Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine 2012

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. -Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. -Hubert Humphrey

Leave it once it will be left forever... Get it once it'll be yours forever... It's nothing but LOVE! LOVE only once and you'll be loved forever. Happy Valentine's Day! -Anonymous

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. -Anais Nin

From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends. -Hilaire Belloc

Whoso loves, believes the impossible. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. -J. Krishnamurti

Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. -Erica Jong

Love is the essence of God. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age. -Johann von Goethe

Give all to love obey thy heart. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I resolve to lose 10 pounds, and then gain it back by Valentine's Day. -- Homer Simpsons

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. -Josh Billings

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.- Charles M. Schulz
Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!- Jay Leno

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. - Judy Garland

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.- Willa Cather

Love is a game that two can play and both win.- Eva Gabor


01/23/2012 - 02/09/2013 (Water)

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013.  The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal signs.  The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend.  In ancient China, the celestial Dragon represents an emperor and  power. Today, it  is the ultimate auspicious symbol signifying success and happiness.   May the celestial Dragon bring great good luck to everyone.

In Sung Dynasty (a Chinese imperial dynasty lasting from AD 960 - 1279) texts, the dragon is described as having the head of an ox, muzzle of a donkey, eyes of a shrimp, horns of a deer, body of a serpent covered with fish scales, and feet of a phoenix.  The dragon usually clutches a pearl symbolic of its super-natural powers.  Invariably accompanied by thunder and rain, dragons move like lightning and whirlwinds - - all powerful yet totally unpredictable.
The Sign of the Dragon

People born in the Year of the Dragon share certain characteristics:  Innovative, enterprising,  self-assured, brave, passionate, conceited, and quick-tempered. The Dragons are the free spirits of the Chinese Zodiac. Restrictions blow out their creative spark that is ready to flame into life.  So, they must be free and uninhibited.  The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant.  An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and  irrepressible, everything Dragons do is on a grand scale - big ideas and extreme ambitions.  However, this behavior is natural and isn't meant for show.  Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. 

People born in the Year of the Dragon usually make it to the top.  But, they must be aware of that too much enthusiasm can leave them tired and unfulfilled.  They find pleasure in helping others, and you can always count on their help.  Even though they are willing to assist when necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind of help from others.  Their generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart.  Their self-sufficiency can mean that they have no need for close bonds with other people.

Dragon people tend to take thrilling risks, and burn the candle at both ends so they are fortunate to be blessed with good health.  However, they can suffer bad health as a result of excess stress.  Symtoms of their personalities often stem from emotional outbursts and can range from tension headaches to depression to hypertension.  They can remedy these problems by maintaining their cool, implementing a routine in their daily lives, and practice meditation, Tai Chi or Yoga that soothe the mind and spirit as well as tone the body.
The Dragon is not the most domesticated of the Animal signs.  So, people born in the Year of the Dragon  prefer enjoying outdoor activities rather than staying at home.  They are extroverts who have a deep love for nature. Their homes should be as large and majestic as their personalities, providing space for the fiery temperament or emotional eruptions that accompany their character. They have true and sincere love, which comes from the depths of their hearts.

Dragon people are quite imaginative, always able to see new paths and will take a radical approach.  They have innate explorative spirit and  try to succeed at one stroke. They are very adaptable and are fit for various occupations, especially if those occupations allow them to take the limelight. They work hard, but would rather give orders than receive them.  They should avoid jobs that encompass too much routine, and should move toward jobs in which their self-reliance can be an asset.
People born in the Year of the Dragon like to spend money and are charitable themselves as well as with others.  Many Dragon people will take big chances with their finances.  It is very rare that  they remain poor for long.  They will always be straightforward in financial dealings and can always be trusted. 

Dragon Years:  02/19/1904 to 02/03/1905 (Wood), 02/03/1916 to 01/22/1917 (Fire), 01/23/1928 to 02/09/1929 (Earth), 02/08/1940 to 01/26/1941 (Metal), 01/27/1952 to 02/13/1953 (Water), 02/13/1964 to 02/01/1965 (Wood), 01/31/1976 to 02/17/1977 (Fire), 02/17/1988 to 02/05/1989 (Earth), 02/05/2000 to 01/23/2001 (Metal), 01/23/2012 to 02/09/2013 (Water).

