Year of the Dragon ……

The Year of the Dragon is fifth in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Dragon years are …1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Dragon.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar, each zodiac animal's year comes around every 12 years. It traditionally begins with the Year of the Rat.

Dragon Years

In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

It is said 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.

Types of Dragon Years of Birth Personality Traits
Fire Dragon 1916, 1976 slick, good at seizing opportunities
Earth Dragon 1928, 1988 positive, hardworking, but tend to give up halfway
Metal Dragon 1940, 2000 candid, moody
Water Dragon 1952, 2012 outgoing, adaptable, popular
Wood Dragon 1964, 2024 introverted, taciturn, talented but not fond of the limelight

Dragon's Personality

As the mightiest animal in the Chinese zodiac, Dragons prefer to be a leader of groups and live by their own rules. Being active and brave, they are not afraid of challenges and always do the utmost of their own. Therefore, many Dragons are successful in their domains.

Moreover, Dragons are truly popular with people around them as they are considerate, and their talents always make them become a star in the crowd.

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

As Dragons like to be a leader of the group, they are often said to be fond of the limelight. What's more, their preference of being alone may sometimes be understood as arrogance or conceitedness.

Dragon's Compatibility

Dragon’s Compatibility

Best Match with Dragon: Rat, Monkey

Rats and Monkeys are more intelligent and shrewder than Dragons. Couples that are formed from Dragons and Rats, or Dragons and Monkeys, complement and help the other in both work and life.

Worst Match with Dragon: Rabbit

Aggressive Dragons won't get along well with Rabbits. Both Rabbits and Dragons are calm, intelligent and perfectionists, which may intensify their relationship.

How to Get Luck for People Born in the Year of the Dragon?

Lucky Things for Dragon

Dragon's Lucky Things

  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
  • Lucky Color: golden
  • Lucky Direction: east

Dragon's Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky Numbers: 8, 3
  • Unlucky Colors: blue and green
  • Unlucky Directions: west, northwest

Dragon's 2021 Horoscope

Dragon's 2021 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad forecasts for Dragons in 2021 are, or what type of Dragon you are, you don't need to take it too seriously. It is for reference only, just like western astrology.


Ailments may sometimes occur, keeping early bedtime and staying away from alcohol and tobacco will help them remain healthy. Dragons should pay attention to personal hygiene in order to avoid several infectious diseases, especially in the spring when germs breed easily.


Dragons are predicted to meet more obstacles in their jobs than usual in 2021. But luckily, those problems will not be difficult to solve if properly handled. Besides, people born in a year of the dragon will be likely to come across the right person who is able to help them get promoted, but only if they discipline themselves: to be patient and get on well with their colleagues.


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


Dragons are going to lead a smooth romantic life in 2021. Single Dragons are very likely to find their better halves via introductions from their friends and relatives, while married couples will enjoy a stable state of their relationship.

The Dragons are usually ambitious in career, and otherwise generous and honest which attracts the attention of many wooers. Therefore, the one who finally wins the hearts must be charming and intellectual.

When they fall in love, the Dragons will put their heart and soul into their better halves but are not demanding, which fully demonstrates that they are an ideal marriage partner for many people.

Male Dragons in Love

Male Dragons often behave very sensitively and nervous in the interaction process with the opposite sex because they are afraid that their behavior might hurt their partners. For this reason, it is easy for them to generate misunderstandings and become disgruntled. However, male Dragons are still much of a family man, who is an ideal model of a husband.

Female Dragons in Love

Female Dragons prefer to spend a long time observing their partner see whether they match each other. Once they decide to give their heart to someone, female Dragons 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.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dragon

  • Bruce Lee (famous martial artist and film actor): 27 November 1940
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (leader of the Civil Rights Movement): born January 15, 1929
  • Sigmund Freud (founder of psychoanalysis): born 6 May 1856
  • Florence Nightingale (founder of modern nursing): born 12 May 1820

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 2021!

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