The lunar new year is approaching. We’re moving from the year of the rabbit to the year of the dragon in the Chinese cycle.
I was recently speaking with a friend who, on New Year’s Eve, was planning a backpacking trip through Europe this spring. I recently checked in with her to ask how her planning was going:
Her: “I’m dithering about going.. Worried about quitting my internship and not being employable after.”
Me: “GO! I have gotten my last two jobs partially because they loved that I traveled, and partially because my travels connected me to people my bosses knew.”
Her: “…how does this sound- go to Europe in April then come back and try and get into marketing (because I think I would love it and be good at it..) realistic?”
Me: “…you may travel and learn that you love teaching, or dancing, or skiing, or music - plan to go to Europe in April and learn more about yourself, then get into what you love.”
The dragon appears in the Chinese calendar once every 12 years. It’s the epitome of power, nobility and perseverance, tracing back to early Chinese mythology.
In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Dragon is by far, the luckiest. A year to be brave, passionate, innovative and flexible.