The dragon is the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It belongs to the “earth” element among the Chinese five elements. The Dragon is the only fictitious creature in the Chinese Zodiac, it is also known as the legendary beast. People born in the Year of the Dragon have a strong physique, noble ideals, and loves having a reputation.




The Dragon hour refers to the time from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. This moment is when it can be the foggiest. Legend says that this is when dragons are most active.

Years of the Dragon

Feb.9, 1940 ~ Jan.26, 1941Jan.27, 1952 ~ Feb.13, 1953
Feb.13, 1964 ~ Feb.1, 1965Jan.31, 1976 ~ Feb.17, 1977
Feb.17, 1988 ~ Feb.5, 1989Feb.5, 2000 ~ Jan.23, 2001
Jan.23, 2012 ~ Feb.9, 2013Feb.10, 2024 ~ Jan.25, 2025

Lucky Things

Lucky Numbers : 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers : bleeding heart vine, larkspur
Lucky Colors : Golden, Silver, Hoary

Personality of the Dragon

The Dragon is generous, courageous, wise, ambitious and has strong self-consciousness. He has the talent and natural quality to be a leader and seems to possess enduring energy and drive.



A word of advice for the Dragon: do not be haughty just because of your natural talent, you need to learn how to handle interpersonal relations with tolerance and understanding. Do not be self-centered as it will greatly affect your aura. Do well from the start till the end, let one self’s perfectionism be achieved through humility and pragmatic actions.

The Dragon and the Life Path Number

In Numerology, the birth date has significant influences on people’s life. In fact, a life path number can be derived from the sum total of the digits that make up your birth date. Your life path number together with your Chinese Zodiac sign can explore the real you. Here are the traits of the Dragon in reacting to different Life Path Numbers.

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Life Path number
Trait
1
Cunning and calculating
2
Emotionally guarded, distrust others
3
Enjoys crowds and afraid of loneliness
4
Ambitious, strong career luck
5
Generous and selfless
6
Innovative, with great career luck
7
Strong memory and comprehension skills
8
Superficial, likes talking behind others’ backs
9
Sentimental and unconfident

The Compatibility of the Dragon with other Chinese Zodiac Animals

Perfect Match
Rat : The wilful Dragon will be touched by the Rat’s praises, and also be impressed by his/her down-to-earth yet humorous character.
Monkey : Both the Monkey and the Dragon have great capabilities which creates the chemistry for both. However, it is not wise for the Monkey to pull tricks on the Dragon.
Rooster : The Rooster will idolize the Dragon, and when the Dragon faces setbacks, the Rooster will faithfully be by his/her side to give moral support and encouragement.
Normal Friend
Snake
Enemy
Ox, Rabbit, Dragon, Dog
Complementary
Horse
Good Friend
Tiger, Goat, Pig

The Dragon Combines with the Western Zodiac Signs

In the laws of the universe, many areas will use the number “12” to divide some static systems. In the West, there are twelve constellations and in the East, there are twelve zodiac signs. Their difference lies in one goes with using a month as the unit of measurement, and the other uses a year for the unit of measurement. When the zodiac is combined with the constellations, it creates a unique character. The following is a character combination of the Dragon with the 12 zodiacal constellations.

 Sign 
Period
Characteristic
AQU
Jan 20 - Feb 18Harsh, often self-criticising
PSC
Feb 19 - Mar 20Confident, strategic, determined
ARI
Mar 21 - Apr 19Responsible, unambitious
TAU
Apr 20 - May 20Genius, radiant
GEM
May 21 - Jun 20Likes to fantasise, unrealistic
CAN
Jun 21 - Jul 22Likes to fantasise, unable to face reality
LEO
Jul 23 - Aug 22Exaggerating, arrogant, hateful
VIR
Aug 23 - Sep 22Same characteristics as Dragon, talented, courageous, down-to-earth
LIB
Sep 23 - Oct 22Charming, charismatic
SCO
Oct 23 - Nov 21Vulnerable to be bullied
SAG
Nov 22 - Dec 21Kind and quiet, hardworking
CAP
Dec 22 - Jan 19Modest and unobtrusive