The Year of the Dragon

Posted by M ws On Monday, January 23, 2012 6 comments
With the new year, many are seeing reasons for optimism. From the Chinese zodiac calendar standpoint, the Year of the Water Dragon which begins January 23, 2012, and ends on February 9, 2013, brings many possibilities for good fortune. For the Chinese, dragons are the divine mythical creatures that bring with them intense power, ultimate abundance, and good fortune.


In Sung dynasty manuscripts, the dragon is described as having the “head of an ox or donkey, eyes of a shrimp, horns of a deer, body of a serpent covered with fish scales, and a feet of a phoenix,” and it usually clutches a pearl symbolic of its supernatural powers.

To the Chinese, the dragon is born in the most desirable year and is the mightiest of the signs. The Oriental dragon is regarded as a divine beast, the reverse of the monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. Free spirits of the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Dragon are extroverts who have a deep love for nature and are innovative, passionate, enterprising, brave, self-assured, colorful, and flamboyant. Gifted and irrepressible, they are fearless of any challenges that may come their way, able to see clear the paths and take a radical approach to any harsh conditions.

Of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is the most special and is sometimes called a karmic sign. Bigger than life is very much a dragon thing and in this context we can expect grand things to happen this year. There may be flames and failures, but there will also be spectacular achievements. For those born in the Year of the Dragon, this year is the time to pursue and act on the impossible dream, change the world or at least your life. And for the other signs, it is the best chance to make your dreams come true.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

6 comments to The Year of the Dragon

  1. says:

    mamasita Gong Xi Fa Cai dear Paula..may you and your family continue to be blessed with lots of good health, happiness and success.
    Happy Chinese New Year to you and everybody at home!

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Mamasita,

    Thank you very much, my dear friend, for your wonderful wishes and kind thoughts for my family!!! Like the others who know and love you, I am blessed to call you friend!! Take care and may you and your family be blessed over and over by the Almighty! Have a wonderful festive season with your loved ones!

    Salam

  1. says:

    pak yeh Gong Hi Fat Chai to you and your family Paula.
    Salam.

  1. says:

    Antares Blessings and love to Paula and Mamasita (whom I have yet to have the pleasure of befriending, but she has such lovely energy!)

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Pak Yeh,

    Thank you so much, Pak Yeh! Wishing you and your family nothing but the best from the Almighty.

    Take care and thank you for swinging by! Do keep in touch.

    Salam

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Antares

    Thank you so much!!! Yes, you are right!! Mamasita is a lovely lady who overflows with much love, strength and sincerity!

    Take care and have a lovely break!

    Hugs

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