Dragon (zodiac)

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The Dragon (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol .


It has been proposed by one academic researcher that the Dragon symbol is actually a scorpion and once symbolized the star Antares.[1]

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Dragon," while also bearing the following elemental sign:

The Water Dragon lantern festival.

There are typically spikes in the birth rates of countries that use the Chinese zodiac during a Year of the Dragon, because such "Dragon babies" are considered to be lucky and have desirable characteristics.


The Dragon
Fixed Element/EnergyHours ruledPositive traitsNegative traitsHealth risksFamous People
Earth/Yang07:00 – 08:59 amMagnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, passionateTactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, rebellious, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuousProne to bouts of extreme temper and stress, migraines, hypertension and heart related issues, diabetes, Malignant narcissism, antisocial personality disorderJulius Caesar, Hermann Göring, Reinhard Heydrich, Charles Darwin, Patrick Sanzi, Francisco Franco, Paul Bernardo, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, Jürgen Klinsmann, Moses Sithole, Sigmund Freud, John Lennon, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Joan of Arc, Courtney Love, Ryan Reynolds, Liam Neeson, Don Cheadle, Chuck Norris, Courteney Cox, Anna Faris, Matt Dillon, Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens

See also[edit]