Unlike the dragon of the West, the Dragon in Asia mythology can be protective and is a symbol of the male (yang) principal of the universe and of royal authority. The Dragon lives in all the elements: under the water, on the ground, and in the air. The Dragon is a water sign and a propitious sign for agriculture. Dragons are sincere, energetic but short-tempered and stubborn. They are symbols of power, wealth, prosperity, and royal power. There is a saying, “In the Year of the Dragon and of the Snake, everyone keeps food for him or herself.” Famine is apt to appear in these years. The Dragon Hours are between 7 and 9 A.M.

In twelve Vietnamese Zodiac animals, Dragon is the fifth zodiac animal in the cycle including Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Cat, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. A Dragon year happens every 12 years. People born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, or 2012 are Dragon.Vietnamese Zodiac Sign - The Dragon

Characteristics of a Dragon

People born in the Dragon year are usually smart, lively and excitable. They are also truthful and frank. Nevertheless, they show a bit arrogance and impatience. Female Dragons are overconfident, they do not participate in gossip or slander that damage other people. Overall, Dragons are ambitious, determining, sensitive, brave and romantic. However, the weak point is that they are quite tackless, unrealistic, arrogant and fiery.
According to the astrology, different periods of a day by the time the Dragon people born could greatly affect their personalities:
Dragon people born in the morning are likely to get luck from early. People in their middle thirties can enjoy their peak stage of fortune. After that, they may have to face some hardships. If they can get over it and are supported by interpersonal relationship, success will come.
The dragon people born at noon are fond of taking risks. They do not seek fame or wealth during their life but always think of the way to play their imagination into reality. Fortune in career comes late when they had gone through great ordeals in life.
Those born in the evening are hard to judge. They may appear to be lazy by sitting and watching TV all the time but once they start doing things, they place their enthusiasm and devotion to the fullest. They can demonstrate particular abilities in arts and sports.

The health condition of the Dragons

Inheriting the power of nature, Dragons, in general, are healthy. However, they may get stress and tension as they want to take risks and challenge themselves. Old people may have some problems related to stomach, liver, blood, and gallbladder while the young one may face with the skin problem. They are advised to do yoga or walk not only to keep healthy but also to relax their minds.

Which Careers are best-suited for Rats?

Dragon is the fictitious and imaginative animal that appears in the zodiac signs. Along with Phoenix, tortoise, and Kylin, Dragon is considered as a sacred animal. Thus, people born in the Dragon year are fond of imagining and dreaming. In their work, they are the hard-working person but they easily give up when they encounter obstacles. Jobs with fixed salary are not suitable for them. Furthermore, because Dragons are challenge lovers so jobs requiring Dragons to test themselves such as inventor, broker, salesman, computer analyst, lawyer, journalist, managers are best-suited with them.

How to Build Relationships with Dragons?

While looking for a partner, dragons are often hesitant to move forward and do not want to commit to a long-term relationship. However, once they find their true partner, they intend to do it to the last. They will demonstrate the generosity and warming to their loved ones.

Five Types of Dragon

Type of DragonYear of BirthCharacteristics
Wood Dragon1904, 1964Shy, less enthusiastic, and poor communication skills.
Fire Dragon1916, 1976Bright, untrustworthy, and serene
Earth Dragon1928, 1988Clever, ambitious, and energetic
Gold Dragon1940, 2000Natural and direct, unpredictable
Water Dragon1952, 2012Stubborn, farsighted, and dynamic

Famous People Born in Dragon Year

Vladimir Putin, John Lennon, Pele, Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale, Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln