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Astrology Primer & Gift Guide

The Dragon

The Dragon

The Dragon, claiming the fifth spot in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, is the only mythical creature among the zodiac signs. It symbolizes power, strength, and good fortune. The Dragon is revered and respected, with those born under its sign considered to be innovative, spirited, and energetic.

Characteristics and Personality Traits


  • Strengths: Charismatic, ambitious, visionary, self-confident, brave.
  • Weaknesses: Egotistical, impatient, impulsive, dominating.
  • Lucky Colors: Gold, silver, grayish white.
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7.
  • Lucky Flowers: Bleeding-heart glory bower, dragon flowers.
Dragon in Love and Relationships

Dragons are passionate, intense, and often have high standards in love. Their magnetic personality draws many admirers.

  • Best Matches: Rooster, Monkey, Rat.
  • Should Avoid: Dog, Rabbit, Dragon.

Years of the Dragon


Those born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, and subsequent 12-year intervals, harness the dynamic spirit of the Dragon.

Career and Opportunities
With their confidence and drive, Dragons often take on leadership roles and excel in positions that allow them to channel their creativity. They shine as entrepreneurs, politicians, artists, and innovators.
Famous Personalities
  • Bruce Lee: 1940
  • Florence Nightingale: 1820
  • Adele: 1988
  • Rihanna: 1988

Cultural and Historical Significance


In Chinese culture, the Dragon is a symbol of imperial power and represents authority and prosperity. Emperors in ancient China were often likened to dragons, and the creature has been a recurring motif in art, literature, and folklore.

Interesting Facts About the Dragon
  1. Unlike the fearsome dragons in Western folklore, Chinese dragons are benevolent creatures associated with water, rain, and fertility.
  2. There’s a traditional Chinese dance performance known as the Dragon Dance, especially performed during Chinese New Year celebrations.
  3. The Dragon is one of the most popular zodiac signs, often leading to a significant increase in birth rates in Dragon years.


Commanding respect and admiration, the Dragon is a symbol of vitality, leadership, and boundless energy. Those fortunate enough to be born under this sign possess a fiery spirit, ambitious heart, and the potential to make a significant impact.

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