Monday, January 23, 2012
Year of the Dragon
According to some, the Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. However, having seen a few up close and personal ("Dragons in the Mist" and "Dragons in Our Midst") I have to say that they are not all that "mythical" at all. They are, however, a sign of power and good fortune. Many cultures, including Oriental cultures, regard the dragon as a divine beast. Westerners tend to think of it as a monster (oh, those Westerners!) and would slay them. I prefer the Eastern philosophy that they are the deliverers of good fortune and a master of authority. According to this philosophy, people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected. I actually think that this is true of anyone born in any year, but that is just me.
According to a site I found on Google regarding the Sign of the Dragon:
The key to the Dragon personality is that Dragons are the free spirits of the Zodiac. Conformation is a Dragon's curse. Rules and regulations are made for other people. Restrictions blow out the creative spark that is ready to flame into life. Dragons must be free and uninhibited. The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant. An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and utterly irrepressible, everything Dragons do is on a grand scale - big ideas, ornate gestures, extreme ambitions. However, this behavior is natural and isn't meant for show. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. Dragons usually make it to the top. However, dragon people be aware of their natures. Too much enthusiasm can leave them tired and unfulfilled. Even though they are willing to aid when necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind of help from others. Dragons' generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart. A Dragon's self-sufficiency can mean that he or she has no need for close bonds with other people.
The year of the Dragon is a year of success and spirit driven change. Is it any wonder that it just so happened to arrive during the year 2012?