Yang Water Dragon 2012-13 – Fortunes of the 12-Animal Signs

The Chinese Calendar’s current 12-Year 12-Animal Cycle runs from 2008-20, as follows:

2008 Rat, 2009 Ox, 2010 Tiger, 2011 Rabbit/Hare, 2012 Dragon, 2013 Snake, 2014 Horse, 2015 Sheep, 2016 Monkey, 2017 Rooster/Chicken, 2018 Dog, 2019-20 Pig.

Earlier Dragon Years

2012-13 is a Yang Water Dragon-Year. Previous Dragon-Year/’Lung Nien’ was Yin Metal Dragon-Year 2000, Millennium Year!. Some of you may remember the celebrations, awards, excitement and ‘buzz’ accompanying our Vibrant Visitor then. Yang Metal Dragon Year 1988, however, saw the mid-air explosion of Pan Am Flight 103, the ‘Lockerbie Bombing’, whose repercussions are still evolving.

Dragon Year Details!

My greatly esteemed teacher, Grandmaster Yap Leong (‘Leong’ is Cantonese for ‘Lung’/Dragon) says China, the Great Dragon, is always active and full of surprises in Dragon Years. So watch out for these, they are usually pleasant ones! The maxim runs:’The Dragon (China) changes shape quickly, taking those unprepared by surprise!’ Anyway, the Chinese will be here in the U.K. for the Olympics.

Thus, Dragon Years are usually volatile visitors! Personally, it may seem like your good and bad traits are magnified. Issues may swing to-and-fro and so caution is required to avoid being carried-away by events’ However, the Dragon, associated with ‘Spirit’, is an auspicious Year for those Martial Artists and others ‘attuned’ to its energies. Idealism and flexibility may prove useful qualities over the period.

Yang Water (the Year Element) symbolises Wealth (consider Current Accounts, cash-flow,’floatation’, liquidity) and also Communication (word-flow, stream of consciousness, rivers of words).’Big’ Water representatives include: Oceans, Seas; the Yangtze River (aka the ‘Chang Jiang’ or ‘Long River’) the world’s biggest, and Multi-national Communications Businesses,. These could all be classified under ‘Big Water’, so watch out for developments in related fields(1).

Fortunes of the 12-Animals for Yang Water Dragon Year 2012-13

Dragon Year Fortunes 2012-13

Dragon in Dragon Year

This should be a good year overall, especially if arguments are avoided. Control your money-making urges and good prospects should manifest on the career and financial fronts.

Spring and Autumn are your best times this year-your summer may prove disappointing. December requires extra vigilance regarding your home and possessions.

Rat in Dragon Year

There are excellent career and financial prospects for Rats this year. Rats born in 1960 should prove particularly fortunate during this period in most of their endeavours.

Those Rats in employment may enjoy a change of scene. There is a strong possibility of a meaningful relationship developing around November/December time.

Ox in The Dragon Year

Ox feet should remain firmly planted on the ground this year and a degree of caution exercised throughout. Swinging this-way- and-that and with potential ups-and-downs also, Ox finances need careful managing, and all contracts should be meticulously scrutinised before signing.

Caution is also the keyword in relationship terms this year for both married and single Oxen.

Tiger in the Dragon Year

Avoid lending-out money or underwriting the financial transactions of others and this could be a good year, financially and overall.

If arguments and disputes arise from romantic entanglements, Tigers may need to demonstrate self-control this year. Overwork (1960 Tigers especially) and domestic accidents are ongoing concerns throughout the year.

Rabbit in Dragon Year

Rabbits can expect good news from within the family. Rising income and expenditure accompany each other-saving is a good idea this year.

Mood-swings may occur from time-to-time, positive thinking may moderate negative influences. Spring and Summer are your best times of Year, but watch out for unnecessary expenditure in Winter.

Snake in Dragon Year

You may find obstacles in your path this year that thwart your chances of success and hold you back in certain fields, particularly on the work front.

