2018 is the year of the Earth Dog.
But what does this mean?
Well for a start the Chinese New Year doesn't begin until 16th February 2018 and its elemental force this year is Earth. The other 4 elements (if you're curious) are Fire, Metal, Water and Wood and these are used in home and office interior design.
What this means for home owners and designers is this. The colours for Feng Shui for 2018 are:
That's the significance of Earth touched upon - but what about Dog?
Does Earth Dog mean we have to all adopt a Chocolate Labrador?
The Dog relates to the year you were born and if you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 you're officially a Zodiac Dog in Chinese astrology.
Your'e only officially an Earth Dog if you were born in 1958 or 2018 - so newborn babies or our readers who turn 60 this year.
As an Earth Dog, you are communicative, serious and responsible in work.
If you were born in 1934, 1946 (and 12 years hence) then you're in good company as a Dog:
If you'd like to read more about Feng Shui and the Chinese Zodiac, check out this link.
Happy new year too from the team at Pure North Norfolk.