2018 Chinese Astrology Animal Sign Forecasts


Editors Introduction

Here is a full listing of forecasts for 2018 of all the Chinese Astrology animal signs, written by Janne who runs the Facebook Page Neptune’s Magic. While this is the year of the Dog, which she talks about as well, Janne — my Mother — looks at each animal sign individually, focusing on love, finance, career and health

Janne studied the Meng and the Four Pillars of Wisdom system of Chinese astrology about twelve years ago. While it’s very accurate, she decided to continue on with Western Astrology which she has been practising for over 43 years, as it’s not so “fated” and allows for more psychology and free will.

For those looking for more information, you can get the book, The Path to Good Fortune, written by Lily Chung who is the Master in this field and translated her book from Chinese. She lives in the USA and may still teach and conduct readings.

Another great Chinese astrology book is, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, by Theodora Lau. This provides a decent understanding of the elements, although it’s a little outdated. — Laron


Celebrations of the Chinese New Year start on the New Year’s Day (16th Feb this year) and continue for fifteen days. The celebrations include visits to family and friends, the wearing of new clothes and shoes to mark the New Year, and the liberal use of the colour red in all decorations.

Many people clean their homes to welcome the Spring Festival. They put up the red posters with poetic verses on it to their doors, Chinese New Year pictures on their walls, and decorate their homes with red lanterns. It is also a time to reunite with relatives, so many people visit their families at this time of the year.

In the evening of the Spring Festival Eve, many people set off fireworks and firecrackers, hoping to cast away any bad luck and bring forth good luck. Children often receive “luck” money. Many people wear new clothes and send Chinese New Year greetings to each other. Various activities such as beating drums and striking gongs, as well as dragon and lion dances, are all part of the Spring Festival festivities.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, The Dog year 2018 has a key word of ACTION!

Ranking as the eleventh animal in Chinese zodiac, Dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. On the negative side, they are likely to be self-righteous, cold, terribly stubborn, slippery, critical of others and not good at social activities.

It’s also important to know your birth hour which is similar to our ascending sign in Western astrology, so you need to read both your Animal year and also your animal hour to get a blend of the energies in store for you this year.

There is also a lunar month animal to check on

If you know your Western astrology ascending sign you will see how it resonates to your Chinese hour of birth.

Mine is Capricorn and Ox which are very similar in meaning.

The significance of the birth hour in the horoscope reading dates back about 2,500 years, although the Animal names were not given to the hours themselves until more recently.

What many people don’t realize with Chinese astrology, is that your animal sign is only part of the story: There’s an element attached to you as well; metal, water, wood, fire or earth. In Western astrology, we have planets and houses.

In Chinese astrology, they have something they call the Four pillars of wisdom which is also called the Meng by some.

The Four pillars give you an indication of the elemental balance of your life.

It takes 60 years to go through a complete cycle in Chinese astrology because you have the five elements, and you have the 12 animals and every animal goes through every element.

The year of the Earth Dog, means in a general sense greater stability and a greater sense of being grounded, but some signs will need to work harder than others to achieve this. For these signs it is also good to known the time of birth Animal which will help understand the energies of the year and balance them out.

The earth Dog energy goes well with Saturn in Capricorn in Western astrology as Saturn entered this sign just before Christmas last year.

Make sure you check for DLS so you can take off an hour if you were born during the months when the clock is put forward.

Also if you are born in January or February check your Animal year as the New Year begins at a different date each year.

Lunar Month Animal

Have you ever wondered why Western astrology signs fall on odd days of the month instead of being at the start of a month during the year?

The Chinese lunar calendar is divided into 24 sections which were originally used as a guide for agriculture

In matching the closest dates of those sections with our Western calendar, we find that they coincide with the 12 astrology signs of our western system.

The 12 animal signs are also assigned a month in this calendar so we can match them to Western signs.

So check these too but the year Animal and the birth hour animal are the main ones to check on for your yearly forecast.

Rat = Sagittarius 22nd Nov – 21st Dec

Ox = Capricorn 22nd Dec – 20th January

Tiger = Aquarius 21st Jan – 19th Feb

Rabbit = Pisces 20th Feb – 20th March

Dragon = Aries 21st March – 19th April

Snake = Taurus 20th April – 20th May

Horse = Gemini 21st May – 21st June

Sheep = Cancer 22nd June – 21st July

Monkey = Leo 22nd July – 21st August

Rooster = Virgo 22nd August – 22nd Sept

Dog = Libra 23rd Sept – 22nd Oct

Boar = Scorpio 23rd Oct – 21st Nov


You could find little Chinese animals for each of these if you want. Rabbit year is called cat in some cultures. Sheep can be Goat also and Pig is often called Boar.

11pm – 12.59am (Tzu) Rat

The Tzu birth hour produces personality characters that are generally pleasant, sociable and easy to get along with. The Rat-hour person comes across as being active, confident, busy and successful – but can be a bit of a busybody to boot, and is inclined to be hot-tempered.

1am – 2.59am (Ch’ou) Ox

People born in the Ch’ou hour tend to be level-headed and down-to-earth. Other people find them to be knowledgeable and reliable – but sometimes a bit biased. They may seem to attract ill-fortune when young, but this is usually reversed later in life.

3am – 4.59am (Yin) Tiger

People born in this hour are enthusiastic and self-assured. Others see them as having a strong and positive personality – which can at times be a little over-exuberant. For this reason, family relationships can be difficult for people born at this hour.

5am – 6.59am (Mao) Rabbit

Mao hour people are generally sensitive and shy and do not project their real selves to the world, always feeling they have to put on an act to please others. Their confidence and success in close relationships usually develops as they mature.

7am – 8.59am (Ch’en) Dragon

The Dragon hour of birth conveys independence and makes for interesting people who also come across as colourful and unusual. People born at this time can have an over-supply of self-confidence, which other people may find irritating.

