The Dragon of the Chinese Astrological Horoscope
The Chinese Zodiac is a twelve year cycle used to date
years. Each year is assigned an animal according to this
cycle so you can ask a Chinese person their sign and be able
to date them within twelve years. It is considered more
polite to ask someone's sign rather than their age.
According to Chinese legend, the twelve animals of the
zodiac quarreled one day as to who was to head the cycle of
years. The gods were asked to decide and they held a
contest: whoever was the first to reach the opposite bank of
the river would be first, and the rest of the animals would
receive their years according to their finish.
All the twelve animals gathered at the river bank and jumped
in. Unknown to the ox, the rat had jumped upon his back. As
the ox was about to jump ashore on the other side, the rat
jumped off the ox's back and won the race. The pig, which
was very lazy, ended up last. That is why the rat is the
first year of the animal cycle, the ox second and the pig
The Dragon of the Chinese Astrological Horoscope is
described as being a symbol of great fortune. Everything
about the Chinese Dragon is considered to be blessed. This
is a direct opposite of the usual depictions of the dragon
by Europeans. In China the dragon represents great power and
authority and is often seen to be worshipped in temples all
over Asian countries.
If you are born under the sign of the Dragon, which is the
fifth in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, you are considered
to be a free spirit. Those born under the sign of the Dragon
do not do well with rules and regulations and often feel
smothered when constrained by them.
They are flamboyant, generous extroverts who often have
great plans and goals. But because of this they are quick to
lose their temper and often in the heat of the moment do
things they regret later, and can often be discourage should
their plans go unfulfilled. They are gregarious and have
many friends but in the deep places of the heart are
actually rather solitary creatures.
Dragons are blessed in health but often abuse this trait by
doing too much at once. Stress is often the downfall of
dragons and this leads to headaches and hypertension.
At home the dragon can find peace in a lot of space and
decorating the home, but it is most comfortable out and
about around other people because of its gregarious
Dragons are artistic and innovative so in anything requiring
creativity they are an asset, but don't ask them to do
anything that is constraining like accounting. They are more
valuable as managers rather than someone taking orders.
You can find Dragons in all walks of life but they are more
likely to be artists, politicians, doctors, or ministers.
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