Chinese Horoscopes - The Dragon
The Dragon personality The Dragon is a creature of myth
and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the
Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the
malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In
Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune
and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years
are to be honored and respected.
Years of the Dragon
Fifth in the cycle, Dragon Years follow the Rabbit and
recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific
date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on
which each Dragon Year actually begins
1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 *
THE SIGN OF THE DRAGON
The key to the Dragon personality is that Dragons are the
free spirits of the Zodiac. Conformation is a Dragon's curse. Rules and
regulations are made for other people. Restrictions blow out the creative
spark that is ready to flame into life. Dragons must be free and
uninhibited. The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant.
An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and utterly irrepressible,
everything Dragons do is on a grand scale - big ideas, ornate gestures,
extreme ambitions. However, this behavior is natural and isn't meant for
show. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they
are almost inevitably successful. Dragons usually make it to the top.
However, Dragon people be aware of their natures. Too much enthusiasm can
leave them tired and unfulfilled. Even though they are willing to aid when
necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind
of help from others. Dragons' generous personalities give them the ability
to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart. A
Dragon's self-sufficiency can mean that he or she has no need for close
bonds with other people.
People born in the Year of the Dragon share certain
characteristics. The Dragon sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing
that individual's personality. Following are features associated with the
sign of the Dragon.
Fifth in order, Chinese name-LONG, sign of
Hour-7am-8:59 a.m. Month-April
The characteristics of the Dragon Sign are tempered by one
of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth
overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year
THE METAL DRAGON 1940 AND 2000
Truthful but extreme, courageous but unyielding, Metal
Dragons have a strength similar to the Dragon fire. Metal Dragons succeed
through determination. They are mighty and respect people who stand up to
them. In troubled times, these Dragons make great allies, but become
ferocious challengers. Metal Dragons can often calm others through their
forceful personalities. They seek action, and things are never better than
when they are defending a thought or belief about which they have complete
faith. Metal Dragons like to lead, and have an affect that makes others
want to follow them. Yet even if they attract no support they will fight
THE WATER DRAGON 1952 AND
Water has a calming effect on the Dragon's fearless
temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and
makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to
take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the
art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons.
Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with
other people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research
or if they do not finish one project before starting another.
THE WOOD DRAGON 1904 AND
Wood has a modifying influence and brings creativity to
this sign. Questioning and liberal, Wood Dragons enjoy talking about
original ideas and are open to other points of view. They are innovative,
imaginative practical and appreciate art in each of its forms. Generally
less pretentious than other Dragons, Wood Dragons have an ability to get
along with other people. They have the essentials to build a prosperous
and happy life for themselves. Still, Wood Dragons are outspoken and at
times a bit pushy to quell everyone, even in the most friendly quarrel.
THE FIRE DRAGON 1916 AND
The Fire Dragon is a powerful force to be reckoned with.
This is a Dragon doubled! The Fire Dragon can move from calm and collected
to combustible in a matter of seconds. In some ways the Fire Dragon is his
or her own worst enemy. These Dragons cannot help feeling they are
valuable and all-knowing. When they are right their vehemence and vigor is
an asset to the cause, and though they value objectivity, they do not
always employ the best decision-making measures, and sometimes jump to the
wrong conclusion. They also suffer from recklessness and quick tempers.
Yet, when they do keep their temper, emotions, and rivaling spirit under
control, they emanate a commanding influence on other people.
THE EARTH DRAGON 1928 AND
Earth Dragons make great managers because they are
practical, levelheaded and demonstrate a knack for organizing. They still
have the need to dictate and be admired, but they are affable, congenial
and supportive. Compared to other Dragons, Earth Dragons are less likely
to breathe fire at the least irritation. They will work diligently to
complete their life goals. The Earth element adds a greater portion of
self-control to the Dragon's personality and usually the Earth Dragon is
deserving of the respect he or she desires. These Dragons take their life
and romantic responsibilities quite seriously.
Dragons take thrilling risks and burn the candle at both
ends so they are fortunate to be blessed with good health. Among the most
hearty of the Animal signs, they can suffer bad health as a result of
stress. Symptoms of their personalities often stem from emotional
outbursts and can range from tension headaches to depression to
hypertension. Dragons can remedy these problems by maintaining their cool,
implementing a routine in their daily lives, and utilizing exercises such
as yoga or tai kwon do that soothe the mind and spirit as well as tone the
AT HOME WITH THE DRAGON
Not the most domesticated of the Animal signs, Dragons and
may be more content out and about rather than at home. Nevertheless, with
their imagination and artistic sense, they can enjoy decorating their home
or anywhere else where their extravagance can be expressed.. A Dragon's
home should be as large and majestic as his personality, providing space
for the fiery temperament or emotional eruptions that accompany their
THE DRAGON AT WORK
The Dragon's originality is the most impressive and
outstanding of all his characteristics. The Dragon is quite imaginative
and always able to see new paths where others may run into brick walls.
