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January 23, 2012 is Chinese New Year, the first new moon after the Solstice and the Chinese animal sign changes from Rabbit to Dragon on the “Start of Spring” (立春).The Year of the Water Dragon begins February 4, 2012. Why the difference? It’s a solar/Lunar calendar thing. Feng Shui master Elizabeth Wiggins explains it at   Feng Shui for 2012.

The year of the Water Dragon brings strength, power and a link to the divine for all in 2012. It’s an electric energy that is looking to expand with optimism and a pioneering spirit. But a Dragon, you say? Don’t they amass gold and kidnap virgins? Not these dragons! We have to remember that the Chinese Dragon is not the kind Tolkien wrote about in The Hobbit, not our Western mythic creature that knights had to slay to rescue captured princesses. Dragons in the East are revered. They not only are a composite of all animals, they come from the heavens (the realm of the spirit). What does this mean for 2012? First of all, we can see this year as one where our connection to source energy, to our higher Self, to expanded consciousness and our enlightenment augments. Talk about getting on track to our own well-being!

You can read more about the nature of each animal sign on my website. Below are some Law of Attraction hints and tips for the year of the Dragon 2012.

Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The Year of the Dragon gains momentum for Rat as things finally start to fall into place. Key elements are appreciating what you already have, and setting goals that count. What you want has to be an authentic desires, not what you think you should go for according to others expectations. Try not giving a rip what they think, to get your year of 2012 started right. Romantic encounters with Dragons are gooooood! Secret friend is Ox.

 Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The year of the Dragon can bring contrast – experiences of things you thought you wanted but find out you don’t, or things you don’t want but when they happen, something good comes out of it all. Because of this, you might feel a bit indecisive at times. Don’t worry. Trust the road you are on and any changes you make. The more you can practice judgment free living, the better. Romance improves as the year goes on. Secret friend is snake.

Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

In the year of the Dragon, Tiger makes improvement in relationships though it can mean letting go of a romantic partner if the alignment isn’t right. This can be a healthy thing! Just remember, make no big decisions on ‘bad’ days. If you aren’t feeling light and enthused, then REST. Take it easy. Do nothing for a time. Think flexible: if one road isn’t working, take another. You decide when you want a change! Romance with a horse?

Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

In the year of the Dragon, the pace is hectic and it can be flustering if you feel like you aren’t keeping up. Don’t worry! Action isn’t your goal this year! Things come to you when you relax so let go of that ‘it’s too hard’ belief! Think about your body. Are you looking after yourself with fitness, exercise and good food? Support your Dragon year by making your own happiness recipe .Romance improves when least expected! Eye out for a Dog.

Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

This is your year, Dragon! The early part of the year is when you want to launch your rockets and boost all those positive thoughts about success. Money management is easier then and you are in the flow! If you feel nervous or not up to speed with this face paced year, the best advice is to ‘act as if‘ until, before long, everything you are hoping for is landing in your lap. The key to enhancing your romance this year is to tell a different story! About a Monkey?

Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

The year of the Dragon can can be one of abundance but first ask yourself, what is rich? When you know what it really means to you, consider these top 10 ways to make more money. Much focus is on career and artistry so you might need reminders to nurture your love and friendships. If you don’t, the balance tips and that’s not your road to happiness. Romance improves mid-year. Secret friend is Rooster.

Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

In the year of the Dragon, you find a steady, peaceful, easy approach brings the best results. This can be a fabulous year if you don’t get tangled up in angst and aggression. A motto might be, I’d rather be happy than right! You decide. As for home, there is a feeling of expansion, a desire to move. It might be linked to a new or growing relationship. Single horses need to decide if they are ready to plunge. Sheep is your quiet ally!

Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

Year of the Dragon brings new people into your life and with them comes ideas, opportunities and a feeling of belonging. The key is to be flexible and spontaneous as the year races by. Indecision can leave you out of the loop so practice getting clear on what you are feeling. Breathe. It’s all working out! Relationships have the chance to go exactly where you want them to! Secret support from a Rabbit and Pig!

Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

The year of the Dragon holds as much promise for Monkey as 2011, if not more. The key is to make peace with what is. Stop resisting! There are so many opportunities awaiting. The more you open your mind, the more they come flooding in. You may also find you manifest change by changing your space. Move things, and thoughts, around! When it comes to romance this year, there are no rules! Snake is loyal to your cause.

Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

The year of the Dragon is going to be fabulous, especially if you change some of your old beliefs. These are just thoughts that you keep thinking and if you’re stuck, they are what’s slowing you down. One quick step to your dream come true is to be grateful for everything that’s going right, right now! This approach will make your relationships the best ever in 2012. There will be much to celebrate on this matter! Secret friend is Dragon.

Dog: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

The year of the Dragon is full of excitement with much contrast to show you what you really want and how to focus on where you want to go! It’s easy to look at things that aren’t working out and talk about them but this is a year to keep your eyes on the goal, not the ‘obstacle’. If you can learn to relax a bit more and trust, family and relationships improve as well as career and health. Tiger has your back!

Pig: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

The year of the Dragon brings more creative change for Pig. The important thing is to set intentions with a lightness of being. Feeling appreciation for where you are NOW is the way to allow for an even more fulfilling tomorrow. If you already LOVE your life, think about expanding the appreciation even further! Relationships and any family drama transform. It’s a growth curve! Give yourself credit for success. Secret friend is Rabbit.

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