Jan. 23, 2012 we enter the Year of the Black Water Dragon. Expect water events -- hurricanes, floods, dam breaks, torrential rains, but this will be a cleansing to help bring a new and better world, fitting in nicely with the Mayan and other prophecies of change this year. Stay positive and compassionate and loving, and this dragon will be a powerful ally!
In Chinese mythology and folklore, there are many dragon tales.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/01/22/f-year-of-the-dragon.html
Ng points to a time about 5,000 years ago, when tribes were fighting one another. The tribe of the Yellow Emperor succeeded, and combined the totems of other tribes, including the phoenix, the lion, the snake, the scorpion and the tiger, to form the dragon totem.
"So that's why when you look at the dragon claws, they are like claws of the lions and tigers mixed.
"The tail is almost like a scorpion. The body is like a snake being flexible … and the head would be just like the big lion head," says Ng.
"In other words, they combined totems of many powerful animals into one that flies like the fiery bird, the phoenix. It's quite a mixed basket. It incorporates the most powerful things of all kinds of creatures into one. That's why people love it, because if you're a dragon, you're everything."
According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is a water dragon year. The last Year of the Dragon occurred in the 2000 when the world was fraught with fear about the collapse of our technological world, the Y2K bug and other millennial prophecies.http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/opinion/columnist1/15381-enter-the-year-of-the-black-water-dragon
The Year of the Dragon is again just around the corner and fear and trepidation are once more an issue. The United States economy is still to recover while Europe is still to resolve its own crisis. In our corner of the world, 2011 ended with disasters brought about by man’s greed resulting to death and destruction in Mindanao.
Unlike the wicked, fire-breathing dragons of Western mythology, China’s celestial dragon symbolizes potent and benevolent power. The dragon is the fifth sign in the Chinese zodiac. 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.
What influence might the Water Dragon, which rules from January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013, have on us this year?
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.