Chinese Horoscopes - The Tiger
The Tiger is said to
be lucky vivid, lively and engaging. Another attribute of the Tiger is his
incredible bravery, evidenced in his willingness to engage in battle or
his undying courage. Maybe heís so brave because he is so lucky. But the
Chinese say a Tiger having a Tiger in the house is the very best
protection against the evils of fire, burglary.
Tiger Years are
third in the cycle and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does
not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to
find the exact date on which each Tiger year actually
THE SIGN OF THE TIGER
Tigers do not find
worth in power or money. They will be completely honest about how they
feel and expect the same of you. On the other hand, they seek approval
from peers and family. Generally, because of their charming personalities
Tigers are well liked. Often, failing at a given task or being
unproductive in his personal or professional life can cause a Tiger to
experience a depression. Criticism from loved ones can also generate this
type of Tiger reaction. Still, like all felines, Tigers always land on
their feet, ready for their next act in life, pursuing it with unyielding
energy and hunting it infallibly.
Tigers are also
incorrigibly competitive - they simply cannot pass up a challenge,
especially when honor is at stake, or they are protecting those they love.
Tigers are unpredictable and it would be unwise to underestimate their
reactions. They may appear cool, but they have the Big Cat's instincts to
pounce at a moment's warning. Natural leaders, they have a strong sense of
their own dignity, and if they find
themselves in the
ranks, they can be stubborn and obstinate. In positions of power they can
be difficult though stimulating bosses. Tigers are intelligent, alert, and
farsighted. They have their fingers on the pulse. Good strategists and
tacticians, they often have a hidden agenda. As long as they do not risk
their luck too often, and keep their restless nature under control, their
tactics usually pay off in life.
People born in the
year of the Tiger share certain characteristics. The Tiger sign is an
abbreviated way of characterizing that individualís personality. Following
are features associated with the sign of the Tiger.
Third in order,
Chinese name - HU, sign of courage
Self-Reliance, Friendliness, Hopefulness, Resilience, Vanity,
IN YOUR ELEMENT
characteristics of the Tiger are tempered by one of the five Chinese
elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle
of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL TIGER
195O AND 2010
The Metal element
gives the Tiger its sharpness in action and speed of thought. Tigers born
in the Metal year like to stand out in a crowd. With an inspiring
assertiveness and competitive demeanor, they determine their goals and
then do anything necessary to achieve them. This good-looking character
sometimes suffers from mood swings and temper tantrums. The Tiger can be
known to jump to conclusions or to act too quickly without weighing the
options or understanding the consequences. This is a flaw Tigers must
learn to curb.
THE WATER TIGER
1902 AND 1962
The Water element
gives the Tiger a soothing characteristic making this breed a bit more
tranquil. Their ability to consider feelings and ideas from other people
makes them quite sensible and understanding. They are also born with a
great intuitive power, which gives them accurate and excellent judgement.
The Tiger is a bit indecisive, a habit of nature born of his routine of
watching and waiting before leaping. Sometimes too, Tigers get caught
sleeping or daydreaming, prohibiting them from going for the goals they
initially set out to accomplish.
THE WOOD TIGER
1914 AND 1974
The Wood Tiger is more
adaptable to working with others and therefore does not demonstrate the
typical "take charge" attitude of other Tigers. The Wood element adds
stability, giving him warmth of character that draws people in and makes
the Tiger a popular person. They are not selfish creatures and will give
their time, attention or possessions to anyone in need. These Tigers bring
a solid practicality to any problem. They can control their urges to
completely take over, letting others do the work. They must be aware of
their slightly volatile tempers and short attention spans, and not let
those characteristics get the best of them or cause them or their loved
ones undue pain.
THE FIRE TIGER
1926 AND 1986
dramatic, Fire Tigers are aglow with passion and verve. They are outgoing,
expressive and look on the bright side of things. They have the Tigerís
natural ability to lead others and are able to excite others simply with
their own gift of enthusiasm. They can be funny and have great senses of
humor. Tigers are powerful speakers and have the ability to command and
persuade crowds through speech. Their own seemingly endless supply of
energy can make them appear a bit dramatic, and it may make them more
sensitive to cautious or down-to-earth approaches in others.
THE EARTH TIGER
1938 AND 1998
Earth Tigers are
realists and tend not to get caught up by their own enthusiasm and
excitement. They have a stout and sincere sense of responsibility that
other Tigers havenít quite cultivated and are not so easily distracted.
These Tigers take life a little easier and have the ability to focus for
longer periods of time, which in turn brings them success through
continued effort. Earth Tigers must be careful not to take life too
seriously and must remember not to lose their senses of humor or to ignore
the needs and feelings of others.
