2012 is the Year of the Dragon — and It’s the Year of Sustainability!
As we approach the New Year, many of us are reflecting on 2011 and thinking about resolutions for 2012. Perhaps we’ll try one more time to stick to our budget, lose twenty pounds, or spend less time on our computers. Goals like these aren’t going anywhere, so why keep recycling them? Instead, let’s make 2012 a year to look at the bigger picture, one in which we think about how to care for the earth and help its citizens live more sustainability.
The mighty Dragon
(an excerpt from http://www.journal.com.ph)
THE year 2011 was marred by so many tragedies and disasters – maybe because of the slash symbol of 2011 (1-11-11 and 11-11-11) which according to Chinese beliefs are inauspicious and unfortunate.
Now comes 2012, the year of the water dragon which according to Raymond Lo, professional Feng Shui researcher and practitioner, may bring destructive and conflict relationship like what the year of the Rabbit (2011) brought.
Since the element of this year of the Dragon is water, the energy of water is strong in 2012. This year’s Dragon is a yang year so Yang water is like a flowing river, things will move, ideas flow, creativity abound, economies boom, and love blossom in this environment. It is likely to be an exciting year indeed.
On the hand, because there are conflicting elements involved in the Dragon year (water sitting on top of the earth), Lo said there can be more conflicts and struggles. The yang water symbolizes the ocean, it can be an element of power, forces and strong energy. It could be the destructive force of nature, such as the tsunami, it can be the impulse and drive to press for social, political and economic changes.
On the positive side, this year demands consideration because water will nourish the Dragon’s fixed element – wood – giving a big advantage when it comes to bringing good luck. The same holds true for accomplishment. If you know your element sign, (especially if it is wood), you will do fairly this year, fare better than other animal signs. On the other hand, those born in a Fire element are likely to do worse. It’s also slightly negative for those born in an Earth year and mildly positive for Metal sign people. Finally, those born in a Water year will be in their element and do well if their animal sign is compatible with the Dragon.
I’m an Earth Dragon – born on Year 1988!
Earth Dragons – Years 1928 and 1988
More rooted in the ground, Earth Dragons make better decisions because they act more rationally. Earth Dragons are level-headed and able to control their behaviors. They’re more supportive of others, but they prefer being admired by others.
Here are facts you can look forward to for the Year 2012:
(an excerpt from http://www.chinesezodiac.com/dragon.php)
Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize 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!
Considering their hard-working nature, Dragons are healthy overall. They do get stressed and suffer from periodic tension/headaches, likely because they take so many risks. Dragons could benefit from incorporating mild activity into their lives. Yoga or walking would be good as these activities can work both their minds and their bodies.
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.
Dragons will give into love, but won’t give up their independence. Because they have quick, sometimes vengeful tempers, their partners need to be tough-skinned. Dragons enjoy others who are intriguing, and when they find the right partners, they’ll usually commit to that person for life.
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