The Chinese New Year is around the corner bringing with it the onset of the Year of the Dragon. 2024 is the year of the Wood Dragon and will begin on February 10, 2024, and conclude on January 28, 2025.
While most of us are familiar with the Western zodiac signs and astrology that are based on planetary positions, the Chinese zodiac signs have played an integral role in East Asian cultures for more than 2000 years.
Chinese Zodiac, or sheng xiao, repeats in a cycle of 12 years and each year is represented by an animal. These include a rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Like Western zodiac signs, there are some inherent traits associated with the Chinese zodiac that set them apart from one another. The Year of the Dragon, therefore, holds special significance for those born in it. Read on to find out what it really means…
What Is The Year Of The Dragon?
The birth years that are considered to be the Years of the Dragon are: 1928. 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024. Since the cycle repeats after 12 years, the next Year of the Dragon will happen in 2036. Some of the famous people born in the Year of the Dragon are Bruce Lee, Rihanna, Keanu Reeves, Adele, Elon Musk and Reese Witherspoon
What Is The Significance Of The Year Of The Dragon 2024?
A dragon is considered to be auspicious and holds a special place in Chinese lore. The mythical creature is associated with good fortune and strength. The people born under this zodiac are known to be charismatic, ambitious, intelligent and assertive.
In 2024, we’re entering the Year of the Wood Dragon. Chinese zodiac, unlike its Western counterpart, relies on natural elements like fire, water, wood, earth or metal to further determine each zodiac’s traits and fortune.
This year has been predicted to bring about transformation and evolution. People born under the year are going to see a marked shift in their lives and will get a chance to explore new possibilities that could open up unexpected doors for them.
So, if you’re born in the Year of the Dragon, prepare yourself for positive changes and transformation around you and open your heart and mind up for new challenges and opportunities.