Year of the Tiger

China Zodiac Animal - Tiger

Tiger is the third in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034...

Tigers, considered to be brave, cruel, forceful, stately and terrifying, are the symbol of power and lordliness. In ancient times, people usually compared emperors or grandees with the tiger. Court officials often said that 'accompanying the emperor is just like being at the side of a tiger'. There are also many legends about this animal.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Yin
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Mu (Wood)
Yin Yang: Yang

Years of the Tiger

Tiger Year Start End
1926 Feb.13,1926 Feb.1,1927
1938 Jan.31,1938 Feb.18,1939
1950 Feb.17,1950 Feb.5,1951
1962 Feb.5,1962 Jan.24,1963
1974 Jan.23,1974 Feb.10,1975
1986 Feb.9,1986 Jan.28,1987
1998 Jan.28,1998 Feb.15,1999
2010 Feb.14,2010 Feb.2,2011
2022 Feb.1,2022 Jan.21,2023
2034 Jan.19,2034 Feb.7,2035

Lucky Signs for people born in Tiger Year:

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4
Lucky Colors: grey, blue, white, orange
Lucky Flowers: cineraria, anthurium
Lucky Directions: south, east, southeast

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Tiger Lucky Flowers and Directions of Tiger
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 6, 7, 8
  • Unlucky Colors: gold, silver, brown, black
  • Unlucky Direction: northwest

In most cases, people with Chinese zodiac sign 'Tiger' are powerful, independent, confident and brave. They have strong sense of errantry, being frank and easy to win others' trust. In their middle age, their fate may be uneven, but after hardships, they will enjoy a bright prospect. While they are also likely to be dogmatic, and like showing off when accomplishing something.
  • Best Matches: Dragon, Horse, Pig
    They can encourage and help each other, and they can be the best lovers as well as rivals. They are all ambitious and share the same value in life and money. The couple can lead a harmonious life.
  • Bad Matches: Ox, Tiger, Snake, Monkey
    They are both aggressive, and seldom make compromise, so the relationship will be nipped in the bud. If getting married, financial problems would result in their breakup.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Economist, politician, adventurer, management officer...
  • Best Working Partners: Pig, Horse and Dog
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 35 - 50
  • Best Career Field: Catering Industry, Outdoor Sports Facilities Field
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Tiger
People with Tiger sign of Chinese zodiac are lucky enough to continue their good fortune from the Year of Dog to the Year of Pig. Not only will they gain large wealth but also they are likely to be promoted in career. 2019 is a lucky year to invest on real estate, catering industry and aquaculture. Since they are popular among friends, they are also likely to find their soul mates. One thing that needs reminding is that they should not judge others blindly and avoid visiting humid places. In 2020, they would have a pretty good fortune in 2020. There may have several golden chances to develop their career and wealth. They should care more about their marriage and keep a good relationship with husbands or wives. 
Tiger Luck in 2019
Personality of people born in the Year of Tiger differs according to western astrological signs, like serious Aries, practical Taurus, impulsive Gemini, shrewd Cancer, arrogant Leo, responsible Virgo, realistic Libra, aggressive Scorpio, naive Sagittarius, powerful Capricorn, unstrained Aquarius and generous Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: They are outgoing and considerate, always keeping a sober mind. They will not easily give in when meeting difficulties but confront them bravely.
  • Blood Type A: Stable, obedient, they can always arrange their life in good order. They pursue high quality of life, and they would like to impress people with a decent and noble image.
  • Blood Type B: They are straightforward, awkward in speaking. They seek freedom always, and they are persistent to realize their dreams.
  • Blood Type AB: Careful and cautious, they seldom make mistakes in work. They are tenderer than other people in this zodiac sign. Positive and humorous, they have many reliable friends.

Different years are attached with different elements. See what kind of Tigers you are and find your personal description and fortune.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Tiger 1914, 1974 Self-righteous and rejecting others' command; willing to help the weak.
Fire Tiger 1926, 1986 Talented with willpower, always suiting the action to the word.
Earth Tiger 1938, 1998 Proud and arrogant, alive with ambition, rich in enterprising spirit.
Metal Tiger 1950, 2010 Peaceful, caring much for family, considerate but sparing in speech.
Water Tiger 1962, 2022 Curious with high learning ability; possible high artistic attainments.

