“Actually, we have no problems – we have opportunities for which we should give thanks.”
In Part 1 of this article, we discovered ancient dreams, and how past President Bill Clinton and current President Donald Trump are both Fire Dogs, but only one of them is a Dog-President in a Dog-Year, which affects their personality. And, why only one of them does not have a dog.
A stroll down Memory Lane gave us insight into the cheeky Fire Monkey of 2016 who held an essential connection to the birth of the American Republic, and the strutting Fire Rooster of 2017. There were surprises concerning some famous people in both Chinese Zodiac signs.
We also peered into the etheric world of dreams. Dreams have been a part of divination, and life and death since ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Shang Dynasty about 4, 000 years ago. However, divination dreams are not only something of the past as shared in a recent article in Epoch Times and the book Dreams That Can Save Your Life filled with current research and patient stories of Prophetic and Diagnostic Dreams that were divination validated by pathology reports. However, dreams are not the only similarities between the Chinese and Western Zodiac
Differences and Similarities between the Chinese and Western Zodiac
The difference in signs between Chinese and Western zodiacs can be seen by the Western zodiac signs posted after the Chinese zodiac signs in the 2018 predictions below concerning finances, love, and dreams for the future. For example, if your Western zodiac sign is Sagittarius, the 12th sign of the Western lunar year, it is very different from the 12th Chinese zodiac sign of the Pig. That is because The Chinese zodiac signs are based on birth years while the Western zodiac is based on birth months. However, the similarities between the two systems are that they are both based on date and time of birth, with 12 symbols or signs used to communicate meaning.
And that brings us up to 2018 and The Brown Earth Dog who is all about ACTION!
Chinese New Year 2018 begins on Friday, February 16 and ends on February 4, 2019. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac. You are a Dog Chinese zodiac animal if you were born in one of these years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018.
2018 may be a good year in many respects. However, it may also be an exhausting year because this Brown Dog likes action and is high energy. See Dog run. This translates to “you will be happy, yet frustrated; rested yet tired, cheerful, yet a bit bored when things temporarily slow down. Speed can be addicting.
Expect your love-life libido to find a new love-energy level.
Planning and negligence are words you will need to remove from your vocabulary and replace them with refresh and regenerate. The Dog will accelerate the initiation of all things which will bring pressure and stress in your everyday life if you are not high energy. This sounds much like having a new puppy.
According to Chinese astrology, the Year of the Dog is a terrific year regarding the financial aspects of your life. However, in the year of the Dog, all zodiac signs will want to pay particular attention to their health and wellbeing. This is an excellent time to start eating healthy foods and get rid of bad old habits and start a new sport as exercise. This may be a perfect opportunity to meet new people, and love prospects if you are single.
Dreams, the Zodiac, and You
Since the Shang Dynasty about 4,000 years ago, dreams have been an essential part of Chinese life and death. According to Epoch Times, the ancient Chinese placed a high value on dreams as a means of exploring the world of spirits. Masters in the Daoist School of Spiritual Cultivation teach how the dream is commonly seen in Chinese folklore and legends as an allegory for the human condition in the “real world.” Animals in dreams can be seen as spirit guides or extremely helpful in gaining insight into ourselves-into our psyche. According to research in the book Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases, the Chinese, the ancient Egyptians, and Greeks also took dreams not to be mere figments of the subconscious, but as complete worlds beyond our own. In ancient China, the Shang court and aristocracy employed officials who specialized in the field of dreams and acted as dream interpreters, as it was believed that dreams reflect good or bad fortune in the zodiac and all aspects of life, but especially in health, love, and finances.
Find your Chinese Zodiac sign by locating the year you were born to see what is in store for you in 2018.