9am – 10.59 an (Szu hour) Snake

The Szu hour conveys great talent, but it can also make people a bit difficult for others to fathom, because they appear so controlled. Other people either take to Snake-hour individuals instantly or do not like them at all, although to those who like them and whom they like, they make kind and thoughtful friends.

11am – 12.59pm (Wu) Horse

People born in the Wu hour always appear to others as open, cheerful, happy-go-lucky individuals. These people are extroverts and it generally shows – on the go and clever, they can also be obstinate.

1pm – 2.59pm (Wei) Sheep

Wei-hour people have an unassuming nature that doesn’t allow them to force themselves upon others, so that people see them as quiet and retiring, but eminently sensible. Sometimes over-reserved, they are family-orientated and feel better in company than alone.

3pm – 4.59pm (Shen) Monkey

The monkey character produces people who are lively and talkative, with a twinkle in the eye that guarantees they make friends wherever they go. This birth hour can make people lively and active, but also easily bored.

5pm – 6.59pm (Yu) Rooster

Rooster-hour people usually have something rather stylish in their approach and create an impression of elegance and glamour. But they don’t suffer fools gladly and they often find it difficult to get along with others during their youth – perhaps because they always want to rule the roost.

7pm – 8.59pm (Hsu) Dog

To some, Dog-hour people seem steady and reliable; to others they are quiet and graceful, while to others still they may come across as dull and unimaginative. It all depends on the individual’s point of view. Those born at this hour are hard-working and capable – sometimes to the point of doggedness – and are always ready to help anyone in need.

9pm – 10.59pm (Hai) Pig

People born at this time have a laid-back manner that conceals a depth of interest, cultivation and intelligence that doesn’t always come through at first. While they may have few close friends, they have great warmth and they never harbour grudges.

Forecasts for each Chinese Astrology Animal Year Sign

The Year of the Dog for Rats

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Rat years 192419361948, 19601972198419962008,

The Rat Horoscope 2018 shows that this will be quite a positive year for Rat people.

Having good friends and allies will make all the difference in 2018 for Rats.

At times during the year you might feel that you are under a lot of pressure and that you are running out of energy, so take time off to relax, do some gardening, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, or whatever you feel will relax you.

Just remember, although it will not be the best year of your life, as long as you take good care of yourself and stay calm and relaxed, it will still be a satisfying year for you.

Friends will play an important role in your life in the year of Dog 2018. So make friends instead of enemies, and appreciate all the good friends you have.

They will certainly lend a helping hand when you are in need.

However, you must watch your temper and think before you speak.

Focus your energy on learning this year; do not stay stuck in one place, but keep moving forward.

Remember, knowledge is not only power, but something that can help you in many different ways.

Thanks to the lucky star “Ba-Tzo”, there is a good chance for you to get promoted, so show people what you’ve got and accomplish something special.

And if you have been thinking about starting your own business, this could be the year for you. However, choose your partner(s) carefully.

Someone might pretend to be your friend and then stab you in the back.

The health of the elderly in your family will be important.

Love for Rats this year

If you are in a relationship now, you need to communicate more and work out the problems between you.

Do not ignore these issues, because they might be the start of a bigger problem if you don’t deal with them now. Meanwhile, you may experience impatience and a short fuse.

You need to learn to listen to your partner and don’t let your emotions get carried away.

If you are a single female Rat, it is time to “frock up” and go out more.

This year of the Dog will be a time full of excitement and fun!!!

Keep your eyes wide open, because you have a good chance to find that special someone this year.

In fact, the year of the Dog will be a “peach flower” year for you; which means you will meet plenty of eligible guys out there so make sure you always look your best.

As for single male Rats, you are not as lucky as the female Rat this year. But don’t get discouraged, although you may not meet “THE ONE”, you should still go out and meet different people and make new friends.

To enhance your luck in romance, Rat women can wear some yellow jewellery (like jade or crystal), and Rat men can wear accessories in red or green.

Rat Finance

Your finances should be fine this year, money may come in slowly, but at least you are still attracting it.

Invest wisely and cautiously. Be objective and rational when it comes to investment; do not believe every tip from your friends. If you were born in the year of 1972, you will have better luck in finance than the other Rat people.

Meanwhile, red, green and purple are your colours this year, so you can either wear them or put some items in your room to bring you good luck.

Rat Career

There is an indication of good wealth luck for the Rat and plenty of potential for closing lucrative deals – the key is to spend a little on your customers to achieve the last crucial affirmative.

Rats will also prosper if they work on improving their PR skills this year – you will have to be the King (or Queen) in order to strike! There is also an indication of a pay rise or a promotion for Rats, too – make use of your decision-making and managerial abilities to prosper.

Rat Health

It’s an ok year for your health. Remember to take time out and exercise, it will make you stronger. Beware of sharp objects as you might get cuts or injuries of this kind.

Take care of your liver and kidneys. Try to avoid too much alcohol or medications and drink plenty of water.

The Year of the Dog for Ox

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OX years are 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.

But check your birth year for when the actual Chinese New Year begins as t varies each year.

Ox people have had an up and down time in the last two years with first the crazy year of the monkey, and then many benefits from their friend Roosters year in 2017 being in charge.

And now this Dog year could clash a little with Ox people’s needs and different strategies will be needed for success.

The extremely fussy and sensitive Dog loves to see creative contributions with some sort of intellectual background rather than the dynamic approach of the Ox style.

That’s why 2018 might become a little difficult here and there but Ox can handle almost anything so he will make the most of things anyway.

Ox is one of the strongest signs and most issues this year will be minor ones…

The Dog years are never very bad so a few shake ups should not matter that much. They will keep Ox people awake and perhaps they might even feel encouraged to focus on learning and studies as it is a great year for that.