Famous Dragon People: Calista Flockhart, Colin Farrell, Courtney Cox, Courtney Love, Dinah Shore, Isabella Rossellini, Julia Ormond, Juliette Binoche, Reese Witherspoon, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bullock, and Wynonna Judd.

The first day of the Chinese astrological year is the first day of the Tiger Month (Start of Spring). The Tiger Month begins around February 4, each year. If you were born before February 4, then you should check Your Chinese Zodiac Sign first before reading your 2012 Chinese zodiac. The simplest way to prove Chinese zodiac signs not determined by Chinese New Year days is to see your Chinese Astrology Birth Chart using your birthday and birth time.

Besides using astrology animal signs and basic fighting and attraction relationships, Chinese zodiac also uses Chinese astrology constellations, which refers to the way ancient Chinese grouped the stars in the sky to predict the coming fortune. More than 100 stars are used in the Chinese zodiac. There are about 60 commonly used ones. Each star has a different characteristic. Basically, they can be divided into Lucky Stars and Unlucky Stars, which are the major factors to predict people good or bad luck in the coming year.
Click on your Chinese zodiac sign or birth year below to peek your fortune of Career, Money Love and Health in 2012, the year of Dragon.


More Accurate Prediction in 2012 Chinese Five Element Astrology
Chinese New Year Questions and Answers 

Since the prediction of Chinese Zodiac is based on Chinese constellations, which are different from modern constellations, many positions of stars today have moved far away from Chinese ancient time's positions. That means some predictions on some stars are losing accuracy. Around Tang Dynasty (618 A.D.), Chinese astrology moved the center point of the sky to the Sun to develop new prediction system without using any distant stars. Since that time, the Chinese astrology prediction began to use the zodiac sign of people's Birth DAY to represent the person. (Chinese use same Chinese character for day and sun.) This chance made a breakthrough into a higher prediction accuracy. More than 2000 years later, today Chinese professional astrologers keep using the same theory to tell people's fortune. We provide the same method for Internet users. Please try our 2012 Chinese Astrology - Year of Dragon, Five Element Chinese Astrology, Daily Chinese Horoscope and enjoy them.

The Year of the Dragon - the Chinese zodiac year of 2012 is upon us!

The Chinese Year of the Dragon is in 2012. Astrology is part of Chinese life. In Chinese astrology dragon people excel. The dragon Chinese zodiac year is special.

Many people are looking forward to the Chinese zodiac year of 2012. Astrology is so important to the Chinese and the Chinese year of the dragon is so special.
Think about the dragon!

In Chinese astrology the dragon is the only animal of the Chinese zodiac year that is not real.

In Chinese astrology the dragon is quite special and very much revered.

The dragon holds special significance for the Chinese people.

More than 4,000 years ago, there were two large tribes and many smaller tribes in China. The tribes had animals as emblems. The two large tribes unified and chose the dragon as their symbol. In fact, the Han Chinese still call themselves the descendants of the Dragon.
In Chinese astrology the dragon was seen as a powerful almighty king because it was made up of different parts of animals such as a tiger, fish, snake and an eagle.

The Chinese dragon was not seen as a threatening evil being as we do in the west - rather a symbol of power, superiority and rule.

Still today, the Dragon is a revered symbol. You can see many sculptures and carvings of the dragon. Even today, the Chinese associate the dragon with power and wisdom.
In Chinese astrology a dragon person is special. Born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon they usually stand out as befits a dragon. They are powerful and wise.

In a group of people, "the Chinese Year of the Dragon person" stands out. There is a certain aura about them.

They certainly are not shy – they demand attention and respect.

The dragon is a symbol of power.

Therefore in Chinese astrology the dragon person born under this Chinese Zodiac sign tends to be a "doer" – they do things and achieve power by getting things done.

A dragon can breathe out fire so the person born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon can be a hothead. Watch out if you make them angry!

However, the dragon has a soft underbelly and so in Chinese astrology the dragon person born in this Chinese Zodiac year has a "soft spot" to them. They may get angry at someone who annoys them but they also show great compassion to people in need.

