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Dragon (zodiac)

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The Dragon (simplified Chinese: 龙; traditional Chinese: 龍) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol 辰.


It has been proposed by one academic researcher that the Dragon symbol is actually a scorpion and once symbolized the star Antares

Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Dragon," while also bearing the following elemental sign:

30 January 1892 - 16 February 1893: Water Dragon

16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon

3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917: Fire Dragon

22 January 1928 – 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon

8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon

27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953: Water Dragon

13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon

31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon

17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon

5 February 2000 – 23 December 2000: Metal Dragon

23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013: Water Dragon

10 February 2024 – 28 January 2025: Wood Dragon


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Astrological Symbols.

Dragon (zodiac) is part of the Chinese zodiac group.

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