Overview

Your sign of the Ox is one of the more dependable. Like the Dog, you share a need to be appreciated.

During the year of the earth Dog, your friends, family, and mates find so many ways to show their affection, particularly around the solar eclipse of July 12. Your desire to build more good fortune in your life grows by leaps and bounds as you get to know the right people, and put the right plans into place.

Though plans can sometimes go awry, you’re not afraid to look silly once in a while, as long as you get where you want to be.

Love

Last year, your love life was on fire as you found passion all around you. Single Ox natives may have dated up a storm, while those in partnerships thrived.

This year, you settle into things a little more easily. If you’re dating, you’re enjoying the slower pace of getting to know each other. If you’re partnered, you may find that you almost forget to be too analytical about things, as you usually are.

The more you can relax into who you really are, the more others will appreciate you romantically. Try to move out of your comfort zone to tell someone how much they mean to you.

Family & Friends

What’s great about your sign of the Ox is that you’re tough to pin down. A little quirky, a little unexpected, you charm everyone you meet.

This year, your posse may become a little smaller, but much more closely knit. Loyalty becomes an issue around the lunar eclipse of July 27, as someone may not have your back.

But no worries. You bounce back quickly, and aren’t likely to make that mistake again. During the year of the earth Dog, you may even connect with friends from way back, and discover that it’s as if no time has passed at all.

Work

Part of what makes you tick is the delight you experience in a job well done. So, this year, as you make positive changes to your working life, it’s not as much about leaving behind what you don’t like as it is about growing what you want to see more of.

If you want more flex time, it’s time to make your case during the year of the earth Dog, especially during the solar eclipse of August 11.

If you want more money or a better title, same deal. You’ve worked your tail off over the past few years, and now it’s time to get what you deserve.

Money

The Ox is great at investing anyway and, during the year of the earth Dog, you’re seeing even better results. Asking for more money at work should be a no-brainer now, as you’ve charmed the pants off your boss.

Sitting down with a financial advisor may not be a bad idea, either. Though you have your ideas about keeping some of your wealth liquid, so you can enjoy what you’ve earned, you’re not adverse to saving and investing some, too.

Though you may be tempted, it’s better not to lend money to friends, in case their loyalty be tested. Keep your funds to yourself, and you’re much happier.

2018 is the year of the earth Dog, who works in surprising ways across the Chinese Zodiac. Here, how it affects you!