Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

MJB Says Let's Embrace the Year of the Dog

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

MJB Says Let's Embrace the Year of the Dog

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FOR Chinese Nationals, it's that time of year to party on.

Why? Because it's The Year of the Dog and not just any dog, but the Brown Earth Dog.

And what does it mean to us?

Well, it's an important year for friendships, sharing and caring, according to the Chinese Horoscope in the year of the Brown Earth Dog.

The ancient Chinese Zodiac has been around for thousands of years.

It's based on astronomy and there are some similarities to the western astrology system.

Like western astrology, where there are 12-star signs, the Chinese horoscope system also has 12 zodiac signs, but all of those are animals.

It's a time to take on board and be in harmony with the best of dog energy, in other words take dog qualities and make good use of them. Here are a few tips to make your tail wag.

You could do some charity work, help someone out, or be extra kind to someone who needs some TLC.

Why not take some extra effort to be loyal, hardworking and patient to reap the rewards.

But be warned...greedy, selfish and unkind people will strike additional problems this year as the background energy of the dog is generally giving and caring.

The intentions of unkind and selfish people are incompatible with the background male Brown Earth Dog energy.

There are also indications of chaos and confusion at times as dogs sometimes like to run around barking like maniacs.

So, don't call the Gladstone Regional Council's pound if you see me barking at the moon.

You will really need to get deeply in touch with your own dog energy to successfully ride the turbulent waves of life.

Have a read of this as it may help you translate what it means for our Western Astrology signs:

* Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius - The realm of spirit -- there is extra help balancing life this year as these signs may be feeling more grounded. Making your passions real.

* Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius - The realm of the mind -- thoughts may become physical more easily than usual. Think writing, social media and publishing.

* Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces - The realm of the heart -- emotions will translate into physical reality. …

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