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2018 Lunar New Year Special Section

Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year of The Dog

2018 Lunar New Year of The Dog

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2018 Lunar New Year of The Dog

Lunar New Year of Earth Dog Were you born during The Year of the Dog?

Where is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac?

In the last 100 years, the Year of the Dog has fallen in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

It is the eleventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac which completes its cycle every 12 years. Other signs include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, rooster, pig and monkey.

If you were born in the Year of the Dog, what kind of person are you? In Chinese astrology, dogs are sympathetic and intelligent. A person born in the Year of the Dog has a binary approach to life and his relationships with others. If you benefit from his friendship or his love, a Dog will never disappoint you. Clearly preferring the countryside to the city, the Dog is not a great traveler like the Horse, and he prefers above all to take care of his home. Honest, faithful and jealous, the Dog is also irascible in nature whenever he lets himself be won over by anguish and pessimism, or when his habits are upset. Not loving solitude, seeking safety above all, the Dog is the most conservative and traditionalist of all the signs of the Chinese zodiac. In the professional world, the Dog is often a lawyer, judge, police officer, teacher, educator, priest, doctor, trade unionist, leftwing politician, secret agent, philosopher, critic or writer.

Is there only one type of Dog year? No, there are five types of dogs, each with different characteristics. As well as having a Chinese zodiac sign, according to Chinese element theory each year is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire or Earth.

What does this year say about luck? According to the 2018 Chinese horoscope, the Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is an opportunity for the Dog to consolidate his achievements and to renew his motivation. In 2018, happiness is at the door of the Dog, and he only needs to reach out to grasp it.

Score of the Year of the Earth Dog 2018 for the Dog: 8/10

Chinese New Year 2018’s resolution for the Dog: “A New Start”

Love, Dating & Birth For the single Dog, it’s high time to renew his wardrobe, because opportunities of gallant appointments aren’t going to be scarce during the Year of the Earth Dog. However, it’s necessary for the Dog to avoid revealing too quickly his altruism and natural kindness. The single Dog who finds a partner among Tigers, Horses or Rabbits is likely to wear an engagement ring on his ring finger before the end of 2018. The Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is indeed highly conducive period to betrothal and marriage.

Earth Dog’s colors of the Year 2018: Red, Apple Green, Sky Blue

From the 2018 Chinese New Year onwards, the romantic situation of the Dog in couple is slightly different. Indeed, since this is the beginning of a new cycle for Dogs, couples can be weakened by quarrels. Misunderstandings of the past could resurface, which could either result in renewed serenity and a redoubled love after some explanations have taken place, or on the contrary, lead to a total blow in the relationship, which may lead to divorce. On the contrary, the Dog in couple whose love relationship is already flourishing, can expect the couple’s ties to be strengthened even more.

The coming birth of a child in 2018 can be projected for the second half of the year. It’s also best for the Dog to pay attention to the compatibility of his partner with the sign of the Pig (2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig). For example, if the partner of the Dog is of the sign of the Snake, it’s necessary to wait until 2020 or even better until 2021, which is the Year of the Metal Ox.

Work and Social Life The Dog’s business is doing well in 2018, just as he can expect to win a lawsuit or succeed in a contest or exam he’s been preparing for a long time. However, without becoming rich as Croesus, as the Dog shall be at the height of his capacity during the Year of the Earth Dog 2018, he should be able to serenely consolidate his place in society during this period. But one must remain cautious: it’s ill advised for the Dog in 2018 to embark on new utopian projects, or engage in efforts well beyond his field of expertise. It’s better for him to choose professional paths where his experience and skill are paramount, or to content himself with collecting the fruits of his past investments. The Dog must also be careful to preserve a track of all his professional exchanges, especially Emails, in order to prevent himself from any future difficulties.

