The Year of the Dragon and The Traits of the Dragon Zodiac
Dragon is known as the symbol of power, success, good luck, fortune, and kindness. There was a Chinese legend when the Jade Emperor asked all the animals to come for the race, everyone expected the Dragon to be in the first place, but he came late. When the Emperor asked him the reason he said that on the way, he came across a village suffering from drought, and when he saw the villagers a deep sense of pity coursed through his mind and he stopped by to make it rain on the village and help them. The Jade Emperor was very happy and gave him the fifth position. The Emperor is said to be a reincarnation of the Dragon. Dragon is the most respectable, lovable, and affectionate animal. In Chinese astrology, Dragon is the fifth Zodiac animal, and the years of the Dragon zodiac are said to be 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and the next upcoming Chinese year of the Dragon would be 2024. Each Chinese year of the dragon follows a 12-year cycle to repeat itself, and the Dragon years are associated with the Earthly branch, Chen.
Every Chinese year of the Dragon has one of five elements associated with it. Here is the chart which will guide you about the years of the Dragon and its associated element.