October 2016 – The month of the Earth-Dog in Chinese Astrology

When the earth-dog meets the fire-monkey

Now that we know what rooster and monkey are capable of we might be curious to find out what the next in line can achieve. We are talking about the dog, the earth-dog in particular, that will come into our world on 07 October 2016, 20:32h GMT. Now time has come to find out what we might expect when dog and monkey rule the world.

Looking at the personality of the dog gives us an impression of what the new month will be like: reserved, persuasive, prudent, faithful, responsible, considerate, straight forward, creative, cynical, and occasionally obstinate. We really may be looking forward to experiencing this very interesting mixture that will show us the human skills of this pack animal. Those who know what it is like to live in a close companionship know what encourages a peaceful life and what leads to unneccessary friction among the members of that group. Ideally everyone knows his or her place in that community and when time has come to bring about changes he or she will step forward and take action. Nobody else will be sent forward, no hiding behind somebody’s back. For some people stepping forward can be quite a challenge because they may not be clear about what they really want or need or may not be able to be true to themselves. But this month will bring relief, the dog will lead the way.

There may be occasions when the leader of a pack is challenged to resign his position. If the self-appointed successor is able to prove even against resistence that he is much better suited for the position the former leader will make place and will settle down at his new position.
During the whole process it is absolutely clear what is going on. No scheming, no covering up, no smoke screens, no secret alliances. It looks as if the pack on four paws can handle those situations much better than the herd on two legs. Why not take our cue from that?!
The earth-dog in particular is a talented and astute creature working always methodically and efficiently. He is kind and generous offering a helping hand whenever one is needed. Being rather quiet he does not make a fuss about his own affairs. With his persuasive manner he usually secures his objectives without too much opposition.
This month we should allow us to spend more time with and for ourselves, enjoying our interests, enjoying everything we have achieved so far. We should be sharing that with those we love and those we like. Doing that we give hope and strength to carry on to those who need that.

Time now to look at the signs of the zodiac to see what they might experience:

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
Do not claim what is not rightfully yours. Only good deeds will pay off. Keep that in mind and live up to it and you will have a rewarding month.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
Plan mindfully. Do not put yourself under unneccessary pressure by not giving you sufficient time for your endeavours. Be careful when travelling.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
Only hard work will lead to success. Stick to what you know best and do not try to extend your boundaries. Other times are better suited for that.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
Cobbler, stick to your trade. You are much better off when you mind your own business. Use your common sense. It will take a lot of time and effort to deal with the consequences of wrong moves.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
How relaxing it can be to meet an ally. Your status improves, things run smoother than in the months before. Be mindful what you spend your money on or who you support.

(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
Be clear with what you really want. It’s not enough to know what you do not want. Be patient, it is not the best of months to invest in immovable property.

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
Lie low, keep a low profile. That is the best you can do in times when you are the official opponent of the ruler of the month. Plan ahead but share your ideas only with those you can trust.

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001):
You do not always have to remove all obstacles by yourself. There is always somebody there to give you a hand. Stay clear of legal matters, they might cost you more than you can gain from them.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
The ruling ally will boost your business, lucrative opportunities are waiting for you. If you do not overact or exaggerate things you will be enjoying fame and fortune.

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003):
The best advise is to seek advise from those you trust. Do not deal with matters that are none of your business. Think twice before you act.

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004):
Make your own decisions and stick with them. Changing horses midstream will get you nowhere. Watch those around you and find out who your true friends are.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005):
Plan mindfully and act with utmost care. Make one step after the other knowing that certain things we do can not be undone. Taking care of your family adds tremendously to the month.

No month without special days. The month of the dog is no exception to this rule.
When it comes to short-ranged projects they should not be started on 13 October 2016, not on 25 October 2016, and not on 06 November 2016. Regarding long-ranged projects we have to step back on 11 October 2016, on 23 October 2016, and on 04 November 2016.

May we have a joyful month in which we appreciate the company of those we have to deal with.

(*) for this kind of analysis we work with the solar calender. With a satisfying accuracy we can say that all years start on 04 February. This means that e.g. a person born on 31 January 1983 is born in the year of the dog as the year of the pig starts on 04 February 1983.

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