Chinese Astrology: Ping Hsu year, meaning Sleepy Dog.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Dog and Heavenly Stem Fire.
Being born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Dog affects a person in many ways. These people share the character traits of loyalty and protectiveness, and they usually prefer a steady routine. The Chinese zodiac gives people a good insight into their personality and where their talents are, and Dogs are logical thinkers who make good friends and partners.
Those born under the horoscope sign of the Dog are hard workers. They enjoy finishing a project well and on time. This makes them great employees and employers tend to rely on them with something needs to get finished by a strict deadline. Dog people are true givers who do not often ask for anything in return. They enjoy staying close to home, on familiar territory, and don't always take transfers to different areas or departments well. Once they have had time to adjust, however, Dog people bounce right back and become their usual productive selves.
Dogs are fantastic parents because they are so giving, and are willing to sacrifice their own wants and needs for the happiness of others. Anyone born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dog must be careful that he or she does not suffer from burn out as a result of not taking enough time to rest or tend to his or her own needs.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, every fifth year of the Dog is tempered by the element of Fire. Those who are born as Fire Dogs will have certain character traits be emphasized over others.
Fire Dogs stand out from the pack far more than other Dogs do. People born under the Zodiac sign of the Dog who are tempered by Fire are natural born leaders. They champion for justice, and draw followers to whatever cause or charity they support. A Fire Dog person will have a charisma that envelops even those who try to resist.
Not only does a person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog and tempered by Fire do an excellent job standing up to injustice, but people are drawn to his or her physical charms as well. A Fire Dog person is attractive, and keeps his or her appearance neat, as well.
Fire changes the Chinese sign of the Dog, and makes it more adventurous. Although most Dogs do not enjoy straying far from home, Fire Dogs have a spirit of adventure. They like to experience new things, and are not as prone to settling down as other Dogs. Despite their protective and guarding natures, they are not usually ready to start a family at a young age. Once people under the Fire Dog horoscope do decide to settle down, they will be fiercely committed to their families.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog who is tempered by Fire has an interesting combination of personality traits, and is usually a strong, popular person. These people have an excellent chance at success in life, love, and business.