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Chinese New Year 2012-About the Dragon Year

Chinese Zodiac

According to the Chinese tradition and lunar calendar, there are twelve different animals with different symbolic spirits in Chinese Zodiac, namely Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Cock, Dog and Pig. And your sign is determined by the year you were born. The Year of Rabbit occurs in the year of 2011, and year 2012 would be Year of Dragon.

Sign
Characteristics
Years
Rat
Careful, creative, accumulative, lustful, hoarding and doubting 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020…
Ox
Patient, preserving, receptive, obstinate, methodical, proud and aggressive 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021…
Tiger
Wise, compassionate, benevolent, short tempered, proud and aggressive 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022…
Rabbit

Gentle, friendly, intelligent, discordant, fickle and furtive

1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023…
Dragon
independent, strong-willed, aggressive, powerful, arrogant and prejudice 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024…
Snake
Idealistic, Intuitive, insightful, financially secure, vain, jealous and egotistical 1905, 1917, 1929 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025…
Horse
hard-working, sociable, determined, keen sighted, high sensual, talkative, easy to anger 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026…
Sheep
warm-hearted, graceful, obedient, independent, creative, faithful, pessimistic and sensitive, timid 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027…
Monkey
Ingenious, resourceful, curious, susceptible, impulsive, scatterbrained 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…
Rooster
Visionary, versatile, clever, selfish, poor concentration and ostentatious 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029…
Dog
Honest, loyal, respectful, stubborn, assertive and demanding 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030…
Pig
Serious, just, good disposition, reckless, impatient and inflexible 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031…

Symbolic Meanings of Dragon

Dragon is the only imaginary animal in Chinese Zodiac, but enjoys a top statue that no any other animals can compare with. To Chinese, dragon is a fetish that controls the forces of nature and can speed across the sky; they respect and adore dragon, treat it as an auspicious symbol. People praise the dragon as much miraculous and great as possible and have created plenty of legends about dragon, which is said to be an animal with all spirits of wild nature, comprehension and intelligence. Chinese nation also regarded themselves as the descendants of dragon; and in ancient dynasties, emperors are believed the incarnations of dragons from the heaven, enjoyed the title the Son of Heaven.

According to Chinese, the year of dragon is always the luckiest year, and people are born in the dragon year enjoy many characteristics as dragon, like ambitious, unpredictable, venturous, romantic, indifferent, and appearing as a Mr. big.

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