It's the year of the Dragon, the water dragon to be more specific. I was born under the sign of the water dragon.
Water has a calming effect on the Dragon's fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with other people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research or if they do not finish one project before starting another.
Aries Dragons tend to have good luck. With a passionate drive they fill their days to the brim with activity. They are upwardly mobile people so they usually get what they want.
This is a great site about Chinese astrology. Lot's of good information.
Happy New Year!
(A pix of one of my own dragon tattoo's, this one was done around 1989). Although one can see it as either being on my leg or my arm, it is actually on my left forearm, and I am taking the picture with my arm stretched upward.