Dog (zodiac)

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Chinese paper-cut for Dog year celebration

The Dog ( ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol . The character 狗 refers to the actual animal while 戌 refers to the zodiac animal.

Years and associated Five Elements[edit]

People born within these date ranges for the zodiacal Dog bear the following elemental sign:[1]

Start Date End Date Heavenly Branch
22 January 1898 9 February 1899 Earth Dog
10 February 1910 29 January 1911 Metal Dog
28 January 1922 15 February 1923 Water Dog
14 February 1934 3 February 1935 Wood Dog
2 February 1946 21 January 1947 Fire Dog
18 February 1958 7 February 1959 Earth Dog
6 February 1970 26 January 1971 Metal Dog
25 January 1982 12 February 1983 Water Dog
10 February 1994 30 January 1995 Wood Dog
29 January 2006 17 February 2007 Fire Dog
16 February 2018 4 February 2019 Earth Dog
3 February 2030 22 January 2031 Metal Dog
22 January 2042 9 February 2043 Water Dog
8 February 2054 27 January 2055 Wood Dog

Basic Astrology Elements[2][edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Xu
The Five Elements: Earth(Tu)
Yin Yang: Yang
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids, oncidium
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple -- Avoid: blue, white, golden


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