The Year Of The Dragon

It is the Year of the Dragon, the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac. It should be a great year for small business owners, according to what is predicted to affect you and your business in the coming year.

If you’re not a believer in astrology, it may be a good time to set some goals. There is nothing to lose by learning something from this tradition that more than a billion people share around the globe. It is an opportunity to embrace some of the astrological traits associated with the coming year, as you plan to grow your business in 2012.

Chinese astrology is based on a twelve-year cycle. Each year is named by one of the animals that is said to have responded when Buddha called. Each animal is associated with certain traits, usually fairly obvious ones: the ox for hard work, the tiger for aggressiveness. In a large part of the world, personal and business decisions are determined, or at least influenced, by which year it is in the Chinese zodiac.

The Year of the Dragon is an incredibly promising year and the most fortunate of all – according to Chinese tradition. Dragon years are associated with good luck, money, accomplishment, celebrations, longevity and success.

The Dragon is considered the most powerful symbol. It is the only symbol in Chinese astrology that is not a real animal and also has mystical qualities.

In China, many people want children who embody Dragon traits. Births in China typically increase by about 5 percent in Dragon years. Similarly, it is considered to be a good year to start a new business.

So what are the astrological implications for your business this year?


It should be a good year for making money and with luck, this means an increasingly strong overall economy. If a quarter of the global population think it is going to be a good year, there is a good chance it will be. Don’t miss out. Aggressively pursue financial goals this year, but remember the Dragon is a risk taker and can be a little reckless. Consider getting a second opinion before making any big decisions.


With a slow global economy it has been difficult for many to pursue their dreams. With so many feeding on the upbeat mood, now may be a good time to go for it.


It will be a good year for trying new approaches, introducing new products or services, and reinvigorating your company with creative ideas. Have a brainstorming session with your team.


As business picks up this year, don’t forget your social responsibility to others – employees, society and the environment.


Seek better ways to communicate with your employees and customers. Strive to create an amiable workplace.

Big changes

Dragon years can be challenging so be prepared for the unexpected. This year can be a time to shake yourself up. It could be a terrific year to try new things, take big chances and make a significant change.

If the astrological concepts don’t work for you, there is always the economic aspect. If a quarter of the world’s population believe this year is going to be a good year and act and spend accordingly, then there is a good chance that we are in for the most promising financial ride for many years.