It’s been 12 years since a dragon last appeared and exactly 60 since the Water Dragon manifested. In Chinese Astrology the zodiac animals each possess one of five elemental characteristics with corresponding colour. Water is matched to black and 2012 brings us back to Black Dragon, Water Dragon or Black Water Dragon year. 1
Birth Signs are believed to bestow the particular characters and qualities of the animal and since dragons are supposedly lucky enough to combine all 5 blessings of harmony, riches, virtue, fulfillment and longevity, it bodes well for any born in a dragon year. Bountiful blessings are bestowed in abundance however for those us celebrating our dragon birth sign cycle and little wonder that longevity is valued in China since we all have to live to 120 to see another cycle repeated.
They say that dragon people are free-spirited creatures who believe that rules and regulations are for others:
“I was born to catch dragons in their dens and pick flowers
To tell tales and laugh away the morning
To drift and dream like a lazy stream
And walk barefoot across sunshine days” 2
Along the waterways, the black dragon draws heavenly powers to earth in blue reflections:-
Water dragons are considered the most emotional, cognitive and gently persuasive of all dragons, wearing down anyone with charm and diplomacy. Adding in birth date, place and time to build the four pillars of fate, it turns out that I am…
A white sheep born in the year of Black Dragon!
(better perhaps than vice versa)
My Tai Chi students say it’s lucky that they have a dragon for a teacher but really I’m blessed with benevolent beginners. Best wishes to everyone for the New Year…
With the Water element dominating there’s even more reason to join Watery Wednesday
whilst a 10th round has already begun to bubble up with B’s at ABC Wednesday
Grateful Thanks: My computer so often slows to a halt that it’s been trying my patience just to post whilst blog visits often abort with a locked screen. At times Blotanical (the site where gardeners bloom, which is itself rolling out a new version ) has been impossible to connect to. Things should resolve in this New Year once my son upgrades this computer to his whilst he moves upward to hit the silicon highways at dragon-speed. Meanwhile I have been heartened by the flow of visits and comments despite my lagging behind. Thank you!