Year of the Dragon


The year of the dragon occurs every twelve years and the next year of the dragon will be in 2024 then again in 2036 and so on. If you were born in the years 1928, 1940, 1952, 1864, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012 then you were born during the year of the dragon. This is an important piece of your Chinese horoscope, though certainly not the only piece. Remember, the determination of your astrological animal in Chinese astrology is based on the Chinese New Year. If you were born in January or February in a year of the dragon, then you will want to make sure you were born after the Chinese new year for that year or you will actually be a part of the previous year.

Year of the Dragon

“Year of the Dragon” Years

For the ‘Dragons’ born during the year of the dragon, there are things that are both good and bad luck. Their lucky numbers are the numbers one, six and seven but they should definitely avoid the number three, eight and nine. They should surround themselves with their lucky flowers: bleeding heart, larkspur, and hyacinth. Lucky colors for Dragons are gold, silver, grey-white or hoary, and yellow but they should avoid blue, green, red, purple and black. Dragons are also most happy and comfortable in the spring time. They are most compatible with other dragons, monkey’s and rat’s and have average relationships with snakes, roosters, oxen, pigs, rabbits, goats, tigers and horses but will have definite compatibility problems with those who are born in the year of the dog.  Read more about Chinese Zodiacs here:

The Chinese zodiac is multi-layered and each of the animals is paired with the different elements depending on what element was strongest in that year. Dragons born in 1928, and 1988 are Earth Dragons, those born in 1940, and 2000 are Metal Dragons, 1952 and 2012 are Water Dragons, Wood Dragons are born in the years 1964 and 2024, while Fire Dragons were last born in 1976 and will be born again in 2036. Traditionally, birth rates in countries that follow the Chinese zodiac will see a spike in birth rates so that more Dragon babies are born because being a dragon baby and having a dragon in the house is considered to be good luck. However, it is always good to bear in mind that when the year of the dragon rolls around, those who are born Dragons will struggle. This is true for any sign and is simply a phase of life that everyone must go through.

Facts about the Dragon

Dragons are smart, strong and self-assured as well as proud, noble and honest. If you are born a dragon these are the things that will attract people to you. However, they can also be arrogant, demanding and intolerant and this can lead them to have bouts of terrible temper followed by migraines and hypertension. Each of the different types of dragons will also have different strengths and weaknesses. Wood dragons tendt o be introverted and are talented but prefer to hide in the background. Fire dragons are great at seizing opportunities that come their way. Earth dragons are smart and hardworking, but also tend to give up on a project before it is finished. Metal dragons are moody and creative but struggle to stick with practice and water dragons have willpower and resistance.


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