Year of the Dragon

China Zodiac Animal - Dragon2024 is the year of the Dragon based on Chinese zodiac. It's the year of wood dragon starting from Feb.10, 2024 to Jan.28, 2025. Dragon, also called Loong, 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

Video of Chinese Zodiac Dragon
Click to watch an interesting legend telling how the dragon was chosen as a zodiac sign and ranked the fifth.
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 Loong’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 2024
2024 is Ben Ming Nian (Zodiac Year of Birth) for those born with Chinese zodiac sign of Dragon. They may encounter more setbacks and difficulties than usual. Be cautious in workplace and don’t try to make big changes. Instead, work absorbedly to avoid making mistakes. The singles may not meet their true love while the married should make more efforts to maintain the relationship with their partner. In daily life, they should also pay attention to their mental and physical health; reduce pressure timely and exercise regularly.
Dragon Fortune in 2024
  • Career: Sudden changes may spoil their original plan. Adjut it timely so as to make everything back to their position and go on. It may require more efforts for them to get along well with colleagues.
  • Wealth: Not lucky in term of wealth, they are advised not to make risky investment. Instead, well manage what they have to make both ends meet. If necessary, cut down the unnecessary expenditure.
  • Relationships: It’s not advised for the singles to spend too much energy pursuing love this year. As for others, they should be frank to their lover and accompany them more, so as to avoid the occurrence of misunderstandings.
  • Education: They may meet more challenges in school. Don’t be upset, face them bravely and keep studying hard, then it’s still possible for them to achieve good scores in exams and make a progress.
  • Health: In 2024, the bad mood may cause physical problems. To decrease the bad influence, learn to adjust the mood timely and follow a healthy life routine. The little kids should be careful when playing around.
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 Feb. 19, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by Aaron Gandara from USA | Mar. 02, 2024 23:57Reply
What Color Is My Dragon?
Im a Male born June 13, 1976, and Im a Fire Dragon, However, what color is my Dragon?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Mar. 04, 2024 00:33

There is really no specific saying about that.
Asked by Elma Lois Goodloe from USA | Feb. 21, 2024 23:59Reply
Elma's future
my date of birth is 11/06/1952
what are my factors in every walk of life?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Feb. 25, 2024 17:47

This year may not be so favorable for you as it is a challenging year for most Dragon people. In career and wealth, you may meet some difficulties and troubles. In the relationship, some misunderstanding exists and you should be more patient and keep positive to face the hard time. Good luck to you!
Asked by Ralph from COLOMBIA | Dec. 25, 2023 20:55Reply
Question about ending relationship
Earth Dragon man (DOB 12-31-1988) in a relationship with a Wood Dog female (August 1995), first 2 years and a half, all was good, after that things went down. Reaching 5 years in relationship, Dragon man wants to end the relationship. As 2024 is the Tai Sui chasing Dragon people's luck, which could be the best date for break-up before the Year of the Dragon starts or which month can be beneficial for me as Dragon man to do it.

Thanks in advance.
Answers (3)
Answered by Diana | Dec. 25, 2023 22:48

Maybe the January and you can choose any date you like.
Answered by Ralph | Dec. 25, 2023 23:48

And just in case it cant be done in January (before the Dragon year starts), is any other month that the breaking-up can be done and doesnt backfire a lot?
Answered by Jessica | Dec. 26, 2023 19:11

There is no such lucky dates can really affect your fortune in this kind of thing. Just follow your heart and choose a right date according to your mood.
Asked by Darwin from SURINAME | Nov. 27, 2023 20:36Reply
Which chinese zodiac am I in 2024
Im born on 5 February 1976 and in 2024 the zodiac start on 10 February...which zodiac am i then??
Answers (2)
Answered by James | Nov. 28, 2023 18:28

You are Dragon and your zodiac signs won't change anymore. It is decided by your birth date.
Answered by siecysdiary | Feb. 13, 2024 15:59

Mmm.. not exactly. But, yes, you're a dragon because you are born between Jan 31, 1976 - Feb 17, 1977. Chinese New Year moves with the lunar that symbolizes new moon, so it's not an exact date year after year.
Asked by Jon from UNITED STATES | Nov. 09, 2023 18:24Reply
Dragon Alignment and Prospects on self development and fortune.
I've been experiencing a meteoric rise in motivation and self discipline. I've gone through many phases in my young life that have built up my inner strength. I am looking to discipline myself more within the next year in order to build myself into a wealthy and charismatic leader and artist. I bought a brass coin with dragons on it to carry around in my wallet and attract wealth and a dragon pin to wear on my eveningwear. Do you think I am aligning myself with dragon energy in these ways? And that does it look like for career changes in the near future concerning technology fields?
Answers (1)
Answered by Maria | Nov. 12, 2023 17:33

This kind of method may be helpful. For Dragon people, these two years are not so smooth and it is easy for them to meet challenges and suffer some setbacks. Be ready for these hard time and don't give up any chance.
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