© Original Drawing by Shi-He Wang
The Dragon is the 5th sign of the Zodiac.
If you were born between April 4th and May 4th, you are influenced
by the Dragon.
The Dragon rules between the hours of 7.00 am and 9.00 am
The Dragon is magical and the only astrological sign that
is not an actual animal. Yet so much a part of Chinese society
is it, that it seems as real as any of the other signs.
The Dragon is one of the four celestial animals representing
the compas directions in Feng Shui,
representing the East and China itself. The Emperor sat on a
Dragon throne and wrapped himself in Dragon robes.
While capable of breathing fire and presenting a terrible face
like its western counterpart, in the East the Dragon also has
its Yin aspect; benign, healing, signifying great success, wealth
It is easy to get carried away with the magnificence of the
The Dragon is overwhelmingly Yang, which can lead to rashness,
illogical reasoning, and recklessness. Others may find the Dragon
There is no in between with the Dragon. Life is either a Joy
or a Tragedy, either way it is to be experienced fully and aggressively.
The Dragon is often drawn to the theatre or other performing
arts, or professions which are larger than life and include
an admiring audience.
The Dragon is flamboyant, and exuberant, and often a risk taker
Dragons are mythological and occur everywhere in Chinese society,
where they are called Leungs.
They are endowed with healing properties, and are considered
good at accumulating wealth. Dragons are also good omens for
those seeking spiritual enlightenment.
Good or Bad, the dragon is always dramatic.
How the Dragon relates to;
The Rat; The Rat makes an ideal companion for the Dragon. They
make a good looking couple and have a tendency to admire each
other. The Rat is both a financial manager and an inspiration
for the Dragon.
The Ox; The stability of the Ox restrains the Dragon leading
to resentments and feelings of imprisonment.
The Tiger; The Tiger is another Celestial Animal, representing
the West, and the perfect compliment to the Dragon of the East.
Unfortunately, these two are as much adversaries as soulmates.
Any relationship is likely to be like an exciting, breathtaking
dance that burns out all too soon.
The Rabbit; 'When the Rabbit appears, the Dragon's fortunes
disappear', goes a Chinese proverb. An inauspicious pairing.
The Dragon; Two Dragons together can be overpowering. Much
personal rivalry makes this combination an incompatible one.
The Snake; The Snake and Dragon are both highly spiritual signs.
There is much to interest both in this pairing of a spiritual
nature. An auspicious pairing.
The Horse; Interestingly, this is an auspicious pairing although
much of what attracts the two is below the surface and not obvious
The Sheep/Goat; Life with a sheep can be exasperating at times.
Compatible qualities may be less in evidence than wished, and
irritating qualities more in evidence. Yet, with work this is
a pairing that can work well.
The Rooster; Life with a Rooster is like walking a razor's
edge, but both these signs are sure-footed. With work, this
can be a good partnership.
The Dog; This is not an auspicious pairing. The Dog is too
down to earth. The Dragon is too much above it. However, that
both are ruled by the Earth element and Yang explains why these
two are often attracted to each other.
The Pig; This is a less than perfect union. Stubbornness is
as likely the reason to stay together as anything else.