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Chinese New Year

Chinese Astrology -  2012 Year of the Dragon

Sun Nien Fai Lok or Happy Chinese New Year!

January 23, 2012 will usher in the year of the Dragon. It is Year 4,710 since the beginning of the Yellow Emperor’s reign, when this lunar calendar was first implemented.

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is the main Chinese festival of the year and it is not a religious event. As the Chinese use the lunar calendar for their festivals the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or February. Traditionally celebrations last for fifteen days, ending on the date of the full moon. In China the public holiday lasts for three days and this is the biggest celebration of the year.
Chinese New Year Customs and Traditions...


 

Rat 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Goat 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Rooster 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
*Please note: The Chinese year ends on the first new moon of the following year. For those of you born in January and February please take care when determining your sign.


WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2012?

In general, 2012 is characterized by strong energy and powerful forces – symbolic of the Dragon – that when marshaled in the right direction can result in positive change. The elements of the year are Water and Earth. Energetically the Water element is dynamic, creative and forceful, and represents the movement for social, political and economic change. The Earth element encompasses generosity, encouragement and strength, and represents the desire for stability, community and goodwill. In essence, the trend will be towards a continuing restoration of the economy and financial systems, and focus will be on providing for the less capable. 

The Dragon year is generally good for starting and launching new projects, initiatives and ventures by articulating and getting others to share your visions, but remain conservative in your actions and projections. 

Read More of Dr. Mao's Predictions for 2012!