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Chinese New Year - 2012 Year of the Water Dragon (Black Dragon)
January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013
(The Chinese calendar is based on solar and lunar cycles and thus the new year falls on a different day of the Western solar calendar each year.)
Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Mandarin) Xin nian yu kuai! (Cantonese), (Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Year of the Dragon
In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is a sacred and powerful creature, gorgeous and colorful - favored by luck and good fortune! The Dragon person is a born leader, in possession of authority. Those born under the year of the Dragon are highly honored and respected.
The year of the Dragon is filled with drama, lavishness and unpredictability, although the water element can have a calming influence. This is when we see great projects launched. Because of the originality of the Dragon, this is a wonderful year for The Arts, cultural events and the fashion world. It is also a good year to have a baby, get married or start a new business. This is a year of luck. However, you can also expect some wild rides ahead in 2012 economically, politically as well as in the romance area. Overall though the Year of the Dragon is one of fresh innovation.
Previous Year of the Water Dragon was in 1952. (a 60 year cycle)
Characteristics of The Dragon
People Born in the Year of the Dragon are the most powerful and lucky of all the animal signs, filled with vitality and energy. Being dragons they have fiery natures and all that comes along with it. They are free spirits and have an over abundance of energy, ambition, confidence and enthusiasm. They are fearless and almost invariably meet with success. One thing that stands out about the Dragon is their originality. They are extroverts, self-assured, resourceful, adaptable, exciting, irrepressible and generous. The Dragon possesses a lot of valor, is very brave and always gives aid when needed. The Dragon is known for doing things on a grand scale and is very enterprising. Along with all these attributes Dragons are often quick-tempered and arrogant. They can be critical and tactless. It is not a good idea to cross a Dragon.
Compatible business partners
People born in the years of the Metal Dragon make good business partners with Earth Snakes. Antagonistic Business partners are Fire Tigers
People born in the years of the Water Dragon make good business partners with Metal Monkeys Antagonistic Business partners are Earth Sheep
People born in the years of the Wood Dragon make good business partners with Water Roosters Antagonistic Business partners are Metal Oxen
People born in the years of the Fire Dragon make good business partners with Wood Rats Antagonistic Business partners are Water Rabbits
People born in the years of the Earth Dragon make good business partners with Fire Dragons Antagonistic Business partners are Wood Horses
Good Careers for Dragons
Being highly adaptable, Dragons are well suited to many different careers. Dragons are hard workers and enjoy being in the limelight. They do not take orders well and are better as leaders than followers. Dragons tend to be very creative and are great lateral thinkers.
Those born in the Year of the Dragon are well suited to the following careers: Computer Analysts, Lawyers, Engineers, Brokers, Architects, Managers, Sales People, PR Managers, Philosophers, Politicians, Inventors, Advertising Managers, Movie Stars and Astronauts.
Trustworthy, Dragon people are honest and straight forward in financial dealings.
Most Compatible Friends: Monkeys and Rats
Most Incompatible: Dog
Dragons are committed to their partners even though they are slow to get married due to sometimes being loners at heart. People just naturally feel better when Dragons are around, probably because of their charisma, warmth and generosity. They are wild, impulsive and generate excitement.
Best with: Rat, Monkey
Dragon and Monkey couples are a couple destined for happiness and success. They think alike and so understand each other.
Dragon and Rat couples are also destined for happiness and success. They also understand each other and have plenty of passion together.
Good with: Tiger, Snake, Pig
Conflict with: Dog, Sheep, Ox
Effects of the Element Water on the Dragon Personality
Metal Dragon (1940 & 2000): along with the Dragon's bold & fiery nature, Metal Dragons possess a steely strength and toughness. These dragons are natural leaders and always looking for action.
Water Dragon (1952 & 2012): with the calming effect of the water element these dragons tend to be more cooperative, sensitive and patient than other dragons. The water also tempers their need to be in the limelight and they are able to be more objective.
Wood Dragon ( 1904 & 1964): the wood element bring inquisitiveness, open-mindedness, imagination and practicality to these dragons. These dragons appreciate art being creative themselves. They are also less egotistical than most Dragons.
Fire Dragon (1916 & 1976): Add fire to fire and you have a force to be reckoned with. These dragons are a powerful influence on others and enter the scene with great energy and enthusiasm. They are usually very competitive. They do tend to think they are very important and right.
Earth Dragon (1928 & 1988): because of the earth element these dragons are more reasonable, realistic and possess more self-control then many dragons. They take their responsibilities seriously and are logical and level-headed. Being very good at organization they make excellent managers.
2012 Horoscopes for Year of the Dragon
Predictions of the Year of the Dragon for each of the Chinese Animal Signs:
If you were born in the year of the Rat: What a good year to be a Rat. Rat's do well in the Year of the Dragon loving the excitement, fast pace, daring and flamboyance of the year. This is a very successful year for Rat people.
If you were born in the year of the Ox: This is usually a very frustrating year for the Ox with little promise. However look to friends, they will be there for support.
If you were born in the year of the Tiger: The year of the Dragon is a heady year for Tigers. This is an exciting year with a positive sense of challenge.
If you were born in the year of the Rabbit: As the Ox, this is not the best year for the Rabbit. The high profile approach of the Dragon goes against the quiet reserve of the Rabbit. It will not go smoothly and Rabbits will need to put in extra time and effort to make progress.
If you were born in the year of the Dragon: This is your year. Success comes easy. You will be rewarded and the fast pace of the year suits you perfectly. A good year for love and good fortune.
If you were born in the year of the Snake: A year to watch and wait for the year to pass. The drama of the year is a little un-nerving for the Snake. Be careful with your money and energy, all the drama and unpredictably will soon be over.
If you were born in the year of the Horse: What a stimulating year. This is a year of great inventiveness to Horse people. Be prepared for the unexpected and take advantage of the opportunities coming your way.
If you were born in the year of the Sheep: This will be a up and down year for the Sheep. You will find good support in your relationships.
If you were born in the year of the Monkey: What a fun and thrilling year for the Monkey. Monkeys thrive during the excitement of the Year of the Dragon. This is a powerful year for you with great success in all life areas.
If you were born in the year of the Rooster: Let loose this year Rooster, it is your year to shine. You can prosper this year and will also be in the lime light.
If you were born in the year of the Dog: This is the year to keep your head down. Keep an close eye on your finances. The flamboyant year of the Dragon is never an easy time for the Dog.
If you were born in the year of the Pig: A steady and settled year for the Pig, a good time to keep your focus. The unexpectedness of the Dragon year can bring some pleasing prospects.
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