Those born between January 25, 1982 and February 12, 1983 are members of the Water Dog Chinese Zodiac sign. If you were born before January 25th, please consult the 1981 Chinese Zodiac, which is The Year of the Metal Rooster.
Being born under the influence of the Water Element, the Water Dog has the most intuitive and reflective qualities of all the Dog types. The Water Dog is known for a calm and adaptable approach to life. With the use of this innate flexibility, the Water Dog can move around obstacles with ease. With a quick mind and gifts for observation, the Water Dog truly is the "watch dog" of its sign. With others, the Water Dog uses its social perceptiveness to display understanding compassion. These qualities allow the Water Dog to be a natural diplomat. As a result of these social qualities, the Water Dog is one of the most well-liked members of the Dog sign.
Socially perceptive and a gifted communicator, the Water Dog has many potential career opportunities to explore. The Water Dog's compassion could be well served in politics, medicine, caregiving, social work or education. On the other hand, the sharp mind of the Water Dog could be well-used in law enforcement, science or law. Those born in the Water Dog sign have been known to use their command of language to find great lyrical success. This can be seen in the fruitful careers of Water Dogs Lil Wayne and Kelly Clarkson, who were both born in 1982.
Although the Water Dog has many strengths, the sign also comes with some weaknesses. The emotional Water Dog often runs the risk of being to passionate at times, which can be interpreted as excessive by others. In the same sense, the flowing Water Dog can sometimes be less structured and dependable than other members of their sign. To counteract these challenges, the Water Dog should take time to develop clear, definitive priorities. When the Water Dog's energies are focused, they can achieve wonderful things.
The organs of the Water Dog are the kidneys. To protect these vital organs, members of the Water Dog sign are encouraged to partake in a healthy, active lifestyle that limits the intake of alcohol and other harmful substances.