The Dragon in the Chinese Horoscope

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The Dragon in the Chinese Horoscope

The dragon is the only animal in the Chinese horoscope that has only an imaginary existence, and in fact, in the horoscope of other indigenous peoples of China, it is replaced by another animal. Although the dragon is an imaginary animal, the ancient Chinese believed in its real existence. In fact, the dragon is the totemic animal of the Chinese people. The emperor was known as a dragon, usually called «Son of the Dragon» or said to sit on the «Dragon Throne», and prominent men throughout history were considered to be dragons.

The dragon was related to rain, and it was said that where there was a dragon, it rained. Perhaps this is why the emperor was associated with the dragon, for without good rains came famine, revolt, and danger to the dynasty.

As the dragon is the god of the waters in each lake there is a Dragon King, who lives in the Dragon Palace, with his armies of fish and shrimp and in each city a Black Dragon Pond, where the dragon is expected to ensure that the amount of water is just right, without suffering droughts or floods.

Throughout the country, there are numerous festivals in honor of dragons, especially among the Bai people of the city of Dali, who worship the dragon on numerous occasions throughout the year.

Since in China we follow the lunar calendar, and in the West the solar calendar, the beginning and the end of each year do not coincide exactly. Therefore, before knowing what the Chinese horoscope says about your sign, make sure that you are indeed born under the sign of the Dragon, as are the people born on the dates included in the table on the left.

16- Feb -1904 to 3- Feb -1905 Wood

3- Feb -1916 to 22- Jan -1917 Fire

23- Jan -1928 to 9- Feb -1929 Earth

8- Feb -1940 to 26- Jan -1941 Metal

27- Jan -1952 to 13- Feb -1953 Water

13- Feb -1964 to 1- Feb -1965 Wood

31- Jan -1976 to 17- Feb -1977 Fire

17- Feb -1988 to 5- Feb -1989 Earth

5- Feb -2000 to 24- Jan -2001 Metal

23 – Jan- 2012 to 9 Feb – 2013 Water

To complete your cosmic profile it is necessary to know the influence of the Five Elements on your life. Check in the table above the element to which you belong. The time of birth also has a great influence on the character of the person. It is generally considered that those born during the chen hour (from 7 to 9 am) acquire some dragon qualities, and tend to be calmer than those born at other times.

People born under the sign of the dragon are strong, proud, full of vitality. It is generally considered lucky the one who is born in the year of the dragon, in the families is especially respected the son born in those years. They tend to be generous, but also somewhat selfish, a kind of natural selfishness, which derives from the role in which society and the family place dragons. Confident, and sometimes with very high aspirations, they do not distrust those around them, and sometimes run into trouble.

They live in harmony with: Monkey, rat, snake.

They have frequent conflicts with: Ox, dog.

Cite this article as: Ceinos-Arcones, Pedro, "The Dragon in the Chinese Horoscope," in Ethnic China, 13 marzo 2021,
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