2012 was the Chinese Year of the Dragon, 2013 - the Year of the Snake has passed and 2014 the Year of the Horse is well under way.
Will you, the Dragon person, achieve what the Dragon person is capable of achieving.
Astrology is an important part of Chinese life.
And in Chinese astrology, dragon people excel!
They excelled especially in 2012, the last dragon year.
Many dragon people look forward to each Chinese zodiac year because of their special talents.
Astrology is so important to the Chinese and being a Dragon person is so special.
Many Dragon people think "each year is a good year".
And 2014 is a year to look forward to as well.
Why is the dragon so revered by the Chinese?
On one of my frequent visits to China in 2012 (the last Dragon year), I heard many people talk excitedly about the Year of the Dragon.
In Chinese astrology the dragon is the only animal of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals that is not real.
The dragon is quite special in Chinese history and mythology.
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.
And so, the dragon, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, holds special significance for the Chinese people.
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. Such people usually stand out as befits a dragon.
They are powerful and wise.
In a group of people, "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 dragon person 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.
This person can be quite a confronting person but if you can reach their "soft heart" they are worthwhile allies.
So what does the future hold for a such a person - especially after 2012 - the last Dragon year?
Consider yourself lucky if you were born a dragon person.
You have within you great ability and dignity.
You have within you much energy and the ability to lead and influence others.
You can be a dynamic person at times.
All that power and energy should lead to more successes in the future - even beyond 2012 - the last Dragon year.
Some people have already successfully harnessed their dragon abilities.
Such people should double their efforts in whatever they do - work, education and other projects.
Their natural talent and abilities will continue to get great results.
Dragon people often do not make a lot of money.
Money is not that important to them.
They are more interested in power.
They are capable of making money - it's just they don't put their mind to it!
Yet, money is important and if the Dragon person puts their considerable talents towards making money, they will in 2014.
But only if that person puts their stubborness and arrogance aside, and embraces other people and opportunities.
As usual, the Dragon people should watch their health in 2014.
Otherwise any money they make could be wasted on paying medical and hospital bills.
We know that according to Chinese astrology, the Dragon person has a powerful persona.
The Chinese Zodiac dragon personality and intellect can be used to good advantage in business and career.
2014 (the Year of the Horse) is a good year for the Dragon person to persue business and career opportunities.
After all, the Dragon person loves power and success.
The Dragon person is often very good at recognising opportunities.
The Chinese Zodiac dragon person is advised to use their wonderful skills to enhance their opportunities.
Do not let your negative characteristics destroy them.
The Year of the Dragon person should be careful of that arrogant, all knowing, over bearing behaviour that can undo all the good work.
If this can be managed, 2014 should be a successful year.
The Chinese Zodiac dragon person has charisma - they are powerful and look powerful.
They are interesting to other people - including the opposite sex.
So 2014 the Year of the Horse should be a good year for romance for the Dragon person.
People of the opposite sex will be attracted to the dynamic bright the dragon person.
But this can all turn sour if the Dragon person's arrogance and stubborness is not controlled.
Provided it is, 2014 should be a good year for romance.
You are very lucky to be a dragon person - the envy of many.
You have great natural talent and charisma - now it is up to you to make the most of those gifts.
Not everybody does.
Watch out for that temper!
Keep it in check and do not spoil your good work.
Be clear about your goals.
Don't waste those natural dragon talents you have.
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