The Year of the Earth Dog, the 11th sign in the Chinese zodiac, begins on 16 February 2018 and ends on 4 February 2019. As usual, OPT-NC is celebrating Chinese New Year with a special 75 XPF stamp issue, designed by Jean-Jacques Mahuteau.
Courageous, intelligent and loyal, the Dog heralds an auspicious year bringing stability but also challenges. Earth dogs are open-minded, faithful and considerate so this should be a year of constructive discussion and respect for other people's opinions. The Year of the Dog favours circumspect analysis of problems to avoid senseless conflict and find the most fitting solutions.
The Year of the Dog is also a great year to make positive changes in your lifestyle and to engage in new projects and initiatives. The Dog’s attributes of intuition, creativity and generosity should help bring projects, particularly altruistic projects, to fruition.
According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006) are sensitive, honest, straightforward and smart but also stubborn, critical and introverted.
Cautious but persevering, Dog people always manage to achieve their goals; they are caring and good-natured and always do their utmost to make loved ones happy. Dogs get along wonderfully well with Rabbits but have much less in common with Dragons, Goats and Roosters.