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Revision as of 18:45, 17 September 2008

The Dragon ( ) is the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac. In China, dragons are associated with strength, health, harmony, and good luck; they are placed above doors or on the tops of roofs to banish demons and evil spirits. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol .

Years and the Five Elements

A Chinese dragon

Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "year of the Dragon," while also bearing the following elemental sign:



The Dragon is omnipotent. He/she is flamboyant, attractive and full of vitality and strength. In China, the Dragon is the sign of the Emperor of China or the male element Yang. The Dragon is the symbol of power and wealth.

It would be right to say that people born in the year of the dragon have a natural charisma and are certainly gifted with power and luck. It is unlikely for them to escape unnoticed from a party or to take second place in a competition. The dragon person has an active mind and shows an unfeigned interest in the world around him/her. This person is also self-confident enough to know how to create a necessary impression. Because they are larger than life themselves, dragon people like to do everything on a grand scale. They are egotistical self-aggrandizing and ambitious, almost to the point of megalomania. They will stop at nothing to get what they want. A person born in this year wears the crown of destiny, and is capable of great achievements if he or she knows how to harness his or her tremendous energy, intelligence and talent. While these people enjoy being the center of attention, they also have a brave and charitable side to their personality. If a dragon's friend faces a problem or dilemma, he or she will be there to offer help, and when others leave the field of battle the dragon takes a step forward to solve the problem with authority and dignity. Dragons set a high standard of actions for themselves as well as for other people and are surprised when others cannot cope with a task; they are so carried away by the process that they fail to see other people's weaknesses.

Ideal jobs for dragons include kings, military officer, politician, musician, buffers, poet, artist, biological and environmental engineer, stockbroker, athlete, trade union leader, company director, explorer, and attorney.

The Dragon is most compatible with the Rat, Monkey, Snake and Rooster.

Traditional Dragon Attributes/Associations

Zodiac Location 5th
Ruling hours 7am-9am
Direction East-southeast
Season and month Spring, April
Lunar Month Dates April 5-May 4
Gemstone Amethyst
Colors Black, Gold
Roughly equivalent western sign Aries
Polarity Yang
Element Wood
Food Wheat, poultry
Positive Traits Noble, ambitious, dignified, charismatic, vibrant, magnanimous, expansive, powerful
Negative Traits Ruthless, imperious, judgmental, arrogant, dogmatic, pompous, despotic, intolerant, demanding
Countries China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Iran Iran, Denmark Denmark, Japan Japan, Bulgaria Bulgaria


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