Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Tiger

Ancient Chinese Astrology has been around for thousands of years. It predates western astrology and uses different zodiac signs compared to the latter. While Western Zodiac depends on the day a person is born and varies from one month to the other hand, the Chinese Zodiac is dependent on the year which means it changes yearly rather than monthly.

Every year, the festivities at the beginning of the Chinese Lunar calendar ushers in a new year with a different zodiac sign. The zodiac sign associated with each year follows a 12-year cycle each named after an animal. The first year in the cycle is the year of the rat. This is followed by the Ox, then the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Sheep, Rooster, Dog, and finally the Boar.

The characteristics of the zodiac animal have a major impact on what to expect and the sacred messages for the year. For each individual, your personality and path in life are highly dependent on the year in which you were born as well as other elements of the Chinese zodiac.

2022: The Year of the Tiger

The New Chinese Lunar year which is set to begin in February 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Not only is it the start of a new year, but the year of the Tiger has peculiar characteristics and expectations that will color is based on the Zodiac animal it has been associated with. Previously, 2021 was the Year of the Ox while 2020 was the year of the Rat.

Since the Chinese Zodiac system follows a 12-year cycle, the last year of the Tiger was in 2010. Previous years of the Tiger before this were in 1998, 1986, 1974, and 1962. People who were born in this year are ruled by the Tiger.

What to Expect in the Year of the Tiger

What exactly can you expect in the new year based on the Chinese Zodiac sign? How can you prepare yourself based on the forecast for the year?

As mentioned, the Chinese New Year which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday the 1st of February 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. It is the third of the 12 astrology signs in the Chinese Zodiac system. The beginning of the lunar year marks a transition from the sign of the Ox to the sign of the Tiger.

What Does the Year of the Tiger Represent in the Chinese Zodiac?

Tigers are known for being independent, loyal and fearless. They also have high self-esteem and are resilient in the face of adversity. The year of the Tiger shares these traits as well. The Tiger is also persistent and determined.

But the zodiac animal is only one-half of the horoscope prediction for 2022. In Chinese Astrology, every sign is ruled by both an earthly and a heavenly branch. It is worth noting that the new Lunar year has water as its governing element. Hence, it is the year of the Water Tiger.

The year of the Water Tiger symbolizes spontaneity, determinism, and newness. One can look forward to good fortune especially in relationships and in family life. One can expect growth and strength in these areas regardless of adversity. This can be attributed to the determination and resilience of the Tiger.

The new year will also be a period of novelty. You can expect unexpected changes and unforeseen development. Those who give the best to themselves during this period can expect significant improvement in their life. The novelty in the new year also presents an opportunity for a new beginning. People who wish to heal old wounds and recover from a stormy past will find the opportunity to do so in the new year.

Aside from these specific traits, one can also expect a lot of inventions and technological advancements in the new year.

What Can Tigers Expect in 2022?

People who were born in a Tiger year (1998, 1986, 1974, and 1962) will be encountering their birth sign year in 2022. They can expect to face numerous challenges as they face their birth year but their resilience will help them overcome the obstacles. For Tigers, 2022 will be a good year to get married. However, they must pay attention to managing their relationship.

They can also expect promotions career-wise. They should refrain from big investments or stock as they may not get a massive financial windfall or major achievement for the year. But they can expect to go through the year smoothly with hardwork and reasonable spending.

What Can Other Zodiac Signs Expect for the Year?

For the year of the Tiger, the Ox and the Goat zodiac signs will enjoy the best luck in 2022. Others like the Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, and Rooster will also enjoy a smooth life and some luck in the year. While they’re not entirely out of luck, people born in the year of the Rat, Snake, Monkey, Pig, and Dog will need to put in more effort for greater achievements in 2022.

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