Happy Chinese New Year!! 2012, year of the dragon, not just any dragon, but the water dragon.
The dragon symbolises transition, and the water dragon is calmer than the others, so this year the transition will be calmer. This is because the calm water dragon allows time to be patient.
Therefore, 2012 would be a great year to start up a business, have children, or get married. So hopefully you have had a great start to 2012, but the lunar calendar depicts Chinese New Year as today: 23 January.
So, dear readers, may you have a happy, prosperous, and wonderful new year.