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.
Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022.
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.
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 Tiger||Year of Birth||Characteristics|
|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||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|
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 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.
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.
Someone will be able to help you a lot in 2018.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.