Those born between February 18, 1958 and February 7, 1959 are members of the Wood Snake Chinese Zodiac sign. If you were born before February 18th, please consult the 1957 Chinese Zodiac, which is The Year of the Fire Rooster.
The double influence of the Earth Element makes the Earth Dog the most sensible and serious of the Dog types. As an Earth sign, the Earth Dog is known for working hard to achieve practical goals. In the same sense, the Earth Dog has the unique gift of wisdom and stability. Earth Dogs are good communicators, putting special effort into listening and giving advice to those in need. In this sense, the Earth Dog is capable of great compassion. While others may have weak moral footing, the Earth Dog is highly principled and idealistic.
Practical and hardworking, there are many careers that the Earth Dog can pursue. By following their humanitarian interests, the Earth Dog could do well in social work, education, caregiving or medicine. Similarly, the fiscal prudence of the Earth Dog may translate into a successful career in business, accounting or finance. Those born under the Earth Dog sign have been known to use their emotional understanding to create timeless music. This has been the case for Michael Jackson and Prince, who were both born in 1958.
The strengths of the Earth Dog are numerous, but the sign also has some difficulties. While the Earth Dog has an interest in others, they may be slow to open up and are prone to be secretive. Additionally, the considerate Earth Dog has the tendency to be overly concerned with the affairs of others. The Earth Dog should would benefit from focusing their energies inwardly and not spreading themselves too thin.
The organs of the Earth Dog are the spleen, pancreas and stomach. Members of the sign are encouraged to protect these vital organs by limiting their sugar intake, as well fatty foods.