And here she comes, the black water dragon! (Really, why not the dragon be a “she”?) According to Chinese calendar, today marks the first day of the new year — year of the dragon. Unlike ill-tempered dragons in the western mythology, the oriental dragon is a benevolent creature, an auspicious symbol of wisdom, power and prosperity.
These beautiful pictures of the Chinese New Year festivities from all over the world made me jealous. I wish I were there! There is a video at the bottom showing people rubbing sculptures of the dragon for good luck. I rubbed my own tortoise dragon too. 🙂
I am not superstitious and don’t believe in horoscopes, but they are fun to read, especially when they bode well for my sign. 🙂
Year of the dragon predictions
I especially like this line in the article: “Do predictions in Chinese astrology come true? Probably no more than any other prediction does. Use common sense when making decisions for the future.” Very sensible advice!
How accurate were Chinese astrologer Paul Ng’s 2011 predictions? It turns out, some of his predictions were pretty accurate: Ng said Japan would be the biggest international story of the year. He said the country’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan would be forced to step down or be forced into a snap election — one he was predicted to lose. Kan resigned from politics in late August, after he was widely criticized for a perceived lack of leadership following the country’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis. In his 2012 predictions, Ng says the world will not end in 2012. What a relief!
And more predictions here Chinese Horoscope for 2012
Wishing all of you good luck and a great year ahead!
- Happy Chinese New Year! (mhoffmann2670.wordpress.com)
- Happy Year of The Water Dragon! (superversity.wordpress.com)
- Year of the Dragon (apostcardaday.blogspot.com)
- The Year of the Dragon (montessoricopperfield.com)
- The Year of the Dragon (collinesblog.wordpress.com)
- 2012-Year of the Black Water Dragon (atcshan.wordpress.com)
- Chinese New Year 2012 Rings in Year of the Dragon (the2012scenario.com)
- Chinese New Year: Water Dragon (anitaanswersadvice.wordpress.com)