The Green Girl wants to wish everyone a happy and prosperous Chinese Lunar New Year.
According to Chinese astrology, our universe consists of five basic elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. It is said that everything in the universe, including humans, has a relationship with these five elements.
The Chinese believe the Dragon is a special zodiac sign because it is a mystical being rather than an earthly animal. The Dragon is karmic sign which means karma will play a big role in our lives this year.
Like last year's sign, the Rabbit 兔, the Dragon 龍 is said to be Wood. Wood rules the Eastern direction, and governs the season of Spring. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, the color of this element is Green.
2012 is a Water year. This means Water will nourish the Dragon's fixed element, Wood. This will bring good luck and make dreams come true.
It is said that more babies are born in Dragon years than any other zodiac sign.
According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, ever since 1996, the year element has been in a destructive relationship with the fixed element of the animal sign. This has been the longest unfavorable period in the 60 year cycle of Chinese Astrology. The year 2012 is considered lucky because it's blessed not only by the lucky Dragon but also the end of that destructive cycle.
This is a significant year for me because I was born in the year of the Dragon. I believe this will be the year that I learn to let go and allow myself to dream.