The Dragon Zodiac

Years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.


The Dragon is the fifth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party.

Everyone expected the powerful Dragon to arrive early on. However, he came after Rat, Ox, Tiger and Rabbit. When asked why he was so late, Dragon said that on the way, he saw a village suffering from drought. He had to stop and create rain for them. The Jade Emperor was happy when he heard of this noble deed and gave him the fifth position.

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The Dragon is also associated with the Earthly Branch chén and the hours 7–9 in the morning. In terms of yin and yang, the Dragon is yang.


Dragons are the most revered animal in Chinese culture. They call themselves the descendants of the dragon. In the past, emperors were seen as the reincarnation of dragons.



Men born in the Dragon year are steadfast in their beliefs. They will never slack off on responsibilities nor be unnecessarily suspicious. People rarely lose trust in these honest men.


They don’t waste money, but also don’t pay much attention to it. Adventurous entrepreneurs at heart, they dream of shooting to fame. Sometimes their efforts go to waste though. Still, their lives revolve around work.


These men are completely fine alone. They either marry at a young age or remain as a bachelor. For significant others, they need someone that can help and support his career.


Women born in the Dragon year are mesmerizing and strong. If you underestimate them, they will stand up and defeat you.


They are serious in what they do and have high self-esteems. The only thing they require of others is respect. Feminism and gender equality are important to them.


Many forgo marriage to focus on their career. But if they do choose to marry, they also make great wives. Often, they only go to the extremes and should take the time to consider a balanced mix.


Most compatible with Dragon: Rooster, Monkey, Rat

Dragons are most compatible with Roosters. The Rooster will look up to the Dragon and provide genuine support during hardships.


Both Monkeys and Dragons are creative and innovative. But once together, be sure the Monkey doesn’t do any small tricks.


The Rat’s humor and reliability are what attracts the stubborn Dragon. The different personalities complement each other.


Least compatible with Dragon: Dog, Rabbit, Dragon

Dragons and Dogs have clashing personalities and are least compatible. Neither trusts nor understands the other.


Rabbits have some similar interests as Dragons, but they can only tolerate each other to a certain extent.


Dragons aren’t compatible with each other. Both independent and stubborn, they’ll clash and it’s hard to maintain a peaceful relationship.


Things that will bring Dragons luck:

Lucky numbers: 1, 6 and 7

Lucky days: the 1st and 16th of any Chinese lunar calendar month

Lucky colors: gold, silver, grayish white

Lucky flowers: bleeding-heart glory bower, dragon flowers

Lucky direction: east, north, west

Lucky months: the 3rd, 4th, and 7th Chinese lunar months.


Things that Dragons should avoid:

Unlucky colors: blue, green

Unlucky numbers: 3 and 8

Unlucky direction: northwest

Unlucky months: the 5th and 6th Chinese lunar months

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