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Year of the Tiger 2022

Year of the Tiger 2022

Written by Fercility JiangUpdated Apr. 19, 2022

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, 19501938.….

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.

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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.

Find Your Zodiac Sign

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

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 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

  • Rat
  • OX
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

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

Is 2022 a good year to give birth to a baby?

Year of the TigerGive Birth to a Baby in the Year of the Tiger

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...

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

Check Other Chinese Zodiac Animals

Year of the Ox
Year of the Dog
Year of the Pig
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