Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: What Chinese New Year Brings For Your Sign

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Chinese New Year 2018: Year Of The Dog Horoscope

Looking for your Year of the Dog Horoscope for Chinese New Year 2018? Look no further! We've got your Chinese New Year 2018 horoscopes, according to your Chinese Zodiac sign! In the Western world, most of us follow the Gregorian calendar, and the New Year always falls on the same date: January 1. Easy enough to remember, but not nearly as magical and thrilling as the Chinese New Year.

You also probably have questions: "When is the Chinese New Year? What animal is the Chinese New Year 2018? What Chinese Zodiac animal am I? Why is the Chinese New Year different every year?"

Hold onto your beautifully crafted gigantic dragon puppet, here's everything you need to know about the Chinese New Year.

Why is the Chinese New Year different every year?

In 2018, the Chinese New Year beings on Friday, February 16, but this is not the case every year! Why is that? Because it is based on the lunar calendar not the Gregorian calendar.

The Chinese New Year typically falls betwixt January 21 and February 20.

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How is the Chinese New Year celebrated?

Bells are rung, firecrackers are set off, and there are parades of lion dances.

On New Year's Eve, many families come together to clean their houses and sweep away bad fortune.

Children may be given red envelopes with "lucky money."

What Animal Is The Chinese New Year 2018?

The Chinese zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle, unlike the horoscope you typically find in a newspaper that goes by months.

2018 is the Year of the Dog. If you were born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or, now 2018, you are considered a Dog.

Just like if you call yourself a Gemini or a Cancer, your Chinese zodiac sign plays a role in your personality.

This will be the first Year of the Earth Dog since 1958! Earth Dogs are communicative, serious, and responsible — they're down to EARTH (sorry) and every hardworking!

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What Chinese Zodiac Animal Am I?

Based on what year you are born, you will have a different Chinese New Year animal sign. Click through to find out your's AND what this year has in store for you!

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

Rats will have plenty of ups and downs in 2018.

They will feel that they need to work harder than they have in the past to achieve a certain goal they put out this year.

However, this hard work is absolutely going to pay off! Rats can expect to see many positive results.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Ox (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Ox signs will see that sometimes 2018 will bring them bad luck, but they will notice all the good luck they have this year will even it out.

It's important to pay attention to the good, so often Oxen can forget all the good they have and focus only on the bad.

By the end of the year, everything will be fine — in fact, it will be wrapped up in a nice little bow for you!

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Tigers are about to see that the main theme of 2018 is sharing. Tigers may find an urger to help others out this year, possibly volunteering or donating to causes they believe in.

On top of that, 2018 is a chance for forgiveness for Tigers. You will be giving second chances to people who actually deserve it — and this may even mean the Tiger themselves.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Rabbits are about to have a great 2018! You will notice that it may be one of your most positive years you can remember!

That said, you will experience some conflict — mostly from work or personal relationships.

When these issues arise it's important you take time to calm. Eat delicious food, read a good book, and spend more time in nature this year.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

You will need to focus on flexibility this year, but if you are successful at that then Dragons are set to have an amazing 2018.

You'll have opportunities to express your dominance, originality, and creativity — especially career wise.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

It seems that the one thing standing in the way of you having a great 2018 is cleaning. UGH!

But it's true, in order to bring harmony to your year, the solution is simple: clean more.

Besides that, all you have to do is continue being kind — something that comes naturally to you as it is.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

You're going to have to stay humble this year, Horses. On top of that, you need to avoid dropping your whole paycheck on things you don't need.

If you indulge in feeding your ego or living in excess, 2018 may just be your downfall.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Goat (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

You're going to be surprised all throughout 2018. In your career, social life, love life — full of surprises, everywhere.

The best way to approach this to make sure you have a strong foundation to fall back on. Your life may be upturned, but you'll get through it.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

Monkey, you're going to have an intense 2018. Your emotions and intuition will be very strong this year, which will help you immensely.

You will understand others and your surroundings more than you ever have.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Roosters will have a pretty exciting 2018.

2018 should be full of new beginnings for you. New jobs, projects, new people, and traveling someplace you've never been.

You're going to make a lot of new friends this year.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

It's your year! That means the good and bad spirits are watching you, so you should be on your toes!

You'll have both good and bad luck, but the good will outweigh the bad. So follow your dreams when it comes to work and life.

And pay attention to the good — it doesn't stick out as much as the bad.

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Year Of The Dog Horoscope 2018: Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

What a terrible year 2017 was… bad news, pigs. 2018 is still going to have those fears from 2017.

You will meet a lot of amazing people this year though! And these people will help you work through your anxiety!

Stay grounded, and try to stay calm. You'll be fine.