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The Dragon is the fifth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. Each year has an animal sign according to the 12-year cycle. Years of the Dragon include 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.
The Dragon symbolizes power, nobleness, honor, luck, and success in traditional Chinese culture. The Dragon is a supernatural being with no parallel for talent and excellence.
People born in a year of the Dragon are called “Dragons” in China. If you were born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, or 2012, then you’re a Dragon.
Those born in January or February should take particular note of when Chinese New Year falls to confirm their birth sign. Each Dragon year also has one of five elements associated with it.
Each Dragon year also has one of five elements associated with it.
|Dragon Years||When||Types of Dragon|
|1940||February 8, 1940 – January 26, 1941||Gold Dragon|
|1952||January 27, 1952 – February 13, 1953||Water Dragon|
|1964||February 13, 1964 – February 1, 1965||Wood Dragon|
|1976||January 31, 1976 – February 17, 1977||Fire Dragon|
|1988||February 17, 1988 – February 5, 1989||Earth Dragon|
|2000||February 5, 2000 – January 23, 2001||Gold Dragon|
|2012||January 23, 2012 – February 9, 2025||Water Dragon|
|2024||February 10, 2024 – January 28, 2025||Wood Dragon|
Among the Chinese zodiac animals, the dragon is the sole imaginary animal. The Chinese dragon is the most vital and powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac, although Dragons have an infamous reputation for being a hothead and possessing a sharp tongue.
In ancient times, people thought that Dragons were best suited to be leaders of the world with their character traits of dominance and ambition.
Gifted with innate courage, tenacity, and intelligence, Dragons are enthusiastic and confident. They are not afraid of challenges, and willing to take risks.
However, Dragons are sometimes regarded as aggressive, and angry Dragons are not open to criticism. They don't consider themselves irritating and arrogant. Instead of following tradition, they strive for a smooth future.
Dragons like to embrace challenges and take risks. Jobs that allow them to test themselves are good choices. Some good careers include:
Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility according to the Chinese zodiac takes into account the characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Dragon with other animals.
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Taking the hardworking nature of Dragons into consideration, they are healthy in general. They may be stressed and suffer from periodic tension, as they like to embrace challenges and take risks.
Older people born in a Dragon year should pay more attention to the liver and gall bladder, blood, intestines, and stomach, while middle-aged and young Dragons should take care of their skin.
Yoga or taking a walk is an effective way to keep healthy, as these activities can be good for the mind as well as the bodies of Dragons.
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Wood Dragon, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Dragons, each with different characteristics:
|Type of Dragon||Characteristics|
|Wood Dragon (1904, 1964)||Introverted, less enthusiastic, and lacking in good relationships|
|Fire Dragon (1916, 1976)||Smart, unreliable, and easygoing|
|Earth Dragon (1928, 1988)||Smart, ambitious, and hardworking|
|Gold Dragon (1940, 2000)||Natural and straightforward, unpredictable with continually changing emotions|
|Water Dragon (1952, 2012)||Persevering, farsighted, and vigorous|
In the search for the ideal partner, Dragons might find themselves often hesitating to move forward in a relationship and/or unwilling to make a permanent commitment. When they do, however, it is their intention for it to last. Dragons are likely to have a warm, giving personality. They can be very generous to their loved ones.
Those who born in a year of the Dragon have good luck overall forecast for the coming Pig Year, especially in career and wealth. Dragons will, however, have to be careful about their health.
Dragons will be lucky in their careers. There will be many chances for Dragons to achieve their goals. Employees will have a chance to get a promotion. Dragons should embrace their opportunities.
Dragons don’t have a very good health forecast for 2019.
They are recommended to have their health checked regularly and exercise more.
Dragons are destined to have good luck intheir finances in 2019.
If you are a Dragon, you will enjoy a stable source of financial revenue.
Dragons have good prospects in love in 2019. They will be popular in 2019. It will be easy for them to settle down in a relationship with aloved one.
Generally, Dragon years are the most popular for giving birth: in Chinese culture Dragon children are most sought after.
However, according to Chinese tradition, when the year of your birth sign comes around it is believed to be bad luck. One's birth year is called one’s ‘origin (of) life year’(本命年běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/) and is supposed to be a whole year of bad luck. Generally, all aspects of your life, including love, health, career and finance, will not go well.
Therefore Dragons should be more careful in years of the Dragon. The next Dragon Year is 2024. It starts on Chinese New Year (February 10, 2024). Read more on How to Be Lucky in Your Ben Ming Nian.