The year 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog
. It is the Ben Ming Nian
(zodiac birth year) for the people under the Dog sign (Years of the Dog: 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018). According to traditional Chinese folk customs, Ben Ming Nian is a very special year of your zodiac animal, in which you need to be careful because you will encounter Tai Sui - the legendary God in charge of people's fortune. To avoid bad luck in your animal year, you need to wear red. This custom is derived from Chinese people's worship to the color red and they always increase the festive air with red.
Chinese people regard red as a symbol of festival, success, loyalty and justice. In particular, they believe red can protect them and drive away evil spirits. Therefore, they usually wear red underwear, red belt, socks or jewelry roped with red silken cord to greet their Ben Ming Nian, so as to pursue good fortune and avoid disaster.
Red is not the only lucky color for Ben Ming Nian because each color corresponds to one of the Five Elements and has the characteristics of Feng Shui. For example, the most common relationships between five elements and colors include Metal - Yellow, Wood - Green, Water - Black, Fire - Red, Earth - Grey. Since the Five Elements correspond to colors, it is important to choose your lucky color according to your element if you want to improve your luck through Feng Shui.
What are the lucky colors for you Dog people in 2018 year of the Dog? Based on the Five Elements, Red, Purple, Cyan and Green are your lucky colors in 2018 while the colors to be avoided include Yellow and Brown.
Since you Dogs are associated with Earth element and Fire creates Earth, you need to have enough Fire if you want to stay away from bad luck caused by clashing with Tai Sui in the coming year. Red and Purple correspond to Fire in Five Elements and they are the main lucky colors for you people born in a Dog year.
Besides, Cyan and Green symbolize Wood while you Dogs will have too much Earth in 2018 and need to restrain Earth with Wood. Therefore, Cyan and Green are also your lucky colors while Yellow and Brown should be avoided, or they will bring you even more Earth.
Once you learn the lucky colors for your Ben Ming Nian, you can properly crack the bad luck brought by clashing with Tai Sui. Pay attention to your dressing and try to choose the clothes and ornaments in lucky colors; wear Red, Purple, Cyan and Green metal ornaments or place some metal auspicious animals, and the statue of God of wealth to improve your personal and family luck and drive away evil spirits.