Quote of the Day – Anne McCaffrey on Dragons

Today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year – It is the year of the dragon.

You can get closer to a dragon than you can to a horse. Horses are smart within their own boundaries, but dragons are very smart. – Anne McCaffrey

Some facts to know about the Year of the Dragon:

Dragon is a legendary animal and it is symbol of emperor in China. Since the Dragon is coated with mysterious color, Chinese consider that the dragon is unpredictable, untouchable and people cannot see its head and tail at the same time. Therefore, we can might see something unexpected happening in 2012. Also a person with too many dragons in the Chinese astrology birth chart will become smarter, sly and unpredictable in the coming year.

2010 was the Year of White Tiger and is the beginning year of the Wood cycle. 2011 was the Year of White Rabbit and is the middle year of the Wood cycle. The Dragon of 2012 is the last year of the Wood cycle. Dragon is the transition year to the Fire Cycle. The energy of Wood is in the East side. The energy of Fire is in the South side. We never know what will happen when turning from East to South. That’s another sign of unpredictable Dragon year. You can have either good luck or bad luck in 2012, and will have a chance to turn it into better or worse luck.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Fire Show
(Photo Credit: Biggles621, on Flickr.)

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