The Dragon is fourth in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to one folktale, the Jade Emperor decided that the order of the animals would be determined according to the order by which they arrived at his party. The Dragon was the favorite to arrive first. However, the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, and the Rabbit arrived before him.
When asked why he was late, the Dragon said he went past a village suffering from drought on the way to the party. He had to create rain for them before proceeding.
The Dragon is associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) chén (辰) and the hours of 07:00-9:00 in the morning. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dragon is yang.
Dragons are strong-willed and independent, yet they long for love and support.
Along with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle.
The Earthly Branch of the Dragon is associated with earth, but its years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).
Recent years of the Dragon include: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024.
|YEAR||CELESTIAL STEM||EARTHLY BRANCH||ZODIAC||ELEMENT||YIN YANG|
- 1 Personality and traits
- 2 Dragon compatibility
- 3 Careers fit for Dragons
- 4 Health and lifestyle
- 5 Dragons in the Year of the Rat (2021)
Personality and traits
|Wood||1964, 2024||These Dragons live a serene life with surpluses. If they’re |
entrepreneurs. However, they cannot depend on their families.
|Fire||1976, 2036||These Dragons are smart and enjoy going out with friends. |
They will prosper in the middle stages of their lives.
|Earth||1928, 1988||These Dragons are very optimistic. They are friendly and |
|Metal||1940, 2000||These Dragons are compassionate and are very straightforward. |
They enjoy success and wealth because they are talented and
|Water||1952, 2012||These Dragons earn fame and a reputation through their hard |
work. They tend to overthink and worry but it passes over time.
Men born in the year of the Dragon are firm in their beliefs. They are incredibly responsible and people rarely lose their trust in them.
These men are not wasteful when it comes to money nor do they pay much attention to it. They dream of being popular as they are adventurous entreprenuers at heart. Their lives revolve around work but their efforts can sometimes go to waste.
These men can manage being alone and they often either marry at a young age or remain a bachelor. They need a partner who can support them to build a career.
Women born in the year of the Dragon are strong-willed and enchanting. They cannot be underestimated as they are capable of standing up for themselves.
They take everything they do seriously and think highly of themselves. The only thing they seek from others is respect. They are also advocates of feminism and gender equality.
Many choose their careers over marriage. Nevertheless, those who get wed make for great wives.
Roosters look up to Dragons and provide them with much-needed support in times of trouble.
Dragons and Monkeys are compatible because they are both imaginative and innovative. However, Dragons should make sure that Monkeys don’t pull any tricks up their sleeves.
Dragons are attracted to the humor and reliability of Rats. Their personalities also complement each other.
Dragons and Dogs struggle to understand each other and are least compatible.
Although Dragons and Rabbits have the same interests, they can only put up with each other to some extent.
Dragons also don’t complement themselves. It is difficult for them to maintain a peaceful relationship since they are independent and stubborn.
Lucky things for Dragons
- Colors: gold, silver, hoary
- Numbers: 1, 7 and 6
- Accessories/Ornaments: anything brown
- Auspicious directions: west, northwest, north
- Colors: gray and blue
Careers fit for Dragons
People born in the year of the Dragon are quick thinkers and excel at mentally-exhausting tasks. Because of this, they are fit for engaging careers in fields like arts, politics, and education.
Dragons are at their best when working in groups because they tend to indecisive when working alone. Although they are great at planning and coming up with ideas, they need assistance with the intricate details.
Health and lifestyle
Dragons rarely get sick but when they do, it can be a real cause for concern. Their health is sometimes neglected when they become too invested in work.
Problems with friends and family can have an adverse effect on the mental health of Dragons. They may also suffer from insomnia.
Dragons should be especially mindful of their digestive, urinary, and circulatory systems.
To avoid health problems, Dragons must remember to make time for much-needed rest and relaxation.
Dragons in the Year of the Rat (2021)
The year of the Rat should generally be a good year for Dragons. Two lucky stars are shining upon them. They must still have to be cautious as there are also two bad stars over the horizon. Nonetheless, the effects of the lucky stars should be able to neutralize the effects of the bad ones and bring them luck and fortune.
Dragons will get plenty of support from their friends, colleagues, and even their superiors.
Unlike the previous year, the Peach Blossom luck is particularly strong on Dragons in the year of the Rat. This means that romance is not a strong suit for them in 2021. Nevertheless, Dragons can still enjoy their moments alone.
Dragons who are in romantic relationships may face struggles. They will sometimes have difficulty keeping their composure and lash out on their partners for no reason.
The lucky months for love are January, February, June, August, and November, while the unlucky months are March and December.
The financial outlook for Dragons in the year of the Rat is mediocre. They are advised to be conservative and be more cautious when making investment decisions.
Dragons must not be tempted by gambling. They should also buy something for themselves in the month of March and September.
The lucky months in finance are February, July, and August, while the unlucky months are January, April, May, September, and December. Dragons are advised not to be greedy in the month of March.
Dragons have the opportunity for their careers to flourish in the year of the Rat. They must put their decision-making abilities to good use. Although they can get very busy, their superiors will take note of their hard work and may consider giving a promotion or a raise in salary.
However, Dragons should be mindful of their demeanor and be careful not to say something they will regret later on.
The lucky months in career are February, July, August, and November, while the unlucky months are April, May, September, and December.
Dragons have no major cause for concern with regards to their health in the year of the Rat. They may still catch common illnesses and they have to be particularly mindful of their digestive system. They have to watch what they eat and exercise regularly.
The months to be cautious with health are January, April, September, and December. They should be careful when in the waters in April and pay attention to the road when driving in January, September, and December.