Chinese Zodiac - Dragon

Years of the Dragon

02/03/1916-01/22/1917

01/23/1928-02/09/1929

02/09/1940-01/26/1941

01/27/1952-02/13/1953

02/13/1964-02/01/1965

01/31/1976-02/17/1977

02/17/1988-02/05/1989

02/05/2000-01/23/2001

01/23/2012-02/09/2013

02/10/2024-01/25/2025

01/28/2036-02/14/2037

02/14/2048-02/01/2049

The dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. It is the token of authority, dignity, honor, success, luck, and capacity. In ancient China, this creature was thought to speed across the sky with divine power. Emperors entitled themselves exclusively as 'dragon'; their thrones were called 'dragon thrones', their clothes 'dragon gowns'.

Strengths
People under the sign of the dragon are lively, intellectual, energetic and excitable. They often can be leaders and try to go for perfection. When they meet with difficulties, they are not discouraged. They are magnanimous, romantic and sensitive about their reputation. They usually have great ambition and an ingenuous personality. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.

Weaknesses
They are a little arrogant and impatient, while dragon women can be over- confident. Sometimes, 'dragons' are unable to control their moods very well due to being eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant and unrealistic. They may feel blank about the future. There is no lack of romance in their life over all, but they seldom give true love. Therefore, they do not usually show disappointment in love. They may criticize others for their inefficiency at work. They have a nature ardent to excess and couldn't withstand setbacks which make them flee away. If they overcome these defects, they can have a brighter future.

China Zodiac Animal - DragonHoroscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: chen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: west, north, northwest
Lucky Colors: golden, silver, hoary; Avoid red, green, purple, black
Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 6; Avoid 9, 8, 3
Lucky Flowers: bleeding heart vine, larkspur
Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: rat, monkey, rooster; Avoid ox, rabbit, dog

Celebrities Born in the Year of the Dragon
Sigmund Freud, Joan of Arc, Bruce Lee, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Pearl Buck, Theodore Seuss Geisel, Bernard Shaw, Pat Schroeder, Florence Nightingale, Robin Williams, John Lennon, Nicholas Cage, Mae West, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Russell Crowe, Keri Russell, Freddie Prinze Jr., Melissa Joan Hart, Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Cera, Rupert Grint, Brooke Hogan, Calista Flockhart, Haley Joel Osment, Alexa Vega, JC Chasez, Liam Neeson, Rumer Willis, Ronaldo Luiz Nazario De Lima, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of China’s Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Deng Xiaoping

Fortune Foretelling in 2015
People born in the year of dragon will encounter some frustrations and blocks in 2015. They have to handle everything on their own. Sometimes people would also offer a little help. They will get a promotion, for which it is suggested to get along with all colleagues in daily life. If investing properly, they will make some profits. It is necessary to pay attention to the physical condition of their family, who may get sick in March, June, September and December.

Career: Some mean people may play tricks on dragon people so that they may not perform well at work. They should seize all chances and work hard in the second half of the year. Finally they will make some achievements. Dragon people born in the year of 1976 are more likely to be promoted. Fierce competitions and the corresponding disputes between colleagues may happen in March, June, September and December. This is not a good year to change a job. Self-employed people may make some profits; meanwhile, they have to work very hard.

Wealth: Generally they are stable with wealth this year. Make a good plan of all income and expenses, and they will go through the year without any problems. Good fortune in money comes in February, July and November. In March, June and September, they should be careful in making an investment in case of a loss. Anyway, as long as long they work hard, they will earn a satisfactory amount of money. In comparison, the 1952 dragon people have the best money fortune.

Relationships: Females only have good fortune in love life in February and July. Males are probably into a relationship in any month. Singles are suggested to pay attention to their appearance and behavior in the first half of 2015. In the second half of the year, they are likely to meet the right person. Lovers should trust each other. If they add some romance into their relationship, their love will last longer. Married people should communicate a lot in daily life in case of extramarital affairs.

Health: Greasy, hot and spicy food should be limited this year, or they will have constipation or other problems with the digestive system, especially for dragon people born in the year of 1928, 1964 and 1988. This is a busy year, but dragons need to spare enough time for a good rest. They should be very careful in traveling in case of any incident, especially in March, June, September and December. They can donate some blood in the beginning of the year to avoid an unexpected accident.

Study: Dragon students prefer to make friends and try something original/novel in 2015, which has terribly negative influence on their concentration on study. This situation can be fixed by putting four bamboos or brand-new writing brushes in the east of their rooms according to Chinese astrology.

Fortune Telling in 2014
The general fortune for dragon people is ok in 2014, the Year of the Horse. However, several things require their attention. They should care more about the physical condition of themselves and their family, especially the seniors; they are best to avoid visiting a patient or attending a funeral of someone they may be not that familiar or close with; and they should prepare well for work and investment.

Career: In general, they are busy and enterprising at work and are expected to welcome some good opportunities. They will have a chance to be promoted, but they will need to compete. During this process, they should be competitive to win the opportunity, and no tricks are acceptable. They are also advised to keep a clear head and be wise in making decision related to team-work and investment. As long as they are not impulsive, they may have more career achievements in the second half of the year. 

Wealth: Dragon people, both employees and business owners, will enjoy good financial fortune in the second half of the year; however, in the first half of 2014, it will be a little hard to earn money. Meanwhile, there will be much competition in the first half of 2014, when they should be thrifty and make a wise use of their capital in hand. They should not make risky investment this year and may play the lottery but a way of making money. 

Relationships: Their fortune in love life is fine. In August and November, singles can try to find their love. If possible, let family, relatives, friends and colleagues be matchmakers. For those in love, there will be many minor arguments, but they should be tolerant of each other. If things go well, they can select an auspicious date to get married. Married people should avoid extramarital affairs, especially during social activities, or their family and career will both be affected.

Health: Generally, their physical condition will be good, except for some unexpected discomforts due to the tiring job. They should exercise regularlly in spare time. If there are dragon seniors in a family, they should have regular health examination. If they feel a little uncomfortable, they should go to see a doctor right away. Adolescents should be careful when boating or swimming, and avoid going to dangerous areas where accidents are more likely to occur!

 
Dragon is a popular design in lantern fair.
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Lantern with a shape of dragon
Lanterns on the Xian City Wall