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.
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 Feb. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Tiger
Asked by Camila from CHINA | Feb. 21, 2019 11:47Reply
I am an 1998 Earth tiger.
Will there be less negative energy and bad mouthing from the people around me this year? What can I do to increase my career/academic luck? Is this year generally a good year for me?
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Answered by Joseph from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 21, 2019 18:51
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Don't worry, it is still a lucky year for you in most aspects and you may witness some good changes in study and career. However, things may not be very smooth in your relationship with others. Stay calm and pay attention to communication. Good luck!
Asked by Joe from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 19, 2019 07:11Reply
I am a metal tiger, what can I expect from the year 2019?
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Answered by Alice from USA | Feb. 19, 2019 20:00
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Hi, this year is very favorable for you and you may have a very good luck in career. You may witness some good changes at work but also have a very harmonious relationship with colleagues. Also, you may get some benefits from investments.
Asked by Mike from CANADA | Feb. 09, 2019 09:11Reply
I am a water tiger male dating a female earth dog.
What is the effect with water and earth on each other?
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Answered by Frank from MALAYSIA | Feb. 12, 2019 01:53
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Hi, there is no large problem and the zodiac compatibility is more important.
Answered by maboi from URUGUAY | Feb. 22, 2019 14:51
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you get dirt
Asked by Jules W from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 05, 2019 03:53Reply
Should i travel in February 2019 to San Fran in USA
I am female wood tiger. 24/7/1974. I am due to travel to san fransisco on saturday 9th Feb. Will my tribe ok and will i have smooth travel?
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Answered by Andy from FRANCE | Feb. 12, 2019 01:50
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Hi, don't worry and there is no problem. Remember to check your package carefully and hope you have a nice trip.
Asked by LEODEVINCI | Jan. 30, 2019 18:37Reply
Will it be a good year for a career change? I'm a wood tiger born on Aug. 26, 1974. Thank you
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Answered by Lisa from ARGENTINA | Jan. 31, 2019 19:27
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This year is favorable in your career and yes, there may be some good changes in career. You may have a excellent performance at work.However, try to be more careful to maintain your interpersonal relationship. Good luck!
Answered by Leodevonci from USA | Feb. 01, 2019 04:05
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Thank you Lisa. Happy New Year.
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