The YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON, 2012-13

THE YEAR OF
THE WATER DRAGON

23 January 2012
to
10 February 2013

We collectively celebrate the Chinese New Year on 23 January 2012: The Year of the Dragon/Water Year. The Chinese Zodiac can lend anyone insight into their personality and natural tendencies, like our Western Zodiac can provide. Our friends in the West take their Zodiac and divide it into 12 signs as does Western Astrology, yet one animal sign influences an entire year verses one month.The intricate link in understanding the common ground of these two systems is the transits of Jupiter, which take approximately one year to transit through one Zodiac sign in the West. Here in the West it only takes that same years’ time to represent all 12 signs on our Zodiac wheel, while our friends in the East take 60 years to complete a full cycle, as each animal every 12 years is depicted through 5 different elemental years of earth, metal, water, wood, and fire.

Thinking big and promoting optimism will be rewarded in 2012, as the collective can expect this to be a time of dramatic flare, spectacular events, and an auspicious year to begin anything anew within. The energy of being bold and daring is favored to stimulate fortunate outcomes in new adventures of any kind, from business to marriage. The most outlandish, eccentric, original and different ideas will be rewarded as the months within 2012 unfold.

Now the collective experiences the 5th year within a 9 and 12-year cycle, where the seeds planted in 2008 are seeing some true blossoming and complete currents of change to eventually reap a harvest, just a couple more years further down the road. With Mercury guiding the singular 5’s energy over 2012, there is plenty of movement, risk-taking, versatility and communication to be found amongst the Dragons’ urges for the magnificent. 2012 marks the time where never seen before ideas will bring the masses together in a more unified understanding of who we are as part of the wholeness of humanity.

Grasping some true Lexigram wisdom when embracing the MAGNIFICENT plays a important role in what 2012 can hold for anyone, as we poetically phrase the anagrams we can derive from it. What joy can be found when I AM IN A FINE MAGIC GAIN IN A MAIN TIME TEAM. Or realizing I AM A ENIGMA MAGNET, INFECTING AN INFINITE ENTICING AGE. If we are to adapt smoothly to what exciting and irresistible energy the Dragon is here to share with us -especially within the added intuition of the Water Year- we are best to hone in upon our own sense of psychic ability when it comes to quick change within our lives to find our necessary answers.

All is set to come alive in our outside world and community life in a Water Dragon Year as we allow our diplomacy, compassion and idealism to tackle social situations requiring resolve. The Dragon asks that we awaken a visionary, intelligent and scrupulous instinct within ourselves. Once more under the Water influenced year, being the eye of any apparent storm is key to knowing how to handle a Dragon’s natural excessive energies. With the Dragon representing Yang Wood energy, what transpires over the year ahead brings forth profound success or failure, depending upon the genuine intention behind initiations.

The Dragon is the only Chinese animal that is from myth upon their Zodiac Wheel. However, they firmly believe that this symbol is the most powerful of all, and when one is born in a Dragon year, there is much fortune, money and luck to be found all along the life. Even in the midst of mistakes along the way, Dragons are well known to always still come out of the most pressing situations still smiling. So chin up to any 2012 gloom and doomers: while it is best to be prepared for adventurous change, wearing a SMILE will most certainly go for MILES in this Dragon Year ahead.

DID YOU KNOW??? DRAGON TRIVIA

*They are a Dragon!
When you see an enthusiastic, successful, persuasive and strong spirit that eagerly shows that life is to be savored by living every day as if it where your very last.

*The Typical Dragon
IS frank, at times demanding, enjoys starting things they may not always finish, makes their home wherever they are, excels at problem solving, exudes self-confidence, prefers to take it as it comes verses a routine, possesses an innate sincerity, dislikes waiting for anything, avoids feeling dissatisfied and discontented.

*Dragons & Yang Wood Energy
The external masculine represents the leading role and gravitates to activity, sociability, passion and efficiency. The symbol of wood allows for an ambivalent and dual nature to emerge. The energy of the Dragon can become unbalanced when strong emotions overtake them- turning kindness to anger, and their natural exuberance to vulnerability.

*DRAGON YEARS in History
The Dragon’s energy marks a universal time for renewal and growth within what already exists. Dreams are motivated to become reality for any new venture from a business to marriage, and seemingly, the more outlandish it may be, the greater outcome for success it will have.

