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 2019, the overall fortune of 2020 for people with Chinese zodiac Dragon is optimistic. The work performance is going ups and downs but it is still on the rise while the amount of wealth is also rising along with the career line. Marketing scheming activities can bring them the most financial benefits. They are likely to come across an approachable and intelligent partner. Developing a good diet habit can keep them away from gastrointestinal problems; watch out for unexpected injuries. 
Dragon Luck in 2020
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
- Last modified on Jan. 19, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by DONGNANYAO | Mar. 15, 2020 20:31Reply
Dragon Overall luck in 2020
I looked at the "Dragon - Luck Prediction by Month 2020" chart and it looks like the dragon has 4 really good months this year.

Does this mean every Dragon born in 1988 will be lucky during those months? or does birth month and birth time make a difference?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hilda from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 15, 2020 21:28

Yes, generally speaking, Dragon people will be lucky during those months. There won't have many difference. Don't worry.
Asked by Jorge from UNITED STATES | Feb. 28, 2020 22:25Reply
I have a Question about Love
Hi my name is Jorge, and I was born March 19, 1988 on a Saturday around noon.
I am a Earth Dragon , Pisces, cancer rising. And my question is:
So I have always been pretty much struggling with finding the right mate/Love connection. My question is when will I find the right female to actually Love me for me? And also would you have any advice for me? So that way I can find a woman. To Love me for me. Please and Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ruben from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 04, 2020 00:58

Based on the Chinese zodiac prediction, there would have several golden chances for you to find a true love this year. April, June, July and October will be your lucky months. You are a kind person that can find soul mate definitely. Thus don't worry.
Asked by Dawn Gawron from UNITED STATES | Jan. 31, 2020 13:24Reply
purchase a business
HI, I was born Jan 7th 1965. I want to go back into business. I did own a business bought it back in Jan 3rd 1996 sold it in Sept of 1999. I am saving my monies to go back into some type of business. When would be the right year I should consider this opportunity?

Thanks Dawn
Answers (1)
Answered by Denise from CANADA | Feb. 01, 2020 22:02

Dawn, 2020 would be a lucky year for you to consider the opportunity. You can also find several experienced people that can give you some suggestions. Good luck!
Asked by Jenny Tang from TAIWAN | Jan. 27, 2020 19:36Reply
Is there a future for us?
I was born on April 27,1976 and he is January 25, 1991. Much younger than me but we love each other.
Answers (2)
Answered by Layla from USA | Jan. 28, 2020 17:45

Hi Jenny! We have the same birthday just in different years! You and your partner (horse and a dragon) would be an 85% match which is very good odds! Don’t worry about the age difference I am in a similar predicament but if you love eachother you’ll be fine! X
Answered by Jennie from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 01, 2020 18:02

Hi 𝒥𝑒𝓃𝓃𝓎 i was born 1964 my partner 1993 been together 4 years and love each other I am dragon he is rooster be happy from Jennie
Asked by Tina Louise Tung from CA | Dec. 25, 2019 06:58Reply
I am a wooden dragon born july 26 1964 and interested in a man born oct 22 1969
neither of us have ever married but have children with past partners, is this a relationship to persue
Answers (2)
Answered by Lila from GERMANY | Dec. 31, 2019 00:57

Oh, it will work. According to the prediction, you can become a good match. If you have feelings on him, it is worth to persue.
Answered by PJ from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 03, 2020 14:46

Snap...I was born 2 weeks after you...
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