There are three dragons in my house.
Me, Missus Scooter, and Baby O.
According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, 2012 was the year of the Dragon. 1976, the year Missus and I were born, was also coincidentally the year of the Dragon.
I didn’t really know what this meant, but while I was still pregnant and heard that my baby was going to be born in a year of the Dragon, I thought “uh oh, this can’t be good.” Three female dragons under one roof? Lord help us.
I decided to look it up. I’ve always had a mild curiosity in these things… Chinese Zodiac, horoscopes, astrological signs. I view it as interesting entertainment, finding it fun to read about the various personality traits then picking out all of the characteristics you find in yourself or another person.
According to the website usbridal.com, The Dragon is a symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power; the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast – the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
I liked where this was going!
The website further explains that Dragons are the free spirits of the Zodiac. Conformation is a Dragon’s curse. Dragons must be free and uninhibited. The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. Even though they are willing to aid when necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind of help from others. Dragons’ generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart.
Hmmm…half of this description rings very true to me, the other half not at all. But some of this description describes Missus Scooter to a tee, and then other parts not so much.
Like their adult counterparts, children born in the Year of the Dragon have vivid personalities and are independent from birth. Noisy and active, parents should stimulate their imaginations as soon as possible. Their imagination and inquisitive natures can be troublesome for the Dragon child and can often land them in a heap of trouble at school which can cause teachers and other parents to deem them troublemakers or naughty. Sometimes Dragon children are loners who daydream and drift into their own world of make-believe. Either way, Dragon children demand careful attention and special handling in order to bring out the best in them. Their creativity and talents must be encouraged, even if it means spending extra time in certain school subjects in order to help them master the subject.
It’s so hard to know whether this hits home for Baby O. Being only 8 months old, I can see splinters of her personality but feel that I haven’t even scratched the surface at knowing who she is quite yet. The jury is out on this one.
The most interesting part of this particular website is the compatibility chart for parent/child relationships. With some trepidation, I quickly scanned down the chart to see how Dragon parents matched up with Dragon children. <holding breath> Ohhhh good, a big sigh of relief. 4 out of 4 compatibility stars, with a description that says “like mother like daughter.”
Oh… wait. Like WHICH mother?
And on a final note, I was relieved to see that the “partners in love” section fared well for me and Missus Scooter. Apparently two dragons can accomplish anything together if we can learn to share the spotlight. Who? Us? Spotlight? Share??? Hmph.
Being that so many Dragon babies on Hellobee were born in 2012, I thought this was fun to pass along. 2011 was the year of the Rabbit and 2013 is the year of the Snake.
Do you buy into the Chinese Zodiac and do you and your baby’s personality fall in line with birth year?