Best to take things as they come and to just keep on walking and waiting for a luckier period.

Don’t let your  stubbornness get in the way of things this year but rather – try to be more flexible and learn to listen and communicate with others.

Go out and be sociable, it will bring you joy. Meanwhile, money will not come easily this year, your workload might increase and you will need to be careful with investments.

So try not to have any grand plans or big investments this year.

2018 Ox Love

Cupid at least will be smiling at Ox people this year. If you are looking for that special someone, go out and be sociable as you are more than likely to meet someone and start a new romance; if you are already in a relationship, it could turn into a commitment this year.

As for the single Ox ladies, you are less lucky than the boys in romance. And if you are in a relationship already, you must learn to communicate and work out the issues to avoid constant arguments.

To enhance your luck in romance, Ox ladies should wear some green accessories (wood and long shape), and boy Oxen can wear some black, and wavy accessories.

Ox Finance

It will be a so-so year for your finances, so watch you’re spending carefully. Don’t make any impulsive decisions and then feel sorry next day.

Try to save as much as you can.

Meanwhile, sky blue, green and black are your colours this year, and try to wear accessories with a pearl white colour or cream.

Also, you can try to put a cup or bowl of water in your office or room to bring you luck with finance.

OX Career

Oxen must be careful with all career-related decisions this Dog year. Keep a low profile, be productive behind the scenes and avoid confrontational approaches in order to succeed.

Ox people should not dabble in office politics, and watch your back whenever you can, because someone may want to stab you there.

Your luck for this year depends on how your work quality is, so the harder you work, the more you will prosper.

If you plan to expand your business, be cautious and conservative, and you will have better luck if you work with a female.

Ox Health

This is not a year of serious illnesses for Ox people or bad health threats, but you may experience mild, nagging problems such as viral infections, cold, headaches and even a little emotional pressure. So take more Vitamin C this year to build up your immune levels and drink plenty of water to rid the body of impurities.

Pay more attention to the stomach and abdomen area.

Avoid late night work and all-night partying.

If you take good care of self, the year of Dog 2018 should be a great time for an Ox to lose weight and to avoid carbs and fats in the diet

The Year of the Dog for Tigers

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Birth years 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.

The year of the earth Dog will be a very good year for Tiger people. Tigers did not do so well in the year of the Sheep in 2015 or the 2016 Year of the Monkey. But 2017, the Rooster year was much better and now the year of the Dog will see even more improvements.

Traditionally the Tiger is a good friend and ally of the Dog, so that a huge portion of good luck and good karma will make it a very good year.

Usually the Dog and the Tiger do best when it comes to fighting for justice, higher morals and values.

However both Tigers and Dogs can be a little selfish and stubborn which points to a need this year for the Tigers to be more sociable and gentle in order keep the Dog generous and kind towards them.

In addition Tigers will do well if they are less bossy and more caring towards others.

And with the help of your friends, wealth is especially looking good with now serious setbacks.

There will be some ups and downs when it comes to legal matters or contracts  if there is a lot of paper work to take care of so as well as dealings that involve lots of documentation. Luckily, with the luck for the tiger people, so take care in these areas and make sure all the fine print is covered and everything is signed correctly. With care and attention to details things should turn out well in the end.

On the down side its possible Tigers may inadvertently step on a few toes or bruise a few egos due to conflicts, so be aware of your strong effect on others and count to ten if you feel strongly about something.

This is often the case for Tigers as it is but the best solution for you this year is to only work closely with people that you are close to and know well as this will mean there will be no hard feelings if you are not so tactful.

You should also work with your old clients rather than look for new ones this year as much as possible. Of if they are very trusted new clients then it should be fine.

Tigers who work in the public service industry will do very well this year. There are signs of great progress at work, and even a promotion or a new position.

Also a steady, consistent approach with plenty of commitment will lead to greater success as well as being more humble and relaxed.

Tigers should do really well this year.

2018 Tiger Love

Love for Tigers this year is so so, especially for female Tigers if they are looking for a new love, but if already in a relationship the commitment should be deepened , with marriage for many that have been waiting to tie the knot,

Male Tigers do better if single and looking for a mate but there will be a few challenges all the same. However, it appears that the male Tigers will have better luck this year when it comes to new loves than females.

Male Tigers should always look their best at work as this is where they could meet someone special.

In general, there are a few problems concerning third parties with relationship, such as petty people who may try to cause trouble between you. So it’s very important not to listen to any gossip this year, since these are sources of mischief that may disrupt the harmony between you and your partner.

For female Tigers, white is your lucky colour for romance, and black is the colour for the male Tiger. Also, jade, crystal or any rectangular accessories will bring you good luck.

Tiger Finance

This is the year you will be smiling all the way to the bank. Whatever you have in mind – a new business, or investment, you can pretty much profit from it. Nevertheless, don’t throw your money away, do some research and trust your instincts, and then you will get the harvest you wish for.

If you are a consultant, freelancer, real estate agent or insurance agent, things will start to pick up and your income will increase.

Meanwhile, light brown, yellow brown, light orange and light yellow are your colours this year, and try to wear accessories with purple and red. Also, you can try to wear a piece of jade or crystal or place it in your office to help you focus.

Tiger Career

Your career is definitely improving. There will be opportunities for promotion as well as extra income. So invest wisely and do your research as it will pay off well as will extra study.

Tiger 2018 Health

You should enjoy wonderful physical health this year, Tigers, but you may be overly sensitive at times during the year with your feelings close to the surface. Avoid overly Yin places such as funerals and graveyards, dark or deserted areas, and do spend a lot of your time in hot, sunny climates or go to weddings and social occasions, or busy shopping malls to reduce this problem.

Make sure you get lots of activity outside to keep your body energised during the year.

Pay more attention to your feet.

