According to the precepts of Chinese astrology, the Earth Dog is deeply enamored of wisdom and justice. Careful and impartial, the Earth Dog has a healthy and positive approach of work, money and of his relationships with fellow human beings. Allergic to any type of corruption, he's both idealistic and pragmatic, consequently showing a somewhat pessimistic and detached character.
The Earth Dog isn't shy nor reserved, though quiet and secret, and shall never hesitate to fight for his ideals. Rather than engaging in sentimental effusions (not his main quality), the Earth Dog generally favors openness and transparency in his relations with friends and family.
During a Month of the Earth Dog, natives of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs can expect to live a relatively calm and organized period of time, during which they can also expect to make significant financial gains, provided they prioritize honesty in their relations with their colleagues and business partners.
It can actually be wise to remember that the Earth, both intrinsic (or primary) element of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dog, and leading element of the month of October 2016, is the source of the element Metal according to the creative cycle of the 5 elements of Chinese Astrology, traditionally associated with money, new business opportunities and career success.
The influence of the energetic flow specific to 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey, can possibly counteract or diminish the positive effects brought by the Month of Earth Dog. Indeed, the sign of the Dog, 11th sign of the Chinese calendar, has Yang Fire and Yang Metal as secondary elements, while the Monkey himself is a Metal Yang animal-sign, accompanied in 2016 by Yang Fire as the main element of the year.
Therefore, this accumulation of energies of Fire and Metal with the same Yang polarity, despite the fact that it can be rebalanced by the dual presence of the Earth element brought by this Earth Dog Month, induce a flow that could be slightly unstable during the autumnal season of the year 2016.
Those of us who manage to adapt their behavior in line with the positive values onveyed by the Earth Dog, should normally spend a serene, fulfilling and joyful Month of October, under the benevolent protection of the stars of Chinese cosmology.
Energetic distribution of the 5 elements (1/2)
Energetic distribution of the 5 elements (2/2)
Monthly Karmic temperature forecast