Friday, 19 July 2013

The Sheep Dog?


“Normal service will be resumed”

Being a Fire Dog day in a Sheep month, you may think today's title was a no brainer. However it does have a deeper meaning, and as the Chinese almanac suggests the only favourable activities today involve the rearing or cultivating of animals, a Sheep Dog would be most useful. 

The almanac also suggests fixing nets and catching fish and as it’s a fire day, honouring our ancestors is also auspicious. It advises against setting up an oven or digging foundations.

As sheep dogs help retrieve strays and restore unity to the pack, I am reminded that tomorrow sees the end of Mercury retrograde and hopefully, “normal service will soon be resumed”.

Returning to Chinese astrology, there are actually five types of Dog.  They are all dedicated to public service or helping others, but today's Fire Dog is the most creative. Being a pack animal, they are well travelled, highly sociable and have an uncanny knack for making money by “thinking outside the box”. Their physical features are generally square with angular faces and pointed extremities.

Famous Fire Dog examples are Swami Beyondananda, Cher, Deepak Chopra, Timothy Dalton, Matt Damon, Bill Gates, Joanna Lumley, Freddie Mercury, Dolly Parton, Alan Rickman, David Lee Roth, Steven Spielberg, Donald Trump, Jean Claude Van Damme, Kate Winslet and Yo Yo Ma.

To see how your own sign fares today, see our dedicated Fire Dog Chinese astrology web page. We should return on Tuesday, commitments permitting. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey

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