Dragons are very adaptable and are fit for various occupations, especially
if those occupations allow him to take the limelight. In any of these
occupational situations, the Dragons will take a radical approach. Dragons
work hard, but would rather give orders than receive them. They should
avoid jobs that encompass too much routine, and should move toward jobs in
which their self-reliance can be an asset.
FINANCE AND THE DRAGON
Dragons like to spend money and are charitable themselves
as well as with others. They do not know the meaning of the word
"accumulate," and making money does not intrigue them as it may others.
Many Dragons will take big chances with their finances, sometimes betting
on their shirt and losing it right off of their backs. Yet, they were born
with the Midas Touch, and it very rare that a Dragon remains poor for
long. Dragons will always be straightforward in financial dealings and can
always be trusted.
Those born in the Year of the Dragon also share the same
kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the
Dragon are listed below:
DRAGONS MAKE EXCELLENT:
- Computer analysts
- PR People
- Advertising agents
- Officers in the armed forces
Whether Dragons are compatible with their business
partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to
each that of their partners. Considering the congruity of the components
of their own characters and the characters of their business colleagues
can also be very useful.
Dogs Ruled by: Benefit from: Are Antagonistic
Metal Earth Snakes Fire Tigers
Water Metal Monkeys Earth Sheep
Wood Water Roosters Metal Oxen
Fire Wood Rats Water Rabbits
Earth Fire Dragons Wood Horses
Leisurely activities and pleasures
Since Dragons are born under the same Animal sign, they
often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes
of the Dragon personality:
Color Preference: Greenish-Blue
Gems and Stones: Opal, Sapphire, Amber
Suitable Gifts: Tarot cards, camera, a copy of the I
Ching, mirror, a family crest, mobile phone
Hobbies and Pastimes: Computer programming, public
speaking, fossil hunting, astrology
Dragons Dislike: Taking orders, unnecessary bureaucracy,
discounted ideas, people who don't give 100%
THE DRAGON ON
Dragons are attracted by the bizarre. No self-respecting
Dragon desires to walk in a tourist's footsteps. Instead, they take a lot
of gratification in finding hidden destinations, or, closer to home,
locations off the beaten track. But Dragons also need thrills, which they
might find by taking an unplanned winter break to go skiing or a
spontaneous rock climbing trip in the spring. They may even test their
bravery by daring to ride the highest roller coaster in the world. Dragons
are also sentimental at heart, so conquering their childhood haunts, or
taking a second honeymoon would bring immense pleasure too.
Dragons are usually popular people, but because of their
personalities, they seem to gather as much criticism as they do esteem.
Due to their tumultuous temperaments, Dragons are not the most sensitive
friends to those in need of a shoulder to cry on. Those who truly know the
Dragon know he is a loving soul who will become your best ally in times of
need. Once the dynamic Dragon has given his friendship, he will not let
his friends down and will never falter in his allegiance to his
companions. To a Dragon, a friend is a friend for a lifetime. Incredibly
honest, Dragons are known for sincerity and are trusting souls. Because of
this honesty, Dragons don't realize others may not demonstrate or uphold
the same codes of ethics. Making the discovery that they placed their
trust in someone who is dishonest makes the Dragon person quite sad, yet
much more perceptive for future encounters.
Best Friends: Rats and Monkeys
Mortal Enemy: Dogs
DRAGON PARENTS AND BABIES
Because people born in the year of the Dragon are so
working on furthering their careers, they usually Put off having and
raising children until later than many of the other Chinese horoscope
signs. Parenting doesn't come very naturally easily to the Dragon.
However, when Dragons do become parents, they approach it with the same
enthusiasm as other endeavors. They are proud parents and tend to boast
about the accomplishments and good looks of their children.
DRAGON INFANT AND CHILD
Dog children are creative, able to entertain themselves
for hours on end. They donít mind playing by themselves, often inventing
games and puzzles while doing so. They are responsible children who love
to take on and complete as many tasks as possible for it gives them a
sense of accomplishment.
Dragons, noted for their benevolence, tend
to shower their children with toys and spending money. It has been
remarked that they substitute material things for quality time with their
children. Even so, Dragons take parenting seriously and are quite
protective of their children's welfare. Should anything upset them, or
should anyone wrong them, the Dragon will prepare to fight and avenge the
people who have hurt or belittled their offspring.
DRAGON PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS
Like their adult counterparts, children born in the Year
of the Dragon have vivid personalities and are independent from birth.
Noisy and active, parents should stimulate their imaginations as soon as
possible. Their imagination and inquisitive natures can be troublesome for
the Dragon child and can often land them in a heap of trouble at school
which can cause teachers and other parents to deem them troublemakers or
naughty. Sometimes Dragon children are loners who daydream and drift to
into their own world of make-believe. Either way, Dragon children demand
careful attention and special handling in order to bring out the best in
them. Their creativity and talents must be encouraged, even if it means
spending extra time in certain school subjects in order to help them
master the subject. .
