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The Year of the Wood Dragon

The Year of the Dragon begins with the New Moon on February 9, 2024 at 2:58 p.m. PST.  These links cover different perspectives — symbolism, cultural relevance and predictions — for the Dragon, considered the grandest and most charismatic of the all the Chinese signs. Most are about 10 minutes long; the few longer, in-depth presentations are marked as such.

Here’s the Most Important Thing You Need to Know for 2024, Year of the Wood Dragon & Year of Action Elizabeth Pyjov speaks to the inner opportunities and optimal point of view for the year: “I am going to enjoy this life no matter what it throws at me. … Let everyone else be as they are … Learn to look at life with approval and interest and warmth.”

AnandaShree Astrology speaks on the February Fiery New Moon Year of the Dragon, integrated with ideas from Vedic Astrology. The Dragon is a mythical animal which is vast, powerful and brings huge transformations. The New Moon is in the Dhanishta Nakshatra, connected to wealth and “the star of symphony.” On this New Moon she recommends to “take a vow to speak only what is necessary.”

Chinese Year of the Dragon + All Animal Signs
U.K. astrologer Patrick Arundell describes the dragon symbolism in China and considers 1964, the last Wood Dragon year — the Civil Rights Act was passed and Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He also briefly looks at the horoscope for China in his video.









US Postal Service has Year of the Dragon forever stamps.


Year of the Dragon: Revealing Mysteries, Power, Fortune and Intrigue in the Chinese Zodiac
“Delve into the enigmatic realm of the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Dragon, unveiling its profound significance, power, and fortune. Explore the dragon’s charismatic traits and the transformative energies it brings to this auspicious year. Discover the cultural richness and intriguing legends surrounding this revered zodiac sign, inviting you on a journey of wisdom and mystique.”


Why the Dragon is Central to Chinese Culture is a short educational video. “Beautiful in their strength and otherworldliness,” the dragon is inseparable from the history of the Chinese people.


Take a 4-minute break and Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Chinese Calligraphy.


The Wood Dragon: Pluto in Aquarius and Predictions for 2024
Donna Stellhorn at Kepler College offers a 90 minute presentation on Chinese astrology and its intersection with Western astrology. She explains the building blocks of Chinese astrology (i.e., the heavenly stems and earthly branches), the Five Elements and their interconnections, and delineates specific predictions for each of the 12 Chinese animal signs. Next, she combines the Dragon year energies with Western astrology. (Time stamps so you can bump ahead to your animal year for the predictions.)


Pantheon Mythology hosts a 20 minute video: Who are the Dragons of Chinese Mythology?
“These mythical creatures are revered in Chinese mythology as symbols of power, strength, and good fortune. Unlike their Western counterparts, often portrayed as vicious and violent, Chinese dragons are seen as benevolent and protective creatures that bring rain and control floods, crucial aspects of agriculture in ancient China.”


Astrologer and historian Christopher Renstrom at The Astrology Hub presents an hour on Exploring the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of the Wood Dragon. He provides a “deep examination of the symbolism and cultural beliefs surrounding the Chinese Lunar New Year and its correlation with Chinese Astrology. He emphasizes the fundamental difference between Western and Chinese astrology, and also delves into the significance of the animals and elements in Chinese astrology, especially with regards to the Year of the Wood Dragon.” He also tells a story from the Han Dynasty, “which ties back to the central theme of wisdom and enlightenment. This year is one that encourages seeking wisdom and understanding beyond immediate fulfilment or gratification.”


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  1. Wow! This is a gift; thank you so much, TMA & Mary. I appreciate your curating this list.

    • My pleasure Jan, glad you’re enjoying it..

      Happy New Year,


  2. Thank you for sharing this list of erudite resources. Happy New Year!

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