Year of the Tiger » Meaning, Personality & Prediction in 2021

The Tiger is third in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to one folktale, the Jade Emperor decided that the order of the animals would be determined according to the order by which they arrived at his party. The Ox was tricked into giving the Rat a ride. Just as they both arrived at the door, the Rat jumped ahead and finished first. The Ox settled for a close second and the Tiger followed soon after. Chinese New Year will provide you more details about the predictions for the year of the Ox.

Year of the Tiger

The Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) yín (寅) and the hours 03:00-05:00 in the morning. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Tiger is yang. Tigers are revered in Chinese culture as guardians of children. Infants used to be bathed in water boiled with tiger bones to ward off diseases and evil spirits.


Tigers are brave and dynamic people who never back down from challenges in life.


Along with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. The Earthly Branch of the Tiger is associated with wood, but its years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng). Recent years of the Tiger include: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

YEARCELESTIAL STEMEARTHLY BRANCHZODIACELEMENTYIN YANG
1926bǐngyínTigerFireYang
1938yínTigerEarthYang
1950gēngyínTigerMetalYang
1962rényínTigerWaterYang
1974jiǎyínTigerWoodYang
1986bǐngyínTigerFireYang
1998yínTigerEarthYang
2010gēngyínTigerMetalYang
2022rényínTigerWaterYang

Personality and traits

Tigers are known to be kind and generous. They enjoy jazz music and other things that call for creativity. Tigers are highly energetic and rarely get tired but sometimes they get out of hand and make brash decisions. Regardless of how many obstacles they face, tigers will never back down.

ELEMENTYEARFORTUNE
Metal1950, 2010These Tigers place high importance on their families. They also have prosperous careers but should always be wary about being overconfident. If they stay patient and tolerant, their lives should be easygoing.
Water1962, 2022These Tigers are always determined to go after what they desire. However, they are not advised to marry early. They face difficulties early on but become full of fortune in the middle stages of their lives.
Wood1974, 2034These Tigers are sincere and don’t have much to be concerned about. Their descendants are going to be achievers.
Fire1926, 1986These Tigers enjoy learning new things. They encounter numerous supportive and helpful people throughout their lives.
Earth1938, 1998These Tigers are incredibly smart and attract good opportunities. However, they often go to extremes and swing from coldness to warm enthusiasm fast.

Men born in the year of the Tiger have bold and courageous spirits. They love taking risks. At work, they are aggressive and express themselves freely. However, they sometimes struggle to connect with others because of their confidence. They are optimistic and have high beauty standards but they lack romance and may end up with an unhappy family.

Women born in the year of the Tiger are enchanting. They like to express themselves freely through fashion. Like a cat, they are lively and friendly but their claws stay sharp just in case. They are smart, patient, and can act well in any environment. They make for great mothers as they grant their children freedom.

Check out for more horoscope in Chinese New Year. You can also discover the fortune and personality of Year of the Rat, Year of the Dragon, and Year of the Rooster.

compatibility

Tiger compatibility

Most compatible with Tiger: Pig, Horse, and Dog

  • Tigers go along well with Pigs as they value each other and are willing to make sacrifices for each other when needed. Although they have different personalities, their similar goals in life make up for their disagreements.
  • Horses have the ability to attract the attention of Tigers and they mutually respect each other.
  • Tigers are comfortable opening up to Dogs while motivating them to go after their goals in life.  

Least compatible with Tiger: Monkey and Snake

  • The personalities of Tigers and Monkeys don’t match well as they have different desires. Their relationship can only be full of arguments.
  • Tigers and Snakes struggle to understand each other. Their relationship is shadowed by doubt and coldness.

Lucky things for Tigers

  • Colors: grey, blue, white, orange
  • Numbers: 1,3, and 4
  • Accessories/Ornaments: anything brown
  • Auspicious directions: south, east, southeast

Unlucky things

  • Colors: gold, silver, brown, black
  • Unlucky numbers: 6,7 and 8
  • Unlucky direction: northwest
career

Careers fit for Tigers

Tigers are born leaders. They do not like performing the same tasks every day. They are capable of diligence but it takes a job that makes proper use of their skills.

Tigers don’t see work as merely as a means to earn money. They see it as part of their lives. A high ranking leadership or management position best suits them.

However, Tigers have the tendency to be both suspicious and naive. They sometimes make bad decisions out of losing their temper and lose the respect of others as a result. To be effective leaders, Tigers must remember to listen to coworkers and to think things through before acting.

Health and lifestyle

Tigers are generally picky when it comes to food. They have a soft spot for sweets which could later become a cause for concern and result in diabetes or dental problems.

Tigers must also remember to take needed rests and sleep. They may also develop anxiety because of their stressful careers and its common for them to suffer insomnia.   

year of the tiger

Tigers in the Year of the Ox (2021)

The Tiger natives may have to face hardships throughout the year of the Ox. However, some favorable factors will help you bloom and get past their life obstacles. Talking about the good side, your career will progress and you may find yourself at the center of attention at work. However, you must be careful with your associations and statements as any small incident can stir up some controversy. Hence, you must take care of your actions and words, and be patient.

Love

The Year of the Ox may bring opportunities and chances for Tiger natives. Single ones are most likely to meet their match this year. However, you should not think of him or her as “The One” and just keep your mind straight when it comes to going out with them. Keep your eyes and mind open.

Tigers who are committed may finally take the next step and get married. This marks an auspicious year for Tiger natives. However, those who are married may also face temptations as a third party may heavily influence them. Your will, patience, and loyalty will be tested. Thus, you must remain open with your partner and communicate well.

finance

Finance

Tigers will undergo favorable financial conditions this year. Their career seems good, as employed natives will grow both professionally and financially. However, those into commission-related fields such as property, insurance, and others. can face the severity of the worldwide recession. However, a male friend, colleague, or relative may help you get out of such a situation.

On the other hand, an unexpected event can lead to major expenses or loss of money. Hence, create and follow a budget as well as cut down on luxuries. Do not invest without proper self-evaluation and avoid taking suggestions regarding money matters. Save and use your money well.

Career

Tiger natives reveal that the first half of 2021 can prove to be a bit rough and challenging while things will remain smooth. If you are working in a company, then it is important for you to show your skills and use your talent wisely. Through this, your potential will be revealed and your boss will notice your capabilities and assign you important projects.

health

Health

Tiger zodiac natives may have to suffer from poor digestive systems due to food poisoning as well as pain in the teeth or spleen area. However, there won’t be any major illness and they will remain healthy mostly throughout the year. Meanwhile, Tiger natives should restrain themselves when it comes to eating out or drinking. Avoid too much oily or greasy food. Sleep well and eat fruits. Avoid getting depressed and surround yourself with positive people, but not much with partying.

Know the fortune and compatibility of the other zodiac animals. We also have articles about Year of the Goat, Year of the Ox, and Year of the Rabbit.

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2 thoughts on “Year of the Tiger » Meaning, Personality & Prediction in 2021”

  1. Great article! In this same vein, the author points out that Zodiacs Tiger is “a horoscope”. I would call this horoscope an “excellent and useful guide”.

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