The Ox is in your way? The Ox is often in your way. That’s why, given the chance, all dogs will run around bovines, barking and snapping at their ankles. You’ve also got the Tai Sui sniffing around for a piece of your tail. Underneath these obstacles, it’s not a bad year and you do have a number of stars that are eager to shine their rays in your direction, turning small misfortunes into benefits. No alchemy here, just reliable cosmic predictions. Be on the lookout.

Earth Dog:
16 Feb 2018 – 04 Feb 2019
18 Feb 1958 – 07 Feb 1959
Fire Dog:
29 Jan 2006 – 17 Feb 2007
02 Feb 1946 – 21 Jan 1947
Wood Dog:
10 Feb 1994 – 30 Jan 1995
14 Feb 1934 – 03 Feb 1935
Water Dog:
25 Jan 1982 – 12 Feb 1983
28 Jan 1922 – 15 Feb 1923
Metal Dog:
06 Feb 1970 – 26 Jan 1971
10 Feb 1910 – 29 Jan 1911

Augmenting your fortune:

Square-shaped pictures and objects

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A little judicious choosing with your diet this year and you’ll be keeping away from doctors and clinics. You also have the Goat Blade star visiting and that’s indicative of small operations. Although you might be a little down in the dumps this year, this is no cause for dramatic concern. Think of the plastic surgery you want done or the paper cuts you get in the office and something will come up.


The following professions are ideally suited to walking straight into the year and making more than enough loot to keep the pack happy: lawyers, gossip columnists, refugee advocates and those who think the MTR ticket prices are too high and want to take this up with the ticket booth. Dogs are in the money and up for incessant arguments. Those in other fields may want to adjust their expectations to be in line with this by, say, making sure you argue with passersby over the price of goods in your hot-chocolate stand empire that hits the streets this winter.


If you’re the type of person who loves to get close to someone and then argue an enormous amount, then this year might be the love year of your life. That big, wet nose of yours should be leading you to love, but the obstacles are going to be numerous petty quarrels. It might be helpful to keep a list of those with whom you’ve disagreed, as it could be hiding the one you love, and that’ll be apparent next year.


As wealth is so well aspected this year, some of that love will flow over to your occupation. For most of you, this may well indicate a modest raise in salary, perhaps accompanied by a commensurate rise in position. Before the year begins, ask yourself, do I need a bodyguard? Some dogs out there, with no rise in position, will be resorting to blackmail and kidnapping, ie, getting some monetary return but no career advancement. It’s in the stars, so be on your guard.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

Pushing Upward has supreme success. One must see the great man. Fear Not. Departure toward the south brings good fortune.
Within the earth, wood grows: the image of Pushing Upward. Thus, the superior man of devoted character heaps up small things in order to achieve something high and great.
Nine in the third place means: to be powerful in the cheekbones brings misfortune. The superior man is firmly resolved. He walks alone and is caught in the rain. He is bespattered, and people murmur against him. No blame.
You don’t think being powerful in the cheekbones brings misfortune? What about Genghis Khan? He fell off a horse and slowly died. Need we say more? Being caught in the rain is no shame. It’s summer, you’ll not catch cold and people will only murmur against you if you then shake yourself like a dog.