PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2012
Year of the Water Dragon
Ren Chen : Yang Water – Yang Earth
This year the New Moon signals the beginning of the Lunar New Year starting on January 23rd 2012 – 9th of February 2013.
Change, Change and more Change! More change in short intervals than we can imagine, plan or anticipate! Expect the Unexpected – every step of the way!
Based on the cycle of the 5 elements, the year of the Water Dragon is symbolized by Yang Water above Yang Earth. Although in 2012 the Water- above-Earth elements are in conflict, the resulting outcome will be less severe, than what we witnessed during the last two Metal/Wood years. After all, Water and Earth can blend if needed.
Yang Water above Yang Earth represents a large body of water: a lake, river or an ocean. In Nature, where water is more powerful, it builds wells, pockets or lakes into the earth. If Earth is more powerful, it blocks, contains or derails the Water’s flow. So in this year of the Water Dragon, where the Dragon can be viewed as a giant mountain range, Water and Earth will test each other’s mighty powers. We could witness great dramas, sudden changes of events on all levels.
Dragons are famous for being unpredictable as they love attention and the limelight. This Dragon-ruled year will be the third and final potential year containing the next ruling element: Wood. There is a small ‘storage’ of Wood contained in the branches of this Water Dragon sign.
The Water element is associated with the emotion of fear, and Earth is associated with the emotion of meditation. So in 2012 we can expect the general mood to be quiet yet anxious – due to fear of the unknown, or the unexpected.
The mystical Water Dragon is said to be able to reach into the beyond: lifting the veil between the visible, elemental world and the higher layers of existence. This quality will bring us into the realms many ancient prophecies speak of. Synchronistic events, telepathic communications, premonitions and the dream-like flow of life may replace the harsh dualistic reality we had to contend with for eons of time. Led by the mighty Dragon, 2012 is going to be the transitional year –gently moving us into the higher realms of Consciousness, while slowly releasing from the sticky bonds of space-time.
60 years ago, during the last Water Dragon year of 1952 the world was immersed into the ‘cold war’ years. We could say that wars never really disappeared: they simply went underground. We usually cannot see with the naked eye what activities are going on beneath the surface of the waters of a lake or the ocean.
However, this time, if we pay attention, we should find out about the ‘behind-the-scenes’ activities of political and military powers, high finance, and the multi-national corporate elite. Like the clear waters of the ocean, in 2012 everything will start to become transparent.
The Dragon likes to think of himself as a powerful hero-figure, a fair leader, a sort of Robin Hood. The Water element adds to his mystical qualities -it helps make him bring the truth up to the surface. Yang Water also gives him added intelligence, generosity and the patience to listen. Water Dragons by nature are more flexible, free-spirited and easy-going than the other Dragon groups. Although they may passionately adapt a specific cause they are much more willing to be open to dialogue.
Dragons in general are fearless leaders, inventors, poets, capable of motivating masses of people during and long after their earthly lives (i.e. Martin Luther King, John Lennon, David Icke, Drumvalo Melchizedek; Rumi – Dragon Birth day; Nikola Tesla, Thomas Jefferson –Dragon Birth months).
Generally, Yang-years are more dynamic, more eventful and fast-paced than Yin energy years. If you were bored in 2011, the speedy months of 2012 will keep you hopping. One thing is for sure: this year is not going to be for the faint-hearted.
ECONOMY AND FINANCE
After the Rabbit the Dragon is the third in line to rule during the Spring Season, corresponding to the month of April. (in the northern hemisphere). Like the volatile weather in April: often changing daily from rainy to sunny, to snow or even bitter cold, the moods of our Dragon-sign changes frequently. This volatile atmosphere will be reflected in the year ahead.
Since Water gives energy to Wood, environmental businesses respecting Mother Earth could have unexpected growth and success in 2012, showing a great example to the rest of the industries with their innovative, solution-oriented policies, that can benefit us all.
Real-Estate and housing-related industries: Like water collecting in earth enclosures such as small pools or lakes, huge sums of money made from Real Estate (Earth) may end up collecting in the pockets of a few individuals or groups. As I predicted last year, the housing market was highly speculative. However, this year, the anger of the people robbed of their properties rises to the surface, demanding fundamental banking reforms, regulations and/or resulting in wide-spread law suits.
