Those born between February 6, 1970 and January 26, 1971 are members of the Metal Dog Chinese Zodiac sign. If you were born before February 6th, please consult the 1969 Chinese Zodiac, which is The Year of the Earth Rooster.
Under the influence of the Metal Element, the Metal Dog is one of the most decisive and organized of the Dog types. The confidence of the Metal Dog should never been in question, as they stand firmly behind their beliefs and principles. In a similar sense, the Metal Dog meets all matters of life with strong passion and an outspoken nature. One of the Metal Dog's greatest qualities is their loyalty; there is a little a Metal Dog would not do for a family member or friend in need. The Metal Dog is noted for a logical and structured mind, which allows them invaluable in situations where planning is involved.
The strong-willed and structured Metal Dog will have no struggle finding success in a variety of careers. The Metal Dog's strong ideals and sense of justice are a great fit for law, law enforcement, social work or education. Similarly, the Metal Dog may do well fighting for a cause in politics or the non-profit sector. Members of the Metal Dog sign have been known to enjoy both success and humanitarian efforts. This can be seen in the careers of Naomi Campbell and Matt Damon, who were both born in 1970.
Although their unbending nature is a key component of the Metal Dog's strength, the quality can also become detrimental in some situations. The Metal Dog is always in danger of being too uncompromising or stubborn in their views. It is this inflexibility that makes the Metal Dog tough to get along with. The Metal Dog can also be too intense in their ideals and will not allow exceptions in any circumstance. Those born under the Metal Dog sign are encouraged to develop a more light-hearted attitude to help counteract their innate seriousness.
The organs of the Metal Dog are the respiratory system and the lungs. While the influence of Metal helps to strengthen these organs, Metal Dogs are encouraged to support the lungs with regular physical activity.