Tiger in Chinese Zodiac

The Tiger is the third animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Ox set out early, well ahead of Tiger, so Tiger thought he would be second. Unbeknownst to him, Rat had asked for a ride from Ox and Ox agreed to let him ride to get closer to the palace. However, Rat rode all the way up to meet the Emperor with Ox and jumped off just before Ox could speak to the Emperor and was awarded first place, pushing Tiger back to third.

People who belong to the Tiger years are natural-born leaders who are brave, healthy, and confident. They can easily become arrogant and take too many risks if they do not learn to have some humility. Tigers have rich emotional lives, which lead them to experience many peaks and valleys. Fortunately, their passion for life also gives them a “never say die” attitude, which keeps them going with difficulties arise.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Tiger

DateElement
Feb 1, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023Water
Feb 14, 2010 – Feb 2, 2011Metal
Jan 28, 1998 – Feb 15, 1999Earth
Feb 9, 1986 – Jan 28, 1987Fire
Jan 23, 1974 – Feb 10, 1975Wood
Feb 5, 1962 – Jan 24, 1963Water
Feb 17, 1950 – Feb 5, 1951Metal
Jan 31, 1938 – Feb 18, 1939         Earth

Lucky Signs for Rats in Chinese Zodiac

QualityPositiveNegative
Numbers1, 3, and 4, along with any numbers that contain digits 1, 3, and 4, such as 14, 31, 431, and so on6, 7, and 8, including all the numbers containing these digits, such as 67, 86, 786, and others
Colorsgrey, white, blue, purple, orange, blackgold, silver, brown
Flowerscineraria 
DirectionNortheast 
Lunar Month1 
SeasonSpring 
Western Zodiac MatchAquarius 
Yin or YangYang, the active male principle of the universe, is characterized as male and creative and associated with heaven, heat, and light 
Hours of the Day3 am to 5 am 

Tiger Zodiac Personality

Most people born under the sign of Tiger are strong, powerful, brave, and independent. In the wild tigers are not afraid of entering swamps or climbing rocks to follow their prey, so Tiger individuals are fearless and relentless. Persistent and ambitious with their goals, once Tiger starts something, he or she will follow the project until completion, regardless of the obstacles or misfortunes they encounter on the path to completion, success, or victory. Negatively, Tigers might be prone to boasting about their achievements, which irritates others around them. Also, they are not very flexible and tolerant in their views, which may create problems at work or at home.

Strengths

Being powerful, brave, strong, vigorous, intelligent, loyal, trustworthy, competitive, friendly, and lucky

Weaknesses

Being arrogant, irritable, reckless, and overindulgent

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Tiger

People born between Jan 23, 1974 – Feb 10, 1975, are gentile and like to cooperate and help others. They are self-assured and do not like to be ordered around; still, they have strong diplomacy skills and work best in teams towards shared goals.

Fire Tiger

If you were born between Feb 9, 1986 – Jan 28, 1987, then you are a Fire Tiger. Fire Tigers are talented and tolerant, which opens a lot of doors for them in their career and relationships. Popular and loyal, these Tigers earn the respect of their co-workers with their diligence and hard work.

Earth Tiger

Individuals born between Jan 31, 1938 – Feb 18, 1939, or Jan 28, 1998 – Feb 15, 1999, are Earth Tigers. They are ambitious, very confident, and proud. Their confidence and ambition will be reflected in their entrepreneurial endeavors. They can prove extremely competitive in business, but very compassionate to friends and neighbors.

Metal Tiger

Metal Tigers were born between Feb 17, 1950 – Feb 5, 1951, or Feb 14, 2010 – Feb 2, 2011. They are peaceful, loving, kind, and family-oriented. Sometimes, they seem vain and self-centered, but it might be due to their eternal optimism.

Water Tiger

People born between Feb 5, 1962 – Jan 24, 1963, or Feb 1, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023, are Water Tigers. They are curious individuals with a strong desire for knowledge. They are calm and careful, and great observers who think outside the box. Sometimes, they may come across as indecisive when they find it difficult to choose one solution among many available.

Health for Tiger

Full of vitality and tenacity, Tiger individuals always find room in their schedule for physical activity. It is rare that these people are affected by small illnesses, more likely they will suffer setbacks from injuries or overdoing. Tigers show enthusiasm and energy in their work and projects and are very productive. Although Tigers have great strength, they do have to mind their health; they should pay attention to their diet and get proper rest after hard work or physical activity in order to avoid illness.

Business and Career for Tigers

A natural born leader, the Tiger individual feels most comfortable in a position of power and control. To give their best, this sign will have to first understand and overcome obstacles and learn how to get back up after being knocked down. Once the Tiger manages to keep their arrogance and boasting about their achievements under control, there is nothing to stop them from everlasting success. As an entrepreneur, Tiger people should think about starting a business between ages 35 and 50, after gaining experience and learning the ins and outs of their desired business. Ultimately, there is nothing that can stand in the way of the Tiger if they set their eyes on an objective and follow through with their plans. When it comes to business partnerships, they work best with Pig, Horse, and Dragon people.

Tiger Relationships with Other Signs

Tiger prefers relationships that are powerful and confident, seeking equally powerful friendships and love affairs. They tend to see relationships as another part of their ambition, so they want people in their lives who are accomplished or who will help them accomplish their goals. Due to their constant desire for success, they can be commanding and demanding in their personal as well as professional relationships.

Sometimes, tigers might even seem superficial and insensitive in their conversations, especially if they begin boasting about their achievements or view others as underachieving. In their love affairs, they are passionate but can lack sensitivity to their partner’s needs. In dealing with Tigers, their partners must employ tact, understanding, and patience. The Tiger individual matches best with Dragon, Horse, and Pig; has okay relationships with Rat and Rabbit; and struggles with other Tigers, Ox, Snake, and Monkey.

Chinese Zodiac

  • Rat

    Rat

    1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox

    Ox

    1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger

    Tiger

    1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit

    Rabbit

    1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon

    Dragon

    1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake

    Snake

    1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse

    Horse

    1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat

    Goat

    1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey

    Monkey

    1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster

    Rooster

    1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog

    Dog

    1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig

    Pig

    1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031