The Dragon is ranked fifth in the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water. It's believed that people have different characteristics according to their birth year's zodiac sign and elements.
Years of the Dragon and the Five Elements
A Wood Dragon, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle. In popular Chinese astrology, zodiac years are believed to begin and end with Chinese New Year, so the zodiac years relate to lunar years.
|Dragon Year||Lunar Zodiac Year||Element and Sign|
|1940||Feb. 8, 1940 – Jan. 26, 1941||Gold Dragon|
|1952||Jan. 27, 1952 – Feb. 13, 1953||Water Dragon|
|1964||Feb. 13, 1964 – Feb. 1, 1965||Wood Dragon|
|1976||Jan. 31, 1976 – Feb. 17, 1977||Fire Dragon|
|1988||Feb. 17, 1988 – Feb. 5,1989||Earth Dragon|
|2000||Feb. 5, 2000 – Jan. 23, 2001||Gold Dragon|
|2012||Jan. 23, 2012 – Feb. 9, 2013||Water Dragon|
|2024||Feb. 10, 2024 – Jan. 28, 2025||Wood Dragon|
Wood Dragons (1904, 1964)
People for whom the Wood element and Dragon zodiac sign align for their birth year are introverted and refrain from talking. They are not enthusiastic in dealing with people and therefore don't have many close friends in life.
Though lacking many good interpersonal relationships, Wood Dragons are rather notable among their peers due to their dealing with things excellently, though they don't like to be in the limelight.
If Wood element Dragon year people are recognized by their supervisors, they shine like stars due to their devotion to work without reservation.
Fire Dragons (1916, 1976)
Both males and females having the Fire element and Dragon sign for their birth year are rather beautiful, so it's easy for them be loved by others.
They adore Mars and the color red, with south being their lucky direction. Summer is their favorite season, and their mascot is a phoenix.
Not all Fire Dragons are very smart, however, most of them are able to do the right thing at the correct time by making full use of opportunities; therefore, they are prone to be successful in both their career and life.
They also give an impression of sailing with every wind as they pay little attention to matters of principle, although they are very capable of adapting themselves quickly to changing conditions.
Earth Dragons (1928, 1988)
People of the Earth element and a Dragon year are very smart, ambitious, and hardworking, doing everything positively in life. They will definitely make great achievements if they continue to work hard; however, they have a tendency to do things by halves.
Earth Dragons have loving hearts without any trace of priggish behavior, and they are inclined to become philanthropists.
Gold Dragons (1940, 2000)
Dragon sign people with the Gold element are natural and straightforward, talented and desire to be seen, and they often change their mind due to their continually changing emotions. They have always been unpredictable to others, but they mean no harm.
They hope they will live a harmonious and peaceful family life and that good events, such as getting promoted and having a baby, will happen to their family.
However, the elders in their family are vulnerable to slight illnesses due to their poor health; therefore, Gold element Dragon year people should care for their elders and pay more attention to their health.
Water Dragons (1952, 2012)
Dragon sign Water element people are far-sighted with perseverance but have a lack of individuality, and they often swim with the tide and sail with every wind.
Water Dragons are very vigorous and resilient, paying great attention to every detail to ensure perfection, however, they also get tired easily.
They are very desirable to their friends of the opposite sex due to their prudent and humorous style, so will have many romantic dates. They should make full use of this to search for their true love.