THE YEAR OF THE
WATER DRAGON 4710
January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013
presents its 14th annual
Lunar New Year forecast
by Feng Shui Lady®
Angi Ma Wong
Angi Ma Wong, a regular AsianConnections.com columnist is a best-selling author of 29 books and a Feng Shui and Intercultural consultant to Fortune 500 companies.
She has been a guest on numerous TV programs including OPRAH, Regis, CNN Headline News, CBS Morning News, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, and featured in publications including People, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, TIME, USA Today, Redbook, and in over 600 broadcast, print and internet features. Her corporate clients have included AT&T, Bank of America, Four Seasons Hotel, The Limited, and more than one hundred residential and commercial real estate developers globally including Lennar, Centex, Pulte and Standard Pacific.
Read Angi's predictions for your Year of the Dragon Chinese Zodiac animal horoscopes published here at AsianConnections.com.
"Not to worry: We’ll all still be here for the 2012 holidays," says Feng Shui Expert Angi Ma Wong,
author and columnist at AsianConnections.com.
With the advent of the new years: Gregorian, solar and lunar, there has been growing interest and concern about a possible apocalypse occurring at the end of 2012. Don’t worry, be happy – you can make plans for your Hannukah, Christmas and Kawanzaa celebrations this year assures feng shui expert Angi Ma Wong of Palos Verdes, California. She advises not to get caught up in the hoopla regarding a possible total destruction of humankind and our planet occurring on the day of the winter solstice on this year. While something may happen, it will not be a catastrophe that wipes out our planet.
The Mayan calendar is measured in baktuns, each one lasting 324 years, explains Wong. December 21, 2012 is the winter solstice with the longest night of the year. The day marks the end of a 5,122-year cycle and a new era, not the end of the world. The Year of the Dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar will begin on Monday, January 23, 2012 but a noticeable shift in energy typically occurs on February 4 (or 5th during a leap year) which is the first day of the solar calendar.
“All the signs including last year’s with the preponderance of the number 11, one of the master numbers in feng shui, indicate a rise of spirituality,” Wong continues. “Many of us remember in the 1960s when we were welcoming the “Age of Aquarius” and the turmoil and upheaval all over the globe is all part of this new cycle of transformation, self-development, harmony, innovation, creativity, peace, compassion, intellectual and especially spiritual growth, both across the global and within ourselves.”
During the Year of the Water Dragon, imagine sweeping developments to occur, not unlike a giant wave that changes lives in many ways, among them being spiritual, emotional, political, economic, social and cultural.
The seeds were planted last year during the protests globally and with the presence of the water, will continue to transform the world.
The mythical dragon in Chinese culture is a mighty positive symbol of Earth that represents, spring, harmony, family, new beginnings and ventures.
Water has in human civilization always represented cleansing of some sort, whether it be flood that washes away everything in its path, carving new paths or the element that provides the vital component to foster new growth from the Earth. It can be the tsunami of destruction or the open dam that brings progress, reform and prosperity.
Several of the most devastating earthquakes, such as those in Alaska, China and the USSR occurred during the Dragon years so we can expect more Earth and water-related natural calamities around the world.
Water symbolizes creativity so this is a year for innovation, intelligence, courage, skill, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm and Dragon year people excel in the arts and invention: Beethoven, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Tom Cruise, Paul McCartney, Michael Douglas, Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow are among them.
Water is also associated with the kidneys, immune and urinary systems as well as sexual organs so take care of these to stay in good health.
Watch your heart, stomach and cells health and use the hand sanitizer and wash your hands often to prevent viral and bacterial infections.
Understanding the five element relationships helps us to predict how your business or profession will fare in the Year of the Dragon.
Those that are related to the element of earth (Dragon) and wood (nourished by Water) will see growth and profits.
Earth represented by property, ceramics, pottery, stone, building materials, security and insurance and wood represented by textiles, fashion, and garments, books, knowledge, learning and educational institutions, lumber, herbs, handicrafts, flori and agriculture, coffee, tea, rubber, rice and bamboo.
Doing fairly this year would be jewelry, metal manufacturing of any kind, medical supplies and hardware. Because earth dams water, so will the transportation, travel, tourism and communications industries, wine and breweries be held back due to competition.
Meanwhile water extinguishes fire so those industries related to this element will be flat: oil, fuel, cosmetics, nuclear power, aviation, computers and entertainment.
So, don’t get caught up in the hoopla regarding a possible apocalypse occurring on the day of the winter solstice on 12/21/12. The Mayan calendar is measured in baktuns, each one lasting 324 years. December 21, 2012 marks the end of a 5,122-year cycle and a new era, not the end of the world.
- by Angi Ma Wong
AsianConnections.com thanks former U.S. Ambassador March Fong Eu for her Dragon artwork for this feature.
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