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 2021
In general, the Dragon’s fortune prediction in 2021 is good especially that in the career and wealth luck. As long as they do a good job, their chances of getting promoted will be more than last year. Although the wealth fortune is ideal this year, their income from sideline business may be less than they expected. At the same time, they need to manage their finances in a well-planned way. In addition, they should learn to listen to their partners' thoughts and opinions. Single people need to improve themselves and enhance personal charm. In this way, others will naturally be attracted and there will be a greater chance of being accepted by someone they love. Healthy eating habits and a regular timetable are required for them this year.
Dragon Luck in 2021
  • Career: Dragon people can do a good job in work and have more chances to get an increased salary and potential promotion. 2021 is also a good year for them to expend own business and seek new cooperative relationship.
  • Wealth: The income of Dragons will increase a lot because of their outstanding intelligence. They can appropriately increase investments and purchase more low-risked financial products.
  • Relationships: They should make themselves better so that the chance of developing a romantic relationship will be high. Control their tempers and communicate more with their lovers will help improve the relationship.
  • Education: They cannot concentrate on their studies as they may be disturbed by their classmates or other things. They feel anxious if they can't keep up with their studies.
  • Health: Although there may have several small diseases, it won’t influence the health condition a lot. Pay more attention to body changes and eat more healthy and nutritious food in daily life.
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 modified on Jan. 17, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by Alena from UNITED STATES | Mar. 11, 2021 21:49Reply
Will i find love again?
I am a fire dragon, taurus, May1,1976. My husband passed 5 years ago. Will i ever find a love again? Will my life ever be comfortable instead of chaotic? My current boyfriend is considerably younger. He is a earth horse, scorpio, November 17, 1990.
Answers (1)
Answered by Anthony | Mar. 14, 2021 22:59

Don't worry. You will definitely find a true love. Be confident! This year would be a nice year to find a soul mate.
Asked by Selina from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 08, 2021 21:16Reply
Will we get back together?
Scorpio female dragon (1976) and Leo male sheep (1979), will we reconcile?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lilian | Feb. 14, 2021 16:53

Yes, you two still have several chances to get together. You should find a nice time to express your true feelings. Good luck!
Asked by Stella from SINGAPORE | Feb. 05, 2021 08:41Reply
I am a dragon (cancer) 1976,my fiancee is Horse(capricorn)1978,we quarrel all the time
Both of us are always quarreling,how do i rectify this problem and situation.please help
Answers (2)
Answered by Paul | Feb. 07, 2021 22:29

Quarreling cannot help you solve the problem. You two should find solutions together. In addition, showing more understanding and patience to each other.
Answered by SunBlossom12 | Feb. 24, 2021 05:56

I’m a Fire Dragon, (Aries) and he is Fire Horse (Cancer). He tries to dominate or I think bully and I don’t tolerate that behaviour. Yes every so often we do argue & fall out but we quickly make up because I stay level headed and states it as it is. If he’s at fault or myself I don’t point it out. As two adults it’s best to communicate & work things out. Be more diplomatic in your approach. It’s not about who’s right or who wins. In fighting both are sadly losers because it’s negative energy. Always keep your healthy boundaries but compromise around areas that you can adjust. We love each other very much and this keeps us together. We help each other grow and we talk through anything that bothers us, without nit-picking at ridiculous trivial things, life is too short.
Asked by Ritesh from CANADA | Jan. 17, 2021 12:29Reply
I lost job job due to pandamic. Will I get a job soon ?
My date of birth : March 5 1976,
I am unemployed lost my job due to pandamic, how soon I will get the job?
Answers (2)
Answered by Daniel | Jan. 17, 2021 18:23

It is predicted that April, August and October are lucky ones for you to find a job. You should catch the chances timely.
Answered by SunBlossom12 | Feb. 24, 2021 06:00

Try to gain different training, have you considered nursing or care work. Try care work first, it’s easier and you will get employment very quickly. This way in spare time you can train fir what you prefer ok. Always find a way to better yourself. Answer is yes, you will find work. On your time off check out side jobs, consider registering as a house sitter for money, even housecleaning for someone. These side jobs next to your main employment will help you save towards things you desire like house deposit, new car, Holiday etc. Think about it ok
Asked by Shivani from INDIA | Jan. 09, 2021 12:26Reply
I was born in 10 feb 2000. Will i be able to land on a job this year??
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel | Jan. 17, 2021 18:25

Just have enough confidence about yourself. The situation would be much better than last year. The prediction shows that you can find a job in the first half of the year. Good luck!
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