Year of the Dragon (Chinese Zodiac): Personality, Fortune

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The Dragon of Chinese Astrology: Complete Infographic

Year of the Dragon (Chinese Zodiac): Personality, Fortune

The Dragon has a rich conversation, a strong taste for fashion and an unconditional love for his family, although he also knows how to cope with loneliness when he is confronted with it. A scrupulous observer of his environment, deeply individualistic, the native of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon has a visceral attraction for aesthetics, not hesitating as soon as he can to invest in a collection of works of art.

Endowed with an undeniable honesty, the judgments of the Dragon are always direct and explicit, because he isn’t one to take precautions, diplomacy not being his specialty.

The apparent sincerity of his expressed feelings is due to his strong emotivity, as well as his admirable oratorical skills. However, if this aspect of the character of the Dragon can frequently guarantee him success with his audience, foolproof confidence can however turn against him when this particular trait of his character is over-exploited, over-played or misused. Trapped unwillingly in a process of self-destruction, unless he quickly recovers from a flash of lucidity, the Dragon can turn himself in the eyes of all into a raging and authoritarian character, desperately unable to question himself or face reality.

Deeply magnetic and charismatic, the Dragon loves to seduce. He thrives in being seen, applauded and admired. In public, one can very easily notice a Dragon by his eccentric outfits or by an unusual accessory that he proudly displays. Unfortunately, when his charm isn’t sufficiently considered by his audience, he can become touchy and sulky. Faced with what the Dragon feels like a lack of recognition, it becomes useless to try to oppose him in serious conversation, or even to try to have the last word with him. Indeed, even in a situation that is commonplace or seemingly casual, you would then risk suffering the burns of his angry flames. In general, it is better to let the Dragon do as it pleases him than to try to compete with him, because he won’t let anyone steal the show, unless, magnanimously, he decides otherwise.

Stubborn but persevering, the prestigious native of the Year of the Dragon tends to cling durably to fixed ideas. Fortunately for him, if a project or a situation doesn’t turn out in his favor, the Dragon always has inside of him the instant ability to erase it all from his mind. Without any regrets, he then resumes the course of his existence, adorned with his brand new bright ambitions. If you have the chance to meet a Dragon on one of his best days, graceful and splendid, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, he shall gladly let you enjoy his dazzling energy and warm benevolence.

Indeed, it is good to keep in mind that under the thick armor of pride, scales and artifices that covers the Dragon, also hides an intelligent personality, always courageous and sentimental with those he loves.

🐲 Which kind of Dragon are you?

Positive and negative personality traits of Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Dragons

Year of the Dragon: The 5 types of Dragons in Chinese astrology
Dragon Type Birth Year Characteristics (Man & Woman)
🌳 Wood Dragon 1964, 2024 Generous, creative, cooperative, enthusiastic, arrogant, impecunious, exclusive, excessive
🔥 Fire Dragon 1976 Competitive, impartial, ambitious, casual, impatient, excessive, violent, megalomaniac
🗿 Earth Dragon 1928, 1988 Scrupulous, reasonable, determined, lucky, sensitive, quick-tempered, naive, intolerant
🛠 Metal Dragon 1940, 2000 Leader, go-getter, independent, loyal, critical, proud, pontificant, fanatic
💧 Water Dragon 1952, 2012 Negotiator, free thinker, energetic, outspoken, selfish, contemptuous, sly, propagandist

Also read the Dragon’s combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Year of the Dragon’s birth dates

🐲 Dragon calendar years

Years and elements of birth for the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon: Birth Date Ranges
Birth Year Date range Chinese Year
1928 23/01/1928 – 09/02/1929 Yang Earth Dragon Year
1940 08/02/1940 – 26/01/1941 Yang Metal Dragon Year
1952 27/01/1952 – 13/02/1953 Yang Water Dragon Year
1964 13/02/1964 – 01/02/1965 Yang Wood Dragon Year
1976 31/01/1976 – 17/02/1977 Yang Fire Dragon Year
1988 17/02/1988 – 05/02/1989 Yang Earth Dragon Year
2000 05/02/2000 – 23/01/2001 Yang Metal Dragon Year
2012 23/01/2012 – 09/02/2013 Yang Water Dragon Year
2024 10/02/2024 – 29/01/2025 Yang Wood Dragon Year

