2018 is the year of the Dog, based on Chinese astrology. The Dog year commenced today, the 4th of February. It can be confusing, for the Chinese New Year is on the 16th of February. This is because the Chinese astrological circle is ending and beginning on LiChun (立春 Beginning of Spring). LiChun is always around 3, 4, or 5th of February each year.

Babies born today and onwards are Dog Year babies. The elements of the year are double earth, therefore, the horoscope for new babies is Earth Dog. It is a Yang sign (Yang means positive, masculine).

The dog is the eleventh sign in the Chinese twelve animal zodiac. Dog Year babies are sweet, loyal and friendly. They are very active, and fast learners. They love to be the center of attention, but also enjoy playing alone. Some Dog Year babies can be loud and impatient. Learn to tame them, their behaviour can change nicely.

I wish the best for all those blessed with a Dog Year baby.