The Tiger ranks the third of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

  • Lucky Colors: blue, grey, orange, white
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4
  • Lucky Flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
  • Year of Birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022



Are You a Tiger?


Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.


The Tiger's Personality: Brave, Confident...


People born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, tigers work actively and boldly express themselves, and do things with a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said.

With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything, but they can handle anything that comes along.


What Type of Tiger Are You: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, or Water?


In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that e.g. a Wood Tiger comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Tigers, each with different characteristics:


Type of TigerYear of BirthCharacteristics
Wood Tiger 1914, 1974 Compassionate, expansive, and open
Fire Tiger 1926, 1986 Optimistic and independent, with poor self-control
Earth Tiger 1938, 1998 Adventurous and realistic, with strong faith
Gold Tiger 1950, 2010 Females are very enthusiastic; males are indecisive, stubborn, and feminized
Water Tiger 1902, 1962 Has a strong sense of self-esteem and learning ability


Famous Tiger Year People


Famous Tiger Birth Date Element
Ludwig Beethoven December 17, 1770 a Gold Tiger
Joseph Stalin 18 December 1878 an Earth Tiger
Queen Elizabeth II April 21, 1926 a Fire Tiger
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) 17 November 1950 a Gold Tiger
Richard Branson July 18, 1950 a Gold Tiger
Tom Cruise July 3, 1962 a Water Tiger
Leonardo DiCaprio November 11, 1974 a Wood Tiger
Lady Gaga March 28, 1986 a Fire Tiger
Usain Bolt 21 August 1986 a Fire Tiger


Good Health for Tigers


Tigers enjoy good health. They are active so they like to do various sports. Small illnesses, such as colds, coughs, and fever, are rarely experienced by Tigers.

However, they should avoid excessive strenuous exercise, because some dangerous activities may lead to physical harm. When involved in outdoor excise, they should pay particular attention to warm-up exercise. Aerobic exercises, such as jogging, are suitable for keeping fit.

Tigers are energetic and have great enthusiasm at work. When they feel exhausted after extended work, they need some relaxation to refresh themselves.


The Best Jobs or Career for Tigers


The Tiger, called "the king of the animals" in China, is usually the center of attention. They are born with leadership, and they are respected by others. Tigers are suitable to any career as leaders.

They are suited to careers such as advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian, and chauffeur.

However, in their early years, Tigers' careers are not so smooth. After their thirties they find their direction and gather wealth.


How to Build Relationships with Tigers


In social relationships, Tigers are always in the dominant role.

Due to mistrust and over confidence, Tigers do not like to communicate with others, so they are not good at coordinating in social circles. They are inclined to use commanding means to deal with interpersonal relationships. Even though they are acquainted with a lot of people, they do not further the relationships to deep friendship.

Understanding, patience, and tact are needed when dealing with Tigers.

In love relationships, Tigers cannot give sweet love to their partners because they lack a sense of romance. Partners need to be equally active to keep up with the Tiger's sense of adventure.


The Luckiest Things for Tigers


  • Lucky numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and numbers containing them (like 13 and 43)
  • Lucky days: the 16th and 27th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
  • Lucky colors: blue, gray, orange
  • Lucky flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
  • Lucky direction: east, north, south
  • Lucky months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th Chinese lunar months.


Things That Should Be Avoided by Tigers


  • Unlucky colors: brown
  • Unlucky numbers: 6, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 1st, 4th, 5th and 11th Chinese lunar months


Tigers' Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2018


Someone will be able to help you a lot in 2018.


Fortune in 2018 — Someone Will Help You


Someone will be able to help Tigers acquire wealth in 2018, especially Tigers who work on sales or other businesses that involve relating directly to customers. You should focus on managing your personal relationships well, in order to gain a good reputation.

Brace yourself, however, for the bad luck of possible unexpected personal financial losses. Avoid joint investments, to prevent losing everything.

Try giving some donations to charity, which may help you accumulate good luck.


Career in 2018 — Quite Good


In 2018 you Tigers will receive help with your careers from someone and have a chance for promotion. You need to do a good job and take challenges bravely, in order to gain your leader's appreciation. And with someone's help you may expand your social network, which will be a great help in your career development.

2018 is also a year when you should learn new skills. You should aim to strengthen existing skills, so that you will have more opportunities in your career.

Business people will enjoy auspicious circumstances. If you are dealing with problems, don't be afraid, you will resolve them with someone's help.

But you should beware the bad-luck effect. It'll be a good idea to "do more and speak less".


Health in 2018 — Watch Out


There will be bad luck on the health front for Tigers in 2018. The risk of accident will increasebecause of the bad luck. You need to be careful when going out or driving.

Fortunately, there will be someone who can help you head off danger. If you are worried, try donating blood after February 4th to break the cycle of bad luck.


Love in 2018 — No Improvement


In 2018 there'll be no improvement in the love lives of Tigers. They'll not experience much love.

If you are still looking for a relationship, you should ask your seniors for their help as matchmakers. But you and your partner would be well advised to take time to know each other better. Don't rush into anything.

For Tigers who are already in relationships, it's likely that your relationships will be unstable. Especially if you've just begun a relationship, your partner will change his/her mind and block further development.


Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?


Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Tiger with other animals.

  • Best with: Dragon, Horse, or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Snake, or Monkey


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