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8 Lucky Foods for Lunar New Year It’s tradition across most of Asia to hold a lavish feast to celebrate the lunar new year, which falls this year on February 16. In China, festive red lanterns, ear-splitting firecrackers, auspicious door decorations, and new clothes and haircuts are all part of the celebrations as families gather the evening before to see out the old year and usher in the new. For many, though, enjoying a special meal with loved ones is the most important element of all. With multiple courses and an abundance of special-occasion foods, sweets, treats, and extravagant dishes, the feast differs according to each family’s customs and the local cuisine. But one certainty is that the meal will be heavy on foods with a symbolic significance, cooked and served to bring good fortune to the year ahead. If you’re looking for a positive start to the Chinese New Year, these classic dishes will be sure to bring you daji dali—good luck and great prosperity.

to buy dumpling skins from the local noodle shop, where round and square wrappers alike are sold by weight. Just as dumpling wrappers vary greatly from home to home, virtually everyone has their own recipe for the filling, or jiaozi xian. Ground pork is the most popular ingredient, often blended with shrimp, savory Shaoxing wine, white pepper, and piquant ginger; it can also be mixed with white cabbage, sesame oil, soy sauce, and scallions. For the small but growing number of vegetarians in China, a combination of finely chopped Chinese white radish, leeks, fivespice tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and cooked glass noodles makes a rich and colorful alternative filling. Once filled and pleated, the dumplings are boiled for just a few minutes, until cooked through, or steamed and/or pan-fried as potstickers (guotie). Any leftovers are typically frozen and kept in reserve for family and friends who might visit over the festive period. Dropped, still frozen, into the endlessly boiling pot on the stove, the jiaozi are transformed into a meal in about 10 minutes. On a cold night, there’s nothing that quite matches a bowl of dumplings, the steam rising as you dip them in dark, malty Zhenjiang vinegar or smoky, chili-laced Shanxi aged vinegar, and slurp them down.

eating, in which meat and seafood are used much more sparingly. A whole fish lends an impressive appearance to the dinner table, but fish is also symbolic of abundance. The Chinese phrase you yu, literally “to have fish,” is a pair of homophones: yu, meaning “fish,” sounds exactly the same as you, meaning “surplus.” As you eat the fish, you may therefore wish your friends niannian youyu— may you have abundance year after year! The fish is usually steamed whole in a style commensurate with the region of China in which it’s being served. In Hangzhou, it might be xi hu cu yu (West Lake vinegar fish), carp that’s steamed and then drenched in an unctuous sweet vinegar sauce the color of molasses. In southern China’s Guangdong Province, the fish may be served simply, drizzled with soy and sesame oil and topped with a tangle of ginger, chili, and shallots, or with a more intensely flavorful topping of ginger, black beans, and cilantro. The fish might even be deep-fried whole, like the extraordinary Suzhou squirrel fish (songshu yu)—served in a sweetsour sauce, with the flesh cut in such a way that it springs outward like the fur of a squirrel when cooked, while the head and tail are left intact.

Jiaozi (Dumplings) In winter, a steaming cauldron of boiling water sits on every stove, ready to cook jiaozi at a moment’s notice. Today, making dumplings together at Chinese New Year is a tradition shared by almost every Chinese family around the world, but the practice has its roots in China’s north, where the wheat used in the tender dumpling skins (jiaozi pi) was once a more commonplace staple than rice. For some, it’s a matter of principle to make and roll those dumpling wrappers by hand; for others, it’s the gesture that counts, so it’s not unusual

Lawei (Cured Meats) Dayu Darou (Whole Fish or Meat) The Lunar New Year meal will almost always include dayu darou— literally “big fish and big meat.” The phrase is used to describe any lavish feast where animal proteins play a central role, as opposed to day-to-day

In the winter streets all over China, flayed giant fish, ducks, and skeins of Chinese sausage hang from racks and poles, drying and curing in preparation for Chinese New Year, and echoing ancient sacrifices that took place in the dying days of the year after winter solstice. Historically, during layue, the 12th lunar month, yearend animal sacrifices of pigs, poultry, and fish were made to the gods.

All that was left after the gods were finished needed to be saved, leading to the development of techniques for meat-drying and preservation. Even in modern-day China, many families continue to prepare their own, hanging the meats from window ledges and washing lines like macabre New Year holiday decorations. The result is salt-cured, air-dried pork (larou) with the salty, funky intensity of the best Spanish hams; gamy, dense bites of preserved duck and chicken (and their hearts); and other rich sausages, all designed to be served and eaten as cold dishes, much like a French charcuterie plate.