The year of the Dog for Rabbits

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Rabbit years of birth 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.

The year of the Rooster was a little rough for Rabbits and it was only very blessed Rabbits that found some good fortune

But this year with the much gentler Dog in charge of fate, much improvement should happen.

Not that the Dog is a huge fan of the Rabbits, but at least the Rabbit caution, taste and sensitivity will earn them some rewards.

In particular Rabbits with an intellectual background have a good chance to find these rewards whilst those with a careless or superficial lifestyle, could find it difficult to proceed.

During this Dog year the Rabbit may experience financial gains and good luck with career.

You are very likely to get opportunities through the assistance of other people, so don’t be too shy to ask for help from friends and colleagues.

Chinese astrology shows that your luck is better than usual although your expenses might increase, but most of this will be necessary rather than extravagance and help you to gain more.

The year is good for those in sales, property or insurance fields. This is because the Rabbit is blessed with a special Peach Blossom star for their career, which leads to good interaction and strong communicative skills for you!

However, because of the peach blossom star, married Rabbits have to be very careful, and refrain yourself from being led astray and having affairs.

Single Rabbits will have the time of their lives in this year of the Dog! Plenty of love luck abounds, and you will get to choose someone you are really attracted to.

The partner with the most potential is very likely to be someone from your inner circle of friends.

Reliability, solid morals and persistency are other qualifications that will turn out as most beneficial in 2018 as Rabbits are advised to seek more progress and achievements in these areas.

2018 Rabbit Love

Rabbits who are married should safeguard their reputations, as the Peach Blossom influence which is so auspicious for career and single Rabbits, will turn against married Rabbits and could cause all kinds of problems, mostly petty jealousy and other tensions in relationships.

Try not to be overly friendly to the opposite sex if married, and stay away from temptation!

However as the year of a Dog is the peach flower year for the Rabbit people there is also the chance for committed couples to get closer and closer, as long as you remember not to interfere or intrude too much. Cherish what you have and everything will be just fine.

Rabbit women need to learn patience. Don’t rush into anything before you are ready. You need time to know your partner better.

If you are married, this is a good time to start your baby plan.

As for Rabbit men, the stars are really on your side. If you are single, you will find your Princess. If you are in a steady relationship, it’s time to pop that question.

To enhance your luck in romance, Rabbit women can wear accessories in a round shape and clothing in white; as for Rabbit men, yellow is your colour and you can try wearing accessories such as jade or crystal.( Greenstone is Jade)

Rabbit Finance

This is one of your best years for finances Rabbit people, as it is a lucky year for you.

If you have had plans ready to put into action now is a good time to get things moving.

Meanwhile, light brown, earth tone and beige are your colours this year, and try to wear accessories with purple. Also, you can put a piece of jade (Greenstone) or crystal in your office to help you stay calm and maintain your inner peace.


Your career is on the rise and your financial outlook is looking great.

Your employers will start to notice your talent and there is promotion in the future.

So try not to blow this opportunity.

Rabbit Health

If you are already feeling energetic and hyped up this is because this year your health will be very good and you will have extra energy.

With your popularity on the rise this year, try not to become a party animal, and remember to monitor your diet as well as you could overindulge so be careful with your cholesterol and blood pressure this year.

There is an indication of male family members, particularly senior ones, having health issues so look after the older folks in the family and encourage them to eat well and stay active.

Stay alert for any signs that are different to usual.

The Year of the Dog for Dragons

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Dragon years of birth are 1916 1928, 194019521964197619882000, 2012.

Looking back at the last two years Dragons should have had a fairly positive year with a few difficulties in the Monkey year of 2016 and a good year in the Rooster year 2017.

This Dog year will mean facing a lot of facts and making the hard decisions so there is some hard work ahead. This ties in very much with Saturn in Capricorn energy which means that Dragons can no longer put off what they have failed to take care of before, but also that to get ahead they have a lot of chance of achievement if they put the effort in.

So as the energy of the Dog year kicks in from the time of the solar eclipse in Aquarius mid-February there will be some adjusting to do but the new moon itself at that time is auspicious also, so each animal sign can get off on the right foot or in this case Dragon claw.

The good thing is that the Dog has much sympathy with the charming Dragon as they are opposite signs which always carries attraction but apart from that the Dragon will have to bring out their best traits and a long line of virtues in order to receive some decent portions of good luck.

The ruling Dog requires some serious reliability and loyalty in addition to hard work, trust and integrity so the proud Dragon may have to be a little more humble than usual and willing to put in the extra effort to gain what they  need, and also associate with the right people, accept new challenges also.

This year is a time to save your money and work diligently to gain it, grabbing opportunities that come along for extra cash and windfalls as they may not come so often.

There is a clash between the Dragon and the Dog year (Tai-sway), and this heralds limited opportunities for money-making and there may be one or two rainy days in store during the year, so do spend your money very wisely and keep some aside just in case.

However, someone you are close is lucky star for you. This could be a friend, a family member or a colleague. Because of the helping hand from this person, things will turn out for the better. Nevertheless, be very careful with your money and avoid risky investments.

The year of Dog will be blowing the wind of change for you, which means there will be changes in your career, finance and relationship. Therefore, your best strategy is to stay low, stay put and wait for the change. (The eclipses beginning in a few days will be the start of this).

Creativity is the key to success this year so Dragons who are in the creative industries such as writers, designers, copywriters and artists should have no problem in the year of the Dog 2018! Or those who work in healing or spiritual areas.

As a general rule, though the Dragon’s wealth luck is weak, your career luck is on a high.

The Dog is also very much into law & order, deep thinking and anything relating to morals and justice, people’s rights, making right what is wrong, and helping others do the same, so Dragons will feel this strongly during the year and will be able to work with this.

So with this knowledge and effort you can fly through the year unharmed and at least with a minimum of success.

