Year of the Tiger
Years of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022. In 2022, it will be the year of the Chinese Zodiac Tiger, it starts from the Chinese lunar New Year (February 1).
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.
- Tiger Years
- Lucky/Unlucky Things for the Tiger
- The Tiger's Personality
- Tiger's Love Compatibility
- Tigers’ Horoscope in 2021
Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years
If you were born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010..., your Chinese zodiac sign is Tiger.
The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid February.
You can use our free Chinese zodiac sign calculator tool to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.
|Tiger Years||Chinese Zodiac Years Calendar||Type of Tiger|
|1926||February 13, 1926 – February 1, 1927||Fire Tiger|
|1938||January 31, 1938 – February 18, 1939||Earth Tiger|
|1950||February 17, 1950 – February 5, 1951||Gold Tiger|
|1962||February 5, 1962 – January 24, 1963||Water Tiger|
|1974||January 23, 1974 – February 10, 1975||Wood Tiger|
|1986||February 9, 1986 – January 28, 1987||Fire Tiger|
|1998||January 28, 1998 – February 15, 1999||Earth Tiger|
|2010||February 14, 2010 – February 2, 2011||Gold Tiger|
|2022||February 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023||Water Tiger|
Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Tiger
Things that will be 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
Zodiac Tiger's Personality: Brave, Confident...
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.
Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Tigers
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, a Wood Tiger comes once in a 60-year cycle.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. This means there are five types of Tiger, each with different characteristics:
|Type of Tiger||Characteristics|
|Wood Tiger||Compassionate, expansive, and open|
|Fire Tiger||Optimistic and independent, with poor self-control|
|Earth Tiger||Adventurous and realistic, with strong faith|
|Gold Tiger||Females are very enthusiastic; males are indecisive, stubborn, and feminized|
|Water Tiger||Has a strong sense of self-esteem and learning ability|
Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?
Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Tiger with other animals.
- Best with: Dragon, Horse, or Pig
- Worst with: Ox, Tiger, Snake, or Monkey
Best-Suited Careers for Tigers
The Tiger, called "the king of the animals" in China, is usually the center of attention. They are born with leadership skills and they are respected by others. Tigers are suited to any career as leaders.
The best careers for Tigers are: advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian, and chauffeur.
However, in their early years, Tigers' careers are not so smooth. After their thirties they find their direction and gather wealth.
How to Build Relationships with Tigers
In social relationships, Tigers always have a dominant role.
Due to mistrust and over confidence, Tigers do not like to communicate with others so they are not good at coordinating in social circles. They are inclined to use commanding means to deal with interpersonal relationships.
Even though they are acquainted with a lot of people, they do not further the relationships to make close friendships.
Understanding, patience, and tact are needed when dealing with Tigers.
In love relationships, Tigers cannot show deep affection to their partners because they lack a sense of romance. Partners need to be equally active to keep up with a Tiger's sense of adventure.
Good Health for Tigers
Tigers enjoy good health. Small illnesses, such as colds, coughs, and fever, are rarely experienced by Tigers. They are active so they like to do various sports.
However, they should avoid excessive strenuous exercise, because some dangerous activities may lead to physical harm. When involved in outdoor exercise, they should pay particular attention to warm-up exercise. Aerobic exercises, such as jogging, are suitable for keeping fit.
Tigers are energetic and have great enthusiasm at work. When they feel exhausted after working for long hours, they need some relaxation to refresh themselves.
Tigers' Horoscope for 2021
2021 is a mixed year for those who belong to a year of the Tiger (Tigers). But Tigers, if you can relax and condition yourself, you can have a smooth end to the year.
Famous Tiger Year People
- Queen Elizabeth II: born on April 21, 1926, a Fire Tiger
- Tom Cruise: born on July 3, 1962, a Water Tiger
- Leonardo DiCaprio: born on November 11, 1974, a Wood Tiger
- Lady Gaga: born on March 28, 1986, a Fire Tiger