Chun Juan (Spring Rolls) Spring rolls (chun juan) take their name from the holiday for which they’re traditionally prepared: the Spring Festival (chunjie), also known as Chinese New Year. The crisp golden rolls are meant to symbolize bars of gold and bring wealth and prosperity in the year to come. The wrappers, made from a hardy dough of wheat flour and water, hide a filling of shredded carrot, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, bean sprouts, and pork, doused with a sauce of Shaoxing wine, oyster sauce, and ginger. Most spring rolls are deep-fried, for a crackling-crunchy and piping-hot shell that surrounds the tender filling. In some places, though, you’ll find soft precooked pancake wrappers served separately from the filling, for each person to assemble and eat according to personal preference.

Changshou Mian (Longevity Noodles) The literal translation of changshou mian is “long-life noodles.”

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The literal translation of changshou mian is “long-life noodles.” These twofoot-long noodles make an appearance at birthdays in addition to the Chinese New Year, representing the wish for a long, happy, and healthy life. The noodles may be served fried; with oyster sauce and finely sliced shiitake mushrooms and bok choy; or with bok choy in a simple broth that’s lightly seasoned with soy and ginger.

Good Fortune Fruit Because Chinese New Year always falls at the tail end of winter, the fruits available tend to be limited to those that thrive in colder months—namely, oranges, tangerines, kumquats, and pomelos. The fruits are given as gifts, their round shape and gold color said to symbolize prosperity and bring the recipient good fortune throughout the year. They might be presented still growing on a small tree, which can then be used to decorate the home, or given as part of a fruit basket and intended for eating over the festive period, usually at the end of the meal. The thin-skinned kumquats (jinju) are pleasantly sweet, with a slight tartness but no bitterness, and are eaten whole, skin included. Giant pomelos, on the other hand, are hard work to get into; peeling back the thick skin and removing the pith and tough integument of each segment requires strength and patience. But the globules within are a marvelous reward, little bursts of tart grapefruit sweetness with barely a hint of bitterness.

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Babao Fan (Eight Treasures Rice) This sweet sticky-rice pudding symbolizes great fortune (literally, the promise of eight treasures for the lucky eater). It’s a feast for the eyes, studded with fruits and nuts and drenched in a glistening sugar syrup. The exact combination of eight treasures isn’t set in stone, but the pudding usually includes an assortment of lotus seeds, almond kernels, jujubes, candied fruits, dried longans, dried plums, red bean paste, gingko seeds, apricot kernels, and goji berries. The construction of the pudding is an exercise in focus and care. The cook begins by placing fruits and seeds in a pattern along the inside of a bowl, then adds a layer of cooked glutinous rice that’s been moistened with butter and sweetened with sugar. Next, a circle of fruit is placed around the edge of the bowl, topped with a second, gently arranged layer of rice. A circle of sweet red bean paste follows, smaller than the bowl’s diameter, and is topped with a final covering of rice. Once the bowl has been steamed and cooled, the cook turns it out onto a plate, revealing (if all goes well) a bright, precise mosaic of fruits and nuts that sparkle beneath the sweet syrup poured liberally over the top.

Tang Yuan (Glutinous-Rice Balls in Sweet Syrup) These small, delightfully gummy rice balls, formed with glutinous-rice flour and water, are served as symbols of togetherness and family reunion. The spheres themselves are relatively bland, but they’re almost always served in a seasoned broth—typically a sweet, syrupy soup that’s sometimes flavored with sweet fermented rice and aromatic dried guihua (osmanthus) blossoms. In many parts of China, tang yuan are eaten at the start of the Lantern Fes

tival, marking the end of the Chinese New Year period, but in Shanghai and the south, they’re eaten throughout the New Year festivities. The glutinous-rice balls might be plain and the size of a small marble, or larger and stuffed with sweet black sesame paste. In all cases, they’re plump and pleasantly chewy, yielding easily to the bite, and considered a comforting dessert on cold nights when served in their warm, sweet broth.

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Lunar New Year of The Dog Calendar of Events in Metro Atlanta NACA Chinese Lunar New Year Fundraising Gala Presented by National Association of Chinese Americans Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm Venue: Canton House, Buford Hwy For more info: 2018 Atlanta Chinese New Year Festival Authentic food festival, arts & culture exhibitions. Presented by Atlanta Chinatown Mall Date: February 17-18, 2018 Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Venue: Atlanta Chinatown Mall, 5383 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341 For more info: 770-458-6660; www.facebook/ATLChinatown Admission: Free 2018 Atlanta Chinese Lunar New Year Festival Date: Sat-Sun Feb 17-18, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Venue: Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Culture Office Atl. 5377 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee GA 30341 Ticket: $5 per person; Free admission for children under 3 Feet 6 inches. For more info: AtlantaChineseLunarNewYearFestival

Atlanta Tet Festival 2018 Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration Presented by United Vietnamese American Georgia Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Venue: 6100 Live Oak Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30093 Chinese Opera Spring Festival Presented by Jiangsu Atlanta Chinese Association Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm -5:00 pm Venue: Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth GA 30097 Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year Spring Reception Presented by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York Date: Wed, Feb 21, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm Venue: Georgia Aquarium By invitation only.

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Traditions of Lunar New Year Lunar New Year is one of the biggest — not to mention most spectacular — celebrations in the world. But how much do you know about it? Well, according to the Chinese zodiac’s 12-year cycle, each Lunar New Year is related to an animal. This year is the Year of the Dog and as celebrations begin February 16, Georgia Asian Times is sharing with you the top 10 traditions about Lunar New Year and they still exist in the world today. Things should be done during the festival can be familiar with most of you, such as wearing articles of red clothes as red symbolizes luck, and giving out red pockets to children with the meaning of passing luck to the next generation. Let’s find out more interesting and worth-noticing traditions, especially those things that you should avoid doing during Lunar New Year! 1. Avoid saying the number “four” You may have noticed of the unbelievable number of Chinese words. Undoubtedly, there are words with similar or even the same sound can be easily found, namely the number “four” has the Chinese homonym for death. Hence, people will avoid saying “four” during Lunar New Year. 2. No lending and borrowing Clearing all debts should be one of the big wishes to most of the people and probably the countries over the world. Since no one wishes to be in debt over the year, any leading or borrowing should be prevented. 3. Enjoy every gathering meals, except having porridge Some families are under sever financial problems that rice is more like a luxury than a necessity. Cooking porridge instead of steamed rice can help relieve the expense on food without facing the issue of starvation. Therefore, porridge symbolizes the image of poverty, which people will avoid eating it during the festival in order to prevent poverty. 4. No hair washing on the first day The Chinese word “hair” has the same pronunciation as “fortune”; therefore, washing hair symbolizes washing away the fortune. If you would like to keep or become wealthy, it’d be better not to wash your hair on the first day of lunar year. 5. No hospital visit People believe that visiting the hospital will get the visitors ill for a whole year. Therefore, hospitality visit should be avoided during Lunar New Year to wish for health throughout the year. 6. No floor sweeping and garbage throwing on the second day As the first day welcomes good luck and fortune into the house, sweeping floor and throwing garbage away signify dumping wealth out of the house. 7. Stay away from sharp and edge tools on the first day Sharp and edged tools like scissors and knifes should be kept away from you

as they could lead to accidents, which would bring you inauspicious things in the coming year. 8. No new shoes purchase People normally buy new clothes and new shoes to celebrate Lunar New Year. However, buying shoes during Lunar New Year should be avoided. As the pronunciation of “shoes” in Chinese language is similar to sighing, people think that an act of buying shoes will bring them bad luck. 9. Keep your black and white clothing in the wardrobe Black and white clothing is easily associated with funeral and mourning. People think wearing in black and white symbolizes tragedy and bad luck. People normally put on colorful clothes, especially in red, during Lunar New Year that express happiness and joy. 10. No killing Killing of animals should be abstained as the presence of blood represents illness. It will also bring accidents or bloody disaster by seeing blood during Lunar New Year. After knowing the above 10 taboos, keep them in mind and enjoy your Lunar New Year! Wish you a wonderful “Dog” year!

