The Year of the Dragon ~ What does it hold for you?

The 23rd January 2012 marks a new moon and beginning of the Year of the Water Dragon, and what a year it will be!

The Dragon being a creature of myth and legend is one of the most powerful and lucky of the Chinese Zodiac signs, so this year looks like it is shaping up to be blessed with good fortune.

In ancient China, the celestial Dragon represented the emperor and moves like lightening and whirlwinds, all powerful yet totally unpredictable!

This year has the energy of fearless undertakings, self confidence, ambition, innovation, creative, flamboyant, passion, stubbornness and quick tempers, so be aware of your own place and feelings in this energy and maintain your balance.

This year’s energy will be great to help you spring board and carry through your big audacious grand plans, try to not restrict your creative thirst as it my blow out the spark that is ready to flame into life. Dragon energy likes to be free and uninhibited.

One of the drawbacks to this energy is we may be prone to burning out if we aren’t careful with this “go go go” energy. So take care of yourself during this year by keeping a balance of all aspects in your life: fun, play, work, etc.

As this year also has the component of Water it will temper down the “I want therefore I take” element of the Dragon energy, helping us to see there are other people’s feelings involved in the equation of getting what we desire, making us a little more compassionate in our thirst to conquer. The Water Dragon energy is better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because it understands the art of patience and not hogging the spotlight.

It is also very important this year to do background research and to finish one project before you start another.

People born in the Year of the Dragon include: Gough Whitlam, Al Pacino, Bruce Lee, Casey Donovan, Emily Browning, Fats Domino, Elle Macpherson, Sigmund Freud, Gregory Peck, John Lennon, Grace Cossington Smith, Ken Done, Martin Sheen, Reese Witherspoon, Russell Crowe, Salvador Dali, Sandra Bullock, Melissa George, James Blundell, John Bell and Shirley Temple.

Dragon lucky gemstone: Opal, pearl, sapphire and amber
Dragon lucky colours: Gold and black

What Chinese Zodiac are you? and what this year may bring.

Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
This year the Rat’s ability to find solutions, keen sense of observation and ability to take care of themselves and others will take you far with the Dragon energy. Be careful not to over commit and take time for you to relax.

Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
The Ox’s solid strong persistent character may find the energy of the Dragon hard to understand as it will probably move you out of your comfort zone. Try to embrace the fear and this lively quicksilver energy to get the most out of the year.

Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
The lively, brave Tiger will embrace the Dragons energy with courage. Be aware of your limitations around being too competitive and stubborn, working and living harmoniously with others will add an extra level of joy to the year.

Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
The private and nibble Rabbit may find it self thrust into the limelight this year. Will you embrace and run with the glory or run from that headlight?? I hope the earlier.

Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
It’s your year, enjoy the energy that will help bring out those natural desires of yours, be careful not to over do it.

Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Beneath the Snake’s graceful refined ways is a clever, crafty quick-witted and wise being that will thrive on the Dragon’s energy. It would be wise to share your wisdom and grand ideas, so that others around can support you to greatness.

Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
The quick-witted animated Horse is adaptable and ambitious, this year’s Dragon energy will boost the energy levels to explore and create. The challenge will be finishing the first thing before the next great idea consumes you. Beware your temper may fray more easily if you’re not getting your own way, patience is your friend.

Sheep (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
The Sheep’s easy going love of peace may find the Dragon energy a challenge. Despite the desire to create a tranquil place to co-exist, this year will bring with it grandness and it will be up to you if you want to use that energy to create grander peace, or grander tranquility or run and hide from it.

Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
The Monkey’s cheeky quick energy will be supported and thrust to new exciting heights during the Dragon year. Be careful not to use that fiery Dragon energy to be destructive out of boredom, channel it constructively.

Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
The flamboyant, feisty and obstinate Rooster will enjoy the spotlight and Dragon’s grand energy this year. Enjoy the Dragon year to it’s fullest and remember to do loads of grand things you’ll be proud of at the end of it.

Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
The giving and compassionate Dog may struggle with this year’s Dragon energy as grand plans that require them to lead may find them questioning their ability to do so. So why not embrace the energy in a different way and employ the energy to think up grand plans that involve you and your loved ones, just remember to involve them.

Boar (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
This will be a good year for the Boar who has a natural ability to find a diamond in the rough, that coupled with the Dragon’s energy for grand plans could have you unveiling possibilities that the average person hasn’t thought of. Be careful not to throw it ALL in the one pot and have balance and reserves elsewhere.

About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."


  1. What a tmiely post! I have Life Paint and Passion. Time to dust it off. Maybe I need to get the other one too!(Did you know there was one for children too?) Amen, amen, amen to the spontaneous techniques! I also am feeling that this is how life is lived in color! ‘It’s about having no plan but rather stepping aside and allowing intuition to do its job.’I am so excited to see what unfolds here.I am also excited to say that I am right at the beginning of creating I don’t know what! I think I have accessed point zero, and can’t wait to see what comes. It took me a lot of releasing to get there, because I kept getting stuck in the mind. But now, I am finding I really just want to be open and let my heart sing! Thank you, friend! Love what you are doing here!

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