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, all saw large-scale changes within these areas on a global level, as will 2012, as along as intuition is carefully listened to with the Water energy guiding this particular year. As the months ahead pass, look for financial situations to stabilize and find simpler, grounding means to display true value through mid-year as Jupiter finishes up in Taurus. Once Jupiter enters Gemini, get ready for an explosion in the communication industries, optimism to return to the publishing world, education, fashion, the performing arts, and prosperity to ignite moral ideas that continue to truly evolve humanity.

CHINESE ZODIAC FUN FACTS
*The Chinese New Year is always celebrated upon an Aquarian New Moon here in the West.

*Legend has it how the Chinese Zodiac Wheel order formed is that the Rat hitched a ride on the Ox who didn’t originally intend to become the second animal in line, when Buddha challenged the animals to a race to win a position on the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The least competitive of all the animals (the dog enjoyed a bath along the way, while the pig decided to make sure he was full and even napped) fell into place to complete the 12 Animal Wheel.

*At the ages of 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 82, 94, 106, typically one experiences a very positive year as their animal returns. Coinciding with West’s planet of luck, Jupiter, returns to its’ natal point also every 12 yrs.

*At 60, the Chinese believe one’s greatest wisdom begins to unfold as one full cycle of their wheel concludes. Simultaneously in the West, the 2nd Saturn Return, in agreement with this passage also marks the soul being released into the finest period of self -expression and inner power after learning our most important life’s lessons over the previous 59.

CATCH the PODCAST from 17 JANUARY!
What’s Your Sign? I Have Your Number?
Special Guest Astrologer Chris Flisher and Sharita dived into a hearty discussion of East meets West, and what both Zodiac perspectives indicate is to unfold as 2012 continues.

 

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LUNAR-O-SCOPE, NEW MOON in AQUARIUS, 2012

23 January 2012
2:39am EST
New Moon in Aquarius

Emotional Intelligence

Check any egos at the door, and get smart with the humanitarian picture as we initiate emotional energy in the sign that loves to bring innovations to life. Our NEW Moon kicks off in Aquarius, 23 January, 2:39am EST, as another waxing period of gathering begins. Where can some originality coupled with a fresh and friendly attitude begin all kinds of new feelings with you in the next two weeks?

Moon enters Aquarius
Sunday 22 January at 9:53pm EST until Wednesday, 25 January at 4:11am EST

Aquarius passages are the perfect time within our winter’s wisdom to lock into some more clues that ground us firmly to the season at hand. This recognition rewards us later with the keys to our soon to be Spring, now a mere two months away. As our Lunar Lady renews in the inventive energies of The Water Bearer -the sign that brings new life to everything- it is a great time to prophesize and put forth ideas we wish to implement and watch develop for the entire year ahead.

New Moon, 23 January 2:39am EST 02 degrees Aquarius
Be sure to check the Aquarian House, in particular the 02 degree Aquarius spot, in your personal birth chart to see where something fresh is ideally meant to unfold. This is the area of life requesting you bring improvement and new life to on some level in the next two weeks to follow. Seeds that are planted in this area until the next Full Moon upon 07 February are bound to reap a rich harvest further down the road.

For the Collective
As the Chinese Year of the Water Dragon also now begins, energies will see the possibility of detached feelings swirling in the air, but don’t take too much offense. When progressive forces are around, there logically needs to be some time off from intimacy. The capacity to engage in those ingenious thoughts is high. So if some unconventional and independent personalities display themselves to you, now you know why. They should, however, be friendly to you!

Of interest to note is this third passage of New Moons since our last Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius that initiate at the 02 degree of the sign. Our Full Moons presently are releasing at the 18th degree through the 9’s energy of finalizations and endings to our relationship to the material. Within the balance of the opposing New Moons, the singular 2 offers an ancient opportunity to receive the sensitive, nurturing, and imaginative impressions that in 2012 birthing a new spiritual awakening on this planet. Being non-judgmental and kind with our thoughts, allow the most intelligent emotional sensations to open within any individual, one where it is highly recommended to tap in to the utopia of embracing LOVE to EVOLVE.

Lunar-O-Scope, New Moon in Aquarius, 2012

For the collective horoscope, again we offer advice for every sign from the outer vantage point. Remember, if you know your Rising Sign (Ascendant), read that passage too, for it typically will apply to your personal charts’ advice, more so if the earlier degrees of it. Keep in mind, the exact casting of the natal birth chart determines a precise perspective of how the current transits of the planets personally and specifically affect you.

