Year of the 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
Lucky Signs for People Born in Dragon Year:
Lucky Colors: gold, silver, hoary
Lucky Flowers: bleeding heart vine, larkspur, hyacinth
Lucky Directions: west, north, northwest
- Unlucky Numbers: 9, 8, 3
- Unlucky Colors: red, green, purple, black
- Unlucky Direction: southeast
Decisive, inspiring, magnanimous, sensitive, ambitious, romantic
Eccentric, tactless, fiery, intolerant, unrealistic
- Best Matches: Rat, Tiger, Snake
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 Tigers and Snakes, 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
- 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.|