Dragon in Chinese Zodiac

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The dragon zodiac sign meaning good fortune and authority represents people born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012. The Dragon in Chinese astrology is a symbol of Yang, and belongs to the earthly branch Chen which refers to the hours between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Dragon is regarded as the most noble and powerful of Chinese Zodiac signs. This sign is of high importance in Chinese zodiac as the people of dragon believe themselves to be the descendants of this mighty creature. Those born under the year of the dragon are courageous, kind, confident, eloquent, ambitious, and dominant. They become great agents of change as they always push forward the boundaries of their knowledge and skill and never feel fulfilled with their achievements. 

Lucky Signs for Dragons in Chinese Zodiac

In Chinese Zodiac, every sign has its symbols that will guide it toward success. Dragons will achieve best results by following these lucky signs:

  • Numbers – 1, 6 and 7, including all the numbers comprised of these digits, like 16, 76, 176, and so on.
  • Colors – silver and gold.
  • Flowers – larkspur and hyacinth.
  • Directions – north, northwest and west.

These are the symbols that people of dragon should definitely avoid:

  • Numbers – 3, 8 and 9, along with the numbers containing them, like 398, 39, and 83.
  • Colors – black, red and purple.
  • Directions – southeast.

Dragon Personality

People born under the dragon today are best characterized by their intellect. They are capable and charismatic, confident and intelligent, and are always dreaming about the next thing they want to do, but also about completing what is right in front of them. The dominance dragon personality exerts in their personal lives gives them a unique view of the world and helps them find their own path in life unrestricted by barriers of culture and knowledge. Dragons dream big and execute their goals, but sometimes they can fall prey to the charm of their own personality and become aggressive, overconfident, and fail to accept criticism from their peers and life partners. Without a doubt, the biggest enemy a dragon can have among Chinese Zodiac signs is his own self, as the overuse of their qualities can make them incapable of following a straight path in pursuit of their dreams.

Dragon strengths include being vigorous, ambitious, frank, honest, self-conscious, fearless, just, talented, resourceful, strong, and vital. Its weaknesses are being emotional, irritable, arrogant, overconfident, domineering, subjective, critical of others, and stubborn.

Personality by Five Elements of Chinese Zodiac

According to Chinese Zodiac, every sign has five elements through which it can be described and understood, such as wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These elements of Chinese astrology correspond to different years of birth that people of dragon horoscope have and repeat in the same animal sign every 60 years. The elemental theory explains the personality traits of dragons with better accuracy. Following are the characteristics of the dragon sign corresponding to each element.

Wood Dragon

Born in 1964, wood dragons are quiet and introverted. They are meticulous and talented and can get anything done, regardless of the degree of difficulty. In fact, the more difficult and the tougher things get, the more satisfaction they find from solving them. On the downside, dragons may take things too seriously and lose sight of the things right in front of them.

Fire Dragon

Fire dragon individuals are born in 1976 in the Chinese Zodiac calendar, and they are good-looking and lucky in their love life. They do not possess strong intelligence but are great at making things happen with the help of the right people. Honesty and truthfulness also characterize these dragons.

Earth Dragon

The years of birth for the earth dragons among Chinese Zodiac signs are 1928 and 1988. Smart, sharp and ambitious, they feel a need for being successful and continue on the same path until something more interesting comes their way. This tendency of giving up halfway can be kept in check by developing their confidence and motivation, which can make them more determined in following their goals.

Metal Dragon

Metal dragons in Chinese astrology are born in the years of 1940 and 2000. Straightforward and honest, they are creative people willing to make the best of life. Their frankness can also create problems and push some friends away, but it is also the main reason why true friends will stay by their side for most of their lives.

Water Dragon

If you are born in 1952 or 2012, you are a water dragon in Chinese Zodiac. Persistent and far-sighted, people under this sign find it easy to blend with the crowd. They like being part of something rather than initiating their own projects. Although they become great employees, they would have more success if they started their own business.

Health for Dragon

Being active and challenging themselves on a regular basis keeps people of dragon physically healthy. Mentally they might get stressed and feel burnt out after long periods of hard work. Saving time for family and friends or practicing sports regularly can help dragon to keep his good health intact. At the same time, since they take every day head on and do their best in their job or business, it is in their best interest to go on a trip and take their mind off the matters at hand, as well as expand their vision and get inspired by nature.

Business and Career for Dragons

While dragon individuals can be great at manual and technical jobs, they should keep in mind that they need to constantly challenge themselves to feel satisfied and improve their skills in what they do. Therefore, jobs that involve creativity and coming up with solutions to new problems will be best for dragons to find fulfillment. The dragons in Chinese astrology must keep their heads high in the clouds to remain who they are, so they will not be happy with having a routine job.

Professions, where dragons can succeed, are a writer, salesperson, artist, sportsperson, explorer, politician, lawyer, architect, teacher, psychologist, photographer, and entrepreneur. Their best-working partners are pigs, tigers, dogs, and snakes.

Dragons’ Relationships with Other Signs of Chinese Zodiac

Dragons do not feel confident in long-term relationships because they are committed to their dreams, objectives, and jobs. It is easy for the people born under dragon and not one of other Chinese Zodiac signs to find romantic partners because they are giving and generous with those they love. Because of their enthusiasm about their projects, sometimes dragon sign in Chinese Zodiac people focus more on their work than family. When searching for a happy marriage, dragon individuals will find their most compatible romantic partners among monkeys, roosters or rats. They can become good friends with tigers, snakes, and pigs, but will not have a successful relationship with oxen, sheep, or dogs.