The Dog - Compatible Star / Birth Signs

Ruler of the hours 7pm to 9pm
Direction - West/Northwest
Season - Autumn/October
Fixed element - Metal positive
Yin/Yang - Yang

The Dog is highly compatible with:




The Dog has a harmonious relationship with:





The Dog has no conflict but needs to make an effort with:



The Dog has a difficult relationship with:



The Dog has a turbulent relationship with:


Personality Traits:
People born under the year of the Dog tend to be very well liked as it is one of the most popular of all of the animals.  Dog people are: truthful, clever, with a strong sense of fairness and devotion.  They never shirk their duties, they always do their fair share of things and will always "listen to reason".  They would never ignore a distress call, often putting the well-being of others before their own and they never abandon people.  Other traits include: open-mindedness, never envious, non money-minded and very adept at seeing straight through others.  However should you try to snoop into their affairs they can become secretive and also give a cold shoulder to those who they don't really like. They are also: intrepid, practical and "have great insight into human nature".  They can be belligerent, gloomy, be anxious for no apparent reason and they absolutely detest pretence.  Inevitabilities are never put on hold, neither is giving a clear-cut answer to something.  Above all they are never sly, underhand or crafty.

The year of the Dog: is a year for reflection and to assess ones values.  There will be disturbances, revolts, but as the Dog is always on the lookout, honesty will always rule the day.  This year will see great benevolent and idealistic deeds and various unusual changes; a time when broadmindedness and fairness will be supported.  Although this year is one of great cynicism a sense of balance and tranquility will be upheld.


The Fire Dog - dramatic, ferocious, alluring, motivated by strength of mind and self confident.

The Fire Dog Years
2 Feb 1946 to 21 Jan 1947
29 Jan 2006 to 17 Feb 2007

The Wood Dog - adaptable, bighearted, motivated by logic and reason, steady and affectionate.

The Wood Dog Years
14 Feb 1934 to 3 Feb 1935
10 Feb 1994 to 30 Jan 1995

The Earth Dog -  motivated by morals, practical, careful, enigmatic and wary.

The Earth Dog Years
18 Feb 1958 to 7 Feb 1959

The Metal Dog - generous, judicious, rigid, motivated by devotion and gracious.

The Metal Dog Years
10 Feb 1910 to 29 Jan 1911
6 Feb 1970 to 26 Jan 1971

The Water Dog - laid-back, instinctive, motivated by self-indulgence and philosophical.

The Water Dog years
28 Jan 1922 to 15 Feb 1923
25 Jan 1982 to 12 Feb 1983

Click here to find out your Chinese Star Sign in the full set of Chinese year tables from 1900 - 2011.

Sources: Information from - Chinese Astrology - Collins Gem - HarperCollins Publishers, Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 2QT - ISBN: 0 00 472515 8
Information about star sign meanings from: The Elfin Magical Diary 1995, Astrological & Psychic Guide - An Elfin Production - PO Box 684, Longridge, Preston. PR3 2LX


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