As the dragon brings relentless activity to the world, it often does the same to its own life. This year will be full of much ado about something. Your ability to wave a magic wand and create something out of thin air can only be matched by your ability to make something disappear just as quickly. So, where you choose to focus your attention will be important.

Wood Dragon:
04 Feb 2024 – 02 Feb 2025
05 Feb 1964 – 03 Feb 1965
Water Dragon:
04 Feb 2012 – 03 Feb 2013
05 Feb 1952 – 03 Feb 1953
Metal Dragon:
04 Feb 2000 – 03 Feb 2001
05 Feb 1940 – 04 Feb 1941
Earth Dragon:
04 Feb 1988 – 03 Feb 1989
05 Feb 1928 – 03 Feb 1929
Fire Dragon:
05 Feb 1976 – 03 Feb 1977
05 Feb 1916 – 03 Feb 1917

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Eaten a few too many roasted swallows lately? Consumed too many indigestible rocks and stones while chomping down on castles with gold in them? The Tai Sui is listening for the rumbling of your digestive system for his cue to cause you grief. Dragon-strength antacids or a lifestyle modification will lull the Tai Sui back to his slumbers.


The jewels are out there; the question is how to clear the path to them. The Imperial Canopy Star usually brings feelings of separation and loneliness, but you can use these otherwise unwanted attributes to become more dispassionate about treasure collecting. Ensure all your relationship scales are well-balanced, and then collect the pearls as they come.


Social whiskers twitching? Feeling an urge to congregate with others around liquid refreshment? There might be a bit more dragon-style fly-in fly-out in your relationships this year. Get yourself fitted out with some cold-water extinguishers for social connections so that you don’t immediately burn the object of your affections. This will put you in better stead than what the stars may have in store for you.


The Golden Carriage Star, one of the lesser but still helpful celestial bodies, drops by this year, just the sort of receptacle in which a dragon might deign to travel. The direction of this carriage is up, up, up. Should it be passing your workstation, get on board even without a ticket - you are the ticket! For this gambit to succeed, you need to stop breathing fire over coworkers and clean out your cluttered cave a little.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

Work on What Has Been Spoiled has supreme success. It furthers one to cross the great water. Before the starting point, three days. After the starting point, three days.
The wind blows low on the mountain: the image of Decay. Thus the superior man stirs up the people and strengthens their spirit.
The Forest of Changes:
No strength can sustain that which heaven will ruin; a hue and cry breaks out among the people, though one has rank yet there is danger.
There is no joy in being cast as a scape-dragon. Maintain control of your designation even at the cost of not joining a riotous battle. Not each and every tide that laps upon your scales needs your attention - judicious leaving alone might be written on your calling card.

Feng Shui Index 2024 report

Year of the Wood Dragon

Sorcerer: Dr James Greenbaum
Sorcerer's apprentice: Stella Liu
Wand bearer: Justin SL Chan
Director/Editor: Sandy Chen Dowling; Yukti Vidyarthi
Translation editor: Sandra Tsui
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Web development: Paul Ngan; Timothy Wang
Video production: Alexandra Lee; Joy Zhou
Thanks to: Christina Qianna; Ellen Lo; Melanie Ng; Priscilla Man
Producer: Liz Patterson

Launched in 1992 as a Chinese New Year card, the CLSA Feng Shui Index is a light-hearted outlook for the Hong Kong market and a well-loved firm tradition. Please note that this guide is not a research report.