Chinese Horoscopes Calendar and
Year 2006 of the Dog
Any lucky parent who has a baby this year will be assured of a little one who
will always see mom and dad as incredibly precious. Children born under the sign
of the Dog will have some special side to their nature which will surface even
when they are very young so look out for your infant singing in their cot or
making amazing structures with their play blocks!
The Dog baby can be a little tearful when left alone for too long so its
important that they get plenty of hugs and cuddles. They love to listen even
before the can properly understand as the sound of your voice has a special
comforting power for them.
Overview of this year 2006 zodiac
Your Dog child will either be new born or turning twelve this year. Both ages
can be a trial as for the baby everything is new and for a twelve year old
becoming a teenager it can seem that everything is new for them too. However,
this is a surprisingly calm year and your child will adjust to any changes with
great aplomb. They may need a little encouragement, but being Dogs a simple
smile of approval is usually enough to keep them full of the joys of Spring.
The Dog baby boy can be a mischievous fellow and they will certainly keep you on
your toes as they seem to find a way to be into everything and anything.
However, he has an independent streak and you will be surprised how happily he
can amuse himself if you allow him to have a certain amount of protected space.
Your baby girl is one of the cutest infants on the block. She seems to have a
natural ability for smiling just at the right time, which usually means lots of
sweets and appreciative coos from passers by. However, she can be a demanding
little soul and will make sure that she expresses her disappointment when
necessary, a refused bottle or rejected pacifier can make a wonderful training
tool to keep parents in line!
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Career (Growth and development?)
Your Dog baby will grow exceptionally quickly in their first year so be
ready to buy plenty of outfits as the months progress. Their naturally
inquisitive minds and love of play mean that their communication skills will be
impressive even before they reach their first birthday.
Dogs are known for their loyalty, but they are also one of the luckier signs
in the Chinese zodiac. It seems that all their relatives want to make them a
little gift, so you can start that college fund now! On the other hand if they
have siblings you may find yourself refereeing a few tussles over which teddy
belongs to who.
Dogs are not the most adventurous sign as they like surroundings that are
familiar to them. When you take baby of their first car trip it would be a good
idea for someone to sit in the back with them and make sure that they have
plenty of reassuring cuddly toys. Once they feel at home on the move you will
find it difficult to keep them out of the car!
Like their animal counterparts Dogs excel at bonding with their family.
There is nothing quite like the broad beaming smile of a baby. Once your new
born has mastered the arts of drinking, sleeping and putting their toes on their
chin, they will spend a lot of time making sure you know that they love you. Be
prepared for an absolute smile –fest to make your heart melt!
What to avoid
- Tears before bedtime
- Tantrums in the supermarket
- Pride (trying to change their own diapers)
- Trying to keep an old tissue as a comfort blanket
Only sleeping when in Mom’s bed
What to hold on
to in 2006:
- Mom and Dad
- Your favorite teething soother
- Your right to candy and ice-cream
- Your favorite teddy
The Dog year is concerned with loyalty and the protection of the weakest. That
makes it an ideal year for children everywhere. Of course it can also mean that
as a parent you have to stand firm when some of your boundaries are
enthusiastically tested. In general you can expect a lot of fun in a dog year as
it lends itself to excited activity, sport and the occasional practical joke.
With all this vigorous outdoors energy in the air you should expect your
children to get more than their usual number of scrapes this year. From time to
time what starts out as friendly fun may become just a little too heated so be
ready to sort out any scuffles as calmly as possible. Thanks to the impact of
the Dog energy in your child’s world their love of boisterousness will only by
matched by their desire for approval. This should mean that with some careful
planning and a clear system of rewards and rebukes your own little puppies
should be surprisingly manageable as the year progresses.
