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How to make the most of the Year of the Dog

As you probably know, it’s now the Year of the earth Dog and we thought we’d look at some ways to work with this energy. Artist Fiona Hollis, in collaboration with Lucy Richardson, has created some cool artwork that will work with your Chinese Zodiac sign and the sign of the year.

The Chinese Zodiac has 12 animal signs and if you’re not sure which one you are check the dates at the end of this article. Remember, Chinese new year begins in February, so if you have a January birthday, you will be the zodiac for the year before. Some say, the further through the year you are, the stronger the qualities of the animal that represents your sign.

Each sign has ‘allies’ and ‘special friends’ who are particularly powerful pillars of support. It is thought that by carrying amulets or having images of them in certain parts of your home/ office, your positive flow of energy (chi) will be empowered.

Feng Shui Art

If you are a rabbit, horse, tiger or a dog – it would be powerful to have a dog feng shui print.

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If you are a rooster, ox, dragon or snake – it would be powerful to have a rooster feng shui print.

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese art/science, that seeks to create a positive chi by spatial arrangement & orientation in your environment. (Placement of furniture/ decor/ colour schemes).

Translated feng means “wind” and shui means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune. Conversely, bad feng shui means bad luck or misfortune.

For more information on fengshui and if you would like some personal advice, Fiona recommends Lucy Richardson @FengShuiFocus who has a practice in Singapore.

‘Year of the Dog 2018’ print has just been printed as a limited edition of 40. This year Fiona will complete the Chinese zodiac, so check out www.holliscarney.com

New Year dates

1940   – Feb. 08   Dragon

1941   – Jan. 27   Snake

1942   – Feb. 15   Horse

1943   – Feb. 05   Goat/Ram

1944   – Jan. 25   Monkey

1945   – Feb. 13   Rooster

1946   – Feb. 02   Dog

1947   – Jan. 22   Pig

1948   – Feb. 10   Rat

1949   – Jan. 29   Ox

1950   – Feb. 17   Tiger

1951   – Feb. 06   Rabbit

1952   – Jan. 27   Dragon

1953   – Feb. 14   Snake

1954   – Feb. 03   Horse

1955   – Jan. 24   Goat/Ram

1956   – Feb. 12   Monkey

1957   – Jan. 31   Rooster

1958   – Feb. 18   Dog

1959   – Feb. 08  Pig

1960   – Jan. 28   Rat

1961   – Feb. 15   Ox

1962   – Feb. 05   Tiger

1963   – Jan. 25   Rabbit

1964   – Feb. 13   Dragon

1965   – Feb. 02   Snake

1966   – Jan. 21   Horse

1967   – Feb. 09   Goat/Ram

1968   – Jan. 30   Monkey

1969   – Feb. 17   Rooster

1970   – Feb. 06 Dog

1971   – Jan. 27   Pig

1972   – Feb. 15 Rat

1973   – Feb. 03   Ox

1974   – Jan. 23   Tiger

1975   – Feb. 11   Rabbit

1976   – Jan. 31   Dragon

1977   – Feb. 18   Snake

1978   – Feb. 07   Horse

1979   – Jan. 28   Goat/Ram

1980   – Feb. 16   Monkey

1981   – Feb. 05   Rooster

1982   – Jan. 25   Dog

1983   – Feb. 13   Pig

1984   – Feb. 02   Rat

1985   – Feb. 20   Ox

1986   – Feb. 09   Tiger

1987   – Jan. 29   Rabbit

1988   – Feb. 17   Dragon

1989 – Feb. 06   Snake

1990   – Jan. 27   Horse

1991   – Feb. 15   Goat/Ram

1992   – Feb. 04   Monkey

1993   – Jan. 23   Rooster

1994   – Feb. 10   Dog

1995   – Jan. 31   Pig

1996   – Feb. 19   Rat

1997   – Feb. 07   Ox

1998   – Jan. 28   Tiger

1999   – Feb. 16   Rabbit

2000   – Feb. 05   Dragon

2001   – Jan. 24   Snake

2002   – Feb. 12   Horse

2003   – Feb. 01   Goat/Ram

2004 – Jan. 22   Monkey

2005 – Feb. 9   Rooster

2006   – Jan. 29   Dog

2007   – Feb. 18   Pig

2008   – Feb. 7   Rat

2009   – Jan. 26   Ox

2010   – Feb. 14   Tiger

2011   – Feb. 3   Rabbit

2012   – Jan. 23   Dragon

2013   – Feb. 10   Snake

2014   – Jan. 31   Horse

2015   – Feb. 19   Goat/Ram

2016 – Feb. 8   Monkey

2017 – Jan. 28   Rooster

2018 – Feb. 16   Dog

2019 – Feb. 5   Pig

2020 – Jan. 25   Rat

2021 – Feb. 12   Ox

2022 – Feb. 1   Tiger

2023 – Jan. 22   Rabbit

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