We were talking about Chinese New Year tonight at dinner so I came home and did a little reading on the Chinese Zodiac.
I was born in a Year of the Dragon. As with my western astrological sign-Libra- the characteristics of the Dragon do a pretty good job of describing me. But I didn't know that the years are broken down even further by pairing them with a Chinese element of metal, water, wood, fire and earth. It was not much of a shock that my birth year was fire, making me not just a dragon but a FIRE DRAGON.
I think there are several people in my life who could tell you that this description is not far from the truth:
The Fire Dragon is a powerful force to be reckoned with. This is a Dragon doubled! The Fire Dragon can move from calm and collected to combustible in a matter of seconds. In some ways the Fire Dragon is his or her own worst enemy. These Dragons cannot help feeling they are valuable and all-knowing. When they are right their vehemence and vigor is an asset to the cause, and though they value objectivity, they do not always employ the best decision-making measures, and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. They also suffer from recklessness and quick tempers. Yet, when they do keep their temper, emotions, and rivaling spirit under control, they emanate a commanding influence on other people.
Apparently my best love match is the Rat. Although supposedly I have my best chemistry with the Horse. If you were born in 1972 or 1984, we should totally get married. If you were born in 1967 or 1979, just come on over.