The Year of the Tiger

Chinese zodiac Tiger

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

If you were born in a year of the Tiger, you are a Tiger.

Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.

Tiger Years When
1914 January 26, 1914 – February 13, 1915
1926 February 13, 1926 – February1, 1927
1938 January 31, 1938 – February 18, 1939
1950 February 17, 1950 – February 5, 1951
1962 February 5, 1962 – January 24, 1963
1974 January 23, 1974 – February 10, 1975
1986 February 9, 1986 – January 28, 1987
1998 January 28, 1998 – February 15, 1999
2010 February 14, 2010 – February 2, 2011
2022 February 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Tiger

The Information for the Chinese Zodiac 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

The 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

See 2019 Predictions for Tigers of Different Elements.

Famous Tiger Year People

Famous Tiger Birth Date Element
Queen Elizabeth II April 21, 1926 a Fire Tiger
Tom Cruise July 3, 1962 a Water Tiger
Leonardo DiCaprio November 11, 1974 a Wood Tiger
Lady Gaga March 28, 1986 a Fire Tiger

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.

Thebest 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

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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 makeclose 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

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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.

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, Snake, or Monkey
Love Compatibility with the Tiger

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Tigers' Horoscope for 2019

In 2019, Tigers have relatively good prospects. They will achieve a lot in their career and gain more wealth.On the relationship front, however, it will be a rough year.

Career in 2019

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Tigers have good career prospects in 2019, with great chances for a promotion. For employees, 2019 is a good year to build a career base. Tigers will get a lot of support from officials or management.

Health in 2019

Tigers don’t have very good health prospects for 2019. There could be hidden problems with their digestion system. Tigers also need to be aware of their families’ health.

Finances in 2019

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Tigers have good luck when it comes to finances in 2019 and also have some chances to get unexpected financial gains.

Love in 2019

Tigers are not lucky in love in 2019.

Female Tigers will fare better than male Tigers but will easily be misled when building a relationship.

Male Tigers will be under pressure when communicating and the relationship will be unstable.

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