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. 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. 
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
- Last modified on Oct. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Dragon
Asked by PRATIBHA1077 | Sep. 23, 2019 11:00Reply
When will my luck shine? My DOB is 10 July 1977
I have been struggling to have a good career so far till this time. I have been trying to get job since 6 months now but no success, even if i got selected in any co they again put that job on hold. I am getting divorce this year and have no financial stability and no back up plan for future. I am just clueless why i am facing this much rejection in my life. I want to start some business but have no money nor the business idea. Please Please guide me.
Answers (2)
Answered by Ellison from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 23, 2019 23:20

You are suggested to keep the positive attitude all the time. Maybe you need to find the problems out. But I don't think the problem is yourself. You actually have outstanding work abilities. You just need to wait a golden chance. The prediction says that your situation will change into better next year.
Answered by PRATIBHA1077 | Oct. 01, 2019 10:26

Thank you for your kind reply. Would you suggest what sort of work I should choose which can benefit me. I am so far trying my luck to get into IT analyst side so I can find job Internationally, for that I have been preparing however not getting selected anywhere.
Asked by Angela from USA | Sep. 17, 2019 19:41Reply
Will we get married and live happily together(I was born on 12/15/1952 & my boyfriend -04/18/1958)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica from UKRAINE | Sep. 23, 2019 02:01

According to the Chinese zodiac prediction, your love compatibility index would you high. Both of you are straightforward, faithful and loyal in relationship. Personal space is respected. Positive attitudes help you to go through all hardships.
Asked by Mik from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 27, 2019 06:35Reply
When is the best year I could work in United Kingdom as a Nurse? Date of Birth 09081988
Answers (2)
Answered by Joshua from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2019 00:38

Well, actually, it is hard to say. If you prepare it very well, then you would have a large chance to be a nurse in 2020 or 2021. Good luck!
Answered by Mik from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 17, 2019 05:14

Thank you
Asked by YL from MALAYSIA | Jul. 26, 2019 09:17Reply
Love and wealth in 2019
Hi, I'm a male dragon born on 18th September 1988 at 10.40pm..May I know the status of my love and wealth in 2019? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Fay from FRANCE | Aug. 01, 2019 20:59

The good news that there would be several chances for you to fall in love with someone. If possible, you can join in more social activities on weekends. For your wealth, you can earn some extra money from your investments. In daily, you are suggested to record the daily expenses in order to keep the balance between income and expenses.
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