Best Year For: Rabbits, Dogs
Great Year: Tigers, Horses
Good Year: Pigs, Snakes
Mixed Year: Goats, Monkeys, Oxen, Rats
Difficult Year: Roosters, Dragons
The hidden element in the yearly Dog branch is Earth. Bing Xu (Yang Fire) is the
23rd year in the stem/branch cycle of 60. The Earth of the Dog year branch
combining with the Fire element stem of 2006 will be very good financially, as
Earth supports Fire and therefore enables wealth. In other words your children
will continue to grow at a scary rate needing an endless supply of new clothes
(Fire), but thankfully your bank balance should just about be able to keep pace
Charming RAT 'Tze'
1900 Jan 31 to Feb 18, 1901: Metal Rat 1912 Feb 18 to Feb 5, 1913: Water Rat
1924 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 1925: Wood Rat 1936 Jan 24 to Feb 10, 1937: Fire Rat
1948 Feb 10 to Jan 28, 1949: Earth Rat 1960 Jan 28 to Feb 14, 1961: Metal
1972 Feb 15 to Feb 2, 1973: Water Rat 1984 Feb 2 to Feb 19, 1985: Wood Rat
1996 Feb 19 to Feb 6, 1997: Fire Rat 2008 Feb 7 to Jan 25, 2009: Earth Rat
If your child is a Rat then they will be an excitable Fire Rat and will be even
more active than usual in 2006. They will begin to find a whole host of new
interests, which will of course require new equipment and will lead to yet more
friends who need to stay over. This year will see some emotionally trying times
your little one as they begin to grapple with their very first childhood crush.
However, your inquisitive child will also begin to settle down as the year
progresses with a surprising level of focus on one particular interest. JAN will
see your little bundle of energy throwing themselves whole heartedly into some
creative project that will need lots of parental involvement, and control! FEB
is a great time for getting them interested in a new sport so you can restore
some sense of sanity amongst the results of their creative burst in January.
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Rat zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes here
Stable OX ' Chou'
1901 Feb 19 to Feb 7, 1902: Metal Ox 1913 Feb 6 to Jan 25, 1914: Water Ox
1925 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1926: Wood Ox 1937 Feb 11 to Jan 30, 1938: Fire Ox
1949 Jan 29 to Feb 16, 1950: Earth Ox 1961 Feb 15 to Feb 4, 1962: Metal Ox
1973 Feb 3 to Jan 22, 1974: Water Ox 1985 Feb 20 to Feb 8, 1986: Wood Ox
1997 Feb 7 to Jan 27, 1998: Fire Ox 2009 Jan 26 to Feb 13, 2010: Earth Ox
The very beginning of 2006 will see the young Ox losing some of their stubborn
habits as they begin to discover that homework can actually be fun and
rewarding. They are also likely to find a new group of friends to play with who
will bring a lot of joy into their life. As JAN progresses you may need to have
serious talk with the Ox child in order to keep their new found popularity
suitably in check as they decide that having friends means not having to tidy
your room. FEB's energies suggest the possibility of house move or some major
decoration. Ox does not like change and so you may need to break any new
arrangements gently. Luckily the Ox is a sucker for candy and so keeping them
smiling should not be too difficult.
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zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes here
Courageous TIGER 'Yin'
1902 Feb 8 to Jan 28, 1903: Water Tiger 1914 Jan 26 to Feb 13, 1915: Wood
1926 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1927: Fire Tiger 1938 Jan 31 to Feb 18, 1939: Earth
1950 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1951: Metal Tiger 1962 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 1963: Water
1974 Jan 23 to Feb 10, 1975: Wood Tiger 1986 Feb 9 to Jan 28, 1987: Fire
1998 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 1999: Earth Tiger 2010 Feb 14 to Feb 2, 2011: Metal
2006 will be a wonderful year for your Tiger youngster. It is likely that they
have been under the weather in the last few months with the usual collection of
illnesses that they have gained from school friends. This year will see your
Tiger full of bounce and health. JAN may see your little one unusually reluctant
to return to school and they may show more interest in playing in the yard than
doing their reading. If you are patient they will soon get back into the swing
of things. FEB will be a very special month for your child as all the energies
point to a major achievement of some kind. If there is a school play or little
league tournament on the horizon you can expect them to play a leading role.
