Predictions for Chinese New Year 2024 of the Wood Dragon Year


According to China Highlights, the year 2024 marks the commencement of the Wood Dragon year, beginning on February 10, 2024 (Chinese New Year) and concluding on January 28, 2025 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). The Year of the Dragon occurs once every 12 years, namely in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, and so forth. In traditional Chinese culture, the Dragon symbolizes strength, nobility, honor, luck, and success.

Quoting from The Chinese Zodiac, the wood element signifies growth, progress, and early development in Chinese philosophy. When connected with the energy of the Dragon, it symbolizes a fresh start, new opportunities, as well as the potential for growth and advancement.

Legend of the Origin of the 12 Zodiac Signs

There are various legends regarding the origin of this zodiac. The first version states that in ancient times, the people asked the Jade Emperor to teach them how to count years, months, days and time. The celestial emperor decided to use an animal’s name as the Name of the Year, so it would be easier for humans to remember it. Then, the Jade Emperor organized a river crossing race on his birthday. All the animals in the world were invited to participate in the race. The 12 animals that managed to cross and reach the finish point of the race first would be designated as the name of the year. The unique way the animals crossed the river reflects the character of each and influences the personality traits of anyone born under their signs.

Cat and Rat were best friends. They asked the Ox who usually got up early to wake them up. The Ox kept his promise. The Ox was also kind to allow the Rat and Cat to sit on his body to cross the river. While in the middle of the river, the Rat deliberately pushed the Cat into the river. When almost approaching the end point of the race, the Rat suddenly jumped from the Ox’s body and headed straight to the end point of the race. The Rat managed to be the first to arrive. A moment later the Ox arrived in second place. The Tiger and the Rabbit came in third and fourth place since they were both fast and competitive. The Dragon flew from the sky to finish in fifth place. Then, sequentially, the Snake ranked sixth and the Horse finished in seventh place. Goat, Monkey and Chicken helped each other to cross the river. Finally, the three of them were able to reach the end point of the race. Goat is in eighth place; Monkey is ninth and Chicken is in tenth place. Dogs who like to play in the water placed eleventh. Pigs came last. Therefore, he occupied the twelfth position.
Eventually these 12 animals became the guardians of the Heavenly Gates– the zodiac cycle.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 will be the year of the Water Rabbit who is known to be quick-witted, resourceful, versatile and, kind.

Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Quoted from The Chinese Zodiac, the wood element means growth, progress and early development in Chinese philosophy. When connected to Dragon energy, it symbolizes new beginnings, new opportunities, and the potential for growth and progress.

Lucky numbers: 3, 4 and 8

Lucky colors: red, pink, and purple

Auspicious directions: East and southwest

Love: Rabbits are advised to focus on improving their communication skills and show more appreciation for their partners. For Rabbits who are single and have the opportunity to meet a potential mate.

Finance: The Rabbit zodiac sign in 2024 is better off not getting involved in any risky investments. A steady steady income from their job is predicted to be their main source of money.

Health: Rabbits are said to be more susceptible to disease and colds. The main problem lies in the Rabbit’s tendency to have a heavy mental burden. The forecast recommends that the Rabbit zodiac sign take time to rest, relax and restore energy.

Dragon: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

According to The Chinese Zodiac, the wood element means growth, progress and early development in Chinese philosophy. If connected to Dragon energy, it can symbolize new beginnings, new opportunities, and the potential for growth and progress.

Lucky numbers: 8, 14, dan 21

Lucky colors: Emerald green

Auspicious directions: East

Love: 2024 is a great opportunity for Dragons to make their relationships stronger and happier. Those of you with the Dragon shio can even enjoy blessings if you want to have a baby or add to your family.

Finance: Career-wise, 2024 is a good time for Dragons to take new opportunities and take bold steps, such as launching a new business or taking on a new position.

Health: Dragons are advised to follow a balanced routine, prioritize a healthy diet, and pay attention to your overall well-being through proper self-care and exercise.

Snake: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

According to The Chinese Zodiac, the year of the Wood Dragon complements the natural qualities of the Snake sign and can bring opportunities for personal and professional growth. In this case, the Snake must be open to change and adapt to new opportunities that come their way.

