As the dragon brings relentless activity to the world, it often does the same to its own life. This year will be full of much ado about something. Your ability to wave a magic wand and create something out of thin air can only be matched by your ability to make something disappear just as quickly. So, where you choose to focus your attention will be important.
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Eaten a few too many roasted swallows lately? Consumed too many indigestible rocks and stones while chomping down on castles with gold in them? The Tai Sui is listening for the rumbling of your digestive system for his cue to cause you grief. Dragon-strength antacids or a lifestyle modification will lull the Tai Sui back to his slumbers.
The jewels are out there; the question is how to clear the path to them. The Imperial Canopy Star usually brings feelings of separation and loneliness, but you can use these otherwise unwanted attributes to become more dispassionate about treasure collecting. Ensure all your relationship scales are well-balanced, and then collect the pearls as they come.
Social whiskers twitching? Feeling an urge to congregate with others around liquid refreshment? There might be a bit more dragon-style fly-in fly-out in your relationships this year. Get yourself fitted out with some cold-water extinguishers for social connections so that you don’t immediately burn the object of your affections. This will put you in better stead than what the stars may have in store for you.
The Golden Carriage Star, one of the lesser but still helpful celestial bodies, drops by this year, just the sort of receptacle in which a dragon might deign to travel. The direction of this carriage is up, up, up. Should it be passing your workstation, get on board even without a ticket - you are the ticket! For this gambit to succeed, you need to stop breathing fire over coworkers and clean out your cluttered cave a little.
Sorcerer: Dr James Greenbaum
Sorcerer's apprentice: Stella Liu
Wand bearer: Justin SL Chan
Director/Editor: Sandy Chen Dowling; Yukti Vidyarthi
Translation editor: Sandra Tsui
Design/Art: Cecilia Wong; Elva Lau; Lizzie Lau; Patrina Leung; Jon Berkeley
Web development: Paul Ngan; Timothy Wang
Video production: Alexandra Lee; Joy Zhou
Thanks to: Christina Qianna; Ellen Lo; Melanie Ng; Priscilla Man
Producer: Liz Patterson