Year of the Dragon

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

Chinese Dragon is de facto an imaginary animal, also the only fictitious creature in the 12 zodiac animals, which is composed of 9 animals, including the body of a snake, the horns of a deer, the head of an ox, the mouth of a crocodile, the claws of an eagle, and the scales of a fish. The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture and it represents auspiciousness and imperial power since ancient times.

Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the Chinese dragon and emperors entitled themselves exclusively as the 'dragon'. It is the token of authority, dignity, honor, success, luck, and capacity

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

Years of the Dragon
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, your birthdates may differ from that of the Gregorian calendar.

To make sure you find out the right Chinese zodiac, just check the chart below or directly use the tool of “Find Your Chinese Zodiac” to learn about your real Chinese zodiac sign and elements.
Dragon Year Start End Element
1928 Feb.23,1928 Feb.9,1929 Earth
1940 Feb.9,1940 Jan.26,1941 Metal
1952 Jan.27,1952 Feb.13,1953 Water
1964 Feb.13,1964 Feb.1,1965 Wood
1976 Jan.31,1976 Feb.17,1977 Fire
1988 Feb.17,1988 Feb.5,1989 Earth
2000 Feb.5,2000 Jan.23,2001 Metal
2012 Jan.23,2012 Feb.9,2013 Water
2024 Feb.10,2024 Jan.25,2025 Wood
2036 Jan.28,2036 Feb.14,2037 Fire
Lucky Signs for People Born in Dragon Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of Dragon Lucky Flowers and Directions of Dragon

Lucky Things for Dragons:

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

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 9, 8, 3 Unlucky Colors: red, green, purple, black Unlucky Direction: southeast
Personality:  Dragons are confident, resolute, strong, and proud
Most people born in the Year of the Dragon are full of fighting spirit and strength. They are charismatic, attracting a lot of followers and their talented leadership skills naturally convince every subordinate. The Dragons may look indifferent, however, they actually are chivalrous and always think of others.

But the Dragon’s pride may bring prejudice, and it is also a little hard for them to have the force of will to follow through. If they want to achieve excellence and get great success, then honing the willpower is indispensable.
 
  • Strengths: Determined, ambitious, independent, energetic, sincere, and enjoy great popularity among friends.
  • Weaknesses: Easily give up, little willpower, and unwilling to admit mistakes.
  • Dragon Men: Dragon men have high self-esteem and always forge ahead. As one of the best leaders ever, Dragon men prone to be energetic, motivated, and skillful at work and they love to set dramatic and ambitious goals and then lead the team to complete them. They are also faithful and generous to friends and lovers, seldom flirting with others. However, they need more courage to face failures and challenges.
  • Dragon Women: Dragon women are typical feminists. They think women can perform as well as men, and even do better. Besides. They have a clear plan about their future and will be determined to fight for it. In life, women with Chinese zodiac Dragon sign prefer simple and comfortable clothing to fashionable styles. At work, they tend to be career-oriented and creative.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Dragon' Are You?
    The Chinese zodiac Dragon sign is decided by the birth dates which also decide your types of Five Elements, and your personality traits will be affected by the Five Elements, too. See the chart below to learn about your types and characteristics.
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Dragon 1904, 1964 Taciturn, hardworking, talented, loving challenges but not fond of the limelight.
Fire Dragon 1916, 1976 Tact, good at seizing opportunities, with high adaptability.
Earth Dragon 1928, 1988 Ambitious, smart, caring, 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 Far-sighted, decisive, persistent, humorous, but a little stubborn.

