Saturday, December 31, 2011


It's the Year of the Dragon! Specifically speaking, 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon. It is going to be a good year for those with entrepreneurial spirit. Be one!
Famous people born in the Year of the Dragon

Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, Mae West, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrell, and Sandra Bullock.
The year of the dragon has always been traditionally associated with new beginnings and good fortune. It is a lucky year.
Dragons, and those born under compatible signs with the dragon (Rat & Snake), will especially benefit from luck or good fortune during a Dragon year Dragons were born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012.
Those with entrepreneurial spirit are particularly favored to see much success in the coming year. They merely must dedicate themselves and stay focused.

Generally, it's predicted that any new business venture or relationship might benefit from the outstanding luck often associated with the dragon. Therefore, 2012 will be a very good year to get married (if there could be anything like that!), have children, or start a new business... Or to even win the lottery! Of course, I only jest as any time is a good time to win the lottery.
As the world suffers through one of the worst economic calamities in recent memory, supposedly bold new leadership will help ease the circumstances of those suffering most from recent financial setbacks. (So maybe that does mean Ron Paul can win! Oh I hope so!)
Since 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon, the liquid element to this is said to calm the dragon's usually tempestuous nature, and will give a thoughtful perspective to the plight of the less fortunate.
Dragons who can pursue their own passionate ambitions while meeting the needs of others are best suited to navigating the year ahead. Those compatible with the Dragon — the Rat and the Snake in particular — will also find 2012's circumstances inspiring them to greater personal happiness and professional success. 

Seven Gods of luck

If you wish for more good luck, you can help yourself by cleaning your home windows (so you can "see clearer" and make a clear path from the North East corner of your abode through to the South West corner. This allows the dragon to glide effortlessly through your abode bringing good luck. Placing clean water outside your abode at the South West corner as a reward for the dragon will also tempt him to pass through your house and bring you good fortune.*

* Seriously, I learned this from a famous professional Feng Shui instructor in Japan!

For more on your specific birthdate and the Chinese Zodiac, click here.

Remember, whatever the omens portend, for better or worse, you are the final master of your own fate.

Wishing you and your family a year of health and prosperity! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy New Year to you and yours and may 2012 see you all in health and prosperity! 


Murasaki Shikibu said...

Happy New Year, Mike!

Andy "In Japan" said...

Happy New Year to Mike san and his family and to everyone who loves Mike's blog!

Andrew Joseph said...

Happy New Year, Mike!
I'm a dragon. I'm counting on what you wrote in this blog to give me good luck!
However, this dragon, does wish you and yours the best of luck in 2012!