December 9 - December 15, 2019
Until Thursday's New Moon, the month of the Rat is in full flight and with the Year of the Rat beginning next month, this is something that needs to be embraced. For the Dragon, the month of the Rat is the most adventurous month of any lunar year but this holds clues to what to expect next year. The closer we get to Christmas the less free time you are likely to have, but this year there is a lot less urgency when it comes to embracing the Rat's influence. It is not that this gives you permission to ignore the Rat's adventurous influence but it allows you to channel what you don't have time for into a bucket list for next year. While you always have that option, you don't usually have the Year of the Rat just around the corner, the most adventurous year in over a decade. In the meantime, with the Year of the Pig and its focus on money matters coming to an end, this is a time for getting on top of money matters.
2019 - Year of the Pig
The end of the Year of the Dog is the real excitement on the Chinese New Year, for this can be one of the more challenging years for the Dragon. The Dragon and the Dog are opposing signs and this can create pressure, with the two rubbing each other up the wrong way. Often it is not until after the Year of the Dog ends and the pressure drops back, that you are aware that it was there. This is especially so if there has been any relationship tension.
As the Year of the Pig begins, you should find that both personal and relationship tension drops back. Yet this is also when you will experience the benefits, for you needed the shake up that only the Dog can bring. The Year of the Pig is a more exciting year, with a lot of change possible and a chance to throw yourself into the things that you are passionate about. This is also a good year for money matters for the Dragon, and the Pig year is often a year when there can be a lot of financial growth.
With the adventurous Year of the Rat beginning next January, with its focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery, this would be a good year for starting a saving account labelled ‘bucket list’. If you want the funds to do all that the Rat will open the doors to, then the Pig is able to help you with that. A little put away on a regular basis during the Year of the Pig will give you more options during the Year of the Rat.
However, as the year progresses you may find that you are no longer prepared to wait for the Rat and decide to bring more adventure into your life now. Especially if one of the areas of change that the Pig is able to help you with, is changing things up in order to move out of a rut. While the Year of the Pig is a good year for money matters, this is especially so when it comes to financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts, with July an especially auspicious month.
The Pig is all about change and passion and this could have an impact professionally, with a chance to change things up in an empowering way. Across the board, if you want to make changes, this is the year to do it.
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