The Dragon

Dragons are the darlings of fortune with regard to Chinese astrology!
Chinese zodiac sign Dragon | Photo: © huhulin -

The Dragon (辰) is a symbol for strength, riches and fortune. And, however, it is a fact that a person who was born in the sign of Dragon is blessed with best spirits, which are promising a prosperous life.

The Dragon is full of sincerity and cordiality – equipped with an emotional state of compassion and its assistance is given whenever it is required. They feel responsible for the common good and they are bravely interested in the public welfare – for them it seems to be no task might be too difficult, no barrier too high! The Dragon is characterized by strong empathy and offering to save each one.

They have the tendency to show their point of view openly and frankly – and without lowering of implementation. The Dragon does not create an ambush attack – it plays overt.

Dragons can often be found in leading positions

Dragons strive for sublime goals – equally on career level. In supplement it must be said they bring on lots of energy and passion for their career and privacy as well.
 Dragons are not willing to subject submitting kinds of authority. They could clearly dominate a distinction while a tendency of impatience and dogmatic nature is performed. For Dragons it is the most important topic seizing opportunities to keep the puppet on a string. Fair play is a significant rule of their game - playing by the rules and knowing the ropes. On the contrary it spoils its family and members with affection and material and non-material goods and values.

But even without selecting a wife or husband the Dragon is most of the time accompanied by other persons... Persons born in the sign of Dragon possess appealing attractiveness and they are in great demand. They are open-minded and affective - finally affectionate as well.

The five elements of the Dragon

Earth Dragon

Born as a sign of the element of earth you may be intelligent and responsible – with regard to other signs you are more upholding traditions. Common sense is their measure – never allowing themselves being too risky and adventurous.
They are most of all practical and logical, however, caused by these characteristics each enterprise would be flourishing. The Earth dragon represents a person that embodies more a patient and restrained character towards the types of Dragon. They offer pragmatism and continuity.

Fire Dragon

It is passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive: The Fire Dragon represents confidence and impatientness– bursting with strength. Innovative projects, renewals and improvements in general are set on the list.
Defying all odds they are regrettably haunted by pure egoism and their predominating behaviour won’t be welcome. On professional level the Fire Dragon dominates the upper floors of the managers and members of the executive boards.
Dragons of this type are constantly under power. Accompanied by intense ardour this is the kind of character which are able to enthuse and inspire one. Fire Dragons are authoritarians, eager and somewhat they behave without regard.

Wood Dragon

These kinds of persons prefer feeling the ground beneath their feet – close to their adequate element wood. Wood Dragons endeavour a maximum certitude in life. They collect material and non-material goods by maintaining of ethic and attitude to morality. Wood Dragons are open-minded towards development and improvement. They bring up projects and ideas with persuasion and assertiveness towards lucrative sustainability.
The Wood Dragon is inspiring and hungry for knowledge – it likes to immerse into unexplored spaces. But although being egocentric it is able to empathize with the parts of its companions.

Water Dragon

The Water Dragon shows itself adaptably towards distinct forms of changes – in contrary towards the Metal Dragon which reflects more resistance. Variable conditions and dependence are accepted without hesitation and doubt. Water Dragons are inquisitive minds and like to develop further on mental level. Born in the year of the Dragon and belonging to the element of water this type of Dragon has high sensitivity and likes to communicate with a keen sense of intuition. Sometimes it may feel tired and shows passive presence for a while…
Dragons of the element water are less egocentric and less dominant than other types of Dragons – smooth transitions when they might have the choice to decide about their plans and proposals. More flexible and canny than other types of Dragons they might adopt changes in a better way. Nevertheless the Water Dragon has a lot ofenergy, confidence and enough self-assertion. It makes use of these characteristics with more consideration.

Metal Dragon

The Metal Dragon is strong, firm and high principled. It is controlled when other are upset – keeps calm within challenging situations. Obstinate and with ambition - the Metal Dragon follows its imagination and is equally goal orientated.
In supplement it must be said the element of metal brings on lots of energy and drive for their career and privacy based on a strong will. A person born in this sign is the courageous type, has keen interest, keenness, ambitious and passion. It's a sort of imposing one’s will by taking oneself too seriously. Metal Dragons are sincere and open-minded.


Represented hours of the Dragon:
7h a.m. – 9h a.m.

Cardinal direction: east south east

Season / month: Spring / April

Fix element:  Wood

Parallel zodiac sign: Aries

Positive characteristics:Cordial, loyal, attractive, appealing, affectionate, goal-orientated, sincere

Negative characteristics: opinionated, dominating, avid for power


Ideal partner:
Monkey, Rat

Snake, Goat, Rooster, Pig, Ox

Moderately suitable:
Tiger, Rabbit, Horse, Dragon


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