Tiger Zodiac Traits, Compatibility & Predictions 2022
Years of The Tiger
Chinese zodiac signs come from the Chinese Stem-Branch calendar, which is a counting system by the combination of Five Elements and 12 animal signs. The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, which are connected to the colors Green, Red, Brown, White, and Black, respectively.
- Green Wood Tiger: 1914, 1974, 2034
- Red Fire Tiger: 1926, 1986, 2046
- Brown Earth Tiger: 1938, 1998, 2058
- White Metal Tiger: 1950, 2010, 2070
- Black Water Tiger: 1902, 1962, 2022
The first day of the zodiac year is the first day of the Tiger month, which is the Start-of-Spring. This date is around February 4 each year. It is a common mistake to use the Chinese Lunar New Year Day on many Internet websites as the cutoff date for the Chinese zodiac year. Please read Zodiac Year Cutoff and verify Your Chinese Zodiac Sign. Tiger month is February, the beginning month of the spring season. The weather is still a little cold. Therefore, Tiger is associated with the starting stage of an event.
There is no lion in China; Tiger becomes the king of the animals. Since Tiger has a domineering temper and authoritative air, Tiger earns others' respect as a leader. It doesn't like to be supervised or be a subordinate. Tiger's personality is ambitious, confident, arbitrary, persistent, and adventurous.
Tigers are carnivores. They will look for their territories. They are usually solitary, not gregarious, and difficult to get along with. Tigers can leap high and climb trees. Tigers are powerful sprinters and good predators. Therefore, Tigers are ferocious, bold, resolute, unyielding, dictatorial, and full of self-confidence.
Tigers can walk for long distances. They need to maintain their control over their territories by continuously patrolling them. Tiger's roar can be heard up more than a mile away to attract the opposite sex for mating or to announce a large kill. Tigers generally do not share their kill. Tigers are aggressive, brave, cautious, rebellious, and selfish
Tigers have less active under hot weather. Tigers like to rest under the tree and enter the water to cool themselves. Tigers are good swimmers and capable of traversing lakes and crossing rivers to pursue their prey. Tigers have night vision and are mostly active at night. In Chinese Horoscope, the Tiger Hour is from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. That means Tigers hunt during the night. Male Tigers associate with females only for mating purposes and then share their kill with females and cubs. Tigers are also fiery, short-tempered, unpredictable, thoughtful, and calculated.
Tiger's Characteristics of Five Elements
Tiger contains Yang-Wood, Yang-Fire, and Yang-Earth. Yang-Wood is the tall tree, Yang-Fire is the sun, and Yang-Earth is the mountain. That implies Tiger is a tall tree on the mountain under the sun. Tiger stands on the top of the mountain; Tiger is the king of the mountain.
According to the element of Yang-Wood, the characteristics of Tiger are growing, impulsive, confident, reputable, prudent, stubborn, and responsible.
According to the element of Yang-Fire, the characteristics of Tiger are enlightened, straightforward, optimistic, sophisticated, hasty, talkative, extreme, explosive, active, impatient, and ambitious.
According to the element of Yang-Earth, the characteristics of Tiger are steady, serious, stable, confident, stubborn, subjective, passive, inflexible, and boring.
Because Five Elements have different characteristics, people born in different Tiger years have different personalities.
- Wood Tiger of 1914, 1974, and 2034 are sympathetic, vigorous, humanitarian, sensitive, thoughtful, and stubborn.
- Fire Tiger of 1926, 1986, and 2046 are affectionate, short-tempered, daring, and reckless.
- Earth Tiger of 1938, 1998, and 2058 are stubborn, steady, serious, stable, and confident.
- Metal Tiger of 1950, 2010, and 2070 are cautious, bold, fiery, violent, brave, and rebellious.
- Water Tiger of 1902, 1962, and 2022 are calm, calculated, balanced, and intelligent.
Celebrities born in the year of the Tiger are Tom Cruise, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth II, Fidel Castro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Penelope Cruz, Kenny Rogers, Lady Gaga, and Victoria Beckham.
People born in the year of Tigers have the following traits.
- Tiger people are proud and dignified.
- Tiger people set high expectations or goals for themselves to achieve perfection.
- Tiger people deal with life through their intuitions.
- Tiger people move confidently along their feelings or instincts.
- Tiger people's concentration and efforts are very persistent.
- Tiger people are serious and active about their work.
- Tiger people enjoy leadership and responsibilities at work and home.
- Tiger people like to be accepted and be at the center of attention.
- Tiger people need lots of attention from other people in their social life.
- Tiger people are very impractical about life, as they are not easily satisfied.
- Tiger people's expectations keep growing, which creates a lot of worries for them.
