Chinese Astrology – 2006, the Fire Dog

As a metal pig born born into the birth chart of the fire dog, I am looking forward to this year…promises to be the best year of my life…that is, unless a tsunami wipes out my little town of Kailua…seems that natural disasters involving water are somewhat common in fire dog years….The last year of the fire dog a major tsunami hit Hawaii. That was 1946. An explanation of the Chinese zodiac is basicly this…there are twelve animals and 5 elements creating a 60 year cycle. It’s said that Lao Tzu the founder of Taoism was in the womb for 60 years thus symbolizing a person born with the wisdom of a full cycle of life…so it is 60 years between each element/animal combo…
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Chinese Astrology – 2006, the Fire Dog
2006, the Fire Dog (Bing Xu) Year
January 29, 2006 through February 17, 2007
The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.
— Winston Churchill (a dog)
The Dog is rich in Chinese history and tradition. Whether shown guarding ancient Buddhist temples or depicted as protector of sacred buildings and a defender of law, the Dog is known for it’s loyalty, tenacity and watchfulness. Many times displayed in a powerful guarding position, the Dog was the protector of peace and serenity in the sanctuary it was guarding.
The “Foo Dog” is a popular representation and is known as the Celestial Dog or Happiness Dog. It is a symbol of energy and value, and is often displayed in a male/female pair. The male holds a sphere that symbolizes the Earth, while the female holds her offspring.
The year of the Yang ( ) Dog teaches the lessons of watchfulness, defense of the weak and fair play. International justice will be the order of the year. Causes, protests and the righting of wrongs defines Dog years. Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.
What to avoid in 2006:
– Guilt-trips (would have/ should have/ could have’s)
– Pity-parties (I’ll just sit here in the dark by myself)
– Pride (“cutting off one’s nose to spite the face”)
– Hanging on to dead-end anything (from relationships to clutter)
– Excessive worrying
– Panic (and it’s ugly sisters — anxiety and worry)
What to hold on to in 2006:
– A cause or special purpose
– Old friends who have stood the test of time
– Your Principles
– The Family Circle
The Dog year and those under it’s influence are protectors of morals and defenders of the weak. Causes, revolutions and human-rights are on the agenda for the Dog year. The watchful Dog keeps us one step ahead of those who would harm us. However, while a single dose of anticipation is healthy, a double dose can be toxic and result in paranoia, expecting problems around every corner and jumping to conclusions throughout 2006.
Parents can expect to pull their offspring out of a scuffle or two this year. In like kind, these same parents may have to exercise herculean self-control at the workplace when the office bully flexes their muscles. Loyalty in relationships becomes more important than ever this year and best results are achieved by taking the high road in any given situation. Best results are acheieved when worry is transformed into advance thinking and planning.
Historic Dog-year natural Distasters:
– Costantinopole, 542: Bubonic plague – Water Dog
– Europe and Asia, 1346-52: Bubonic plague or “black death” (one third of the European population casualties plus millions in Asia and North Africa for a total of 25 million) – Fire Dog (1346)
– Hokkaido, 1730: Earthquake (140,000 casualties) – Metal Dog
– Japan, 1826: Tsunami (27,000 casualties) – Fire Dog
– Bihar, India, 1934: 8.1 earthquake (10,700 casualties) – Wood Dog
– The April 1, 1946 Earthquake and Tsunami in the Aleutian Islands – Fire Dog
– Nankaido, Japan, 1946: earthquake (1,330 casualties) – Fire Dog
– Japan, 1958: Typhoon (5,000 casualties) – Earth Dog
– Lituya Bay, Alaska, 1958: earthquake and subsequent tidal wave in bay
– North Peru, 1970: 7.8 earthquake (66,000 casualties) – Metal Dog
– Bangladesh, 1970: Sea flood (200-500,000 casualties) – Metal Dog
– Mexico, 1982: volcanic eruption (1,800 casualties) – Water Dog
– Yemen, 1982: earthquake (3,000 casualties) – Water Dog
Forecast Period: January 29, 2006 through February 17, 2007
– Best Year For: Rabbits, Dogs
– Great Year: Tigers, Horses
– Good Year: Pigs, Snakes
– Mixed Year: Goats, Monkeys, Oxen, Rats
– Difficult Year: Roosters, Dragons
The hidden element in the yearly Dog branch is Earth. Bing Xu (Yang Fire) is the 23rd year in the stem/branch cycle of 60. The Earth of the Dog year branch combining with the Fire element stem of 2006 will be very good financially, as Earth supports Fire and therefore enables wealth.
Your Element in 2006 Fire Dog “Bing Xu” Year:
Best Year for those born into Year of: Earth (Which Supports Fire and therefore Enables Wealth)
Good for: Water element (which controls Fire)
Mixed Year for: Fire element souls as the double-dose of Fire may consume much of their energy
Challenging Year for: Wood element souls (Wood is consumed by Fire and therefore leaves the person feeling depleted)
Difficult Year for: Metal element persons (both Birth Year element and “daymaster” element) Metal loses it’s form and is melted to liquid by Fire. Powerlessness can result
Feng Shui:
Wu Qu Wealth energy transits the NORTHEAST during 2006
Excellent for financial speculation, entrepreneurial efforts, real eastate and investment. Use this Metal energy to increase your authority, power and fortune.
Orient important rooms, buildings, projects, travels, etc. toward this area.
Avoid breaking ground and expect obstructions and potential problems in the WEST during 2006 as the 5 Yellow star Lian Zhen transits.