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2018’s Year of the Dog is Gonna be a Barking Good Time

By Kara Bednarik

Year of the Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The Year of the Dog means good things for those lucky enough to be born in it. All animals in the Chinese zodiac are special, but many believe that people born in dog years are especially sincere. There are five types of dog: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water. The birth year determines the type of dog a person is. This year is Earth Dog, the last time this happened was in 1958. The Earth Dog is known to be a good communicator, a serious soul, and very responsible in their work life.

The Dog personality is extremely loyal and honest. Your friends would describe you as kind, sincere, and good-natured. Sounds just like your dog, huh? Those of the Dog Chinese zodiac sign share many characteristics with dogs. They love to serve their friends and family and are often viewed as valuable employees because of their loyalty and how much soul they put into their work.

For those of the Dog zodiac sign, 2018 brings lucky and unlucky omens. Pay close attention to numbers 3, 4, and 9 as these will bring you luck, any combination of these numbers is good news too (i.e. 34, 39, etc.). Stay away from numbers 1, 6, and 7 and their combinations as these are unlucky this year. It seems there may be some relief to 7 being in the unlucky side because the 7th day of every Chinese lunar month is a lucky day for Dogs, the 28th too!

If you’re a Dog, then you have something in common with Embrace: your lucky color is purple. Red and green are also lucky colors for Dogs this year. Be mindful of blue, white, and gold though since these are deemed unlucky colors for Dogs in 2018.

Celebrities Born in the Year of the Dog

  • Michael Jackson
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Prince
  • Tim Burton
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Drew Carey

Year of the Dog 2018

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