2018 is the Year of the Dog. ( more Photos of this event and other at Steveedreff.us )

The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, and those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs.

According to the Asian astrology, your year of birth – and the animal this represents – determines a lot about your personality traits.

Although each of the twelve animals gets an outing every dozen years, there are different varieties – and 2018 will be the first Year of the Earth Dog since 1958.

Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.

Legend has it that, back in the ancient days, the Jade Emperor ordered that animals would become part of the calendar and that the 12 who arrived first would be selected.

At the time, the cat and the rat were good friends. When they heard the news, the cat said to the rat: “We should arrive early to sign up, but I usually get up late.”

The rat promised to wake his pal up so they could go together but, because he was so excited, forgot and went alone.

On the way, the rat bumped into the tiger, ox, horse and other animals – who were all much faster than him.

He hatched a plan and convinced the ox to carry him on his back – on the condition that the rat sang throughout the journey.

The ox arrived first, but the rat sneaked in front of him and became the first lucky animal.

By the time the cat arrived, the selection was over – which is why the cat hates the rat and will always try to chase and kill him.

Unfortunately here in NYC it was raining throughout the day and seemed to be less people out then I saw last year .

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Written by steveedreff

Updated: about me .

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