus they easily leave others the impression of a stubborn person.
Born with a good nature, dogs do not tend to be criminals and seek for dishonest gain. They just need a quiet life and a good family, and thus forget the ugliness and evil on earth. They are ready to help others and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people, they will feel shocked and hurt. With doubt in mind, dogs think the world is evil and complicated. They have sharp criticism when giving comments on something. They incline to infer things in their point of view.
Strengths of the Dog
One born in the Year of Dog has a straightforward character. In their career and love, they are faithful, courageous, dexterous, smart and warm-hearted. They know how to keep secrets and inspire other people's confidence. Those people make good leaders. If they fall in love with someone, they would not change. They can be terribly stubborn with the right things.
Weaknesses of the Dog
Most women under this sign are appealing but lack stability. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. They are irritable and usually bothered by unwarranted anxiety. They sometimes try to flaunt and be brave. They are likely to be an armchair theorist deficient in practical experience.
Health of the Dog
Overall speaking, dogs enjoy good health for they are happy all of the time. Dogs are active doing sports, so they are resilient to fight illness, such as colds, coughs, and fever. In heavy work and frequent social activities, in addition to proper excise, they should pay attention to having enough rest, which will benefit both physical and mental health. Since dogs are not crazy about seeking for money and power, they feel less stressed and tense at work and in life.
Career of the Dog
Due to loyalty in personality, dogs tend to choose a career on the principle of servicing others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees, as they work heart and soul at their tasks. They are easy-going and kind, and always are ready to alleviate the workload of others, which make them very popular in their work circle. Recommended careers for dogs include police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.
Relationships of the Dog
Dogs are conservative and cautious. When making close friends, they will take some time to have a thorough knowledge of their friends. Once they become close friend, dogs will be faithful to maintain the relationship. They would rather suffer loss than make trouble for others, and never go against their hearts to do an immoral thing.
In love relationships, dogs will not easily fall in love with someone. But once they fall in love with someone, they will have great faithfulness to maintain the love relationship and be loyal to the lover. However, their emotions have ups and downs in dealing with love relationships.