April – The month of the Wood-Dragon

When the Wood-Dragon (monthly influence) meets the Fire-Monkey (yearly influence)

Now that the work is done the water-rabbit draws back to allow his successors to enter the stage of space and time. On 04 April 2017, 14:16h GMT, the wood-dragon takes over his role as second-in-command to assist the fire-rooster. The two of them will rule over us for the next 31 days.

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The wood-dragon can be characterized by his uncanny ability to attract fortune and luck in spite of his often peculiar choices. He possess a natural curiosity towards everything and is bold enough to head for new shores. He is a fearless creature with an ego that can be quite over sized at times.
Unaffected by what others say, coupled with his creativeness and innovation, the wood-dragon has what it takes to be the revolutionary developer society needs to grow. He can easily generate a dominating force within anything he sets his mind to. Being original, being an innovative thinker and doer he enjoys intellectual stimulation more than to strive for success in business matters. His understanding of success has not much in common with society’s definition of success. To be successful in life means more to him than being successful as far as his career is concerned.

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He can be non-confrontational and it is uncommon for the wood-dragon to be on anyone’s hate list. Although he is unaffected by what others say, he will avoid stepping on anyone’s toes. Why cause trouble when harmony is a viable option?
However, his natural curiosity will also mean that he has a tendency to over analyze things to a point that exasperated everyone else around him. Don’t forget that he is still a dragon and has a naturally large ego that must always look out for itself and what will be most advantageous to him. Luckily the heavenly wood makes him more of a diplomat than his ‘cousins’, the other types of dragon, are. Also his good sense of humour helps as well.

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The tension we most probably had experienced during the last month when the opponents rabbit and rooster were in charge are gone now as dragon and rooster are the best of friends. That will give us a great advantage when figuring out how we can gain from this new month.

 

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The wood-dragon’s differing perspective on life will take him down an unpredictable path so he needs to be more open to the advice and opinions of others. Before embarking in a particular direction he may want to consider his long-term priorities: is money more important or is passion more important?
When we are focused we can make most of the 31 days. What can be done now should be done now. Neither delays nor excuses accepted. Acting target-oriented we lead us to fantastic opportunities.
Also working on our personal development especially towards working together with others is an important issue. This may even have a significant influence on how we can create our future.

Time to have a look the various signs of the zodiac to find out what the month will look like from their point of view:

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
Expect great accomplishments on a grand scale. Recognition is foreseen, much progress can be experienced in business matters, exciting social activities ensure much happiness.

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):
Occasional retreats are advised for this month. By this you can retain your power in the eye of the storm. This is also a good time to further your education and your studies. Take full advantage of the business opportunities that come to you.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
On top of the world, down in the dumps, the dragon sees to it. Expect highs as well as lows this month which may leave you unsettled. These are the moments to enjoy the company of family and friends. They will help you to cultivate a more positive approach to various things.

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):
This is an average time. The good things are balancing the things which are not that good. Find your own balance and things will run smoothly. Whatever you do, do not overdo it. Do charity work and spend money wisely.

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):
Excitement, fun and merriment are your constant companions in this month. Mind your expenses, entertainment can become quite costly. Cut down unnecessary expenses, practise financial restraint.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005):
Your good friend, the dragon, lets the spotlight shine on you. Success is sort of guaranteed, rewards can be bestowed, good luck is foreseen. Above that it is a good time to get married.

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
As official opponent of the dragon this month may not be a real smooth ride through time. Keep a low profile, concentrate on your strongest faculties and abilities, stick to the task at hand. At all costs, stay away from financial matters this month.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
Expect pleasant things to happen. Lively social times, celebrations, feastings, even success with your work is foreseen. You will receive respect from others and recognition for what you do, for the way you do things.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
It is very fortunate to be the ally of the ruler of the month, the powerful dragon assists the daring rat. Success and good fortune are there for you in all endeavours, especially relationships and career. Pursuing your goals pays off.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
A time that requires you to work hard, to be highly concentrated, to focus and what has to be done. Be dedicated, patient and reliable. Rewards may be there for you at the end of the month. Enjoy the fireworks around you but avoid the festivities.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
Dragon’s dynamic energy will stimulate tiger’s passionate determination and will bring excitement and diverse activities. But watch out that dynamics do not turn into dynamite. Should difficult situations arise it is best not only to seek but also to find a compromise.

Rabbit(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
The new month will not be boring. If you are highly motivated and have an optimistic attitude you can gain from activities and movements you are involved in. New friends and acquaintances can proof beneficial. Before getting overextended retreat and rest.

We can’t live without them, the days on which we should not start certain projects.

Important notice:
As far as starting short-ranged projects are concerned we should be very reluctant to do so on 05 April 2017, 17 April 2017 and 29 April 2017. Long-ranged projects should not begin on 10 April 2017, 22 April 2017 and 04 May 2017.

May the good friends who rule over us this month, may dragon and rooster help us to stay focused so that we can do the things that have to be done.

(*) for this kind of analysis we work with the solar calendar. With a satisfying accuracy we can say that all years start on 04 February. This means that e.g. a person born on 31 January 1983 is born in the year of the dog as the year of the pig starts on 04 February 1983.
In consultations I certainly work with the exact dates and times.

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