May 10 - May 16, 2021
There can be a sigh of relief when the month of the Dragon comes to an end or at least once it is over, as you notice a drop in pressure. It is not that the month of the Dragon is challenging and more that as your opposing sign this doesn't mesh with the Dog's approach to life. However, the very fact that you might feel under pressure is because the Dragon is challenging you at the halfway point in this current personal 12 month lunar cycle, refusing to let you move into the second half on autopilot or asleep at the wheel. Wednesday's New Moon will usher in the month of the Snake and with it a chance to focus on money matters and to introduce any changes the Dragon has alerted you to.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
When one lunar year ends and another begins it is not an abrupt line in the sand, when everything is forgotten and a new year begins, with a clean slate. Instead, this is not just a continuation but where you get to take the resources from one year into the next and this is especially so for the Year of the Rat. Even the Ox will be working hard to preserve its influence, knowing what an advantage this will be for him when he turns the focus onto home, family and/or property matters and all things close to home. For the Dog, the Year of the Rat has given you an intellectually savvy edge and was a good year for communication, talks, ideas and the formatting of plans and strategies. 2021 is not the wild card that 2020 was, in that much of what can be thrown at us already has been and however you faired last year this is now a known quantity. If there was ever a year where having the Rat’s intellectually savvy edge, articulation and ability to think on your feet, it was 2020. This is something you can take with you into the future.
It is on 12th February that we will move into the Year of the Ox but this is something that you have a jump on, for the final four weeks of the Year of the Rat was the month of the Ox. The month of the Ox began on 13th January and when it ends on 12th February the Year of the Ox will begin. This was both a stepping stone and a chance to get a feel for the Ox’s influence while the Year of the Rat was still playing out and for you, that was a real advantage and especially for the coming year. For the Dog, the Ox puts the focus on home and family matters and you not only have a head start but thanks to the Rat, you begin this new lunar year with your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open.
Because the Year of the Rat was still in effect during the month of the Ox, you had its intellectual and articulate influence to draw on and that will make this easier to hold onto and retain. As well as putting the focus on home, family and/or property matters, the Ox is a practical, sturdy and enduring energy and after the unpredictability of 2020, this will prove to be grounding and stabilizing. What the Ox lacks in excitement and spontaneity it makes up for in stability and after surviving 2020 that is exactly what we need. The Ox wants to sink his cloven hooves into the mud, feel solid ground under his feet and quietly, without the drama or the ups and downs of last year, focus on the basics. If you have been wondering when life will get back to normal, the Ox returns to help you find it.
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