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Chinese Zodiac Animal Tiger

How to Optimize Wellness & Relationship in The Chinese Zodiac 2022 | Year of the Water Tiger

How to Optimize Your Health, Wealth & Relationship in the Year of  Water Tiger 2022

The Tiger is the Chinese zodiac animal for 2022. Tiger year 2022 starts from February 1st, 2022 and ends on January 21st, 2023.

Chinese people believe that a person’s horoscope, personality, and love compatibility are closely associated with their Chinese zodiac sign, determined by their birth year.

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Chinese Zodiac 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger

2022 Chinese Zodiac|Story of the Tiger, Horoscope, and Personalities 虎年生肖故事运势

For Those babies who are born after 2/1/2022, You are a Water Tiger::  your zodiac animal is Tiger and the element is Water. 

Water Element

Water is the element of Yin. It is part of our bodies and biological nature. It can be a liquid, gas, and solid.  It can also quickly move and transform. It is a strong force and can be destructive, such as floods, but it’s vital to life, as shown by our bodies being over 60% water.      

The Tiger 

The Tiger, however, has a fixed connection to the element of Wood. Tigers reflect the characteristics of Yang. They are action-oriented, bold, courageous, and loyal. Those born under this zodiac sign are typically impatient, independent-thinking individuals. . They are tenacious and never give up on a goal. Once they set their feet, there is no turning back.

It will also be critical this year to match the impulsive Yang energy of Tiger with the free-flowing, Yin energy of Water when making a big decision or else one may run afoul of an “avalanche”. Be gentle this year by not fighting against the currents or the waves of life. Let things flow naturally towards you.

Which Chinese Zodiac Sign Are You?

Your Chinese zodiac sign is based on your year of birth. Most Chinese people use Chinese New Year as the start of the zodiac year.

Generally,  the Chinese New Year begins in late January or early February.  Therefore, if you were born  in January, or  in the first 2 weeks of February, make sure to check the Chinese New Year date (the day the year changed from old to new) against your birthdate to determine your correct zodiac sign.  You may have more influences from the previous year because you may hold pre-birth energies of the previous year.

You can find your zodiac animal below if you have not already known your animal zodiac :

  • Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon:1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

What is the Chinese Zodiac?

Chinese zodiac
Chinese zodiac – 12 Chinese zodiac animals (source: The Woks of Life)

The Chinese zodiac, or Sheng Xiao (生肖), an ancient repeating cycle of twelve animal signs and their associated personality traits, is based on the Chinese lunar calendar.

The Chinese astrological system, which is originated in the Zhou dynasty (1122-271 B.C.), is one of the most complex among major star systems.

The Chinese zodiac is more about who you are and your predestined path rather than what you shoul or shouldn’t do.

The origin of the Tiger   

The most common legend used to explain the specific order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac is known as the “The Great Race.”     

 There have been several interpretations about the origin of the zodiac calendar.

The myth of the Great Race


Most of them agree it has its origin in the belief that Buddha or the Jade emperor invited animals to celebrate their relationship with humanity by eating and drinking together with humans.

While discussing the relationship, the different animals started to fight over their place. All of them wanted to be number 1.

Finally, they entered into the water river and the one who reached to the end first should be the winner. Thus each of the twelve animals has a unique color and name. There are some disagreements about the list of animals,

Characteristics of the Tigers 

People born in the Year of the Tiger were born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

In Chinese mythology, the tiger is called upon by the Jade Emperor, the ruler of heaven, to exorcise demons.

Given its status as a guardian, the tiger embodies archetypal characteristics of not only courage but also bravery. So the new year could also symbolize resilience and strength, even in times of struggle.

Known as the king of all beasts in China, the Tiger is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils, and braveness.

A year of the Tiger is considered a good year, often associated with the defeat of evil.

Tiger’s Personality

Chinese zodiac sign: tiger
Chinese zodiac sign: tiger (source: The Woks of Life)

Tigers’ positive qualities include being kind, quick-witted, resourceful, diverse, assured, adventurous and enthusiastic.

Their negative attributes can include being aggressive, short-tempered and anxious.

These are powerful individuals: authoritative, brave, and self assured with a strong moral compass and belief system.

They enjoy competition, or even fighting for a cause, but can sometimes struggle with their emotional and sensitive natures that allow them to be so passionate—sometimes becoming moody or intense.

When crossed, the combination of sensitivity and authority can make for a terrifying combination! They can sometimes find the more lighthearted or fickle animals of the zodiac silly or tiresome.

Tiger’s Career

Ideal Careers for tigers are  pharmacist, advertising agent, insurance agent, travel agent, lawyer, managerial positions, HR consultant, entertainment and broadcasting, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian, and chauffeur.

