Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Dog

The Dog is a giving, compassionate personality. He offers kind words, support and advice to friends and family. He is a listener, always available to lend an ear or a shoulder to a friend in need. Often Dogs know more about their friends than their friends know about them or even themselves! Dogs are incredibly attentive. Sometimes though, Dogs should pay more attention to their own needs. In private, many Dog people worry a lot.

Years of the Dog

Eleventh in the cycle, Dog Years follow the Rooster years and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Dog Year actually begins.



Dogs can be a bit overwhelming, due in part to their attentive natures. They can march in and take control of a situation, even when it doesn’t involve them directly. This can lead people to think Dogs are nosy or gossipy, but in reality, he just means well. Money and status don’t matter to the Dog. He is more concerned with the welfare of his family and friends and will do whatever it takes to help them out of a tight squeeze or a rough spot. Once Dogs determine a subject of interest, they usually master that before taking off for a new adventure. They like to finish what they start. They are honest and trustworthy people, ethically strong and morally kept. They make loyal friends and companions.


People born in the Year of the Dog share certain characteristics. He Dog Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Dog.

Eleventh in order, Chinese name—GOU, sign of fidelity
Hour—7pm-8:59pm Month—October
Western Counterpart—Libra


  • Responsible
  • Compassionate
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Pessimistic
  • Anxious
  • Overwhelming
  • Nosy


The characteristics of the Dog Sign are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.


Metal Dogs have extremely high standards and expect a lot of themselves and of others. They are loyal and hold a strong outlook about the direction they want their life to take. They choose their friends and causes with care, as they do not plan to ever not support these people and things again. Once they have committed themselves, there is little to no turning back. They are bold, unafraid to disagree out loud about anything they feel is unjust or unfair. Metal Dogs are easily stressed if a plan does not go accordingly. They find it difficult to relax when there are things to be done.


These Dogs have great foresight and are well-educated on many different things. This quality helps them appreciate other points of view, making them quite flexible and liberal. They are easygoing, but this can cause them to be too spendthrift with money and less loyal with friends. Still, because of their flexible natures and their ability to appreciate difference, these Dogs always have friends and are usually popular people.

THE WOOD DOG 1934 AND 1994

Wood Dogs are well-rounded individuals. They are adaptable, flexible and laid back. However, they are not as independent as other Dogs and like being part of the group. This is due in part to the support they crave, but it also makes them feel secure and self-confident. In return, they are faithful friends, shy at first, then warm and affectionate.

THE FIRE DOG 1946 AND 2006

Fire Dogs are natural leaders. Fire Dogs are popular, charismatic people, always surrounded by a group of admirers. Not only admired for their vibrant personalities, these Dogs also possess a sexual attractiveness that makes them irresistible. These people are adventurous and vivacious, yet, honest and openhearted. However, because they are so active, they are generally not the settle down type.


The earth Dog is clever and genuine. He is rational and supportive, stable and stoic. Earth gives this Dog an element of security, for he is inspiring and confident. These characters are just, certain to hear both sides before making a decision. He makes a great leader because he is such a trustworthy, diplomatic individual.



Dogs are balanced individuals. They maintain their health through happiness. The quickest way to tell a Dog is sick is to test his character. If he’s sad or depressed, it probably means he’s ill. He can usually weather any sort of illness, and is prepared to maintain resilience when fighting a disease.


Dogs like clean residences. Not only straightened-up, but also deep cleaned. Changed sheets, washed clothes, dusted blinds and wiped down mirrors are only a few of the Dogs weekly chores. His home must be well-organized and easy to navigate all of the time. Dogs want to be comfortable and take luxury in overstuffed pillows, big, cushy couches and oversized recliners. Although they are open-minded, Dogs prefer to stick with traditional décor when decorating a room.



Dogs are resourceful and eager to help out at work. Dogs will take on more work if it means less work for their peers. They enjoy learning new skills and as a result are cherished employees. A Dog’s just and fair nature comes in handy when in positions of leadership where decisions have to be made.


Dogs work hard and spend wisely. They do not work to buy luxurious things. They work to secure a future for their families. They generally have hidden savings accounts for future family endeavors such as family vacations and college tuitions.


Those born in the Year of the Dog share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Dog are listed below:


  • Nurses
  • Interior decorators
  • Counselors
  • Priests
  • Politicians
  • Judges
  • Clerks
  • Police officers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Scientists
  • Teachers
  • Professors


Whether Dogs are compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their partners. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.

Dogs Ruled by Benefit from Are Antagonistic to

Metal Earth Horses Fire Dragons

Water Metal Snakes Earth Roosters

Wood Water Tigers Metal Oxen

Fire Wood Rats Water Sheep

Earth Fire Rabbits Wood Monkeys

Leisurely activities and pleasures


Since Dogs are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Dog personality.

