The Fifth Sign of the Chinese Zodiac

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The Dragon is basically the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. The years of the Dragon include these; 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 and so on. The Chinese Dragon is basically an imaginary animal, and it is believed to have a combination of nine animals, including the body of a snake, the head of an ox, the horns of a deer, the claws of an eagle, the mouth of a crocodile, and even the scales of a fish. The Dragon holds a very high reputation in the Chinese culture, and it also represents the imperial power and its auspiciousness.

Most Chinese regard themselves as the descendants of the Chinese Dragon, and emperors were even referred to as ‘dragons’. It represented a token of success, dignity, luck, capacity, and authority.
Among the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is basically the sole imaginary animal. The Dragon is seen as the most powerful and vital animal in the Chinese Zodiac. However, we cannot overemphasize the fact that dragons have been known to have a hothead and possess a very sharp tongue. In ancient times, dragons were known to be the best types of leaders with inborn traits of ambition and dominance. They are gifted with innate intelligence, tenacity, and courage. They have also been known to be confident and enthusiastic. They are also not so afraid of taking risks and facing challenges. Even with their aggressive nature, they can be calm when they wish to be. It is important to note that an angry dragon is not always open to any form of criticism. They prefer to strive for a smooth future and are also known to be arrogant and irritating.

Most people that were born in the year of the Dragon are full of strength and fighting spirit. They can be very charismatic, able to attract a lot of followers since their leadership skills and talents convince almost every subordinate. The Dragon may seem indifferent, but they are actually chivalrous since they think of others. The pride of a dragon may lead to prejudice, and it may also be a little difficult for them to have that will to follow through. If they wish to achieve success and excellence, they need that high level of willpower.

The best matches for the Dragon are the Rat, Monkey, and the Rooster. The rooster shares common values with the Dragon, meaning they can live together without so much friction. Even though the Dragon knows a lot of ways to make money, they have little or no idea on how to manage the money. This is where the rat comes into play. They are known as the financial advisers of the Dragon. Dragons are also easily attracted by the cheerful and enthusiastic nature of intelligent monkeys.

On the other side, Dragons are not compatible with the Ox, Sheep, and Dog. The Dragon seems to lack trust in these three because of their differences in opinions. They are not so compatible with the Dragon, and love fades away with constant complaints on their parts.

Do you want to get along with the Dragon? Show them a little respect, especially if you are in a relationship with them. If they feel like they are not respected enough, quarrels may occur. Also, a dragon needs occasional praise whenever they are able to achieve something. It is a source of inspiration to them, and they seem to get better whenever they are able to get some of the praise. They demand recognition from their partners whenever they can. Once you are able to appreciate their work, they feel a lot happier. They also do not like to be controlled by anybody, so no matter how much they love you, desist from trying to control them.

The best jobs for the Dragon are cashier, financier, salesman, priest, designer, soldier, politician, electrician, and pharmacist. The Dragon is not only earnest and reliable, but they are also eloquent, making them successful salesmen and giving them the positive results they need in their financial businesses. Also, they hold responsibilities for their work since they have a solid work ethic, making them suitable for the roles of electricians and pharmacists. They also have a high aesthetic value, which means they can function as photographers and designers. With a high sense of justice, they can fit into the role of a soldier and politician.

The people under the year of the Dragon usually have a strong body and are generally very healthy. They rarely fall in, and when they do get ill, it may prove to be serious and may even take a while to recover. Dragons usually do not pay so much attention to their mental health, which is a problem. Usually overwhelmed by chores and commitments, they hardly do what they need to do for their health. However, with a balanced diet, good sleep, and adequate rest, dragons can stay away from different forms of illnesses. As a dragon, one needs to take it easy with life and avoid being nervous or exhausted in life. They also need frequent exercise to maintain their body shape and condition.

The lucky numbers of the Dragon are 1, 6, and 7. Their lucky days are usually the 1st and 16th of the Chinese Lunar calendar. Their lucky colours are silver, greyish white, and silver. Their lucky flowers are dragon flowers and bleeding-heart glory bower. Their lucky directions are north, south, and east. Their lucky months are the 3rd, 4th, and 7th lunar months.

On the other hand, their unlucky numbers are green and blue, their unlucky numbers are 3 and 8, their unlucky direction in the northwest, and their unlucky months are the 5th and 6th lunar months.
Some famous dragons in history include Martin Luther King Jr, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Vladimir Putin, Stephen Curry, and Adele. This list may give you an insight into what type of people are dragons.
In the end, knowing some of these traits mean that you can identify a dragon without having to even know when they were born or things like that. Spot a dragon around you today using some of these traits, and you might be surprised how accurate you may be.

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