We set our intention for the year: Gratitude for family and world in general; we harmonise our inner and outer world; align first and second chakras; express that balance and wisdom in action by sharing experiences that bring joy to others. Lets breathe a collective sign of relief as our mind and heart become attuned. The more kindness and consideration we extend during a Water Dragon year, the more rewards we will reap. This auspicious year 2012 brings mythical and reality together; large and scary dragons, like Etna volcano letting off steam, to delicate seahorse and coral like sea dragon, find a place to co-exist in peace.
Did Albert Einstein really say this? “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions”.
What does your dragon look like?
Welcome The Year Of The Dragon
2012 is Year of the Dragon and it officially arrived on February 4, 2012. Dragon years encourage growth and change in all areas of our lives, and inspire us to explore new frontiers in love, life and work.
The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast – the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is a bearer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
Be sensitive to others this year. The more kindness and consideration you extend during a Water Dragon year, the more rewards you will reap. When you think in terms of what’s best for the group or most beneficial for a relationship, you’ll benefit greatly from all the prosperity this year has to offer. Year of the Water Dragon favours new endeavors of all kinds – marriage, starting a business.
Five elements influence the signs of the Chinese zodiac – Earth, Fire, Water, Wood and Metal. Five is an auspicious number in itself, so coupled with the reduced 5 from 2012, it is even more fortunate that 2012 is a Water Dragon year.
General Characteristics of Dragons
Water Dragons are said to calm the fire within. Dragons can be notoriously impetuous, have incredibly fiery tempers which may lead to bad choices. They are always right and reluctant to consider the opinions of others. Rules are for everyone else, not Dragons who like to make them. They rejoice in their non-conformist behaviours and like to rule their worlds from a great height with others following happily in their wake. These are the things that make Dragons powerful and also permit them to provide opportunities and good fortune to their followers.
Characteristics of Water Dragons
A Water Dragon is able to calm the fiery and impetuous impulses of a typical Dragon. They have the ability to see things of alternative points of view and in addition, they don’t always need to be in the right. Because they have the ability to allow opinions other than their own, they generally make better decisions. It means we will be under the influence of a well tempered, strong yet calmly decisive Water Dragon. Considering the troubled state of the world these days, it is better than good luck to be under the influence of a Water Dragon.
In terms of Yin and Yang, 2012 is a Yang year.
Northwest, North and West are the auspicious directions while luck colors are gold, silver and hoary. Colours to avoid are black, green, purple and red. Larkspur and the bleeding heart vine are lucky flowers, while lucky numbers are 7, 6, and 1. Numbers to avoid are 3, 8, and 9. For compatibility, best matches are with Monkeys, Rats and Roosters while Dogs, Oxen and Rabbits should be avoided at all costs if you really want to enjoy a harmonious relationship.
Interested in Numerology
It is also a Leap Year, February containing 29 days, which can be reduced to 11 which is an auspicious master number. In addition to extra special good things happening to those who have a personal year number of 5, 2012 will be a good year for all on many levels. So when combined with the good fortune of the Water Dragon, numerology also indicates good things for 2012.
For those who would like to further engage with their personal year number, it is calculated by adding together the numbers of the month, day of your birthday and 2012. So November 3rd would be: 1+1+3+2+0+1+2 = 10 = 1. Personal year 1 means Planting Seeds, Rebirth, Beginning of an Era, a New Beginning In Your Life, An Active Year of Improvement. When considered in conjunction with Chinese astrology, it looks like a good year. Included below are the interpretations of personal year numbers one through nine and including the master numbers 11 and 22.
Number 1. Planting Seeds, Rebirth, Beginning of an Era, a New Beginning In Your Life, An Active Year of Improvement.
Number 2. Nurturing, Development, Waiting For the Right Moment, Spiritual Growth and a Year of Sharing.
Number 3. Blossoming, Expansion, Personal and Business Success, Mental Activity Reaching a High point.
Number 4. Maintenance, Work, Self Control and Responsibility, Consolidation, Changes for the Better.
Number 5. Independence, Freedom, Connecting to Others, Development of Artistic Skills, Material Progress.
Number 6. Finding a New Love, Family and Home, Settling Down, Permanence, Harmony, Domesticity, Security and Good Choices.
Number 7. Reflection, Learning, Self Analysis, Inner Change, Consolidation, Spiritual Protection, Inner Focus, Using Time Wisely.
Number 8. Health, Wealth and Abundance, Independence, Recognition, Action, Wisdom, Breaking Away from the Past, Endings.
Number 9. Death, Taking Personal Inventory, End of an Era, Forgiveness, Compassion, Completion, Release, Tolerance. Master Numbers
Number 11. Working Diligently, Enlightenment, Clarification, Revelation, Grasp Opportunities which Arise, Choose the Right Path.
Number 22. Power, Decisions, Focus, Opportunities, Inspiration, Creativity, and Quality of Life, Change for Betterment, Wealth.