dog papercut1Chinese Lunar Year calendar  2018 - Year of the Dog
The first day of the lunar calendar, i.e. Chinese New Year, falls on February 16, 2018. That is the 4715th Chinese year. 
The Chinese zodiac sign for 2018 is the Dog, the Male Earth Dog. As brown is connected to the earth, 2018 is also called the year of the Brown Dog Male Earth. The sign for 2018 Male Dog year is two mountains sitting side by side or a mountain beyond a mountain - showing a strong Earth.
People will focus on real estate, agriculture, environment, territory integrity or the spiritual area.  The Mountain Dog might be a wild dog, which implies that you might encounter some obstacles before executing your plans. Use your wisdom to remove the obstacles before you can see the wide-open road.
The Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, etc.
Dog people, born in the year of the Dog, have a strong sense of justice. They are brave, forthright, friendly and loyal to his friends. They have a profound sense of duty in career and perform well thus are highly regarded by their superiors. In love, they are loyal to those they love.

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