Year Of The Tiger – Chinese Zodiac

Confidence and courage are the keywords associated with people born in this Chinese zodiac year. Tigers can be charming an stubborn at the same time.

These Chinese animal signs occur in the same order in 12-year cycles. There are five Chinese elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth which influence the attributes of the zodiac signs. By combining with each of the twelve animals, a 60 year Chinese Zodiac cycle is created.

Year Of The Tiger : Dates

Metal Tiger:

17 February 1950 – 5 February 1951
14 February 2010 – 2 February 2011

Water Tiger:

5 February 1962 – 24 January 1963
1 February 2022 – 21 January 2023

Wood Tiger:

23 January 1974 – 10 February 1975
19 February 2034 – 7 February 2035

Fire Tiger:

09 February 1986 – 28 January 1987

Earth Tiger:

28 January 1998 – 15 February 1999

Personality Traits

Positive Traits

People born in the Year of the Tiger are powerful, passionate and sizzling. They relish challenges and are ready to fight for a good cause. They are highly faithful to their family and friends and go to any length to protect them.

The Tiger personalities are leaders by birth and dominate the situations always. They are highly active and act with speed. They easily gain the confidence and respect of other people by their openness.

Women born under the Year of the Tiger have a lively and active temperament. They are charming, expressive and fashionable. They are friendly with men and make the meetings delightful for them as well as her. They are smart, loyal and honest in their relationships.

Negative Traits

People born in the Year of the Tiger are compassionate and profound thinkers, but are impatient and cannot hold their concentration for long in their jobs. Their boldness and betrayal does not ensure proper communication and support from others. The Tigers tend to disagree with their superiors and get into confrontations. Their rashness will result in unfortunate consequences.

Influence of Elements

Characteristics of Year of the Tiger sign are influenced by the elements.

Metal Tiger

Metal Tigers by nature are tough rather than fiery. When angry, they are more chilling rather than furious. They never tolerate any deceit by others. They have a strong hold on other people. Because of their power, they are always anxious. These Tigers need to relax in between their hard work.

Water Tiger

Water Tigers are flexible and are likely to be less aggressive in case of problems in their routine. They keep a check on their power. They are less likely to fight with other people and do not indulge in impractical tasks.

Wood Tiger

Wood Tigers keep their emotions in control and are more alert in their goals. They are more steady and do not get into conflict with authority. They have a cool temperament and are more flexible in their relationships. This Tiger sign is liberal and loyal to their friends and give full support to their friends in times of need.

Fire Tiger

Fire Tigers have the highest degree of furious temperament of those born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. They cannot remain calm and always create conflicts to exhibit their authority and crave for excitement. They have a terrible temper and will not tolerate any resistance. At the same time, they are persuasive and can motivate others to do great tasks by their energy and enthusiasm.

Earth Tiger

Earth Tigers are not disturbed by their hot nature, and are more practical in their attitude. They can discriminate between right and wrong and will fight for the right cause. They are sensible in financial matters. In relationships, they are easy to get along with. They are highly interesting with lot of affection and passion.


The health forecasts for those born in the Year of the Tiger predicts that normally Tigers have very good physical fitness and are not prone to minor ailments like fever and cold. They are highly energetic and indulge in outdoor sports, aerobics and jogging. Sufficient warm up stretching is recommended before strenuous exercise. The Tiger tends to hurt themselves physically during rigorous workouts.

In their professions, the Tiger personality are highly dynamic and put their heart into their jobs. They should take sufficient rest after continuous hard work.


People born in the Year of the Tiger are born leaders and attract attention and respect in any job they undertake. Though they may face difficulties in the initial stages of their career, they will be more efficient and accumulate wealth later in life. They can be good in administration, fine arts such as music and acting, advertising and travel related jobs.


Year of the Tiger people will be always the leader in relationships with others. They try to dominate over others in all gatherings and associations. They build up a lot of social contacts but rarely nurture them into strong companionships. They tend to be arrogant and deceitful with their contacts, and hence avoid friendly conversations with them.

In matters of love, though those born in the Year of the Tiger are passionate and strong lovers, the most important factor of romance is missing. Hence it will be a halfhearted affair. They are dominating, but loyal to their partner and family. 

Year Of The Tiger : Luck & Compatibility

  • Highly Compatible with Dragon, Monkey or Ox
  • Should Avoid Goat, Horse, Rabbit or Rooster
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, White, Orange, Grey
  • Unlucky Colors: Black, Golden, Brown, Silver
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4
  • Unlucky Numbers: 6, 7, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: Cineraria, Yellow Lily
  • Lucky Directions: Southeast, South, East