A dragon has a long tongue which is often seen.

So in Chinese astrology the dragon person born in this Chinese Zodiac year has a sharp tongue – they will say things that can be quite sarcastic and biting.

The person born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon can be quite a confronting person but if you can reach their "soft heart" they are worthwhile allies.

2012 is the Chinese year of the dragon. So what does 2012 hold for a person born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon?

Such people such double their efforts in whatever they do - work, education and other projects. Their natural talent and abilities should stand out with great results.
However, watch out for that temper! Keep it in check and do not spoil your good work.
2012 Year of the Dragon Chinese Horoscopes Predictions Forecasts

Chinese Horoscope Predictions, Forecast for Year of the Dragon 2012
Those born in the Year of the Dragon can look forward to a year of flamboyance, new beginnings, and good fortune. For those seeking to start a new business, the Year of the Dragon will be a good time to do so. According to the 2012 Year of the Dragon horoscope, anyone who is born in the year of the dragon will be very lucky. That could mean the start of a happy marriage, the beginning of a successful business, or a lucky lottery win. Whatever happens, the 2012 Year of the Dragon horoscope says that it will be a flamboyant year.
The Water Dragon - Chinese Horoscope 20122012 is the year of the water dragon, and while dragons are associated with fire, for the year of 2012, being near water will be a good thing.
Other Signs that will be Lucky in 2012 – Year of the Dragon
Those born in the year of the snake and the year of the rat will also be lucky in 2012 as they are compatible with the dragon. So if they need to start new ventures, 2012 is the right year to start them. Do not delay. That's what the Chinese Horoscope predicts!
Year of the Dragon Art and Music
2012 A Tempestuous Year for Everybody! Chinese Year of the Dragon.
The Year of the Dragon may make some things appear to be more important and nicer than they are. However, nobody will mind this as there will be a special charisma abounding for the year. That’s because those born in the year of the dragon are not only leaders, but have special charisma. Whatever your Chinese horoscope year, the current Chinese year always reflects the characteristics and attributes of those born under the current year, so the Year of the Dragon, specifically the Year of the Water Dragon, will reflect the characteristics of those born under the Dragon or Water Dragon sign. So, of course, the 2012 Year of the dragon is a reflection of the characteristics of those born in the year of the dragon, specifically the water dragon.
Chinese New Year 2012
Detailed Dragon Year 2012 Horoscopes for Everybody
Business Very Profitable in the 2012 Year of the Dragon
The year of the dragon is always considered to be a very successful year for business. However, because dragons are not careful with their money and spend everything they earn (dragons are flamboyant creatures), it will also be very easy to spend in 2012. So care should be taken to be doubly careful when ensuring that something is saved!
Dragons are also lucky with new beginnings. So this means that effort can be put into launching new ideas and new ventures because the energy of the dragon year will ensure that the venture will be successful. Money will be made. That said, I repeat that it would be a good idea if dragons, and others that made money in 2012, put a little aside for the future. Overspending is in the nature of the dragon, and therefore it will be a tendency for everybody in the year of the dragon.
Weddings are also a good thing in 2012. A marriage is a new beginning and because dragon years are good for new beginnings, any weddings will be doubly blessed if they take place in the year of the dragon. Water dragons will be doubly blessed.
Hype and Errors In the Year of the Dragon
At the best of times, those born under the sign of the dragon, are sometimes a little more prone to stepping out of time with their environment. It’s best to be a little cautious during the year of the dragon as this will make everybody more prone to putting their feet on the wrong path. Many will splurge and lack caution in their ventures because it seems easier than before. And new ventures will mostly flourish. Just don’t let the exuberance of the dragon lead to overlooking important cautions.
Temptestuous Tempers
There might also be a lot of lost tempers around as the dragon person is not wonderful about retaining self control at all times. This could mean that countries are also unfriendly to each other, and that business might find it splits into factions because the dragon year can be one that fosters divisions. Fortunately, dragons quickly recover from their tantrums, and so healing and reconciliation will be a little easier than it was previously.

