Saturday, 21 January 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai

2012 is The Year of the Water Dragon

Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth and Water are the 5 Chinese Attributes

In addition to naming their years after one of 12 animals, every year in the Chinese Zodiac also has an attribute of either water, wood, fire, earth or metal. 2012 is The Year of the Water Dragon. The last Year of the Water Dragon was between 27 January 1952 and 13 February 1953.

Water in the Chinese Birth Chart

Attributes of Water according to the Ancient Chinese

In Chinese Astrology, people with the element of water in their birth sign are blessed with exceptional communicarion skills when dealing with others. They can also be very persuasive with an ability to wear down resistance through their intuitive and diplomatic nature.

Flexible and unimposing they have a sharp eye for spotting potential and once this is identified they are brilliant at kick starting projects.

They have an eye for spotting things that have potential. Water element people are naturals at getting the project rolling. However, Water people can at times be too conciliatory and passive and will look for the easiest way out of a problem.

Sometimes inconsistant and passive they can also depend too much on others for support.

The Year of the Water Dragon

How does the element of Water affect The Dragon personality?

Those born in the Year of the Dragon tend to be blessed with good health, which is just as well as they tend to live life to the full. But they need to watch out for stress which can affect them badly.

The Dragon's fearless temperament is calmed by the element of Water, allowing The Dragon to redirect his or her enthusiasm, making them more perceptive. More patient than other Dragons, Water Dragons find it easier to actually take a step back, rather than forging fearlessly forward without heed of the consequences.

Water Dragons do not have need of the spotlight like other Dragons. As a result, they make smart decisions and are better able to see eye-to-eye with other people. However, they are not natural "completer-finishers" and can find themselves in difficulty if they do not finish one project before starting another.

More Chinese Dragon Attributes

Equivalent Western Astrology Sign: Aries

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 21, 34, 35, 36, 45
Element: Earth
Yin/Yang: Yin
Direction: East-South-East
Zodiac Location: 5th
Ruling hours: 7am to 9am
Motto: "I Reign"
Season and month: Spring and April
Fixed Element: Wood
Stem: Positive
Lunar Month Dates: April 5 to May 4
Birthstone: Amethyst
Colors: Gold
Food: Wheat, poultry

With which Chinese Astrology signs are Dragons compatible?

Chinese Zodiac Dragon PosterDragons are most compatible with:

Dragons should avoid the:

The question is always the same with a dragon:
will he talk with you or will he eat you?
If you can count on his doing the former,
and not doing the latter, why then you're a dragonlord.
~The Tombs of Atuan