DRAGON PARENT/CHILD RELATIONSHIPS
immediately click with their children and others find they will never have
a close relationship, no matter how hard they try to make it happen.
Following are the compatibility ratings between Dragon parents and their
||Under the same roof
||take pride in each other
||not much understanding
||Like Mother like Daughter
||few clashes of temperament
||get along, but hard work
|* Uphill Struggle
****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
Negatively, Dragons are egotistical and love to be the
center of attention. Modesty is not one of his assets. Add to that the
Dragon temper and you have a bossy, dominating and authoritative being.
They hate solicited advice and can be hopelessly tactless and insensitive
to their lovers.
THE DRAGON IN LOVE
People love Dragons so much
because they are generous, charismatic, irresistible, and so brave that
standing beside them banishes fear. They generate excitement and turn
heads anywhere they go. They are free-spirited and impulsive and can help
others achieve their dreams. Others love to be around Dragons because they
have a way of making people feel better. Dragons are quick to fall in
love, but do not surrender their independence easily leaving most of them
to live life by themselves. Yet, an smart, witty, and funny companion may
intrigue the Dragon long enough to make him want to get married. And once
the Dragon becomes committed, he is unlikely to ever leave.
DRAGON LOVE PARTNER
It takes someone with thick skin who is easygoing
to be a Dragon's partner, because, despite their sentimental characters,
they can be moody, and insensitive. Many people will want to run when the
Dragon's temper is provoked. Chinese horoscopes are very specific about
which partnerships have the potential to be successful in love and in
business. Yet, though destiny can point us in the right direction, we must
still make all efforts to maintain loving relationships. Following is a
brief description of how a Dragon will affect a relationship with other
PARTNERS IN LOVE
A brilliant relationship-plenty of love, mental
sensitivity and understanding. Tipped for happiness.
When it comes to being obstinate, Dragons have met their
match in the Ox. The give and take essential for a happy marriage is
lacking in this partnership
A gutsy combination full of gusto to fuel
Your obstacles will either unite or divide you
If you learn to share the spotlight, you can accomplish
Clever, crafty and quick-witted-you fit together like
pieces of a puzzle.
You share a powerful sexual chemistry.
Despite the sexual attraction, eventually you'll find too
many differences to overcome.
You share opinions and goals that destine you for
A truly tumultuous affair-not recommended for peace of
A caring and deeply affectionate relationship.
You make a beautiful couple, but your egotism blinds
EAST MEETS WEST
Aries Dragons tend to have good luck. With a passionate drive
they fill their days to the brim with activity. They are upwardly mobile
people so they usually get what they want.
Libran Dragon is a chic creature, quite cultured and cultivated. Charm is
this Dragon's greatest asset and is a magnetic force that causes people to
flock to him. The Libran Dragon fair person and is a champion of the
Taurus brings the Dragon back down from
the clouds and adds a purposeful strength to his character. Taurean
Dragons will work consistently to achieve material comforts and high
standards of living essential to their well-being.
Eccentric and exotic, Scorpio Dragons are mighty people with
legendary zest and enthusiasm, and incredibly passionate emotions. They
throw themselves into everything they do. When they fall in love it is
completely and exclusively and they expect the same treatment of their
These are life's performers, taking
pleasure in the company of others. Gemini Dragons can accomplish several
tasks at once and are able to juggle many conversations successfully.
However, taking on anything in depth is not really their
Open and straightforward, the
Sagittarian Dragon's honor is well-intentioned, although it can sometimes
be insensitive. Extemporaneous and careless, this Dragon's abundant fervor
sweeps everyone along. They have a charming outlook on
Cancer Dragons have polished tastes and
are generally an artist of some sort. Their homes act as show- cases of
these artistic talents. These are less self-indulged characters and are
caring, tender, individuals. For them a tight-knit relationship and
established home are necessary for happiness.
These Dragons are pragmatic, determined and modest, with a
driving craving for achievement. They will work long hours to make a slow
climb to the top. For them, passion and romance come second, but once
committed, they are responsible partners.
Lion is King of the Western zodiac and the Dragon is the sign of the
Emperor. Leo Dragons have an innate sense of royalty; thus they are born
leaders. They are flashy and like to show-off, but their kindness and zest
for life make them fascinating.
atypical, these Dragons are intrigued by the shock of the new. Most
importantly, they are intellectuals, very individualistic and original,
born ahead of their time. Receptive and open-minded, they are held in high
regard by all.
Status and title matter a lot to the
Virgo Dragon, and he is prepared to work diligently to achieve them. These
organized and productive people carefully plan each aspect of their lives
and leave nothing to chance. The Dragon's capricious characteristics are
calmed and the Virgo Dragon has a streamlined, efficient outlook on
With Piscean tenderness added to Dragon
brashness, these individuals are still vivid and impassioned, but. less
self-involved and more responsive to the needs of others. However, the
Dragon motivation is still there, hidden underneath that seemingly