Year of the Dragon

People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They neither borrow money nor make flowery speeches, but they tend to be soft-hearted which sometimes gives others an advantage over them. Dragon people are considered most eccentric in the Chinese zodiac. Dragons are idealists, perfectionists, they are born thinking they are perfect and inflexible. Dragons are also aggressive and determined, going after what they want is second nature to them.

There is also a five-element rotation of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, each having other specific traits. People under the sign of Dragon are born in the years (roughly): 1892 (water), 1904 (wood), 1916 (fire), 1928 (earth), 1940 (metal), 1952 (water), 1964 (wood), 1976 (fire), 1988 (earth), 2000 (metal), 2012 (water), 2024 (wood).

Elemental Qualities:

    * Metal - most strong-willed, impatient, critical of others, firm in beliefs
    * Water - open to suggestions, more diplomatic, sometimes unrealistic
    * Wood - most creative, logical and reasoning, less assertive
    * Fire - most outgoing, perfectionist, extremely critical of others, charismatic,
    * Earth - most social, patient and stable, balanced and fair, bad temper if agitated

The Dragon is also the most popular zodiac. During the Year of the Dragon, there is a noticeable rise in birthrates in China, as many parents wish to have a child whose zodiac is the Dragon.


Dragons are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters. (Most favorably with Rats and Monkeys). Worst companions - Ox, Rabbit, Dog, Dragon

Bedroom Compatibility

Dragon and Monkey - A good match especially if the Dragon learns that things don't always have to be their way.
Dragon and Rat - A perfect match.
Worst Match - Dragon and Dog - No match here, in or out of the bedroom.

Celebrities Born in The Year of The Dragon

Joan of Arc, Julius Caesar, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Lee, Liam Neeson, Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr., Charles Darwin, Christopher Reeve, Woodrow Wilson.

Sources: General Info - Wikipedia and Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Romantic and Bedroom Compatibility - MyPleasure