December 10 - December 16, 2018
While the more socially charged month of the Pig ended on last Friday's New Moon, chances are you will still feel a need to remain connected. With the Year of the Pig beginning in February, you may find that fate has brought people into your life over the last four weeks, that will play an important role in your life next year. This is something that might not be obvious at the time and only when you eventually look back and join the dots. In the meantime, the first full week of the month of the Rat brings a chance to spend time in the slow lane. For the Ox, the month of the Rat is a quiet month, with a chance to recharge your batteries and find time to hear yourself think before the month of the Ox beings, in the New Year. Even if there is little time for that this week, the month of the Rat will continue through Christmas, New Year and the holiday period.
2018 - Year of the Dog
There are two factors that determine whether a lunar year will be a good or a challenging year. The first factor is whether the year is part of what is known as your ‘triangle of affinity’. In this triangle are the Ox, Rooster and Snake.
The Year of the Rooster will come to an end on the 17th February, which is when the Year of the Dog will begin. The other factor is more the spiritual or philosophical connection and you definitely have that this year. For the Ox, the Year of the Dog is destined to be a big year for professional growth. It is likely to be busy, you’re likely to be pushed and challenged, but because of that, you’re able to achieve big personal and professional goals and ambitions. The Ox is the most determined and also competitive of all the Signs and this is the year that you were born ready for. Those born in other years may buckle under this kind of weight, but you thrive on it. This is a year for showing the rest of the world just how capable you are. From starting a new business, competing in sporting or other competitions, if you can find something to work towards you’ll be in your element. It helps that like every other lunar year, the Year of the Dog starts with the month of the Tiger, a month that for the Ox is often lucrative.
While the month of the Tiger will only run from the 17th February to the 18th March, if the Tiger can point his powerful year in a lucrative direction from the get go, there is every reason to assume this will be a lucrative year. There is also a lot of opportunities and growth to be found through working in partnership and making personal and professional networking important. Above all, you’re likely to find that the Dog’s faith in you to be able to achieve anything you put your mind to, really will give you the power to move mountains.
About the Ox
You are likely to be tolerant, dependable, scrupulous and hard-working. You will be happiest in your own home and have a real love of gardening and outdoor activities.
The patience of the Ox is proverbial. Calm and dependable, they like to take things slow and steady, including romantic relationships. Oxen are not likely to flaunt open declarations of love, for their passions are not easily roused. Love grows over long periods of time, but once cultivated, is not likely to diminish.
They have a strong sense of traditionalism and can be at times, extremely conservative. They are generally dogmatic and tend to resist change. They prefer to do things how they have always done it, although an Ox is industrious and always finishes a task that has been started. They are especially tireless if it helps they loved ones.
Despite they stubbornness and occasional dictatorial behavior, Oxen are generally honest and loyal creatures.
Compatible: Snakes & Roosters
Strained: Dogs & Tigers