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Tiger zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes here
Discreet RABBIT (Vietnamese: CAT) 'Mao'
1915 Feb 14 to Feb 2, 1916: Wood Rabbit 1903 Jan 29 to Feb 15, 1904: Water
1927 Feb 2 to Jan 22, 1928: Fire Rabbit 1939 Feb 19 to Feb 7, 1940: Earth
1951 Feb 6 to Jan 26, 1952: Metal Rabbit 1963 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1964: Water
1975 Feb 11 to Jan 30, 1976: Wood Rabbit 1987 Jan 29 to Feb 16, 1988: Fire
1999 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 2000: Earth Rabbit 2011 Feb 3 to Jan 22, 2012: Metal
If your youngster was born in a Rabbit year then this is likely to be their
first year of proper full time schooling. This is a very nervous time for little
bunnies and they will need a lot of support and hugs to keep them smiling
through the first few weeks. Make sure that you spend plenty of quality time
with your young rabbit and you will begin to see their self confidence blossom.
After JAN the rabbit will begin to enjoy sharing their experiences of school
with you and will show a real flair for learning. FEB will see another big leap
forward in the rabbit’s development as they start making lots of new friends.
Get ready for lots of children’s parties as the invitations begin to come in
thick and fast!
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the Rabbit Zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes here
Outspoken DRAGON 'Chen'
1904 Feb 16 to Feb 3, 1905: Wood Dragon 1916 Feb 3 to Jan 22, 1917: Fire
1928 Jan 23 to Feb 9, 1929: Earth Dragon 1940 Feb 8 to Jan 26, 1941: Metal
1952 Jan 27 to Feb 13, 1953: Water Dragon 1964 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1965: Wood
Dragon 1976 Jan 31 to Feb 17, 1977: Fire Dragon 1988 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1989: Earth
2000 Feb 5 to Jan 23, 2001: Metal Dragon 2012 Jan 23 to Feb 9, 2013: Water
Dragons are powerful characters with an awareness of their own feelings and
views from a surprisingly early age. Your Dragon child will greatly enjoy this
year as they begin to be able to express themselves much more fully. It would be
an ideal time to enroll them in an infant drama or dance club, as this will also
help the outspoken dragon learn to interact happily with others. If you have
been looking at possible schools for your Dragon youngster JAN should be an
ideal time to make that final selection. You may find that little dragons are
easily bored in FEB so try and find some new activities to keep their active
minds busy. However, when MARCH arrives there will be some exciting news for
your little one that will drive away any thoughts of boredom at all.
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the Dragon zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes here
Philosophical SNAKE 'Si'
1905 Feb 4 to Jan 24, 1906: Wood Snake 1917 Jan 23 to Feb 10, 1918: Fire
1929 Feb 10 to Jan 29, 1930: Earth Snake 1941 Jan 27 to Feb 14, 1942: Metal
1953 Feb 14 to Feb 2, 1954: Water Snake 1965 Feb 2 to Jan 20, 1966: Wood
1977 Feb 18 to Feb 6, 1978: Fire Snake 1989 Feb 6 to Jan 26, 1990: Earth
2001 Jan 24 to Feb 11, 2002: Metal Snake 2013 Feb 10 to Jan 30, 2014: Water
It’s likely to be a very successful year for all little snakes. While the other
toddlers were noisily exploring the world around them your little snake probably
had a tendency to watch quietly from the sidelines. This year is when the
thoughtful snake begins to show the fruits of their careful observations. Don’t
be surprised if your little one starts to take charge more in their play group
or with their friends as they try out their infant understanding of
relationships. In JAN you may find yourself impressed with their new found
dedication to learning to read and even some early attempts at writing. Remember
this in FEB when their enthusiasm may wane temporarily. The snake is the most
patient of the signs and is best parented with that same quiet certainty that
your little one displays to the world.