Earth-ruled industries will see more success in 2012, such as the food and hospitality industry and the service sector. This year the winners will be the ones who are willing to make progressive adjustments, offering higher quality foods and services. In spite of government restrictions, groups in the organic foods, herbal remedies, and supplements movements worldwide demand healthy, non-GMO foods and remedies and this year they are more than ready to fight for the health of their families. In 2012 the Water Dragon can ensure a winning path for such causes.
Transportation industries, such as shipping and airlines, the Internet, communications and information technologies, and the mechanical engineering industries could face a creative, yet very competitive year.
During the first half of 2011 some optimism returned to many regarding the global financial situation. Later, by the fall and winter seasons however, -due to the absence of Fire – the banking industry, along with several other Fire-related industries began heading in the same general crisis-level direction as in 2008.
Fire is absent in 2012 as well, so optimism will be at a minimum: people are facing sober, realistic times. The good news is, that this trend will generate a higher spiritual awareness for all of us to reach within. We are to tap into our own survival skills, talents and resources.
At the same time the Dragon’s Yang Water brings a flowing energy into the mix, inspiring small and large communities, neighborhoods and countries to find their own solutions to their unique situations. If people continue to look for outside help to bring balance, peace and prosperity to their lives, in 2012 it will be more obvious than ever that it is a waste of time and energy to go down such deceptive paths.
We are all still exhausted from some of the negative aspects of the Metal-ruled currents of 2010/2011, resulting in unlawful wars, back-stabbings and assassinations that colored the political scene these past years.
The mood changes to that of active participation and CHANGE. The powerful currents of Yang Water above Earth can motivate people to get active once again: join forces and bring about potential reforms that were -until now- invisibly dormant beneath the surface. The generous driving force this year is towards progress on all levels and in all areas: governmental, school, healthcare systems, to name a few.
Yang Water also rules the military. Substantial reforms and much needed changes cannot be delayed anymore. A sort of ‘Change of the Guards’ is expected: a total overhaul is possible in many countries around the globe. Meanwhile, charitable events, political elections will be well-attended and debated with more fervor, than in any prior recent years.
WEATHER – EARTH CHANGES
In 2011 Metal above Wood dominated and strongly affected Mother Earth as I predicted last year. Greater numbers of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and wide-spread droughts resulted from Metal’s harsh effects on the environment for the past2 years.
This year’s Yang Water element will enter the stage with a dramatic punch. We could encounter its powerful impact early during the Yang Water Tiger month of February and Yin Water Rabbit month in March. The Dragon’s main element, Earth will eventually calm and store the raging waters. Between April and October Earth’s power will dominate over Water. Then by October-December the raging energies of Yang Water could return in full force, especially, in the month of December, when Yang Water meets the Yang Water of December’s ruler, the Water Rat.
Also, due to the excessive powers of Yang Water the potential for earth changes could be witnessed in the form of hurricanes, tsunamis, underwater volcanic eruptions, landslides or major flooding in any part of our planet –in early in 2012.
During the clashing Earth energies between Dragon and Dog in October may also result in powerful earthquakes.
The symbol for Dragon is a mountain chain. When such massive Earth starts shifting, the result may be enormous earthquakes in many parts of the globe. During the Dog-ruled month of October, the likelihood for massive eruptions or earthquakes is extremely high, specifically, in the South-Eastern regions of a country, continent or the planet.
The five elements are associated with emotions are: Earth: meditation, Fire: joy, Wood: anger, Water: fear and Metal: sadness. Therefore the general mood remains sober and somewhat fearful, depending on the months of the year.
Blending Water with Earth may result in murky, muddy waters: symbolic of illness. In 2012 there are strong possibilities for epidemics, more toxic poisons entering the waters, the food chain and the air.
Our filtering organs, the liver and kidney may become overwhelmed while working hard to get rid of high amounts of toxins. Therefore, it is well-advised to use prevention and protection-via alternative healing methods.
Water not only rules the kidneys, but also the reproductive organs, and our immune system. As viruses and toxic substances are rampant, extra precaution should be used in these areas as well.
THE DRAGON YEAR AND THE OTHER SIGNS
As I noted above, this fast-paced, fast-changing year is not for the faint-hearted. If you like sudden turns of events or rapidly changing circumstances you came to the right place. For those who want to dig in their heels, refuse to accept the changes affecting us all, this year may be a bit more of a painful ride.