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8 ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in metro Atlanta

1. Lunar New Year Eve Dinner (Feb 15) with family Most families would celebrate the all important reunion dinner at home or at a restaurant. Other than homes, consider dining at established restaurants such as Oriental Pearl Seafood Restaurant, Canton House, Royal China, and Bobo Garden on the Buford Highway-Chamblee corridor. You may also want to consider dining at Masterpiece, Nam Phuong, Chow King Buffett, or Pleasant BBQ Garden in Duluth. 2. Dim Sum brunch on the Lunar New Year Day (Feb 16) Enjoy a relaxing Dim Sum brunch at restaurants that specializes in Dim Sum offerings. Royal China, Canton House, Oriental Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Chamblee offer tasty Siew Mai, Har Kao, Phoenix Claws (Chicken Feet), Egg Tarts, Stuffed Beancurd etc. East Pearl Restaurant and Happy Valley Restaurant are excellent choices in Gwinnett. 3. Enjoy spectacular fire crackers, lion dances, cultural and food festival Two venues provide an amazing experience for those who enjoy fire crackers, lion dance performances, and variety of food. The Chinese Culture Center and Chinatown Mall in Chamblee have been popular destination for over 30 years. 4. Relax with tea at Taiwanese tea house Take a break from all those eating and enjoy a cup of tea at Tea House Formosa located on Buford Highway in Doraville. Known for their “Butter Cream Oolong” and “Butter Cream Green Tea.” This place has a contemporary minimalistic vibe to help you relax.

5. Have a fun and spa experience at famous Korean Spa This popular traditional Korean bath house offers a relaxing spa and cleaning rituals for the body. Be forewarned on full nudity in locker rooms. There is a food court onsite where spa goers can dine on variety of popular Korean dishes. 6. Enjoy a game of bowling with family and friends A friendly place with colorful ambiance -- this family and kid friendly place offers an opportunity for the whole family to connect in a fun environment. 7. Sing your heart out at Karaoke lounges Sing in style at some of the popular Karaoke lounges in town. Do Re Mi Karaoke, Assa Tech Karaoke, Luxor Karaoke, Agit Lounge and Karaoke Bar are the popular places for you to belt out your tunes. 8. Savor finest quality single malt Japanese and Taiwanese scotch Finest Japanese and Taiwanese single malts scotch are available at Fumi Sushi and Hibachi. World famous brand such as Yamazaki, Kavalan, Hibiki, Yoichi are available in the bar of the restaurant.

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2018 Lunar New Year of The Dog

2018 Lunar New Year of The Dog

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Horoscope Forecast for The Year of Dog Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018) Love: You’ll experience many changes in 2018. If you’re married, you need to be more careful, otherwise you’ll risk the termination of your marriage. Money: You’ll have a successful financial year. Moreover, you’ll also evolve professionally. This means that you’ll have a lot of money in your pockets. In 2018, you’ll show wisdom when it comes to impulsive spending and you’ll afford literally everything you want. Health: In 2018, you’ll enjoy an iron health, in case you pay attention to your eating habits and they don’t indulge in excess.

Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012) Love: If you are born under the sign of Dragon and you are in a relationship, you’ll have great chances of living a genuine love story in 2018. Money: In 2018, the women born under this zodiac sign will fight for social position, instead of fighting for money. If you are a woman, your self-confidence may help you achieve success. Health: You will have excellent health this year. Despite your busy schedule, your business trips, and the extra hours at work, you’ll take care of your health. But, stress is the only thing that may affect you.

Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007) Love: You shouldn’t worry about love. Even though certain changes may take place at the beginning of 2018, you have great chances of achieving happiness. In case you’re in a relationship, you have high chances to get married this year. Money: You’ll make a number of compromises to achieve professional success. There’ll be certain obstacles in your way, but in case you do not give up, you’ll achieve success. Your back account will be full of money because of your perseverance. Health: You should act with caution in order to prevent health problems. You should also get rid of your negative thoughts and focus on the positive aspects of life.

Snake (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013) Love: If you are born under this zodiac sign, you’ll act with caution in 2018 because you don’t want to have your feelings hurt. Also, you’re not interested in getting into a relationship. Money: The women born under this zodiac sign will get the first results (both moral and material) of their past year work. In addition, you should learn how to adapt to each situation. Plus, you should always be ready for a change, as such situations are possible. Health: In 2018, you’ll have good health. Taking note of the health problems encountered by those close to you, you’ll understand that health may become precarious over the years.

Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) Love: If you are born under this zodiac sign, you will experience change. However, in general, everything will settle the way it should for you. Money: The women born under this zodiac sign won’t have a successful financial year, especially in the first part of 2018. So, if you are a woman, you should be careful, mature, and responsible when it comes to this type of decisions. Your income will elevate due to your hard work at the end of 2018. Health: In 2018, you’ll not feel good in your own skin. In the first 2 months of this year, you’ll experience high levels of stress.

Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014) Love: If you are born under this zodiac sign, you should act with caution in 2018. Otherwise you’ll risk losing your relationship or you’ll have difficulty getting into a new one. Money: The women born under this zodiac sign will be positively affected by the stars in 2018. Moreover, 2018 is a great year for investments. You should keep your budget under control. This means that you shouldn’t waste your money. Health: You’re at risk of experiencing health issues during 2018, because of the many responsibilities you’re forced to take on. You may experience stress and tension. In case you do not take urgent measures, it may result in depression.

Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) Love: If you are born under this zodiac sign, then you are faithful and devoted. That’s why you need someone that can respond in the same way. Unluckily, it’s hard for the Ox to find a partner. Money: In 2018, the women born under this zodiac sign will achieve success because of their hard work. So, if you are a woman, do not let anyone and anything pull you back. Your perseverance may help you obtain substantial money rewards and any praise you deserve. Health: In 2018, you’ll have excellent heath due to your efforts from the past years for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010) Love: If you are born under the sign of Tiger, you’ll have a great love life in 2018, regardless of your relationship status. Money: The women born under this zodiac sign should think twice prior to purchasing something. If you are born under this zodiac sign, then you’re ambitious and hardworking and you’ll do your best to have a successful financial year. Health: In 2018, you should change your eating habits and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011) Love: If you are born under the sign of Rabbit, you won’t achieve success in your love life. Although you’ll have high chances of getting into a new relationship, it’ll not last long. Money: You’ll work hard in 2018, since your greatest desire is to afford everything as well as have everything you want. If you waste your money, you may lose everything, particularly towards the end of 2018. Health: You’ll experience a lot of stress in 2018. So, you need to change your attitude and take care of yourself.

Sheep (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015) Love: If you are born under this zodiac sign, your attitude isn’t quite right when it comes to love. The stress related to your workplace may be responsible for overlooking other details from your life. Money: You’ll have a number of chances to fill your pockets. So, make sure you don’t miss any opportunity. Health: You tend to ignore your own health, whereas you pay attention to the health of other people. You should stay alert as well as break your bad habits. You should take care of yourself and focus on your psychological, emotional and physical health. Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

Love: In 2018, there’re great chances for you to have a healthy relationship. In case you’re married, your love will be as strong as in the beginning. Money: You’ll have a lot of money. However, you should learn how to manage them effectively. In case you keep working with pleasure, you’ll increase your income. Health: People born under this zodiac sign are often healthy people who are ready to conquer the world. But, you should try to find inner peace in this year. Activities such as yoga, meditation, or tai chi will help you achieve physical strength and relax.

Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) Love: You may fall in love as well as live a genuine love story. You’ll have a year full of passion. Even though you have a chance to find happiness, you need to act with caution. Money: The women born under this zodiac sign should learn how to adapt to each situation. Furthermore, variety is actually a significant aspect and 2018 will bring many opportunities. Health: Stress will have a negative impact on your mental and physical health, in case you do not try to manage it. You’re also at risk of experiencing anxiety and the difficulties you encounter may manifest as exhaustion.

Georgia Asian Times - Lunar New Year of The Dog 2018  

A special section dedicated to the Lunar New Year of the Dog. Fun facts, calendar of festivities around metro Atlanta, new year cuisines and...

Georgia Asian Times - Lunar New Year of The Dog 2018  

A special section dedicated to the Lunar New Year of the Dog. Fun facts, calendar of festivities around metro Atlanta, new year cuisines and...