We enter the year of the tiger: here's what it means

Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 1. Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is celebrated on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. This festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of a long-awaited spring! According to the Chinese zodiac 2022 is the year of the tiger. So what does the Year of the Tiger have in store for us? And will it be better than 2021 (The Year of the Ox )? Let's find out!

What does the Tiger mean?

The Chinese zodiac dates back to the Qin dynasty over 2000 years ago and is rooted in a system of zoolatry (or animal worship). As the legend goes, the Jade Emperor challenged all the animals in the kingdom to a "Great Race". Whoever arrived first at his palace would win his favour. Tiger was sure he had the race up his sleeve, but ended up third after the wily Rat and the pack donkey Ox sneaked ahead of them. Thus, Tigers are extremely competitive people, known for their courage and ambition. Tigers are ambitious, but they are also extremely generous with a desire to help others. Tigers want to win, but they are also always seeking justice.

Was I born during the Year of the Tiger?

If you were born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 or 2010, you were born during the Year of the Tiger. Famous people born during the Tiger years include the Queen Elizabeth II Christopher Lloyd, Stevie Wonder, Martin Short, Jon Bon Jovi, Leonardo DiCaprico, Penelope Cruz, Lady Gaga Jon Batiste and Shawn Mendes. This is a mega-talented company!

So what's in store for the Year of the Tiger?

The Year of the Rat (2020) was about survival, and the Year of the Ox (2021) was about anchoring ourselves in a new reality. The Year of the Tiger will be about making big changes. This will be a year of adventure and adventure. We are finding excitement again, both for ourselves and for others. Everyone is excited, generosity is on the rise and social progress seems possible again.

Tiger is associated with Yang energy (masculine, active). Tigers do things their own way and hate being told what to do. Expect things to change quickly this year. Sudden disruptions in career, romance and home life should be expected. Some of us will prosper by taking big leaps, while others may crash and burn. So while it's important to follow our intuition and run with our wildest dreams, it means we also have to keep our egos in check.

Besides animals, the Chinese zodiac also goes through five elemental types. So this is not only the Year of the Tiger, it is the year of the Water Tiger. Water years bring out our emotions more than any of the other elements. Water Tigers are family oriented and have wonderful interpersonal relationships. While they are extremely driven and can be bold, their goal is always to do the best for everyone, not just themselves. Overall, this is a year to change careers, build teams or get back to creative projects. Life is short, so why not be happy?

I am a tiger. will 2022 be my best year ever?

Born under this sign, you might think that the Year of the Tiger is your time to shine, but unfortunately, it's actually the opposite. Traditionally, the year of a zodiac sign is the unluckiest for them in Chinese astrology. That said, since 2022 is about fiercely pursuing passions for all signs, like Tiger, you know how to make it big or go home better than most. You may be rewarded for the bold risks you are willing to take.

Although this is not the ideal year for Tigre, this year will be great for Horses (who prioritise freedom above all else), Pigs (who are pragmatic but motivated by pleasure) and Dogs (who are fiercely loyal). Monkeys (who are driven by intellect rather than action) and Snakes (who love to strategise in secret) may have a harder time this year.

What brings luck to Tiger this year?

The Chinese zodiac follows that certain symbols, directions and colours are auspicious for each zodiac sign. This can apply to those born in that sign as well as to all of us during that particular zodiac year. During the Year of the Tiger are:

Colours : Blue, Green

Numbers : 1, 3, 7

Flowers : Plum

Direction : North

Happy Year of the Tiger! TL;DR: this year's mantra is "YOLO".

Source: https://www.purewow.com/wellness/year-of-the-tiger

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