Today is Chinese New Year Day, the first day of a magnificent and overwhelmingly happy and prosperous ‘Year of the Dragon’ – 23rd January 2012 to 9th February 2013. In China, the Dragon is the imperial symbol; the sign of the erstwhile emperor and symbolizes the element Yang – Fast, Hard, Solid, Focused, Hot, Dry and Aggressive and is associated with Fire, Sky, Sun, Masculinity and Daytime. In the Chinese astrological cycle; the highly beneficial ‘Year of the Dragon’ comes once every twelve years. And this ‘Year of the Dragon -2012’ with Water element which comes once in every Sixty years is all the more important, greatest of all the years, it is the most-awaited year as it is predicted to be a great one for everyone and especially for those born in the earlier Years of the Dragon and who will be born from today onwards until 9th February 2012.
It is strongly believed that people born in the Year of the Dragon carry a natural charisma and are gifted with power, health, wealth and luck. They are said to be egoistical and ambitious, almost to the point of megalomania, and will not stop at nothing to get what they want. They can be successful as financiers, politicians, actors, singers, bankers and pharmacists and quite comfortable in many other professions. I was born in the ‘Year of the Dragon with Water element’! Six Dragon Years ago! However I do not wish to discuss now the influence of the Year of the Dragon on me and my life so far. I am writing this article to wish everyone including the lovely babies who have begun to arrive in record numbers starting from today! ALL THE BEST!