Year of the Dragon 2012

In Chinese astrology each year certain orientations and also people born in particular years are affected by the governing animal of the year.  2012 is the year of the dragon.

In Buddhism, legend has it that Buddha summoned all of the animals of the earth to come before him , but only twelve animals actually came to bid him farewell. To reward the animals who came to him, he named a year after each of them. The years were given to them in the order they had arrived: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & Pig.

The twelve animals are also know as the twelve branches and they rotate every year along with the ten heavenly stems and these are what give the year its elemental consistency.  For example 2012 is the Water Dragon year.

Each animal is in conflict with one other animal, thus:

Rat and Horse are in conflict

Ox and Sheep are in conflict

Tiger and Monkey are in conflict

Rabbit and Rooster are in conflict

Dragon and Dog are in conflict (2012)

Snake and Pig are in conflict

Main conflicted animal in 2012:

The Dog

Since 2012 is the year of the dragon, those that are born in the year of the dog are particularly affected.  This is because the dog and the dragon are in direct conflict (see list above for those in conflict).

Those born in the year of the dog would need to wear a protective jade rabbit and or red thread around their waist/navel area to balance the crash (wear from 22/12/11 until 22/12/12).

This analysis may seem very general as many people are born in the year of the dog, so you may wonder does that mean everyone born in the year of the dog will be having a bad year?  The answer is that it depends on the rest of your birth-chart (bazi), on whether it is weak or strong and on what other protection you have within your chart this year.  Since most people do not have access to this knowledge I would recommend that it is advisable for you to wear the red thread on your waist/navel area, as this works as protection.

Years of the dog: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 (repeats every 12 years)

A Brief overview for 2012 of the other Animals

The Rat

2012 is a good year for the rat.

The Ox

2012 could be a challenging year for the Ox.

The Tiger

2012 could be a good year for the tiger but don’t work too hard and ignore your health!

The Rabbit

2012 is a good year for the rabbit.

The Dragon

Even though the dragon is the ruling animal in 2012 he still needs protection due to certain astrological reasons, so it is advisable for those born in the year of the dragon to wear the red thread also.

The Snake

2012 is neutral for the snake.

The Horse

2012 is satisfactory for the horse.

The Sheep

2012 is neutral for the sheep.

The Monkey

2012 is good for the monkey.

The Rooster

2012 is good for the rooster.  Last year was a difficult year for the rooster but this year will be much better!

The Pig

2012 is a good year for the pig.

Orientations affected – ‘The Grand Duke’

Each year certain orientations are also affected and you should not start building work in these orientations as it can cause you a lot of problems, such as draining of finances with unexpected expenses arising or even more serious health issues arising.

This year the southeast part of your property or garden must not be disturbed since the dragon also called the Grand Duke of the year, (each year the title of Grand Duke is held by the ruling animal of the year) is located in the southeast.  Additionally, the sector that houses the dog should not be disturbed either, thus, the northwest is also affected.

Therefore, starting building work in the northwest or southeast of your property this year may cause you problems.

I have witnessed people who have started building work in certain parts of their property, where they have disturbed the ‘Grand Duke’ and it has caused them many problems.  Thus I would strongly recommend that disturbing the Grand Duke should be avoided.  If for whatever reason it can’t be avoided then seek professional advice, since with auspicious date selection and certain other rituals you can avoid these problems.

Wishing you all a great 2012



2 Responses to “Year of the Dragon 2012”
  1. Chet says:

    Thanks for this info. I need to get me some read thread since I am born in the year of Dog.

  2. Sonya says:

    Hi priya thanks for the forecast well im born in the yr of dog 13 dec 1982 06:20 pm apart from red thread across the navel is there other option for me??

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