In terms of love and romance, however, this could prove a fortunate year indeed. Sickness or injury could occur in Spring or early Summer.

Horse in the Dragon Year

To prevent this year being a disappointing one, be assertive. Avoid excess, act decisively but also rationally as the occasion demands.

Spring and Summer are your best times this year-make the most of them and prepare for the Autumn and Winter when your luck may not be as good.

Goat/Sheep in Dragon Year

Be patient as conflicts and reverses may thwart this year’s plans-legal and occupational set-backs, especially. Control your temper, be diplomatic and think before speaking. As Goats’ Financial prospects are poor this year, avoid gambling and speculation. and practice relaxation.

This is not a good year for Goat romance, rather you should practice positive-thinking and be creative.

Monkey in Dragon Year

Certain difficulties will arise for the ‘Great Sage'(1) this year but Monkey ‘Magic’ i.e. ‘Luck’ should be enough to cope. Avoid greed and speculation (especially in Summer and Autumn) and financial mishaps can be prevented.

Romance, for Monkey Males this year is a non-starter conversely, for Female Monkeys it’s an auspicious and promising time indeed.

Rooster/Chicken in Dragon Year

This is a fortunate year for Roosters/Chickens on the health, finance and occupational fronts. Take especial care in decision-making in Autumn and Winter and you may avoid losing money.

A year of difficulties, where romance is concerned, don’t go overboard in relationships as these will typically be short-term.

Dog in Dragon Year

Make no bones about it, there may be hard times ahead towards the end of the year. Use Spring and Summer’s surplus to even things out, in anticipation. Poor financial prospects towards the end of the year-avoid gambling and speculation throughout.

Tolerance and patience will be necessary for Dogs this Year on the romance and relationships front.

Pig in Dragon Year

Promising ‘Piggy Bank’ period! Pig ventures should prosper in the forthcoming year, although those of a speculative nature should be avoided.

Events should progress smoothly for Pigs this year, particularly where romance and relationships are indicated.

Notes

(1) ‘Chinese Qigong: 5 Elements, Pentagram and Pentagon Originals!’ analyses their dynamic interaction with the 12-Animals of the ‘Ghanzi’ Cycle.

Chinese Good Luck Symbols – Part 1: The Power Of Chinese Dragons

Chinese dragon

The Chinese dragon is the symbol of protection and success.
It is regarded as the supreme being among all creatures. Temples and shrines have been built to honor Chinese dragons.

There are nine kinds of dragons, which are the earth dragon, the wind dragon, the sea dragon, the water dragon, the sky dragon, the fire dragon, the golden dragon, the mountain dragon and the heavenly dragon.

Chinese dragons control the rain, rivers, lakes, and seas. Being the divine mythical animal, the dragon can ward off wandering evil spirits, protect the innocent and bestow safety to all.

The dragon is traditionally associated with the east direction and it is believed that placing an image of a dragon on the east side of your home or office will protect you from negative energy and bring you great fortune.

The Chinese dragon & phoenix – for happy marriage

The Chinese dragon and phoenix are the perfect couple which symbolize yang (dragon )and yin (phoenix ) in feng shui.

The phoenix alone projects yang character but when the phoenix is shown together with a dragon or placed beside a dragon, it becomes yin.

The dragon and phoenix couple symbolize the emperor and empress and they represent a happy marriage blessed with success and prosperity.

The dragon and phoenix couple not only strengthens relationships, it can even relight the fires of a kindling relationship with the fiery energy of the phoenix.

It is also the perfect Chinese symbol for people who are single looking for true love, and it’s best if the image is placed in the southwest corner of your home.

The Turtle dragon ( Dragon head tortoise ) – for wealth , career & business success, long life, protection

This unique creature, the turtle dragon symbolizes awesome powers of the turtle and dragon plus four spiritually endowed symbols of luck in Chinese feng shui.

The creature has the head of a dragon, the body of a turtle, and it is sitting on coins and gold ingots. There is a baby turtle on its back.

