Years of the Tiger are: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
The Tiger ranks third among the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox set off the night before and was first. Tiger arrived early the next morning and was second. Rat secretly climbed onto Ox and jumped down when he saw the Jade Emperor. Ox and Tiger were pushed back to second and third. Despite his protests, Tiger could only settle with being the third zodiac.
The Tiger is also associated with the Earthly Branch yín and the hours 3–5 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang, the Tiger is yang.
In Chinese culture, tigers are seen as the guardian of children. Infants and babies wear shoes and hats with tiger designs to protect against evil spirits.
People born in a year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.
With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, Tigers work actively and express themselves boldly, doing things in a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said.
With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything, but can handle anything that comes along.
Men born in the Tiger year are adventurous spirits. The riskier something is, the more they want to try it. They aren’t afraid of expressing themselves and can be aggressive in work. Sometimes their confidence makes it difficult to connect with others, so they need to open up a little.
They are positive and have high beauty standards. However, they lack romance and might create a cold and unhappy family.
Women born in the Tiger year are mesmerizing. They love the freedom to express themselves through fashion and work. They are lively and friendly, like a little cat. However, they keep their claws sharp just in case.
Intelligent and patient, they are able to perform well in any environment. They also make great mothers by giving children freedom and respect.
Most compatible with: Pig, Horse, Dog
As a Tiger, they are most compatible with Pigs. Both of them will see the other as most important and are willing to make sacrifices whenever needed. They are able to be themselves in this relationship and similar goals make up for differences in personality.
Horses are able to attract a Tiger’s attention. Their relationship will include mutual respect and support. Hard on themselves and others, a Tiger will only reveal their gentle side to the honest Dog. They will also encourage the Dog to go after their goals and withstand the troubles together.
Least compatible with: Monkey, Snake
A Monkey and Tiger have clashing personalities. They want and need different things. This relationship can only end in arguments.
It’s hard for a Snake and Tiger to sympathize and understand each other. The relationship will be full of suspect and coldness.
Things that will bring Tigers luck:
Lucky numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and numbers containing them (like 13 and 43)
Lucky days: the 16th and 27th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: blue, gray, orange
Lucky flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
Lucky direction: east, north, south
Lucky months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th Chinese lunar months.
Things that Tigers should avoid:
Unlucky color: brown
Unlucky numbers: 6, 7, and 8
Unlucky direction: southwest
Unlucky months: the 1st, 4th, 5th and 11th Chinese lunar months