What does the Year of the Yang Water Dragon entail?


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Water covers 2/3 of Planet Earth. The human body is comprises 95% of water. Neither the Earth or humankind can survive without water. Water  is also the natural element of the Chinese dragon. The dragon governs wealth and accumulation of wealth. Associated with thunder, lightning, and creativity at its best.

Water Dragons occur every 60 years. The last one was in 1952. The next one will be in 2072. Officially, the Chinese New Year starts on January 23 and ends February 9 of the following year.

The dragon moon for 2012 is from May 20 (new moon) to June 18. The dragon full moon falls on June 4.

The Five Elements Associated with the Year of the Dragon

  • 16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon
  • 3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917: Fire Dragon
  • 23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon
  • 8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon
  • 27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953: Water Dragon
  • 13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon
  • 31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon
  • 17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon
  • 5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001: Metal Dragon
  • 23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013: Water Dragon
  • 10 February 2024 – 28 January 2025: Wood Dragon
Attributes:
Zodiac Location:   5th
Ruling Hours:   7 am-9 am
Direction:   East-Southeast
Birthstone:   Ruby
Roughly the equivalent Western Sign:   Aries
Characteristics:
Considered the mightiest of all the zodiac signs, the Dragon symbolizes dominance and ambition. They are passionate and live by their own rules. Dragons are also driven and unafraid to take risks.
Want to know more about the Chinese Year and Element you were born under, click this site.
Enjoy!

References:

Water Dragon Inc.:   http://www.waterdragoninc.com/Feng%20Shui%202012.html

Dragon Zodiac:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_(zodiac)

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon:   http://www.chinesezodiac.com/dragon.php

A dragon in Forbidden City, Beijing.
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22 thoughts on “What does the Year of the Yang Water Dragon entail?

  1. This is such a wonderfully interesting article full of info! Thanks for sharing! It’s my first year living in LA and I plan to take advantage of all the adventures of living here!

  2. Wow! What an informative post. I never realized each sign ruled over its own set of elements. Thanks for all the various links too!

  3. Awesome article and information, Ledia, I really enjoyed checking out all the links and finding out some of my own information (my animal birth sign is the monkey, with the element of fire) – and I may even try doing my own chart. The only thing I’m not sure of is the hour of my birth, and my siblings can’t remember either, except they think it was in the morning. (I’m adopted, so have no way of finding out a lot of information.) Lots of interesting information, thank you! ~ Julie 🙂

    1. Julie, I am so glad that you enjoyed this post. I adore dragons and I like astrology as well. I believe there is something to it on certain levels. Thank you for sharing that you are a fire monkey. Cool! I am a wood (or heaven) sheep (or goat) depending on where one looks. I am also a Scorpio in western astrology.

      I hope somehow you are able to piece together all those important aspects of your birth. I think it would be awesome if you had your chart done. There is another site, if I can remember what the link is, where you can have a chart done for very little expense online. If I find it again, I will post about it.

      Have a great day, week, month, Year of the mighty Water Dragon!

    1. I’m so glad that you liked the post. I find astrology quite fascinating. If you would like to share your animal birth sign with us, that would be fun too.

  4. Delightful post! May it indeed be a prosperous year, and for us in Texas, one that celebrates with plenty of thunder and lightning indeed if it leads to plenty of water!
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

    1. I so agree, Kathryn. I believe this is going to be a great year for any with the courage and tenacity to see the mighty Water Dragon as a mighty symbol of mysterious, powerful, positive energy.

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