February 16 brings in the Year of the Earth Dog! Dog is of the element Earth and the preponderance of earth is a doubling of the trustworthy loyal guardianship of the Dog. It's a year that is enhanced by good communication, empathy and solidarity, values that are under the auspices of the Earth Dog. Loyalty, honesty and integrity are called upon in each of us to bring forth the best in our communities. Earth Dog is a time to feed the collective awareness and feel a sense of solidarity. Community is a priority now.