Color Preference: Pale Yellow

Gems and Stones: Moonstone, Carnelian, Jasper

Suitable Gifts: Rocking chair, novel, roses, massage therapy

Hobbies and Pastimes: Cooking, rearranging, dancing, arts and crafts

Dogs Dislike: Hurting other people’s feelings, getting angry or aggressive, being treated unfairly


These people are people watchers. They are content watching different people walk by, listening to their conversations, watching their reactions. Dogs would enjoy a vacation with the entire family more than a romantic getaway. In this situation, Dogs are sure to make everyone happy by incorporating everybody’s tastes and ideas into each thing they do together.


Dogs are so easy to get along with and generally have a ton of friends. They are supportive and calming and make exceptional friends. They don’t hold grudges or bear any bad feelings towards anyone who has treated them respectfully and justly. Dogs are excellent listeners, offering an ear to anyone in need. They are held in high regard by their friends and are loyal, honest friends.

Compatible Friends

Best Friends: Tigers and Horses

Mortal Enemy: Dragons


Dogs always put their family first. They are wonderfully supportive parents who take great pride in the happiness and well-being of their children. They are selfless parents, content to wear the same old clothes so their children may have the stylish new ones. These parents make terrific, stoic role models for their children and keep close bonds with their offspring well after they’ve grown up.


Dog children are creative, able to entertain themselves for hours on end. They don’t mind playing by themselves, often inventing games and puzzles while doing so. They are responsible children who love to take on and complete as many tasks as possible for it gives them a sense of accomplishment.


Some parents immediately click with their children while others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are compatibility ratings between Dog parents and their children.

Dog with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating

Rat shared happiness ***

Ox each need your own space *

Tiger happy parenting! ****

Rabbit contentment ***

Dragon divergent ideals *

Snake miscommunication a definite *

Horse affectionate ***

Sheep needs more consideration *

Monkey too much age difference **

Rooster great relationship ***

Dog wonderful companionship ****

Pig loving and supportive ****

*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength



Dogs can be overly shy when making friends or courting someone. If they are interested, they want to make certain you are as well before expressing any interest. They are emotionally sensitive people, who don't take wounds to the heart very easily. As a lover, Dogs are compassionate, supportive partners, eager to hear about your day at work or the project you just finished. They share the highs and lows of being in love, defending their partners to anyone who attacks them.


Happy Dogs are more likely to want families than Dogs in mediocre relationships. Dogs are simple and lead very easygoing lives. They can be mean with word sometimes and must learn to control their angry tongues.


Dogs make good partners and most people find them easy to live and get a long with. His seriousness or grounded personality may be boring to some, but to others it demonstrates an innate stability.


Dog*Rat - Stable union. You’ll share dull moments, so improvise.

Dog*Ox - Not much in common.

Dog*Tiger - Mutual affection makes you a great duo!

Dog*Rabbit - You’ll go a long way!

Dog*Dragon - One of you is outgoing, the other is easygoing. Not recommended.

Dog*Snake - Love at first glance.

Dog*Horse - The scale is tipped in your favor!

Dog*Sheep - Don’t try it. You bore each other.

Dog*Monkey - Take a shot. What have you got to lose?

Dog*Dog - You share so much, why not?

Dog*Pig - What a stable and committed partnership. Destined for happiness!

Love Partners at a Glance

Dog with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility

Rat shared respect **

Ox maybe… **

Tiger absolutely! ****

Rabbit you have a solid union ***

Dragon walk on *

Snake first the sexuality, then the intellect ***

Horse you’ll make it ****

Sheep personality conflict *

Monkey you complement each other ***

Rooster it will be hard **

Dog true admiration ****

Pig deeply sincere ***

*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic



These Dogs are self-confident and independent. They won’t settle down too early because there’s too much to do.


These Dogs are more conventional in how they view the world. They are heroic community leaders and concerned neighbors. They are stable and resilient in their search for truth and justice.


Gemini Dogs can talk your mother under the table. They are charismatic and charming, not intimidated by other people. They love to take on new experiences.


These Dogs are at their happiest when surrounded by friends and family. They love to be at home. They tend to be a little self-aware and not as confident as other Dogs.


Self-assured and confident, these Dogs have a large, but sensitive ego. Hurt their feelings and they’re sure to let you know it. They are genuine, loving and affectionate friends.


These people are responsible and hardworking. They devote themselves to whatever they find necessary, be it their homes, their families or their occupations.


These are charismatic characters. Libran Dogs are genuinely concerned about the well-being of other people. They are just and kind souls who value their families and friends.


Scorpio gives the Dog passion and fire. These Dogs are quite committed to their causes and expect 100% loyalty from anyone who joins their organization.


Loyal and giving, Sagittarian Dogs are more active than other Dogs. They enjoy a good long hike in the woods or a river-rafting trip. Anything adventurous will do.


Efficient and responsible, these Dogs take tasks very seriously. They are perfectionists who have hearts f gold.


Creative and motivated, these Dogs are not as materialistic or showy as others may be. They are incredibly fair people who seek a cultural knowledge and sophistication.


These Dogs are calm, relaxed individuals who need a relaxing environment. They make excellent caregivers and stable providers for their families.


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What 2010 holds for celeb couples

Manila Bulletin - Monday, January

Tarot card reader Eric Mendoza and numerologist Tony Suvega consulted the cards, runes, stars, and planets to come up with their predictions for local showbiz couples in 2010.

