Year of the Tiger

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Gong hay fat choy! Happy New Year.

The Year of the Tiger begins February 1, 2022

Tiger photo Year of the Tiger

Tigers are smart, humorous beings that enjoy socializing. They have good luck in making money and easily adapt to new things. This Tiger's connection to the Water element increases its clear thinking, sincerity and ease. After the slow movement of the Ox, its intelligence, vitality and speed will bring much needed energy to the stress and isolation of Covid-19 and its exceptionally contagious variant, Omicron.

The Tiger is the king of the jungle. Tigers are a force of nature; they are fearless, dependable, tender, loving and utterly unpredictable. Widely admired for its vivid stripes that symbolize the balanced forces of Yin and Yang. the Tiger is one of the most dynamic signs in the zodiac.

The year of the Tiger will bring drama, intensity, change and travel. New inventions and incredible technological advances can occur. Things happen quickly and dramatically in Tiger years. Blink and you could miss the important chance of a lifetime! this is a year in which to be active. Grab onto opportunities and make the most of your individual talents. Great success comes to those who can compromise.

Tigers are deep thinkers who can arrive at perfect solutions in tough situations. In business and personal life, their air of charismatic authority commands respect. Known for their considerate and forgiving nature, they make passionate lovers who fully open their heart to their loved ones. In family relationships, Tigers are very protective and will strike out at any real (or imagined) threat to home or children. They are emotional kind and sensitive, but they can be short-tempered, so best beware or their anger.

Tigers are competitive individuals, who are open to taking chances and jumping into new opportunities. Thriving on unpredictability, Tigers are best suited to navigating the many upheavals predicted in the year ahead. Those compatible with the Tiger - the Dragon and Horse in particular - may find the erratic circumstances of 2022 inspire them to bold action and ultimate success. Individuals born under other signs will be affected, depending on their flexibility to change. Those who can keep a steady hand on the helm may be shaken, bur undeterred, by the typically thunderous events foreseen in any Tiger year. Remember, though, that whatever the omens portend, you alone are the master of your fate.

People born in the year of the Water Tiger are brave, confident individuals who are charming, social and well liked by others. They are competent leaders who express themselves boldly. They are able to handle whatever comes along, but they can be stubborn, unpredictable and unwilling to change.

The Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti created the calendar based on the cycles of the Chinese Zodiac. Formed by a repeating cycle of 12 celestial animals combined with the 5 basic elements of nature, this calendar was used as a way to count years, months, days and hours. The system adhered to its astrological foundation and postulated that people have different characteristics according to their birth year's animal sigh and its natural element. (Animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig - Elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). Each combination comes once in a 60-year cycle. For example, the Water Tiger comes in 1902, 1962 BS 2022,

Here are some Famous People who were born in Tiger years along with their elements and basic attributes.

Metal Tiger 1890, 1550, 2010
Metal Tigers are fascinated with power and do not take well to criticism..

1890: Agatha Christie, Groucho Marx, Ho Chi Minh, Egon Schiele, Man Ray
1950: Fran Lebowitz, John Candy, Steve Wozniak, Richard Branson

Water Tiger 1902, 1962, 2022
Water Tigers have strong sense of self-esteem and learn new things easily

1902: Ansel Adams, Meyer Lansky, Charles Lindbergh, John Steinbeck
1962: Bob Odenkirk, Demi Moore, Wesley Snipes, Jon Stewart

Wood Tiger 1914, 1974
Wood Tigers are cooperative, compassionate, expansive and open.

1914: Hedy Lamarr, Alec Guinnness, William Burroughs, Dylan Thomas
1974: Amy Adams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Derek Jeter, Hillary Swank

Fire Tiger 1926, 1986
Fire Tigers are optimistic, independent and unyielding

1926: Queen Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Hugh Hefner
1986: Usain Bolt, Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, Lena Dunham

Earth Tiger 1938, 1998
Earth Tigers are adventurous, factual and realistic.

1938: Natalie Wood, Tommy Chong, Steven Breyer, Bernie Madoff
1998: Malia Obama, Amanda Gorman

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in all of Asia. It lasts 2 weeks: friends and relatives are visited, parades and festivities abound, houses are decorated, special foods are eaten and there are things to avoid. To bring wealth, happiness and fortune: eat dumplings, melon seeds and candy. Decorate your house with peach blossoms for luck, kumquat plants for prosperity, and chrysanthemum for longevity. Open windows and doors to bring in the good luck of the New Year and put up red good lucky symbols. Do not sweep the house though, or you will sweep out the luck you have carefully accumulated. Have a good time, enjoy yourself and bring in the New Year with happiness and celebration.

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