January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dragon


Dragon Chinese New Year

Today beings the Chinese New Year, the most significant of celebrations in China and places around the world with significant Chinese populations. This is the Year of the Dragon, but not just any dragon. The water dragon year comes once every six decades and this year is said to bring about many special and extraordinary treats because it’s such a rare occurrence for the water dragon.

The year is said to be one of dynamic growth and change. I think after so much focus on ‘the economy’ it could be the “Change” we’ve been waiting for. Dragon’s are flamboyant and exciting and demand attention. We should expect very grand things this year.

I’m particularly looking forward to my feng shui master coming in to make sure good fortune is brought into my home and to my family. Last seen in 1952, the water dragon ushered in vast change. And after what I’ve experience the past few years, I’m looking forward to some significant changes as I rediscover myself and begin to view life through a different lens.

Gung hay fat choi! Wishes for joy and prosperity in the new year!

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Cyndi January 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’m glad you shared this!I am expecting significant change and just “felt” that this year will bring extraordinary treats, but I did not know about the Water Dragon. I wish joy and prosperity for you, too!

Li January 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

Gung hay fat choi!

Che was saying this all day (his great grandfather was from China and he honors his lineage) but we really didn’t do anything to celebrate it. Can you tell us more about your feng shui master? Cuz I kinda want one too.

I don’t know what it is but I do feel that this year holds some spectacular energy and that it really is going to be amazing. As I’ve already started to go through some changes, I realize how it can be uncomfortable. In my discomfort I remind myself (lots of self talk) that this is how we grow and become the people we are meant to become.

I keep listening to Firework (Katy Perry) when I need to lift my spirits and remind myself of why I’m on this journey. 2012 will be a year full of fireworks. Thanks for the reminder.

Sara February 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Li, how amazing to celebrate Chinese New Year with Che and celebrating his heritage! Dragons are very powerful creatures and while many see them as destructive, most of the time they are very helpful. This could be your year for big changes!


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