The Year of the Dragon occurs every twelve years and is considered to be a very powerful year (2012 was a dragon year). In ancient days the Chinese Dragon was regarded as sacred and it was worshipped as the divine ruler of lakes, rivers and seas. Everything associated with the dragon was blessed. The dragon symbolizes prosperity, success, boldness, perseverance, nobility and divinity. Dragon is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious. It can help us to overcome obstacles more easily by seeing each difficult situation as a challenge rather than an obstacle.