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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Year of the Dog 2018


 The year of the dog starts today! According to Chinese astrologer Laura Lau, this year will feel very different from last year — and that might be for the better. Lau says that, within the Chinese Zodiac, the Dog is a true companion, associated with loyalty, honesty, intelligence, and a strong sense of right and wrong.  "Dogs are known to be swift and passionate believers in their own personal philosophy," Lau says. "The Dog does his best to protect high-integrity people and support their cause."

Sumi-e by Patricia Larkin Green, USA

In other words, this year of the Dog may see people fighting for the causes they believe in. This influence could manifest itself as large-scale political movements or something as simple as local community work and small acts of kindness. 
Sumi-e by Alfred Freddy Krupa, Croatia

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"The earth element makes this a gentler dog than other elements," Lau says. This element encourages us to take a cooler-headed approach to problems, rather than letting our emotions flare up and get the better of our reasoning. Whatever sign you may be (and if you don't know, you can look it up here), the year of the Dog is a great time to reach out to those around you and become a friendly presence in their lives, if not a true friend. And, if you're already speaking out for your values, you just might get an energizing boost this year.
Sumie- by Nan Rae, USA
Post compiled from various sources by Casey Shannon
Director of North America Branch ~ ICCPS

International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society

国際中国書法国画家協会アメリカ支部:Ms. Casey Shannon アメリカ現代水墨画家
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