All About Chinese Zodiac Sign: Tiger
Each Chinese astrology zodiac sign is assigned a year, rather than a month, and since there are twelve signs, the cycle starts over every twelve years. The Chinese Tiger zodiac is the third sign. Beginning with the 20th century, the Tiger years are 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022. The five Chinese elements are assigned to each sign and one per sign’s year, forming a five-time cycle.
The Tiger’s fixed element is wood. In the Chinese belief system, compass directions hold a prominent place as well. The favorable ones for the Tiger are North, East, and South. There are even lucky flowers (Cineraria and Yellow Lily), numbers (3 & 4), and colors (White, Blue, Orange) too.
Tiger Personality Traits: General
Chinese Tiger zodiac sign are born leaders, and they have the energy, charisma, and the audacity to pull it off. A Tiger will always let his or her presence be known. Because they are accustomed to leading, they tend to be authoritative in all areas of life. Sometimes a little reminder is helpful to bring them back down to earth. A Tiger never backs down from a challenge; in fact, they love challenges. Those are what fuel them. It may come as a surprise to outsiders, then, but those born in the year of the Tiger also have internal struggles with feelings of alienation.
In the wild, tigers are strong, majestic beasts, but they do spend a great deal of time alone. So it is with this Chinese horoscope sign. It is lonely at the top, which is something most Tigers can identify with. In part because of their dual nature, they behave in unpredictable ways. They are always looking for new adventures, and it is not unheard of for them to pack up and go on. The last thing they want is to be tied down; freedom is the most important thing to a Chinese Tiger sign.
Tiger Zodiac: Positive Traits
While they are prone to make quite a nest egg for themselves, the Chinese zodiac sign, Tiger are often philanthropic as well. This comes with having wealth. They feel that they have enough to suit their needs and to share with those who need it. If no one is harassing them, they can be quite affectionate and can have a great sense of humor. They aren’t as scary as they seem once you get past the facade.
Tiger Zodiac: Negative Traits
Those born in the year of the Tiger want respect. Their approach to this is hard work. While they see this as the way to people’s hearts, it can make them seem callous, which may or may not be true. They do have a great deal of energy and belief in themselves, but this can lead to reckless behavior. The Chinese Tiger horoscope sign also tend to be ambivalent about many things because of their distrustful natures. It is not surprising then that Tigers can be irritable at times. Provoking a Tiger is unwise. Try it once, and you will know enough not to do it again.
Types of Tiger Based on Chinese Five Elements
Metal Tiger (1950, 2010):
Metal Tigers are singular in their thoughts. Once they have a life goal chosen, nothing and no one will hamper their drive to achieve. They are indeed the most driven of all the Tiger signs, and they expend a great deal of energy giving the illusion that they have it all (even if they don’t). This drive makes the Metal Tigers challenging to work with, and primarily to work for, as they are overly demanding and are apt to offend others easily. The ambitions of this Tiger are more for his or her benefit, rather than for more humanitarian reasons, unlike his or her fellow Tigers.
Advice: Try to think about the impact your words and actions have on others.
Water Tiger (1902, 1962):
The Water Tiger is the best at communication out of all Tigers. It is not a surprise then that they tend to be better at communication and quite insightful compared to other Tigers. These abilities make it easier for them to work well in groups. Their Tiger leadership skills are tempered by their approach-ability. The Water Tiger is not as rash as the others; choosing instead to make deliberate decisions.
Advice: Use your perception of others to lead them, rather than slow you down.
Wood Tiger (1914, 1974):
Wood Tigers use their charisma to draw people to them, and they work well with others. These Tigers can do so without intimidation; they use their charm instead. In fact, they are likely to take on their underlings’ battles; anything to help others. The downside is they may end up feeling used. Wood Tigers are also not as disciplined as other Tigers, preferring instead to work on befriending teammates.
Advice: Be more assertive about your position, your time, and your self-respect.
