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Horoscopes: how does the Water Dog affect your luck in October 2023?



Energy of the Dog: Loyalty, security, consistency

The Dog corresponds to the hours between: 7-9pm

The month of October is considered to be the twilight of the year when the mists roll in preparation for winter and the days become shorter, on and thereafter October 29. Leaves turn into their most magical pantones of warmth and vibrancy to create a harmonising quality of yin yang as with everything in nature creates its own balance.

The Dog month is a time of transition. As the “Tomb of Fire”, there may be some warm days – a kind of swan song before the nights dim in the northern hemisphere and there is a hush before the entrance of winter. The Qi movement of this time is now beginning to contract and draw in.

The Water Dog month will last from October 8 to November 7. Photo: Shutterstock

As the body and mind prepare for winter, the Chinese art of yang sheng fa (healthy living) advocates nourishing foods for the kidneys such as warm soups and stews. These will start to replenish our jing (life essence), which may have been strained by the fullness of the year. There is also a coming together of the community, turning towards home and family.

The Water Dog month indicates movement – a change of direction while offering protection and loyalty to those who are committed to their core values, plans and dreams of a better stable future. The energy of the Dog has little judgment and enjoys spending time with any age group.

Despite uncertainty across the globe, this is the time to avoid conflict and arguments, to be more willing to listen than to speak – so less barking and biting while taking stock of where you are and what you wish to achieve in the last months of 2023 as we head towards the year of the Wood Dragon.

If you have one or more Dog signs in your birth chart, meaning that you were either born in a Dog year, month (October), day or hour (7-9pm), your Dog traits will be magnified especially during your specific astrological month.

Famous Dogs include Donald Trump, Elvis Presley, Judi Dench, Leonard Cohen, Mother Teresa, Florence Nightingale, Jane Goodall, Winston Churchill and Nicola Sturgeon, to name a few.

What does October hold for your astrological sign?

Bear in mind that these generic forecasts carry different nuances dependent upon whether the Dog rules your year, month, day or hour.

√ Lucky

∞ Neutral luck

X Not so lucky

X Rat – Avoid making major decisions

Rat years (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Pay special attention to health and general well-being. You may find yourself in a few dog fights with colleagues and those in senior management. Avoid making major decisions as you may not be fully appraised of updated information. Be careful of head injuries and falling objects. Your energy could be affected by any construction work going on in or around your area.

√ Ox – Wrap up projects

Ox years (1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

You may look forward to “completion luck”, so whatever you may have been working on may get a green light and make excellent progress. Avoid confrontation as it could compromise your luck, and steer clear of anything of a legal nature. Ensure good rest, especially if your respiratory system is already weak (i.e. damp). If you suffer from irritating coughs, seek treatment.

∞ Tiger – Time for new collaborations

Tiger years (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
Be vigilant at all times as you are prone to injuries and minor ailments. If you are owed money, don’t expect to recoup it this month as money flows away rather than towards you, so forget about collecting outstanding debts. The good news is that you should seize every opportunity to promote a business collaboration. Interpersonal relationships will be great as you will gain the respect of many.

√ Rabbit – Connections will prove useful

Rabbit years (born 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
After last month’s clash regarding communication, you may look forward to a progressive October as the Dog is your natural astrological ally. You make good and interesting contacts who could prove useful and loyal in any business venture going forward. Opportunities may arise for a positive turn in your financial situation. A great month for property investment.

X Dragon – Don’t try to put up a fight

Dragon years (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

This is your clash month so take great care when driving as the Dog is your nemesis, causing you to lose focus and become detached from support. This is not a favourable month for investments or anything of a speculative nature. You may face conflict and tension both personally and professionally, so definitely walk away from any dog fights.

√ Snake – Share more on social media

Snake years (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

A good month to begin anything new or launch a new product. Social media boosts personal exposure in good ways, leaving the path clear for you to strike with a great sense of timing. Your intuition is spot on with an inner knowing of just what works for you and who to work with this month for maximum benefit. Issues will get resolved.

∞ Horse – Check the fine print

Horse years (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Although you have great luck potential, you may feel your timing is out a little, with progress slower than expected. There may be temporary setbacks or sudden changes to your plans. The devil is in the details this month so take your time when reading the small print of any legal binding documents. Keep clear of any office politics, otherwise you could find yourself coming last past the finish line!

X Sheep – A month to lie low

Sheep years (1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Similar to the Horse, be prepared for sudden changes and disruptions to your schedule, making it easy to be distracted and lose out on opportunities. Office politics may make it difficult to get team efforts headed in the right direction. Guard yourself against any malicious behaviour, stepping back from those with hidden agendas. Lie low to protect your energy and reputation.

√ Monkey – Do your research first

Monkey years (1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

You appear to be in a strong position to resolve issues that may have been holding up progress, making you feel your hands have been tied for too long. You attract helpful people into your sphere, but you may find it difficult not to reward yourself this month with something special that you have been longing for. Research well as there could be a good deal hiding that could save you a considerable amount on any high-end item.

∞ Rooster – Think before you speak

Rooster years (1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Be careful when travelling as you are prone to limb injuries. You may be required to be available to support elderly family members who may be frail or in need of a medical procedure. It would be wise to consider your speech carefully, especially when giving presentations of any kind. Misunderstandings may take place which in themselves may be minor but end up in a Chinese whispers scenario, but it’s a great month for new beginnings.

X Dog – Protect your energy

Dog years (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Best to keep to your own kennel this month and avoid straying too far out of your comfort zone to prevent setbacks and loss. Remain passive to other’s interferences, keep your ears up, but avoid oversharing as whatever is said may come back to bite you. Protect your energy and luck to enjoy what could be a romantic month.

Pig – Try to resolve issues

Pig years (1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

If you are working for any governmental department or are currently involved in anything of a bureaucratic nature, be prepared for some crisis management. If you are currently in any dispute that has been going on for some time, try to resolve issues this month.

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