Year 2006 is a Chinese Red Fire Dog Year. Why did the Chinese name the year 2006 as the Red Dog Year? Chinese calendar used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names. The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. You can see the entire sequence from the Chinese New Year's page. From Year 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2006 is Male Fire Dog , the 23rd of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Fire is equivalent to color Red in the Five-Element system, Year 2006 is also called Red Dog year. Also, since Fire is hot, we even can say 2006 is the year of Hot Dog.
Year of Dog 2006 is after Monkey 2004 and Chicken 2005. Monkey and Chicken are in the Metal group, so the Dog is the ending year of the Metal cycle. If you are lucky in the past two years because Metal is your lucky element, then 2006 is the last year for your Metal luck. So if you have any unfinished businesses or deals in 2005, then try to finish them and get the profit before people change their mind.
Dog contains Earth, Metal and Fire according to Chinese astrology. Basically, 2006 Male Fire Dog year is favorable to people whose lucky element is Fire. This is because that Dog contains Fire, which will help the Male Fire on the stem to burn for a longer time. That means Fire Dog is kind of dry and hot, which good for people who need Fire to balance their cold birth chart. But everybody has a different birth chart. We still have to see the stem relationships and branch relationships between Fire Dog and the birth chart to determine the luck in 2006.
2007 is a year of Pig, which is in the Water group. We can say year 2006 is the turning point from Metal cycle to Water cycle. The turning point year always has some unexpected good or bad events that happen. So we need to watch our steps and pay attention to our safety and health in 2006. People whose lucky element is Water need to plan how to face the oncoming opportunities. We need to plant the tree during the tough period, then we can get more fruit in the lucky year. That means we need to sharpen our skills and absorb more knowledge first, then we can have a better career or money opportunity during the lucky years.
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year day is on January 29th, 2006. Because this is a new moon day, it is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system.
The new moon time is at 22:15 on 29-Jan-06 in China time zone. The new moon time is at 06:15 of 29-Jan-06 in the US Pacific Standard Time, so the Chinese New Year day is same on January 29th, 2006 for USA time zones.
In China time zone, the first day of the Red Dog Year is February 4th, 2006, because February 4th, 2006 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of the year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.
In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called "Start of Spring", which is when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. In the China time zone, the time of Start of Spring is at Feb-04 07:27. So the first day of the Red Dog year 2006 is on 04-Feb-06. For USA, the time of Start of Spring is on Feb-03 at 15:27 PST and Feb-03 at 18:27 EST, therefore we can say that the first day of the Chinese Red Dog year is February 3rd, 2006 in USA time zones.
The Year 2006 (Red Dog) is the 4703rd Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4703rd year on February 4th, 2006. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Red Dog is the 23rd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4703 = (60 *78) + 23, therefore this Red Dog Year is the 4703rd Chinese Year.
Some web sites say the year 2006 is the 4704th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the calendar of Yellow King used the winter solstice day as the first day of the year. So the first winter solstice was on around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st means nothing to Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C. for a year, then year 2006 is the 4704th Chinese year.
Forecast using the theory of Five Elements
To forecast the luck in the coming years, we have to know what elements and animals are in our birth chart first from Find Your Lucky Element page.
Year 2006 is the last year of the Metal cycle, which began from year Monkey 2004. The energy of the Metal still continues to year 2006, but will end in June Male Wooden Horse month. Horse is in the Fire group. Wood and Fire are the enemy of Metal and can completely overwhelm the power of Metal. If Metal is your lucky element, then your luck will decrease from June, 2006. But this doesn't mean you will totally be out of luck in the second half of 2006, because you can still have some Metal in the August Monkey Month and September Chicken Month. Also, you might have Metal in your 10-Year major cycles. To find any Metal in your current major cycle is from the Find Your Best 10-Year page.
The major elements in the Male Fire Red Dog 2006 are Fire and Earth. Inside the Dog Earth contains Female Metal and Female Fire. So we can say Dog is a dry Earth. Male Fire is like the Sun. It must be hot when Sun is over the dry ground. Therefore, 2006 is favorable to the people whose birth chars are too cold or too much water and need Earth or Fire to balance. In short, if your lucky element is Fire or Earth, then your luck will much better than the past two years.
If your birth chart and your current major cycle contains Tiger and Horse, then 2006 is a very special year for you - either extremely good or bad. This is because Horse, Tiger and together have the mutual attraction relationship and generate very powerful Fire energy, plus the Male Fire (sun) increases the heat on the top. If your lucky element is Fire, then 2006 will be one of the best years in your life. If Fire is your unlucky element, then you need to pay more attention on your people relationship, money investment, family, health and safety in 2006.
Male Fire and Female Metal have the Stem Attraction Relationships. When they are together, they might generate Water ingredient. Fire and Water are opposite elements. If Fire is your lucky element, then Water should be the unlucky one. If Fire is the unlucky one, then Water is the lucky element.
Therefore, if Fire is the lucky element, then something looking good (Fire) will come in 2006, but it might end up a bad result (Water). if Water is the lucky element, the some trouble (Fire) might appear in 2006, but you could handle it to be a good ending (Water).
When will Male Fire and Female Metal will generate Water?. The simple rule is to see any animal in the birth chart is in the Water group. Therefore, If the birth chart contains Pig or Rat, then Male Fire and Female Metal probably enable to generate Water.
If this Attraction Relationship is true and ...
But no matter the Attraction Relationship is true or false, the opportunity is always there.
Love and Marriage
Year of Dog will improve romantic luck for people born in year of Snake or Pig, according to the simple Chinese horoscope theory. It's more accurate to predict people's love and marriage luck using Stem Attraction Relationships, Branch Attraction Relationships and Mutual Attraction Relationships.
2006 is Male Fire Dog year. Male Fire and Female Metal have the attraction relationship. So a person whose birth chart has a Female Metal in the stem will have good people relationship, love relationship and marriage luck in 2006.
Rabbit and Dog have attraction relationship. So a person whose birth chart has a Rabbit in the branch should have good love and marriage luck. Horse and Dog have mutual attraction relationship. Tiger and Dog have mutual attraction relationship too. So the love relationship and marriage luck will enhance for people whose birth chart has a Tiger or Horse.
In short, Female Metal, Rabbit, Horse and Tiger will improve people's love and marriage luck in 2006.
If your are a female and the Female Metal is your Day Master of the birth chart, then the marriage luck becomes stronger. This is because Female Metal of Day Master represents you and Male Fire in 2006 stands for your husband star. That means your husband appears in 2006 and has attraction and close relationship with you. If Rabbit, Tiger, Horse are found in your birth chart, then 2006 probably is the wedding year.
You can check your love relationship and marriage luck in 2006 from Angel love Match reports.
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Feng Shui 2006
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