Lucky numbers: 2, 8, and numbers containing 2 and 8 (such as 28 and 82)

Lucky colors: Black, red and yellow

Auspicious directions: Northeast and southwest

Love: The year 2024 is predicted to be a year full of emotions and challenges for the Snake zodiac in relation to their love life. Snakes need to focus on communication and honesty in their relationships to avoid misunderstandings or conflicts that could occur.

Finance: In 2024, a large amount of money awaits, a stable cash flow, and there will be no problems with the financial situation. The Snakes will get the money they wants at any time, whether for household expenses, investments, or just for itself.

Health: Reporting from the Chinese Highlights page, when entering 2024, the Snake zodiac sign will have an overall health condition that will appear stable. There is no indication that physical well-being will be hampered in 2024.

Horse: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

According to The Chinese Zodiac, the wood element means growth, progress and early development in Chinese philosophy. If connected to Dragon energy, it can symbolize new beginnings, new opportunities, and the potential for growth and progress.

Lucky numbers: 3, 7, and numbers containing 3 and 7 (such as 37 and 73)

Lucky colors: Blue, brown, and gray

Auspicious directions: Southeast and southwest

Love: Those with the Horse zodiac become easily irritated and impatient. Therefore, the Horse must do everything possible to rekindle his partner’s affection and accept her feelings and desires.

Finance: In 2024, the Horse zodiac sign needs to make wise decisions, especially in investment. Apart from that, the Horse zodiac sign also needs to be aware of the potential for unnecessary expenses that may arise at the end of the year.

Health: Most likely, people born with the Horse zodiac sign will be injured and experience minor health problems. Therefore, the Horse zodiac sign must pay extra attention in carrying out daily activities.

Goat: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Good news for Goats when it comes to wealth and success in The Year of The Rabbit 2023. In 2023, Goats begin to gain the right position or power. Goats are likely to get promotions at work, jobs that pay more money, and great connections with interesting and helpful people. However, there will be many family’s needs to fulfill in 2023. Therefore, you should be more careful in managing your finances.

Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 8.

Lucky colors: Blue, red, white.

Auspicious directions: East, southeast, south.

Love: In 2023, Goats will find the strongest aura of love. Are you still single? If the answer is yes, why not keep your options open? Goats who are still single will find a suitable life partner. After finding the special one, your love relationship can continue to marriage in 2023. For married Goats, sparkling love can be applied to build more harmonious relationships with husband, wife, and children.

Health: Goats must maintain balance and stability to keep their bodies fit. Digestive organs, circulation, lungs rather weak. Don’t overextend yourself. A little exercise can really help your health.

Monkey: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Good news for those of you who were born in the Year of the Monkey and work as entrepreneurs! Your business will grow and get big profits, because these are your recovery times after the pandemic. The year 2023 is also very suitable for Monkeys who are looking for a better job. As a professional person in carrying out work, Monkeys has good projects and plans in 2023. It makes their superiors and co-workers like them. They will also get a promotion at work.

Lucky numbers: 1, 5, 7.

Lucky colors: silver, gold, gray.

Auspicious directions: north, northwest, west.

Love: When it comes to love, Monkeys will appeal to the opposite sex due to their eloquent, charming disposition and high intelligence. However, they still have to consider the character of the dating partner more when choosing a partner. As for married Monkeys, they must be aware of bad luck in toxic circumstances in 2023 and must maintain loyalty.

Health: Even if it’s only a mild illness, eat nutritious food to maintain your immunity. Don’t eat too much oily and spicy food. Do regular exercise with the people closest to you, for example by jogging around the house or doing yoga.

Rooster: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

People born in the year of the Rooster must be careful in career matters. There are many people who do not support your efforts and those who don’t like you will probably deceive you. There will be many opportunities that will come, but you have to think. Try to think realistically and be consistent with previous work. There will be a lot of sudden expenses in 2023. Start saving and keeping track of your expenses.

Lucky numbers: 3, 5, 8.

Lucky colors: brown, gold, black.

Auspicious directions: west, southwest, northeast.

Love: Speaking of romance, for those of you who have married, it seems that there will be some conflicts that must be overcome. Discuss the problem with your partner immediately. For singles, you have an attraction that makes people tempted by your appearance. However, you have to be selective in choosing your partner, don’t let them be tempted just by your appearance.

Health: It seems that you are starting to get stressed because of some of the problems that have occurred. Start resting if you have a problem or talk to someone you trust, so you can feel a little relieved.

