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2013 Snake Year Fortunes for the Dragon
Feb. 10, 2013 - Jan. 30, 2014: Water Snake Year
By Peter Allsop
Author's book: Year of the Snake: Chinese Astrology & Feng Shui Guide
Chinese Astrology's 5th Zodiac Sign charismatic, auspicious Dragon/Lung faces moderate Snake Year 2013-14 prospects without major threats or opportunities. Some care needs taking with Health and Relationships as the following article makes clear.
The Fifth Sign of the Chinese Zodiac is charismatic Dragon, aka 'Lively Lung'? Were you 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 (and so-on in 12-year increments) between 23rd January 2012 and 13th February 2013 (Dragon Year's end) or know of a baby born during this period? Do partners, friends, relatives or colleagues fall into this category? If the answer is 'Yes!' then this article is for you!
1904 Wood; 1916 Fire; 1928 Earth; 1940 Metal; 1952 Water; 1964 Wood; 1976 Fire; 1988 Earth; 2000 Metal; 2012 Water
Famous Dragons Include:
Neil Diamond, Dr. Seuss, Shirley Temple, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Placido Domingo, Mao Tse-Tung, Lee Jun-Fan (Bruce Lee), Florence Nightingale, Sammo Hung, Kitty Zhang, Joan of Arc Sigmund Freud, Bing Crosby, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Elaine Paige.
Independent-natured, ambitious and enterprising Dragons are willing to take risks to achieve their goals and they enjoy facing challenges. Dragons are also usually colorful, charismatic figures, full of humor and enthusiasm and who are attractive to others.
Dragons' self-sufficiency, however, can go too far and sometimes be interpreted as arrogance and conceit. Dragons can also be impatient in their determination to 'do their own thing', meaning even well-intentioned ones can appear meddlesome, abrupt, or even tactless at times.
Ideal Dragon Careers and Occupations Include:
Management, Sales, Cinema, Engineering Advertising, Law, Films, Photography, Architecture, Art, Systems Analysis, Journalism, Politics and Public Relations.
Dragons are most compatible with those born under the Signs of the Monkey and Rat in relationship terms and are least compatible with Oxen and Goats.
Fortunes of the Dragon in Snake Year 2013-14
Snake Year 2013-14 is calm and uneventful for Dragons who should face few major obstacles and encounter few major opportunities during this relatively dull period. Summer, however, is good for travel, whether for business or pleasure, whilst spring and winter may bring small financial losses.
Dragons may experience some difficulties with relationships during this period. Although serious health problems are not indicated, they should take care of the well-being of the heart and limbs during Snake Year 2013-14.
The Chinese Calendar
Huang Di (circa 2,690-2,590 BC) the Yellow Emperor is credited with creating its current form, although it was certainly in use long before this. Fundamentally influencing how this Calendar operates, Yin/Yang and 5 Elements Theories exert powerful influences upon contemporary events and are also credited to the Yellow Emperor.
Snake Year 2013-14 is Year 4,711 by this Calendar which is also used by many other countries of S.E. Asia. The Chinese who invented History as a Subject for study, unsurprisingly, have the longest written and consistent chronological record of events on the Planet (one from which we can learn lots!).
The Dragon in Chinese Culture
Myth or Man (or Woman)? Associated with the Chinese Emperor himself, the Dragon has always symbolized strength and dominance. A symbol of good fortune, Wealth and Power, the Eastern Dragon is considered good to have around--the opposite of the pernicious, fire-breathing monster springing from ancient Western superstition. In Chinese philosophy, the Dragon brings good fortune, healthy 'Sheng Qi' and represents true learning and authority.
Feng Shui Consultant Peter Allsop M.Ed. publishes 'Red Dragon Martial Arts Ezine' free online. Peter's interests include Longevity Training, Iron Shirt, 5 Elements Qigong, Doaism, Chinese metaphysics and Astrology, along with gem and crystal Feng Shui. Explore resources at www.sheffieldkungfu.com or www.hylenergiser.com. As a Senior Student of Grandmaster Yap Leong, Peter teaches Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong as a Shaolin Fists International Area Instructor.