Updated: Nov 7
The Dragon is the fifth animal in the Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, it represents good luck, strength and health. The Dragon is unique because it is the only mythical creature of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac.
In China, the Dragon is a symbol of imperial power and authority. It has been said for thousands of years that Dragons have represented supernatural power and wisdom.
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The Dragon in Mythology
As a very energetic and playful creature, the Dragon is often associated with positive traits such as loyalty, strength and brightness.
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order of animals would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. Everyone expected that the powerful Dragon would arrive early on. However, he arrived fifth after the Rat, Ox, Tiger and Rabbit. When asked why he was so late, Dragon said that on the way he saw a village suffering from drought. He had to stop and create rain for them before he could get to their party.
The personality of the Dragon
People born in the year of the Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012) are charismatic, intelligent, confident and powerful. They also born with innate luck and good fortune. Dragons do everything to the best of their ability, with high standards.
They are passionate, courageous, and determined. They bring raw energy to any room they enter and have a commanding presence. If you try to take them down, they will put up a fight you won’t forget. They’re highly intelligent and have admirable emotional stability.
They have the agility to try anything; a thrill-seeking streak that gives them something new to do every single day. As a result, they are always on the move and don’t waste time on things that don’t matter. They care only about what brings them pleasure.
Zodiac signs most compatible with the Dragon
Dragon and Monkey
Monkeys and Dragons are both creative and innovative. However, once together, be sure the Monkey doesn’t do any small tricks because they can sometimes trigger jealousy in Dragons.
Dragon and Rat
The Rat’s humorous and outgoing nature complements the Dragon’s sincerity. The Rat and the Dragon’s differences balance each other out, creating a strong partnership. The Dragon is elegant and charismatic, while the Rat is down-to-earth and grounded.
Dragon and Rooster
Roosters are very compatible with Dragons. The Dragon will be amazed by the Rooster's unwavering support, and appreciate the Rooster's constant encouragement when things get tough.
The different types of Dragon in Chinese astrology
These Dragons are kindhearted but speak bluntly. They are talented and strategic, and they want to work hard because they enjoy success and wealth. They are really determined and fierce characters.
These Dragons are calmer than the others. They’ll go very far in life due to their innate confidence. They sometimes overthink and they tend to worry more than the other Dragons, but they are also smooth and will inevitably achieve their ambitions.
The Wood Dragon is a decedent creature who loves luxury and wants to accrue a lot of wealth. They tend to be very business savvy and are involved in trading ventures. They’re confident and very charming.
These Dragons are bold, feisty and extremely fun. They’re also hugely intelligent, independent, and confident. They have an enviable zest for life and are passionate about their dreams and have the courage to make them a reality.
These Dragons are usually positive, happy and self-confident. They often remain calm in any situation and treat people differently. They like to surround themselves with supportive people that they can trust, love and rely on. These Dragons know that fear is their worst enemy and they always try to rise up to new challenges regardless of how difficult they may be.