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Welcome 2018 - Year of the Brown Earth Dog




We read this last week & thought it beautiffully discussed the Year of the Brown Earth Dog of 2018: 


"We welcome the Tibetan and Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog. After an extreme Year of the Fire Rooster, which stirred our passions and ignited us to rise and mobilize into action, we now move into the grounding energy of double Earth in this New Year of the Dog.

Integrity becomes central in all we do, as we continue to re-build a more solid foundation that is rooted and aligned with our universal values of love and respect for all. In this cycle we ground down and take our power back. We use discernment with what we take in and consume in all ways, be it television, social media, thoughts, attitudes, the food we eat, what we buy etc.  Dog shows us the importance of being loyal and how that deepens our relations. We are reminded to use our bark against Injustice as we team up as guardians and caretakers of our planet Earth and all that we hold sacred.

We are waking up, and together rising. Like Sting once sang, "There is a deeper wave than this, swelling in the world... There is a deeper wave than this, listen to me girl."

Here's the Astral Insights on this 2018 Chinese and Tibetan New Year of Earth Dog. First from Narrye Caldwell, Chinese Astrologer and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

"The inevitability of change is a fundamental principle in Chinese astrology. And the ability to skillfully adjust to continually shifting cycles, is a longevity art. Wisdom tells us, that no matter what difficulties you are facing, no matter how hopeless or frightening the situation seems, if you wait it out, a turning point will come. The important thing is to maintain your composure and recognize the moment when appropriate action will be effective." That turning point is now. Welcome to the Year of the Earth Dog.

Let's begin with the element (Earth) that rules this year. Earth has the qualities of stability, nourishment, consistency, balance and harmony. Earth is related to the digestive system in Chinese medicine, and its function of selecting, through our appetite, the correct foods for our condition. When working well, our earth element effortlessly transforms food and thought, (everything we take in), into substance and vitality. When depleted we can get stuck, exhausted, lose our way, become obsessive worriers.

"The coming lunar year, which begins on February 16, is a double Earth year. Not only do we have Earth appearing in the natural cycle of heavenly chi (which progresses through Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water for two years each), but also, the Dog's innate element is Earth... To make best use of this incoming Earth energy, it will be crucial to pay attention to your diet. By this I mean not just the food you eat, but everything you take in; this includes thoughts, ideas, information, and attitudes.

"Attention to what you feed yourself this year will have profound effects on the health of your own Earth element, (your ability to sort fact from fiction) and may determine whether you can rise courageously above the turmoil that threatens the village, or end up in the bog with the marauders...

The Dog is all about loyalty and guardianship. Honest, trustworthy, and fair, Dog is a vigilant protector of friends, family, and all he holds dear. Some call Dog a cynic and an anxious worrier. But who among us doesn't know this territory? When you care about something deeply, and are charged with protecting it with your life, you'd be anxious too. When well supported, the best qualities of Dog come forward- corruption is rooted out, tyranny and oppression overturned, and justice prevails.

However, when dogs are stressed, isolated, and left without compassionate leadership, (consider the poor junkyard dog chained alone outside), they can turn into dangerous unpredictable lunatics.

This we want to avoid by putting aside our differences, seeing the best in each other, teaming up for the higher good, and generally behaving like a well-organized pack. The restoration of justice is the opportunity of the Dog year."

© Copyright 2018 ~Narrye Caldwell. All Rights Reserved


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March Horoscopes
 CAPRICORN: Waiting for results may not be the best approach. If you want to get ahead, you will have to show everyone that you have the skills to do so. Remember actions speak louder than words. Financial stress may be a little overwhelming. Trying to figure out ways in which to meet these financial demands is only going to add to your stress. This is not a time to go into any new debt. An opportunity to make more money through a part-time job, or side avenue could be the ticket. It will work out. Just don't be impulsive. A chronic health flare up can be avoided if you know your body's limitations. This month you could find yourself inundated with family responsibilities. Make the best of it. You may enjoy the family time?

AQUARIUS: Emotions run high this month. You have a lot to get accomplished in a very short period. Make sure not to lose your composure. If you can remain balanced, you will be able to get everything done in a timely manner. Personally, and professionally you are on fire right now. Jealousy from those close to you is on them, not you. You can not feel bad or guilty for good things happening for you in your life right now. It is not necessary to make excuses. Enjoy this time without adding unwanted negativity and stress.


