Dragon in Chinese Zodiac

The Dragon is the fifth animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Rat, Ox, Tiger, and Rabbit were the first four to arrive, and Dragon followed soon after.

Dragon is regarded as the most noble and powerful of Chinese Zodiac signs. Those born under the year of the Dragon are courageous, kind, confident, eloquent, ambitious, and dominant. They are great agents of change, as they always push the boundaries of their knowledge and skill, never feeling fully satisfied with their achievements. They often bring profound change to all serious relationships and any important situation.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Dragon

Feb 10, 2024 – Jan 28, 2025Wood
Jan 23, 2012 – Feb 09, 2013Water
Feb 05, 2000 – Jan 23, 2001Metal
Feb 17, 1988 – Feb 05, 1989Earth
Jan 31, 1976 – Feb 17, 1977Fire
Feb 13, 1964 – Feb 01, 1965Wood
Jan 27, 1952 – Feb 13, 1953Water
Feb 08, 1940 – Jan 26, 1941         Metal

Lucky Signs for Rats in Chinese Zodiac

Numbers1, 6, and 7, including all the numbers comprised of these digits, like 16, 76, 176, and so on3, 8, and 9, along with the numbers containing them, like 398, 39, and 83
Colorssilver and goldblack, red, and purple
Flowerslarkspur and hyacinth 
DirectionNorthwest, West 
Lunar Month3 
Western Zodiac MatchAries 
Yin or YangYang, the active male principle of the universe, is characterized as male and creative and associated with heaven, heat, and light 
Hours of the Day7 am to 9 am 

Dragon Personality

Dragon people are highly intelligent. They are capable and charismatic, confident and intelligent, and are always dreaming about the next thing they want to do, while still completing what is right in front of them. Dragon individuals tend to be fearless and love to adventure to and through other cultures, bringing what they have to share and absorbing what others are willing to share in return. 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.


Being vigorous, ambitious, frank, honest, self-conscious, fearless, just, talented, resourceful, strong, and vital.


Being emotional, irritable, arrogant, overconfident, domineering, subjective, critical of others, and stubborn.

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Dragon

People born between Feb 13, 1964 – Feb 01, 1965, or Feb 10, 2024 – Jan 28, 2025, are Wood Dragons. 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 the problems. On the downside, Wood Dragons may take things too seriously and lose sight of the things right in front of them.

Fire Dragon

Individuals born between Jan 31, 1976 – Feb 17, 1977, are Fire Dragons. They are very charismatic and lucky in their love life. They possess high emotional intelligence and are great at making things happen with the help of the right people. Honesty and truthfulness are strong character traits in these Dragons.

Earth Dragon

If you were born between Feb 17, 1988 – Feb 05, 1989, you are an Earth Dragon. Smart, sharp, and ambitious, you feel a need to be successful and continue on the same path until something more interesting comes your way. You can avoid the negative consequences of giving up in your endeavors and relationships by developing your confidence and motivation, which will help you make the right choices when change becomes necessary.

Metal Dragon

People born between Feb 08, 1940 – Jan 26, 1941, or Feb 05, 2000 – Jan 23, 2001, are Metal Dragons. 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

Individuals born between Jan 27, 1952 – Feb 13, 1953, or Jan 23, 2012 – Feb 09, 2013, are Water Dragons. Persistent and far-sighted, people under this sign and element find it easy to work towards the future. They like being part of something rather than initiating their own projects. Although they can be 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 Dragon people physically healthy. Mentally they might get stressed and feel burnt out after long periods of hard work, so it is important for them to meditate, escape for short periods of time, or take long vacations every few years. Saving time for family and friends or practicing sports regularly can help a Dragon to keep his or her good health intact. They should use vacations as opportunities to expand their beliefs 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, so it is important for them to improve their skills continually. Therefore, jobs that involve creativity and coming up with solutions to new problems will be best for Dragons to find fulfillment. Dragons will do best when they keep their heads high in the clouds since they will not be happy having a routine job. Their best-working partners are Pigs, Tigers, Dogs, and Snakes.

Dragon Relationships with Other Signs

Dragons are not always the best in long-term relationships because they are committed to their dreams, objectives, and jobs. It is easy for the people born in the years of the Dragon to find romantic partners because they are giving and generous with those they love. They are also very charismatic, charming, and sensual. Because of their enthusiasm about their projects, sometimes Dragon people focus more on their work than family. When searching for a happy marriage, Dragon individuals will do best with equally ambitious partners or a nurturing partner who supports them without demanding too much from them emotionally. The Dragon individual matches best with Rooster, Rat, and Monkey; has okay relationships with Rabbit and Horse; and struggles with Ox, Goat, and Dog.

Chinese Zodiac

  • Rat


    1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox


    1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger


    1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit


    1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon


    1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake


    1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse


    1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat


    1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey


    1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster


    1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog


    1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig


    1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031