The dragon was an ambitious animal, and wanted to take the tiger's place as king of the animals. Consequently, fighting broke out between the two, but neither had a clear advantage. The Jade Emperor decided to judge between them. When the dragon heard this news he became worried that he did not look impressive enough. At this time, the dragon did not have a horn.  It was, in fact, the rooster who could boast this possession and so the centipede suggested that the dragon borrow the rooster's horn. Although the rooster refused at first, the centipede offered to guarantee the dragon's honesty and the rooster, the centipede's friend, then agreed to the request.

When the dragon and the tiger came to be judged, both looked awesome and ferocious. The Emperor decided to make the dragon king of the water and the tiger king of the earth. As the tiger was already an animal sign, the dragon was given the same status. Angered, the rooster went after the centipede, who hid underground. To this day, roosters love to eat centipedes, and the noise they make is actually their loud cursing about the dragon's theft all those years ago.


You have a natural charisma and it is unlikely that you would fade into the background or escape unnoticed at a party. You are lively company, interested in the world around you and excited by new possibilities. You have great energy and self-confidence and know how to create an impression. Many dragon people are exhibitionists, full of energy and enthusiasm; they are also proud, which is sometimes interpreted by onlookers as arrogance. It is true that you are sure of yourself and enjoy being the center of attention, but you also have a brave and charitable side to your character. If a friend is faced by a problem or dilemma you sill be there to offer help, and when others might withdraw you will step forward to help resole the situation with authority and dignity. In fact, you apply yourself whole-heartedly to most situations and if you become frustrated with others it is only because they do not have your stamina or skills. You demand high standards of yourself and are surprised when others cannot keep up with you; in your drive to complete the task you fail to see their weaknesses.

The Chinese say that heaven and earth are balanced in the life of someone born in this year, and success certainly seems to follow you. You are decisive and frank, capable and also lucky. As well as being blessed with good fortune, you are also an able judge of situations, stepping in at the right moment with an exciting or creative scheme. You can be quick-tempered and obstinate, and sometimes too outspoken, but there is usually good advice in your criticisms or suggestions. You believe that you are acting with good intentions and are confident of a positive outcome, and more often than not events work out as you hoped.
Dragon YEARS: Positive Elements
(1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952,
1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)


You have an impressive presence and it is not unusual for you to have a string of admirers who are drawn by your charisma.

You are attractive and know how to charm, so before long your partner will be under your spell. It is easy for you for find romance, but hard for you to settle down - numerous love affairs are not uncommon for those born in the Year of the Dragon. You do not set out to conquer someone romantically and then leave them for a new challenge, it is just that you are disappointed when you uncover weakness. You are frustrated by emotional over-dependence or indecision, and will eventually set off in search of a new and exciting romance.

At one level love is a game, and you rarely yearn for the past or harbor regrets. The same cannot be said for your ex-lovers who may carry a torch for you long after the romance is over. You need someone who gives you the space to express yourself - to impress and to perform - someone who plays and active role but yet is not threatened by your exuberance.


You enjoy positions of responsibility and your presence does command attention. You know how to gain respect, and being in charge or giving orders comes naturally; fortunately, most people accept your authority. It is important for you to have new challenges and freedom of movement; when you feel trapped by your career or at the mercy of other people's decisions you are likely to pack your bags and leave.

You are an able and intelligent worker and have strong opinions on the planning and execution of projects. If there is room for doubt hold back, seek advice or wait until you are certain that the conditions are right. You have good leadings, but your energy can be overwhelming. In your planning you have to allow for the fact that some colleagues cannot match your pace, even though they may be inspired by your ideas.

You are suited to a career in law, religion or the arts. You would also be a good manager, entrepreneur, doctor or actor.

having to be calm or patient
waiting for anything or anyone
a lack of vision in others
having nothing to do
manipulative people
listening to advice
dishonesty and hypocrisy
lazy people
weak willed people
being patronized


celebrations, picknicks, parties ect.
to wear casual, comfortable clothes
going on holiday and travelling
to be taken seriously
jazz music
fun fairs, especially the roller coaster
watching fireworks
giving advice and help tp others
to feel irreplaceable
to be in charge
championing causes

Famous Dragons:

Jenny Agutter, Jeffrey Archer, Roseanne Arnold, Joan Baez, Count Basie, Neneh Cherry, Julie Christie, James Coburn, Bing Crosby, Salvador Dali, Charles Darwin, Susen Dey, Neil Diamond, Matt Dillon, Christian Dior, Fats domino, Placido Domingo, Faye Dunaway, Prince Edward, Adam Faith, Bruce Forwyth, James Garner, Che Guevera, David Hasselhoff, Tom Jones, Eartha Kitt, John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, Lee Majors, Francois Mitterrand, Bob Monkhouse, Florence Nightingale, Al Pacino, Elaine Paige, Gregory Peck, Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Cliff Richard, Mel Smith, Ringo Starr, Princess Stephanie of Monaco,
Mr. T, Shirley Temple, Raquel Welch, Mae West, Frank Zappa.

Dragons will have to perform a delicate balancing act this year in order to keep the peace. Do not be too disheartened if things do not appear to be going your way career-wise, instead focus on your home life and giving support to family members.
Summoning Spirit
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