Fortunately, the Dog year 2018 will be less aggressive and painful compared to the harsh Sheep year of 2015 so this year you may even find some relaxation now and again which you will surely need.

2018 Dragon Love

For Dragons in a committed relationship there may be some strain due to the clash between the Dragon and the Dog. But this is more likely for couples in the initial stages of getting to know each other, rather than those who have been together for a long time.

If you’ve been in the relationship for a while, you should be able to communicate and understand each other better.

During the Dog year Dragon also needs to practice plenty of patience and restraint – there is a possibility of the Dragon succumbing to his more wild ways and wreaking all kinds of havoc!

One way to solve this dilemma is for the couple to spend a little time apart. Sometimes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Meanwhile, you need to learn to stop the cold war, communication is the only key to make things better, so be careful what you say and learn to deal with problems better.

If you are single, female Dragons need to be patient. Go out and socialize more. And for the male Dragon, your peach flower luck is only average.

The good news is, there might be lots of opportunities out there and some pursuers, however, you need to be very selective.

If you jump into a relationship too soon without really knowing that person, you might get yourself into trouble.

To enhance your luck in romance, female Dragons can wear rectangular accessories and dress in green.

As for male Dragons, black is your colour and you can try to wear accessories that are either in a wavy shape or with water in it.

Dragon Finance

Improvements in your finances will slowly get better, although it may take some time and patience, but what you need to be concerned with is your expenses.

You must learn to save up more instead of spending what you earn right away. Saving is the key to year to save stress at certain times.

There is a possibility of a loss in your finances, so you need to be very cautious and conservative this year. Beware of theft and unexpected expense, and you need to learn to manage your money well.

To increase your luck in wealth, put a bowl of water in your room.

Dragon Career

Some conflicts or obstacles could occur in your career path. So you need to prepare yourself to face the problems with a clear head and patience. If you are working part-time, avoid fighting with your co-workers or boss.

There is an opportunity for changing jobs, so grab the chance when it comes up.

You can depend on your co-workers or friends to help. Just remember to be careful of what you say, your words and behaviour might get you into trouble.

Dragon Health

Because of the clash between the Dragon and the Dog in this year of Dog, you could be susceptible to a sensitive or weak stomach, chests and rib-cage area.

Do be careful of what you eat, and stay away from unhygienic eating outlets. You also need to be very careful when you engage in risky activities such as rock climbing and sky diving.

The Year of the Dog for Snakes

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Year of birth for snakes. 191719291941195319651977, 19892001, 2013.

This Dog year will bring much more understanding as there is more wisdom to be had for the Snake.

There is a chance this year to get ahead in your career if you were hoping for a better position or a raise.

This year should bring more prosperity for Snakes and much more help from friend and colleagues especially from the opposite sex.

But you need to be careful how you act and what you say since these are your traits that can get you in trouble.

Do avoid speculating and new investments, and be careful when following advice of others on the same.

This is a good year for meeting new friends and improving your social life as this will benefit you in many different ways.

It’s a year to be calm and show others your wisdom as the Dog will like this and bestow you with much luck and good fortune.

Snakes being naturally clever won’t have any problem adjusting to the intellectual energies of the Dog year where discipline, loyalty and the power of the mind will be the guiding factors.

All of the above makes it easy for Snakes to blend in smoothly and reap the benefits from this year of the Dog ahead.

Snake Love

Romance is in the air for you this year, Snake people.

Snake people have the best Peach Flower Luck in this year of Dog. For single Snakes there will be many opportunities for a new relationship, so choose carefully.

Rather than waiting to love to find you – go after it and then luck will be even more eon your side with the right partner.

For married Snakes, this could be a time of some friction for you, as there will be many temptations during the year ahead.

So self-control is important to avoid difficult situations arising.

Keep your marriage together by exercising patience, and being kind to your partner at all times. This is the best approach to take.

Though this is the case for married Snake people, single or attached Snakes may find a lot of good love luck this year. Those who have been in a commitment could even hear the wedding bells this year.

To enhance your luck with love, Snake women can wear accessories in black, a wavy shape (like the ocean).

For Snake men, you can wear white, oval or round accessories.

Snake Finance

You should be laughing all the way to the bank this year as there should be opportunities everywhere you look, so choose between them carefully.

Investments will be profitable if you start small and don’t be too impulsive. Do your homework and then you will benefit more.

Due to your good luck this year, try to listen to advice from the opposite sex.

This might be a good year to start a new career, so if you have been thinking about this for years, the year of Dog might be the right time to do it.

Gold, off-white and dark are your colours this year, and try to wear accessories in darker brown. .

To increase your luck in wealth, put a crystal or white object in the North Western side of your office.

Snake Career

Your career will be stable this year, and if you have been only working part time this could change with an opportunity for a great stable job.

For other snakes, promotions are possible. Make sure your boss sees your hard work so he will value you more so the promotion could come that is overdue.

Snake Health

Your health should be the best this year.

Physically you will be healthiest but mentally you could have a little too much to think about so don’t let this make you depressed or become anxious as your emotions can get moody at times.

This in turn could cause insomnia if your mind gets too overactive.

But none of this is severe, just annoying now and again. The point is DON’T WORRY.

In conclusion, the year for the Snake does show some sensitivity but overall it should be a successful lucky year and a time to realise some dreams.

In conclusion, the Snake horoscope 2018 shows that the overall spirit will be fairly sensitive what also seems to please the emotions of the Snakes who now may feel truly inspired to realize their big dreams based on some excellent support by the Dog.

The Year of the Dog for Horses

Horse - 2018 Chinese Astrology Animal Sign Forecasts 2

Birth years for Horse  include 1918193019421954196619781990,2002, 2014.

Horses may not have enjoyed the year of the Monkey and Rooster so much but this 2018 Dog year should be so much better.

