What to expect in the year of the Water Dragon? First of all, a year of the dragon comes along every 12 years. But each sign has 5 elements, which also rotates. So that means, a water dragon comes along only once every 60 years! The last time we had a year of the Water Dragon was way back in 1952. So I did my research of the different Chinese astrology sites, and although they were saying pretty much different things, one theme was consistent: the successes will be spectacular, the tragedies will be egregious.
The dragon is usually considered the most special sign, since it’s the only animal of the Chinese 12-animal zodiac cycle, that is a mythical creature. Considered the mightiest of the signs, the wise, benevolent dragon of Chinese mythology is expected to descend from the skies, bringing good fortune, opportunity and romance. The year of the Water Dragon is generally considered great for romance, especially weddings. So people who’ve been waiting for their soul mates, this could be the breakthrough year for you.
Dragon years tend to magnify both successes and failures, so achievements will be unprecedented, but failures will be equally vicious. But the Water Dragon is expected to be the least turbulent of the dragon years. Which is not to say that the year will flow smoothly like water in a lake, because in fact it will be a bumpy ride much like rapids in a raging river. This is the year of the achiever. If you want something, go for it from the very start of the year. This will also be the year to take charge, or even to take over. So if you want to make new starts in terms of love and career, this is the year to go for broke. But this is only for the brave at heart, because either you will succeed beyond your wild imaginings, or you will crash and burn in an explosive ball of fail.
But unfortunately, this as also the year of the natural calamities. If you were to look at the last year of the Water Dragon, which was way back in 1952, it was riddled by storms, tornadoes, landslides and even a killer fog. two epidemics also broke out in Europe and in the U.S. But let’s not dwell on this (iz gettin me nervyooz).
So based on what I read, everything will be tenfold, everything will be intense. You can win big, you can lose big. In my opinion, be in the state of mind that you’ll win big. Don’t even entertain the alternative. Just go for it and give it all you’ve got. Besides, this is only if you subscribe to this school of thought. Personally, I take it with a grain of salt. I remember one year where they said people born on the year of the Goat would have the worst luck, and it turned out to be one of my best years ever. So my usual plan of attack is this: if they say it’s a good year for me, I believe it; but if they say it’s a bad year for me, then I buck the odds. I’m not about to crawl under a rock for an entire year just because it’s “not my year”. So it’s nice to know the general trend for each year, but I say let’s make our own destinies rock!