Did you know forthcoming Dragon Year (Lung Nien) 2012-13 is 5th in a 12-Year Cycle which began with the Year of the Rat in 2008? Advance Dragon Year (2012) information, enabling folk to harmonise with the changes in Animal and Elemental Year Energies it inevitably brings, plus related Feng Shui advice follow to help readers Look Forward to 'Lung'!
Tiger and Rabbit Years 2011-12
Tumultuous Tiger Year (2010-11), with its Yang Metal Year Element, brought conflicts and crises affecting global money-supply and national currencies. Rabbit Year (2011-12) is providing some welcome rest and respite necessary to prepare for the oncoming Year of the Dragon. Yin Metal, Rabbit Year (2011-12) Element, suggests a focus on personal, rather than national, finance and on conservation and cultivation in this and other fields. Things should be more laid-back, easygoing and relaxed for individuals (although excessive laxity, particularly in financial matters, should be avoided). The Metal Year Element serves to intensify these issues and make them more enduring as the year progresses.
Water Dragon Year 2012-13 Key Year Element Colours Blue/Black. Metal Dragons e.g.(2000-01) Year Element Colours (White/Silver/Gold/Grey). In Feng Shui Metal Supports Water!
Black Dragon Year 2012-13: Year 5 of the Current 12-Year Cycle
'The Dragon (Lung) changes shape quickly, taking those unprepared by surprise!' This maxim describes China's well-known penchant for sudden (healthy) expansion, at certain times (like now!). This should continue and even intensify during Dragon Year 2012-13.
Nevertheless, Dragon Years tend to be unpredictable and full of surprise as Lively 'Lung' can be a Volatile Visitor. Yang Water as Year Element suggest turbulence or strong emotional currents affecting certain aspects of life, perhaps in the Public Sector in particular. Flexibility and foresight are essential qualities to display in Dragon Years. Meditating on such details can help individuals 'attune' beneficially to its Year Energies in advance.
Water Dragon Year 2012-13: Friendly Feng Shui!
Locations: Water is associated with the West and North West sectors of rooms and dwellings; Dragon affinities are with the East and North East (via Wood Element links).
Colours: Black (Water at night); Blue (Water in daylight).
Materials: Glass (plain and coloured), mirrors, plastics, natural crystals, silk.
Objects and Motifs: Fish, Taiji Symbols, water-features, Dragons (Eastern not Western types) Seascapes (especially Water Colours) Feng Shui Toads.
Remember, a picture, drawing, photo or replica is as useful as an original for Feng Shui purposes.
Crystals and Minerals: Black and 'Snowflake' Obsidian correspond to Water according to Feng Shui principles. Displays off-set with Quartz and reflected by Mirrors, both classified Yin Metal in Feng Shui, may be particularly effective.
Backgrounds: Metal supports/produces Water in Feng Shui (tanks, taps, pipes and pans confirm this). Backgrounds utlising this Element's features (colours, materials etc) as above can help encourage healthy Qi-flows within dwellings during this period.
This information may encourage you to prepare for, participate in and enjoy Chinese New Year Celebrations of Dragon Year 2012-13 in your area--23rd January 2012 is New Years Day. Hopefully, it will also help you to 'harmonise' with Dragon Year Energies and Qi-flow in various ways and improve your health and fortune throughout the period.
Feng Shui Consultant Peter Allsop M.Ed. also publishes 'Red Dragon Martial Arts Ezine'. Longevity Training, Iron Shirt, 5 Elements Qigong, Daoism, Chinese metaphysics and Astrology feature among his interests alongside gem and crystal Feng Shui.
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Senior Student of GrandmasterYap Leong, Peter also teaches Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong in Yorkshire and Derbyshire U. K. as Shaolin Fists International Area Instructor for the region.
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