2022 is a year of the Water Tiger. It starts from February 1st, 2022, and ends on January 21st, 2023. A Water Tiger year occurs every 60 years.
Years of the Tiger include 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.
Ox and Goat are the luckiest zodiac signs in the year of 2022. For those born in the years of the Rat, Snake, Monkey, Pig and Dog, you will need to make comparatively more effort in order to make achievements. Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, and Rooster people are destined to enjoy a smooth life and good luck in making money this year. Tigers will encounter their 'birth sign year' (benmingnian本命年) in 2022. Wearing red will bring good luck in a birth sign year.
- Tiger Years
- Lucky Things for Tigers
- 12 Zodiac Signs' Horoscope and Lucky Colors for 2022
- Is 2022 a good year to give birth to a baby?
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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 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
|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?
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
What are Chinese Zodiac signs' horoscope and lucky colors for 2022?
In 2022 (a year of the Water Tiger), every zodiac sign's horoscope will change. Some will get rid of the misfortunes encountered in 2021, while some will need to be prepared for troubles and accidents. Click a zodiac sign below to check out the general horoscope and lucky colors for 2022.
Rats' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022:
Love: Rats have little luck in love in 2022. Single Rats will probably remain single. Married Rats will encounter family relationship problems. Even though busy with work, Rats are suggested to spend more time on family. Having dinners or traveling together with loved ones will make you feel more comfortable.
Career: Rats will probably be busier in 2022 than in 2021. Good luck in their careers is waiting, which is helpful for business cooperation and project progress. 2022 is not a good year for Rats to change job.
Wealth: Rats have little chance to receive help from other reputable persons. Mostly Rats, you need to rely on yourself. Rats could consider investing money in fixed assets like real estate or purchasing gold. This will bring in more money. Those who own their own businesses should be prepared to outsource and regulate the flow of work.
Lucky colors: red and blue
For those born in the year of the Rat, wearing clothes and ornaments in red and/or blue will help ward off bad luck and bring good luck in your career. Red is an auspicious color in Chinese culture, thus it is customary to see red envelopes, red lanterns, and people wearing red coats during Chinese New Year.
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Oxes' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: After going through their ‘birth sign year' (2021), people born in a year of the Ox will meet a better time in 2022. Single Oxes will have a big chance to find a girlfriend/boyfriend or get married.
Career: There will be some good work opportunities for Oxes in 2022. Being down-to-earth and making great efforts in the workplace will help Oxes get more appreciation from leaders and colleagues. 2022 is not a good time for Oxes to change job. Oxes, if feeling exhausted in your current work, you may consider changing to another team in the same company.
Wealth: Oxes can expect good help from other people. In 2022, Oxes' wealth is mainly likely to increase as a result of good relationships with others. When dealing with big businesses, Oxes should pay much attention to relationship building and establishing cooperation.
Lucky colors: red and yellow
Red will help with better achievement in Oxes’ careers. Yellow will bring good luck to the Ox in the area of love. The single Ox can have more chances to be in a close relationship by wearing yellow clothes.
Read more about Year of the Ox
Tigers' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Tigers will encounter their 'birth sign year' (benmingnian本命年) in 2022. Tigers are expected to face many challenges when their birth year recurs every twelfth year. Wearing red will bring good luck in a birth sign year.
Love: 2022 is a good year for Tigers to get married. Single Tigers will have a big chance to find a boyfriend/girlfriend. Tigers at the age of 24 or 36 need to pay more attention to managing relationships as their luck in love will fluctuate in 2022.
Career: Tigers will have opportunities to get promoted in 2022. After working hard for many years, Tigers will finally get approval from their leaders. Tigers, don't be too high-profile, otherwise you may incur trouble and jealousy from petty colleagues.
Wealth: Tigers should be careful of entering into monetary relationships with others in 2022. Don't expect a big windfall or massive achievement. Reasonably spending their money will help Tigers to go through 2022 smoothly. In their birth sign year, Tigers are not suggested to invest much in stocks or funds.
Lucky colors: orange, black, and blue
For Tigers in 2022, orange will help improve wealth fortune, black will help improve career development, and blue will help pursue happiness of love. Tigers are suggested avoiding brown, gold and silver this year.