Aries: Get ready to meet some new pals! If there is a group or cause you’ve been thinking about joining, your timing couldn’t be any better at present. You’re already a chatty soul, but you’ll find you are especially willing to talk to just about anyone right now. Should a social invitation show up you weren’t expecting, don’t even think about turning it down. Attending it is of great importance for the future, and you might even encounter a new soul mate.

Taurus: A fresh start now awaits to emerge in the career and public life for you, so if you’ve been feeling little stagnant over these winter months, gear up to be sending your branches higher and your roots deeper. A fantastic time to promote or birth a new business, do expect a nice recognition to come your way if you’ve done your proper legwork to receive it. Be on the look out for a new way of looking at authority figures, as these should take on a friendlier form.

Gemini: Not that your mind doesn’t have enough to think about, but there is definitely an original direction you’ll take your philosophies now. You are stirred to embark on a spiritual adventure engaging your higher education and urge to travel. If you aren’t already on long journey, you might be finding yourself planning one for the near future. New beliefs are being born within you and you couldn’t be any more excited about what they are equally teaching you.

Cancer: If you’ve been worried about your securities and investments, it’s time to make decisions here. Be on the lookout for found money, or finding ways other people’s money can help your cause. Better yet Crab, there may be an exciting sexual encounter to come your way. However new life comes to you now, you can rest assured, will transform you in ways you’ve never known before- so get ready to shed that shell, and let out a regeneration from the core.

Leo: Get ready to receive oh generous Lion, a pleasant gift from the Moon this month. You’re really been thinking about those intimate partnerships, and now you really sense their true rewards gracing themselves upon you. From romantic ties to business contacts, there are a many blessings about to show themselves to you within your closest relationships, and soul mates tend to find you easily. Legal bindings here are equally favored to flourish far into the future.

Virgo: You will just embrace this opportunity with open arms to bring improvement to your health and all the ways you love to be of service in life Dear Virgins. Look around to the workplace and see what is meant to reform and improve. If you’ve been looking to implement a new routine, or take on some better habits, go for them now. Should there be any urges to adopt a pet, now is the perfect time to get over to the animal shelter and rescue a new friend.

Libra: All the world is a stage Libra, and it’s you who is shining upon it now! Whatever you’ve been personally creating lately, there is excitement and confidence surrounding it. New projects, and original ones inspire you. Keep listening to Saturn, as he is still requesting your responsibility to the self. Extra playful, interaction with children is favored, whether they are your own offspring or a “brain child.” A new love affair is ready to birth something you’ve not expected.

Scorpio: You’ve already been cleaning the house Scorpio, as you also put forth some new ground rules within your home environment. There equally is an innovative energy abound requesting you rejuvenate ties with your entire family life. Old judgments no longer are able to be tolerated in this fresh friendly space. Be on the look out for déjà vu and psychic experiences, which have a very open channel for you to receive their important messages presently.

Sagittarius: If you’ve been thinking about sending off your arrow to improve your thinking and mentality Archer, go ahead and aim high! New ways of bringing the latest to your communications has you feeling like a genius. You’re probably also thinking about travel as usual, and if you’re not already on a short trip, you’ll find yourself planning another one soon. Siblings or neighbors also find themselves in fresh waters with you, and these are friendly ones.

Capricorn: You are the one who innately knows about value old Goat, and you are in the mood now to take stock of what’s cooking in your own personal possessions. Something new may be in the works about the way you earn your dollars. You are never far away from the material, so take this time to visit your sense of security, and try something original to improve upon it. There may be a new purchase you wish to make, but be sure it will hold its’ worth for long-term.

Aquarius: You should be feeling fresh as a daisy swaying in the breeze. It’s time to allow the world to see you a bit differently, and take on a new way to receive your first impressions. Get ready for some self-focus and attention to your image, even if you feel you don’t want to get intimate with it. The world is so ready to see a new mask you are about to put on, so get cozy with yourself and be the bearer of new life to that entirely is ready to birth an original new YOU!

Pisces: Hidden waters call to you Dear Fishes. It’s time to explore those inner places in your life. where a break through awaits you. While dreams always tell you things, they especially hold the clues as far as how to bring improvement to your waking world. The spiritual, subconscious realms, and the psychological make-up of life call for you to spend some time within your deeper and intuitive waters. It’s doubtful you’ll want any company, so be prepared to take a solitary trip.

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