Dog: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The Year of the Water Rabbit will be lucky for the Dogs. You will survive the financial crisis, but you have to control your current finances. Don’t be tempted by discount items and use your money for more important purposes.

Lucky numbers: 2, 6, 8

Lucky colors: orange, red, pink

Auspicious directions: east, southeast, south

Love: Relationships and romance of Dogs in 2023 need to do more best things for couples. Try new things with your partner, so you don’t get bored quickly. You can also maintain the spark of love that you have from the beginning of the relationship. In addition, it is recommended to plan romantic activities with your partner.

Health: Dogs will be prone to disease in the year of the Water Rabbit. You have to consume water to maintain a healthy body.

Pig: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

After a year of feeling that their work is not being valued, Pigs will enjoy the long-awaited prize in 2023. Career-wise, Pigs have many opportunities for increased profits. This is strengthened by Pigs’ character who have good interpersonal relationships with other people. In terms of wealth, Pigs have a pretty good income with the side business you started.

Lucky numbers: 1, 5, 9.

Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold.

Auspicious directions: southeast and northeast.

Love: Single Pigs in 2023 must be able to regulate their love aura and choose a partner carefully so that they will not accept everyone’s love. Otherwise, you can disappoint many people and, in the end, you will be shunned by everyone. For those who in previous years had difficulty finding true love, then they will meet true love in 2023.

Health: Unfortunately, in terms of health, Pigs are susceptible to disease, especially skin and stomach ailments. You will also spend a lot of energy doing everything. There is a possibility that you will feel stressed about it. Try to take a break from your busy life by meditating and doing yoga.

Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Lucky stars shine on the Rat in the Year of the Rabbit. Businesses will develop much better than 2022. There will also be more business opportunities. Extraordinary achievements in the field of career will come. In fact, after Chinese New Year, there will be a new enthusiasm to start a new business with other people or your own business related to trading.

Lucky numbers: 5, 7

Lucky colors: yellow, brown

Auspicious directions: northeast and south

Love: In matters of romance, the Rats will face a bit of a breakdown. Married Rats must be more introspective. Meanwhile, singles must open up more and build good relationships with many people so that there are opportunities to get a life partner.

Health: The health of the Rats is generally pretty good in 2023. There is positive aura and not too many distractions. Those who are currently sick will get healing in 2023. However, you should maintain your health properly because June and November are the lowest points of the Rats in the health sector.

Ox: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

In 2023, you must be wiser in using money. Try to be more aware of your needs that require a lot of money. There is a possibility of losing a large amount of money. In the household, you should consult this matter with your partner. Make sure that your family’s finances are sufficient to meet daily needs.

Lucky numbers: 3, 9.

Lucky colors: purple and green.

Auspicious directions: southeast, south and north.

Love: Relationship-wise, Ox will have harmonious and respectful relationships. However, pay close attention to the months of June, July, and October, which can be challenging for many couples! Some discussions may ensue regarding moving to another country or region. In the year of the Water Rabbit 2023, the Ox will have to be patient with others and make compromises to make things work out.

Health: It is recommended that in 2023, you can take better care of your children’s health because they are still young. In general, children are very susceptible to infectious diseases. You are advised to continue to maintain the health of your children for the sake of your family.

Tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022


Menurut The Chinese Zodiac, unsur kayu berarti pertumbuhan, kemajuan, dan perkembangan awal dalam filsafat Tiongkok. Jika dihubungkan dengan energi Naga, maka bisa melambangkan awal yang baru, peluang baru, serta potensi pertumbuhan dan kemajuan.

Lucky numbers: 1, 3, and numbers containing 1 and 3 (for example, 13 and 31)

Lucky colors: Blue, gray, and white

Lucky directions: East

Love: Forecasts say they will likely experience more complicated communication than usual. Unfortunately, this can lead to misunderstandings and arguments. Therefore, the Tiger sign and its partner need to improve their communication and actively listen to each other.

Finance: Those who have a fixed income may not experience a significant increase. However, those who have sources of income from business, commissions, trading or investments are predicted to have better financial growth potential, although they must manage their finances wisely.

Health: The forecast advises them to increase vigilance both in daily life at home and when going on adventures outside. This is said to minimize the risk of accidents or injury for the Tiger zodiac sign.