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Lunar New Year 2022 - What the Year of the Tiger means

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

Lunar New Year, which began on February 1 2022, celebrates the year of the Water Tiger. The Water Tiger is playful, happy and extremely creative. These characters are stunningly laid-back, chilled and ludicrously mellow. They just want an easy life.

Other years of the Tiger include 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938.

What are the core traits of the Tiger?

Tigers are known for their strength, agility, and power, and the same goes for those born under this zodiac sign.

They're natural leaders and they have a confidence that can sometimes come off as a little bit intimidating. But don't worry, deep down their big softies.

Another characteristic of the Tiger is their independence. They like to do things their own way and don't always play by the rules. People born in the Year of the Tiger can be a little rebellious, but it's only because they're not afraid to take risks and try new things.

Tigers are also very passionate creatures, and this is reflected in the people born under this sign. They're passionate about their work, their relationships, and their interests. When a Tiger sets their mind to something, they go all in.

One thing to keep in mind about Tigers is that they can be a little bit impulsive at times. They like to live in the moment and don't always think things through before jumping in. But hey, life is short, right?

What is the year of the Water Tiger mean?

The Year of the Water Tiger is a specific year in the Chinese zodiac calendar that occurs once every 60 years.

People born in the Year of the Water Tiger are believed to possess the characteristics of the Tiger - courage, ambition and determination, as well as the qualities of the Water element - empathy and intuition.

This combination of traits may make those born in the Year of the Water Tiger more sensitive to the emotions of others and able to adapt to changing circumstances more easily than the other Tigers types. They may also be more inclined to pursue their goals with a sense of purpose and determination.

Your Chinese element is determined by the year you are born in. There are 5 types of Tigers in the Chinese zodiac:

Metal Tiger = birth year ends in 0, 1

Water Tiger = birth year ends in 2, 3

Wood Tiger = birth year ends in 4, 5

Fire Tiger = birth year ends in 0, 6, 7

Earth Tiger = birth year ends in 8, 9

Want to know what Chinese animal you are? Discover the characteristics of the other 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.

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