When it comes to the Chinese zodiac the famous Yin Yang symbol is broken up into five different elements. These elements are wood, earth, fire, metal and water. These are then associated with the twelve zodiac signs to modify the characteristics that each of the animal signs is believed to have. This means that each animal has five variations to its personality which makes the total number of personalities in the Chinese zodiac a staggering sixty.
The element of fire has its own associations whether it is linked with the dragon or any other zodiac sign. By itself fire represents the South in terms of direction and the summer season. It also represents the planet Mars, the Vermilion Bird and the color hot red. In terms of the human body it seeks to symbolize the heart as well as the circulatory system. The element of fire most strongly governs the horse whereas it is at its weakest in the goat.
The Chinese dragon known as Long in local lingo is the only mythical character in the zodiac calendar. It occupies the fifth spot and its ruling hours are from 7 am to 9 am. Spring and April are the principle months and season of the dragon whereas wood is its fixed element.
Personality traits of the fire dragon
The fire dragon however has a very distinct personality. As it is dragons are considered to be the mightiest of all the zodiac signs but the fire dragon’s personality takes dynamism to a whole new level. The fire dragon has the enterprising traits that are characteristic of the dragon but it seems to be far more enhanced when the dragon is coupled with this hot element.
Although the dragon is considered as a symbol of might and glory, people born under the sign of the fire dragon are believed to have a great humanitarian spirit. At the same time the fire dragon possesses a great spirit for adventure. This is perhaps one of the reasons it is often considered to be a very restless creature which is always looking for some sort of activity to engage in.
The fire dragon is competitive by nature. As it is dragons are known to be brave and self confident hence you will not find the fire dragon backing away from any challenge that comes its way. Another special quality in the fire dragon is the fact that they are natural born leaders. Although they are strong they are some times accused of having a narrow vision and a one track mind.
This accusation is more so labeled at the fire dragon that has a hot temper which can easily flare if the dragon is provoked. This is not to say that the fire dragon is a perpetually angry character. On the contrary the fire dragon quite enjoys the company of those who can make him laugh. With all these characteristics the fire dragon surely seems like one of the most dynamic personalities drawn up by Chinese astrologists.