Happy New Year!
According to Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the Black Water Dragon. Traditional celebrations usually include fireworks, red envelopes with money inside (called lai see), and round fruits and pineapples (for prosperity). Firecrackers signify the blowing away of bad luck and the bringing in of good luck and blessings. This is a time of year to clean house and rearrange the furniture to encourage fresh energy into your life.
Eastern philosophy regards the dragon positively as the supreme beast; fearless, wise and master over all. To the Chinese, the dragon is blessed with supernatural power, fortune, and understanding. According to the experts, the energy of the Year of the Dragon is that of a flowing river, so expect things to happen quickly earlier in the year. Best months in this dragon year are January, February, July, August and November – the worst, September and December.
The Dragon marks progression, perseverance and auspiciousness. Chinese astrologists consider that the dragon is unpredictable and untouchable; people cannot see its head and tail at the same time. Therefore, we can expect the unexpected in 2012.
Generally, people who take chances and are ambitious will benefit in a Dragon Year. The dragon’s obstinate ego will bring power and bold ambition to 2012, making it a good time to start a business or get married. Aspects of a Water Dragon year are positive for finance as well. Sounds good to me!