We’ve just passed the Chinese New Year, and we’ve entered the Year of the Dragon. I didn’t realize when I started this blog, but it does seem fitting.
Dragons have a long and rich history in Chinese folklore, as they do in Western countries. For the purpose of the zodiac, the dragon is one of twelve animals in a fixed rotation, one for each calender year. These years are also influenced by elements such as fire and wood, making Chinese astrology fully as complex as the Western counterpart.
People born in the year of a particular animal are believed to receive certain traits. According to ChineseZodiac.com, “those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic(al). They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top.”
In today’s competitive business world, it’s no wonder many Chinese try to make sure their children are born in the Year of the Dragon.