The “Earth” part of Year of the Earth Dog

We are heading into an Earth year. What does that mean?

We are just now finishing two Fire years. In Fire years we’re very concerned with actions. We want to get things done. We feel like if we can get more done things will be better. And we get stressed when other people don’t do the things we think they should be doing.

Now, we’re going to have two Earth years. This Element is about stillness, waiting, patience, and peace. We want time to think, meditate, mull and consider.

We want stillness because the Earth is shaking beneath our feet.

We’re just at the cusp of the Earth Element and we’ve already seen more volatility in the stock market than we’ve seen since 2009 (which by the way, was also an Earth year).

In Earth years many things change around us. Our inclination is to hunker down and hold on. The warning is to not do this for too long. Be still, yes, and collect the information needed to make a decision. Then move forward with certainty.

In Earth years it’s time to finish projects or release them. These projects can range from old stuff on your to-do list (do you have “learn Chinese” on your list too) to decluttering the garage to making a quilt out of all your old rocker t-shirts. The peace and stillness you crave now come from finishing or releasing that which has been weighing on you.

In Earth years we want to have a clean, peaceful space. Minimalism will become more popular. Having less stuff in the house means less to take care of, less to store, less to dust. As I let go of more and more things I find my space more welcoming, inspiring and relaxing.

In Earth years we benefit even more from the practice of meditation. Even five minutes of meditation is helpful. Clearing your mind and focusing on your breath is all you need to do. It will help you feel less reactive to circumstances and more able to find your balance in the rough waters of the world today. Instead of being hit by the wave you can surf the wave.

You can find out more about this and what’s in ahead in 2018 in my new book, Chinese Astrology 2018 Year of the Earth Dog.

Chinese Astrology 2018 Year of the Earth Dog

Or consider having a private session where I answer your questions about love, money, family and more.



About Donna Stellhorn

Donna Stellhorn helps people read the map of their future, gain deep insight into who they are and helps them create personal spaces that support their goals.
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2 Responses to The “Earth” part of Year of the Earth Dog

  1. Thank you for the insight Donna. Being still long enough to create a good plan sounds like the perfect antidote to the crazy fire year we’re finishing. I’d like to surf the wave this year!

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