The Dragon sign occupies the fifth position in the Chinese horoscope. Its robust appearance has made this animal one of the most important in Chinese popular culture. Charismatic and exuberant, the Dragon sign has an attractive and magnetic personality. It does not go unnoticed in the crowd. You need space to express yourself and live among love stories peppered with seduction, charm, and passion.
The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals that are organized in the following order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The Chinese calendar follows the cycles of the Moon and, on the first day of the Chinese New Year, one of the 12 animals takes its place for that year.
Characteristics of the Dragon Sign
- Symbol - 龍
- Element - Wood
- Ruling Planet - Jupiter
- Hours - 07h-09h (first hours of the day)
- Month - April
- Season - Spring
- Color - Yellow is associated with progress, fame, and personal fulfillment. In Imperial China, this color was reserved for the Emperor.
- Orientation - Southeast
- Yin / Yang polarity - Yang, element that suggests extroverted, expansive, enthusiastic, expressive, and communicative behaviors
- Attributes - Independent, exuberant, energetic, confident, caring, booming, charismatic, lively, outgoing, creative, enthusiastic, proud, self-confident, courageous, charitable, well-intentioned, attractive, charming, authoritarian, responsible, diligent, leader, flashy, funny, eccentric, sophisticated, selfish, conservative, possessive
- Lucky Days - 1st and 16th of any month of the Chinese lunar calendar
- Lucky Months - 3rd, 4th, and 7th Chinese lunar months
- Lucky Numbers - 1, 6, and 7 and the numbers that contain them (such as 11, 16, and 67)
- Wrong Luck Numbers - 3 and 8
- Greater Affinity - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Rooster, Pig
- Lower Affinity - Dragon, Goat, Dog
- Corresponding Western Sign - Aries
The Dragon Sign in Mythology
There are several legends and stories about the animals chosen to make up the Chinese astrological system. One of these legends refers to the intention of the Jade Emperor to know the animals that inhabited the Earth. He decided that some of them should be brought before him. To facilitate the selection, the Emperor defined two criteria: they would have to be valuable animals for Man or be one of the first to arrive at the Celestial Palace on the day of the election of the animals.
The Dragon, an ambitious animal, wanted the place of the tiger as king of the animals. As there was no way to distinguish themselves, the Jade Emperor assumed the role of judge between them when they competed with each other.
When the Dragon heard this news, he was afraid that he would not be able to beat the tiger in terms of physical appearance. Despite resisting at the beginning, the Rooster trusted his friend, the centipede, who assured him of Dragon’s good intentions. At that time, the Dragon had no horn. This ornament belonged to the Rooster. So, the centipede suggested that the Dragon borrow it from that animal. Dragon’s
When the Dragon and the tiger appeared before the Emperor for judgment, they both looked impressive. The Emperor decided that the Dragon would be the King of Water and the Tiger the King of Earth. The Dragon received the same status since the tiger was already an animal sign. However, Dragon did not want to return the horn to the Rooster but kept it to symbolize his new status. Furious, the Rooster went after the centipede, which was hiding under the Earth.
Dragon Sign Dates
The Chinese Zodiac is associated with how traditional Chinese culture measures time, that is, in 60-year cycles. This calendar results from the multiplication of the twelve animals and the five elements. This cycle is critical and makes each of the 60 years a special and unique period.
Each animal rotates for a given year in a continuous 12-year cycle that begins with the Rat and ends with the Pig. On the first day of the Chinese New Year, one of the 12 animals takes its place for that year. In addition to defining the people born during that year, the animal also influences the attributes of the year, which affects us all. The years governed by the sign of the Dragon are the following:
- February 8, 1940, to January 26, 1941 - Metal Dragon
- January 27, 1952, to February 13, 1953 - Water Dragon
- February 13, 1964, to February 1, 1965 - Wood Dragon
- January 31, 1976, to February 17, 1977 - Fire Dragon
- February 17, 1988, to February 5, 1989 - Earth Dragon
- February 5, 2000, to January 23, 2001 - Metal Dragon
- January 23, 2012, to February 9, 2013 - Water Dragon
- February 10, 2024, to January 28, 2025 - Wood Dragon
Dragon Native Personality
SUCCESSFUL AND INDEPENDENT
The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac and is associated with progress, fame, and personal fulfillment. The personality of this native is lively and refreshing. Always excited about the news and the unexpected, this native hardly goes unnoticed.
