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...
*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.
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