The two séances agree that it will be a good year for both Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. They say the couple's relationship will last because "maraming circumstances na mangyayari sa kanila...maraming projects pa ang pagsasamahan nila kaya [mase-strengthen 'yong relationship]."

There is no hope for reconciliation between ex-lovers Jomari Yllana and Pops Fernandez, according to the readings.

"There are too many issues between [them]," Eric says on "Startalk." "Di sila magkakabalikan as an item, [but] they can remain as friends."

Church choirs won't be singing for music lovers (pun intended) Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez this year. According to Eric, the two should "put everything in order first."

"Marami pang dapat ayusin si Ogie personally, and at the same time si Regine, although gusto na niya, sa dami ng projects niya, mahihirapan siyang isingit 'yon (kasal)."

Tony added: "Hindi pa napapanahon. [Sa] 2011 [pa sila ikakasal]."

The same is true for longtime couple Pia Guanio and Vic Sotto, whom the numerologist says will likely tie the knot in far-off 2012.

Good news for Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos: the psychics are positive that their bid to having a baby is likely in 2010. Tony predicted that Judy Ann will give birth to a girl, specifically on Nov. 2 or 3 of this year.

There will be no "real" forgiveness between Katrina Halili to Hayden Kho Jr. The fortune tellers attribute this to Katrina's bruised ego and Hayden's bloated pride.

Eric and Tony also gave their predictions on legal matters involving celebrities.

The two are confident that Richard Gutierrez will win the case he filed against an entertainment website.

As for the suit Manny Pacquiao filed against Floyd Mayweather Jr., the séances say Manny has the upper

Philippine massacre suspect pleads not guilty

by Jason Gutierrez Jason Gutierrez 1 hr 31 mins ago

MANILA (AFP) – The prime suspect in the worst political massacre in the Philippines pleaded not guilty when he appeared in a special police court on Tuesday on multiple counts of murder.

The case against Andal Ampatuan Jnr, accused over the killing of 57 people in the violence-wracked southern Philippines last month, has thrown the spotlight on the nation's corruption-plagued political and justice systems.

More than 30 heavily-armed police escorts took Ampatuan to the special court inside the national police headquarters for his arraignment and a bail hearing, the first steps in judicial proceedings that many fear could drag on for years.

"Not guilty," Amptuan Jnr's lawyer Sigfrid Fortun told the court when asked to enter a plea as his client stood beside him.

The judge adjourned the hearing until next week after the prosecution asked to present over a dozen witnesses to block Ampatuan's application for bail.

Ampatuan Jnr allegedly led 100 of his men in stopping a convoy carrying supporters of political rival and journalists on November 23. The dead included pregnant women and about 30 journalists.

The victims were systematically murdered and buried in shallow pits or dumped in grasslands just near the national highway in Maguindanao province, where Amapatuan Jnr's father and namesake was governor.

Ampatuan Snr as well as several other clan members were later arrested after martial law was imposed in Manguindanao and charged separately with rebellion.

Ramon Casiple, an analyst with the Institute for Political and Economic Reform, said the public must monitor the trial "every step of the way."

"What we are facing here is a very strong clan with very strong political connections and the capability to intimidate or even kill witnesses," he told AFP.

"This puts the justice system to a test, because past cases with heavy political overtones have never been satisfactorily concluded."

Casiple cited the trial of former president Joseph Estrada, who was deposed in a military-backed popular revolt in 2001, for massive corruption.

After a marathon six-year trial, he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, only to be pardoned and set free by his successor Gloria Arroyo.

"At the end of the day, it's still politics talking. And these warlords will not go down quietly," Casiple said.

Some in Ampatuan Jnr's battery of high-profile lawyers also worked in the Estrada trial, and they are expected to raise technicalities to delay this case, he said.

One judge has already backed out from the explosive case, saying he feared for his life. There have also been calls from prosecutors for the justice department to ensure the safety of witnesses.

In her report to Congress defending martial law, Arroyo said those massacred bore "marks of despicable torture, contempt and outrageous torment."

She also said that clan followers had threatened to carry out attacks if their patrons were arrested.

The Brussels-based International Crisis Group said last month, however, that Arroyo was partly to blame for the massacre because she had allowed a "local despot to indulge his greed and ambition."

Ampatuan Snr had controlled Maguindanao province for most of the past decade and was grooming his son to take his place as governor in national elections in May.

Ampatuan Snr's influence and power grew because Arroyo allowed him to maintain a 3,000-strong heavily armed militia as part of a government strategy to contain Muslim separatist insurgents in the south.

In exchange for the support, Ampatuan also helped deliver votes from the province to Arroyo and her candidates in the 2004 election allegedly through cheating.

The shocking crime forced her to cut political ties with the clan, but critics say the Ampatuans may still hold enough political power to avoid the penalties many believe they deserve.

"I have serious doubts about the whole exercise," said Harry Roque, chairman of the advocacy group CenterLaw Philippines, who is also a private prosecutor representing the slain journalists,.

Monday, January 4, 2010