Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is on 1 February 2022 and is celebrated around the world. The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year in the cycle relating to an animal sign.

The Tiger is the third of the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac and is this year’s sign.

The Tiger symbolises strength, power, courage, and ambition.

Tiger Zodiac Years: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.

Characteristics-  People born in the Year of the Tiger are born leaders, who walk and talk assertively and inspire respect. They are courageous and energetic, love a challenge or competition and are prepared to take risks. They are hungry for excitement and crave attention.

The Tiger is associated with Yang (masculine, active) energy. Tigers do things their own way and hate being told what to do. The Tiger zodiac can also be rebellious, short-tempered and outspoken, preferring to give orders rather than take them, which often leads to conflict. Tiger people may appear calm but there is often a hidden aggressiveness, but they can also be sensitive, humorous and capable of great generosity and love.

In addition to the animals, the Chinese Zodiac also cycles through five elemental types (fire, earth, metal, water and wood). This is not only the Year of the Tiger, it’s the year of the ‘Water Tiger’.  Water years bring out our emotions more than any of the other elements. Water Tigers are family-oriented and have wonderful interpersonal relationships. Though they’re extremely driven and can be brash, their goal is always to do what’s best for everyone, not just for themselves.

Overall, this is a year for switching careers, building teams or getting back into creative projects.

People with the Chinese zodiac Tiger sign can get along well with people in signs of Dragon, Horse and Pig.

Other animals in the Chinese zodiac include the Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Snake, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog.