THE YEAR OF THE
CHINESE WATER DRAGON 2012
The YEAR of the CHINESE WATER DRAGON represents a paradoxical euphemism in some respects!
By nature, the DRAGON is a powerful creature, capable of flight and producing Dragon Breath, the very nature of which sounds quite dramatic, not to say frightening.
But this year of the very awry 2012, we find the tempered nature of this mythical beast, presenting itself in the guise of the Water Dragon!
Can it be that water soothes the very soul of this mighty creature? How do Fire and Water mix and is that even possible?
Such is the paradox indeed! The Dragon is a symbol of authority and purpose. It does not need anyone else to give it orders, it makes up its own, as it goes along. This wise creature knows a thing or two about life on Earth, but it’s also no stranger to the Cosmos. It can fly between worlds, bringing us up to date with galactic as well as international events. The Dragon, by its very nature, knows where to make good business and how to succeed. It rarely invests in unwise opportunities or enterprise.
It speaks with a serious tongue and can whip up a storm if it needs to, just to get its needs met. It loves to love and with that in mind it can also find itself with more than one relationship going at a time!
Dragon knows what it wants and goes out to get it. An unsuccessful Dragon is a very sad sight indeed, and they are rare!
Dragon pulls off deals like the rest of us butter toast. Its natural instinct is to fire-up, just at the right moment, and then to leap on the unsuspected – to gain the best advantage – and it really does not like to lose!
So what about this Water element? Well water naturally represents the flow of things. In some ways this Dragon is going to move even faster than usual. It rarely lets anything get in its way or allows others to slow it down!
However, the Water Dragon is more emotional than the usual Fire Dragon. This water aspect also represents money and financial motivation. Could this result in our magnificent beast being upset by matters of the heart? Even worse, could the Dragon be stymied by its own fear of success?
Wow, Dragon and Fear don’t seem to fit into the same sentence. But what if the Water Dragon is confounded by an emotional event or situation that prevents him from completing a task? Is this even possible?
This paradox is going to create devils if you let it. By that I mean there will always be those who MAKE off the back of those that fall. But this year, I believe, the Dragon is here to change all that.
The Dragon can also be a master of disguise, as a mythical creature it is capable of presenting us with whatever images it chooses, from anywhere in the world.
But how can we be sure that all we see is true?
Well you can’t always get that clarity straight away, but 2012 may enable a different kind of vision.
By that I mean, Seeing is Believing! Or is it?
Just when you thought you could trust something or someone, they will let you down. Just when you thought you had all the ingredients you needed, you find you don’t and so you are stuck. But equally, just when you thought you could not take any more abuse or discomfort or agony, something comes along that releases you from your pain and you really will be perplexed as well as amazed!
This is also part of the game of 2012.
Dragons make really good friends, provided you let them take the lead. They do not take kindly to being put in second place, nor do they take orders from others. If you can cope with all of the above, then Dragon is your man/woman.
But do be wary of the Water Dragon. It might offer you a share of its prestigious empire and then request a back-payment, when you least expect it.
With all this “conjuring” going on, I could not help but think of the Euro financial problems. This so fits in with the Water Dragon. When is a ruse not a ruse? When is a commitment a sham? When the Water Dragon appears!
Draft agreements, or drafty hallways, either way this creature will not be able to make up its mind where it fits, or at least in public. But behind the scenes, there will be all sorts of shenanigans taking place. And you can bet the people at the top will have lined their pockets before any public decisions are authorised.
If something is going to lead to more money for a particular country, then I believe the Euro will break up. The Dragon energy almost always is about deal making, but only if it comes out on top. This is not a year for benevolence of the underdog – infact far from it.
The Dragon equates with power games, power toys and power tools and whoever holds the most power, will entice it in. With that thought I fear the Germans may be left standing, wondering what on Earth happened!
And what of our little country? Well, I have already written about the Law of Attraction and how Cutting Back will only lead to a flat and lifeless society. But the Dragon has its own power. It can influence from the TOP and create CHANGE at the bottom, because it doesn’t want to work too hard for its executive lifestyle. So something else will come into the mix at some point.
