Traits of People Born Under The Sign of the Dragon

There are twelve astrological signs in the Chinese zodiac. People born under each sign share similar characteristics.

Tigers are restless.

Oxen are dependable.

Rabbits are tidy.

Snakes are shrewd.

Horses are energetic.

Monkeys are mischievous.

Roosters have a strong self-image.

Dogs are loyal.

Pigs are lucky.

Rats are hard-working.

Sheep are mild-mannered.


DRAGONS are noble. They may be hot-tempered but they also have a soft side. They are compassionate and fiercely loyal to their friends. Dragons have long sharp tongues and are often biting and sarcastic in their comments.

Dragons are passionate, innovative, enterprising and self-assured. They may also be tactless and conceited. Dragons love a challenge but may suffer from stress related illness from taking on too much.

Dragons make good lawyers, politicians, sales people, officers, inventors and philosophers.

Dragons boast luck and success and they can transfer those attributes to their friends. They are particularly compatible with Rats and Snakes. This will be a good year for Dragons and their friends. It's a good time to start a new business, move, go back to school, travel, get married or have a baby.


You are a Dragon if you were born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, or 2012.


They are further broken down into the five elements.


People born in 1916 and 1976 are Fire Dragons.

They are strong, persistent and dynamic. They can be gentle but occasionally are impatient and aggressive. Fire Dragons are associated with summer, the south, the planet Mars and the colour red.


People born in 1928 and 1988 are Earth Dragons.

They are practical and thorough. The crave nurturing and stability. Earth Dragons are associated with crossroads, the changing of the seasons, the Earth and the colour yellow.


People born in 1940 and 2000 are Metal Dragons.

They are rigid, persistent, and determined. They can be controlling and forceful. They are ambitious and usually succeed in business. They appreciate the finer things in life. Metal Dragons are associated with Autumn, aging, dryness and the colour white.


People born in 1964 are Wood Dragons.

They are strong but flexible. They are generous, idealistic and attracted to water. Wood Dragons are associated with Springtime, the East, the planet Jupiter and the colours green and blue.


People born in 1952 and 2012 are Water Dragons.

They are wise, flexible and pliant. They often have difficulty following through. Water Dragons are associated the North, Winter, the planet Mercury, cold and the colour black.

Famous Dragons include Christopher Reeves, Joan of Arc, Reese Witherspoon, John Lennon, Maya Angelou, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, Grace Kelly, Chuck Norris, Chris Farley, Roseanne, George Strait, Sandra Bullock, Patrick Swayze, Parker Stevenson, Vladimir Putin, Al Pacino, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd and Christine Baranski.

2012 Dragons Rule