The Dragon is the 5th animal of the Chinese Calendar. These are the most recent Dragon years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2021 and 2024.
It is the main figure of joy, authority and wealth, being considered to be unique due to the fact that it is a mythological being and not an animal like the rest of the cast. This makes the Year of the Dragon a prosperous year, full of great deeds but also unfortunate incidents.
This year has great control over all things involving affairs of the heart. New relationships can prosper and existing ones can thrive.
These years are particularly lucky, and they are also an end to the vicious cycle involved in life. This means that imagination, ingeniousness, money and romance will be plenty for all.
The Dragon’s Personality
In the Chinese tradition, the Dragon symbolizes good fortune, prowess, well-being and as well the element of Yang.
Those born in the Year of the Dragon are known to be: charming, smart, self-assured, strong and are also typically fortunate and talented. Dragon children are also thought to be quite lucky.
Because they’ve been born under an auspicious star, the Dragon is the most prominent and mighty out of every other Chinese sign, however, they are quite infamous for being fairly temperamental. Because of this, they can become their sole competition at times.
Girls born under the sign of the Dragon are charming and powerful. They will outwit and vanquish you if they are belittled.
They are hard-working and highly confident. They don’t expect much from others, just common decency and respect. They are heralds of equal treatment between men and women and strong proposers of feminism.
Men born under the sign of the Dragon are rather stubborn. They are very diligent and calm people. Other people put their trust in them and are very rarely disappointed.
The Year of the Fire Dragon (in 1917, 1976 and 2036) are generally the most chaotic. By contrast, the Year of the Water Dragon (in 1892, 1952 and 2012) and the Year of the Wood Dragon ( in 2024) are years brimming with serenity, innovation and imagination.
The Dragon’s Elements
Wood Dragons (1964 and 2024) – They are reserved people, who prosper as businessmen. But, they cannot rely as much on their family and friends.
Fire Dragons(1917, 1976 and 2036) – They are very smart, friendly and will excel during their 50s and 60s, leading a wealthy life in their old age.
Water Dragons(1892, 1952 and 2012) – They are diligent people who are renowned and honored by others. They tend to stress out too much about certain things.
Earth Dragons(1928 and 1988) – They are sincere, charitable and respectable. These Dragons are compassionate and altruistic to their close friends and family and would put their life on the line in order to save them.
Metal Dragons(1940 and 2000) – They are self-confident people, who are very fond of the art of acting due to their innate personalities. These dragons are known to be charismatic, funny, straightforward and at times a little bit cocky.
Lucky Things for Dragons
- Lucky numbers: 1 and 4 and all the numbers which contain them (such as 14 and 41)
- Lucky colors: yellow, white and green
- Lucky flowers: tulip, peach blossom
- Lucky directions: south-west, west
Unlucky things for Dragons
- Unlucky numbers: 7 and 8 and all the numbers which contain them (like 76 and 85)
- Unlucky color: blue
- Unlucky direction: north-west
The Dragon’s Love Life
Those born in the Year of the Dragon are rather laid-back and don’t eagerly seek relationships. Due to their charitableness, stoicism and sincerity, they easily swoon others.
According to Chinese tradition, Dragons are most compatible with the Rooster, Rat and Monkey. These couples will have a long and successful marriage. But, the Ox, Sheep and Dog are not good matches as they are very likely to create conflict in the relationship.
Roosters are the best match for Dragons. The Rooster will listen to their partner and ask for advice, and the Dragon will support them in turn.
Monkeys and Dragons are both imaginative and inventive. However, the Dragon has to make sure the Monkey doesn’t pull off any pranks, as they are quite mischievous.
The Dragon is impressed by the Rat’s wit and dependability. These two balance out each other’s distinct personalities.
Best Occupations for Dragon
Dragons are versatile and can acclimate to nearly every job. They are known for being very skilled and they have the ability to achieve anything they want in their professional life. Even if they decide to not make use of their industrious nature, they can still have successful careers in the creative arts and STEM fields. But, this also means that if they get into bad business such as robbing, they won’t have any limitations, which makes them both promising and dangerous.
Dragons can pick up just about any job they want, but they should still pick that which suits their talents and abilities best. In order for them to prosper, they should choose careers that they are fascinated about, such as author, sightseer or cameraperson. They could also go into academia, as their intelligence will get them far if they put their mind to it.
The Dragon’s Health
Dragons are in good shape due to the fact that they are hard workers. Because they prefer hazardous and threatening jobs, they are very likely to stress themselves out. Young Dragons should make sure their skin is properly hydrated, and older Dragons should watch out for other health problems such as digestive, sanguine and bladder issues. They should get into the habit of practicing things like meditation and Yoga to keep both their body and mind in a healthy state.