Remember, the Dragon is not here to please us or to apply compassion. It is here to direct us to new beginnings in the world of business, money, financial benevolence and creative pursuits, through a carefully bred but highly intelligent decision process. It loves the arts, music and anything cultural.
Wherever there is a grand performance or a gesture of celebration you will find the DRAGON at the centre of things. Pomp and ceremony are its feast and surprisingly, considering the financial state of the world – that’s NOT REAL either – there will be a lot of money spent on such things.
I am thinking Olympics – the Queen’s celebration and of course not to be forgotten, another US election!
And the winners will be those that are the biggest show offs! Which might surprise you – but then this year is all about SURPRISE!
So if you want success in 2012, get a BIG SHOW going!
Tell everyone about what you do and don’t be shy. You won’t make it if you cannot get out in the world and tell your story. AND there are going to be some really BIG story-tellers this year!
Both President Obama, OX, and Ron Paul, PIG, were born under the sign of Leo the Fifth in the Western Zodiac, which correlates with the Fifth sign in the Chinese Zodiac of the Dragon. They might be contenders but neither of them are actual Dragons.
Mitt Romney, Sun Pisces and Fire PIG, combines the Water and Fire element, which might well pull a surprise, but still not a Dragon, although Pig’s do like money and the security it brings.
Rick Santorum is not a likely canditate as a DOG. Dragon’s don’t like their wishy washy ways and he is likely to fall when it comes to the hard line.
And Newt Gingrich is a Gemini, Water Goat. He likes to get his own words and needs in first – and rather like our Doggie friend Rick, he does not align with the DRAGON energy in any way.
But remember what I said about the paradox and the huge element of surprise. Well you never really know until something else puts in an appearance.
Imagine Hilary Clinton, she is a Scorpio, Fire PIG. Perfect energy for 2012 and she could do very well for herself indeed. An excellent year to put herself in the right place at the right moment!
So it looks like overall an excellent year for President OBAMA and the Piggly Wigglies. After hearing the President sing, I am sure Mr Cowell could find him a job!
And what of our own leaders David Cameron and Nick Clegg? Well, they are both FIRE HORSES. In a way they run with the Dragon, but only so far, unless they can learn to fly. They are going to have to be quite diligent this year, because flapping wings can make an awful lot of noise in a quiet house.
If they push too hard in one area, they will block the new energy of creativity that oozes through June and July 2012. If they stomp their feet and refuse to accept this CHANGE – then all will be lost. It might demand a simple compromise, which could lose them a powerful connection if they make it too hard to let go of a control!
They have free will and that is their CHOICE. But if they cannot agree then these TWO horses will be standing at different ends of the field!
For the majority of us, 2012 signals the arrival of some kind of personal synchronicity. By that I mean a passion or ambition that may have somehow always seemed just out of reach, and yet this year, if we really look, shows up through a kind of abstract process, rather like reading the “signs” from the Universe.
It’s not about crawling up a mountain, or fighting off competitors or seemingly knocking down walls. We did a heck of a lot of that last year. No, this time around it is all about being in the moment and taking hold of whatever it is that presents itself in a way that only requires a small side step to activate!
Follow your passion, Follow your dreams and Fly with the Dragon to personal prosperity. Your life is yours to create magic.
Wishing an abundance of Love, Light and Grace to you all in 2012. Elizabeth xxxx
CHINESE HOROSCOPES run for a year and each year the animal changes. They repeat in a 12 year cycle, rather like the 12 houses of Western astrology. They tend to change around the time of the First New Moon which is either late in January or early in February. Therefore the change will be at the beginning of the following year.
The year of the RAT
The RAT and the DRAGON complement each other in a kind of corporate way. Rattie loves to challenge itself and the Dragon knows how to get the best out of productive Rat friend.
Rat’s are wonderful business people – but they don’t like to have to do the manual work. Dragon unfortunately puts pressure on RAT to do exactly that. So this is where they sometimes fall out!
