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Gung Hay Fat Choy

Gung Hay Fat Choy (may prosperity be with you) - Happy New Year! The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important festival on the Chinese calendar. The Chinese calendar has a twelve-year cycle and each year is named after an animal. 2012 is the year of the Dragon! I, myself am a Tiger, why? Because I'm Gggggreat, just kidding. Although I may not subscribe to 'astrological signs' and such, it is funny to see how the traits are very much part of who I am, for instance:

People born under the year of the Tiger tend to have very go-ahead personalities, they love to be the centre of attention and are often very fortunate and full of drive. Although they are often skeptical by nature they can make rash decisions, but above all they are loving, giving, and genuine. They tend to immerse themselves in any of their undertakings and while full of optimism they are not materialistic. Intensity as opposed to logical best describes a Tiger person. At their worst they are stubborn, self-centred and awkward but on the plus side they can also be sensitive and sympathetic. They will go to great lengths to reap their revenge and detest being ignored. As a tiger, life will be filled with just about every emotion and very volatile.

Chopstick and Ginger

If you are a Dragon these are your personality traits:

People born under the year of the Dragon appear to have magical traits, they are strong and full of energy and forever on the go. Some of their more negative traits include: eccentricity, a tendency towards being arrogant and very trying. However they do have many fans and expect the same level of excellence from others that they expect from themselves. They are also full of pride. Other traits include: failing to practice what they preach, over-confident, a tendency to intimidate others, feel themselves to be above the law, and can be illogical, domineering and obstinate. In many cases they fail to identify their foes. Although energetic they are liable to become obsessive. On the plus side they seldom hold grudges and are generally quick to forgive. Dragons are said to be able to accomplish great things and those born in this year are also said to represent the horns of destiny. Needing a cause for which to fight, Dragons will never merely stand back and accept their fate or what life brings.

Dragons and Tigers are highly compatible too - just saying, to any lady dragons out there ;)

Should you like to learn more about the Chinese New Year click HERE