July 6 - July 12, 2020
The weekend's eclipsing Full Moon has brought us into the second half of this lunar month and of the month of the Horse. For the Dragon, the month of the Horse can be an exciting and dynamic month, with its focus on communication, talks, ideas and with the kind of intellectual stimulation that makes this a good time for making choices, decisions and plans. The first half of any lunar year is about growth, new beginnings and launching the things that you can then complete in the second half. It is that transition from waxing to waning that brings us into the completion phase of this lunar month but with another two weeks left to run there isn't any urgency. This shifts the focus onto beginning the process of wrapping up takes, decision making and for starting the process of wading your way through the ideas that are already on the table.
2020 - Year of the Rat
For the Dragon, 2020 holds everything you could want in a year. It has excitement, adventure and the icing on the cake is that this could be a lucrative year, especially in the months immediately after the month of the Dragon, which runs from 24th March to 23rd April. The month of the Dragon is the point in any year when you get to check in, redefine your intentions and resolutions for the rest of the year and to push the ‘reset’ button. However, before then and just over three weeks into 2020 everything changes or at least it will do, on 24th January. This is the Chinese New Year, which brings the Year of the Pig to a close and welcomes in the Year of the Rat and for the Dragon, this changes everything.
While the Year of the Pig hasn’t been a challenging year and in fact it has been a good year for getting on top of money matters, it lacks the excitement that the Dragon craves and the Rat has this by the bucket load. This is also one time when, because the Chinese New Year falls at one of its earliest possible points in the year, you don’t have to wait long. Just 24 days into 2020 and you will be walking into the Year of the Rat, a year full of adventure, travel, an opportunity to expand your horizons and embrace life full on. In addition, the Dragon and Rat belong to the same ‘triad of affinity’. In other words, the Rat and Dragon are the best of friends and he will be looking out for you, right through to February 2021. It is during the month of the Rat, from 14th December 2020 to 13th January 2021, conveniently covering Christmas and the New Year, when this will be at its height. But this is something you can enjoy all year.
What gives 2020 its income potential is that for the first time in three years we have a leap month. This happens when there are 13 New Moons in a calendar year and to accommodate for that, one lunar month will be repeated and this year, that will be the month of the Snake which, for the Dragon can be the most lucrative month of any year. The month of the Snake will run from 23rd April to 22nd May, but as soon as it finishes it will begin again, with the second month of the Snake running from 22nd May to 21st June.
About the Dragon
Seen as the symbol of the Emperor in Ancient China, the Dragon is charismatic, enthusiastic and imaginative. They are often dramatic and love to be the center of attention. Dragons have the ability to inspire others.
They are powerful and dominating and like to take the lead. On one hand they make helpful and considerate friends, on the other, they are idealistic and are prone to impose high standards on others. Dragons are dangerous in enmity.
As a dragon, you will have quite a complicated life and you may be considered an eccentric. Blessed with good health, you will have a passionate nature. You can also be dominant and short-tempered as well as ambitious and hard-working. You'll be best off if you avoid marriage until your later years
They are usually successful in careers. They have a tendency to be over-confident and arrogant. The Dragon is a prosperous sign but they often spend money as fast as they make it.
There is an element of the loner in every dragon. Paradoxically, young Dragons have a strong yearning for partnership and tend to marry young.
Compatible: Rats & Monkeys
Moderately Well: Horses & Goats