by Madhu Brodkey, M. F. S.
The Yang Water Dragon has arrived (23 January) and with it we can look forward to many good changes and some challenges.
Dragons are referred to as the divine mythical creature that brings with it ultimate abundance, prosperity and good fortune. The Chinese Dragon symbolizes power and excellence, is gallant, bold, heroic and noble. They excel in perseverance and nobility. A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is hers. She is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious.
The mystical Chinese Dragon is often seen as the symbol of divine protection and vigilance. It is regarded as the Supreme Being amongst all creatures. Being the divine mythical animal, the Dragon can ward off wandering evil spirits, protect the innocent and bestow safety to all that hold her emblem. The Chinese Dragon is looked upon as the ultimate symbol of Good Fortune!
They are the angels of the Orient who are loved and worshipped. Temples and shrines have been built to honor them, for they control the rain, rivers, lakes, and seas. You will often see a dragon statue, symbol, or picture in Asian homes and businesses for protection and good fortune.
Those born during Dragon Years (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940) enjoy health, wealth, and long life.
What Can We Look Forward To For The Yang Water Dragon Year?
Master Chinese Astrologer, Dr. Edgar Sung, predicts that, “This year there is a transition from the bad luck of the Metal Rabbit year to the good luck of the Water Dragon year. This year things will be getting better. The economy will improve, but slowly. People will be mild, more honest and less contentious. The turbulence of the world will calm down.”
Basically, it is a good year. However, this Water Dragon year has two springs*, so, prices and the cost of living may be higher.”
Note: *The first day of Spring always falls on February 4th or 5th in the Chinese Calendar. In this Dragon year, starting January 23, 2012 and ending February 9, 2013, we have two February 4ths & 5ths, therefore, we have two beginnings of spring.
♦ Rooster, Monkey and Rat – You are in harmony and good friends with the Dragon. Look forward to a good year! Actually, the year will better for everyone, but Rabbits & Dogs Beware. If you were born in the year of the Rabbit or Dog, this year will be a challenging year for you.
Birth Years For Rooster, Monkey, Rat, Dog: (years start on February 4 in the Lunar Calendar)
Rooster (2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933)
Monkey (2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932)
Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936)
Dog (2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934)
This year pay special attention to your hips and legs. If you are an athlete, be sure to warm up as the start of your exercise routine and stretch after exercising.
Water and Wood are the dominant elements for the year. Industries associated with Water Element include: commerce, trade, retail, spas, hospitality and recreational resorts will benefit.
Those related to Wood Element include: education, publishing, iBook’s, eBooks, academic, research, healthcare and green businesses all will grow this year.
Earth Element, however, is weak. Therefore, real estate will not be robust and property will continue to drop, but only slightly. That means it’s a buyer’s market and great time to buy a home or property!
Don’t look for great strides in the financial world including banking and insurance. These are associated with Metal Element. Technology, oil and electronics are connected with Fire Element. Both Metal & Fire elements are unstable this year and industries associated with them may face some problems and unpredictability. (So, what else is new with these industries?!)
The most vulnerable area of the country this year is the South East. With Water Element dominating we can expect to see floods and water related disasters there. Earthquakes are also on the horizon. Just this evening (January 25) we felt two in a row in South County!
If you are interested to know what this year’s Dragon has in store for you and its influence in relationship to your Zodiac, contact Madhu for an appointment.