2012 – Year of the Dragon

May 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm

The last Year of the Dragon, which occurred in 2000, was fraught with fear. There was a lot of hand wringing about the collapse of our technological world, the Y2K bug and other millennial prophecies that turned out to be more hype than bite.

The Year of the Dragon is again just around the corner and fear and trepidation are once more an issue. This time it’s the Mayan Calendar and the alleged 2012 Armageddon prophecy. Is the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which comes around every 12 years, truly something to be feared?

Unlike the wicked, fire-breathing dragons of Western mythology, China’s celestial dragon symbolizes potent and benevolent power. Dragons are ancient, majestic, wise, and intelligent, and Dragon years are considered particularly auspicious for new businesses, marriage and children. Dragon years also tend to boost individual fortunes and the world economy.

It’s also true, however, that all five of the Chinese Dragon years — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water — tend to magnify both success and failure. So while they can mark huge achievement, disasters can be equally immense. The Year of the Fire Dragon (1917, 1976, and 2036) typically wreaks the most havoc.

However, the Year of the Water Dragon (1992, 1952 and 2012) is noted for its calm, visionary intelligence, and balance of right brain creativity with left brain logic.

What influence might the Water Dragon, which rules from January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013, have on the powerful energies already anticipated at that time?

Like all Dragons, the Water Dragon is an innovative, fearless leader. But the Water Dragon is also far more sensitive to others’ needs, and is more likely to be progressive and diplomatic, as well as socially and environmentally conscious. Because Water bestows a more peaceful disposition, this Dragon will act wisely and intelligently, and unlike his fellow Dragons, is willing to set aside his ego for the good of all.

This Dragon is a successful negotiator, and while he is adept at marketing, he also knows how to apply force skillfully when necessary. On the down side, the Water Dragon sometimes forgets to build a solid foundation for his grand plans, and he can hold on too long to pet ideas and projects, and thus create a famous Dragon-sized disaster.

If you subscribe to the dawn-of-a-new-era theory of 2012, then it’s easy to see how the influence of the Water Dragon will increase the likelihood of success for progressive movements gaining momentum all across the globe. Energy conservation and green energy-producing technologies, curtailing Global Warming, challenges to multinational corporations, attention to world hunger and the renewed health of the oceans and sea creatures will all likely fare well.

If your expectations tend more toward disaster, then you might expect tsunamis, hurricanes, monsoons and other weather extremes to be in the headlines.

But of all the Dragon years, the 2012 Water Dragon is most likely to bestow the Chinese Five Blessings of harmony, virtue, riches, fulfillment and longevity, adding even more weight to the growing belief that 2012 will be about breakthroughs, not disasters.

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  1. Johnc605 April 28, 2014 at 4:56 am

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  2. bryan February 27, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Im a dragon myself and last year was not too good for me hopefully this year of 2013 will bring or give me success in love, socializing, and career

  3. tarek December 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    i was born 21/03/76 i thought i was a wood Dragon cuz im not really sure can some 1 tell me , i have had a very bad 3 years in a row, i hop no 1 goes through what i have seen , good luck to every one

  4. Topa December 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I had a lot of these! Of course, I didn’t have nelary as many as you do, but I had quite the extensive collection as well! Unlike many people who post here, I still have mine, but packed away in my garage. I hope someday in the future I will open them and it will bring back so many memories! Though I didn’t have as many as you did, I did have some that I saw you didn’t have! Because Hasbro had a very wide variety of dbz action figures thats where we differ.

  5. REZN September 11, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Tueche on the dragonborn track at the top of this post. ima hardstyle dj and a dragon as well so im all to familiar with this track. well played

  6. Lisa Rex April 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I am myself a Water Dragon, and so far this year has gotten off with a bang! I used the Law of Attraction according to “The Secret”, and gained $25,000 of unexpected income in February. It took 8 days from the time I wrote down what I wanted on a sheet of paper until I was offered a job that paid that amount. My friends and family thought I had quite lost my mind, but they changed their tune in a big hurry! Now I am out there in the world cruising around with my dreamy self (I am also a Pisces) looking out for whatever is headed my way next. Last year (2011) was one of the hardest in my adult life, I hope 2012 keeps going this direction.:)

  7. jmm1233 April 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    You should have acted , there already here XD

  8. tmaliks March 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I am a weak wood dragon, last few years were so bad, I am wondering what this year will bring for me.