Years of those Born in the Year of the Dragon.
Those that were born in 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012 are the lucky people that are born in the year of the dragon. The dragon is equivalent to a Leo. They can be considered arrogant but have so much charisma that they get away with it. The dragon always brings good fortune wherever he goes. So if you have any dragon friends, for the year of 2012, keep them close!
Do predictions in Chinese astrology come true? Probably no more than any other prediction does. Use common sense when making decisions for the future.
Your Own Personal Horoscope or Forecast for 2012.
As with all astrology, this is only a general outlook for the year. If you want a specific reading for the more personal details in your life, you are either going to have to go to someone who specializes in Eastern astrology or buy a book. Remember that your sign is a combination of two things - the year you were born plus the element you were born, e.g. wood dragon, a metal rabbit (like me), or a an earth snake. All of these, while have a different relationship with the Year of the Dragon.
The Chinese Zodiac
Like western astrology, Chinese astrology isn’t quite as simple as it looks. Although one is a particular year, that year only reflects what one looks like from the outside. On the inside, one might be completely different. Like western astrology, there are many possible combinations. All in all, there is a sixty year cycle comprising five elements and twelve animals, with twelve months to the year, and each twenty four hour period divided into twelve different periods. This adds up to 8,640 different possibilities.
Like western astrology, there are twelve different zodiac signs. They are:

The Rat. Positive characteristics are direct, persistent, intense, perfectionist, charming, intellectual and sensitive. On the down side, the rat can manipulate others, be malicious towards others, and go through periods of self-destruction.
The Ox. Born to leadership. Reliable and generally calm. Good to have around if there’s trouble as takes things one at a time and gets the job done. Very traditional. Can have a temper, though, and incredibly difficult to move from their point of view.
The Tiger. While the tiger is a humanitarian with strong passions, because they are not wise in their decisions, things can go astray. They are strong, passionate people, brave in the face of terror.
The Rabbit (Cat in Vietnam) is refined in all things, kind to others, is confident, shy, and intuitive. They can appear superficial and self-indulgent to others. They take advantages of opportunities and are lucky.
The Dragon is noble, eccentric, artistic and loyal to others. They can be intolerant and tyrannical to others. The dragon is the sign of the Emperor.
The Snake is a deep thinker to whom wisdom matters. There’s a grace that is instantly noticeable by others with a natural elegance. They speak gently to others and are creative. They tend to be loners and can be hedonistic and not always honest.
The Horse is a happy, witty, earthy, chatty, communicative person. There can be a streak of arrogance and they can be gullible.
The Ram is known for empathy to others, is artistic with a peaceful nature. They seek security but can be indecisive and pessimistic.
The Monkey is the inventor of the Zodiac. They’re sociable, polite, have an innate sense of dignity, prefer facts to fiction, and have an intellectual outlook. They can also be vain and snobbish.
The Rooster is very organized, self confident, traditional, and opinionated. They tend to be critical of others and can be proud.
The Dog is honest, loyal, direct to others, with a well-developed sense of justice. They like to be friendly. They also be lazy and argumentative.
The pig is honest and brave, likes things to be peaceful, and works hard. There’s a tendency towards being naïve. Materialism is innate to the pig.
Can Chinese Astrology be Believed
Some believe it; others don't. However, the above predictions and forecasts are what the 2012 Year of the Dragon to be. If you are born in a Dragon year, then you will be highly successful in business and marriage, and there will be lots of new beginnings. This will rub off on all those associated with those born in the year of the dragon.
Lucky animal signs for 2012 “Year of the Black Water Dragon”

Lucky Chinese Zodiac animal signs for 2012 year of the black water dragon

  • The three lucky animal zodiac symbols are Rooster, Monkey and Rat. People who are born under this year are said to be lucky for 2012. This animal signs are compatible with Dragon.

Unlucky animals Chinese zodiac symbols for 2012:
  • The three unlucky animal zodiac symbols are Horse, Ox and Dog. This animal zodiac signs are less compatible with Dragon.