With several lucky stars on your horizon, things are looking much more positive for you and even if there are negatives there is always something goods to come afterwards.

Wealth and career luck are at a peak Horse people, so there should be some good opportunities to be seized by the ambitious Horse.

Those who are the most assertive and strong should definitely turn to investments and the stock market too, even have a try at Bitcoin.

On the downside you must take care of your older family members this year and pay more attention to their health.

Horses are reliable and hardworking which is why the Dog respects and likes them so much so this year should go well for Horses.

Horse is one of the strongest and most vigorous symbols which stands, also for security and continuity.

Dog and Horse have much affinity so Karma will shower on them this year.

This is a great year for education for Horses so if you want to study more, then this is the year to do it. High studies always impress the Dog.

So less partying and more sincerity and perseverance is the way to go this year.

2018 Horse Love

This is a very good year for romance for Horses. If single, you just might just find the special someone.

For those in a relationship already it’s a time when you can get closer.

But beware that you will attract many of the opposite sex so don’t give in to temptation and get yourself involved in a love triangle.

Married Horses may be too busy with their career to be as romantic as that like to be so don’t forget to pay attention to your partner and spend time with him or her.

To enhance your luck in romance, Horse women should wear accessories in black, and wavy shapes like water. Horse men can should wear white, oval or round accessories.

Horse Finance

This is a year for luck with money. In fact, this could be the year to invest in a first house or invest in the stock market. Profit can be made this year with careful speculation.

But you must invest wisely with a small portion of your own money, and do not borrow money to invest, as if you borrow you might not see any return in your investment.

And with your profit do not on and spend it all afterwards.

Off-white, cream, bright grey and gold are your colours this year and try to wear accessories in wood colour.

To increase your luck in wealth, put a crystal or white object in the north western side of your office or room.

Horse Career

Your career will be on the rise this year although you will be extremely busy.

But you will enjoy your work and your employer will notice your efforts.

It’s important that you do what you love to do this year so you can work hard and achieve your goal and dreams.

As there is good luck this year with finance, it’s also a good time to take some courses to get ahead.

Horse Health

The Horse should have good health all-year-round. There may be the occasional small accident or bruising and sprains, but nothing more serious than this.

But, as this is most likely to happen in contact sports, or competition athletic Horses must take extra care.

Pay attention to your heart, skin and eyes.

The Year of the Dog for Sheep

Sheep - 2018 Chinese Astrology Animal Sign Forecasts 2

Sheep years of birth1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.

During the 2017 Rooster year Sheep has had to deal with some so many obstacles that a lot of them threw in the towel entirely and decided to just wait things out to see what happened. This of course could have been modified by a very good hour of Birth animal symbol.

Dog is much more receptive to Sheep (Goats) than the sometimes aggressive Rooster, so this year they will gain more respect and appreciation of their talents and abilities from many more people as the Dog will be kind to them.

Still, there will be a mix of ups and downs. Since the Tai Tsu Star is on your sign, you have to be more alert than usual, you might find yourself losing concentration and have a shot fuse, or even losing a little money in an investment.

You also need to watch your behaviour and words which could cause animosity from others if you don’t exercise tact when necessary.

Having said that, there are also many lucky stars shining on you this year, so things will turn out for the best in the end.

As well as being more tactful you also need to learn to mind your own business, if you don’t, you might drag yourself into something you may wish you had totally avoided and can’t get out of so easily.

Gossiping could be a factor this year so try not to get drawn into this and be aware that some could be aimed at you, but if so be careful to only say things to a person’s face about them and not behind their back. Then you will do much better.

Entrepreneur Sheep should definitely concentrate on their existing businesses, and keep new ventures on the backburner for this year. Do what you know how to do best and stick with that, the tried and true for the most success.

The spirit and lifestyle of the Dog is very different to the Sheeps, with the main similarity being professionalism and respect for arts and creativity, which can help to bridge the big gaps.

At least this will make the Dog look after the Sheep up to a certain degree, so that the road won’t be too rough and frustrating or dissatisfying as in the Rooster year 2017.

Sheep Love

For the attached Sheep, there is plenty of luck with love this Dog year!

Your emotions will wake up again so you will be wanting some romance in your life.

However, be careful with what you say, sometimes, words can be more hurtful than action, and remember, stay away from temptation if you are already in a relationship.

For single Sheep although your love luck is not as strong as the Ox or the Snake, you will meet some interesting new friends, but they are not like to be the right one.

On the other hand if you are very careful and selective you could do better as this is not a year to jump into a relationship too soon without really knowing that person. By expanding your circle of friends there may be someone in that circle or someone who is a friend to them that is right for you.

To enhance your luck in romance, Sheep women’s colours for the year are blue and green, and try to wear rectangular, long accessories made of wood. Sheep men, you can wear black, wavy accessories.

Sheep Finance

In general, your financial luck will be good. You will have plenty of opportunity to make some extra money, although it may not be a huge amount, but little by little, you will see the increase in your bank account.

But you have to be more conservative about your spending as in buying the latest products, also try not to spend too much on loved ones.

If you have a partner in business, be very cautious. Avoid any borrowing or lending of money with people you know, and beware of theft or robbery.

Bright blue gray, navy blue and dark brown are your colours this year, and try to wear accessories in a lily white colour. To increase your luck in wealth, put a bowl of water in your room or office.

Sheep Career

Your career should go well this Dog year. Your salary should increases or a higher status gained. But you will be working hard for this and putting in extra effort.

You friends will be great help to you when it comes to career and business.

But the year of Dog will not be entirely free from worries. There could be some problems at work that stress you.

People who pretend to be friends may try to stab you in the back. Definitely pay no attention to rumours, Focus and remain calm, then everything will turn out for the better.