However, in 2012, RAT has his own plan and is kind of slightly ahead of the Dragon in cutting deals. This almost autonomous action will impress Dragon so much, that rather than putting him where he doesn’t want to be, Dragon will give him a superior task, implying that the best will be had from both parties.
For Rat this suggests, that a little thinking and a little forward planning could make you a very successful business person in your own right in the year of the Dragon 2012, RAT, and not before time! All kinds of Artistic and Creative, as well as Musical ability will find open doors if you know where to look, and that is the key because it is likely to be in an unusual setting!
The year of the OX
The sound of a train and the smell of the track, tells me that OX has a lot of travelling to do in the year of the Chinese WATER DRAGON.
You are not always the best of friends, it must be said, but somehow you appear always to be in the right place at the right time in 2012.
It is as if this year gives you the benefit of the doubt, in some way. Mighty DRAGON claw could send you a signal and point you in the right direction, but it really does not matter if DRAGON forgets you.
OX, you have had a lot thrown at you recently, perhaps too much for most people to cope with, and yet you still keep on giving and giving from the heart.
DRAGON may sense your presence, but he won’t want to act as a guide.
But what he will do is give you your MOMENT! And you will get it - perhaps not in the way that you imagine at the beginning of this year, but certainly after September 2012.
Keep on running, or is it a gentle jog. No matter, it will redefine your progress and inevitably that special MOMENT!
Financial boosts will come out of nowhere after September!
The year of the TIGER
DRAGON and TIGER are very good friends. They make homes together and create incredibly gifted children.
They somehow manage to balance the Power struggle that you might imagine would exist between two such giants. Yet, they feed off that divine energy of MAGIC.
So what might they create in this awry year of 2012, I wonder?
Well, wonder is probably the right word. It suggests imagination, or beyond our ability to reason or define logic. Looking through a mirrored window brings us to wonder, often, what exists beyond it. This is the somewhat crazy scenario created by these fabulous creatures.
DRAGON enhances TIGER’s ability to socialise and entertain us. It enjoys celebration and seeks out those like itself, who desire productivity through ease of effort.
TIGER works hard to create a smooth tide of words. This year you could write a masterpiece of literary genius if that is your desire! All you need is a belief in your own powerful imagination.
Books on landscape, history and foreign cultures, infact any journey of mind, body and spirit - well formatted - would bring great success!
DRAGON can show you how and is so willing to share with you.
Script writers that produce a new concept in Movies, could also do very well for themselves!
Just as the movie of our lives is being played out, the DRAGON brings beneficial luck to the TIGER and then some. Your thoughts really can create things this year!
The year of the RABBIT
It’s all about the game this year, my RABBIT friends as we enter the empire of the DRAGON.
You will need to learn how to take it on the chin, and I don’t mean literally, unless you really want to end up in the thick of somebody else’s mess.
This can apply in all areas and on many levels.
DRAGON brings blessings for all, but for some, there is a price to pay. You have your way of looking at the world and so does DRAGON. It believes in its own power to do and be anything it wants, and so do you, but your ideologies are far from similar.
DRAGON will take opportunities to make its mark, even if it steps on the toes of others, less fortunate. It breathes out fire, which we can see is an analogy for rhetoric! And it does not like being answered back!
That will be your mission in 2012. To keep your nose to the ground, which RABBIT you are very capable of doing. But also to watch for those moments of sheer inspiration which will arrive, simply because DRAGON creates that force, where you can jump in and do and be that thing you know is right for you.
DRAGON does not take prisoners. That is not the way of this mighty creature. It trusts very few people. It believes in itself first. It pushes limitation and always or nearly always gets what it wants.
If you allow it to take you somewhere you don’t really want to go, then it will backfire. If you play the game in your way, watch and wait for DRAGON to get bored and move on, because it will, and then you will get your moment to shine!
The year of the DRAGON
The Chinese year of the WATER DRAGON has arrived and you are going to find it impossible not to feel uplifted and inspired by this energy.
