All the jewels and treasure you've been busily secreting away - this might be the year to bring them out to see if any are off-the-grid. With no substantive good stars coming in this year you'll need to be providing a little of your own electricity, light and oxygen. You don't enjoy being restrained? Here's your chance! Guide that dragon characteristic of changeability into adaptability, and use your habit of beginning many tasks at once to give you an early overview of what will and won't work this year.

Water Dragon:
23 Jan 2012 – 09 Feb 2013
27 Jan 1952 – 13 Feb 1953
Metal Dragon:
05 Feb 2000 – 23 Jan 2001
08 Feb 1940 – 26 Jan 1941
Earth Dragon:
17 Feb 1988 – 05 Feb 1989
23 Jan 1928 – 09 Feb 1929
Fire Dragon:
31 Jan 1976 – 17 Feb 1977
03 Feb 1916 – 22 Jan 1917
Wood Dragon:
13 Feb 1964 – 01 Feb 1965
16 Feb 1904 – 03 Feb 1905

Fortune direction:


Augmenting your fortune:

Red Chinese knots

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Even from your personal empyrean high above, you'll have noticed the habits of small children on their way to school, standing in orderly queues and waiting for the walking man to change to green before they cross the road. It might be fun to try that out for a year. A little more caution and nothing will come to blunt your claws.


Keep your expectations modest and there'll be no gnashing of dragon's teeth, but expect a little too much and there’ll be a sowing of them. Get out of the main stream and wallow around in the shallows - you'll keep your position and not go backwards. Small gains can be made later in the year, possibly connected with some unexpected advances at work.


Everyone loves a dragon, so be a sport and avoid entering popularity contests this year and give others a chance. The playfully malevolent Leopard's Tail Star is visiting and, as attractive as that name may sound, the star often brings false accusations to romantic meetings. So keep a civil tongue and let your opposite number make the moves. If you feel a little distant from loved ones this year, keep in mind that they'll seem closer next year.


Keep your coworkers amused this year by pretending to be low key and not overly interested in taking the lead on absolutely everything. They will love you for it and let's face it, admiration from lesser beings is not always out of place. You have a year of hard work ahead and you’ll need minimal friction. If you want to get the accolades, then look at projects that run past this year.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

Breakthrough. One must resolutely make the matter known at the court of the king. It must be announced truthfully. Danger. It is necessary to notify one's city. It does not further to resort to arms. It furthers one to undertake something.
The lake has risen up to heaven: the image of Breakthrough. Thus, the superior man dispenses riches downward and refrains from resting on his virtue.
The Forest of Changes:
Assisting Yao and supporting Yu; Chi Songzi, Ji Jin and Peng Zu. Travel west to see the Queen Mother of the West; the road is flat and easily traversed, none dare cause trouble.
It's all well and good to take matters to the court of the king, especially when, as usual, you're in the right and everyone else is not. Nonetheless, choose your king with care, and ask yourself how he compares to the Queen Mother of the West. If other luminaries go out of their way to pay their respects to her, you might put her number in your old rolodex.