Happy New 2012, a much expected year for many reasons and forecasts. It is not going to be the end of humanity or of our planet, but it may very well be the continuation of change where “business as usual” is no longer going to be as it has been. This changes in economics and politics may often be viewed as bad times ahead, as difficulties and uncertainty. Sometimes we may even feel fear. Fear of change, fear of the new, fear of the unknown.
Yes, changes have an unknown side and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Change is going to happen and we are part of the forces that are leading the outcome one way or another. No matter how small a part we may feel we play, we all do have a part. So, as you believe, think and act has a lot to do with the outcome of the present change.
Now, into some basic astrology (and that may well be over my head), 2012 is also the year of the Water Dragon!
Officially the year of the Water Dragon start on January 23th 2012 and ends February 9th 2013. This is due to the fact that the Chinese Calendar is set with the moon and not with the sun as the Western Calendar is.
The Dragon is one of the twelve animals that compose the Chinese Calendar. It is said to have tremendous power and thus brings about great change. In ancient China the Dragon represented the emperor and power. Now a days it is linked to success and good fortune. Also the Dragon often is portrayed as guarding a treasure or pearl, the symbol of its super-natural powers. Dragons may sometimes be unpredictable.
This Dragon Year is accompanied by water. Water mellows the Dragon and thus the energy and changes tend to be on a” milder side”, but that does not make them meaningless or short of power!
I am not much for astrological predictions. Not in the sense that they should be view as facts chiselled in stone. They are not scientific fact and are open to interpretations and to human free will. Yet, they do give out some interesting information about the flow of energies and forces and set a background to consider out thought and actions. So, we may take a lead from the Dragon's characteristics to work out a way to make the most of 2012.
Dragons are view as free spirits ready to spark into life. They need freedom to create and display their flamboyant colours and traits. They are good at big endeavours and use their powers to aid the becoming of their big ideas and goals. They are confident, fearless and very often successful.
Using some of the Dragon's creativity, confidence and fearlessness we may very well contribute to the change that is taking place in a very positive manner. We can do much more than what we tend to believe we can and who knows where the actions we do end?
The water symbol is the symbol of emotions. The Year of the Water Dragon is a good opportunity to deal and direct the energy and content of our emotions. 2012 will be a year of changes and our emotions will react to them, therefore the need to be very observant and make the most of the raw power emotions have. Emotions have their effect on our mind, on our thoughts. Energy follows thought so let's also be aware of our thoughts and direct them for the better.
Change your mind (emotions) and your behaviour (life) will follow.
The Water Dragon brings us this gifts or opportunities to make 2012 a memorable year. In the last analysis, life is pretty much what we make of it. May 2012 be a year of blessings and growth, and change for the best.