Reliability, practicality and commitment to work or new studies and learning will need to be a feature this year as well as some more thoughtful behaviour for the best results.

Sheep Health

Some health issues could arise in the Dog year but nothing too major.

It’s more likely to be emotional health such as down times and feeling a little depressed or low now and again which could mean you will want to withdraw now and again.

Don’t let people or situations get to you and if this happens take a break now and again to replenish your energies. Keep a good diet and take care of self – nurture yourself. Find some motivating people to be around and go for walks or get out among people whom you like the company of and who help make you feel good.

Take up a spiritual practice such as meditation or gentle yoga, or tai Chi to keep you on centred and calm.

The Year of the Dog for Monkeys

Monkey - 2018 Chinese Astrology Animal Sign Forecasts 2

Money years of birth 192019321944195619681980, 199220042016.

After the 2 quite good years for the Monkey in 2015 and 2016, the year of the Rooster was a rough ride for many Monkeys with only a few who came out on top.

This year of the Dog can be expected to be much more rewarding and pleasant in particular for male Monkeys.

The year will be a very, progressive time Monkeys although you will be quite busy, but at least you will enjoy what you are doing.

If you plan to relocate, this will be the year to make the move.

Financially, it will be year with Monkey ups and downs, you will get lots of opportunities to make extra cash, but you need to control your spending so you don’t lose what you earn too quickly.

Career-wise, there will be plenty of opportunities coming your way, so it’s up to you to grab your chances and excel! The more progress you make, the stronger your money luck will become and you will ultimately succeed in your goals.

You will get the help you need from a friend. However, you need to pay attention to your emotions as they may be quite sensitive at times.

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Also, you need to pay more attention to the health of the elderly in the family.

The Dog has a certain affinity for Monkeys, so that their share of good luck and karma will rub off on Monkey people.

Monkeys are usually into “no risk no fun” and the cautious Dog certainly admires such wild courage a lot, as well as their creativity and smartness.

It is important in 2018 to improve in terms of reliability, trust, moral responsibility, and genuine caring, as there could be a few tests or obstacles to overcome in these areas for the Monkey this year as you try to express your own true abilities and nature and at the same time live up to Dog year standards.

Also Monkeys will enjoy the much more intellectual energies of the Dog Year and be able to be their most clever selves.

Monkey Love

Romance is waiting for you this year Monkey people, especially for single Monkey ladies.

In fact, you will have many suitors this year. However, don’t let their appearances fool you. You do need to choose the one that is most compatible with you. Also, it is possible for you to meet the perfect partner at a place you had least expected such as when doing something that is quite routine or ordinary, such as when visiting friends, or on a business trip, on or the street, in a restaurant etc.

It’s very likely you may fall for someone who’s totally different from you or from a different country.

For attached Monkeys who are already in a relationship or married, you will find plenty of temptation outside your home to test you but it’s best to resist this.

These sudden attractions would be superficial, and will only serve to sever the love between you and your present partner.

It’s also important not to let work come between you and your loved one. You need to pay more attention to your partner and learn to open up and communicate more.

To enhance your luck in romance, red is the colour for Monkey ladies, and you should wear accessories in a diamond shape; as for Monkey men, you can wear black accessories in a long, rectangular shape.

Monkey Finance

Your financial outlook is good in the year of Dog, especially for those with a full-time stable jobs, but money can also be made from freelancing or consulting opportunities.

But if you are working for a commission such as insurance, or real estate, you must plan ahead and be prepared for a year with ups and downs. In general, avoid big investments, and never act on impulsive decisions.

Just remember to avoid borrowing, avoid gambling, and try to save up as much as you can as you will be happy that you did.

Apple green, dark green and dark blue are your colours this year and try to wear accessories in light blue or light grey.

To increase your luck in wealth, put a plant in your room or office.

Monkey Career

The winds of change are heading towards Monkey people in 2018.

It’s a year when you may get a transfer to a different department or even get relocated to a new State or country.

Better still, you might move on to a better new job sometime this year. However, it’s important to take care of your behaviour and words, or attitude, and watch your back because someone you work with might stab you in the back.

Monkey Health

There could be some ups and downs with health this year, but nothing serious, just the usual possibility of colds or Flu or stomach upsets.

Remember to eat well, sleep well and exercise regularly, stay hydrated in the year ahead.

The Year of the Dog for Dogs

Dog - 2018 Chinese Astrology Animal Sign Forecasts 2

Birth years for dogs 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006.

The last two years have not been so good for Dogs, as both the 2016 Monkey year and the 2017 Rooster year were full of hurdles and obstacles, and although this year will not be the very best ever, at least things are starting to go your way as it’s the beginning of a brand new cycle for you Dogs.

Everything is there ready to be made full use of after a year of wrong choices and mistakes caused by the misunderstanding of and failure to adjust to the Rooster spirit.

If it makes you feel any better Roosters didn’t do so well themselves.

So the main problems this year will be in finding ways to recover from past mistakes and adjust to a whole new Dog ballgame where you need to regain confidence in self and learn to have faith again in your best qualities of sincerity, loyalty, clever ideas, and your caring and sensitive /intuitive nature.

Most Dogs assume that seeing it is your year everything will be perfect but in fact it is your Tai-Suay year, which means it’s a time to stay low. There will be time of strong Dog emotions and obstacles.

But you have learnt from the Rooster year not to make the same mistake twice.

And it’s time to capitalize the moments when you are in top form.

If you have been planning a major move then you may be best to wait until the end of this year or early next year.

This is a year to stay still and be content and patient but also times when there will be some exciting surprises year that may shock you but also provide new opportunities. When they come embrace them and do not be afraid to experiment and venture into uncharted territory.

But first make sure that you double-check all documentation and facts. You need to be practical, and always remind yourself to plan ahead.

