In Chinese astrology the dragon is quite special and very much revered.
The dragon holds special significance for the Chinese people.
More than 4,000 years ago, there were two large tribes and many smaller tribes in China. The tribes had animals as emblems. The two large tribes unified and chose the dragon as their symbol. In fact, the Han Chinese still call themselves the descendants of the Dragon. Still today, the Dragon is a revered symbol. You can see many sculptures and carvings of the dragon. Even today, the Chinese associate the dragon with power and wisdom. In Chinese astrology a dragon person is special. Born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon they usually stand out as befits a dragon. They are powerful and wise.
In a group of people, “the Chinese Year of the Dragon person” stands out. There is a certain aura about them.
They certainly are not shy – they demand attention and respect.
The dragon is a symbol of power.
Therefore in Chinese astrology the dragon person born under this Chinese Zodiac sign tends to be a “doer” – they do things and achieve power by getting things done. The Dragon is the fifth sign in the Chinese Zodiac and in ancient China, a dragon represents an emperor or power.
What does 2012 and the Year of the Dragon have in store for us? Anticipate a wild year. The year of the dragon is an unpredictable year because it could either give you success or misfortune if you do not handle your finances properly
The year of the Dragon will also be a year characterized by political uncertainty , with presidential elections in the US and France, as well as leadership change in China. In autumn 2012, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will elect the new Central Committee and Politburo Standing Committee members.
Uninhibited dragon egos create a slightly different politician: They work alone in light of the stagnation of the political system. This may become a winning strategy, considering the extremely low approval ratings for elected officials. .
After years of struggle, we may be headed toward a culture of self-sufficiency as dragons make their own rules. Innovation rules, quick fixes rewarded even at the cost of long-term fixes.
In the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon – marking a year of transition, uncertainty and change.
Feb 4, 2012 will usher in a fierce Water Dragon, in that it will bring many natural disasters in its wake, specifically water and earth-related ones. That means floods, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and the like. And the area that will be most afflicted will be the south-east section of the world where the disruptive Yellow 5 Star is going to reside next year ( check the next article about the nine flying star), says Yap.
“Last year, the afflicted area was the east, where Japan is situated. For this year, I’ll be looking at countries to the southeast of China, like Taiwan.”
The first half of this year will see a lot of issues being “washed out”, meaning that problems will be unearthed.
But in the second half of the year, there will be an overall improvement as the world economy stabilizes.
“This means the first half of the year is a clean-up process. So, it will still be a volatile period.”
“But in the second half, you will find that the world economy will have reached a stage where things will improve and get better.”
“The strongest element of the year is Water. So, that means industries related to water is going to be the most prosperous.”
“This involves industries like transportation and fast-moving consumer goods.”#
With Wood being a dominant element next year, wood industries like education, health and publications will also do well.
For the same reason, commodities will also do well.
The Fire element, which is a needed element this year to balance the charts,will be in demand. So, fire-related industries, particularly technology and innovation, will experience new excitement, with new innovations being rolled out.
Indeed, there could very well be another tech-boom on the horizon.
Meanwhile, the real estate industry will see some slowing down and the current gold craze will likely see some cooling off, because the Metal element does not seem to be that strong this year.
The weaker Metal will also see the financial industry experiencing some problems, “in terms of regulations and such”, said Yap.
But what’s surprising is that based on the flying star chart of the year, the prosperous and coveted number eight star is going to be in the West in 2012.
“Yes, strangely, despite what people say about the West and the United States, a good star is entering the western countries, where the US is. That’s a sign of change.”
“Maybe because it’s an election year in the US. Maybe it’s the star eight, but somehow, we will see some improvement, growth and stability.”
The 12 Animal Signs
Born in: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000.
You should be alert to potential troubles so you can nip them in the bud. Otherwise, you will find yourself taken aback by sudden developments when you could have been prepared for them.
Born in: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001.