HEALTH AND HOME
everything in their lives in brief bursts of energy, collapsing afterwards
in a heap of exhaustion. Normally they are soon back to full strength, but
their approach can cause their long-term health to suffer. They should
take it a little easier and learn to pace themselves to keep active longer
and to prevent early burnout. They are blessed with flexibility and
recover quickly from illness or pain. They owe it to themselves to relax a
little. Along with the fitness of their long-term health, Tigers must be
aware of how they react to and are affected by the consequences of their
tempers. A Tigerís meanest enemy is the damage he can inflict upon himself
in the midst of a temper tantrum.
HOME WITH THE TIGER
Tigers take pride in
being different than others and generally illustrate their originality
best in their homes. Tigers can utilize their atmosphere with color and
light. A Tigerís home will be filled with exotic treasures from trips past
and will include items such as Tibetan prayer mats or African carvings,
confirming their desire to travel to distant places.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE TIGER ON THE
A quickness and an
alert intelligence make Tigers fast learners. Tigers need a challenge. Add
this to them being easily bored and it explains why Tigers tend to change
careers more often than other Chinese Animals. Some Tigers donít change
their occupations frequently enough and thus tend to juggle jobs all at
the same time. Most Tigers are natural born leaders who perform best
knowing they are working towards positions of power and
MONEY AND THE
Tigers depend on luck.
They like to spend money, and also to share it. They can be quite
impulsive spenders because they know they can always make more. Somehow,
as luck would have it, they discover the end of the rainbow just before
complete bankruptcy. They are willing to lose a fortune in their lifetime,
if it means they will wind up with two.
Those born in the Year
of the Tiger share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The
occupations best suited for the Tiger are listed below:
CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Tigers are compatible with their business partners depends on whether
their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business
partners. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the
characters of their business partners can also be very useful.
ruled by Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Dogs Fire
Water Metal Pigs Earth
Wood Water Tigers
Fire Wood Horses Water
Earth Fire Dragons
activities and pleasures
Since Tigers are born
under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following
are similar likes and dislikes of the Tiger personality.
Gems and Stones: Ruby,
Diamond, Catís Eye
Suitable Gifts: Exotic
cookbooks, travel guides, sports gear, mystery or crime novel, extreme
Hobbies and Pastimes:
Amateur theater, extreme sports, loud parties, intriguing
Tigers Dislike: Not
getting enough recognition for their efforts. Being inferior to others at
work, impolite people
THE TIGER ON
Tigers like to live on
the edge, to travel long distances conquering thrills and fears along the
way. Never the homebody, Tigers prefer activity and excitement to relaxing
days by the ocean reading a good book. They leave on a whim and return
when they are ready to plan their next vacation. Action-filled getaways
are sure to get a Tiger away for a long time!
Tigers, born under the
third Animal sign of the Chinese Zodiac, have the ability to lift the
spirits of even the most depressed or lonesome individual they meet.
Because of that attitude, Tigers have no problem making new friends.
Actually, a Tiger person without a friend is quite miserable and sad. Like
the Dragon, the Monkey, and the Rat, Tigers are most comfortable
surrounded by friends and family.
As friends, Tigers are
exceptionally warm and incredibly generous with their time, attention and
money. Friends are always welcome in a Tigerís home and will most often be
greeted with a cup of coffee, an ear, a tissue, an open mind and an open
wallet. Few friends could be as caring and affectionate, as quirky and
surprising, or as genuinely interested as the Tiger.
Best Friends: Horses
Tiger parents are
quite similar to the characters of their wildlife counterparts. They will
walk through fire to protect their children or to defend them to others.
As warm and affectionate as they are, they can become fierce and defensive
when their kids are at stake. They lavish their offspring with treats and
spoil them with generosity. Tiger parents can be fun as kittens, playing
family games and getting great enjoyment from it. On the whole, they enjoy
their children's company, having a good laugh and sharing a funny joke.
Still, adult Tigers will become enraged if one of their children has gone
too far, or is disrespectful. As open-minded and liberal as they are, they
will not, under any circumstances, tolerate bad manners, or a lack of
respect for other adults.
They take their role
as parents very seriously, and they believe in the value of a good
education. When their kids are small, Tigers like to tell them tales and
read them stories. They like to talk about their childhood experiences,
and use their stories to instill moral lessons or any ethical feelings.
Tigers are decidedly convinced to make themselves the very best role
models for their children that they can be.
