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2012 year of Dragon Part 2

Released: May 11, 2013

Regarding the economy, fire element is often the driving force behind the stock market.   The five elements are also affecting peoples mood.  In general fire is joy, water is fear,  Earth is meditation, metal is sadness, and wood is anger.   As such, fire year often generates optimism and drive up the stock market, such as 2006 and 2007.  But in 2008 the water arrived and obviously people began to have fear about worsening of the USA sub-prime problem and recession.  In the year 2009 there is pure earth on earth. . The earth element is stopping the water and it also symbolise meditation. So it means people will be conservative and play safe but gain more stability.   In 2010. the Tiger carries the seed of fire element and so there had been substantial economic recovery with stronger optimism starting from the spring season.  There is a short setback with the economic crisis in Greece and Portugal in late spring but with summer fire coming in May, the stock market recovered with strong momentum.   In 2011, the Rabbit is pure wood, it is not so strong in generating fire like the Tiger. So the economy was not as fast moving as the Tiger but there is also strong summer fire supported by wood in 2011, so the stock market continued to be vibrant and active in first half of 2011 until August when autumn arrived and no more fire support, there is serious setback in second half of 2011. With strong water coming in 2012, one have to be cautioned against more setback lasting into 2012.  2012 is year of water and earth, it is continual absence of fire element, so this could be a year that the economic activities and stock market will further slow  down.  The strong water this year is creating the mood of water, which is fear, people will be less optimistic. This will become more serious in the winter months of October, November.  The economic crisis in certain European countries may be deepening and causing downturn in the global economy and stock market.  Investors should enter a caution period especially in the second half of 2012.


 The water earth element of 2012 is expected to bring some prosperity to  wood industries and money gain to earth industries, this is because wood conquers earth, so the earth element  is a symbol of money to the wood industry, which includes textile, paper, books, media, environment industries, food and consumer goods.    The second best industries could be earth, as earth conquers water, so water is money to earth industry.  Earth industries are property, mining, insurance.  However, the money gain is not very substantial as the dragon  is also earth, which shows earth industry is facing strong competition.   The not so good industry is water.   Water industries are shipping, drinking, transport, communications. Water conquers fire, so fire is money to water industry, but there is total absence of fire in 2012, so this area is comparatively not profitable.  Metal industry is productive this year as water is productivity of metal. However, metal industry such as banking, high tech, computer, machinery, needs to see wood as money gain.  As there is no wood element this year, it is also not profitable.    Fire industry such as finance, stock, energy are unstable as the water year suppress fire.  So we can see stock and finance aspect in 2012 is not very favorable.

Banking and financial tsunami that started in 2008 is mostly triggered by the absence of fire elements and the dominating water element which generated fear. Banking is Metal and it needs fire to melt it into useful tools.   And finance and stock market are more related to fire which generates optimism.  As such, the total absence of fire element in 2008  is responsible for the financial tsunami and banking crisis.  The Tiger of 2010 is mother and seed of fire .  Therefore we have seen strong recovery of the economy and steady improvement in optimism. This optimism lasted into 2011 as the rabbit wood can still support fire but the power of Rabbit is much weaker than Tiger in generating fire. So people lose confidence again from August of 2011 onward and in 2012 the total absence of fire may bring deeper economic setbacks.

In summary, the industries that will perform well in the year of the Dragon  will be industries related to  Wood and Earth elements.  Wood industries are textile, fashion, consumer products, paper, books, environment industry, forestry, furniture etc.   Metal industry is active but not making obvious profit as their money element – wood is absent.   The metal industry are banking,  machinery, engineering,  computer, and high tech industries. Water industry will enter a year of caution with some instability factors as their money element fire is totally absent. And the sectors  relating to water are shipping, communication, drinks, spa.  Earth industry  will be moving ahead with conservatism, earth sees water as money  but sees dragon earth as competitor.  Fire industry including stock market, finance, energy, entertainment,  may not be doing very well as their money element metal is absent and the strong water suppresses optimism in the financial market.

In general, the Yang Water Dragon year, with water on top and earth below, is symbol of powerful energy and enthusiasm for progress and change.  Such powerful force of ocean water not only brings drive for social and political changes and reforms, but will also bring natural disasters such as flooding and earthquake..  There is still conflict and disharmony in international relationship and may not be a peaceful year but the international clashes is less violent than the last two years of metal over wood.  Also there is some improvement on environmental situation but disease and epidemic still prevail. The Dragon is powerful earth as well as storage of water so the focus of this year is big earthquakes with serious casualties.  Water also represent courage, charity and generosity.  So this year we will see more charitable actions and good humanitarian spirit to support the needy and poor and those people suffered damage from natural disasters.    . The year 2012 will also see many presidential elections being held in various countries, including the USA, India, Taiwan, France, as well as the election of Chief Executive in Hong Kong. So there will be changes bringing a new phase to the politics of these countries and this is also a sign of bold progress and reform brought about by the powerful ocean water of this year.  

