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2012 – Year of the Water Dragon!

Quiet, calm and centered – I’m convinced that’s the approach to take as we exit 2011 and enter the dragon’s lair … 2012, the Year of the Dragon.  As a Chinese Wood Dragon person myself, I have to admit that I’m pretty excited about the whole thing! 

People and businesses around the world have had difficult times over the last few years, so the good luck brought by the dragon is both timely and needed.  The Dragon is in fact the major symbol of good fortune in Chinese Astrology, meaning that we can expect grand things this year.  Bigger than life is very much a Dragon thing – there will be spectacular successes as well as crash and burn failures.

The Dragon, however, is a reminder everyone has dreams, and that the time to pursue them is now.  Now is thus the time to take a chance, to reach for the proverbial brass ring, to not only dream but act on that impossible dream. The Dragon gives you the best chance to make it come true.

The fact that 2012 is a Water year is extremely important and demands consideration. That’s because Water nourishes the Dragon’s fixed element, Wood, giving this Dragon a big advantage over the rest of the breed when it comes to bringing good luck. The same holds true for accomplishment. This Dragon is actually going to realize some of those big dreams!

The Dragon is not, however, just about money. There will also be fireworks when it comes to love and romance. New love can blossom or an old one rekindle on the spur of the moment. It is relevant here to note the Dragon is closely associated with festivals and celebrations, as exemplified by its status as the star of New Year’s parades. That makes 2012 the perfect year for engagements, weddings and baptisms.

There is an even greater reason to rejoice. Ever since 1996 the year element has been in a destructive relationship with the fixed element of the animal sign. That is the longest unfavorable period in the 60 year cycle of Chinese Astrology, and that means a scarcity of good luck. The year 2012 is thus blessed not only by the lucky Dragon but also the end of that destructive cycle.

Furthermore, under the influence of the Dragon it is a yang year. Yang Water is like a flowing river rather than a stagnant lake. Things will move, ideas flow, creativity abound, economies boom, and love blossom in this environment. It is likely to be an exciting year indeed.

Laura Lenhard