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Happy Chinese New Year 2024!
Year of the Green Yang Wooden Dragon


甲辰 Jia-Chen is the Chinese zodiac name of Stem-Branch calendar for 2024. Each zodiac is labeled with a name of Yin-Yang Five Elements. Jia is Yang Wood. Chen is Dragon. Therefore, the name of 2024 is called Yang-Wood Dragon. Yin is female and Yang is male. The color of Wood (tree) is Green. 2024 is the Male Green Wood Dragon year.

The first Stem-Branch name is found in the document around 1739 B.C. The original stems and branches only use for counting the days. Using Stem-Branch to count for Month, Hour and Year sequences began around 206 B.C. during Chin dynasty and Han dynasty. Using the season changing information, Chinese Yin Yang Five Element scholars converted all zodiac signs into five elements. The theory of Five Elements becomes the foundation of Chinese fortunetelling.

The essence of Wood is a tree. Yang Wood is connected to a tall tree. The force inside the tree is like growing upward to the sky. Trees often compete with each other aggressively when growing up. Because of the characteristics of trees, Wood-type people are steadfast, organized, logical, practical, innovative, unique, assertive, fortitudinous, independent, challenging, and direct.

People with Wood-type personalities are kind, steady, sympathy-sharing, understanding, and gentle. Yang Wood is the first element of 10 Heavenly Stems. That's a symbol of beginning and leadership. The characteristics of Yang Wood are growing impulsive, confident, reputable, prudent, stubborn, and responsible. Yang Wood is also associated with a tall building, landmark, or outstanding object.

The season of Yang Wood is early spring. The color of Yang Wood is green. The favorable location of Yang Wood is in the East.

Dragon is a legendary creature and a triphibian animal. It can be seen in the sky, on the ground, and under the water. It likes to hide behind the clouds in the sky. People cannot see its head and tail at the same time. It's a mysterious, cloudy, misty, blurred, energetic, majestic, and intelligent creature. It is also a symbol of power and wealth in China. Because Dragon can travel in the sky, it is connected to heaven in China. Many Chinese emperors wore imperial robes with dragon symbols.

The Dragon is the fifth animal sign of 12 Earthly Branches. According to the Chinese Five Element theory, Dragon is in the Earth group. The elements inside the Dragon are Yang-Earth, Yin-Wood, and Yin-Water. Yang-Earth and Yin-Water are attracted to each other, they could transform into Fire. Chinese dragons can spit fire and water. Therefore, the dragon is unpredictable, untouchable, and unreachable.

Yang Wood Dragon ranks 41st out of 60 Stem-Branches. The Yang-Earth, Yin-Wood, and Yin-Water of the dragon are associated with mountain, grass, and cold water, respectively. The sign of the dragon is a lake surrounding with grass in the mountain. The nickname of the dragon is dam in Chinese astrology. Water is associated with money to the Dragon. The dam is dragon's storeroom of treasures.

Yang Wood is a tall tree and the dragon is the mountain. Yang Wood on the top of the dragon is that a tall tree stands on the top of mountain. The tree can grow taller and stronger because the dragon has a water reservoir. Since the complicate combination of the five elements, the dragon is unpredictable and capricious. Yang Wood makes the Yin-Wood of the dragon prominent. Therefore, 2024 is a strong Wood year.

Tiger, Rabbit, and Dragon are the zodiacs of the Wood cycle. The Wood is associated with creation, innovation, and invention. 2022 was the year of the Tiger and people developed new ideas in the fetal stage during the COVID pandemic. 2023 was the year of the Rabbit and people are spending out and competing the ai technology like grass. 2024 is the year of the dragon and the future plans for ai technology become mature like a tall tree.

Click below for your 2024 Chinese astrological predictions

You are a RAT if you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or 2020

You are an OX if you were born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 or 2021

You are a TIGER if you were born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 or 2022

You are a RABBIT if you were born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 or 2023

You are DRAGON if you were born in 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 or 2024

You are a SNAKE if you were born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 or 2013

You are a HORSE if you were born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 0r 2014

You are a GOAT if you were born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2001 or 2015

You are a MONKEY if you were born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992,  2002 or 2016

You are a ROOSTER if you were born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2003 or 2017

You are a DOG if you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2004 or 2018

You are a PIG if you were born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 1995, 2005 or 2019

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