Fire Tiger (1926, 1986):
Like the element implies, Fire Tigers are explosive, spirited, and the most dramatic of the Tigers. This is because they have big aspirations. These fiery felines tend to be some of the most optimistic and impetuous of the Tigers. They are also not likely to back down from a challenge or adversity. Be careful, however, not to enter into an argument with this Tiger, let alone challenge his or her goals and dreams. This will make the claws come out faster than anything because Fire Tigers are very proud.
Advice: Take care not to offend others with your offhand remarks. Think before you speak and act.
Earth Tiger (1938, 1998):
Chinese Earth Tigers have the best of the Tiger sign aspects and the best of the earth element aspects. They are sturdy, intelligent, and driven, but they are also disciplined, thorough, and practical. These Tigers are just as ambitious as the others, but they are more measured and patient about obtaining their goals. Along the way, they are among the most kindhearted and charitable of all Tigers.
Advice: The best thing you can do for yourself is finding right life balance.
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger in Love
Tigers in love are intense, complex, and ambitious in general. When in the jungle of love, they are no different. Above all else, they love their freedom, and it is important to remember this. Unfortunately, you may find yourself at the mercy of a predatory Tiger. These Tiger sign people are very good at seduction and are always seeking the next great thing. This often happens when the Tigers are young. They are attracted to pretty things and pretty people and quickly fall in “puppy love.”
When the elements or the people don’t satisfy beyond a superficial level, they move on. Tigers of all stripes cannot stand to be bored. That is love’s death stroke for them. Another Tiger love tendency that gets in the way is their difficulty in understanding others people’s points of view. If an argument erupts, they will likely blow up and take act irrationally. You may find yourself on your own, wondering what exactly happened.
With time, experience, and maturity, however, even these Tigers settle down. Do not fear, however. Not all tigers are alike. Most of them need and want love, and they make very attentive and passionate lovers, even from a young age. If you find a mature Tiger to date, your love life will be exciting, unpredictable, and fun. They pour everything into their love relationships if they are genuinely committed, and it is beautiful.
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger Man Personality
The Tiger male is bewitching. It is not unusual for him to be quite attractive; if not physically, then intellectually or charismatically. He is good at putting you under his spell with his hypnotic eyes, and his ability to read you easily. The Tiger man will tell you what you want to hear and make you feel important. While it’s true that he seems like an adventurous superstar in many ways, guard your heart before giving it away. Look beneath the surface to see if he is genuine. If he is, then you have made an excellent Chinese zodiac match. If not, steer clear!
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger Woman Personality
Tiger women are a force of nature. Not only are they captivating in a way that other signs are not, but they are also very bold. You will know when this sign enters the room. She never holds back when it comes to what she thinks or believes. However, there will always be a part of her that the Chinese Tiger woman will guard against everyone, even you.
Tiger females are just as sophisticated and confident as their male counterparts. The Chinese Tiger can easily wind you around her finger, and you will find yourself pleased to be in the process. If this blossoms into a long-term romance, you will never stop learning new things about her, so you will never grow bored. Just make sure she doesn’t either!
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger Love Compatibility
Chinese Tigers are best zodiac matches with the Dog, Horse, and Dragon. The Dog is a good match because both astrology signs are driven by idealism and humanitarian causes. Even their differences work out to be positives. The Dog’s good sense and discretion help the Tiger when he or she is impulsive or overly emotional. In turn, the Tiger can help the Dog with his or her more fatalistic outlook on life.
The Chinese Horse is the second-best Tiger match because both signs feed off of each other’s lively, unreserved natures. Rather than counterbalance each other, like the previous match, the Tiger and Horse build on each other’s strengths and life goals.
Lastly, the Tiger and Dragon soulmates work well together if there is an understanding between them. Both signs like to be dominant. If compromise and long-term negotiations continue, this will be a dynamic and stimulating relationship. Giving each other freedom and time apart is essential to both signs, so neither will be offended by this. Both share common ambitions; they just need to work together.