  • Dragon’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: Compared to the Dragon with other blood types, they are bolder and more decisive, also very sympathetic. They will offer timely help to friends in need. They also lead a fulfilling life, having broad interests in art, music and literature.
    • Blood Type A: Dragon people with blood type A are mild with stable emotion, and hardly make enemies. They also have a keen eye to observe the surroundings. However, they don’t like adventures and love a peaceful life.
    • Blood Type B: They are active and straightforward, and the humor sense always makes them popular among friends and colleagues. But it is noted that sometimes they may vent the anger to the loved families when being under pressure
    • Blood Type AB: These people are the most independent ones among all the Dragons. They love nature and travel far to enjoy various landscapes. The born sensitivity to art and beauty make them outstanding romantics.
Love Compatibility of the Dragon
Your love compatibility can be predicted by the Chinese zodiac sign. Inputting your names and birthdates, you can quickly test if you have high love compatibility with your present lover.
 
  • Best Matches: Rooster, Rat, Monkey
    The Dragon and the Rooster have common values, thus it is easy for them to lead a happy life. The Dragons are good at making money but have no idea managing money, however, the Rats are the best financial experts. The Dragons are also easily attracted by enthusiastic, cheerful, and intelligent Monkeys.  
  • Bad Matches: Ox, Sheep, Dog
    The Dragon lack trust with these three zodiacs and different characteristics of them may lead to disagreements over trifles. Love will gradually fade away in the increasing complaints.
    Dragon''s Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Get along with Dragons

When getting along with the Dragons, showing respect is very important, especially in a love relationship. If they feel less respected, then the quarrels may occur. The second rule is that always remember to praise the Dragons when they do something and make an achievement. It is essential for them to get the recognition from the partners. Appreciate their work and they will be very happy. At last, resist the urge to control your partner. The Dragons dislike being controlled by others, even their loved ones.     

Jobs & Careers for Dragons
  • Best Jobs: Salesman, cashier, financier, pharmacist, electrician, priest, designer, politician, and soldier...
The Dragons not only look reliable and earnest but also are eloquent, which makes them become a successful salesman and get some achievements in financial jobs. Meanwhile, they hold the responsibility for their work and have a strong work ethic, suitable for jobs like a pharmacist or an electrician. The Dragons are also sensitive in aesthetic terms, so they can perform well to be a designer or a photographer. They can also be qualified for jobs of the politician and the soldier due to the sense of justice.
Health & Fitness Advice
People born in the Year of the Dragon look healthy and they do have a strong body. They seldom fall ill, however, if they get ill, they may face some serious diseases. And it may take a longer time to recover. Compared to physical health, the Dragons should pay more attention to mental health. Most of them are sensitive and easily overwhelmed by chores. Thus it is advised to avoid being nervous and exhausted. What’s more, be careful about insomnia caused by neurasthenia.

In short, for the Dragons, a balanced diet, adequate sleep are very important to stay away from illnesses. Take it easy and don’t always be so nervous in life. Also, remember to take some time to exercise to maintain your body in good condition. The outdoor activities to explore nature are helpful, too.
Dragon's Fortune in 2023
Dragon people are not very lucky in 2023. Their competitors are very likely to make troubles for them and the singles be hurt by golden diggers. Luckily, they could finish the work tasks through hard working and stop the unsatisfied relation timely. If have time, care more about their health and make some additional money to improve the living quality. But do not expect to make a big amount this year. 
Dragon Fortune in 2023
  • Career: It’s impossible for one person to be liked by all and the situation is rather obvious for people born in the year of the Dragon this year, as they may be unpopular among some of their leaders, in spite of the enmities from their competitors. Still, it’s possible for them to do a great job using their intelligence and under their insistence.
  • Wealth: This year, their salary would be reliable and it’s not difficult for them to make a little more through other channels. But they’d better not live a luxury life, because their income would be far from enough to pay for luxurious items.
  • Relationships: Singles should be cautious of those opposite sexes interested in their wallet rather than them, even though they are charming. For the married, learn to build the intimacy and maintain marriage rather than doing nothing or even losing temper to their lover.
  • Education: Their horoscope in study is average. They may meet lots of difficulties. But be strict on themselves and not give up easily, the end result would be good. 
  • Health: Stomach disorders may annoy them, caused by irregular eating habits. Take care. They should also learn to control their temper and learn to be mild, which help keep healthy.
Famous People: Dragon Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Martin Luther King Jr. (Civil Rights Activist): January 15, 1929, Earth Dragon
John Lennon (Musician and Beatle): October 9, 1940, Metal Dragon
Bruce Lee (Martial Artist and Actor): November 27, 1940, Metal Dragon
Vladimir Putin (Russian President): October 7, 1952, Water Dragon
Stephen Curry (Basketball Superstar): March 14, 1988, Earth Dragon
Adele (Singer-songwriter): May 5, 1988, Earth Dragon
Check 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
- Last updated on Nov. 24, 2022 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by David from UNITED STATES | Nov. 18, 2022 12:05Reply
Who is compatible with me?
Hi my name is David I am a dragon born October 19th 1952. What female would be compatible with me.? They say a Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn because they are an earthly sign.

