Year of the Tiger

Updated: Apr 19, 2019

Recent years of the Tiger are: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.


Tigers are courageous and active people who love a good challenge and adventure in life.


Remember, Chinese new year begins in February, so if you have a January birthday, you will be the zodiac for the year before. i.e my birthday is January 1978, so I am a snake not a horse. Some say, the further through the year you are, the stronger the qualities of the animal.


Check the list of exact CNY dates at the end of this post.


Each zodiac sign has 'allies' and 'secret friends' who are particularly powerful pillars of support. It is thought that by carrying amulets or having images of them in certain parts of your home/ office, your positive flow of energy (chi) will be empowered.


ART

'Year of the Dog' Screen print

'Year of the Dog' Giclee print


There are two limited edition 'Year of the Dog' prints. A hand finished screen print and a giclee print.


'Year of the Pig' Hand finished with gold leaf to emphasise the wealth luck of this exciting new year ahead.



HOMEWARE

The Chinese Zodiac tea towel shows all 12 animals of the zodiac, and tells you about each.

Great way to know your lucky numbers, colours and flowers, and who you should keep as allies and secret friends.


Perfect Gifts: Not only a thoughtful personal gift, you are offering the gift of good luck, good health and good fortune.


Allies & Secret Friends

The Tiger's allies are horses and dogs and its secret friend is the pig. These animals support and guide one another, providing essential companionship for success. It is important to have an amulet or picture (such as this) of your allies and secret friend to invite protection. 


Lucky Colours & Numbers

Lucky colours for the Tiger are blue, grey and orange. 1, 3 and 4 are lucky numbers.


Lucky Flowers

Lucky flowers for the Tiger are yellow lilies and cineraria.


Personality

People with Chinese zodiac sign 'Tiger' are mostly powerful, independent, confident and brave. They are frank and easily win people's trust. In their middle age, their fate may be uneven, but after hardships, they will enjoy a bright prospect.


Tigers are kind and benevolent. Animals, jazz music or other things that call for imagination are good for them. They rarely feel tired and have rich emotions. They make brash decisions and are hard to control, but persevere to overcome obstacles, never giving up.


Strengths: Tolerant, loyal, valiant, courageous, trustworthy, intelligent, virtuous. Weaknesses: Arrogant, short-tempered, hasty, traitorous.


Time of the Day

The Tiger is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) yín (寅) and the hours 3–5 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Tiger is yang (masculine).



Chinese Legend of the Tiger

The Tiger is the third of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox set off the night before and was first. Tiger arrived early the next morning and was second. Rat secretly climbed onto Ox and jumped down when he saw the Jade Emperor. Ox and Tiger were pushed back to second and third. Despite his protests, Tiger could only settle with being the third zodiac.

In Chinese culture, tigers are seen as the guardian of children. Infants and babies wear shoes and hats with tiger designs to protect against evil spirits.


Chinese New Year Dates

1940 - Feb. 08 Dragon

1941 - Jan. 27 Snake

1942 - Feb. 15 Horse

1943 - Feb. 05 Goat/Ram

1944 - Jan. 25 Monkey

1945 - Feb. 13 Rooster

1946 - Feb. 02 Dog

1947 - Jan. 22 Pig

1948 - Feb. 10 Rat

1949 - Jan. 29 Ox

1950 - Feb. 17 Tiger

1951 - Feb. 06 Rabbit

1952 - Jan. 27 Dragon

1953 - Feb. 14 Snake

1954 - Feb. 03 Horse

1955 - Jan. 24 Goat/Ram

1956 - Feb. 12 Monkey

1957 - Jan. 31 Rooster

1958 - Feb. 18 Dog

1959 - Feb. 08 Pig

1960 - Jan. 28 Rat

1961 - Feb. 15 Ox

1962 - Feb. 05 Tiger

1963 - Jan. 25 Rabbit

1964 - Feb. 13 Dragon

1965 - Feb. 02 Snake

1966 - Jan. 21 Horse

1967 - Feb. 09 Goat/Ram

1968 - Jan. 30 Monkey

1969 - Feb. 17 Rooster

1970 - Feb. 06 Dog

1971 - Jan. 27 Pig

1972 - Feb. 15 Rat

1973 - Feb. 03 Ox

1974 - Jan. 23 Tiger

1975 - Feb. 11 Rabbit

1976 - Jan. 31 Dragon

1977 - Feb. 18 Snake

1978 - Feb. 07 Horse

1979 - Jan. 28 Goat/Ram

1980 - Feb. 16 Monkey

1981 - Feb. 05 Rooster

1982 - Jan. 25 Dog

1983 - Feb. 13 Pig

1984 - Feb. 02 Rat

1985 - Feb. 20 Ox

1986 - Feb. 09 Tiger

1987 - Jan. 29 Rabbit

1988 - Feb. 17 Dragon

1989 - Feb. 06 Snake

1990 - Jan. 27 Horse

1991 - Feb. 15 Goat/Ram

1992 - Feb. 04 Monkey

1993 - Jan. 23 Rooster

1994 - Feb. 10 Dog

1995 - Jan. 31 Pig

1996 - Feb. 19 Rat

1997 - Feb. 07 Ox

1998 - Jan. 28 Tiger

1999 - Feb. 16 Rabbit

2000 - Feb. 05 Dragon

2001 - Jan. 24 Snake

2002 - Feb. 12 Horse

2003 - Feb. 01 Goat/Ram

2004 - Jan. 22 Monkey

2005 - Feb. 9 Rooster

2006 - Jan. 29 Dog

2007 - Feb. 18 Pig

2008 - Feb. 7 Rat

2009 - Jan. 26 Ox

2010 - Feb. 14 Tiger

2011 - Feb. 3 Rabbit

2012 - Jan. 23 Dragon

2013 - Feb. 10 Snake

2014 - Jan. 31 Horse

2015 - Feb. 19 Goat/Ram

2016 - Feb. 8 Monkey

2017 - Jan. 28 Rooster

2018 - Feb. 16 Dog

2019 - Feb. 5 Pig

2020 - Jan. 25 Rat

2021 - Feb. 12 Ox

2022 - Feb. 1 Tiger

2023 - Jan. 22 Rabbit


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