As you know, in the Chinese zodiac, each year is associated with an animal sign. As we say goodbye to the Year of the Water Rabbit, 2024 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.
2024 will be the year of the Yang Wood Dragon (Jia Chen).
The Dragon is one of the most favorable signs in Chinese astrology, symbolizing strength, power and good fortune.
The Dragon is full of vitality, a dynamic sign. He doesn’t wait for things to happen, he makes them happen. He’s serious about his work, gifted and mischievous.
His friendly signs are the Rooster, Rat and Monkey.
His conflicting sign: the Dog
2024 will bring a huge change to each of the 12 animals as we enter the year of the Wooden Dragon and also begin our twenty-year period 9 cycle.
Those born in the year of the Dog could be affected by the conflicting influences of the year of the Dragon, as the Dog is the animal in conflict. So those born in 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1993, 2006 and 2018 will need to be more careful during 2024, as the influence of the Year of the Dragon will bring challenges into their lives.
To find your animal sign, see my article on the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
2024 predictions according to your Chinese sign
Rat: since the Dragon and the Rat are buddies, this is a sign that should see great things happen in 2024.
Ox: he’s strict, rigorous and likes routine. So, he may be a little shaken by the energies of the fiery Dragon. If you’re an Ox, it’s time to get out of your comfort zone!
Tiger: tends to be impulsive. But in 2024, he’ll need to take the time to think things through. By doing so, and taking care of your relationships, the year can bring many benefits!
Rabbit: they may experience ups and downs in 2024, with a succession of gains and losses. Like the Tigers, you’ll need to take time to reflect on each decision.
Dragon: 2024 will be a period of growth, but also of regeneration. New opportunities await you.
Snake: cautious, rational and thoughtful. The energies of 2024 will favor this capacity for contemplation and introspection.
Horse: 2024 may bring new challenges. But it’s in the horse’s nature to leap over obstacles!
Goat: sensitive, calm and gentle. But 2024 will bring volatile energies that will be a challenge for them.
Monkey: like the Rat, he’s friends with the Dragon; 2024 will be a prosperous year in both the private and professional spheres.
Rooster: another friend of the Dragon. If challenges arise in 2024, you’ll have to face them!
Dog: as we’ve said, this won’t be the coolest year. It may bring a lot of soul-searching. Take care of yourself and don’t give up!
Pig: 2024 will bring great opportunities, and will be a year of growth and expansion.
2024 forecasts according to the Day Master
For more precise predictions, it’s interesting to know which elements and animals are in your natal chart, i.e. your Bazi chart.
As 2024 is the year of the Wood Dragon, the year contains yang Wood, yang Earth, yin Water and yin Wood. Knowing the element of your Master of the Day will help you determine whether or not the elements brought by the year will be favorable to you.
Master of the day Metal: the Wood of 2024 is afraid of Metal (because metal cuts wood in the production cycle). Wood is the star of metal’s wealth. So 2024 is a good year to think about investments or new sources of income.
If you’re a single man looking for a romantic relationship, 2024 is a good time to find your ideal mate, as Wood represents the wife.
The dragon contains mainly earth, and earth nourishes metal. 2024 could be the time to take care of your health. Listen to your family and elders, they’ll give you good advice full of wisdom.
The dragon of 2024 also contains water, representing your talents and creativity. You’ll have the opportunity to show people your skills.
Master of the Day Earth: as Wood exhausts Earth, 2024 will bring you a lot of pressure. Wood represents your career, workload and regulations. Your behavior or activities will be subject to restrictions. This is a year of career opportunities.
If you’re a single woman, 2024 is a good time to find your ideal mate, as Wood represents the spouse.
The Dragon contains the Earth, which represents your siblings, but also your friends or competitors. Competition or cooperation are likely to create a financial opportunity.
Water in the Dragon is your star wealth. So 2024 offers you opportunities in money, property and investment.
In general, the major events awaiting you will be linked to money, love and friendship.
Master of the Day Fire: the wood of 2024 represents your resource star: support, mentor, ability to learn, intuition, knowledge. You’ll spend more time acquiring knowledge. You’ll receive a lot of advice and help at work. People who care for you a lot will often be in contact with you during the Year of the Dragon, as wood also represents your mother.
The Earth brought by the Dragon is linked to your way of seeing things, your words and your actions. You’ll feel free to express yourself, and you’ll look after your reputation, which could bring you great opportunities.
The water also brought by 2024 is linked to your work, career and rules. The year will bring a certain amount of pressure. You’ll have more professional responsibilities.
Master of the Day Wood: the wood of 2024 represents your siblings, friends, colleagues, partners, family or peers. You’ll spend most of your time with them. You’ll have more energy for social activities. If you own a business, you’ll often work with your partners to compete with your rivals.
The Earth inside the Dragon represents your star wealth. So 2024 will bring you opportunities in money, property and investment. It’s time to review your financial plan.
If you’re a man, the Earth is linked to your wife (or girlfriend!). 2024 is a good year to try a new relationship.
The water contained in the Dragon is the mother element of wood. You’ll often meet people who care a lot about you, and you’ll learn some wisdom from them. Take care of your health.
Master of the Day Water: the Wood of 2024 is the child element of Water, for Water nourishes Wood. This is your production star: talent, success, creativity, intelligence, children (for women). Your social life will be full of opportunities to show off your talents.
The Earth of 2024 can absorb the Water in your chart. Earth is linked to your work, your career, your boss. You’ll have more professional responsibilities in 2024.
If you’re a woman, Earth is linked to your boyfriend or husband. If you’re in love, the Dragon will bring you a sweet relationship in 2024. If you’re single, 2024 is a good time to look for love.
Next week, I’ll unveil the flying stars of 2024 and the annual afflictions. This will show you where to place the various cures you’ll need this year.