Year of the Dog

Earthly Branch (animal):xu
Wu Xing (element):tu (earth)
Counterpart in Western Astrology:Libra

Personality of the Dog

The Dog's outlook on life is materialistic and relies on a special moral sense. The Dog has a special flair and when he encounters unfairness he bristles completely. The Dog is against dishonesty and oppression. It's not a good idea to provoke him thinking that 'The dog that barks does not bite' because it isn't true in his case. The louder he barks, the harder he bites.

The Dog is combative and cynical. In his opinion, the pessimist is just a well-informed optimist. Nothing takes him by surprise, not even the worst scenario. The Dog doesn't really believe in people's kindness and he generally doesn't trust unknown people. However, if you've won his heart, the Dog will be a reliable friend to you.

The Dog likes moving in the open air, away from the urban crowd. In the evening, nothing pleases him more than sitting by the fire while reading a book.

Philosopher and realist, the Dog does not imagine that he can change the world. To avoid being disappointed, the Dog chooses his friends carefully, after he has checked them thoroughly. In his closed world, in which affection is the most important, the Dog is finally himself: an eccentric and funny fellow.

The Dog: Work and Money

The Dog is fair and diligent. Even if he does not take passion in his work, he's perseverant and energetic.

The Dog is a realistic person. Due to his keen smell, he is always abreast of everything. The Dog usually thinks the worst first, that's why he is considered to be a notorious pessimist. But to him, the important thing is to foresee the problems and be prepared to deal with them.

The Dog is unselfish and devoted. He sets the greater good above his own, and this attitude brings him the others' friendship. He is the right person in any social domain: justice, teaching, etc.

When it comes to money, the Dog is terrified at the mere thought of being poor. It's not because he's greedy or desirous of luxury, but because he wants to offer happiness and welfare to his family.

The Dog might not be a great businessperson, but he always sniffs a profitable business. If he is suggested a good deal, he knows how to negotiate and then to act profitably. Otherwise, the Dog prefers cutting down expenses rather than finding himself in the mire.

The Dog: Love Horoscope

The Dog is faithful par excellence.

Most of the times, the Dog has to look for a long time to find the right partner. However, the Dog doesn't give up and he eventually finds his love.

The Dog knows how to make himself be loved. He is sincere, gentle, faithful and generous. He overwhelms his beloved with presents and he is their slave. Hre is a family person. Moreover, as he is rather pessimistic, the Dog doesn't expect much and thus he is often pleasantly surprised.

In order to seduce a Dog, his partner needs to know how to caress him (taking care not to rub him the wrong way!) and to talk to him about the undying love that they feel.

Dog Compatibility in Chinese Astrology

The Dog's best matches are the Tiger and the Horse. The Dog will have a rough time with the Dragon.

Here are the Dog's compatibilities with each animal in the Chinese zodiac:

Dog-Rat Compatibility

Although the Dog seems a little dull to the Rat, they can have a stable life together. The important thing is that there is mutual respect.

Dog-Ox Compatibility

Although such a relationship is not out of the question, the Dog and the Ox have too little in common and they won't be comfortable with each other. It's better not to try it.

Dog-Tiger Compatibility

The Tiger and the Dog admire and respect each other. A successful team in business and a solid couple in sentimental relationships.

Dog-Rabbit Compatibility

The Dog is very protective and the Rabbit loves feeling safe. A highly stable relationship. The Dog and the Rabbit can have a life full of joy together.

Dog-Dragon Compatibility

A relationship that should be avoided without hesitation and regrets. At any cost. Any kind of relationship between a Dog and a Dragon can make both of them go crazy.

Dog-Snake Compatibility

Attraction at first sight. After they experience sensual love, the Dog and the Snake will realize that they get along very well spiritually too.

Dog-Horse Compatibility

A very good compatibility. The Dog and the Horse will have a lasting, happy and fulfilled relationship.

Dog-Goat Compatibility

There is no attraction between a Dog and a Goat because they have nothing in common. They can spend much time together, but neither of them will enjoy it very much.

Dog-Monkey Compatibility

A relationship that has very good chances to last, because both the Dog and the Monkey enjoy being together. They will understand each other very well because they complete each other.

Dog-Rooster Compatibility

They don't have anything in common, therefore a relationship between a Dog and a Rooster is most unlikely and it would require great efforts.

Dog-Dog Compatibility

They are both gentle, understanding and devoted. A relationship between two Dogs is usually lasting.

Dog-Pig Compatibility

Although it will probably be a little dull, a relationship between a Dog and a Pig is based on sincerity and mutual respect. Therefore, they will have a good life together.

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