The first day of the 2012 Chinese New Year is on January 23, 2012 in China’s time zone. It is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. There is also new moon on this day. The exact new moon time is at 15:40 on 23-Jan-12 in China’s time zone.
According to Chinese Five Element Astrology Calendar, 2012 is the Year of Water Dragon Female. The color of Water in Five Elements system is related to Black. Therefore we can say 2012 is a Black Dragon, Water Dragon or Black Water Dragon year.
A dragon is a legendary creature. All legendary stories about Chinese dragons are from the sky, which means heaven in China. The image of dragon is blurred, misty, mystic, noble and untouchable. For China, it is the symbol of power from heaven. The Chinese emperor was considered the son of heaven. An emperor has the authority to send command to Dragons. One Chinese story mentioned an emperor killed a dragon in his dream. After 581 AD, Chinese emperors began to wear imperial robes with dragon symbols. During the Ching Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), the dragon can be seen everywhere on the roofs, doors, pillars, bridges, utensils in the forbidden city. The most powerful dragon is the five-clawed dragon. It appears only on the yellow imperial robe. Because of this, Dragon is one of most auspicious animals in China.
They say that Dragon has nine sons. People didn’t know too much about the Nine Dragons until Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). However, there is more than one version of the Nine Dragons story. One story is the following.
The Dragon sent its nine sons to help the first emperor of Ming Dynasty to conquer China. After completing the mission, nine dragons were preparing their journey to return to heaven. But the emperor wanted them to continue to help the Ming Dynasty. The nine dragons wouldn’t stay and the emperor couldn’t stop them. However, the emperor decided to play a trick on the most powerful dragon, the 6th son. He tricked the sixth dragon son to carry a magic stele with a carved inscription, which could suppress any ghost, spirit or evil creature. The 6th dragon couldn’t move under the magic stele, and all of his other brothers wouldn’t leave without him. However, they wouldn’t work for the emperor anymore. They decided to no longer show their dragon identities and turned themselves into evil creatures. Since then, the nine dragons have stayed in China.
In Chinese Astrology being born during a certain year will make you born unto a sign of an animal. The Dragon is born under the years, starting with 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, and ending with the year 2000.
The Dragon is the most powerful sign in Chinese Astrology. It has so much power because of the characteristics it is born with. The Dragon is a very giving person. They give almost too much. Giving advice is a Dragon’s cup of tea. Thinking they have a lot of knowledge leads them to give advice freely. Although in a lot of cases, the Dragon’s advice should be taken with a grain of salt. Being patient is of their nature, and they are very smart people, so advice goes along well with them. Popularity is a big part of a Dragon’s life. The center of attention is usually where you will find a person born under this sign. They can easily influence others with their antics.
Being a natural leader, the Dragon is a good motivator to all people. The Dragon is the type of person that will be waiting for opportunity to knock. Intelligence runs within the Dragon as well. They can excel in business as well in school. With this gift they have the potential to achieve a great wealth. A Dragon enjoys giving orders, which would indicate they would be a great boss in a place of work. Although, Dragons need to learn how to balance things in their life. Concentrating too much on one project and not expanding their horizons could be hurtful to them. They are also sore losers. Also tenacious at time, they can be the type of person to get on your nerves.
The most compatible relationship with a Dragon would be the Rat or the Monkey. Both the Rat and the Monkey need someone to take charge in their lives and the Dragon is good at taking charge. They like order and can achieve this through organization.
Some K-Pop Artist Born Under the Year of the Dragon:
Shim ‘Max’ Changmin
K-Pop group: TVXQ
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Blood type: B
Agency: SM Entertainment