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Snake zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes here
Talkative HORSE 'Wu'
1906 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1907 : Fire Horse 1918 Feb 11 to Jan 31, 1919 : Earth
1930 Jan 30 to Feb 16, 1931 : Metal Horse 1942 Feb 15 to Feb 4, 1943 : Water
1954 Feb 3 to Jan 23, 1955 : Wood Horse 1966 Jan 21 to Feb 8, 1967 : Fire
1978 Feb 7 to Jan 27, 1979: Earth Horse 1990 Jan 27 to Feb 14, 1991: Metal
2002 Feb 12 to Jan 31, 2003: Water Horse 2014 Jan 31 to Feb 18, 2015: Wood
All experienced parents will gladly tell you all about the debatable joys of
dealing with a young toddler of three to four years old. They are at that
difficult stage when they know what they want, but can’t quite properly express
it and so purple faced tantrums are often the order of the day. In JAN this
natural aspect of life with a toddler is ratcheted up by the surrounding
energies. You may find it helpful to use a baby minder when doing the weekly
shop to avoid the inevitable stand off at the candy aisle! In FEB you should be
in for a treat as the little Horses will have worn themselves and will be happy
to simply let you take the lead in the day’s activities. When MARCH comes around
the little darlings will have a renewed burst of energy combined with a sudden
increase in their curiosity about absolutely everything. This is a month that
will be ruled by the question ‘why’ almost from the time they wake up to when
they finally succumb to sleep!
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Horse zodiac & Chinese horoscopes here
Artistic GOAT 'Wei'
1907 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1908 : Fire Goat 1919 Feb 1 to Feb 19, 1920 : Earth
1931 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1932 : Metal Goat 1943 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 1944 : Water
1955 Jan 24 to Feb 11, 1956 : Wood Goat 1967 Feb 9 to Jan 29, 1968 : Fire
1979 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 1980 : Earth Goat 1991 Feb 15 to Feb 3, 1992 : Metal
2003 Feb 1 to Jan 21, 2004: Water Goat 2015 Feb 19 to Feb 7, 2016: Wood Goat
2006 will be a peaceful period for you as a lucky parent of one of the quietest
babies in the whole animal zodiac. As an instinctively creative type the goat
baby will spend hours entranced by the bright colors of their building blocks or
patterns of the letters on their wall hangings. In JAN they may be a little
restless as the new skills of running open up a world of new possibilities, try
getting them a animal design walker and they will be as happy as could be as
well as slowing down a little! The Tiger energy in FEB may see a few grizzles as
the goat infant begins to relaise the limits of their play pen. However, MARCH
is a great month to introduce them to other toddlers as they will be keen to
make friends and to show off their wonderful ability to share and play nicely.
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Goat zodiac & Chinese horoscopes here
Entertaining MONKEY 'Shen'
1908 Feb 2 to Jan 21, 1909: Earth Monkey 1920 Feb 20 to Feb 7, 1921 : Metal
1932 Feb 6 to Jan 25, 1933: Water Monkey 1944 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1945 : Wood
1956 Feb 12 to Jan 30, 1957: Fire Monkey 1968 Jan 30 to Feb 16, 1969 : Earth
1980 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 1981: Metal Monkey 1992 Feb 4 to Jan 22, 1993 : Water
2004 Jan 22 to Feb 8, 2005: Wood Monkey 2016 Feb 8 to Jan 27, 2017: Fire
If you are a new parent with a baby coming up to their second birthday then you
are in for a treat as your little monkey will begin to develop surprising fluent
language skills. They even seem to appreciate the jokes that you share with
friends and your partner. If on the other hand you have a monkey teenager then
you may need to be on the look out for a serious sense of humor failure as the
older monkey delights in admittedly clever but less than kind jokes at everyone
else’s expense. The real problem though is trying not to laugh when telling them
off. Whatever your monkey’s age you should expect JAN and FEB to be buy times
with lots to organize. Thankfully, the monkey will be there to make you smile
even at the busiest of times.
