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Chinese Zodiac - Tiger

Rank and Astrology Elements

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    Ranking as the third animal in the Chinese zodiac, Tigers are the symbol of brave. People born in the year of the Tiger are friendly, brave, competitive, charming and endowed with good luck and authority. With indomitable fortitude and great confidence, the tiger people can be competent leaders. On the other side, they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, overindulged and love to boast to others.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: yin
    The Five Elements: Wood (Mu)
    Yin Yang: Yang ([Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4; Avoid: 6, 7, 8
    Lucky Flowers: Cineraria
    Lucky Colors: blue, grey, white, orange; Avoid: golden, silver, brown

    Years of the Tiger

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/13/1926 02/01/1927 Yang Fire Bing Yin
    01/31/1938 02/18/1939 Yang Earth Wu Yin
    02/17/1950 02/05/1951 Yang Metal Geng Yin
    02/05/1962 01/24/1963 Yang Water Ren Yin
    01/23/1974 02/10/1975 Yang Wood Jia Yin
    02/09/1986 01/28/1987 Yang Fire Bing Yin
    01/28/1998 02/15/1999 Yang Earth Wu Yin
    02/14/2010 02/02/2011 Yang Metal Geng Yin
    02/01/2022 01/21/2023 Yang Water Ren Yin
    Inhabit in the wide field, the tiger is active, full of valour and vigour in nature. The people born in the year of the Tiger also have these kinds of personalities. They usually act actively but with caution. Once speaking out, they will never regret. Also, they never give up halfway until reach the goal. Although loyal to friends, sometimes they are thought to be not sophisticated enough as they like to stubbornly and arbitrarily cling to their own courses. They would not blame fate and other people but try to overcome when meeting obstacles in career.
    The people under the sign of the tiger like going straight. They would go straight forward instead of using some diplomatic means to overcome difficulties which usually make others unpleasant. But they can still finish the task at last. The talented tiger people are ambitions and never satisfied with the general working environment. So, you can see many of them play job-hopping regularly. In career, they usually choose large companies where they could show out their abilities fully and easy to be promoted to a higher position. The shortcomings for them are that they usually act independently, and don’t take colleagues to heart as well as looking down upon them.

    The tiger people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The tiger people born in the morning are ambitious. Although appears to be as tame as the cat and easy to be get along with, they are in fact on watch for others silently at times and wait for the coming of the chance to play up their accomplishments. Those kinds of tiger people are easy to be successful in their youth. However, because of the great ambition and an exaggerated idea of their own importance, there will be ups and downs in fortune. Also, due to these, friends and colleagues will keep away from them. So, they should try to change these weaknesses or they couldn’t get help from others and success for long.
    For the tiger born at noon, they are most blessed. They have no backbone and are depressed. You can see most of them are honest staffs living uneventful lives. But this is not a bad thing for them as they can live with serenity for a lifetime. The female tigers are always good-tempered and have a strong sense of self-reliance. They develop their talents well and can get great achievement in work. At the same time, they are good and great mothers.
    The tiger people born in the evening usually succeed late in life as the good luck favor them late. Their childhood is full of sufferings. From the middle age, the situation will turn to be better. No matter tiger men or women, they love the power and like to handle others. Besides, they are fond of busy in work thus can making great achievements in career. The male tiger like to live without restraint, so they seldom stay at home. Because of this, they’d better find a family spouse to live harmoniously.

    The Tiger people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Tiger. 
    Wood Tiger: 1974 (Jan. 23, 1974 - Feb. 10, 1975)  
    Water Tiger: 1962 (Feb. 05, 1962 - Jan. 24, 1963)
    Metal Tiger: 1950 (Feb. 17, 1950 - Feb. 05, 1951) and 2010 (Feb. 14, 2010 - Feb. 02, 2011)
    Earth Tiger: 1938 (Jan. 31, 1938 - Feb. 18, 1939) or 1998 (Jan. 28, 1998 - Feb. 15, 1999)
    Fire Tiger: 1926 (Feb. 13, 1926 - Feb. 01, 1927) or 1986 (Feb. 09, 1986 - Jan. 28, 1987)

    Best Birth Dates and Months for the Tiger

    The Tiger people born in the 3rd, 4th, 11th, 16th, 23rd or the 27th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    Birth months that could bring good luck to the Snake people include January, February, March, April and August.
    January: It’s on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, all things take on a new aspect. The Tiger born during this month has a pure personality and a strong will. They could be successful in both politics and business. 

    February: Insects Awaken happens on the Chinese lunar month of February. From this time, insects begin to awaken from winter sleep by the spring thunder. The Tigers born during this month usually have amazing talent and get great success in career. 
    March: The Tigers with the birth month of March are born brainy. Whatever they do, they could achieve unexpected good result. During their life, they could win many honors and advance rapidly in work. 
    April: The Tigers born in this month usually enjoy all riches, honors and splendor during the life. They have high positions and handsome salaries. In family, they have good wife or husband and in work, they can get help from dignitaries. In all, they have less worry thus lead a leisurely and carefree life.
    August: The Tigers born in August are naturally clever. They are surprisingly gifted and have the greatly strengthened comprehension ability. During their life, they usually enjoy a good reputation everywhere and are highly respected by others.  
    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Horse, Dog, Pig
    Worst Match: Snake, Monkey
    → Please click for more about Tiger Compatibility.


    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:

    Birth Month of the Tiger Personality of the Tiger Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. honest and upright Rabbit Dragon
    Feb. efficiency-minded Snake Rat
    Mar. compassionate; sympathetic Rabbit Dog
    Apr. independent Dog Snake
    May. graceful with temperamental qualities Ox Snake
    Jun. blind Tiger Pig
    Jul. energetic Snake Ox
    Aug. independent Rabbit Ox
    Sep. particular about manners Rat Snake
    Oct. lucky Monkey Rabbit
    Nov. extroverted Tiger Rat
    Dec. confident Ribbit Monkey

    ► 2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: Generally, you Tigers will have an average luck in 2017 and you will have neither a major breakthrough nor big disaster. Instead, you will be blessed by three auspicious stars, namely Guoyin, Yuede and Tianxi enable you to make a strong push in work and love. However, you need to work and live with an honest and down-to-earth attitude rather than acting on impulse for the sake of neighborhood harmony, family stability, smooth work and stable luck in 2017. More forecast in love, work, money and health, please click:
    Tiger Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2017 Yearly Horoscope for Tigers Born in Different Years
    Horoscope Forecast for the Tigers Born in 1962 (between February 05, 1962 and January 24, 1963)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Tigers Born in 1974 (between January 23, 1974 and February 10, 1975)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Tigers Born in 1986 (between February 09, 1986 and January 28, 1987)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Tigers each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Prediction for Tiger

    Ideal and Suitable Jobs for the Tiger

    The people under the Tiger sign are born leaders and managers. No matter in political, literature and art circles or fields of finance and economics, the Tigers are always come out on top. You could not require them to do those works that never vary. Also, those works that couldn’t bring self ability into play sufficiently are not fit for them. Suitable job fields for the Tigers to show their ability include clinical medicine, catering, literature, cultural, official, judicial, police and government.

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Tiger, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Tiger, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Tigers.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Tiger
    Lastest Questions and Answers

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