Traditional Chinese Medicine (including Acupuncture) share roots with traditional Chinese philosophy and astrology, including the Yin-Yang philosophy, the theory of the 5 elements, and Confucianism ethical concepts and practices.
February 16, 2018 marked the start of the Chinese New Year.
2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.
Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030... The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.
If you're born in a Dog year, you're a Dog, and the following are deemed lucky for you:
- Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
- Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
- Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
More specifically, 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Dog comes once in a 60-year cycle.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Dogs, each with different characteristics:
Combining the 12-zodiac cycle and the 5-element cycle, people show diverse traits and horoscope.
|Types||Years of Birth||Personality Traits|
|Wood Dog||1934, 1994||Honest, reliable, considerate, having a strong feeling for justice.|
|Fire Dog||1946, 2006||Kind-hearted, cautious, working in a down-to-earth way.|
|Earth Dog||1958, 2018||Persistent, meticulously attentive, with good fortune in wealth.|
|Metal Dog||1910, 1970||Conservative, accommodating, strong sense of self-respect.|
|Water Dog||1922, 1982||Foresighted, responsible, but some self-centered.|
Not born in a Year of the Dog, find out your Chinese zodiac here.