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Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger

Written by Ruby ZhaoUpdated Nov. 28, 2023

Years of the Tiger include 2034, 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986>, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938.….

The Tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China. The zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils, and braveness. Many Chinese kids wear hats or shoes with a tiger image for good luck.

Tiger people, you have a down-to-earth personality and down-to-earth work ethic. With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders.

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Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years

The Tiger ranks the third among the animals of 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.

The most relevant years of the Tiger include 2034, 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938.

If you were born in one of the above calendar years, your Chinese zodiac sign is probably the Tiger, and in China you would be known as a Tiger.

However, the Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid-February. Therefore, if you were born in January or February in one of the above years, you might be a Tiger, or possibly an Ox.

Additionally, if you were born in January/February in one of the years immediately following those above (2011, 1999, 1987, 1978, etc.), then you may be a Tiger or a Rabbit.

You can use our free Chinese zodiac sign calculator tool below to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.

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Dates for Tiger Years

Tiger Years Date Element
2022 February 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023 Water Tiger
2010 February 14, 2010 – February 2, 2011 Gold Tiger
1998 January 28, 1998 – February 15, 1999 Earth Tiger
1986 February 9, 1986 – January 28, 1987 Fire Tiger
1974 January 23, 1974 – February 10, 1975 Wood Tiger
1962 February 5, 1962 – January 24, 1963 Water Tiger
1950 February 17, 1950 – February 5, 1951 Gold Tiger
1938 January 31, 1938 – February 18, 1939 Earth Tiger
1926 February 13, 1926 – February 1, 1927 Fire Tiger

What are the lucky things for people born in a year of the Tiger?

Lucky Things for the Tigers

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 numbers: 6, 7, and 8 and numbers containing them (like 67 and 87)
  • Unlucky color: brown
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

Tigers Horoscope Predictions in 2024/2023

2024 is a year of the Dragon and for Tigers (those of you born in a year of the Tiger), according to Chinese astrology, your fortune will have its ups and downs. When it comes to your career and finances, you'll likely feel quite optimistic and may even experience pleasant surprises. You won't face major financial worries either. However, in other aspects of your life, challenges are forecast.

2023 is a year of the Rabbit. Tigers, according to Chinese astrology, compared with last year, your overall fortune is on the rise, and you are destined to be very comfortable in life and work.

In 2023, due to the help of noble benefactors, Tiger people, you will have a better career experience and have a greater chance of promotion and/or salary increases.

Compared with 2022, your wealth horoscope, Tiger people, has a downward trend in 2023, but due to your increase in career luck, your income this year will increase compared with the previous year.

In 2023, the overall romantic forecast for you Tiger people displays an upward trend. You are set to meet more kind people, and with their help, you should meet many suitable friends of the opposite sex.

Read more about Tigers' Monthly Predictions for 2024/2023.

Zodiac Tiger's Personality: Brave, Confident...

Zodiac Tiger's PersonalityEmperor Qinshihuang was born in the year of the Tiger.

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 overindulgent.

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 Water 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.

Tigers' Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

The Tiger's Love Compatibility

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: Horse, Dog, or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Snake, Goat, or Monkey

Want to know if she/he is compatible with you? Use our zodiac love compatibility calculator below. Or you can check the 12 Chinese zodiac signs' love compatibility in detail.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator

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Best-Suited Careers for Tigers

Year of the TigerThe King of the Forest

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.

Good Health for Tigers

Year of the TigerTigers usually enjoy good health.

Tigers usually 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.

How to Build Relationships with Tigers

Year of 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.

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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