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Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Dragon

China Zodiac Animal - Dragon

Chinese: 龙 lóng
Years of the Dragon:1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. Chinese people always regard themselves as descendents of the dragon. In ancient China, this imaginary creature was thought to speed across the sky with divine power. It is the token of authority, dignity, honor, success, luck, and capacity. Emperors entitled themselves exclusively as 'dragon'.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yang

 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

Lucky Signs for Dragon:

Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 6
Lucky Colors: gold, silver, hoary
Lucky Flowers: bleeding heart vine, larkspur, hyacinth
Lucky Directions: west, north, northwest

Lucky Numbers and Colors of DragonLucky Flowers and Directions of Dragon
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 9, 8, 3
  • Unlucky Colors: red, green, purple, black
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

They are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable, they can tell right or wrong clearly, upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be over confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.
  • Strengths
    Decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic
  • Weaknesses
    Eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant, unrealistic
  • Best Matches: Rat, Tiger, Snake
    They are born to be a couple, and they can build up a well-to-do and happy family. Dragons give a lot of support and guidance for Tigers and Snakes, and they get tenderness and care for return. Sharing similar interests and hobbies, they can be best partners in travel.
  • Bad Matches: Ox, Sheep, Dog
    Quarrels and conflicts take turns to show up in their life, and they even become enemy at last. The reason for their split is that they cannot tolerant each other’s flaws and they always put themselves in the first.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
It is a year with average luck in every aspect of life. Achieving small goals step by step can result in a possible promotion in work. The females are able to get higher positions in government office. However, they are inclined to suffer unexpected accidents, so they need to be more cautious and careful in travel. Interpersonal troubles are also serious. They are suggested to take a modest and honest way to treat others.
Dragon Luck in 2015
Their personality differs according to western astrological signs, like courageous Aries, sensitive Taurus, novelty Gemini, curious Cancer, selfless Leo, determined Virgo, aggressive Libra, ambitious Scorpio, modest Sagittarius, considerate Capricorn, humorous Aquarius and tolerant Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: They are talkative and confident, and have a good leadership. With strong willpower, they will endeavor to realize their dreams. Sometimes, stubbornness will cause their failures.
  • Blood Type A: Upright, delicate and sensitive, they are strict with themselves and people around them. They are ambitious in politics, economy and art, but passive in relationship.
  • Blood Type B: They are imaginative and creative, and they are always the people who put forward the ideas. Besides, their manner of humor can make people feel relaxed.
  • Blood Type AB: They have strong sense of principle, responsibility and justice, so they can always finish the tasks perfectly. They are also generous to help people in need, and keep a positive attitude towards life and work.
 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