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The Tiger is ranked third of the 12 Chinesezodiacsigns. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water.
A Wood Tiger, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle. It’s believed that people have different characteristics according to their birth year’s zodiac sign and elements.
|Tiger Year||Lunar Zodiac Year||Element and Sign|
|1914||Jan. 26, 1914 – Feb. 13, 1915||Wood Tiger|
|1926||Feb. 13, 1926 – Feb.1, 1927||Fire Tiger|
|1938||Jan. 31, 1938 – Feb. 18, 1939||Earth Tiger|
|1950||Feb. 17, 1950 – Feb. 5, 1951||Gold Tiger|
|1962||Feb. 5, 1962 – Jan. 24, 1963||Water Tiger|
|1974||Jan. 23, 1974 – Feb. 10, 1975||Wood Tiger|
|1986||Feb. 9, 1986 – Jan. 28, 1987||Fire Tiger|
|1998||Jan. 28, 1998 – Feb. 15, 1999||Earth Tiger|
|2010||Feb. 14, 2010 – Feb. 2, 2011||Gold Tiger|
|2022||Feb. 1, 2022 – Jan.21, 2023||Water Tiger|
Tiger sign people with the Gold element also corresponding to their birth year attach great importance to their quiet and harmonious family life.
The females are very enthusiastic while the males are indecisive, stubborn, and feminized; therefore, their inner world is very different from their appearance.
Gold Tigers understand clearly that work is work and play is play; therefore, they never take their work home with them. They are uncommunicative and seldom speak honeyed words; however, they are very tender and considerate toward their partner.
Their biggest disadvantage is that they don’t take advice from others, although they actually need it.
They are fascinated with power and they will achieve great success in politics if they work hard enough.
Gold Tigers get along well with their colleagues and neighbors in life and, as a result, can have a smooth career due to the help and support received from colleagues. There’s one phrase they should remember: “Don’t become lazy due to good luck”.
Water Tigers have an innate ability to learn something new, and they are especially professional in the fields of art and handicrafts.
They have a strong sense of self-esteem and seldom accept advice from others. They only have a slim chance of failing in their careers, which often incurs envy from others.
Water Tigers will achieve more in their careers by getting help from their friends and lovers. They should be very careful and thoughtful when making big decisions and dealing with any emergencies in life, and should not trust others readily or they will suffer because of it.
People born in a year when the Wood element coincides with the Tiger sign are cooperative and communicative in work, and they also like to work with others to achieve common goals.
Wood Tigers will actively undertake tasks that are beyond their abilities, resulting in frustration and failure. As a result, they are highly advised to pool the wisdom of the masses to avoid mistakes in work.
They can use their own judgment and make the right decision each time.
However, they usually only pay attention to the surface of an issue, and they seldom dig into its underlying principles, resulting in the loss of many opportunities.
Fire Tigers are very independent in life and never yield before difficulties or worldly issues. No one actually knows much about what they think due to their Bohemian lifestyle.
People with the Fire element and Tiger sign for their birth year are optimistic but weak when it comes to self-control, thinking that the best time is the present.
They take action with eagerness and vigor each time, accompanied by loopholes and mistakes; therefore, they should think carefully before taking action.
People of the Earth element and a Tiger year work with the utmost concentration and know themselves well. As a result, they can express their inner thoughts perfectly throughout life.
Earth Tigers only focus on one thing at a time and do not like to take things as they are due to their adventurous spirit. They always make others see them in a different light due to their excellent performance at work.
They are factual and realistic people with unwavering beliefs who only believe what they see and, as a result, they have the potential to seek the truth.