  9. JOAN February 5, 2012 at 5:11 am

    WOW~ just found out I am a Water Dragon ( which explains alot about my personality!). I was born Jan 1953. I am hoping this will be a good year for me as last year was awful!). Do you think playing the lottery once in a while is a good bet? Could use the money to pay off some student loans!

  10. Susan January 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    and FYI, the end of the Mayan calendar does not prophecy Armageddon, or even the end of the world. We are and have been in a state of many large shifts, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is up to us to live in Love and Peace in order to create such in our lives. We cannot control others, only ourselves. Predictions are only that, they are not carved in stone. We have way more power to make a shift in our own lives. All these ancient calendars are simply guidelines for us to observe what has happened and what direction the energy is moving toward. We have that power. Live Love no matter what others are doing; you are the only one living your life. Namaste.

  11. shanta January 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

    water dragon 1952 would like to share thoughts and experiences..
    lets hope sense and wisdom prevail in these troubled times
    yes .. & let all those struggling with basics and not able to make it ..be blessed in ways that can propel them forward..
    happy & prosperous 2012 to all

  12. Hao January 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    According to the Chinese Zodiac:all 5 of the Chinese Dragon years — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water — And 12 Animals signs. The Year of the Water Dragon (1892, 1952 and 2012).
    However, I know that 1992 is not a Dragon year, But 1892 is the year of Water Dragon! It happen in every 60 years! Water Dragon is the best for male who is born in that year!

  13. pat January 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    What does it mean when there are 3 generations of Dragons? Mother was a dragon (water), I am a dragon (fire), daughter is a dragon (metal). Just curious…

  14. noreen January 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I’m also a dragon, and it is interesting that this “auspicious” year of 2012 is also the Year of the Dragon. On Coast to Coast AM radio show, a guest spoke of how many times interesting changes occur during the year of the Dragon…as the Chinese say, “May we live in Interesting times!”

  15. Irene Turner January 22, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Thank you for a most positive write up. I’d like to put this on my blog http://irene-turner.com with all the proper link backs etc. Please let me know if that works for you. I love the upbeat view!

  16. David January 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

    The year of water dragon is 1892,1952 and 2012. Every 60 years. Their are 5 elements at 12 years. Like so many others I had a really bad year last year. I am a wood dragon born 1964 so I am praying for a much need positive year. Dragons are the best, may luck be on our side and good fortune.

  17. Caryn January 21, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Correction: 1992 is the year of the Monkey.

  18. ommanipadmehum January 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    tony January 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    “I know that 1992 is not a Dragon year, I think it’s the year of the Monkey. Anyone to verify this?”

    Yes, it is. It is my birth year btw.

  19. Beamer January 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    1 TIME =48 YEARS.(Decisions & events to last another 48 years.)
    But really how powerfull was 1964?

  20. kellie January 11, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Fire dragon, will be the best of the best years!! & beat all other years by far…2012….settle in for the ride of ya life ;-)

  21. Mel* January 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Well said! Thank you!

  22. tony January 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I know that 1992 is not a Dragon year, I think it’s the year of the Monkey. Anyone to verify this?

  23. ed January 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    for those asking whether or not it will be a good year, again, find out your whole birth chart and the elemental balance within it. you need to know what your lucky element is, as well as your wealth elements. if the year’s elements (Yang/Strong water, and wood) are favorable to your lucky or wealth element, then it will be a good year.

    it’s not enough to know the element of your birth year since the balance of elements within your chart will point to different lucky elements.

    go to geomancy.net or any other site that offers free ba-zi chart to find out your balance of elements.

    as I’ve said, those with Strong Earth elements will do well, as well as those with wood elements (both strong and weak wood). those with fire elements will not do so well unless your chart calls for a decrease of fire element.

    if you don’t find out if your element is in productive cycle or reductive cycle (for those with strong element) with the year’s prevailing elements then you will not know whether it will be an auspicious year or not.

  24. adrian January 5, 2012 at 5:48 am

    all you dragons must think and act positively and be aware of opportunities and and knockings on our spiritual doors–otherwise a fantastic year becomes a illusional year when we dont open the doors of opportunity banging hard on our doors. we must be patient and look at all our choices and listen to our heart and our soul(SPIRIT) BEFORE WE MAKE A CHOICE.
    be receiving and giving in spirit–that is the true path of being.

  25. Kathy January 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    1952 Water Dragon May Baby looking forward to a fabulous year!!

  26. mic January 3, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I was born in the year of Fire Dragon (1976). This year is Water Dragon. Water puts out fire. Does this mean I won’t be too lucky?

