Wednesday, 14 December 2011

2012, The year of the Dragon

If you are due to have a baby in 2012 after 23rd January your baby will be a little Water Dragon.

Chinese Astrology has a close relationship with Chinese Philosophy. According to Chinese Astrology the year you are born tells you a lot more then just your age.

My Ida is a Tiger- apparently I have a born leader on my hands! And SamSam as I like to call him, is a Rabbit- He’s timid, sweet and sensitive. Ummmmmm…that’s my two pretty much down to a T.

Chinese Astrology is based on the 12 animals- Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig and five elements- Metal, Fire, Wood, Water and Earth.  It is understood that these 12 animals appeared in front of the Buddha/Jade Emperor in the above order after an invitation to visit.  These twelve animals rotate in a 12-year cycle, with each year being named after the animal. For example we are currently in the "Year of the Rabbit".  The 5 elements represent the 5 largest planets. With the combination of these 5 elements and the 12 animals they combine together to create a 60-year cycle.
The beginning of the year is not as predictable as our new year starting on 1st January. The Chinese New Year normally starts towards the end of January.

The Dragon is the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac and apparently is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons have strong traits such as ambition, dominance and they are passionate. Dragons help others. But don’t worry new Mummies to be, the Water element of the Dragon is said to calm the fire for all 2012 Dragons. 

So, coming from a lady born in the Sign of the Goat (apparently I’m dependable, intelligent, creative and calm) I look forward to meeting all the little water dragons out there very soon. Especially the water dragons that will be making a little apearance in my family and friends lives!

Hurry up little dragons,...I can't wait to meet you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a dragon! In fact people often call me a dragon without even knowing when I was born... ;p