The relationship between these totem animals can be characterized as communication between a mother (the Dog) and an unintentional child, a role which the Monkey will take on. In order to stop the child from crying, playing pranks, and ensure that it is emotionally healthy, the Dog will offer it only what it needs. As a result, there will be unbridled courage, merrymaking, oceans of romance, hot passion, and numerous colorful travels in Monkeys' lives. The Dog is still quite a strict mother, and so it will establish some conditions for its naughty monkey children. All of this merrymaking, romance and courage will only be bestowed on representatives of this sign after they agree to take time off for matters related to education and work from time to time. In general, in 2018 Monkeys will realize that only one hour is devoted to fun, and that they need to devote all the rest of the time to self-development.
The Dog will nudge its underlings to such a conclusion quite humanely. In the next few months, no major dramas or complicated troubles which will need to be perceived as lessons are foreseen in Monkeys' lives. Everything the Dog intends to bring to Monkeys will be presented as a game (more accurately, as meeting people who could exert a positive influence on representatives of this sign). Monkeys have always had an abundance of friends, and during the period when the Yellow Dog reigns, their number will grow even more. These will not, however, be the people you are used to spending your free time with. They will be serious people, with a well-rounded attitude to life.
Monkeys will cross paths with them everywhere, at work, during leisure, and during their new travels. You are used to mixing easily with any people at all, and in 2018 your innate charisma will be the key which opens the door to everyone's hearts, even the strictest people. You can expect a great deal of interesting meetings in the first half of the year of the Dog, which will set the tone for the entirety of this annual cycle. You won't notice yourself how you are around creative people who constantly bring forth grandiose ideas. You can't exclude the possibility that this will involve the bohemia that you have always unofficially belonged to. The most important thing is that your unorthodox brainchild which you have harbored within yourself for several years already will finally be properly appreciated. Your new friends will become acquainted with it and decide that the world needs to find out about your project as soon as possible.
It's not without reason that the Dog will volunteer to take care of you! With such great support, you won't have to worry much about the success of your creative idea. The Dog (more accurately, the people you meet thanks to the Dog) will do everything to ensure that you are able to create in peace, without worrying about everyday life, money problems or similar trivia. Of course, at this very moment your natural laziness could interfere with things. Don't let it come near your initiatives, otherwise they will get stuck at the 'I'll definitely get around to this sometime' stage. Seize the moment, create, develop your natural talent, and the people who have volunteered to watch over you will do everything to ensure that your brainchild receives the warmest possible reception by the public.
There is one more important aspect. During these creative labors, you shouldn't forget your own business or work. Monkeys are naturally bestowed with massive energetic potential, which is enough for everything if they really want it: for creativity, socializing, business, a social life, and a career. Take note of this and do everything to thoroughly come to grips with all the details of the science of time management. No matter how wonderful your personal project may be, you should still not ditch your work. You also shouldn't give it up on account of the fact that in 2018 new career horizons will open up before you. Consider the fact that you have had really good luck (more specifically, you have received yet another present from the Dog). One of your colleagues will leave the work team, and roughly in the middle of 2018 you will be able to take their prestigious position.
During the period when the Yellow Dog is ruling, Monkeys' income will grow steadily, without a doubt. The important thing is to avoid getting in the way of this growth yourself. Representatives of your sign have a tendency to show off in front of those around them with luxuries, branded items, and similar paraphernalia which give the impression of being financially well-off. But this imitation could 'eat up' all your increased income if you don't stop in time. Instead of wasting money on unnecessary rubbish, think about something more important and fundamental. The Dog is a domestic animal, which means that you should also think about how comfortable and harmonious your living space looks. It's not impossible that construction or renovations will become one of your most important projects for the year.
Alongside everything you intend to do while in the Dog's care, your personal life will develop. Monkeys are renowned for their amorousness (even married representatives of this sign). 2018 will not bring about big changes in this area, and if you have a fixed partner, as before, they will have to periodically stop you from flirting with other members of the opposite sex. This won't stop you from having a happy and harmonious marriage. This harmony will grow even more if you make an effort to include your partner in everything which you find really interesting (socializing with your new friends, or developing your creative brainchild).
In 2018 the real magic will be in the lives of those Monkeys who do not yet have a significant other. Nobody will make scandals or scenes of jealousy when they watch how you flirt with everyone around you, as you give hope to the people you are interested in. These qualities (the tendency to make people interested in you) is genetically deposited in the character of representatives of this sign. There's nothing to be done about this, and this trait must be taken into account by the person who you will call your significant other in the second half of the year of the Dog. For now, passion towards you will completely blind them, and for the next few months this is exactly how your relationship will be, you will continue to get attention and interest everywhere, and your modest partner will stand meekly on the side, waiting, while you enjoy being a star.