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the Monkey zodiac & Chinese horoscopes here
Industrious ROOSTER 'You'
1909 Jan 22 to Feb 9, 1910 : Earth Rooster
1921 Feb 8 to Jan 27, 1922 :
1933 Jan 26 to Feb 13, 1934 : Water Rooster
1945 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1946 :
1957 Jan 31 to Feb 17, 1958 : Fire Rooster 1969 Feb 17 to Feb 5, 1970 :
1981 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 1982 : Metal Rooster 1993 Jan 23 to Feb 9, 1994 :
2005 Feb 9 to Jan 28, 2006: Wood Rooster 2017 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 2018: Fire
Dealing with a new baby is always a tough time, and as your rooster child
approaches their first birthday you need to be prepared for some busy days and
hectic nights. The rooster baby takes after its name sake in many ways, not
least the fact that the rooster is always up at the crack of dawn. However, some
simple organization can make your life a whole lot easier. In JAN relatives are
likely to descend to coo at your little bundle of joy. Make the most of this
time as it means a steady stream of willing and reliable baby minders while you
catch up on some much needed sleep. In FEB you may feel a little exhausted as
the rooster baby has a growing spurt meaning more feeding times and new chest of
baby clothes. However, MARCH is ideal for beginning to plan a move to a more
spacious home that will be ideal as the little one begins to grow up.
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the Rooster zodiac & Chinese Horoscopes Here
Observant DOG 'Xu'
1910 Feb 10 to Jan 29, 1911 : Metal Dog 1922 Jan 28 to Feb 15, 1923 : Water
1934 Feb 14 to Feb 3, 1935 : Wood Dog 1946 Feb 2 to Jan 21, 1947 : Fire Dog
1958 Feb 18 to Feb 7, 1959 : Earth Dog 1970 Feb 6 to Jan 26, 1971 : Metal
1982 Jan 25 to Feb 12, 1983 : Water Dog 1994 Feb 10 to Jan 30, 1995 : Wood
2006 Jan 29 to Feb 3, 2007: Fire Dog 2018 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 2019: Earth Dog
2006 will be both an exciting and satisfying year for you as a parent whether
you are waiting to bring a new born puppy into the world or you have a dog child
about to become a dog teenager. Your new born dog will be a wonderful bundle of
smiles who seems to know how to smile from the moment they open their eyes. Your
nearly teenaged dog child will also enter a period of new appreciation of their
Mom and Dad which you should really enjoy while it lasts. Whether preparing the
nursery or organizing high school JAN will be a busy month. However, FEB will
bring joy in abundance. It might be the actual birth of your new family member
or the first time you feel a kick or it may even be your older dog saying thanks
for all the time you have devoted to them over the years. Whatever the cause
this is destined to be an extraordinarily cheerful month for you.
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Dog zodiac and Chinese horoscopes here
Honest PIG 'Hai'
1911 Jan 30 to Feb 17, 1912 : Metal Pig 1923 Feb 16 to Feb 4, 1924 : Water
1935 Feb 4 to Jan 23, 1936 : Wood Pig 1947 Jan 22 to Feb 9, 1948 : Fire Pig
1959 Feb 8 to Jan 27, 1960 : Earth Pig 1971 Jan 27 to Jan 15, 1972 : Metal
1983 Feb 13 to Feb 1, 1984 : Water Pig 1995 Jan 31 to Feb 18, 1996 : Wood
2007 Feb 18 to Feb 6, 2008: Fire Pig 2019 Feb 5 to Jan 24, 2020: Earth Pig
Despite the western view of pigs, in Chinese astrology the Pig is a wonderfully
positive sign. If you have a child born under the sign of the Pig you will
experience this very early on in the year. If you have been down or concerned
about some family issues, your child will be there to offer a smile and a hug
which somehow makes everything seem easier to deal with. In JAN there is an
opportunity for a school trip and this could be a major learning event for your
little one. They will not only find a new exciting hobby, but will learn
something about themselves too. This positive energy continues right through
into MARCH when your youngster will be bursting with excitement about some new
activity that they absolutely have to get involved in. If you support their
enthusiasm and new interests you will find that you are rewarded at least
threefold. Not only will they be grateful, it will provide a real outlet for
their talents and will make them realize just how special you know they are!
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