The Dragon is generally regarded as the most desirable of the zodiac signs, and during a Dragon Year, the birth rate soars. The Dragon is strong and energetic with an authoritative character, presaging success in politics and commerce. Dragons are, however, unpredictable and often eccentric. Dragons can be both stubborn and selfish, but beneath, there is also a strong moral code. They are usually successful in whatever career they choose, and equally lucky in love.
Partnership with someone born in the year of the Rat or the Monkey is especially auspicious--the three signs, Dragon, Rat, and Monkey, are called the san1 he2 ("the Three Harmony") and their mixture assures an excellent life replete with wealth. Alliance with the Snake is also fortunate. Dragons should avoid relationships with the Ox, the Sheep, the Dog, and the Boar; these animals will not bow down to the Dragon, and such a relationship is doomed to disaster.