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
  • Best Jobs: quality inspectors, cashier, financier, pharmacist, electrician, politician and priest ...
  • Best Working Partners: Rat, Monkey, Rooster
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 25-45
  • Best Career Fields: Bar, Hardware Store and Watch Shop
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Dargon
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.

Dragon Zodiac Eminent Personalities

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
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by Tsering from NEPAL | Jul. 13, 2019 23:16Reply
I am so confused with my age.my zodiac is dragon from zodiac i am 19 n from DOB i am 18.
So please tell me why is it different and which is correct?
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Answered by Camila from CANADA | Jul. 16, 2019 22:51
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Well, you need to provide your detailed birth date. Then I can confirm your Chinese zodiac sign.
Answered by Sarah from CANADA | Jul. 18, 2019 07:36
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Hi Tsering, even though the calendar year (for example the year 1999 or 2000) and the Chinese lunar year that the zodiac is based on are approximately the same length, they do not start and end on the same date. So if you were born in early 2001 before Chinese new year, it still is the year of the dragon and it hasn't cycled into the year of the snake yet. I hope that helps!
Asked by Mary from TEXAS | Jul. 13, 2019 13:07Reply
Monkey metal zodiac. I been having bad luck this year of the pig.
Can I wear another zodiac sign for support?
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Answered by Eira from DENMARK | Jul. 16, 2019 22:56
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Oh, I am afraid not. The prediction shows that the situation will be changed into a better stage at the end of the year. You need to have more confidence about yourself. In addition, you can find help from people around. Listening some suggestions will help you find ways to solve problems.
Asked by Komaljeet Kaur from USA | Jun. 27, 2019 23:02Reply
Will I be able to get a new job in this year? I am female born on oct 14,1988.
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Answered by James from DENMARK | Jul. 01, 2019 02:29
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Your Chinese zodiac sign is Dragon. It is suggested to treasure every chance of interview. Prepare them very well and learn more things during this time. In this way, there may have some opportunities to obtain an enviable job. :)
Asked by Cecilia Pung from SINGAPORE | May. 24, 2019 19:49Reply
Will I be able to get a new job in this year?
I am born in 20.9.64 and like to know if I will be selected for the recent job interview.
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Answered by Taylor from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 04, 2019 23:51
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Yes, Cecilia, you have outstanding abilities to find a nice job this year. Just keep searching and you will finally find one.
Asked by abram from SOUTH AFRICA | Apr. 23, 2019 02:14Reply
i want to know my fortune in 2019
i am a male born 10/01/1967
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Answered by Ryan from USA | Apr. 23, 2019 19:12
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This may be a harvest year for you as long as you can work hard. Things develop smoothly in career and wealth aspects and you may gain a lot of chances. However, there may be some problems in in interpersonal relationship.
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