The Chinese lunar year has reset on February 1st, 2022, as the Year of the Tiger begins. It’s officially Chinese New Year, and we’re all excited about what 2022’s Year of the Tiger has in store for us.
While this isn’t the first year represented by this majestic and bold zodiac animal, it will be the first year of the Water Tiger sign since 1962 and before that, 1902.
As we transition out of the Year of the Ox and into the Year of the Tiger, you might be wondering what this year of the Water Tiger has in store for you. It’s not just people born under the Tiger who will be affected by 2022’s majestic zodiac symbol.
Using the Chinese Zodiac as our guide, let’s discover what the Year of the Tiger means for everyone, as well as what it means for those lucky people born in the Year of the Tiger.
Year of the Tiger: An Overview of What it Means for Everyone
2022 will be influenced by the courageous, big-hearted, ambitious, majestic and brazen Tiger.
2022 will therefore tip the scales in favor of courageousness, fearlessness, leadership and action for all 12 zodiac signs. Since it’s Year of the Tiger, we will all feel influenced to be courageous and bold like the Tiger, putting our fears aside and finally taking action.
Those who tend to be overly cautious, insecure or passive will feel motivated to be less passive, more confident, and overcome with sudden bravery. The brave decisions and bold moves you make in 2022 thanks to the influence of the Tiger, will create amazing opportunities for you.
Chinese New Year traditions involve channeling the spirit of whichever animal the new year is represented by.
Not only is 2022 the Year of the Tiger, it’s actually the Year of the Water Tiger. The water element present in 2022 represents wealth and health, so 2022 is a year that could bring you prosperity, while also being an important year to look after your health.
The water element also symbolizes clear thinking and sincerity, which means your communication skills might improve in 2022, thus improving your relationships.
Because 2022 is Year of the Tiger, it is said that this year will also be a lucky year for anyone who’s Year of the Dog or Year of the Horse, as these signs are traditional allies of the Tiger. All 3 signs should focus on their goals, as they’re likely to have a successful year. However, everyone will gain more confidence and bravery this year, giving us all an advantage when it comes to achieving our 2022 goals.
We’re Entering a Prosperous Year Associated with Spring
Feng Shui expert Patrick Lim Fernandez told CNN Philippines that the Tiger is the first among Chinese zodiac signs associated with spring, succeeding the past three “winter” years we’ve had under the Pig, the Rat, and most recently the Ox.
Fernandez also notes that the Tiger brings a Yang energy characterized by being strong and aggressive in many aspects of life such as relationships, health, and financial wellness. This is a good year to take some risks, go after opportunities, and in this prosperous Year of the Tiger, you might make more money.
Tiger signs are in the spotlight this year, so this is definitely a year to be bold, courageous and confident about going after what you want. Tigers encompass all of the loyal, fierce, determined and bold traits of a leader. Be more of a leader in 2022, and you’ll level up this year.
Personality Traits of People Born in the Year of the Tiger
According to astrologers, the animal year you are born in can have a significant effect on your personality traits and life path.
People born in the Year of the Tiger are characterized as being brave, big-hearted, ambitious, majestic, cunning, confident, adventurous and daring. Their fearlessness gets them everywhere.
Tigers are big-hearted with big ambitions to match. Tigers have strong personalities, and they tend to be brazen and intrepid. They’re not afraid to speak their mind, take a risk, go on a bold adventure, or fearlessly go after what they want.
Tigers like to do things big. No half-love, no half-assed efforts. Tigers have a lot of love to give, and their intensity will attract the right people, and deter the wrong people. Tigers do it right. They love hard, and go hard when it comes to chasing their dreams.
Laura Lau, co-author of The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, said people born in the Year of the Tiger tend to be powerful, rebellious, dynamic, adventurous, fiery, impulsive and unpredictable. These are some wonderful qualities that will shine even more brightly in 2022.
How to Find Out Which Animal Sign You Are
The Chinese zodiac follows a 12-year cycle of animal signs. These animal signs include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Every year is matched with a representative animal.
Your Chinese zodiac sign is based on the year that you’re born within the lunar calendar. Much like Western zodiac signs, each unique Chinese zodiac sign is said to reveal unique certain personality traits and characteristics, depending which animal you are.
You’re a Tiger if you’re born in: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
You’re a Rat if you’re born in: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972
You’re an Ox if you’re born in: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973
Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
Establishing your own fate for the Chinese New Year is largely based on your own zodiac signs’ relationship with the Tiger. To find out if the year of the Tiger bodes well for you in 2022, look up your Chinese zodiac sign using the above chart.
What to Expect in 2022 if You’re Born in the Year of the Tiger
If you’re born in the Year of the Tiger, congratulations! It’s your year to make moves, achieve goals and be successful. Some famous Tigers you’re sharing your good fortune with this year include Lada Gaga, Drake, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
People born in the Year of the Tiger can look forward to some big changes and major life opportunities in 2022. Expect a career breakthrough by spring, followed by another positive life change around mid-year.
Tigers can expect some potentially huge career and financial opportunities in 2022, with plenty of success.
Is there anything Tigers should watch out for in 2022? Since Tigers have a fire within them, they can overreact and make mistakes when they’re angry. Tigers should remember to use their anger management tools, take a few deep breaths before reacting, and try to relax. Meditation and yoga would be helpful tools for Tigers in 2022. As a strong-willed Tiger, remember that you should never make a permanent decision during a heated, emotional moment. You might regret it, so try to take pause before acting on your anger. Luckily, since this is the year of the Water Tiger, the water element will make any stubborn Tigers more open-minded and clear-headed.
Lau says that Tiger years have the potential to be explosive – for better or for worse. However, because 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger, there may be less aggression this year.
If you’re a Tiger, it’s your year. The time is now to both seize opportunities and create new opportunities for yourself by being a go-getter. Don’t hold yourself back any longer, because this is your time to shine, and, well – roar.