Know your animal Chinese zodiac symbols here

Life is what we make it so our actions still matters most. The Chinese zodiac animal signs may add colors to our life and represents on how it may bring luck to us. Some consider this as a guide. For whatever purpose we consider it, there is always hope and bright new beginnings to welcome the new year
Looking for the Lucky Chinese Zodiac Sign in the year of the Dragon 2012??? Well, Congratulations you’re on the right page that you are looking for! Here see the information below regarding the Lucky Zodiac Sign in 2012. 2012 is the year of the Dragon: According to the Psychic Maricel Gaskel the lucky Astronomical Chinese Zodiac Sign this year of the dragon are those people who were born in the Zodiac Signbelow:
  • Year of the Roaster
  • Year of the Ox
  • Year of the Monkey
  • Year of the Rat
And the Unfortunate Zodiac Sign in the Year of the dragon are the following:
  • Year of the Dog
  • Year of the Rabbit
PsychicGaskel aslo added that the lucky businesses this coming year of the Dragon 2012 are Real state and Information Technology. The year of the dragon is also the good year for those who want to get married.
Update and additional Inforamtion:
According to feng sui,to those who were born in the year of the sheep in the dragon year will have a VERY STRESSFUL YEAR.
Best Month: AUGUST
What is the Lucky color for the year of the Dragon 2012???
-Tangerine Tango is the color of 2012 “Year of the Dragon”

Lucky animals Chinese zodiac symbols for 2012:
A few days to go and we are about to welcome the new year. The year 2012 is the symbol “Year of the Black Water Dragon“. Dragon is the fifth zodiac location. According to Astrology forecast, the dragon symbol for 2012 is the year of empowerment. The Black Water Dragon is an intelligent and laborious worker. The water Dragon has enough courage to face challenges and easily finds weak points that stand on his way to success. I have read some articles about the symbol dragon and I also watched from the news on TV about the lucky and unlucky animal zodiac signs for 2012.

2012 Chinese Horoscopes for 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs In the Year of Dragon
2012 Chinese Horoscope - The Year of Black Dragon
2012 Chinese Dragon Lunar New Year

Beginnings of Greeting Sayings

The greetings to an elder one and a younger one are little bit different in Chinese, but in English, there is no difference.
If the one you are to greet is elder than you, you can say:
Wish you or bless you… (
祝您…/joo neen/ )
If the one you are to greet is younger than you, you can say:
Wish you or bless you… (
祝你…/joo nee/)

Common Greeting Sayings in Chinese New Year 新年快乐(xīn nián kuài lè) Happy New Year!
过年好 (guò nián hǎo) Happy New Year!
新年进步 (xīn nián jìn bù) New Year’s progress (This is appropriate to greet any person, no matter elder, young or of any relationship.)
恭喜發財 (gōng xǐ fā cái) happy and prosperous (It is always used as the phrase when one receiving gifts or lucky money during Chinese New Year.)
财源广进 (cái yuán guǎng jìn) wealth pores in from all directions
年年有余 (nián nián yǒu yú) always get more than you wish for (a wish for surpluses and bountiful harvests every year)
吉星高照 (jí xīng gāo zhào) smiles of fortune
吉祥如意 (jí xiáng rú yì) good fortunes as you wishes

Greeting sayings for health 龙马精神 (lóng mǎ jīng shén) spirit of dragon and horse
身体健康 (shēn tǐ jiàn kāng) enjoy good health
精灵活 (jīng líng huó pō) aware and active (It is specially used for children with the age under 10 years, wishing them to be active and smart.)

Greeting sayings to work and business 生意兴隆 (shēng yì xīng lóng) prosperous business
万事如意 (wàn shì rú yì) good luck in everything
工作顺利 (gōng zuò shùn lì) everything goes well with your work
事业有成 (shì yè yǒu chéng) succeed in your careers
平步青云 (píng bù qīng yún) have a meteoric rise (usually used to wishes for promotion)
马到成功 (mǎ dào chéng gōng) success immediately upon arrival (It is usually used to express the wish for succeeding in doing something, like taking part in an emanation, a negotiation and a competition.)

Greeting sayings for study 学业有成 (xué yè yǒu chéng) have success at school
学习进步 (xué xí jìn bù) progress in studies
These two phrases are greeting sayings reserved for students, wishing them improvements in their studies.
金榜题名 (jīn bǎng tí míng) succeed in the examination (This reserved for those are going to take some important examinations, including students.)

Greeting saying to family 阖家欢乐 (hé jiā huān lè) felicity of whole family