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Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Dragon

Years of the Dragon

...1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024...
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

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'.

Personality: Strengths
Good characteristis of Dragon people 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.

Personality: 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

Fortune 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.

Dragon Luck in 2015

 See Dragon's Luck by Month 2015

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

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