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
The year of 2018 will be rough for those with Chinese zodiac sign Dragon. It is hard for them to get a promotion in career. They may also lose money if they don’t have a reasonable spending plan. As for love and relationships, better understanding for each other is pretty important. During the Year of Dog, they may suffer from liver, heart, and gall diseases. Compared with 2018, they are expected to see a rising inclination of their fortune in the Year of Pig. However, the general situation is still not optimistic. In 2019, they may suffer a financial loss. However, their good luck in love aspect indicates that they might find their true love if being active.
Dragon Luck in 2018
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
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by gladys ecijan from UNITED STATES | Nov. 10, 2018 20:44Reply
born jan 25, 1965, am i get successful this coming year?
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Answered by Banner from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 11, 2018 23:30
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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.
Asked by aem from USA | Nov. 05, 2018 13:36Reply
Dragon is pronounced long in chinese
In China, dragons are depicted as long, thus the translation makes sense. It's not a question but it's a cool fact :)
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Answered by Nicholas from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 05, 2018 19:59
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Yes, pretty cool!
Asked by Alara from USA | Nov. 03, 2018 19:57Reply
Is health problem solvable? Thinking to go to specialist in other state Feb 14/2019.
That’s soonest appointment.
Other new health problem too.
Should I buy a car this month ( used) and sell mine?
I’m a 1952 water dragon. Lorain Ohio 2:18 am - think it means I’m a goat birth too? That’s bad. Am I. I’m a Leo aug 5.
I’ve had a very hard time and feel like giving up. I’m lonely and eccentric and am up and down. Not wealthy. I am spiritual. Christian . And am not suppose to believe in astrology but I’m worried.
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Answered by Lisa from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 05, 2018 00:32
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Hi, you are so brave to carry such a large burden. However, according to the prediction, you fortune in 2019 is still not very optimistic. Anyway, try to be more positive to face the challenges. I know it's hard but the life is beautiful and you will meet some enjoyable things. Best wishes!
Asked by connie j. from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 01, 2018 06:09Reply
How to counter bad luck for dragons in 2018? I was born March 19, 1964.
2018 is not a good year for me, financially and personally. What should I do to counter all the bad luck in finances and relationships?
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Answered by Hank from CANADA | Nov. 01, 2018 20:18
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It seems there is no good way to change or counter the bad luck. However, keeping a positive and active attitude towards life can be a little helpful. Anyway, 2019 is coming and you may have a good luck in this year.
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