It’s time to celebrate! With the Lunar New Year just hours away we have a few tips and tricks you can do to boost your luck in 2018 and make the year of the Earth Dog the best year yet!
Before we get started if you’re wondering what is the year of the dog, let us give you a little run down.
In Chinese Mythology, The Year of the Dog 2018 begins on Friday, the 16th of February and ends on 2019 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 4. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. If you are born in one of these years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, this is your year!
If you’re not sure on what your Zodiac sign, click here and find out.
The Year of the Earth Dog according to your Zodiac sign:
Rat – The year will be kind to you. It is a fairly good year for you.
Ox – It may appear to be a good harvest for the Ox, but do take some precautions.
Tiger – You can expect the year to be a very good year for you. Dog year for you will be extremely wonderful! You will prosper this year when involved in projects.
Rabbit – It is not exactly a good year nor is it a bad year. Be careful in all business ventures.
Dragon – This is generally not a good year for you. If you must travel, do be careful.
Snake – It is a great year for the Snake.
Horse – A great year for the Horse to enjoy themselves.
Goat – A great year for the Goat!
Monkey – It is a good time for your hard work as they will all be recognised.
Rooster – If you need to make good decisions, make it now. Generally, quite a good year.
Dog – It is your year, so do be careful in whatever you wish to do.
Pig – It is a year of fulfilment for you. You might do well this year.
Information provided by Chinese Zodiacs
Rules to follow for a prosperous New Year.
1. Clean your house.
If you haven’t already you should give your house a good clean, clearing out your home of clutter in anticipation of the new fresh year.
2. Be thankful.
Whatever your religion is, take some time on this day to visit your house of worship and say thanks for all you received during the Year of the Fire Rooster. Whether you’re giving thanks for the all the good things you were blessed with this year or the lessons you learned, this is a perfect opportunity to say your peace.
3. Tonight, decorate your house with flowers and fruits.
Flowers that are recommended for this are azalea, peony, water lily or narcissus and fruits are Pineapples, oranges, apples, and grapes. They say all of these items are all symbols of prosperity.
4. Wear bright clothes!
Start the New Year with new, bright-coloured clothes, especially a fiery red! Your appearance and attitude today is believed to set the tone for the rest of the year so make it count.
5. Be loud, cheerful and merry!
This is the time to celebrate! Open all your windows and doors at the stroke of midnight to allow the old year to leave and the New Year to enter.
6. If you haven’t already arranged, get your loved ones together this evening! Spend some time really appreciating their company and give thanks to all the souls that have given you light this year. Wish for their good fortune and embrace all together the year to come. What really makes it a gathering and also good luck, food! Make A big, delicious dinner for all to enjoy.