Year of the Dragon, Chinese Zodiac 2024 Predictions - A Year of Prosperity

Written by Sally Guo Updated Mar. 15, 2023

The dragon is the 5th of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.  The year of the dragon includes 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, and 1952… 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. It is the year of the wood dragon. 

The dragon is a sign of power and energy. The 2024 zodiac year will be a year of prosperity. Everything will be getting thriving.     

Chinese Zodiac Dragon Years 

The Chinese zodiac Dragon years come every 12 years as a cycle.

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.  For example, 2024 is the year of the wood Dragon. wood dragon year comes every 60 years.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar which begins on the lunar Chinese New Year.

Dragon Years Birth Dates Types of Dragon
2024 10 Feb 2024 to 28 Jan 2025 Wood Dragon
2012 23 Jan 2012 to 9 Feb 2013 Water Dragon
2000 5 Feb 2000 to 23 Jan 2001 Gold Dragon
1988 17 Feb 1988 to 5 Feb 1989 Earth Dragon
1976 31 Jan 1976 to 17 Feb 1977 Fire Dragon
1964 13 Feb 1964 to 1 Feb 1965 Wood Dragon
1952 27 Jan 1952 to 13 Feb 1953 Water Dragon
1940 8 Feb 1940 to 26 Jan 1941 Gold Dragon

Use the Chinese Zodiac calculator below to find out your zodiac sign and element.

Dragon’s Personality - Confident, Aggressive, Frank

As the mightiest animal in the Chinese zodiac, Dragons prefer to be a leader of groups. Being active and brave, dragon people are not afraid of challenges and always make every effort to achieve their goals. Therefore, most people born in the year of the dragon are successful in their fields.

Dragon people are aggressive, domineering, and have a high demand for work. As they always like to be the boss and want to control everything, dragon people are often said to be fond of the limelight. When they stay alone, they may be considered arrogant.

Though Dragons are passionate in their efforts to fulfill their dreams, this kind of enthusiasm would often exhaust them when they lose interest in what they originally planned to do.

Female Dragon's Characteristics

Female Dragons are practical and unsentimental. It is easy for them to dissociate emotion from reason. For example, dragon women will spend a long time observing their partners and see whether they match each other. If they found the person is not the right one, dragon women will break up with him calmly.

Once they decide to give their heart to someone, dragon women will be entirely devoted to this relationship and try hard to make a difference in dressing to please their partner. Of course, they are eager to receive corresponding feedback from the man they love.

Male Dragon's Characteristics

In the work, male dragons are confident. They are possessed exceptional powers of concentration. But in a relationship, their confidence was misread as arrogance.

For this reason, dragon men often behave very sensitively and are nervous in the interaction process with the women, they are afraid that their behavior might hurt their partners.

Water, Gold, Earth, and Fire Dragon

In Chinese elements theory, there are five elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. Each zodiac year is associated with an element. Years with the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

Chinese people believed that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Birth Years Dragon Types Personality Traits
1952, 2012 Water Dragon active, positive, persistent, popular
1940, 2000 Gold Dragon fond of the limelight, open-minded, frank
1928, 1988 Earth Dragon generous, ambitious, emotional
1916, 1976 Fire Dragon friendly, progressive, earnest
1904, 1964 Wood Dragon talented, introverted, good at reasoning

Read more details on the Five Elements of the Zodiac Dragon

Dragon's Compatibility

Dragon people are ambitious in their careers. They are career-type rather than family-type. People who were born in the year of the dragon will be attracted by people who are smart and resourceful. The complement is a necessary thing while getting along with the dragon.

Find below the best matches for dragons:

Dragon's Compatibility

Best Match with Dragon: Rat, Monkey

People born in the year of the dragon can get along well with rat people and monkey people. The Rats are more intelligent and resourceful than Dragons. Couples that are formed from Dragons and Rats are compatible, they can help each other in both work and life.

Dragon people and monkey people will have a happy marriage. These two kinds of people are compatible with each other.

Worst Match with Dragon: Rabbit

The relationship between the dragons and rabbits is not romantic. Aggressive dragon people won't get along well with rabbit people.

Having a tender heart, rabbit people look for full support from their partner. However, people born in the year of the dragon are confident, aggressive, and self-centered. They are likely to overlook others’ feelings which the rabbit people cannot stand.

Read more details on the Dragon Compatibility

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator


Lucky Colors and Lucky Numbers for Zodiac Dragon

Dragon's Lucky Things

Dragon's Lucky Numbers and Colors

Dragon's Unlucky Things

Dragon's Horoscope in 2023 

Dragons may face many changes this year, such as buying new houses, going on business, etc. Thanks to the dragon's active personality, they would complete the challenges with ease.

Year of the Dragon predictions 2023

Dragon’s Health Horoscope in 2023

Minor ailments may occur frequently in the first half of 2023. Having a balanced diet and staying away from alcohol are very important for dragon people this year. Dragons should pay attention to personal hygiene to avoid several infectious diseases, especially in the spring when germs breed easily.

Dragon’s Career Predictions in 2023

In the middle of 2023, dragon people will encounter some difficulties at work. Fortunately, they will get unexpected help from colleagues.

People born in the year of the dragon will likely come across the right person who can help them get promoted, but only if they discipline themselves: to be patient and get on well with their colleagues.

Dragon’s Finance Fortune in 2023

Thanks to the advent of numerous opportunities for investment, 2023 is a good time for dragon people to make a fortune this year. However, Dragons should evaluate their own economic strength and fully analyze the actual situation of the market before taking further steps.

Dragon’s Relationship Horoscope in 2023

Dragons are going to lead a smooth romantic life in 2023. Single Dragons are very likely to find the right person on a blind date. Married couples will enjoy a stable state of their relationship. Do not forget to prepare surprises for your love, it can work wonders.

Continue to read more details on Dragon's Fortune Predictions in 2023.

Is the Dragon Year A Lucky Year?

Unlike the negative energies associated with western dragons, Chinese dragons are considered symbols of the emperor and are a favorite among the public.

Being full of energy, the Dragon symbolizes power and nobleness in Chinese culture. Chinese people believe dragons can bring good luck. So, the dragon year is usually thought of as a lucky year.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dragon

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in 2023!

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