Gentle, wise and loyal? Find out what your Chinese zodiac says about you

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Gentle, wise and loyal? Find out what your Chinese zodiac says about you

Welcome to the Year of the Dog!

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is on 16 Febuary 2018 and is celebrated in many different ways around the world. The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year in the cycle relating to an animal sign.

The dog is the eleventh zodiac animal and is this year's sign. Representing loyalty and kindness, those born in the year of the dog are valued in the workplace and are sticklers for rules, rarely breaking the status quo unless it's for a highly valued person in their lives. Valuing relationships, they seek to live a quiet, uncomplicated life, surrounded by family and loved ones.

As they are honest and just, they fit well into many social circles and everyone needs a Dog friend in their lives for advice and help. While they can be anixious at times, they won't let nerves stop them from doing something, especially once they have their mind set on a particular course of action.

Compatability:
Most compatible: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse
Least compatible: Dragon, Ox, Goat
Lucky for Dogs:

Colours: green, red, purple
Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Mineral: emerald
Unlucky for Dogs:

Colours: blue, brown
Numbers: 1, 7, 8

Read on to discover more about your Chinese zodiac sign.

1. Rat:

Quick-witted, resourceful and versatile.
Born: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

2. Ox:

Decisive, honest, dependable and hardworking.
Born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

3. Tiger

Brave, competitive, unpredictable and self-confident.
Born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

4. Rabbit

Gentle, quiet, elegant and alert; quick, skilful, kind and patient.
Born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

5. Dragon

Strength, confident, intelligent, ambitious, persevering and hardworking.
Born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

6. Snake

Flexibility, intelligent, courageous, confident, insightful and communicative.
Born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

7. Horse

Forging ahead, animated, kind, straightforward, active and energetic.
Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

8. Goat

Unity, gentle, shy, stable, sympathetic and amicable.
Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

9. Monkey

Changeability, witty, intelligent, ambitious and adventurous.
Born: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

10. Rooster

Constant, observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented
Born: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

11. Dog

Fidelity, loyal, honest, amiable, kind, cautious and prudent.
Born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

12. Pig

Amiability, diligent, compassionate, generous, easy-going and gentle.
Born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

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