Chinese zodiac Dragon’s best jobs and careers

Event consultant, PR consultant, writer, university professor, researcher, artist, language teacher, scriptwriter, lifestyle, art and culture or culinary blogger, journalist, musician, pop star, politician, religious

Year of the Dragon: Fortune

Lucky Colors of the Dragon

Red, white

Lucky Numbers of the Dragon

1, 5, 9

Dragon (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Dragon

John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Charles Darwin, Salvador Dali, Bret Easton Ellis, Vladimir Putin, Rihanna, Christian Dior, Gustave Eiffel, Sigmund Freud, le douanier Rousseau, Nikola Tesla, Andy Warhol, Park Geun-hye, Abraham Lincoln, François Mitterrand, Agatha Christie, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Verlaine, Orhan Pamuk, Han Shaogong, Eiji Yoshikawa, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Curry, Ronaldo, Adele, Big Sean, Rupert Grint, Melvin Gregg, A$AP Rocky, Melissa Benoist, Jhene Aiko, Lilly Singh, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Ja Rule, David Hogg, Willow Smith

Year of the Dragon: Love compatibility

The Dragon’s Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

The Dragon, the Rat and the Monkey are part of the first compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Dragon, fifth sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Rat and the Monkey.

All 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Rooster (Chicken) is the secret friend of the Dragon. However, also note that the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon is incompatible with the Dog.

💖 Dragon compatibility horoscope

Today’s Chinese Horoscope for the Dragon

KarmaWeather’s Free Daily Dragon Horoscope offers unique and accurate predictions for the 5th Chinese zodiac sign. To better understand his Chinese daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the consulted period of the current Chinese year, the Dragon must monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Dog (in particular, avoid any trip, operation or signature of contract). On the other hand, the days of the Dragon, the Rat, the Monkey and the Rooster are lucky days for the Dragon.

Year of the Dragon: Birthstones

Dragon Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Alexandrite, black noble opal, black tourmaline, cornelian, cat’s eye, chrysoberyl, citrine, hawk’s eye, golden rutilated quartz, golden topaz, labradorite, moonstone, peridot, rainbow fluorite, silver rutilated quartz, tsavorite garnet, yellow citrine

Chinese Horoscope for Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Dragons

Below, in accordance with the Chinese horoscope, you will find a detailed description of the personality and specificities of the 5 existing types of Dragon, which associate the terrestrial branch of the Dragon with the 5 Yang celestial trunks of WuXing and Feng Shui (Yang Wood, Yang Fire, Yang Earth, Yang Metal, Yang Water). Indeed, the Dragon being a Chinese astrological sign with Yang polarity, the elements of Nature to which he can be connected are always in their Yang form. Likewise, for each Dragon associated with his celestial trunk (Wood Dragon, Fire Dragon, Earth Dragon, Metal Dragon, Water Dragon), discover the pillar of destiny he is associated with and its meaning, in relation to its imaged destiny.

🌳 Wood Dragon

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Dragon if you’re born in 1964 or 2024 (on Chinese New Year 2024, the next generation of Wood Dragons will be born). In 2021, you’re 57 years old. Your lucky number is 41.

Personality: Generous and curious, logical and clever, the native of the Year of the Wood Dragon tends to loose his energy by trying to look at all costs for a logical meaning to everything. Less egocentric and more diplomatic than his fellows, the Wood Dragon is the only one of the Dragons to have the ability to hide behind his thick shell of scales the intact reality of his domineering ambition.

Year of the Wood Dragon's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Wood Dragon’s balancing stone and essential oil

Wood Dragon’s Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: “Lighthouse fire” (Yang)
Meaning of the Wood Dragon’s birth pillar: Dominant temperament skilfully camouflaged, materialistic vision of life, determined but prudent pride, risk of stagnation if life goals are too self-centered.

