Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chinese New Year - 2012

Year of the Water Dragon

Tomorrow, Monday, marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar year for 2012.  And this new year is ruled by the Water Dragon. 

The Dragon is the most powerful of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. People who were born in the years 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 are born under this sign, and are usually characterized as charismatic and lucky! 

Each animal of the Chinese zodiac is present every 12 years. The Dragon brings power, luck, success and happiness. The Dragon in Chinese mythology shows up in their art, literature, festivals and many aspects of the Chinese consciousness. For centuries, the Chinese culture has considered the dragon as the most auspicious (fortunate) symbol of the zodiac signs; however in Chinese astrology, the dragon is the only animal that is not real!

Being the mightiest of the signs, the Dragon symbolizes such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.

While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast!

Dragons prefer leading to being led. Jobs that allow them to express their creativity are good choices. Some good careers include: inventor, manager, computer analyst, lawyer, engineer, architect, broker, and sales person.

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Binondo, Manila

Jan 27, 1952 to Feb 13, 1953
Jan 23, 2012 to Feb 9, 2013

Life for the Water Dragon is magical and filled with treasures. Around every turn, luck just seems to fall in their laps. To paraphrase a popular saying, it's really because the harder they work, the luckier they get. Passionate about their work, their determination and visionary zeal lead them to expect, and receive, both personal and monetary awards. 

Their big secret is having just the right combination of right-brain creativity and left-brain intelligence, a sense of humor, and being open to the concept of serendipity

Water calms the dragon’s fire. Water Dragons are able to see things from other points of view. They don’t have the need to always be right. Their decisions, if well-researched, are usually better since they allow other’s to become involved.

Watch the astounding achievements Water Dragons will accrue this year, for 
2012 is their year.  

Kung Hei Fat Choi

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