2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the Year of the Water Tiger to be more precise. So what does it mean? Each of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac has unique characteristics and each
year corresponds to one animal. 2022 corresponds to the Tiger.
In addition to the twelve year cycle corresponding to each of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, there are Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) which are associated
with their own "life force" or "chi".
This energy blends with the corresponding animal to determine that year's fortune.
In 2022, the corresponding element is WATER.
The Year of the Water Tiger is also referred as the Year of the Black Tiger, as the element of WATER's corresponding color is Black.
So what happens when you mix the Tiger with the Water Element?
The Tiger is powerful, aggressive and courageous. In Chinese culture, the Tiger is considered the "King of all Beasts" and is a symbol of strength, tenacity and boldness. Tigers love adventure, are very competitive and confident. At the same time, they harbor a high sense of justice, are protective and supportive. They are held in high regard and well-liked by their peers and inner circle.
The Tiger is the third animal in the Chinese Calendar 12-year cycle. Do you know how the animals got their order in the Chinese Zodiac? Legend has it that in order to determine the order, a race was held. The Tiger being the King of Beasts thought he had it, but did not count on the strong, hardworking Ox to outpace him, the Tiger ended up third, the Ox came in second, but then, who was first and how did that animal manage to surpass the diligent and perseverant Ox and the vigorous Tiger? You can read the story here and find out who outsmarted them!
Getting back to our Water Tiger... The Water element is associated with a running current, a river or a waterfall for example, not a static body of water. By its very nature, it denotes fluidity and flexibility.
A Water Tiger Year combines an energetic and enterprising tiger with a flowing current that will push forward, offering a great time to learn new things and adapt and continue to advance and progress. Between the vitality of the Tiger and the momentum of that current of water, get the needed nudge to propel you into a year of great accomplishments and innovation.
What to watch out for? This will be a very dynamic year, try to grab your opportunities as they present themselves, there will be many and will come in a barrage. The daring and confident nature of the Tiger will push you forward, just keep it from turning that impulsiveness into chaos, keep that impetuous nature in check. A lot of unpredictability ahead.
After a balanced and calm Year of the Ox, the Year of the Tiger brings much needed dynamism and energy. This is the time to be bold and tackle new projects, learn new things, a new job or career, keep progressing and working towards a better future, you will definitely have the wind on your back during the Year of the Water Tiger!
Babies born in the Year of the Tiger
If your baby is born in the Year of the Tiger, he or she will assume the characteristics of the Tiger: Tigers are brave and courageous. They are strong, confident and daring. They are highly sociable and can adapt easily to all sorts of circumstances.
Water Tigers take it another notch, they take advantage of the current that propels them to even farther reaches. Their energy, initiative and determination will have no boundaries.
Babies born in the Tiger year are bold and impulsive, and that can lead to unpredictable interim outcomes, interim because Tigers are persistent and will persevere and fight for the desired outcome with a vengeance. This persistance may border into stubborness, so prepare for a tireless, self-assured and fearless Water Tiger Baby, never a dull moment!
To be born in the Year of the Tiger, babies will have to be born from February 1st, 2022 to January 21, 2023, the last day of the Tiger lunar year.
If the baby is born on or before January 31, 2022, he or she will be an Ox Baby, if born
on or after January 22, 2023, the baby will be a Rabbit Baby.
The next Year of the Water Tiger will be in another 60 years.
Get ready for a cheerful and exciting new year and...
Writing the Chinese Character for Tiger
The TIGER Chinese character is very simple but has a couple more strokes than last year's super simple OX Symbol made up of only 4 strokes, the TIGER is an 8-stroke character. Just follow the order and direction of these 8 simple strokes for the Chinese Character for TIGER:
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