Being the mother of an awesome Dragon it is only right that I share with you some bits and pieces about being one of these wonderful beasties. My boy is charming, lucky, clever and destined to go far. You will too in the Year of the Dragon, because while it is the best sign to be born under, it’s also pretty good times for the rest of us. Given the state of the world at the moment this might cheer you up! So look forward to good times from Monday, 23 January 2012 to February 9 2013.

So here’s a brief heads up about the Chinese Dragon. I’ve included a couple of brilliant sites later on if you want a far more detailed run through the joys of Chinese astrology, who you are and what’s in store for the coming year.

The Dragon personality

The Dragon is one of the more famous beasts of myth and legend. It is a great symbol of good fortune and of intense power. The Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine creature – it bears no resemblance to the evil, destructive, fearful dragon of Western Mythology. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a harbinger of good fortune and a master of authority. In China the dragon and the phoenix are the royal couple and can be found in art and decorations across the country. In China the year of the Dragon is considered to be the most auspicious year to be born in.

A Dragon born with Rat and Tiger parents is especially blessed and will go far.

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Dragon Attributes

Equivalent Western Astrology Sign: Aries

Element: Earth

Hour: 7am-9am

Country: China

Yin/Yang: Yin

Direction: East-South-East

Zodiac Location: 5th

Ruling hours: 7am to 9am

Motto: “I Reign”

Season and month: Spring and April

Fixed Element: Wood

Stem: Positive

Lunar Month Dates: April 5 to May 4

Birthstone: Amethyst

Colors: Gold

Food: Wheat, poultry

Dragon Characteristics

  • Innovative
  • Enterprising
  • Flexible
  • Self-assured
  • Brave
  • Passionate
  • Conceited
  • Tactless
  • Scrutinizing
  • Unanticipated
  • Quick-tempered

Dragon Careers

  • Computer analysts
  • Inventors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Lawyers
  • Philosophers
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Brokers
  • Managers
  • Salespeople
  • PR People
  • Advertising agents
  • Officers in the armed forces
  • Campaigners
  • Politicians

Sign Compatibility

Compatible with the Dragon are the Rat, Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, and Pig.

Incompatible with the Dragon are the Ox, Dragon, Horse, and Dog.

Famous Dragons

Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Sigmund Freud, Mae West, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Keanu Reeves, Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrell, Sandra Bullock, Princess Beatrice

Some Excellent Chinese Astrology Sites to Explore & Enjoy





Kong He Fat Choy! (all images courtesy of Google-images)


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