2012 is the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese zodiac. To be even more specific, each of the five elements, water, earth, fire, metal and wood represent the dragon and they alternate each time the dragon sign occurs. The zodiac signs rotate every 12 years so each dragon element only occurs every 60 years making them very special. This year it is the water dragon. People born in the year of the water dragons are more perceptive and patient than other dragons.
If you are expecting a child in 2012, putting them in an infant dragon costume would be a creative idea for baby pictures. For a pre-teen boy or girl who was born in the previous dragon year, a boy’s dragon ninja costume or a girl’s dragon ninja costume would be a good luck Halloween costume to wear October 31, 2012.
Special characteristics of the Dragon and the people born under this sign:
- It is the only creature in the Chinese zodiac that is not a real animal
- It is a symbol of good fortune and power
- Dragons are risk takers.
- Dragons can stay healthy by keeping their tempers in check.
- Like the creature itself, Dragons are adventurous and imaginative
- Anyone born in the year of the dragon is to be respected.
- Dragons prefer the color teal
- The gems and stones for this zodiac sign are opals, amber and sapphires
Dragons are highly compatible with Rats, Dragons, Snakes, Monkeys and not compatible with Dogs, Rabbits or Oxen. So take a look at the Chinese zodiac chart below to see your own sign:
Have a wonderful and Happy New Year as we celebrate 2012, the year of the dragon, from your friends at Wholesale Costume Club.