Chinese New Year 2012 falls officially on January 23, 2012 being the first day of the Chinese lunar year 4710.
Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.
People born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon are free spirited creatures who believe that rules and regulations are for other people. Naturally confident and very fearless, they are usually very successful.
However, due to their extrovertness and enthusiasm, they can sometimes end up feeling tired and unfulfilled.
Always one to lend a helping hand to those who need it, a Dragon’s pride can mean that they are often unwilling to ask for or accept help from others.
Dragons are fiercely independent and value it heavilyl.
Here are some celebrities born in the year of the dragon.
Liam Neeson: born June 07, 1952, Actor
Patrick Swayze: born August 18, 1952, Actor and Dancer
Jeff Goldblum: October 02, 1952, Actor
Roseanne Barr: November 03, 1952, Actress
Lorna Luft: November 21, 1952, daughter of Judy Garland
Other dragons include:
Jeffrey Archer, Michael Barrymore, Count Basie, Julie Christie, James Coburn, Bing Crosby, Russell Crowe, Neil Diamond, Matt Dillon, Placido Domingo, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, Tom Jones, John Lennon, Nick Nolte, Al Pacino, Elaine Paige, Gregory Peck, Cliff Richard, Martin Sheen, Ringo Starr, Amy Tan, Shirley Temple, Reeses Witherspoon.
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