The absolute worst Chinese zodiac match for the Tiger is the Goat. The gentle Sheep wants a happy home life, while the feisty Tiger intends to conquer the world. Their incongruous needs and desires cause strife and unhappiness.
Dating a Tiger Man/Woman
Tigers are, by their very nature, very dominant in all areas of life including sexuality. If you wish to date a Tiger, don’t be surprised if he or she quickly takes the reigns. This does not mean that you should be overly passive and let them do everything. The reason why this is because while they do want to have control, they don’t want to be a puppet master to someone with no voice.
Let them make most of the first moves, but catch them by surprise once in a while, just to keep things interesting. This carries over into the bedroom. The sexual action will be rousing and quite pleasurable, which should come as no surprise. The Tiger’s sexual passion in bed, power, and playfulness make them quite a lot of fun, as long as you are as uninhibited as they are. Just remember not to tease them or critique them, even as a joke. This will not sit well, as they are also proud.
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger Child
Tiger children begin life looking to be the leader; this means over friends, siblings, and even parents. Parents need to keep this in mind. The sooner the power struggle is won, the more comfortable your life will be later. Things are not all bad – not by a long shot! Tiger kids are full of energy, fun, and mischief. Give them space where they can move freely, as they need it desperately.
If you need to keep the Tiger babies busy, give them unique tasks to do, but be sure to make a game out of it. They will have some friends, but they need that one special friend to keep them from being lonely. Tigers are happy children, but when they are upset or sad, they do need extra attention and pep talks. Every child needs this, but a Tiger child especially needs the attention at that time. That way, they may establish a bond of trust and love with you that will last.
Tiger Zodiac: Health
The Chinese Tiger sign are very active, and aerobic exercise such as walking or running is typical for you. The catch is that you are prone to overdo it. Take care that you don’t push your body beyond what it is capable of doing, or you will hurt yourself. Your health, in general, is excellent. Common annual fevers tend to pass you by.
Tiger Zodiac: Career
Early on, Tiger sign tend to struggle until they find their way. By their late 30’s they land on their feet, and their careers take off. Since Tigers are natural leaders, you thrive when given a great deal of responsibility, and especially if a risk is involved.
Tigers need variety; you can only handle a desk job if part of the job is to go outside and interact with people for most of the day. The only thing you don’t care for is being told what to do. Careers that would suit you and your pursuit of adrenaline are pilots, explorers, entrepreneurs, and CEOs. If you embrace your creative side along with your fierce individuality, look into being fashion designersor even comedians.
Tiger Zodiac: Travel Tips
Since the Chinese Tiger zodiac sign are bundles of extroverted energy, you will likely not enjoy quiet spa vacations. Tigers are risk-takers. Holidays in cities such as London or Bangkok will offer plenty of things to do, day and night, while outdoor adventures in New Zealand or Nepal will provide plenty of physical, visual, and cultural stimulation. It is likely you will look for the cheapest flight, grab your things, and go. However, if you plan to travel to more exotic locations, some pre-planning may make your experience go more smoothly.
Tiger Zodiac: Fashion
Tiger men and women are bold in life and their clothing choices. Your friends can count on you to find the brightest colors, the most bold statements, and anything that keeps you one step ahead of everyone else. Chinese Tigers aren’t afraid to stand out. You like being the center of attention, and you want to look good. Your friends never know what you will wear next, as you are impulsive and love to make an impression!
Famous Tiger Personalities
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Shia LeBeouf
- Bill Murray
- Jimmy Fallon
- Victoria Beckham
- Marilyn Monroe
- Karl Marx
- Chris Christie
- Lindsey Lohan
- Wesley Snipes
- Lady Gaga
- Marshawn Lynch
- Beatrix Potter
- Tom Cruise
- Megan Fox
- Jon Stewart
- Jodie Foster
- Kate Moss
- Usain Bolt
- Robert Pattinson
- Ruby Rose
- Jaden Smith