The turtle symbolizes longevity . It is believed that the mythical turtle ( tortoise ) will be able to live 3,000 years without food and air.

Chinese Dragon symbolizes success, power, courage and determination.

Gold ingots symbolize wealth and prosperity.

Chinese ancient coins symbolize increasing your income.

Baby turtle symbolizes wonderful luck for all your descendents.

A great place to display this powerful image is in the north corner of your home, and it’s best if the material used to make this image is metal.

Dragon head sailing ship – For all kinds of success

The sailing ship is described as “smooth sailing success and riches which bring wealth and prosperity from wind and water.”.
It is among the most popular symbols of business & career success in Chinese culture.

Sailing ships are usually displayed near the entrance of a store or office and many coins or gold jewelry are placed on the ship. The sailing ship should be placed at a lower position than your coffee table.

A long time ago, many old-style Chinese entrepreneurs used the sailing ship as their logo since it symbolized the winds bringing more business, more trade and therefore more revenue.

Next to the dragon, the sailing ship is the most popular symbol used by Chinese businessmen.

TheDragon head sailing ship is a combination of two success symbols, that become more powerful together and expand yang energy around the area.

It is said to bring favorable luck for all your goals, even personal accomplishment. The
position of the sailing ship has to be coming in, not going away and no higher than your coffee table.

Dragon dance

During the Chinese new year, the dragon dance is held as a celebration to welcome the New Year and it is an important occasion for new store and new business openings. The Dragon dance is believed to create positive Qi energy.
Similar dances are held during wedding ceremonies in China.

Dragons Home Decor

Are you looking for an eye catching and enchanting decorative theme for your home? It is a great idea to add decorative mythological items for decorators who are seeking to infuse the home with an essence of mystique and intrigue. Dragon decorative items are suitable for an array of different home architectural styles and decor themes. They are fun and entertaining and can turn any room in your house into an adventure for children and adults to enjoy.

Dragons are favoured among Gothic decorators for their whimsical and fanciful intrigue, power and grace. This makes them absolutely ideal for a Gothic home. There are many ideas to place in your home such as sculptures and decorative items like tables, shelves, chalices and dozens of other finely crafted items. They make exquisite wall art. They’re sure to give your Gothic decor a dark, mystical feel! Dragons have played such a huge role in mythological history. They portray guardians or keepers. Now wouldn’t you want to come home knowing that a dragon has guarded your door? Or how about warding evil off before even ringing your bell. There are many choices of what types and where to place your dragon friends.

No medieval theme home is complete without dragon decor! They have long been associated with medieval folklore, so no castle would be complete without a few mythological decor items like outdoor dragon lamps and lights, wall-hanging sculptures and garden statues, which are sure to scare away trespassers!

Dragons are an integral element of Asian culture, so they’re a must-have item for any home, office or business that utilizes an Asian decor theme. Asia’s folktales, myths and ancient art all contain dragons, which tend to be very serpentine in appearance; they don’t have wings like their European counterparts. There are numerous Asian style dragon items for indoor and outdoors, including statues and sculptures, tables, decorative shelves and other dragon wall art, along with home accents like clocks, lamps and lights, and beyond!

Classic European home decorative themes are a perfect setting for your dragon home decor items, ranging from statues, to tables, wall hangings, shelves, sculptures and beyond! You should place a various range of high-quality dragon decorative items, which are styled to feature a classic European look. European dragons usually have wings and they’re more lizard-like and less serpent-like in nature, as is often the case with Asian dragons. The Harry Potter films are a classic depiction of European dragons.

Many dragon decorations are imbued with flowing lines, fine details and beautiful colouring, making them perfect for a modern home with artistic qualities! Place a wide range of high-quality dragon sculptures and other items that are hand-crafted with fine details that will wow your guests! If you are looking for excellent home accents, take your time and find the right selections, and your dragon statues will leave a lasting impression on your visitors!

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