Year of the Wood Dragon 2024

Yang Wood Dragon  

Lunar New Year starts on February 10th, 2024, marking the beginning of spring for East Asian cultures. This is the time for new beginnings, changes, and transformation. It’s also a time of celebration, gatherings of friends and families, and reconnecting with the community. 

The biggest theme for the Year of the Yang Wood Dragon is transformation. This is the year to take action, embark on new endeavors, or undertake substantial personal growth. 

Some reflections are in order. 2023 Yin Water Rabbit Year was filled with inner revelatory moments, innate intuition, healing, tending and sowing seeds for our future. This previous year was somewhat challenging for some and a repository of enlightenment for others. Our inner voice had more freedom to play, reveling in the opportunity to express itself. We were compelled to confront our emotions head-on, acknowledging their presence in the realm of consciousness. Embracing anger, sorrow, grief, worry, and joy more deeply throughout the year. A time of alchemical gestation and transformation, allowing us to morph and evolve into new individuals. We hope you’ve given yourself some time to edit and eliminate things that do not nourish you, making room for the cultivation of greater joy and compassion.


Let’s explore what the Dragon represents in Chinese Astrology. It’s the only sign in the Chinese zodiac that is supernatural. It embodies a mystical fusion of fish, bird, tiger, horse, and snake. The Dragon's power transcends our imagination, operating on a grand scale. Years ruled by the Dragon tend to carry profound significance.

When they are charged with Qi they are strong, charismatic, lucky, ambitious, outgoing, confident, adventurous, assertive, flamboyant, generous and demanding.

When depleted of Qi, they can be stubborn, insensitive, aloof, compulsive, dramatic, sarcastic, pompous, ostentatious, blunt, overly confident, egotistical, selfish and unrealistic.

The Yang Wood element embodies themes of newness, renewal, beginnings, creation, and growth. It symbolizes change and is associated with the season of spring, representing birth after death and our perpetual connection to the cycle of life, the cosmos, and our ancestors. With each spring, we experience a rebirth.

Harness the energy of Wood to inspire endeavors such as studying something new, creating art, starting a business, or reinventing yourself.

This raw energy boost, especially during a Dragon year, may feel overwhelming. Embrace this newness, ride the tide. Remember to rest and plan to guide the energy intentionally.

The native element of the Dragon is Earth, and Wood controls Earth. This elemental relationship stirs emotions, prompting a reassessment of old thoughts, habits, and rituals. Embrace change, view it as an opportunity to reset, and invite freshness into your life.

In a year filled with changes, mental and emotional health takes center stage. Stress levels may rise, affecting sleep and digestion. Establish self-care practices like yang sheng rituals, yoga, meditation, gentle exercises, and qi gong to support well-being. Bring harmony and balance into your life by simplifying, as managing the Qi of the Wood Dragon year revolves around simplicity.

Find your Chinese zodiac and see what the new year brings for you below!

Year of the Rat

(born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Newness will ring true throughout the year. Learn something new as it will be a great year to start academic pursuits.

Year of the Ox

(born in 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

Embrace change and you’ll realize how refreshing it can be, breaking through stagnation that you weren’t even aware of.

Year of the Tiger

(born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

This will be a good year for traveling. Tap into your creativity and imagination, and start something new. It's an especially good year for travel and creating new experiences.

Year of the Rabbit

(born in 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023):

Redirect your introspective energy from last year to a more outward direction and be mindful of friendships. Health concerns may arise. Practice self-care rituals like sleeping early and deeply to support your health.

Year of the Dragon

(born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)

As a problem solver, you will inspire others around you. Allow new perspectives and experiences to come into your life.

Year of the Snake

(born in 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)

Consider learning something new, whether pursuing education or enriching yourself with a new skill. Go on new adventures and take chances.

Year of the Horse

(born in 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)

This will be a great year for your career and in general. Take the opportunity to continue working on ongoing projects.

Year of the Goat

(born in 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)

Communication will be key this year. Make your social life a priority, with an emphasis on making new friends.

Year of the Monkey

(born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)

This will be a year of new revelations in both work and love. With hard work, your personal efforts will come to fruition.  

Year of the Rooster

(born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)

This year will be favorable for love and relationships, and many helpers will come your way. If you've been thinking about renovating your home, this is the year.

Year of the Dog

(born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)

This year, lay low and focus on self-improvement. Prioritize movement to reduce stagnation.

Year of the Pig

(born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)

This will be a great year in love and relationships, and also a favorable time for starting a new business venture.


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