Your strength may come in waves at the beginning, but by August, you will be fired up and ready to make your mark in this world.
As a DRAGON, you are used to saying it how it is and expecting to get your needs met in the way only you know how. This year, you may well be focusing on money and creating a flow of abundance for yourself.
Well, the WATER DRAGON is here to assist you in that regard. It may also provide some kind of retreat to enable you to recover from what may have been a couple of difficult years.
But now, meeting old friends and working in ways that you have not considered before may also create alternate options for you.
A stifled DRAGON is not a healthy beast. As a DRAGON you are usually extremely well on a health level, and this is your year to get back on track!
You are going to find that after the month of July, your life really does start to take off. You will be making room for a whole new wardrobe full of ideas.
Get things out of mothballs and clear the decks. Throw away all those things that you have kept locked away in the attic for years. They have held you back, and are now surplus to your new desire.
A new home, and new partner and a whole new life is possible DRAGON if that is your wish in 2012. I foresee liberal attitudes towards certain legislation and governmental policy being laid to rest by your power this year. And even more so if it affects you directly!
The year of the SNAKE
DRAGON and SNAKE are often seen as very good friends. However, SNAKE does not take kindly to outside interference, and although SNAKE is glad to be in the company of DRAGON, it still wants to make its own mark on the world.
A bright and self-aware SNAKE, rather than the self-centred kind, usually found looking in the mirror somewhere, will know just how to work with the MAGIC of the DRAGON.
SNAKE likes the idea of the abundance and great fortune DRAGON can bring, especially in times of financial hardship or creative block.
DRAGON likes the other idea that SNAKE can do the hard work it doesn’t want to do and get its hands dirty – or is that claws!
So how can they really expect equality or any kind of cohesion to occur naturally during 2012?
This is the mystery of this coupling. Somehow, amidst battling communication and looks of war, these two suddenly burst into laughter. Yes, crazy I know, but that is the beauty to be created by these reptilian beasts.
Then all animosity falls away!
They go forward, they make new creations, they often make a lot of money for each other, and sometimes they even make love. So SNAKE, this could be your year for true love and matrimony, as well as fertility and childbirth!
And then DRAGON will love you like no other!
The year of the HORSE
Should I mention HORSE, that this is the year of the Chinese WATER DRAGON.
I know you are not easily rattled, and given your own time, you generally sort stuff out in your way, but hey, I might need to shout and tell you that the DRAGON has arrived!
I also understand how unnerving this can be to your senses, as you don’t really appreciate DRAGON’s directness and curt behaviour. You are, after all, a much misunderstood creature, in your own right.
But let us knuckle down to the prospect of an unprecedented moment in this year where the two of you really have a heart-to-heart that brings about some kind of evolutionary shuffle. (Can’t wait to see that one!)
Especially, this year 2012 of the Olympic Games in the UK.
Horse people like sport. They like to run around and show off. DRAGON also likes to see just how we cooperate with one another. So DRAGON gets a overview of the whole thing. So watch out for some spectacular action at the OLYMPIC GAMES in London!
HORSE you might be DRAGON’s guide in a strange kind of way, but you don’t really like to be put on the spot.
But I do believe that your hard work will pay off as HORSE people will do very well in all kinds of sporty things and gatherings this year.
Your best match, however, will be when you let go of your fear and engage the DRAGON head on. Yes, DRAGON likes a good old chinwag, and is not averse to confrontation, which I know you hate. Yet, you are intelligent and DRAGON loves that aspect of you, more than anything.
Watch out for clever people, who don’t give you the opportunity to respond quickly enough in 2012. That is the only area where you could get left out.
Marking a new pilot scheme or community project will bring great rewards your way. You are a kind soul, HORSE, but in the DRAGON year, this could be misinterpreted as meddling!
The year of the GOAT
In Ancient times, the DRAGON was a friend to the GOAT. They shared a common theme of tragedy. It was as if the people on the land misunderstood the nature of these beasts and so they travelled a similar path.
