2018 Year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog in Chinese astrology!

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Guess who is a dog?

Me! Guess again… President Trump! There is a bit of difference as I am an Earth dog and he is a fire dog, the same as Bill Clinton. Fire dogs are very intelligent, driven to succeed and have fiery personalities. Earth dogs are more calm and grounded, more friendly and chatty. Both are devoted to making the world a better place.

You are a dog if:

1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006 is your birth year.

What do dogs symbolize?

Think of a golden retriever! Always want to help. Cheerful and friendly. Enjoy chatting and being social with people. Devoted to family and friends. Carefully observe what’s going on around them. They like lots of praise, petting, adoration and want to be fawned over by the public. Have a strong sense of duty and will protect younger/disabled or poor/disadvantaged people. Serious about achieving goals. Homebodies. Like having a plan and doing the same things over and over out of habit. Usually a faithful friend and lover but gets jealous! Usually a traditional, conservative person who likes God and country. Works in traditional jobs like teacher, police, trade union member, construction worker, nurse, nun or priest. If active in politics or writing, are usually conservative like Republican or Christian Right.

Number nine year in Chinese astrology

As numbers count up to 10, nine is in the homestretch, near the end. People have become wiser. They are less likely to believe lies by politicians, et all. They’re ready to rise up and demand the truth! It’s another year of social activism, like the #metoo movement, which was Time magazine’s cover of the year for 2017.

Nine years are very busy and stressful.

It’s as if you’re trying to get everything done before the end. Can be exhausting and too much for people. Be sure to live a healthy lifestyle – don’t overindulge – so you can deal with all the stress. It feels like you’re pushing the accelerator on a fast car! Lots of things are happening in the world and in your home.

Overall, nine years are forecast to be good years!

You can make money starting a new business, earn more in your current line of work and have better cash flow. More money means an increase in social status. Don’t be slow about making business decisions. In a nine year, it’s go go go. Take action!

In 9 years, honest business practices are rewarded.

Are you doing something good for the world? Working on environmental problems means a gold star for you! Or on social justice problems like income inequality. The government and big business will invest more and more in green energy (wind, solar), recycling programs and cleaner technologies. These are good industries to be in.

Good colors to wear, display, use in business advertising:

Green, symbolizing the Earth and environmental protection
Blue, symbolizing water and keeping oceans and rivers clean
Black, symbolizing the entire Universe which needs to be cared for and protected

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David Blaine Rape Accusation

I was going to write today about the Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney coming forward to say she was molested by a coach. I wanted everyone to read the last sentence in her Instagram post: “Our silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it’s time to take our power back.”

This comes on the heels of the #metoo hashtag campaign on Twitter (What woman HASN’T been harassed or molested?). And the scores of actresses coming out against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

I clicked on The Daily Mail website today to see the headline, “David Blaine accused of rape by model.” The full story is on The Daily Beast (it’s loading really slowly – everyone is reading it right now!). I am shocked. I am a big fan of David’s and I went to see his live show this year, and I have tickets to see it again in December. I don’t know what to say.

Most of the comments on The Daily Mail story say why accuse someone so many years later (from 2004) and how can it even be proven or disproven at this point? Oddly, when I went to see David in Colorado Springs, CO, I had drawn this angel for him (but I didn’t have the nerve to give it to him!). Maybe he really needed this.

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