Happy Chinese New Year

January 24, 2012  |  Rants and Raves

I guess I should start thinking about New Year resolutions… maybe something about not procrastinating… Well even if you have not so far – no worries because you can always start your New Years with the Chinese New Year.

Yes, we have entered the year of Dragon, According to the Chinese Calendar – There are 12 animal names; so by this system, every 12 years these year names are repeated.. Those born in dragon years are Innovative, Brave, Passionate, Enterprising, Flexible, Self-assured, Conceited, Tactless, Scrutinizing, Unanticipated and Quick-tempered.

I am sure everyone wished they were born in the year of the Dragon, well I will help you and you can see the following are the years of the Dragon

Fifth in the cycle, Dragon Years follows the Rabbit and recur every twelfth year. It is the sign of Luck and the Chinese name is LONG.

1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 * 2000 * 2012

Legend has it that in earliest eras, Buddha asked all the animals to come together to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve of them came, and hence Buddha named a year after each one of them.

Dragons are referred to as the divine mythical creature that brings with it ultimate abundance, prosperity and good fortune. Dragons occupy a very important position in Chinese mythology. It clearly shows in their various paintings, art, literature, poetry, architecture, song, and many aspects of the Chinese conscience. The origin of Chinese dragons is unknown, but certainly pre-dates the written history. Its benevolence signifies greatness, goodness and blessings.

I suggest you buy, hang or paint a Dragon for your home this year. It is a symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power.

Unlike the negative energies associated with Western Dragons, most Eastern Dragons are beautiful, friendly, and wise. The Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast – the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.

If you are in a relationship – Dragons will give into love, but won¹t 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, they¹ll usually commit to that person for life.

Dragons also seemed more content at outside than at home – so good luck people taming your Dragons!!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and let the resolutions begin…

 


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