  27. glitterkitty January 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Can someone tell me if this will be a bad year for the fire dragon? and what sort of challenges will come up?

  28. ed January 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    know your lucky element (the element that balances your chart) and you’ll know if the incoming year is good for you or not.

    I am a Strong Eart Rooster, but my lucky element is metal, water is my wealth element. the Strong (yang) Water Dragon year will be good for Strong earth animal signs as well as those with water luck elements and/or wealth elements.

  29. mhidz'13 January 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    earth dragon wanna view it now…..

  30. nybe January 3, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Wikipedia says Water Dragon…


  31. Dragonfire January 3, 2012 at 1:26 am

    2012 isn’t a Water Dragon year, it’s a Fire Dragon year.

  32. Fahstahouahn January 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    As a Fire Dragon, I do hope the world/planet and its’ people get their sh*t together. Before I lose my personal sh*t.

  33. rhuz January 2, 2012 at 2:10 am

    2011 is a rooten year for me. and so depressed to know that 2012 could be the worst for a fire dragon-born like me. sigh…

  34. caramia January 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I am very excited for this year as a water Dragon I am looking forward to it.

  35. bren January 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Ken Cannon

    female water dragon…what do you want to know?

  36. jerry January 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    This is the Best Year for Dragon because for LAST 2 years we Lived “Internalized” lives.
    In 2012 we will experience and “Externalize” the thoughts that we were praying for and manifesting.

  37. Maggie January 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

    1952 Water Dragon. I have had a strong sense for a while now that this will be an amazing year. According to the Astrology Zone website, those born as Aries/Water Dragon in 1952 entered an upward-mobile phase (last May/June for me) that only occurs every 85 years so the positive potential of this new year is predicted not only in Western Astrology but also Chinese Astrology. Very exciting to have this also confirmed by Verbena.

  38. Faye January 1, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Hi ken,

    You want a drogon lady to talk to?

  39. Alicia December 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    76 Fire Dragon…. Can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!!!!

  40. life December 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Im a wood Dragon and i can’t wait for the rabbit year to end, the last two years have been so hard, i know better things are ahead i can feel it, love beening a dragon!!!

  41. Joy December 31, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I hope this will be a great great year for me :’) 1988 earth dragon! I’ve had loads of hardships in the past years esp. 2011 lol may God help me.

  42. Centinales Rupert December 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Hope its going to be a good year for us Earth dragons

  43. Tammy December 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Yes just found out 2012 is the year of the dragon….wow this is gonna be such a lucky and powerful year even more so for us dragons. I doubt it will have much affect on fire dragon as the person above questioned other than maybe give us a sense of calmness. 4 more days to go…so excited! I hope everyone has a super amazing year coming! Its the only mystical animal is the horoscope and with all the talk about 2012 and the conscious shift that gonna happen….this is will be specular! What’s even more interesting is Chinese new year falls on a full moon….wow crazy! On the 23rd of January some serious meditation/connecting, celebrating is going to happen. The best year coming is only a few days away…our new year falls on the first quarter moon…well for Calgary. Maybe this sounds weird and all and slightly out to lunch but its still pretty interesting and I’m looking forward to it with every goose bump on my body >>> and I actually have goose bumps right now. This truly so exciting and I can agree 2011 hasn’t been the best year forme either.

  44. Melissa December 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Dragon years are usually transformative for me – born in 1952 – the 1976 and 2000 years were especially so. I am wondering what 2012 will bring a water dragon. I could use some luck and hope for another leap forward – in the right direction, that is.

  45. Remy Pelaez December 21, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I whisper the LORD to make it real,for us to heal our sufferings in life

  46. jepoy catacutan December 21, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I whisper the LOrd to make it real ,all the good perceptions of the psychic,My mom was born on 1964,I believe this will serve as her inspiration all throughout.Sounds great ,still hoping for the best of the best for her.

  47. Rae December 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Yes looking for a better year and expect to prosper with the Lord who made me…..it’s time!

  48. ken cannon December 16, 2011 at 8:11 am

    1952 water dragon…male would like to converse with female water dragon on 2012

  49. Jason December 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    2011 has been such a rotten year. I really do hope the powers that be will make 2012 a better year.

  50. teresa December 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hello fellow water dragons, I am happy to say goodbye to 2011 and step into The year of the Water Dragon. I feel anticipation for good change and personal peace I can share with the world.

    2011 was Dame hard for me with family issues and exhaustion. I wish you health, peace, properity and much love for 2012,

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