Happy New Year! 2022, for those who celebrate the Chinese calendar, is Year of The Tiger – and for millions of people, it’s an occasion that holds a lot of promise!
Those born in Tiger years are seen to be quick learners, have high self-esteem, and are considered very strong! A great year to have children, then…?
In any case, here are some fun facts about the Year of The Tiger that might just surprise you.
1. China has a firm connection to the tiger.
In China, tigers are revered. They symbolize strength and courage, and it’s believed they can dispel evil!
2. Wear a tiger for strength!
Children (as well as adults) are often seen wearing symbols of tigers. Thought to be lucky, some people believe that they protect the wearer from evil spirits. Tiger pictures adorn walls, and their images appear in books, paintings, and even jewelry. It’s a very lucky time!
3. Previous Years of The Tiger are…
The years 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, and 1938 have all been Years of The Tiger. 2022, of course, is the most recent addition to the list.
4. Year of The… Lion?
In the Chinese horoscope, tigers replaced lions after a time.
5. Can tigers and rabbits be friends?
Babies born just prior to or just after the tiger year will either be oxen or rabbits – and they will have strong connections to the tiger, too!
6. It’s all in the elements.
Elements of the Tiger Year include water, gold, Earth, fire, and wood. Combined, the characteristics of the animal and effect of corresponding elements are used to help create horoscope forecasts!
7. Pop the question this year!
2022 is believed to be a good year for tigers to marry. Unattached tigers may find the love of their life! Tigers who are already employed may also be favored with a promotion!
8. Tigers and the color black are a great combination.
To enhance career prospects, those born as tigers are advised to wear or use the color black. It is suggested that the color orange, too, can boost wealth. Blue should be worn or used to attract loving relationships and happiness (and not just for tigers)!
9. However, there are unlucky colors this year, too.
It’s thought the color brown may not be a positive influence in 2022. Tigers, avoid wearing maroon!
10. Keep your eye on the compass!
Compass bearings are considered influential in Chinese horoscopes. This year, wily tigers will need to be mindful that the compass points to the north, south, and east promise good fortune – and that the southwest may be best avoided.
11. What’s your lucky number?
From year to year, in Chinese lore, some numbers are considered very lucky. For 2022, these are 1, 3, and 4. You can combine any of the three, too – so 34 and even 13 might be considered lucky this Year of The Tiger!
12. Hard luck if it’s any of these…
However, there’s always a flip side. This year’s less lucky numbers include 6, 7, and 8. Therefore, again, numbers such as 77 or 68 might not be considered the most fortunate.
13. Tigers prefer pigs to monkeys.
Tigers are considered most compatible with those of the sign of the horse, dog, or pig. However, they are less compatible with goats, monkeys, and snakes.
14. We’ve been marveling at tigers for centuries.
The earliest artwork featuring tigers dates back 7,000 years! It is from the neolithic era.
FAQs about The Year of The Tiger
Which famous people were born in the sign of the Tiger?
Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga, and Leonardo DiCaprio are just four famous people who were all born in Years of The Tiger.
What do people born in the Year of The Tiger have in common?
Tigers are said to be adaptable, confident, charming, competitive, sociable, and have high self-esteem. However, they are also said to be arrogant and stubborn, too! There has to be a balance, of course!
What’s a good job for someone born in the Year of The Tiger?
People born as tigers may do well as surgeons, doctors, management staff, pilots, and musicians!
Do you know any fun facts about The Year of The Tiger?