Though the Chinese New Year won’t start until February 4, 2012, when it does we will be releasing the Year of the White Rabbit and entering the Year of the Black Water Dragon.
Those living in the Tampa Bay area should be looking for the specials at the Chinese restaurants at this time. Be sure to check your local listings for special events and upcoming activities to celebrate this event.
The Year of the Rabbit is generally a time for negotiation, security, and diplomacy because it naturally opens waves of communication. It is especially noted for a positive focus on the home and family. The Year of the Rabbit is also considered to be a very lucky time.
On the other hand, the Year of the Dragon is thought to be an unpredictable time period. Because the dragon is such a huge, powerful beast, one cannot see its head and tail at the same time, indicating an element of mystery for the upcoming year. The strength of the dragon empowers us with a large degree of luck, but whether the luck is good or bad will depend on the person. The choice to turn bad luck around to work in your favor, or to improve on the good luck you receive, will require great passion on your part.
In Chinese astrology the five elements are factors that change the conditions and direction of a particular year. These elements are metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. The aspects that will be prominent for you in 2012 will depend on which of the five elements represent you most.
For example, if your element is metal, you can look to your parents, a teacher, or supervisor to assist you in your projects this year. Your health, education, and housing may be large issues for you. Your social life will increase and you will have the opportunity to create the good reputation you have been working on. Be careful though, if you don’t succeed in pleasing the right people, you may end up forming a bad reputation instead.
Those strong in the element of water should act conservatively this year. You will need to stay in control of your life, decisions, and finances. Your friends and siblings will be there for you when you need them, and you will find superb opportunities in your career.
If your best element is wood, finding a job or improving a job will evolve. You will receive support from elders throughout the year and receive good counsel when you need it most. Your finances will improve. This could be the best time to invest and double your wealth. Investing in housing has positive connotations.
The element of fire may bring pressure at your job or in your home. Your health may suffer this year unless you change some of your bad habits. Intimate relationships will be good though, and you may end up hearing your wedding bells.
Earth people will have a good chance to increase their wealth this year. Many income opportunities will be passing your way, so don’t miss them. Business, coworkers, and partner relationships will be positive. Be careful not to loan any money though, otherwise you will lose your money as quickly as you make it.
2012 will be the perfect time to use your personal power and get things done. Your talents, abilities, and energy will glow brightly. You will feel good about yourself as you become more self-confident. All those around you can become wonderful allies as they enjoy watching you shine while you accomplish your goals.