The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine March 2018 Issue - Page 55

Th e Y ea r of t h e Ea rt h D og 20 18 The Year of t he Eart h Dog 2018 in Chinese astrology began with the start of Chinese New Year in February. The question becomes... "how is Chinese Astrology Different from Western Astrology?" The Chinese Zodiac and the Western Zodiac share many similarities yet their differences are quite substantial. The similarities with The Western Zodiac begin with the signs, both being made up of twelve. The Chinese Astrology signs are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. There are variations in the names. Some people, for example, use Buffalo for Ox or Boar for Pig. The Western signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Each Chinese Zodiac sign has a Western counterpart, for example the Chinese Zodiac sign Tiger has similar characteristics to the Western Zodiac sign Aquarius. What you will find is that some of the signs are much more similar than others. For example, the Chinese Zodiac sign Pig is actually quite different than it's Western counterpart Scorpio. The reason behind the differences in Zodiac signs is based on how the astrologers make their calculations. Chinese astrologers base their calculations on the moon and its cycles, that is, on the lunar year. Western astrologers base theirs on the solar year. Thus, Western signs are called sun signs. This will be a year of wait and see. It?s a year for more understanding, giving, and supporting. For 2018, the lucky Feng Shui Elements are Earth, Metal, and Water. In addition to the Dog, lucky animal signs are the Horse, Rabbit, and Tiger. The Year of the Earth Dog can bring prosperity to those who are proactive, work hard, communicate well, and are generous to others. Specifically, 2018 can be full of good luck in businesses and industries that involve ?earth,? such as real estate and construction, plus technology related to cars, shipping, courier services, and transportation. These Earth element-related industries will be doing especially good in October, and real estate prices will rise higher. Water element-related industries that involve moving around, like logistics and e-commerce, will do well in 2018, and travel and tourism will flourish. Other industries expected to do well include banking, finance, insurance, and professions dealing with public speaking, like lawyers, speakers, and trainers. Industries related to the Fire element will be more challenged, especially oil and gas. Here is a summary of ast rol ogers? predict ions f or each sign in t he coming new year: DOG (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): Good luck and opportuni- ties will come the Dog?s way, but avoid conflict .You might just find yourself in the middle of it all. Be careful who you trust. PIG (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): Expect better luck and opportunities coming your way, but don't be too happy-go-lucky. Learn more about what you?re getting into before leaping. RAT (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): There will be mixed luck for the Rat. Sometimes you will feel like there?s a hole in your pocket. Page 55 M ar ch , 2018