Dragon (zodiac)

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The Dragon (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol .

Dragon.svg

It has been proposed by one academic researcher that the Dragon symbol is actually a Scorpion and once symbolized the star Antares.[1]

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

People 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 Water Dragon lantern festival.
  • 30 January 1892–16 February 1893: Water Dragon
  • 16 February 1904–3 February 1905: Wood Dragon
  • 3 February 1916–22 January 1917: Fire Dragon
  • 22 January 1928–9 February 1929: Earth Dragon
  • 8 February 1940–26 January 1941: Metal Dragon
  • 27 January 1952–13 February 1953: Water Dragon
  • 13 February 1964–1 February 1965: Wood Dragon
  • 31 January 1976–17 February 1977: Fire Dragon
  • 17 February 1988–5 February 1989: Earth Dragon
  • 10 February 2000–23 January 2001: Metal Dragon
  • 23 January 2012–9 February 2013: Water Dragon
  • 10 February 2024–28 January 2025: Wood Dragon

There are typically spikes in the birth rates of countries that use the Chinese zodiac during a Year of the Dragon, because such “Dragon babies” are considered to be lucky and have desirable characteristics.

Description[edit]

The Dragon
Fixed Element/Energy Hours ruled Positive traits Negative traits Health risks Famous People
Earth/Yang 07:00 – 08:59 am Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, passionate Tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, rebellious, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous Prone to bouts of extreme temper and stress, migraines, hypertension and heart related issues, diabetes, Malignant narcissism, antisocial personality disorder Julius Caesar, Tom Weber, Hermann Göring, Reinhard Heydrich, Charles Darwin, Patrick Sanzi, Abraham Lincoln, Francisco Franco, Paul Bernardo, Martin Luther King, Jr., Octave Chanute, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, Jürgen Klinsmann, Moses Sithole, Sigmund Freud, John Lennon, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Courtney Love, Liam Neeson, Don Cheadle, Chuck Norris, Courteney Cox, Anna Faris, Matt Dillon, Vanessa Hudgens, Tim Faulkner, Natashia Fiobot, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Basic Astrology Elements [2][edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chen
The Five Elements: Earth(Tu)
Yin Yang: Yang
Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7; Avoid 3, 8, 9
Lucky Flowers: bleeding heart vine, larkspur
Lucky Colors: golden, silver, hoary; Avoid red, green, purple

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