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 Jan. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by Cole from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 22, 2018 21:13Reply
I was born in 1964 , i left the USA and now live in Australia
I left USA and left every thing there and I left my family now I live in Australia
Will I survive here in 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonas from DENMARK | Dec. 23, 2018 23:18

Hi, it sounds you are leading a hard life. Cheer up and try to find some beautiful things in life. If you still feel depressed, have a frank communication with reliable friends or ask psychologists for help. Your fortune in the next year is not so optimistic. However, when you get through these difficulties, you will find that nothing matters. Best wishes!
Asked by Scarlett from UNITED STATES | Dec. 21, 2018 12:45Reply
What does the Chinese Zodiac say about double dragons?
I am an earth dragon born at 8:15 AM during the hour of the dragon. What does the Chinese zodiac say about double dragons (date and hour)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim from DENMARK | Dec. 23, 2018 23:10

Generally, the people who were born in the Dragon year and Dragon hour are intelligent and have strong capability in communication. However, in 2019, it is not a favorable year for the Dragon people and they may suffer a lot of ups and downs. Good luck to you!
Asked by RV from CANADA | Dec. 09, 2018 17:52Reply
Is moving to Australia will be good /lucky for us ?Please explain in all aspect of life
DOB 25 june 1988 and Hubby DOB 12 may 1988.We have 2 boys.Currently living in Canada.
Really appreciate your help in advance.
Answers (2)
Answered by Kathy from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 09, 2018 18:48

Hi, your general situation will become better than in the Year of 2018. However, you may suffer a downturn in the Year of Pig. You may face some challenges in career and wealth aspects. As for the love relationship, there will no large problems. Best wishes!
Answered by RV from CANADA | Dec. 10, 2018 04:14

Thank you
Asked by gladys ecijan from UNITED STATES | Nov. 10, 2018 20:44Reply
born jan 25, 1965, am i get successful this coming year?
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 11, 2018 23:30

Hi, you are the people who were born in the Year of Dragon. According to the latest prediction, in the next year, Dragon people's fortune may not be very optimistic and they may suffer a loss in financial aspect.
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