The dragon in Chinese is an animal or creature of good fortune and protection. For the new year it is said to be the luckiest of the Chinese years.
This believe holds true in Buddhist tradition as well. See Tibetan dragon .
Interesting to note the dragon controls weather and in particular thunderclouds and electrical storms. I have been hearing all sorts of predictions for the big 2012 solstice ,end of the world thing and several have stated that there will be electrical issues that will cause damage but from solar flairs……..
So please get in touch with your inner dragon.