Supremely self-confident, he likes to be the center of attention. It is a lively and energetic company that exudes confidence in its abilities. He is a powerful personality that leaves no one indifferent. His character can be confused with exhibitionism by those who know him little.
He is a present and loyal friend who steps forward to resolve conflicts or to offer his help as a mediator. He has a high level of demand when he has to complete a task and is amazed when others do not behave in the same way.
Determined and frank, he is a person blessed with luck. He can be irascible and stubborn and, at times too outspoken, alienating some people. However, he believes that he is acting with good intentions and that the result will be positive.
Love and Relationships
The native of the Dragon sign is attractive and captivating and knows how to conquer. Despite this, she tends to have multiple relationships as she has a hard time settling down. This native is very fond of sex and can lead to exhaustion in any partner unless his partner is another impetuous and passionate Dragon.
In love, you can seduce several at the same time, although that is not your true intention. He does not do well in relationships that are too emotionally dependent and with partners who require constant affection tests. Indecision ends up tiring him, and he undertakes a new conquest with the same spirit with which he began the previous one.
You rarely feel nostalgic for the past or have regrets, even when in unsuccessful relationships. You need space to express yourself freely, to dedicate yourself to your ideas and from someone who does not feel threatened by your exuberance or jealousy of the legion of your fans.
- Signs most compatible with Dragon - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Rooster, Pig
- Signs less compatible with Dragon - Dragon, Goat, Dog
Dragon Sign Compatibilities
The Chinese astrology understood that certain combinations of animals in the Zodiac work better than others. Some signs are naturally antagonistic and, therefore, have a discordant relationship.
The compatibility between the animals of the Chinese horoscope considers the characteristics of each of the animals—those whose characteristics match each other well and tend to have good compatibility. The opposite is equally valid.
The Dragon Sign and the Race
The Dragon native’s self-confidence and determination lead him to take risks and try his luck even when circumstances may not be the most favorable. He likes to take risks and do things his own way. His work rate accelerates, which can cause colleagues to have some difficulty accompanying him.
Look for authority and positions where you can exercise it. He knows how to earn the respect of others, which has earned him the reputation of a leader. This native needs to be constantly stimulated to have new challenges. You cannot stay long in a boring position where you do not feel personal and professional growth opportunities.
Best Careers: Journalist, Copywriter, Arts, Live Reporter, Business Management, Entrepreneur, Actor, Teacher, Consultant, Lawyer, Engineer, Architect, Broker, Salesman, Fashion Designer, Stylist, Film Producer, Tycoon, President.
The Dragon Sign and Health
Very energetic, the natives of the Dragon sign must pay attention to their health to avoid physical and mental exhaustion. As a rule, they work in such a way that they do not even realize that they need to eat or rest.
Your skin is sensitive and must be cared for in all seasons to avoid irritation. Otherwise, in general, Dragon is a healthy person who should not neglect food and physical exercise despite this. Since you like the outdoors, this can be an excellent incentive to go for a walk or spend some quality time with the family.
The Five Types of Dragon
In the Chinese Astrological system, each sign of the Zodiac is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. The characteristics of a person’s personality are influenced by various influences, including the sign and the element of the year of birth. For example, a Wood Dragon appears once in the 60-year cycle. Thus, there are five types of Dragons, each with its own characteristics:
Characterization - Sustainability, Creativity, Growth
The native of the Dragon sign of this type always presents himself with elegance and with great care. All the details matter, and spend much time enjoying the beauty. He is sophisticated, charming, and a true conquering lover.
Characterization - Passion, Intelligence, Movement
This is the funniest and most unique type of Dragon. He may have a bad temper, although his enormous social skills end up solving all the less happy situations.
Characterization - Balance, Reliability, Consolidation
This is the only type of Dragon that can work well in a team. Conservative and traditional, he knows his potential very well and is not easily manipulated, only when he wants.
Characterization - Utility, Strength, Reliability
This type of Dragon was born to attract attention and stand out from the crowd. He loves to be adored and admired. He is an eccentric who spreads good spirits where he is without paying much attention to the spirits of others. He alone makes the party.
Characterization - Communication, Sensitivity, Intuition
This Dragon is an idealist who strongly believes in his personal abilities. This personality type can be selfish and assume that they have the solution to all the world’s problems. However, they really care about others.
Chinese Horoscope Signs