But that was a very long time ago. These days DRAGON and GOAT could not be further apart when it comes to friendship.
Somehow, the DRAGON learned to survive by taking exactly whatever it chose from whoever happened to be in its way.
DRAGON knows the secrets of the all the other signs, because it can fly and knows how to travel through other dimensions of time and space. It chose not to share this with GOAT. Instead, many times, GOAT became the sacrifice!
But GOAT could also climb the highest mountain to see beyond the land it loved, but still it could not fly. It did, however, gain great wisdom. That is the virtue of this beast.
For all GOATS, this year represents your moment to keep all your senses on high alert. You are a very intuitive and imaginative soul. You help all those that need support and love, simply by being close.
Money is not your focus, and sometimes that gets you into trouble, but this year, you will find that it is easier to obtain, because of that ancient connection with DRAGON.
2012 suggests your vision needs attention. Whether this is actual eyesight or third sight, you are experiencing change on a vibrational level, in a way that only you will be aware. Some might call this Awakening!
A subtle energy is being broadcast through the Chinese WATER DRAGON. You have a Soul connection with this creature and 2012 will bring you closer than you have been for centuries!
In this year, 2012, the DRAGON will lay down with the GOAT for all the world to see, the Ascension of new life!
The year of the MONKEY
So here we are my dear MONKEY friends in the year of the DRAGON, but where is all the razzmatazz?
I know if it is available you will find it, and once you do there will be no stopping you!
MONKEY and DRAGON love to party, not necessarily side-by-side but very rarely do they wind each other up. They both enjoy the fun to be had, and there will be lots of that this year if you know where to look for it, but also, more importantly, DRAGON really does trust the MONKEY. Somehow, it looks into the eyes of this strange bedfellow and sees a great big LAUGH smiling back.
In a world where DRAGON trusts absolutely nobody, a MONKEY link is often the moment of clarity that DRAGON defines as its relaxation or cut-off from the human race.
So to all my happy MONKEY friends, please trust that the Universe is going to put you in all the right places, to make the right connections that make the rest of the World ready for this mammoth celebration, that is 2012.
If it helps, take yourself out of situations where you feel like the underdog or the under-mat or infact anything where you feel in any way downtrodden, because you are the life and soul of the party. We can define ourselves by how we feel in your presence. DRAGON knows this better than anybody else. So put on your glad rags and make an impression.
Your life is YOURS to make it special and you always make the rest of us feel that way, so trust when DRAGON says they can help you in your career, because they really do mean it!
The year of the ROOSTER
Be very careful this year ROOSTER, because the Chinese WATER DRAGON has arrived!
By analogy, this is rather like a foreign army landing in your hometown, showing its strength, but not really wanting to create an international incident, if you get my meaning.
Something in your life is due for an overhaul. At first glance, it might appear so daunting that you simply feel the best thing to do is to postpone, probably for about 10 years, and only then, if you can be bothered.
But just like the “foreign army” turning up in your High Street, you cannot ignore this, because it won’t go away, until you deal with it.
The DRAGON represents the manoeuvre, rather than the event or the incumbent forces. Therefore in some respects, its arrival is fortuitous!
Let me explain – i.e. back to the “foreign army” in your port!
Say for instance they had all arrived in a huge flotilla, now docked in the harbour. They then came ashore. But as they meandered around town, word soon got around that a rather large wave was possibly going to wash their maritime vehicles out to sea! But, just in time, they all decided to leave in a hurry and sailed off into the sunset, leaving you without a care in the world, as to their original intention!
The DRAGON would represent the WAVE. I hope you are keeping up?
DRAGON is going to bring you a WAVE of your own, with the potential to stop you worrying about a duty or responsibility that may have left you feeling stuck.
All of a sudden that DRAGON WAVE will show up and as if by magic your “problem” disappears!
But it will require on your part an awareness of what is going on. This is going to be very subtle.
DRAGON likes the way you operate. It sees you as having good ideas and being resourceful and so it will bring you a gift.
