After the Rabbit and before the Serpent comes the mighty Dragon, a Yang Wood Animal. Those born under the Sign of the Dragon are said to be intelligent, gifted, bossy, loud, garish, and unfaithful, but at the same Time, these vital and enthusiastic folks can be popular and successful. Despite their hard shell, they can be softies on the inside. They are energetic, strong, generous and charismatic. Dragons are born leaders, and grow up to be physicians, artists, priests, politicians, entrepreneurs and leaders. In Chinese folklore, the Dragon is a symbol of absolute Power. This Sign is said to be so fortunate to be born under, that many women in China, Japan and all over Southeast Asia strive to give birth during a Dragon Year.
As children they are said to have wild temper tantrums, and vivid, extremely realistic dreams; they often mature with the Power to turn these dreams into realities. Dragons tend to be stubborn, resolute and decisive. While refusing help, they do not hesitate to help others. It is important to note, that Dragons in Eastern Tradition are beneficent, as opposed to the Western view. Chinese Dragons are Lucky.
Are Dragons completely Legendary, or did primitive humans see dinosaur skeletons after the last Ice Age thawed before the beginning of the Bronze Age, around the Dawn of Chinese Civilization?
When a Dragon enters a large gathering, silence falls, and all eyes turn. These dynamic individuals can entertain a room full of people with a simple, single gesture. Their libidos are also Legendary, especially among females born under the Dragon Sign.
On the downside, while Dragons are extremely creative, they must be very careful not to misuse their Powers, as they can be destructive, often by accident. Their fearless self-confidence can sometimes mislead them to ruin.
A dragon will be most compatible with a Monkey, Serpent, or Rooster, and least compatible with sheep. It is said that a Rat can be a good business partner for a Dragon.
Recent Dragon Years are: 1904,1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012. The next One is 2024.
How about a few celebrities born in the Year of the Dragon: Liam Neeson, Patrick Swayze, Jeff Goldblum, Mickey Rourke, Roseanne Barr, and Lorna Luft (1952); Ringo Starr, Bruce Lee and Al Pacino (1940); Alessandro Nesta, Alicia Silverstone, and Colin Farrell (1976); Michelle Obama, Nicolas Cage, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Palin, and Rob Lowe (1964).