Year of the Dragon

China Zodiac Animal - Dragon

Dragon is the fifth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024...

The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture. Chinese people 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

Dragon Year Start End
1928 Feb.23,1928 Feb.9,1929
1940 Feb.9,1940 Jan.26,1941
1952 Jan.27,1952 Feb.13,1953
1964 Feb.13,1964 Feb.1,1965
1976 Jan.31,1976 Feb.17,1977
1988 Feb.17,1988 Feb.5,1989
2000 Feb.5,2000 Jan.23,2001
2012 Jan.23,2012 Feb.9,2013
2024 Feb.10,2024 Jan.25,2025
2036 Jan.28,2036 Feb.14,2037

Lucky Signs for People Born in Dragon Year:

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

People with Chinese zodiac Dragon sign are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable. They can clearly tell right from wrong. They are upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be overly confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.
  • Best Matches: Rooster, Rat, Monkey
    They are born to be a couple, and they can build a good and happy family. Dragons give a lot of support and guidance to Roosters and Rats, and they get tenderness and care in 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
Compared with the Year of Dog, people with Chinese zodiac Dragon are expected to see a rising inclination of their fortune in the Year of Pig. But the general situation is still not optimistic. They may suffer a financial loss for the competitive working environment and the involvement of friends’ debts. Conflicts with colleagues might break out because of their stubbornness. They are not recommended to do some investments. However, their good luck in love aspect indicates that they might find their true love if being active. Drink as little alcohol as possible and focus on financial safety.
Dragon Luck in 2019
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 are good at 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 relationships.
  • Blood Type B: They are imaginative and creative, and they are always the people who put forward ideas. In addition, their style of humor can make people feel relaxed.
  • Blood Type AB: They have a strong sense of principle, responsibility and justice, so they can always finish tasks perfectly. They are also generous in helping people in need, and keep a positive attitude towards life and work.

Dragon people show distinct characteristics due to their different years of birth with affect from the traditional Chinese Five Elements.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Dragon 1904, 1964 Introverted, taciturn, very talented but not fond of the limelight.
Fire Dragon 1916, 1976 Smooth and slick, good at seizing opportunities, easy to get success.
Earth Dragon 1928, 1988 Aggressive, smart and hardworking, but tend to give up halfway.
Metal Dragon 1940, 2000 Frank and sincere, moody, having creative ideas but lacking practice.
Water Dragon 1952, 2012 FFar-sighted, with strong willpower and persistence.

Celebrities Born with Chinese Zodiac Dragon

Sigmund Freud, Joan of Arc, Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King, 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
- Last modified on Feb. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by Sadhana | Feb. 14, 2019 23:20Reply
When will I get married
Am February 1970 born and want to get married this year how and when will I get married and how will I meet my future husband to be
Asked by YaBoi888 from CHAD | Feb. 05, 2019 07:00Reply
How do i get a female dragon to like me?
Answers (2)
Answered by DragonofTruth from AMERICA | Feb. 05, 2019 07:58

dragon or no, just talk to her, if there is chemistry then things may blossom. If not, move on, no sense in losing out on love while you keep the notion of insanity alive. (insanity being doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result.)
Answered by Merlyn from UK | Feb. 06, 2019 08:56

Be streight, no bs, cards on the table, be confident, have a great sense of humour, be able to laugh at your self. Have manners, dont show arrogance .
Im a fire dragon i like men to be authentic, true to them selves but who can also be sensitive and have the Want to be caring. If she doesn't like her bad luck. but be prepared for a firey female
Asked by shane from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 03, 2019 21:03Reply
born 30/8/64 What is 2019 set for me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey from USA | Feb. 11, 2019 22:13

You may suffer some ups and downs in the year of Pig and pay attention to your mental condition. Don't put yourself too much pressure and it is suggested to communicate more with your friends. Best wishes.
Asked by Prashant narvekar from INDIA | Jan. 27, 2019 08:29Reply
Hi I am India born in Goa state, I am from dragon born in 30 may 1976 10.49pm
I lost my job and looking for opportunities. Will I get desire job?
Answers (2)
Answered by Sarah from CANADA | Jan. 28, 2019 01:49

Hi, you don't need to worry too much and this year is favorable for you in career and you may get some good chances at work. Try to capture every opportunity and work hard, you can get a satisfying job. Good luck!
Answered by J Wilder from USA | Feb. 05, 2019 08:50

Hello, Metal Dragon Here too... Also got laid off at start of this year, Also broke both wrists (In double casts.. darn itchy things) But Prashant, you will do fantastic this year, and get a new job that is both good financially and fulfilling! This is gonna be a good year for us mate! Might be a rougher start to 2019, but I know we will both find momentum and like an unstoppable train, will work to accomplish for our careers, life, and families in the upcoming 12 months! Cheers!
Asked by ishaa from INDIA | Jan. 22, 2019 22:49Reply
hi i m a dragon women married to a tiger men, how can we both work for our harmonious relationship.
Answers (2)
Answered by Jessica from CANADA | Jan. 23, 2019 17:32

Your love relationship may need more patience but you are really a good match according to the love compatibility. Don't worry too much and you can work it out.
Answered by Merlyn from UK | Feb. 06, 2019 08:59

Hi, im dragon and my man is a tiger. It can be very hard work, but worth it.
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