Watch out for this issue, it will be quick and to the point and you will take the advantage by letting it push you into the correct position to ratify your new alignment.
Money and Mortgages can be renewed, released or repaid in 2012. Foreign blessings are also possible too!
The year of the DOG
How good is it to be in the year of the Chinese WATER DRAGON?
Well my doggie friends, it is going to be very different and very unusual.
So much is written about DRAGON and DOGGIE not being best buddies, because DOG loves the people and cares about what happens to them, and DRAGON only cares about itself! But is this true and is DRAGON really so unfeeling?
This year, I believe we will see something so amazing and so special that it certainly will not feel like you are being usurped!
But hold on a minute, we need to take this slowly.
DOGGIE, you need to listen very carefully. This is not the year to put yourself in the thick of disagreements or disputes. You will get buried. Find another way and use your creative resources to rise above the DRAGON challenge.
If you intend to press your nose up on his window of opportunity, then you only have yourself to blame when he bops you one! You have been warned.
You are going to experience a marvellous run of authentic requests from those who are worried and concerned about the DRAGON. They can see DRAGON is not its usual self, and so they will come to you for answers.
Stand strong, be brave, bla bla bla, but most of all, don’t let DRAGON find you in your pyjamas!
You will be admired by DRAGON if you don’t back down, but not in front of it. Do it quietly, behind the scenes, in the corner, somewhere you can run away quick if he blows hot and cold your way.
You will survive 2012, mostly because all those people that have loved and supported you before, will continue to do so. They remain looking at you with tenderness.
Your benevolence shines through, when you let go of your pride, because that could see you fall right into DRAGON’s lair, but only if you are silly enough to think you have that option. You REALLY DON’T.
Energy alignment is your mission and you will do everything in your power to keep that focus this year.
Through this, you will gain creative solutions to embrace your own potential, and life will move far more smoothly!
The year of the PIG
DRAGON and PIG like money. They like to make it in bucketfuls and this year of the Chinese WATER DRAGON, they could challenge the monopoly on who gets to make the most!
So how does that work, when we are told the world is in so much debt?
Ingenious ingenuity, and lots of other words beginning with I, I expect. But not Insolvent!
DRAGON and PIG, like to spend a lot to gain a lot and this year of 2012 will be no different. They have high hopes for the world and want to show others, just how materially creative they can be, given the chance and the opportunity to shine.
But what if they get it wrong? Can the World stand to lose any more dollars, pounds or euros?
I have a feeling that the beneficial energy of WATER DRAGON, will align us with a new set of financial and commercial principles, by which people can choose to live.
However, the darkside is likely to arrive when the rest of the World realise they have been duped and that infact money has been siphoned off for years, because of the very negative emphasis placed on the year of 2012.
If Oil reserves and Energy starts to strain this year, I believe the PIG will have something powerful to say about it. WE MIGHT even find the PIG at the forefront of the ORGANISED Revolt.
Yes, I know you don’t like that kind of thing really, but if somebody takes a chunk of your cash then you will rise up!
PIG, we need your underground resources, your unique take on the World and your absolute courage in defining new ground to get to the bottom of where all the money has gone.
Sure, people in the West have been living on credit for years, and using their homes as personal banks. But now the whole system has collapsed because it was based on a lie. That lie which said one day you will earn what your property is worth. And most of us believed that to be true. But the sad fact is we now earn the same as we did 10/20 and for some even 30 years ago - so how do we ever make up the difference?
PIGGIE sit down with DRAGON and find your courage to come up with some new solutions.
We know that Water Dragon can redefine all of these issues. But it will require a huge release of Water, which equates to emotional freedom, if we are ever going to rebalance the books.
Take DRAGON by the hand PIGGIE, break bread or whatever it is that DRAGON and PIG conjure up in the kitchen, and make magic in a way that only the two of you can, to help the rest of the World break free of its impoverished beliefs. There is more than enough to go around, it’s just that somehow, the rest of the World need your encouragement!