Year of the Dragon

Dragon Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024…
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu
Yin Yang: Yang
Strengths: Imaginative, ambitious, energetic, sensitive, ambitious, brave, romantic
Weaknesses: Eccentric, fiery, unrealistic, tactless, intolerant
Lucky Colors: Gold, silver, grayish
Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: Bleeding heart vine, Larkspur, Hyacinth

The Dragon is the fifth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac. This noble animal symbolizes power, dignity, honor, luck, and enjoys a high reputation in Chinese culture where people regard themselves as descendants of the Dragon. Read on to find out a little more about people born in the year of the Dragon including their personality traits and their relationship compatibility with other signs.


Among all Chinese zodiac animals , the Dragon is the only imaginary animal and the mightiest of all signs. In ancient times, Chinese people believed that Dragons are able to control everyone and everything in the world with their personality traits of dominance and ambition. Dragons are natural born leaders – they’re enthusiastic, confident, courageous and highly intelligent individuals who are not afraid of challenges. They are ambitious and passionate people who prefer to live by their own rules and are willing to take risks. Dragons are self-reliant, independent and determined people who excel in all that they set their minds to.
On the other hand, even through Dragons are always there to help others, they will rarely ask for help. People born under the Dragon zodiac sign are sometimes regarded as aggressive and quick-to-anger individuals who are not open to criticism. They’re also stubborn, impatient and want to see results in their work immediately. Dragons will never hide their true feelings, especially if someone or something displeases them. They also find if difficult to open up and trust anyone, but once they do trust, you’ll certainly have a friend for all of life’s seasons.


Dragons are born leaders and have different and unique perspectives that are highly valued by others. They’re imaginative, committed, hard-working, energetic, and clever people. Dragons are success-driven individuals who can be too hard on themselves, so they have to find the right balance between work and relaxation. They will always fight for the things they believe in, whether they’re good or bad. The ideal jobs for the ambitious Dragon would be jobs that allow them to express their creativity, such as manager, computer analyst, inventor, engineer, lawyer, architect, journalist, and sales person. Dragons like to embrace challenges and are willing to take risks, so professions that allow them to test themselves are also great choices.


People born under the Chinese zodiac Dragon are full of energy and are generally healthy. They’re ambitious and hard working, so they often feel overwhelmed or stressed. Dragons are naturally more likely to take risks than other signs, so they’re prone to tension-type headaches. They could benefit from incorporating moderate physical activity into their lives (brisk walking, yoga, jogging, cycling, and swimming). Changes in lifestyle can also help when it comes to stress and tension headaches. They need to try eating a healthy and balanced diet, drink less caffeine and more water, and get plenty of sleep.

Love and Relationships

In the search for their soulmate, Dragons will find themselves hesitating to move forward in a relationship and unwilling to make a permanent commitment. They will never give up their independence and have vengeful tempers, so their partners need to be thick-skinned. However, when they do commit, they commit to that person for life. Some Dragons are happier alone, while others are always surrounded by admirers and will never find themselves lacking in love.
Dragons are very great conversationalists, warm-hearted, and generous to their loved ones. They value their interpersonal relationships and consider them an essential part of a healthy and happy life. They like spending time with their family and are loyal and committed friends.


Best matches for the Dragon: Rat, Monkey and Pig

Dragon and Rat

These two signs will work well together because they allow each other to maintain their independence and freedom. They are both self-confident and therefore they find it easy to trust each other. This powerful couple loves being the center of attention. The Dragon is attracted by Rat’s positive attitude and will be grateful for their loyalty and support. The Rat is active, lively and outgoing, but will allow the mighty Dragon to take on the dominant role in their relationship.

Dragon and Monkey

The Dragon and the Monkey are a perfect match! They know how to respect and cherish each other and they both are willing to put in the effort and work hard for a long-lasting and successful relationship. The Dragon is attracted to Monkey’s charisma, while the Monkey admires the Dragon’s amazing leadership skills. Both signs are ambitious, understanding, and sober-minded which makes them a great couple, both mentally and romantically.

Dragon and Pig

The Dragon and the Pig are both active, energetic and assertive, but in different ways. These two signs possess opposing personalities, but they still share a high degree of romantic compatibility. Both partners are able to bring the values of acceptance and understanding in the relationship. The Pig is supportive and admires the Dragon’s ambition. The Dragon can be impulsive and impatient, but the gentle Pig partner will patiently endure all of the Dragon’s shortcomings.

Worst matches for the Dragon: Ox, Dog and Sheep

Dragon and Ox

If they want their relationship to succeed, both signs will have to make big compromises. The Dragon wants to be the center of attention and wants to be surrounded by friends, while the Ox enjoys spending time alone. Both signs are stubborn and possess strong characters, so they will have to learn to respect each others’ opinions in order to make this relationship work.

Dragon and Dog

This relationship will have a lot of disagreements because of their different personalities. They are both forceful, proud, and aggressive and they both demonstrate their leadership skills in different ways. The Dragon loves its freedom and independence, but the Dog demands loyalty and partnership. If the Dragon and the Dog want to live a happy life together, they will have to learn how to compromise.

Dragon and Sheep

The Dragon and the Sheep can make a great couple if they build deep trust and learn to understand each other. If they can give each other independence and freedom, they will have a happy relationship. The relationship is dominated by the aggressive Dragon, while the emotional and moody Sheep needs a lot of time alone for introspection. Even though the Dragon is attracted to Sheep’s honesty and loyalty, he/she may find the Sheep unsuitable due to their lack of ambition.