Tiger Chinese Zodiac Sign: Year, Personality & Meaning | Astrology Daily

Chinese Zodiac Sign

The Chinese believe the animal ruling one’s birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny.

  • 1926
  • 1938
  • 1950
  • 1962
  • 1974
  • 1986
  • 1998
  • 2010
  • 2022
  • 2034

The Tiger came in third to the Jade Emperor’s party, despite feeling that it deserved to come in second, ahead of the sneaky Rat. Tigers belong to the yín Earthly Branch, and its hours are in the morning between three and five. Tigers are known to protect children, which is why many Chinese parents give their young children clothing that has tigers on it, with the intent of warding off bad spirits. The most recent years of the Tiger were 2010 and 1998, and the next is 2022.


Personality and characteristics

Tigers embrace the exciting challenges that life throws at them, and they face difficulties head on without fear. They look for exciting new experiences as they live their lives, and they love having their curiosities and passions stimulated and inspired. Their energy and high level of emotions can make them act out of turn and do things that they shouldn’t, but despite this, they are caring towards others and don’t seek to hurt anyone. They feel a whole spectrum of emotions, and their highs can be matched by their lows, but they are always persevering in the face of hardship.



Tigers get along great with Pigs, and both zodiacs are willing to commit themselves to the other, making them great partners. Tigers find Horses to be very compelling, and the two zodiacs share positive thoughts for the other and want to help each other out. Though Tigers can be tough on people, just as they are on themselves, their demeanor with Dogs is more sensitive and easygoing, which makes the two get along great. Tigers do not share a good rapport with Monkeys, often finding themselves bickering with them. Tigers and Snakes also struggle to get along, often finding the other zodiac’s behavior and interests to be confusing, which prevents them from warming up with each other.



Tigers will not just happily eat anything that is served to them, and they have their strong likes and dislikes when it comes to food. This can cause them to eat poorly, as their strong preference for sweets means their sugar consumption is high, which has serious long term repercussions. Tigers also don’t always get the sleep they need as a result of the tension that their busy jobs give them. They should make the effort to set strong boundaries between their work and life so that the stress from their jobs does not come home with them, and they should avoid stress eating which leads to their overconsumption of desserts.



Tigers need jobs that motivate them, otherwise their work will suffer. When they find the right job, they will work extremely hard at it, but they may be slacking in a field they do not care about. Work is not just a means to an end for them, and money is not the ultimate goal. They seek to find meaning in their work, and high powered leadership positions are where tigers thrive. They are not always favorites in the workplace though, as their fuse can be easily lit, which can lead to bad decision making and make others see them in a negative light. To succeed, Tigers should overcome their problems by taking care to value the thoughts of the people around them.


Lucky things
  • Colors: green, blue
  • Numbers: 1, 3, 7
  • Directions of auspiciousness: north
  • Directions: southeast, northwest
  • Directions of love: east
Unlucky things
  • Colors: white
  • Numbers: 4, 9


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