Chinese new year

In Chinese astrology, every year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to their 12-year cycle. 2018 will be a year of the dog.

Years of the dog have included 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 and will continue in 2030 and 2042 etc. The dog is the eleventh animal on the Chinese zodiac and falls after the rooster and before the pig.


Each Chinese zodiac animal has a range of lucky numbers, colours and flowers. Those born in a year of the dog will find the following lucky:

  • The numbers 3, 4 and 9
  • The colours red, green and purple
  • The flowers rose, cymbidium and orchid


People born in a year of the dog have a variety of personality traits. According to precise Chinese zodiac analysis, these include independence, sincerity, loyalty and decisiveness. Those born in a year of the dog are not afraid of life’s difficulties and often have fantastic relationships with those around them.


Those born in a year of the dog are best matched with those born in a year of the rabbit. This is because they have similar personality traits and will often find common hobbies to enjoy. Dogs and rabbits can understand one another and will face difficulties together with patience.

Those born in a year of the dog are worst matched with those born in a year of the dragon, sheep and rooster. These personalities are not compatible because they all have different senses of worth, meaning many conflicts can be created. There will be a lack of effective communication and trust within relationships between dogs, dragons, sheep and roosters.


Many well-known people were born in a year of the dog. These include Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Elvis Presley, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber.

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