A Dragon painting has been wanting out for a long time and I was so excited when I learned we were entering the year of the Water Dragon for 2012. I said, “YES!” and so here is the first of probably more dragons at some point that will come through, as they are very meaningful to me for several reasons. This Water Dragon is a larger and stylized version of the Dragon from my “Air” painting of the In Lak’ech series and also resembles the Dragon I recently got tattooed on my left arm/shoulder.
The Chinese Year of the Water Dragon is a very cool one indeed. The Water Dragon’s message is: “Everything is always changing.” This intuitive creature, “is known for bringing Heaven to Earth and making dreams come true. Visions you’ve been holding deep within your heart could manifest right before your eyes.” Watch what you wish for though, “cause you’re going to get it.”
Energetically this painting is encoded with the energy of the Water Dragon essence and how the year is about mastering the water energy – flowing, mystical, creative, having no fear, transformation, passion, trust not control, harmony, cooperation, balance, abundance, instincts, internally aware, exhilaration, unpredictability, wholeness, adventure, risking all for your truth and your dream realm to manifest, daring to show up to life and live it, as above so below, making dreams come true…basically being one with your inner Dragon.
The painting depicts a Water Dragon in the watery abyss with its wing over what could be a woman/etheric light being/extraterrestrial/mermaid in peaceful connection with the Dragon, freely embracing it with her arms and hands lovingly. The dream being realized as she becomes one without fear, in flow with the magic of the Water Dragon.
I will let the message of this painting speak to each in the relative way that is yours.
Is she in slumber dreaming, as the Dragon protectively stays aware, representing the conscious and subconscious? Is she in peaceful bliss from the integration with her inner Dragon and becoming whole in that recognition? Is the Dragon an embodiment of her essence, whom she can telepathically connect with to create the magic she dreams of?
I always like to share the info of the energies we are moving into just before they actually arrive, as that way we have time to reflect and align more harmoniously with what we are given to work with. That said, the year of the Dragon is upon us and what a potent year! So many doorways opening with all this shifting energy. The Dragon year approaching is specifically that of a Water Dragon: Water has a calming effect on the Dragon’s fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with other people.
It will be a year of harmony and integration with powerful wisdom and magickal intent indeed! A culmination of success and happiness to all we have been working towards will be supported.
For more on the year to come I hope you enjoy this blog post by the staff at California Psychics: http://blog.californiapsychics.com/blog/2010/05/2012-year-of-the-dragon.html
And this blog post by Laura Lenhard: http://blog.ctnews.com/lenhard/2011/12/11/2012-year-of-the-water-dragon/
We are also experiencing the liberating energy of an Aquarius New Moon that takes place late tonight and early morning tomorrow, depending on your time zone, but as always we will experience this energy for a cycle. It’s a time for being, doing, thinking and feeling outside of the box and to experience a personal revolution, as you allow your innovative visionary free! But with the energies around, including the Water Dragon, it’s not time for rash impulsing. Rather, it is time to take these leaps in conscious, patient, heart-calculated ways that align yourself with all the elements so that you become the masterful magician of your life and are able to intuitively sense the right divine timing. Then bam! You make your moves without wasted efforts and the result is lasting, grounded, and optimal with efficient use of energy.
Here are a couple of good articles about the New Moon in Aquarius also taking place. Both are from mooncircles.com. The first combines both the New Moon and the Year of the Water Dragon:
Aquarius New Moon:
Let the Dragon Roar!
by Simone Butler
The second article is specifically focused on the energies of the Aquarius New Moon:
Aquarius New Moon:
Call and Response
by Dana Gerhardt