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Chinese Zodiac Tigers of 5 Elements: Characters, Destinies

Chinese Zodiac Tigers of 5 Elements: Characters, Destinies

Written by Fercility JiangUpdated Nov. 28, 2023

The Tiger is ranked third of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water.

Years and Elements of the Tiger

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

Gold Tigers (1950, 2010)

Chinese Zodiac Sign Tiger

The Character of Gold Tigers: Tender, Considerate

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.

Destiny of Gold Tigers: Successful

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".

Famous Gold Tigers

  • Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950)
  • Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950)
  • Anne, Princess Royal (born August 15, 1950)
  • Arianna Huffington (born July 15, 1950)
  • Kenny Ortega (born April 18, 1950)

Water Tigers (1902, 1962, 2022)

The Character of Water Tigers: Studious, Thoughtful

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.

Destiny of Water Tigers: Bittersweet

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.

Famous Water Tigers

  • Tom Cruise (born July 3, 1962)
  • Kate Spade (born December 24, 1962)
  • Paula Abdul (born June 19, 1962)
  • Emilio Estevez (born May 12, 1962)
  • Jon Stewart (born November 28, 1962)

Wood Tigers (1914, 1974)

The Character of Wood Tigers: Cooperative, Communicative

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.

Destiny of Wood Tigers: Reckless

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.

Famous Wood Tigers

  • Hedy Lamarr (born November 9, 1914)
  • Maria Felix (born April 8, 1914)
  • Mary Carlisle (born February 3, 1914)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974)
  • Victoria Beckham (born April 17, 1974)
  • Kajol (born August 5, 1974)

Fire Tigers (1926, 1986)

The Character of Fire Tigers: Optimistic, Independent

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.

Destiny of Fire Tigers: Moderate

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.

Famous Fire Tigers

  • Elizabeth II (born April 21, 1926)
  • Marilyn Monroe (born June 1, 1926)
  • Robert Pattinson (born May 13, 1986)
  • Megan Fox (born May 16, 1986)
  • Holland Roden (born October 7, 1986)

Earth Tigers (1938, 1998)

The Character of Earth Tigers: Thoughtful, Realistic

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.

Destiny of Earth Tigers: Excellent

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.

Famous Earth Tigers

  • Natalie Wood (born July 20, 1938)
  • Hayden Thompson (born March 5, 1938)
  • Shawn Mendes (born August 8, 1998)
  • Maggie Lindemann (born July 21, 1998)

Five Elements Analysis for Zodiac

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