2012 - The Year of the Dragon

Happy New Year, many blessings to you and your family for an abundant, prosperous, happy, healthy and spiritually rewarding year of the Dragon!

The Chinese New Year’s Day is based on the Lunar Calendar which is indirectly based on the Sun’s cycle, and it is set for the second New Moon after the December 21 Winter Solstice, i.e. January 23. They allow a full twenty-eight day lunar cycle to occur after the Winter Solstice, before they consider the New Year to be fully birthed. This is why the Chinese New Year changes every year from the end of January to mid-February.

The year of the Water Dragon (often known as the Black Dragon) begins on January 23, 2012, and is a significant year as it occurs in the Chinese Zodiac every sixty years, and is generally good for launching new projects and sharing your vision with others. It is also the time of the New Moon in Aquarius, (2:39 a.m. EST) which is a symbol of new beginnings, and an appropriate time for goals or new endeavors to be planted in the sea of consciousness. As well as this, January 23 is the birthday of someone who played a very important role in my life, Master George King.

As I am an Aries Water Dragon, my wife Chrissie felt that today would be an auspicious day to spiritually launch this website, and we wanted to do it before Mars slips into a retrograde phase today at 7:45 p.m. As a part of this process I have just finished with a ritual to set its intention and give it a spiritual birth on both the physical and subtle planes.

This year we need to pay particular attention to Water Element issues corresponding to the Kidney and Adrenals, practice qigong, meditation and stress-reduction techniques to help you relax and make it a point to get plenty of rest.

Chrissie who is a professional astrologer, had this to say about this coming year; “this New Year of the Black Dragon promises to be very exciting and fast moving. Although from a Western astrology perspective, things won’t really heat up until May and June. Also, from a numerological perspective we are in a Universal Five year, which brings change and fast moving action. All in all, the best approach this year is to be alert to what’s going on around you, go with the higher flow of life and take opportunities quickly when they come. It is a time to pursue one’s dreams and is especially fortunate if your own birth Year is in harmony with the Year of the Water Dragon. The Dragon is not be feared but loved, enjoyed and admired. Never disrespect this wonderful creature. Love them and they will pick you up on their backs and take you to the far ends of the galaxy to the place of their magical dreams and high ideals. It’s time to be bold, true, direct and fearless. It’s time to help bring about a better world. Miracles can and do happen, especially on Dragon’s watch.”

Taoist teachings have many references to Dragons from a spiritual perspective, fully enlightened Masters have been said to ride the back of a Dragon as they ascend into the heavenly realms. One example is the Yellow Emperor; a legendary Chinese soverign and culture hero, who was reported to have been ushered to heaven by a Dragon.

From the Zuangzi, a major Chinese text circa 3rd century BCE:
“He said that there is a Holy Man living on faraway Ku-she Mountain, with skin like ice or snow, and gentle and shy like a young girl. He doesn't eat the five grains, but sucks the wind (lives on the Qi contained on the breath), drinks the dew, climbs up on the clouds and mist, rides a flying dragon, and wanders beyond the four seas. By concentrating his spirit, he can protect creatures from sickness and plague and make the harvest plentiful.”

The Dragon reminds us all to have dreams and gives us a chance to make our dreams come true, it reminds up to soar heavenward to that place where we find the strength and inspiration and provides the key to making our dreams come into life. If we cultivate our spiritual Selves, live with awareness, gratitude, and from a loving heart, and look for ways to help others, then I believe we can:

“Learn how to mount upon a Dragon, soar above the clouds to the places of Immortals and, having supped with them on wind and dew or powdered moonbeams, penetrate the very source of Being – the immaculate, undifferentiated Tao! This can be done!”  John Blofeld

The question for all of us – are we ready to open ourselves to the magical and mystical – and fly high with the Dragon?

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