Year of the Tiger: Chinese Horoscope

Prepare to pounce! The competitive, crafty Tiger is swift and aggressive, never shying away from a challenge. This Chinese astrology sign can be unnerving but also exciting.

Tiger Years

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Restless, anxious and unpredictable, Tigers can be as cruel as they are kind. It ain’t easy being one of nature’s most fearsome predators! Tigers’ presence is at times unsettling, but it’s also exciting. Perhaps it’s their hint of danger. Competitive Tigers love a good power game. They know what they want, and will plot and obsess until they get it. Like a tiger circling its prey, teasing the victim before making a deadly pounce, cunning Tigers have killer instincts.

Extremely driven, they take failure badly, and obsess over hard-to-reach goals. While they do achieve the impossible, it’s often at a high price. Still, most Tigers won’t back down from a challenge. They’re too afraid of losing their place at the top of the food chain. Obsessing over this, however, can make Tigers come across as threatened, rather than confident. Learning to relax and be satisfied with what they have is an important Tiger lesson.

Western Sign: Aquarius

Compatible With: HorseDog

Famous Tigers

Drake, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, Ryan Seacrest, Victoria Beckham, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jay Leno, Lil Kim, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Anthony Kiedis, Axl Rose, Jon Stewart, Mischa Barton, Rosie O’Donnell, Paula Abdul, Alanis Morissette, Robert Pattinson, Shawn Mendes, Jaden Smith, Khalid, Bradley Cooper, Jimmy Fallon

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Tiger

1914: Wood Tiger
1926: Fire Tiger
1938: Earth Tiger
1950: Metal Tiger
1962: Water Tiger
1974: Wood Tiger
1986: Fire Tiger
1998: Earth Tiger
2010: Metal Tiger
2022: Water Tiger

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Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.


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