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What Does it Mean to be Born in 2012, Year of the Dragon?

By ceridwen |

The Year of the Dragon only occurs once every 12 years and it’s back of today, the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Babies born during the Year of The Dragon are thought to be lucky and powerful.

In Taiwan they’re expecting not just a baby boom but a dragon boom. A poll in Hong Kong showed that 70 % of couples there wanted children born under the dragon sign. Apparently this feeling is shared by parents in South Korea, Vietnam and China.

2012, in particular, marks the return of the Water Dragon. Here’s the scoop for those of you expecting a dragon baby in 2012:

Water has a calming effect on the Dragon’s fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with other people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research or if they do not finish one project before starting another.”

Sounds pretty good to me: Your baby will be powerful and lucky (like all dragons) but a little less likely to be a jerk about it. (I love how even dragons can find that follow-through is a bitch.)

Celebrity dragons include: Al Pacino, Bruce Lee,  Freud, Joan of Arc, John Lennon, Nicolas Cage, Reese Witherspoon and Shirley Temple.

Are you expecting in 2012? Have you given thought to the horoscope of your baby?

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Ceridwen Morris is a writer, mother, and certified childbirth educator. She is the author of several books and screenplays, including (Three Rivers; 2007). She serves on the board of The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York and teaches at Tribeca Parenting in New York City. Read bio and latest posts → Read Ceridwen's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “What Does it Mean to be Born in 2012, Year of the Dragon?

  1. Jackie says:

    My chinese coworker told me I was lucky to be having a dragon baby. I believe her exact words were “he will be a bully, but he will prosper greatly”. Uh, okay…sounds fantastic.

  2. tanuja says:

    are babies to be born in june 2013 considered dragon babies?

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