Before we proceed, I must remind you, that every single personal chart is very complex, and while there may be some clashing or lucky aspects reflected in your individual charts, it is best to consult with a competent BaZi practitioner and not get fearful or too excited without knowing the full picture.
The most compatible signs with the Dragon are Monkey, Rat and the Rooster. They can expect this year to be more effective or beneficial.
The most unfavorably affected sign is the Dog, as it is in direct opposition with the Dragon. Life changes in the area of work, relationships, moving house, etc. can be anticipated. Meanwhile, the Dragon sign can also experience more frustrations, sudden changes, or health-related problems as the Dragon occupies a ‘self-penalty’ position in 2012.
Grand Duke: The great planet Jupiter travels to a different location each year, and this year it will be visible towards the South-East direction. Traditionally, it is noted that we must not disturb the Grand Duke, thus traveling in the South-Eastern direction could bring complications of some nature.
‘Flower of Romance Star’: This year the Rooster will be the lucky recipient of this beneficial influence. Marriage, engagements or new romance is indicated.
‘Traveling Horse Star’: In 2012 the Tiger and Dog are going to experience more than average travel opportunities: this could also include moving house or office.
Below is a short list of how each Sign will fare in the New Year:
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DOG - Caution is needed in all areas of life! Since the Dog is in for a more challenging year, it is best not to take chances and be vigilant with extreme sports, especially earth-related sports or jobs with construction, fast driving, long-distance road trips, etc.
DRAGON – Do not take yourself too serious this year. Watch for hidden dangers, sudden quarrels, worries that are easier to sidestep and avoid. Take extra care with health to minimize long-term problems.
MONKEY – Smiling again! Good year to make improvements for health, body and family relations. 2012 can bring a significant spiritual awakening, but you will see improvements on the financial and personal level as well.
RAT – A nice change of pace from last year’s unpredictable traps and annoying surprises. The Dragon is your friend: now is the time to put your best foot forward. Start that new project, make new contacts: you can succeed.
ROOSTER -Great relief! It was a tough ride in 2011 for the Rooster. The confusion and obstacles give way to new opportunities and great social connections. Also, engagement or marriage is likely.
BOAR – The Dragon likes the friendly Boar, they can mutually benefit from each other socially and in business relationships. The Boar can get promotions, increased income or may find a successful partnership in 2012.
SHEEP – Dragons do not like to be challenged. The Sheep tends to question authority and the status quo. It is best for the Sheep to watch out not to enter into verbal battles, and alienate those who could help him.
HORSE – Your best friend, the Dog is in a tough position this year, so at times you may not be too happy about how things are going. Best to take it easy after your lucky streak in 2011.
SNAKE –The Dragon is helpful to you, if you meet him halfway. You can learn to trust again, especially if you trust your own inner senses first. If you persevere, you may find yourself in unexpected fortunate situations.
RABBIT- Dragons do not mind giving a hand up to their Rabbit friends, so this year may go a bit smoother than last year. A great year for travel and/or study.
TIGER – The Dragon can cut you a lot of slack, especially in business and partnerships. This year continues to be smooth for you. Do not let the Dragon or anyone else hurt your ego.
NOTE: As all the animal signs can appear in all Four Pillars in a person’s birth data, the clash and penalty relationship with the Dragon will not only cause impact on people born in the year of the Dog and the Dragon, respectively. It may also impact anyone who has such signs in the Month, Day or Hour of their birth charts.
Also, the above is just a general outline. For more reliable and accurate assessment in the New Year we must consult the complete Four Pillars of Destiny (BaZi) chart so the Month, Hour, Year and Day of birth is also taken into account. For best results and more accurate advice, please consult Elizabeth with your specific questions.
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In summary, the New Lunar Year, 2012 will be a dynamic, fast-paced year with many unexpected challenges, dramatic changes and potentials for real progress for our Human Family.
While the battle of Yang Water and Earth represents a conflicting situation, a compromise is more possible than in earlier years. The formidable task of dismantling the old outworn, decaying systems is entering its final, irreversible phase in 2012.
In the last few years all of the long-standing huge walls of the old powers began crumbling and this time they are on their last legs. Those who love peace, harmony, connecting with family and community life, will experience a thrilling and rewarding year just like in 2011.
