Year of the Yang Wood Dragon Horoscope
Written by Tiff Lin
Behold the Year of the Yang Wood Dragon!
Yin Water Rabbit of 2023 was marked as a year of inner cultivation; to go down the rabbit hole to rest and to dream liberatory futures into existence.
Now is the time to put your visions to the test and launch into empowered action. Yang Wood Dragon is here to bring forth a new wave of leadership, one that centers radical inclusion, embodied expression, and collective liberation. Dragon is a multi-dimensional magician, bringing forth external transformation through catharsis and collective healing. Yang Wood carries a groundbreaking energy which matches Dragon’s progressive spirit. This year is about birthing new paradigms to light and integrating all parts of our infinite selves that yearn to be seen and potentialized. This is also a time to set clear intentions and align our choices and actions with our values, especially in a time of great mobilization.
Utilize grounded Dragon Qi to hold your center, and release old patterns within the body. Transmute pain into purpose, anger into power, fear into action. Lean on community. Dragon year is asking us to explore and create new revolutionary practices of care and accountability. Root down to expand out. We got this!
In Ba Zi Chinese Astrology, we look at the 10 Heavenly Stems (5 Elements with its Yin and Yang counterparts) and 12 Earthly Branches (12 Zodiac Signs) to give insight into one’s past, present, and future. The elements and animals are keys to understanding the cyclical ways of nature, the ways of the Universe, and our innermost motivations.
2024 is the year of the Yang Wood Dragon
Yang Wood is imagined as a seed becoming a tree bursting with potential. It’s the energy of taking big initiatives, breaking down frontiers, sharing gifts with confidence and conviction.
Dragon symbolizes power, transformation, connection, and freedom. This year is one for the emerging leaders and revolutionaries! May we be able to listen, learn, transmute, and shift what is no longer working to serve our greater good.
Be Bravely purposeful. This year, do:
Share your gifts, your voice, your story
Whether that’s performing on stage or facilitating storytelling circles with friends and family, don’t be afraid to show the world who you are and what you believe in.
Check out embodiment practices
Find a movement practice such as dance, qi gong, or martial arts- being in your body will give you the clarity and resilience needed in times of uncertainty.
Increase your scales of impact for social change
Document, publicize, build, educate, rally, bring people together- we all have a role to play in pursuit of shared liberation.
Lean into Growth Edges:
Sit with your emotions
Instead of running away from feelings of overwhelm, stay grounded and practice mindfulness.
Start or find a support group for community healing
We need to radically shift the ways we connect and relate to each other.
Step into your leadership
Lead with fierce vulnerability, integrity, active listening.
Proceed with Caution:
Watch out for increased polarization
Embody compassion. Learn how to hold complexity and know there are multiple truths before reacting impulsively.
Leave toxic relationships behind
Learn how to identify narcissistic behavior in relationships and how to hold each other with accountability and respect.
Practice saying no to opportunities that aren’t soul-aligned
There will be a lot of opportunities, choices, and change this year. Be strategic with how you spend your energy.
Cultivate Patience and Humility
Building your capacity to lead and influence doesn’t make you a god, watch your ego in the process as you build up your purpose.