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Year of the Dragon – 5th Chinese Zodiac Animal

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.

A myth says that the Jade Emperor held a competition and said the order of the 12-cycle animal signs would be decided by the order in which the zodiac animals arrived at his palace. Dragon came fifth.

Chinese Zodiac Years – Dragon Years

Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years. The five elements are Metal (Gold), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. It is said that birth animal signs and elements decide people's characteristics.

Type Year of Birth Personality
Fire Dragon 1916, 1976 Slick, good at seizing opportunities, easy to get success
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, very talented but not fond of limelight

Dragon's Personality Traits

Positive Attributes:

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, because they are always considerate and their talents always make them become a star in the crowd.

Negative Attributes:

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.

And since they like to be a leader of the group, Dragons 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 Love Compatibility

Dragon's Love Compatibility

Best Match with Dragon: Rat, Tiger, Snake, or Rooster

Rat and Snake are more intelligent and shrewder than Dragon. Couples that are formed from Dragon and Rat, or Dragon and Snake, complement and help the other in both work and life.

Tiger and Rooster will fit Dragon nicely if they hold the same goals with Dragon in life.

Worst Match with Dragon: Ox, Rabbit, Goat, or Dog

Aggressive Dragon won’t get along well with the stubborn Ox, quiet Rabbit, or sensitive Goat. Dragon and Dog are clashing and neither trusts nor understands the other.

Lucky Things for Dragon for 2020

Lucky Things for Dragon

Dragons' Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky Numbers: 8, 3
  • Unlucky Colors: blue and green
  • Unlucky Direction: southeast

Dragon’s Prediction for 2020


Dragon’s Prediction for 2020

Career - Probably get promoted

In 2020, Dragons are predicted to meet more obstacles in their jobs than usual. 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 modest.
  • to get on well with their colleagues.

Ideal jobs for Dragons: lawyer, artist, inventor, manager, computer analyst, engineer, architect, broker, and sales person.

Finance - Making a fortune through investment

Predictions in 2020 for the Dragon foretell that due to the advent of numerous opportunities for investment, it is a time for them to make a packet. And the optimal seasons to do this will be spring and winter.

However, Dragons should  evaluate their own economic strength and fully analyze the actual situation of the market before taking further steps.

Health - A little unfavorable

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

Relationships - Favorable

Dragons are going to lead a smooth romantic life in 2020. 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 of them 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 - Passive, Sensitive, Responsible

Male Dragons often behave very sensitive 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 - Devoted, Prudent, Considerate

Female Dragons prefer to spend a long time observing their partner to 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 Dragon

Many famous people were born in the Year of the Dragon, ranging from actors and writers to singers and politicians. Below is a list of 10 famous people who were born in the Year of the Dragon.

Born in 1820

Florence Nightingale (Social Reformer and Statistician)

Born in 1856

Sigmund Freud (Austrian Neurologist)

Born in 1892

Pearl Buck (Writer)

Born in 1904

Theodore Seuss Geisel (Writer)

Born in 1929

Martin Luther King (Civil Rights Activist)

Born in 1940

Bruce Lee (Martial Artist and Film Actor)

Born in 1952

Vladimir Putin (Politician)

Born in 1964

Nicholas Cage (Movie Actor)

Born in 1976

Keri Russell (Actress and Singer)

Born in 1988

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (Pop Singer)

Some other celebrities

Joan of Arc, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Bernard Shaw, Pat Schroeder, John Lennon

People born in Dragon years are confident, positive, emotional and arrogant. They have lucky and unlucky things. In 2020, Dragon people will probably get promoted in career, making a fortune through investment, occur ailments sometimes, and lead a smooth romantic life. All these predictions, however, serve for reference only, just like western astrology.

Introduction to the 12 Animals

We list all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, if you want to check out the animal sign that your parents or your kids belong to:

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