Read more about Tigers' Monthly Predictions for 2022.
Rabbits' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: The love life of Rabbits will be stable in 2022. Single female Rabbits will have good luck in love including finding a boyfriend. Male Rabbits will probably meet a short-term relationship.
Career: Rabbits enjoy comparatively good luck in their careers in 2022. Though there will be some troubles, they will not be serious and will be resolved quickly. Rabbits will receive helpful support from others, which is good for business progress.
Wealth: Businesses traditionally targeting male consumers, like male clothes and car sales, will bring Rabbits good luck financially. 2022 is also a good year for Rabbits to start an overseas business. In addition, making some changes to life, like getting married, buying a house, or giving birth to a baby, will bring luck to their families and businesses.
Lucky colors: green, purple and orange
Green will help bring more wealth to the Rabbit. Purple is good for a better relationship. Orange is good for smooth career life.
Read more about Year of the Rabbit
Dragons' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: The love life of Dragons is unstable in 2022. Dragons should avoid being too stubborn and impetuous. Otherwise, they might meet love relationship problems, even splitting up with their partner. Communicating is helpful to solve problems. Single Dragons, you are suggested to express your love bravely, otherwise you might miss your soul mate.
Career: Good luck in careers is waiting for Dragons in 2022. There is a high possibility of being appreciated by leaders and getting promoted. Be careful when dealing with colleague relationships after being promoted to avoid unnecessary troubles.
Wealth: Dragons can expect a good harvest from their hard work if they are employed by a company. For those who have their own business, there is predicted to be no big income increase or money loss.
Lucky colors: yellow and white
Yellow is good for more job opportunities and better luck in making money. White will help Dragons build a more enjoyable love relationship.
Read more about Year of the Dragon
Snakes' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Generally, Snakes will encounter some problems, but these will be resolved in the end without a big loss.
Love: Male Snakes will have good luck in love. They will have a high possibility of saying goodbye to single life. Female Snakes will become very sensitive emotionally in 2022. They might become very picky with their spouse. In order not to create serious problems, female Snakes need to be more peaceful and keep open minded. Considering her spouse's point of view will help a female Snake solve problems.
Career: Snakes will have a high possibility of receiving support from others in order to get promoted. However, Snakes need to be careful of being hurt by petty persons. Treat colleagues politely and sincerely. Don't gossip behind others' backs.
Wealth: Snakes' luck with money is not too good or too bad in 2022, but they will receive helpful support from others when going through troubles in business. Snakes, don't expect to get rich overnight. Take double the time considering your options before making any big decisions.
Lucky colors: tangerine, cyan, and silver
Wearing tangerine ornaments will help single Snakes find a boyfriend/girlfriend. To achieve more success in 2022, the color cyan will lend you a hand. Silver will bring financial luck to the Snake.
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Horses' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: There will be no big changes for Horses' love lives. Unmarried Horses will have a high possibility of remaining single. Married Horses will probably spend more time on work than on family. When work is not so busy, Horses are suggested to spend some time in watching a movie and having dinner together with their spouses.
Career: Horses will have good luck in their careers in 2022. Projects will progress smoothly with big financial benefits. Horses should consider changing jobs, if they can receive better company benefits.
Wealth: After going through a troubled 2021, Horses will have better financial luck in 2022. There will be a high possibility of getting promoted resulting in a better income. Horses who are business owners, you can also consider expanding your business overseas.
Lucky colors: green, blue and red
Green is good for Horses’ careers. Blue is good for health. Red will help sweep away bad luck.
Read more about Year of the Horse
Goats' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: If a Goat gets married in 2021, he/she will have a high possibility of having a baby in 2022. Single Goats will have a good chance to find a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Career: 2022 is a bright year for Goats. They will lead a group to achieve good results and receive appreciation from leaders and colleagues. Goats might want to change job in 2022, but this is not suggested this year.
Wealth: If a salesperson, a Goat will have outstanding achievements in income and relationships. Avoiding investing blindly and Goats, you will enjoy good wealth appreciation in 2022.
Lucky colors: bright yellow
Bright yellow will make the Goat more popular with the opposite gender and is good for a Goat’s love life.
