Chinese New Year 2012: Enter the Dragon

This Chinese New Year, beginning on 23rd January, marks the beginning of the year of the Dragon.

The Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals: Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram; last year’s Rabbit, representing calm and tranquility makes way for the Dragon, bringing with it excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity.

The year of the Dragon is all about drama, and if the last few weeks in the build up to the Chinese New Year transition are anything to go by, then we are set for a lot of upheaval this year!

Dragon years are believed to be lucky for those starting a business or beginning a new project of any sort, because money is easier to come by for everyone, whether it’s earned, borrowed, or comes in the form of a windfall. Consequently Chinese astrology predicts that we can expect the economic downturn to improve slightly in the coming year.

Here’s hoping!