- Tiger people are good at associating with different people by creating an intellectual atmosphere.
- Tiger people have trouble compromising or accepting other peoples’ ideas as something is against their intuition.
Tiger Compatibility, Relationship, Marriage
Tigers are usually solitary in their territories. They are not gregarious; not good social animals. Tigers are carnivorous mammals. They eat rodents, buffalos, rabbits, lizards, snakes, horses, goats, monkeys, chickens, wild dogs, and boars. It sounds that none of the Chinese zodiac animals likes the Tiger. The Chinese zodiac compatibility with Tiger has a different story by looking for the Five Elements hidden inside the Tiger.
Tiger most compatible zodiacs: Horse, Dog, Rabbit, Pig, and Ox
- Horse has an attractive relationship with Tiger in association with Fire. The Horse is the most trustworthy and reliable partner for Tiger.
- Dog has a good relationship with Tiger because of Fire. The Dog will guard Tiger and be loyal to Tiger.
- Rabbit has an attractive relationship with Tiger in association with Wood. Rabbit likes to follow the Tiger. The Rabbit will appreciate the leader's protection.
- Pig has a love relationship with Tiger in association with Wood. Tiger might need to give up something to welcome Pig.
- Ox has multiple hidden love relationships with Tiger. When arguing something, both of them might be stubborn.
Tiger next compatible zodiacs: Dragon, Rat, Rooster, and Goat
- Dragon and Tiger respect each other in association with Wood. Tiger is the king of the mountain and Dragon dominates the sky.
- Rat has a good relationship with the element Earth of Tiger. Rat likes to serve the Tiger and Rat knows how to please the Tiger.
- Rooster has a good relationship with the element Fire of Tiger. Tiger is attracted to the beauty of the Rooster. Rooster knows how to calm Tiger.
- Goat has a good relationship with the element Wood of Tiger. Tiger likes to stay in the Goat's territory. Tiger and Goat can be good neighbors.
Tiger incompatible zodiacs: Monkey, Snake, and Tiger
- Monkey and Tiger have a fighting relationship. Tiger doesn't like the naughty Monkey. The Monkey could cheat Tiger. Monkey is not a reliable partner for Tiger.
- Snake and Tiger have a hurting relationship. Tiger and Snake are strong rivals in competition. Snake may have continuous conflicts with Tiger without resolutions.
- Two Tigers cannot share the same territory. One mountain cannot abide two tigers to habitat.
Tiger Compatibility of Different Five Elements
Tigers of different Five Elements have different personalities. The most compatible zodiacs with them will be different. The compatibility will involve the Ten-Stem relationships of Five Elements and the 12-Branch Relationship of Zodiac Signs.
Wood Tiger is compatible with Earth Pig, Water Horse, Earth Rabbit, Water Pig, Water Rabbit, Fire Horse, Earth Ox, Fire Pig, Fire Rabbit, etc.
Fire Tiger is compatible with Metal Pig, Metal Rabbit, Wood Horse, Earth Horse, Wood Pig, Wood Rabbit, Wood Ox, Earth Pig, Earth Rabbit, etc.
Earth Tiger is compatible with Wood Horse, Fire Horse, Fire Pig, Fire Rabbit, Fire Ox, Metal Pig, Metal Rabbit, and etc.
Metal Tiger is compatible with Wood Pig, Wood Rabbit, Wood Ox, Water Horse, Earth Horse, Water Pig, Water Rabbit, Earth Pig, Earth Rabbit, etc.
Water Tiger is compatible with Fire Pig, Fire Rabbit, Wood Pig, Wood Horse, Wood Rabbit, Metal Hore, Metal Pig, Metal Rabbit, Fire Ox, etc.
The zodiac names cannot help you to find compatible partners. We need to know the birth years of the zodiac names. You can use our tool to Convert Chinese Zodiac Name to the Birth Years to find the years compatible with you.
Useful Tools to Find Most Compatible Zodiacs
Another better tool to find the compatible years close to your age is by your birth year. This can save you time to research the compatible Chinese zodiac signs with you. For example,
- Wood Tiger of 1974 Compatible Years are 1966, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987
- Fire Tiger of 1986 Compatible Years are 1978, 1984, 1994, 1995, 1999
- Earth Tiger of 1998 Compatible Years are 1990, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2011
- Metal Tiger of 1950 Compatible Years are 1942, 1948, 1958, 1959, 1963
- Water Tiger of 1962 Compatible Years are 1954, 1960, 1970, 1971, 1975
The best way to know the people compatible with you is to find out their birthdays. Then you can use the Fast Love Match in the Chinese Fortune Calendar to see your compatibility score.
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By Master Allen Tsai on Thursday, December 7, 2023