Tiger (zodiac)

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Tiger
Tiger (Chinese characters).svg
"Tiger" in regular Chinese characters
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Zodiac tiger, showing the (虎) character for tiger

The Tiger () is the third of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Tiger", while bearing the following elemental sign:[1][2]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
13 February 1926 1 February 1927 Fire Tiger
31 January 1938 18 February 1939 Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 5 February 1951 Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 24 January 1963 Water Tiger
23 January 1974 10 February 1975 Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 28 January 1987 Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 15 February 1999 Earth Tiger
14 February 2010 2 February 2011 Metal Tiger
1 February 2022 21 January 2023 Water Tiger
19 February 2034 7 February 2035 Wood Tiger
6 February 2046 25 January 2047 Fire Tiger
24 January 2058 11 February 2059 Earth Tiger
11 February 2070 30 January 2071 Metal Tiger
29 January 2082 16 February 2083 Water Tiger
15 February 2094 04 February 2095 Wood Tiger
4 February 2106 23 January 2107 Fire Tiger
22 January 2118 9 February 2119 Earth Tiger
8 February 2130 28 January 2131 Metal Tiger
27 January 2142 14 February 2143 Water Tiger
12 February 2154 1 February 2155 Wood Tiger
1 February 2166 20 January 2167 Fire Tiger
18 February 2178 6 February 2179 Earth Tiger
5 February 2190 24 January 2191 Metal Tiger

Basic astrology elements[edit]

Earthly branches: Yin ()
The Five Elements: Wood; for White Tiger, Metal.[3]
Yin/Yang: Yang; for White Tiger, Yin.
Lunar Month: First
Lucky Numbers: 0, 1, 3, 4, 5; avoid: 6, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers: cineraria[4]
Lucky Colors: grey, white, blue, purple, orange, black; Avoid: gold, silver, brown pink
Season: spring

2022–2023[edit]

The Year of the Tiger does not exactly correspond with years of the commonly used Gregorian calendar. For the 2022–2023 Gregorian time period, the Year of the Tiger begins on 1 February 2022 and ends on 21 January 2023.[5] This is a year of the Water Tiger. Classical nomenclature uses the stem-branch reckoning for this year, rén-yín (壬寅) of the sexagenary cycle.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "When is Chinese New Year?". pinyin.info. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Chinese Zodiac – Tiger". Your Chinese Astrology. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ Schirokauer, Conrad; Brown, Miranda (2005). A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations (3rd ed.). ISBN 0-534-64307-8.
  4. ^ "Lucky by Chris Chun". ChrisChun.com. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  5. ^ Moore, Cortney (9 January 2022). "Chinese Lunar New Year: The history and how it's celebrated". Fox News. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

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