You will find wealth opportunities cropping up. However, the Snake is likely to battle some weakening or troubled relationships due to more demanding work obligations.
Born in: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002.
You will have to deal with some family relationship issues that have become a bother. The good news is that you’ll have the auspicious energy of some positive stars behind you to help overcome the obstacles. However, you will have to work harder if you wish to acquire more wealth.
Born in: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003.
You will enjoy some measure of support from others, as well as the green light to go forth towards a new territory. In general, your life situation will see improvements although you still need to be careful and wary of potential trivial problems and missteps.
Born in: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004.
This year will be a little bit of an uphill climb for the Monkey. However, there will be lessons worth learning which will better equip you in terms of wealth and career planning. You may lose some money, but there will be returns in the end.
Born in: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1069, 1981, 1993 and 2005.
This year will initially seem like a mix of the good and bad. But if you persevere, you will very likely find yourself winning ,triumphing over the odds. You should take it easy with high-risk financial ventures. However, do your best career-wise be prepared to give it your all in your career to show others what you’re made of.
Born in: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006.
It will be a somewhat difficult year for the Dog, but it is worth keeping in mind that there are always ways around problems that seem insurmountable. In other words, maintaining a positive frame of mind will go a long way towards providing you with solutions.
Born in: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007.
A fantastic year is in store for the Pig. There will be a proliferation of helpful people and mentors around to help you get ahead. There will be opportunities to make some important gains even if you may have to lose some small amounts of money at the beginning.
Born in: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.
The Rat will find itself enjoying some good tidings in the workplace and some generally auspicious Wealth Luck as well. There will be chances for you to find opportunities to propel your life forward in new and exciting ways.
Born in: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009.
The outlook is good, with much to look forward to. On the whole, while you may run into a few problems, having to deal with some legal challenges that have to do with legal problems and gossip, you will also find yourself being helped by many people.
Born in: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010.
In general, this is a year to be careful of potential calamities and mishaps, as there will be frequent disturbances that will occur at home. You will face a somewhat challenging year in 2012, but it’s something that can be assuaged if you keep yourself busy and travel quite a bit.
Born in: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011.
On the whole, you will enjoy a rebound in fortune and are likely to see things turn better. Problems that were unresolved last year may find its solution this year, giving you much peace of mind.
Food We Eat During Chinese New Year
During Chinese new year the most important meal is the night before the new year. That is the meal that all family members get together and the customs is that you wait for everyone to be there so we can start the meal.
A lot of family will not cook for a few days because once a year we allow the ktchen god to have some rest. Some family will put honey on the kitchen counter to sweeten the mouth of kitchem god so they will report to heaven that this household has not been wasteful and they will bring good fortune to the house hold members.
We will be cooking a week ahead of time because the kitchen has a rest for a few days. I still remember my housekeeper will buy a sheet of tofu and cut them into small pieces . They will start deep frying them. My mother will look at how big they will puff up to determine how well that year is going to be. the idea is the word “ Fa” means puffin up and it also sounds like ‘ more “. So the more puffy the more prosperity. My mother made sure the temperature of the oil was right and also the size of the square pieces were the right size. So if they puffed up real big I could hear my mom and the cooks ‘s squeal of delight and they would say “ This is going to be a prosperous year!”
I think we Chinese are shameless about asking for prosperity and also will do everything so we can ask the kitchen god for propserity. So even when we are frying tofu we want them to puff up big so every year that is a symbol of our prosperity.
We always have special chicken, duck, fish, and vegetables. All the food represent good luck adn good health. We always have sweet rice cake. Let me give some example of food that we eat and everydish has a good luck meaning. For example we eat oysters because oysters rhyms with “Ho See” it means good happenings, so we eat oysters during Chinese New Year. Another example, we eat black seaweed that rhyms with “ fat Choy” it means making a lot of money, so we eat that seaweed. I can go on and on with the different kind food that can either bring prosperity, health and romance.
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