At the same time don’t be too sceptical as Dogs tend to be. If the time comes to act, its best to not be so cautious and be courageous and also flexibility this year.

Female Dogs will do better than male dogs for the most part this year when it comes to courage.

Male Dogs will need to renew their attitudes in order to capitalize on their vast opportunities.

Dog Love

Romance luck is mediocre so maybe no wedding bells for singles and not much excitement for married people.

You may feel a little lonely at times this year, and also feel very secretive about that.

If you wish to have better luck in your love life, you need to be more active. Go out and join some social groups, it will do you good.

The best thing the Dog can do is to be honest about his or her feelings and emotions! Although you may feel like bottling up, do tell a friend or your partner about how you feel. Keep optimistic, and have a positive outlook in love and relationship matters!

To enhance your luck in romance, blue and green are the colours for the Dog ladies, and you should wear accessories in a long, rectangular shape.

Dog men need to wear black accessories in a wavy (water) shape.

Dog Finance

Finances should be ok even though there will be no major success. But nor will there be failure.

Since this is your Tai-Suay year, do not make any major investment in real estate. And if you own a property now, try not to move this year.

You need to make your own decision when it comes to your finances, don’t listen to those so-called experts, and stay away from investment, loans and gambles. Save up as much as you can. This is the best advice.

Greyish blue, ocean blue and light blue are your colours this year and try to wear accessories in bright grey.

To increase your luck in wealth, put a cup of water in your room or office.

Dog Career

Career luck is average. This is a year to count on yourself more than anyone else. This means you need to work extra hard. You must learn how to be a team player, and pay more attention to details.

Don’t make any drastic career decisions in the year of Dog, it might be better to wait until the year of the Pig, 2019 for the big move.

Dog Health

First of all you need plenty of sleep this year so if you feel stressed make sure you have a good practice to get rid of it such as Yoga exercise and breathing, meditation or Tai Chi, or something creative that relaxes you.

Stress will lower your immune system this year so take a tonic and plenty of Vitamin C if you need to, and take B vitamins and magnesium for the stress.

So you don’t get stressed and sick balance your work and personal time so you can rest.

Keep your spirits (and metabolism rate!) up by staying active and doing things you enjoy.

The Year of the Dog for Pigs

Pig - 2018 Chinese Astrology Animal Sign Forecasts 2

Birth year for Pigs 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007.

Pigs had a complex year in the Monkey 2016, and then a year of not so good karma in 2017 in the year of the Rooster.

This year could also bring some challenges for Pig people, mainly because the Dogs view of life is totally remote from the Pig’s way of thinking which means that it might be hard to get a lot of support unless they step way back and remain really cool in attitudes when things get too intense.

Pigs like a relaxed life and are easy going and friendly as a rule, whereas the Dog energy focuses more on intellectual efforts, and deep and complicated thinking, demanding loyalty and sincerity at all costs.

So there may not be so many comforts as usual and the commanding Dog won’t provide too much support. But at least the Pig’s ability to stay cool will help to get through these challenges as well as the fact that the Dog is non-aggressive and won’t be doing too much damage for the Pig.

It will be an eventful year for you Pig people, some good and some not so good and it is important to pay attention to the details.

If you do your best to stand out this year, it could lead on to better things – promotions, and increased responsibilities could well happen.

The main problem will be in the manner in which you communicate with your colleagues or others you work closely with, also those who look up to you.

Work a little harder on this, and you will enjoy a very prosperous 2018!

One good thing is that you will receive plenty of recognition and acclaim from friends and superiors, especially among your male friends, as they will bring you good luck.

But you must learn to be more relaxed and not take everything so seriously.

Beware of people who want to take away what you have such as a project you are working on, or something you are trying to purchase or even those you love.

Pig Love

With your love life you are in love as your peach flower luck is the second best among all 12 signs, so get ready for a year of opportunities.

For single Pig ladies, you are most likely to meet a potential partner this year.

For the single Pig men, you need to be more active, as a girlfriend will not fall into your lap if you just want to sit at home and watch TV all day.

For those in committed relationships, you may finally hear wedding bells and head walk down the aisle this year.

Nevertheless, even married Pigs will be tempted to stray this year. Beware of a third party who may try to seduce the married Pig.

Keep your will strong, Pig, and do not surrender to temptation.

Keep communication between you and your partner open, respect each other and you will see a blossoming of renewed love.

Also, if you are trying to have a baby, your wish will finally come true this year.

To enhance your luck in romance in 2018, yellow and red are the colours for Pig ladies, and you should wear accessories such as ruby, jade or crystal.

For Pig men, you can wear red accessories in a star shape.

Pig Finance

Financial luck will be average this year. You should get plenty of help from a male friend.

When it comes to a financial decision, don’t be too hesitant, listen to your heart and make a quick decision. You won’t get lots of profit from your investment, but whatever you earn, try to save it up for the rainy day.

Light red, pink, and burgundy are your colours this year. Try to wear accessories in olive green to increase your luck in wealth.

Put a plant in your room or office.

Pig Career

The year of Dog will bring some opportunities for you. However, you will also find that there are many people competing for the same position. Don’t be discouraged if you lose it to others and take a philosophical approach to this as you might get a better opportunity next time.

You will get plenty help from a male friend. Therefore, you will have better luck if your boss is a man. Put your heart and soul into your career and show him what you are made of. There are opportunities for promotion and a raise, so good luck.

Pig Health

Your health is good this year with no major concern, but you do need to pay attention to minor illnesses. Don’t ignore them. Go see a doctor when you are not feeling well.


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Thank you, Janne, for providing us with an easy-to-read sample of what the year may have in store for each of us.

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I got feedback from two metal dragons in my immediate circle. 2015 was mentioned in your post as that "harsh Sheep year". Both confirmed that year had been their lowest, with a steady rise in fortune and confidence since then.