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Monkeys' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: The love life of Monkeys is not stable in these two years (2021 and 2022). It's easy for them to get disturbed by unnecessary quarrels. Try to communicate peacefully when opinions differ.
Career: Monkeys will have good luck in their careers and be very busy in 2022. They could make use of their talents and make progress in a business project. There is also a possibility of a near miss, however, so Monkeys should pay much attention to their work details.
Wealth: 2022 is a good year for Monkeys to start or expand an overseas business. Monkeys, don't spend much money on financial products or stocks. Alternatively, investing in fixed assets like real estate will have more chance of earning money.
Lucky colors: white and baby blue
Being close to white will make the Monkey get more opportunities for promotion. Baby blue will bring more luck in love for the Monkey. Monkeys, if you’re single, try to wear clothes or ornaments in baby blue more often.
Read more about Year of the Monkey
Roosters' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: There will be no big change in Roosters' love lives. Most Roosters will be busy with work, leaving little time for building relationships with loved ones or intentions to get married. Single Roosters also don't have much desire to have a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Career: Roosters' careers will be very smooth this year. They will receive helpful support from others when needed. Roosters should make more effort in work and embrace an opportunity when it comes. This will optimize a chance to get promoted.
Wealth: With the help of some reputable people, Roosters will have more clients in business, generating more income. For those who have their own businesses, fortunes will fluctuate, and it's better to keep some current funds just in case. Avoid purchasing unnecessary luxuries.
Lucky colors: yellow
Yellow will help raise Roosters’ wealth prospects. Wearing yellow clothes or decorating your office/table with yellow will bring good luck.
Read more about Year of the Rooster
Dogs' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: There will be no big changes for Dogs' love lives. Most married Dogs will be busy with work leaving little time for building relationships with loved ones. Spending more time on family will make their love lives go more smoothly. Single Dogs will probably still be single or meet bad-tempered girls/boys by the end of the year.
Career: For those Dogs who do business, there will be a high possibility of losing clients or partners because of the unpleasant marketing situation. Those Dogs who do creative work, like design and music, will receive leaders' and colleagues' approval, enabling them to earn more money or get promoted.
Wealth: Good luck regarding money is waiting for those Dogs who do creative work, like design and music. However, Dogs in business should be very careful of investments in stocks or funds. Starting a new company/business with other people is also not suggested in 2022. Trying to find some new marketing methods for the current business would be better monetarily.
Lucky colors: yellow, black and grey
Yellow and black will bring luck in raising the Dog’s salary and a high possibility that they will have an expected personal gain. However, it is not recommended to decorate the home or office with too many black or yellow things, as this is not good for a happy mood. Grey is good for a Dog’s love life in 2022.
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Pigs' Horoscope and Lucky Colors in 2022
Love: Married Pigs will often quarrel with their spouses in 2022. There is a high possibility of a love triangle forming. Pigs, talking peacefully and communicating with your spouse will help avoid this trouble. For Pigs who are in love, 2022 is a good year to get married. Single Pigs will have a high possibility of finding a girlfriend/boyfriend.
Career: 2022 is a good time for Pigs to improve themselves. Pigs, taking exams and getting certification will bring good luck for your career path. Many Pigs will considering changing jobs. Before making a decision, it is best to investigate all new companies' information in detail.
Wealth: Pigs will have a chance to increase their income in 2022, however, there is little possibility of earning big money. If Pigs want to invest in new business, it is better to put a small amount of money in at the beginning and increase it gradually when the business goes smoothly.
Lucky colors: yellow, green and black
Yellow is Pigs’ lucky color for love/marriage life. Green and black will bring the Pig good fortune in his/her career and money matters. Pigs, if you’re planning to get a new car in 2022, a black car would be a smart choice.
Read more about Year of the Pig
Is 2022 a good year to give birth to a baby?
2022, a year of the Water Tiger, is a good year to give birth to a baby if you are looking for its particular auspicious symbols (strength, exorcising evils, and braveness). A Tiger year is the fifth most coveted Zodiac year.
A baby born in the year of 2022 will be a Water Tiger. They’re smart, humorous, and good at socializing. They usually have good luck in making money and have a strong ability to adapt to new things.
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 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|
Tigers' 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: 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
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.
Good Health for Tigers
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
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