TIGER INFANT AND
Tiger babies and
children are cheerful children with a zest and passion for life that
ignites their curious nature. Boys will and girls alike will enjoy the
competitiveness and athleticism sports require. From an early age, Tiger
children canít pass on a dare or a challenge. Intelligent and friendly,
Tiger children carry a curiosity about life and their environment. In
class, they are apt to enjoy and do better at subjects that give them the
ability and creative freedom to express themselves.
immediately click with their children and others find they will never have
a close relationship, no matter how hard they try to make it happen.
Following are the compatibility ratings between Tiger parents and their
Tigers with Under the
same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat put time into it
for maximum effect **
Tiger look at life the
same way ***
Rabbit smooth sailing
Snake going different
Horse similar outlook
Monkey pretty divided
Rooster separate ideas
Dog strong bonds and
deep friendship ****
Pig to get the good
youíll survive the bad ***
**some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
Tigers are incredibly
sexy people, beautiful to most people and sensually romantic. They are
spontaneous lovers who never lose their creative spark or flare for an
evening of passion. They offer their partner a hint of danger and exhibit
a curiosity for the unknown.
Once a Tiger has
committed himself to you, he can tend to want to dominate or lead you.
This is a natural nurturing mechanism and must be kept under close watch
to avoid complete control. For the negative effects a Tiger can have on
his partner, there are
a zillion positive things he will bring to the relationship. Trust,
passion, politeness and spontaneity are only a few characteristics of the
THE TIGER LOVE
Tigers love excitement
and need someone who can keep up with all they want to do and see. His
partner must also be able to stand the mood swings, the ups and downs, the
good with the bad. Chinese horoscopes are very specific about which
partnerships have the potential to be successful in love and in business.
Yet, though destiny can point us ion the right direction, we must still
make all efforts to maintain loving relationships. Following is a brief
description of how a Tiger will affect a relationship with other Animal
Lots of friendship,
but many temper tantrums will blur the good times.
This is one of the
worst possible pairingsÖthatís probably why you are so drawn to each
You are both so
dominant and creative you are bound to ignite each otherís
This is another good
A brave combination
plenty of fire to keep you interested.
You are on completely
different paths that arenít worth crossing.
You are destined for
an exciting life together.
Not enough openness to
try to keep it together.
Youíll aggravate each
other to death!
causes big issues.
You are a winning
combinationÖadmiration and respect fuel this partnership.
Humor and friendship
make this partnership a success!
Love Partners at a
Tigers with Tips on
Rat value each otherís
Ox striking tantrums
Tiger to much mind
Rabbit differences are
Dragon a great
Snake donít go for it
Horse good match
Sheep marriage wonít
Rooster make a
decision or leave **
Dog stable and
Pig humor keeps you
working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
Volatile and active,
these people are whirlwinds who must enjoy open spaces and a lot of
activity. Feeling pinned down to one decision or one destination is an
Aries Tigerís worst nightmare. These people are generous and brave as well
as deeply passionate people.
These Tigers play fair
and value justice in their everyday lives. They are known to flail in
their own personal decision-making efforts.
than other Tigers, these people are practical and will finish tasks they
start. They work well under pressure and can maintain their workloads
through amazing efforts. They are passionate in their partnerships and
provide stability to their loved ones.
This is the most
intense Tiger of them all. Scorpio Tigers are deeply emotional and
sensitive people, extremely focused on the task at hand. They are
strong-willed and motivated and donít like contradiction.
These people like to
move about freely. They yearn to see new places and to meet new people in
their travels. They are quirky, funny, intelligent and lively and are more
comfortable being the life of the party than being a guest
These Tigers have a
great appetite for life and thrust themselves into everyday of their
lives. They are mostly extroverts who enjoy being out and about in strange
places. They also like to be spontaneous and often jump to conclusions
before weighing the consequences.
The Cancerian Tiger is
a romantic individual who is sensitive and tenderhearted. This character
needs a loving, honest relationship to thrive.
These people work
long, hard hours to achieve the level of success they believe they are
destined for. Their career will always be the most important thing in
their lives, with love and relationships following a close second and
This Tiger expects the
respect he believes he deserves. He works hard for his status and position
and commands a certain presence when he enters a room.
These Tigers ignore
the rules and regulations of society and choose instead to focus on
matters of the heart. They tend to forget about the emotions involved in
these matters, which causes them to seem harder and less
These Tigers can be
pretty picky when it comes to choosing a partner. They have an eye for
detail that can cause them to be a little neurotic at times.
Quite sensitive and
kind, these Tigers are a bit more reserved than most. They are patient and
loving and often supress the fiery passions that can accompany the Tiger
personality. Once they decide they want a partner, they will stop at
nothing to get him or her.