YOU may know your Western star sign off by heart, however, you may not know what animal you are in the Chinese Zodiac.
Stubborn and determined, Earth Dogs are very disciplined and love a good challenge.
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And according to the Chinese Zodiac, 1958 belongs to the year of the Earth Dog
What year is the Earth Dog?
Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.
Earth Dogs have the ability to think carefully and cautiously
The Earth Dog is a sub-component of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac.
The year of the Earth Dog is 1958.
Each zodiac sign has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal, and Water, which add more uniqueness and characteristics to the sign.
Other years of the Dog
Earth Dogs pursue perfection and do things seriouslyCredit: The Sun
Alec Baldwin, born in 1958, is an Earth DogCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Dog is the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle and is also given to those born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030.
Madonna, who is born in 1958 too, is also an Earth Dog
Some notable Earth Dogs are: Alec Baldwin and Madonna.
Characteristics and personalities of the Earth Dog
Earth Dogs are quite sensitive characters.
They’re protectors and are very family-oriented. They’re honest, true, decent, kind, thoughtful, dutiful, and completely grounded.
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They are quite a soft, sensitive soul, but tough at the same time.
They have common sense embedded in their soul. They are a natural parent, they just get on with it and love it.
Types of Dog
Water Dog: Focused on building a strong foundation for the future, they are outgoing and always looking towards the future.
Wood Dog: Trustworthy and polite, very eloquent and always wise.
There are five Chinese Zodiac elements
Fire Dog: Thoughtful dream chasers, but can be timid and closed-minded, they are confident and outspoken.
Earth Dog: Stubborn and determined, very disciplined, love a good challenge.
Metal Dog: Outgoing, conservative, and sometimes vain. They like to keep up with appearances and their high self-esteem.
The Dog is most compatible with the Horse and Tiger.
This group is considered the free spirits of the Chinese zodiac.
Dogs are most compatible with Horses and Tigers
They are always searching for freedom and never wish to be constrained.
With their self-determination comes selfishness and passion.
The Tiger is excitable and fierce, while the Horse is more stubborn and independent.
The Dog brings loyalty to the group and gives it a sense of honesty.
What animal are you?Credit: The Sun
In contrast, the Dog is least compatible with the Dragon, Goat, Rooster, and other Dogs.
These signs will not understand one another, especially with the Goat who can be meek and docile.
While the Dog is loyal, they are also quick to their feet and very courageous, and can cause jealousy among the other signs.