Tiger Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Ludwig van Beethoven, Marco Polo, Karl Marx, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Emmy Rossum, Jodie Foster, Alyson Hannigan, Ryan Phillippe, Mary Kate Olson, Ashley Olson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Garth Brooks, Robert Pattinson, Penn Badgley, Penelope Cruz, Mischa Barton, Drake Bell, Judy Blume, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Beatrix Potter, Emperor Qin Shi Huang, Sun Yat-sen, Zhang Yimou
- Last modified on Jul. 26, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Tiger
Asked by SG2B from USA | Aug. 21, 2019 18:08Reply
Will love and fortune come?
Female born 12/22/1986 2:22am California. Year of the tiger, I was in a bad car accident April 2018, since then struggled financially, will I see a change? During this hardship I've seen an absence from my ox partner when I need it most, am I meant to stay with him or am I right in seeking new love? I really want true love and cry when I see old couples because that's my dream, however I find it rare in my generation will I ever find it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adelaide from FRANCE | Aug. 21, 2019 23:34

Hi, if you want to change the current situation, you need to keep the positive attitude towards life. You should believe that you have enough abilities to improve the situation. According to the prediction, your wealth will become better in early 2020. In addition, you should focus on your career and wealth first. Then you will meet the soul mate unconsciously.
Asked by Iraiz from USA | Jul. 22, 2019 07:32Reply
My ex wife, April 1, 1950, a monkey. I am tiger, Mar 6, 1950.
After 29 years of a rocky marriage and 13 years of divorce, I continue thinking about her and she also had considered in returning, although we are such a poor match. What am I missing?
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Answered by Camilla from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 22, 2019 19:12

Oh, according to the situation, the result of zodiac compatibility index is not that important. Both of you need to follow your heart and make the decision. If you really love each other, you should stay together again.
Answered by Mike from CANADA | Aug. 10, 2019 20:04

If your dates are correct you are both tigers. I am a tiger and so is my ex, we are great as friends, but terrible partners
Answered by Iraiz from USA | Aug. 12, 2019 21:41

Hi Mike,
Thanks for pointing this out, she's monkey and her year is wrong. It should be 1956, but the funny thing is that your situation and ours is the same. Good friend but uncommunicative partners leading always to misunderstanding. Even when we thought we were heading in the right direction for the months, a misunderstanding led to an unrepairable conflict. Thank you for your support.
Answered by Iraiz from USA | Aug. 12, 2019 21:52

Hi Camilla, when I married the most beautiful woman in hundred of kilometers around, I didn't take compatability into account. We tried while we were together and just when we thought we had it right, the cycle was repeated. It's like knowing that the cliff is there and you keep walking to the edge. I don't know the answer. Thank you for your support. By the way she's 1956 not 1950.
Asked by shreya from INDIA | Jul. 12, 2019 05:41Reply
When i will settle in my career and my marriage life?
Born on 2 oct 1986 time 1.05 am mumbai india
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Answered by Ione from GERMANY | Jul. 16, 2019 23:50

The detailed prediction says that the late 2019 or 2020 will be a nice period for you to settle your career and marriage life. Sometimes, you need to pay more patience.
Answered by shreya from INDIA | Jul. 19, 2019 03:03


But is there any chance i will get my partner
Answered by Ione | Jul. 21, 2019 20:14

Yes, you should have more confidence about yourself. Of course there will have a large chance for you to fall in love with someone. Joining more social activities on weekends and there will make more friends. Maybe your soul mate is one of them.
Answered by SaraG from USA | Aug. 21, 2019 17:58


I am female born 12/22/1986 at 2:22am year of the tiger in California. I am having a tough time after a bad accident involving horses last April 2018. I feel like the father of my children is not my soulmate will I ever find true love he is an ox And I want to work it out but fear it won't also having financial issues does this change soon?
Answered by Fiona from FRANCE | Aug. 22, 2019 02:06

You need to follow your heart. But you should remember that you deserve better person and life. Don't worry.
Asked by Seema Sharma from INDIA | Jul. 08, 2019 04:33Reply
I am a Tiger Female born on 24 Feb 1986.
I want to get settled in some foreign country and pursue my career over there. Could you please let me know what is the right time to proceed for the same?

Also I am still single. and don't want to get merry. Could you please guide me about my marital life also?
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Answered by Charlotte from UAE | Jul. 09, 2019 19:56

It is prediction that the late 2019 or early 2020 will be the suitable time for you. You are suggested to prepare it very well. Then you will have a large chance to get the successes.

In addition, you are suggested to establish the career first. Then you may get some luck in your love life.
Answered by Seema Sharma from INDIA | Jul. 11, 2019 02:58

Thanks a lot for prompt reply :)
Asked by Sarah from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 17:45Reply
is it good to buy a condo was built in 1977
i was born in Oct 1974. Is it good to buy a condo that was built in 1977? or 1987?
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Answered by Sally from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 17, 2019 23:37

Well, both of them will be ok based on the Chinese zodiac prediction.
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