The Year of the Dragon

The Dragon is the fifth animal in the twelve-year Asian zodiac cycle (see dates below).

Dragons are the only sign in the zodiac based on a mythical creature. Although, if you were born in the Year of the Dragon, you would say that this animal was once probably very real, roaming the Great Wall of China, eating warriors while planning architectural fortresses, ruling war faring kingdoms and possibly making up songs about all there was to do. This is a busy sign. It's no coincidence that in China, the dragon was the symbol of the Emperor.

Detail of DRAGON NATURAL by Jean Tori 2005

Dragons are the free spirits of the Asian Zodiac with no restrictions to their creativity, filled with energy, ideas and imagination. To be a Dragon is to live life bravely, passionately and innovatively. Whatever journeys those born in the Year of the Dragon embark upon, their explorative spirit will guide them to new paths. Change does not frighten the powerful Dragon.

Harriet the Dragon from Elliot and the Perfect Wave by Jean Tori 2021

Fortunately, the Dragon sign is not just courageous and wise, but also benevolent and filled with goodness. This may offset that they can also be stubborn and fervently convinced that they know best. This is not because the Dragon person needs to be right, (they’re quite secure enough to know when they’re wrong), but rationally based on their knowledge, experience and wish to help. Never fear, with the Dragon, common sense is never far off. Wherever the Dragon’s destination, it will be an adventure full of colour.

Lucy the Dragon in the Sea by Jean Tori for Leo's Birthday Adventure 2019

Years of the DRAGON:

Feb 8, 1940 to Jan 26, 1941;

Jan 27, 1952 to Feb 13, 1953;

Feb 13, 1964 to Feb 1, 1965;

Jan 31, 1976 to Feb 17, 1977;

Feb 17, 1988 to Feb 5, 1989;

Feb 5, 2000 to Jan 23, 2001;

Jan 23, 2012 to Feb 9, 2013

Lucy the Dragon Dressed for the Party by Jean Tori 2005
Lucy the Dragon Dressed for the Party by Jean Tori 2005

See Lucy the Dragon featured in our children's book "Leo's Birthday Adventure"