Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger

By Fercility JiangUpdated Jul. 27, 2021
year of tiger update
2022 is a year of the Tiger, starting from February 1st and ending on January 31st, 2022. This is a Golden Tiger year. 2023 will be a year of the Rabbit.

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.

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1998 Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years

The recent years of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

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.

Choose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.
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

1998 Chinese Zodiac is Tiger

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 months: the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

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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.

Chinese Zodiac Years of Tiger

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
Love Compatibility with the Tiger

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years

Tigers' Horoscope for 2021

Tiger2021 Chinese Tiger Horoscope

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.

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 Chinese Zodiac Tigers of 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies.

Best-Suited Careers for Tigers

1986 Chinese Zodiac

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

1986 Chinese Zodiac Sign is the Tiger

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

1986 Chinese Zodiac is Tiger

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.

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

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