🐲🌳 Learn more about the Year of the Wood Dragon

🔥 Fire Dragon

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Dragon if you’re born in 1976. In 2021, you’re 45 years old. Your lucky number is 53.

Personality: Demanding, rightful, generous and expansive, the person born in the Year of the Fire Dragon can also show angry and imperious demeanor with his entourage. The Fire Dragon can’t stand any contradiction and has great difficulty to question himself. Nonconformist, even revolutionary, the Fire Dragon is an empire builder, as long as he manages to counterbalance his thirst for power with a saving humility, the nature of which unfortunately did not endow him much on the year of his birth.

Year of the Fire Dragon's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Fire Dragon’s balancing stone and essential oil

Fire Dragon’s Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: “The earth buried in the sand” (Yang)
Meaning of the Fire Dragon’s birth pillar: Openness to others and always a good adviser for friends of the moment, calculated generosity, uninhibited ambition, propensity to be disproportionately proud, risk of superficiality when the taste for appearances takes over.

🐲🔥 Learn more about the Year of the Fire Dragon

🗿 Earth Dragon

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Dragon if you’re born in 1928 or 1988. In 2021, you’re 93 or 33 years old. Your lucky number is 5.

Personality: The native of the Year of the Earth Dragon is brave, stoic and proud. Rather than being an autocratic despot, the Earth Dragon is known to be more open, just and noble in his relationship with the other signs of the Chinese zodiac. This doesn’t diminish his inflexible determination to pursue the objectives he set for himself.

Year of the Earth Dragon's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Earth Dragon’s balancing stone and essential oil

Earth Dragon’s Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: “The big forest’s tree” (Yang)
Meaning of the Earth Dragon’s birth pillar: Creative expression, importance of the social environment for personal development, existential aspiration requiring persistence and organization, tendency to want to impose one’s mode of operation on others.

🐲🗿 Learn more about the Year of the Earth Dragon

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Dragon if you’re born in 1940 or in 2000. In 2021, you’re 81 or 21 years old. Your lucky number is 17.

Personality: The person born in the Year of the Metal Dragon is a daredevil who doesn’t mince his words. Always on the move, the Metal Dragon has very clear ideas about the direction he decides to take. Deeply honest, brave and idealistic, the Metal Dragon doesn’t hesitate to put himself at risk to defend his beliefs. At work, his original and outside the box initiatives allow the Metal Dragon to open up new territories, hitherto unexplored.

Year of the Metal Dragon's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Metal Dragon’s balancing stone and essential oil

Metal Dragon’s Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: “The bronze of the white candlestick” (Yang)
Meaning of the Metal Dragon’s birth pillar: Unyielding determination, combativeness and strength of will, deep convictions, seeks to impose one’s ideals on others, inclination to over-react to the slightest annoyance, assumed aggressiveness.

🐲🛠 Learn more about the Year of the Metal Dragon

💧 Water Dragon

Characteristics: You’re a Water Dragon if you’re born in 1952 or 2012. In 2021, you’re 69 or 9 years old. Your lucky number is 29.

Personality: Altruistic and open to the world, the native of the Year of the Water Dragon is the most discreet and the less authoritarian of his fellows. If the Water Dragon is ready to compromise, that doesn’t mean he won’t ultimately seek to impose his authority, like any self-respecting Dragon. Generosity is not his forte, which doesn’t mean that in case of need, he’s incapable of taking under his wing those of his relatives who find themselves in need.

Year of the Water Dragon's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Water Dragon’s balancing stone and essential oil

Water Dragon’s Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: “The water of the great river” (Yang)
Meaning of the Water Dragon’s birth pillar: Love of power, money and material possessions, taste for travel and openness to different cultures, brings luck and prosperity to those around him, inclined to neglect important subjects.

🐲💧 Learn more about the Year of the Water Dragon

Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon

Main characteristics of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Dragons

The Dragon of Chinese Astrology: Complete Infographic
Chinese horoscope of the Dragon
Chinese zodiac elements, Birth Years and Hours of the Chinese calendar, lucky directions, zodiacal compatibility, pillar of destiny and planet for natives of the Year of the Dragon

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