PISCES: Over reacting or even being overly emotional is not going to give you the upper hand when dealing with a very delicate situation. The best approach is to use direct communication with facts to back you up. Finances are about to improve as we move into your new birth year. One major aspect for you this year is to become more financially solvent. Speak to a financial advisor if necessary. Those of you looking for a new job or source of income will be able to see that opportunity this spring. Relationships in general this month are up and down. Just go with the flow. Don't take anything too personal.




ARIES: Take care not to tell all your secrets. Those who do not have your best interest at heart may use them against you later. Professionally, you may have an unlooked for offer that needs some serious consideration. It can not hurt to see what they have to say? Family, friends and others close to you have become so accustom to you doing everything for them, will not be as willing to extend themselves for you when you need assistance. An eye-opening experience when you see who your true support really is. Use this disappointment to redefine your boundaries. Take your power back Rams!


TAURUS: Choose your words carefully Bulls especially when dealing with family issues. Careful hurt feelings could cause a major blow up. A financial blow is going to throw you of balance a bit. You may already be having some financial difficulties this will only add to your worries. Getting a third part involved may be the only way to get your money problems resolved. An on-going health matter will need to be addressed this month. Don't worry. It is not as bad as it appears. Life style changes will help tremendously. This is not the best time to consider any personal or professional moves. You can reconsider a move later this year when your options are much better.


GEMINI: Is it worth over thinking a situation that you have absolutely no control over? Sometimes, we must let things go for a certain period in order for them to work out the way they are supposed to. Clear your mind and focus on the areas of your life you do have control over. Why be unhappy for nothing. A family member or someone close going through a medical issue may need your assistance. A procedure may be necessary. This month will have you spinning in a few different directions all at once. Be sure to take time for your own needs. A short trip next month will give you a chance to relax and recharge your batteries.


CANCER: If we make choices in our life, we must give the energy we put into it time to manifest. It's time to let to of the should-a, could-a, would-a thoughts and change the areas of your life that are making you unhappy. Once you have done that, don't look back. This year will bring some very positive results in your life. If you stop sabotaging yourself with indecision. Those of you considering a possible residential move will be looking more seriously over the next month or so. When it comes to drama in your work environment, let it go. Stay under the radar and focus on time sensitive projects.


LEO: A super busy month awaits you. Trying to get everything you need to get accomplished is not going to happen if you don't enlist the help of others. In the work place, you may need to delegate responsibilities to those who need to get on-board. Personally, if you don't ask for help you will not get it. Yes, we know that you can do it all; however, you will not be able to hide your resentment for those who watch you do everything. A small sum of money could come from an unexpected source. What a nice little surprise. Family members going through a stressful time will need some extra TLC this month.


VIRGO: Patience Virgo, big changes on the horizon. This month you will finally start to see tangible results for some of your efforts. The bigger pay off will come over the next few months. You may be under more pressure this month to perform at peak levels, not a problem. Just do what you do best. Relationships are going to be a priority this month. Personal and professional relationships that are about to be established now will impact you later this summer. While your ruling Mercury is in retrograde (March 22nd -April 12th) do not initiate anything new.


LIBRA: If you're tired of the games, then close the door. Take the time to withdraw from any toxic individuals or situations that no longer serve you growth. A decision regarding a business/job offer needs to be considered if you're looking for a new source of income. Those of you who have already made a change will be seeing confirmation that you made the right choice. Some of you may even consider relocation to pursue an advantageous opportunity. An old relationship issue that comes up now gives you the power to close that chapter for good now.


SCORPIO: If you're looking for sympathy this month you won't find it. Everyone around you is also going through, their own challenges right now. Instead of support they are equally looking for sympathy. You must ask yourself are things really that bad? Try to be optimistic. Things are going to work out better than you might think. A new friend may be a surprising ally when you need them. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance if you need it. This month also requires some financial decisions that impact your long-term money goals. Get some expert advice if necessary.


SAGITTARIUS: This month brings positive results; however, we must put the efforts out to receive them. Have you been off track? It's time to come back strong and get back on path. You will not be able to rely on third parties or any other parties at this time. You can make it happen. This month you can also benefit from chance encounters. Pay attention to who you meet this month. The personal or professional benefits are worth you getting out and about. Pay attention while driving this month as Mercury moves into Retrograde on the 22nd. A short trip later this month will be a nice little break away from your routine.



"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them. To the impossible."

Arthur C. Clarke