I envision 2012 to be a monumental year bringing many of us closer to our star-gate (jumping-off) points allowing us to exist both in the current linear space-time constructs and on the newly appearing time-space levels. Our Consciousness Evolution reached the point that makes us function more and more from the ‘knowing-from-the-heart’ –place. We are slowly shedding the old mind constructs of the 3rd and 4th Dimensions. It is time to take our final exams and immerse into higher dimensional Consciousness.
What is the best advice for 2012? Keep your focus and remain centered if at all possible. With the turbulent waters shifting us in every possible direction, it is going to be a real chore to keep our inner calm and remain steadfast. This would not be a good year to hide behind addictive substances, or unconscious behaviors. If we do, the oncoming tides can wash away our opportunities to truly connect to our Sovereign Selves.
FENG SHUI FLYING STARS
Yearly Flying Stars 2012
The Flying Stars identify where the positive and/or negative life-effecting Heaven Energies are located according to mathematical formulas. This system is used to bring recommended Feng Shui cures and mitigate the effects of the harmful Stars while help enhance the good effects of the beneficial Stars, that are changing course each year, month or even daily.
This year the Flying Stars also change course. In 2011 the 7 Metal Star occupied the Center and in 2012 the number 6 Heavenly Metal Star will be in charge.
Center: 6 Metal Star – Favorable-Wu Qu: The 6 Metal Star, symbolic of Heaven, and associated with power, strength and order will offer us the opportunity to connect to our true Inner Core. True leadership can only arise from within.
East: 4 Wood Star – Favorable -Wen Cheng: Signifying Love, Romance and Education, this star brings a favorably energy to the Eastern parts of the world, country or a continent. Leading scholars, inventions or smart solutions could arrive from these areas.
North-East: 9 Purple Star – Favorable -You Bi: Representing future success, this Star usually enhances the effects of any given Star energy it comes in contact with. It is a ‘helper’ Star, we will be in great need of its protection in the North-East.
North:– 2 Black Earth Star – Unfavorable -Ju Men: The sickness Star flies here this year: ruling epidemics, health challenges and food products, etc… Extra care is needed with digestive system- related problems. Northern countries, parts of continents or the globe are affected by this malevolent Star.
North-West: 7 White Metal Star – Unfavorable -Po Jun – The literal meaning is: ‘to break apart’, to break down the old and make room for the new. It affects each of us individually and collectively. During last year this Star was ruling in the center, and we could witness how well it prepared the way for the final dismantle of the old systems.
The most diverse of the Stars, it can bring legal conflict, robberies, but its alternative aspects point to the potential for increased spiritual and communication awareness. It is flying to the North-West this year, opposite of the Grand Duke (SE): it appears to be continuing with the process of removal.
South: 1 Water Star – Favorable -Tang Lang: This is a star of action. Water in the Southern regions of a country, continent or the planet could mean turbulence in any waterways or ocean shores. The 1 Water Star is also known to increase one’s reputation, recognition and development.
South-West: 3 Wood Star – Unfavorable-Lu Cun: The center for arguments and battles, it must be protected with Feng Shui cures as well. South-Western countries, or the SW regions of any given country, continent or the planet may be affected by controversial debates, legal conflicts or natural disasters.
South-East: 5 Yellow Earth Star– Unfavorable-The location of the Grand Duke. This area should be watched most, as conflicts, natural disasters, local wars may erupt – it is considered the ‘triple conflict’ location. South-Eastern continents, the SE regions of any country or the planet should use caution and be well prepared. Homes, offices facing SE need Feng Shui cures for protection.
West: 8 Earth Star- Favorable- This is one of the most beneficial of the Flying Stars, symbolic of wealth, favorable business opportunities or good financial fortune. The Western areas of a country, continent or the planet will be blessed with better fortune in 2012.
NOTE: This is a general forecast: individual charts may vary, based on your unique BaZi analysis. At the same time, this is a more detailed and comprehensive yearly report than most, relying solely on the 12 Animal signs.
The Hsia Calendar is a fascinatingly accurate system, which not only records the passage of time, but is also a tool in the hands of an expert to calculate the ebb and flow of fortunate occurrences for that period of time. Four Pillars of Destiny -or BaZi for short- is the personalized Destiny system built into this ancient Hsia Calendar system.
Happy New Year!
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