Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Year of the Water Dragon

Gung hay fat choy!
Chinese New Year is always a favourite celebration for me...growing up in San Francisco with the Chinatown celebrations, and then my years at Wolfgang Puck's Chinois on Main, with our over the top grand celebrations there...
Yesterday was the official New Year, and Las Vegas does it up big ( many Asians come here to celebrate). I took the boys and we met friends at The Venetion/Palazzo, where these pictures were taken... the colours, the drums, the action and beauty of the dance were enjoyed by all....
This year is a special year...the dragon is a very powerful sign in the zodiac, but even more powerful this year as it is the year of the water dragon ( we won't see another for 60 years).

"Hail mighty Dragon! Your arrival is most welcome. People and businesses around the world have had difficult times over the last few years, so the good luck you bring is timely and needed. "
"Indeed, of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac the Dragon is the most special, as it is a mystical being rather than an earthly animal. It is sometimes called a karmic sign. In this context that means we can expect grand things this year. Bigger than life is very much a Dragon thing. "
"A word about timing. The Dragon is associated with Spring. This means you need to get off to a fast start in 2012 as things are going to happen early in the year. Hopefully you used some of the quiet time last year to plan. When the train leaves the station, you want to be on it! Good luck and opportunities to make money could come very soon after lunar New Year or Tet."

There is an even greater reason to rejoice. Ever since 1996 the year element has been in a destructive relationship with the fixed element of the animal sign. That is the longest unfavorable period in the 60 year cycle of Chinese Astrology, and that means a scarcity of good luck. The year 2012 is thus blessed not only by the lucky Dragon but also the end of that destructive cycle.
Furthermore, under the influence of the Dragon it is a yang year. Yang Water is like a flowing river rather than a stagnant lake. Things will move, ideas flow, creativity abound, economies boom, and love blossom in this environment. It is likely to be an exciting year indeed."

via the firepig...to read more visit HERE

I don't know about you, but I am ready for some dragon fire this year!

They did a beautiful job, didn't they?

One of my books that I would grab if I had to leave in a hurry would be
Suzanne White's "The New Astrology"...
She synthesizes the chinese and western astrological systems, and it is so amazing...I find it quite dead on. I am an aries snake...Do you know your chinese sign?

Wishing you a wondrously exciting year ahead,



  1. WOW!! Looks like a fabulous time to be in Vegas!! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I too am a snake ('65).

    2012 may it be all that is predicted according to the Dragon and even better!! xo HHL

  2. Beautifully done at the Venetian, dear Nathalie!
    Here's to many blessings in 2012...
    I am a Scorpio Pig..hee, that sounds like a quite a combo, doesn't it?
    I will look up the book you mention, love this stuff..Merci! :)
    - Irina


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