Individuals with this zodiac are kind and benelovent people. They rarely feel tired and are often described as emotional people. At the workplace, individuals with this zodiac are often found in positions of leadership and power (just like in the jungle). However, in order to be a good leader, Tigers need to listen more to their colleagues, and think before acting.

Additionally, Tigers need change in order to thrive. 9 to 5 jobs often feel stagnant and meaningless to them. Because of their constantly fluctuating work schedule, these industrious people often live to work.

Tips for Tigers 

2022 is the benmingnian (本命年 ‘origin of life year’) for those people born under the tiger sign. Read more on how to make good luck in your zodiac year easily.

lucky & unlucky things for Tigers
Lucky & Unlucky Things for Tigers (soruce: chinahighlights.com)

Lucky Things for Tigers

  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 3,4
  • Lucky Colors: blue,gray, orange
  • Lucky Flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
  • Lucky Directions: east, north, south

Unlucky Things for Tigers

  • Unlucky Numbers: 4,9
  • Unlucky Colors: white
  • Unlucky Flowers:
  • Unlucky Directions: southwest

Romance & Compatibility

  • Best Matches for Tigers are Horse, Dog, or Pig
  • Compatible with: Rooster
  • Be careful around: Snake, Monkey, Ox, Goat

Tiger’s Horoscope in 2022

This could be a good year for you, but  you have to step outside your comfort zone. You have to go pursue it with courage.

Tiger’s Relationships in 2022

Tiger will face no major problems when it comes to love in 2022. Although not as bad  as “Fan Tai Sui”, it is still  not a perfectly good time for singles and those in relationships. Married couples will face problems at home due to stress and exhaustion at work.

When your partner is a Tiger, it is a good idea to be sure you are not so easily provoked. This will help you not to give in to the impulse to fight, or to let up on a good argument with your partner, for fear that you will “lose control.”

For singles, you are likely to meet no one special in 2022, as Tigers are not blessed with good luck in love. In particular, Tiger women are advised not to have any luck with people they meet, since they may fall prey to people with ulterior motives. Therefore, 2022 may not be the best year for a Tiger to start dating anyone new. The best thing a Tiger can do is to work harder and improve his social standing so that he will be ready for better matches in 2023.

Tiger’s Career in 2022

Tigers’ careers will move steadily upwards in 2022. They can expect to be promoted if they keep a proactive attitude at work. It’s not a good year for them to make a big career change. Any plans for job-hopping or adventure should wait until next year.

In office settings, Tigers will probably face problems that are deliberately caused by their co-workers and employers who make their life feel more stressful and frustrated.

At the executive level, there may be a problem for Tigers who are already at the top. They may have to deal with disruptive or even outright rebellious employees when they are more rebellious and even backstabbing

A Tiger in the Year of the Tiger may feel sluggish. Therefore, they should prepare ahead of schedule for the most important things, and put in more effort than usual to offset the effect of Tai Sui.

Tiger’s Wealth in 2022

Wealth is not as problematic for the tigers in 2022. They will be able to make money and gain gains in their investments. However, it is also possible that they will experience heavy losses.

Try to rein in your spending at the home front, so that you’re not in such a tight spot when a big ticket item comes due.

Tiger’s Health in 2022

For the best health in 2022, Tigers need to pay close attention to their health. Try not to suffer from colds and fevers, and be aware of what you eat and drink. When you do get sick, take it easy and rest. It is best to not to eat anything that is greasy or irritating. If you do have indigestion, it may not seem like much but you could end up with stomach cancer in 2022.

Be careful on the road in 2022. Stay under the radar of Tai Sui to keep yourself safe.

What the Year of the Tiger will bring in 2022  For Every Chinese Zodiac Sign

The three zodiac signs most compatible with the tiger (the pig, the horse and the dog) usually enjoy good luck in 2022.

However, there are some who believe that monkeys and snakes might encounter financial problems because they offend Tai Sui, the God of Age, in 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the luckiest Chinese zodiac sign?

In Chinese culture, the top 5 luckiest zodiac signs are Dragon, Snake, Pig, Rat, and Tiger conventionally.

What is the unluckiest Chinese zodiac sign?

A  popular Chinese superstition says that most people born in a year of the Goat are destined for bad luck (十羊九不全 ’10 Goats 9 incomplete’),

Most Chinese people believe that if you are born in a year of the Goat, you will be a follower rather than a leader.

What is the Most Coveted Zodiac Sign?

The Dragon is the most coveted sign of  the Chinese zodiac.  Chinese births often peaks in the year of the Dragon.

Socially, different combinations of zodiac signs cause different dynamics that can have an impact on someone’s life, since we don’t live in isolation.

So it’s hard to identify the most coveted zodiac signs,


References

  • infoplease.com
  • studycli.org
  • mindbodygreen.com
  • chinesenewyear.net

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