Please give me your thoughts.
Thank you
David
Asked by Maan from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 21, 2022 01:07Reply
Career for 2022
Hi, I am an earth dragon born on May 14, 1988. I applied a job in my dream company. It's been 2 weeks since I got interviewed. Do you think I'll get the job? Is there a chance that I'll get hired? I am really praying that I will get the job I want. Give me any advices as to what to do, should I expect and be hopeful or should I moved on and accept that there is no chance to get hired. Waiting for any advices. Thank you in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by David | Jul. 26, 2022 02:11
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Why not make a call to know the result of the interview?
Asked by Gricelda from CUBA | Jul. 14, 2022 05:23Reply
Health
Hello my name is Gricelda I was born April 30, 1952 in mayari arriba Cuba. At this current moment I’m going thru some health issue. Will I recuperate soon or will I get worse? I would like to get some clarification since I had being getting worst. I feel that I have an evil eye on me

Thank you
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Answered by Selina | Jul. 26, 2022 02:06
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According to the prediction, your health fortune is neither good nor bad. Keep a good mental condition and do regular exercise, it will be good to your health.
Answered by Jay jay | Nov. 06, 2022 20:31
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In there is a problem that is why Kaw kaw is love me too much and also protect on me always . is that true ?
Asked by David from USA | May. 13, 2022 18:35Reply
It there any compatibility here
My name is David I'm a dragon born 10 19 52.
Female Lori is a rat born 2/7/60

Any future here with this woman
Answers (4)
Answered by a | May. 19, 2022 00:54
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up to you. A relationship take two hands to clap.
Answered by Fire dragon | Jun. 06, 2022 02:26
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Basically very compatible, my personal experience - do take in account personality traits of the big 5 as well: conscientious people find it hard to last with someone who is not, and people with strong negative emotion (neurotocism) are hard to endure on the long run. Also check your main values.. if these are not compatible you will be challenged.. but negotiation may work!
Answered by David | Jun. 23, 2022 18:09
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Reading a rat and a dragon it says we are 95% compatible. But in True Life we're not compatible we argue badly they would never be any kind of commitment here. I will keep searching I think I need to find one that is a monkey.
Answered by David | Sep. 24, 2022 19:24
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You hit it right on the nose it says we're 95% compatible but we are not we argue tremendously. I'm sorry this is not the one that's compatible with me I will keep searching I think I need a Taurus a Virgo or a Capricorn that's a monkey born in 1956.
Asked by Shep from CANADA | Feb. 02, 2022 02:31Reply
My boyfriend is a wood dragon (Jan. 27, 1965) and I’m a metal ox (Jan. 15, 1962).
How are we still together after 14 years? Our Chinese Horoscope says that we are incompatible and that our relationship should be avoided at all costs.
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Answered by Ryder | Feb. 04, 2022 03:42
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because your zodiac is only a reminder of when you were born not who you are okay if you believe you can do something you can do it and i am 9 and a water dragon.
Answered by a | May. 19, 2022 00:53
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just do whatever you want . nobody will stop you.
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