The animal sign which is most unfavorable is the Dog which is in direct clash against the Dragon. Such clashes will usually bring about turbulence, movements, accident or changes..As it is earth clash against earth, it will stimulate misfortunes related to earth. Mountain, buildings, landslide, earthquake etc. .People born in the year of the Dog will anticipate more traveling, or movements such as changing jobs or moving house.  It is necessary to carry the pendant of a Rooster as protection to attract the Dragon away..   For Dog  people,  it is ok to travel more, making changes such as moving house, or change job. However, it is recommended not to travel directly towards the direction of the Grand Duke, which is the south-east direction. . The other animal’s signs facing unfavorable positions is the Dragon.   When Dragon encounters Dragon year will be offending the Grand Duke as well as forming self Penalty.. . Such penalties will usually bring disharmony, irritation, worries and frustrations, as well as sickness,  it is necessary to carry Rooster pendant to minimize the negative effect.   The imbalance of earth,  water and the absence of fire this year will bring serious problem of the kidney, the immune system, stomach, heart and blood circulation problems and cancer problem. As such, it is necessary to take heavy dosages of anti-oxidant, COQ10   which is good protection against cardiovascular diseases and prevent our cells attack by free radicals to cause inflammation and cancer.

The animals combining with the Dragon year are the Monkey, the Rat, and the Rooster. These animals are into a year of harmony. However, such animal astrology is not totally reliable as the system is not recognized as a formal type of fortune-telling. For more reliable assessment of ones fortune in the year of the Dragon, it is recommended that one checks the full Four Pillars of Destiny, which requires full birth data information of the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth.  As 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  Dog and Dragon. Such clash and penalties can also impact any one who has such animals in the birth month, or day or hour.

Some examples of famous people born in the year of the  Dog and in clash against the Dragon  in 2012 are Madonna, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, George Bush, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, J. Lo.  also  the Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan. He is born in year of Dog and Month of Dog, so will be under serious clash with the Dragon in 2012. This clash is unfavorable not only for himself but for the fortune of the country. Fortunately he stepped down in September 2011.  There are people  not born in the year of Dog, but they are also under clash because they are born on the day of Dog, so they will also face a challenging year.  Some examples of these people are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, J.K. Rowling, Robin Gibb, Condoleezza Rice and Putin  …. The clash against the Day Pillar will usually cause movement or conflict in the family or human relationship area, especially in the relationship with the spouse or opposite sex.

People born in year of the Dragon is said to be “offending the Grand Duke” and it is also recommended to carry pendant of the Rooster..

But Dragon sees Dragon is not only offending Grand Duke but creates self penalty.    Particularly people born in day of Dragon may experience complications and disharmony in relationship area. Examples of people born in year of Dragon are Sandra Bullock, Putin, Tom Jones, Abhisit Vejjajiva, Liam Neeson, Sarah Palin.  And Kristen Stewart, Steve Jobs, Michael Douglas, Halle Berry,  Donald Tsang, Tony Chan are examples of people born in Dragon day.

For people who are born in the year of the Rooster,  the Dragon year will bring “Flower of Romance” so one can anticipate a more sociable year with more opportunity to develop friendship with the opposite sex... People born in the year of the Tiger or Dog will be into year of “Travelling Horse” and the Dragon year will trigger more travelling and movement.

For people who needs support of fire element, such as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Taiwan President Ma Ying Jeou, and Japan Prime minister Naoto Kan, Apple Steve Jobs,  2012 will not be favorable as their fire  is absent.

Feng Shui energies also change from year to year. Therefore, it is necessary to watch for the re-allocation of good and bad energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions if some bad energy happens to arrive at important locations of our residence or offices. In the year of the Dragon, the bad energy called “Five Yellow” – symbolizing obstacles and misfortune, arrives at the South east. If your South east of the house is an important area such as bedroom or entrances, it is recommended that one hangs a metal wind chime there to dissolve this bad energy. The worst months will be in April, October, December  2012 and Jan 2013. Another bad star number 2, symbolizing sickness, will arrive in the North in 2012. The traditional method to dissolve this 2 is to hang a string of six metal coins in the affected area in the north of the house The Grand Duke this year is in the South east, hence it is not favorable to “move earth” or make substantial construction work in this direction. It is also not recommended for one to sit with back against South as you will be sitting against the unfavorable energy called “Three Shars” or “Three Killings”. The North west is  the “Crash position” against the Grand Duke which is also not good to sit.   The bad star 3 is a star of conflict and robbery. This is present in the  South west of the house. It is necessary to put a piece of red paper in this position to minimize such bad influence. Also the bad star 7, representing scandals is in the North west, the traditional solution for this bad star 7 is to place 3  piece of  bamboo plant grown in clear glass vase of water in the North west location.

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