2018 Year of the Yang Earth Dog

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courtesy of Michele Vos Castle

What is in store for you … Prepare for consolidation, preparation and completion. Be ready for a year of social awareness, and slow and steady growth and fulfilment when your goals are achieved.

2018 will be the year for the practical person to flourish and come out showing their best. The year for pragmatic attitudes towards career, work, love and life. Remember to stay down to earth to succeed. 2018 is the year to lay groundwork for future success.

Year of the Earth Dog  takes effect on the 16th of February 2018.

The coming year is dominated by the energy of Future Prosperity, happiness and recognition. This dynamic and entertaining energy spurs celebrations, festivities, gatherings and good luck. It is also referred to as an “energy of completion” because it shows the ability to bring successful fruition to projects started previously. Consolidation, preparation and completion is anticipated. A feeling of care and conservation will occur, with many striving to uphold traditional values. There may be a resistance against change for many people.

The Dog is mild, gentle and loving, energetic, always ready for action, good at gaining respect, being brave, and risk taking. Dog people are efficient, helpful, loyal, reliable, determined, competent and confident.  Dogs will not let go of ideas and ambitions easily and are likely to see things through to the end. They are caring and great listeners.

The Dog is also related to spiritual matters, bringing about extra tension and conflict with religious and cultural causes. 2018 is a time many will look to expand beliefs and spirituality.

The Earth dog is like a massive mountain; an image of heavy pressure and brute forces. So, it will not be surprising that there will be international tensions and confrontations, religious conflicts and earth disasters with heavier casualties in 2018 like earthquakes, landslides, collapse of buildings, avalanches, fires, explosions, nuclear issues and environmental disasters.

As Yang Earth is classed as Mountain Earth, the Yang Earth year will bring characteristics and tendencies derived from the Yang Earth energy … firm, steady, stable, sociable, faithful, patient, accommodating and practical. It can, however, also be somewhat stubborn, inflexible, straight-forward.  Strong and slow in decisions – Yang Earth can tend to take time and can easily fall into procrastination and self-indulgent behaviour unless there is some strong external force which will create movement.

Earth also symbolises trust, loyalty, dependability; so the quality of people’s general energy will feel more realistic and conservative. Although solid, stubborn, steady and firm, Yang Earth functions to protect.

In Chinese Metaphysics, Earth is representative of the pancreas, stomach, muscle and cells. So, if the Earth element is out of balance, it can bring stomach, pancreas, spleen, digestive discomfort, nausea, diabetes, hypoglycemia, weak muscles, weight gain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Diabetes is a sickness related to the pancreas, so the risk of Diabetes will increase in 2018. It is advised to keep a check on health issues during 2018.

For 2018 Metal is the wealth and cash flow element for 2018, this element is missing in 2018, so we could say wealth creation is missing, although there is a small amount of Metal energy hidden. So, money making opportunities will not be easy to identify or to find and will not seem obvious.

The energy of Wood representing resources is abundant, this shows that there are more than enough resources to create wealth. Wealth creation will come from discipline, pragmatism and a down-to-earth attitude. Logical and clear thinking are the keys to success. 2018 is not a year for impulsive action. August and September being Metal months will favour the best returns. To make up for the missing Metal energy bring Metal colours into your home and wear plenty of gold and metal. The insurance industry and high-tech computer businesses will do very well. So, it is not surprising the Earth Dog element is found in people who are outstanding in high-tech business. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates all show strong presence of earth elements in their Four Pillars of Destiny. 2018 is likely to bring further advancement in computer software business and the internet.

 2018 has very favourable energy for Love and family luck with a strong presence for the flower of romance and peach blossom. An excellent year for meeting and entering new relationships. But be aware, the presence of the external flower of romance can cause many difficulties in relationships with an increase in affairs, gossip and scandals … extra caution and being aware of third-party interference is a must.

2018 looks to be a very eventful year with many changes all over the world, especially with national security and many changes in the Middle East and Asia. A year of social change and a change to how we live our lives. People will focus on real estate, agriculture, environment, territory integrity, religious, and spiritual areas. Obstacles before executing plans are expected.

2018 is a very important year to consolidate, prepare and complete projects.


Michele Vos Castle is a Feng Shui Consultant with more than 13 year of experience.  To discover more about Feng Shui go to her website  http://completefengshui.com