August 19 - August 25, 2019
You have reached the last full week of the social and serendipitous month of the Monkey and this is something that the Dog will always want to embrace. By virtue of the fact that you were born in the Year of the Dog means that friendship, connecting and being part of a team are important to you. The one month of any lunar year that allows you to fully embrace this is the month of the Monkey, even more so than the month of the Dog itself. During the month of the Dog, there is too much focus on opening new doors and beginning a new 12 month lunar cycle, to fully embrace its social influence. The month of the Monkey is a chance to just focus on this social influence. It is next Friday's New Moon that will usher in the more nostalgic and reflective month of the Rooster, with a chance then to retreat a little.
2019 - Year of the Pig
As the Year of the Dog comes to an end, either immediately or in the days following, you are likely to find yourself breathing a sigh of relief. Whether you were aware of it at the time or not, despite the fact that the Year of the Dog is ‘your year’ and is a time of major new beginnings, this can be a challenging year or so it might seem. The reality is, over time you will look back at those so called challenges and see them for the opportunities they were.
For the Dog can see around corners and he knows what is possible over the course of this new 12 year lunar cycle and his job is to prepare you for that. If you were determined to move in one direction but the Dog knew you needed to move in the other direction, this would have created tension. If it felt, over the last 12 months, like you were being pulled and pushed from all directions, for the most part this may have been the Dog.
When the Year of the Dog ends on 5th February, this will end and this is when you enter the domain of the Pig and everything changes. The Dog and Pig are next door neighbours and where the Dog’s job is to get you to come back to your personal truth and to lay the seeds for this new 12 year cycle, the Pig’s job is to start bringing those seeds to fruition. The Pig boosts your confidence and as you start to see the seeds planted over the previous 12 months begin to bear fruit, you start expecting more and then attracting more.
For the Dog, the Year of the Pig can be a lucrative year and that will be especially so when work and job matters are favoured in March and April and again when career matters get a boost midyear. It is the month of the Goat, that begins with the total solar eclipse on 3rd July, that could be a powerful trigger for income potential. While the month of the Goat will always open the door to career and professional potential, the Goat and Pig are the best of friends and this year this could be particularly lucrative. As the pressure of the Year of the Dog drops, expect the benefits to appear, across all the currencies in your life.
About the Dog
The Dog is loyal, sincere and altruistic. The Dog is one of the most objective and fair-minded signs in the zodiac. They believe in justice for all. They will fight passionately for their principles and champion the underdogs. For this reason, they can be self-righteous at times. Dogs see the world rather simplistically in "black & white" with no grey areas, hence they are incapable of appreciating mixed motives in people.
They have powerful and logical minds. Although friendly and positive, Dogs are often suspicious of strangers. This makes them slow to make friends.
You will always find them loyal, reliable, honest and generous. Good team players, they work well with other people, although you might find them stubborn and a bit narrow-minded.
They also take their time to give affection in romantic relationships and are often alarmed by those who display it openly and promptly. But when a Dog surrenders its affection, it is for life. They make extremely loyal partners.
Compatible: Horses & Tigers