Year of the Tiger

The Year of the Tiger is third in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Tiger years are …1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Tiger.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar, each zodiac animal's year comes around every 12 years. It traditionally begins with the Year of the Rat.

Tiger Years

In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

It is said that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Types of Tiger Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Tiger 1914, 1947 sympathetic, opinionated, and reliable
Fire Tiger 1926, 1986 clever, strong-willed, and serious-minded
Earth Tiger 1938, 1998 proud, confident, and ambitious
Metal Tiger 1950, 2010 peaceful, caring much for family
Water Tiger 1902, 1962 curious, with high independence and self-esteem

Tiger's Personality

People who were born in a Tiger year share personality traits with tigers, inhabiting wide-open spaces. They are most active and full of valor and vigor.

They usually act decisively but cautiously. In the face of setbacks, resistance, or failure, they make prompt decisions and are willing to start from scratch until they succeed.

With great ambition and an unusual spirit of adventure, the talented Tigers want to open up their own fields and will not stay for a long time in a small and unpleasant workplace. In their careers, they prefer large companies so they can show off their abilities and gain promotion more easily.

With high self-esteem, they often act independently, ignoring colleagues and looking down on them. Though loyal to friends, they are sometimes too blunt, not sophisticated enough, as they stubbornly and arbitrarily cling to their own plans.

Tiger's Compatibility

Tiger’s Compatibility

Best Match with Tiger: Horse, Dog

Couples that are formed from Tiger and Horse are willing to make sacrifices for each other. They will share the same goals in life and work more inspiringly when together.

Tiger and Dog will make their relationship full of mutual respect and support.

Worst Match with Tiger: Snake

Tigers are independent and charming, but also adventurous and with high self-esteem, while Snakes are calm and jealous, it is hard to compatible with each other.

How to Get Luck for People Born in the Year of the Tiger?

Lucky Things for Tiger

Tiger's Lucky Things

  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 2, 3
  • Lucky Colors: blue, orange
  • Lucky Direction: east

Tiger's Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky Numbers: 6,7,8
  • Unlucky Colors: gold, silver
  • Unlucky Direction: west

Tiger's 2021 Horoscope

Tiger's 2021 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad forecasts for Tigers in 2021 are, or what type of Tiger you are, you don't need to take it too seriously. It is for reference only, just like western astrology.


There will be some stress for Tigers this year, leading to mood swings and risk to internal organs.

Under the pressure of work, they will indulge in flights of fancy, affecting their sleep. It will help if they travel on trips with their families and listen to some light music. The major issue they need to pay attention to is transportation.


Tigers' careers will move steadily upwards in 2021. They need to do their own work well, being neither opportunistic nor involved in workplace struggles.

They can expect to be promoted if they keep a proactive attitude at work. It's not a good year for them to make a big career change. Any plans for job-hopping or adventure should wait until next year.


This year the Tigers' wealth mainly comes from their careers. So concentrating on their jobs and trying to make breakthroughs at work can be the best strategy. Business people should not be too aggressive or anxious to broaden their business scope. Any risky investment should be avoided.


Single Tigers will devote most of their energy to their careers. Finding the right partner this year may be difficult. Tigers are advised to pay attention to the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022, it is a good time to meet the one. 

Those who are already attached might not care enough for the other half, because of work. As a consequence, there will be continuous friction, suspicion, quarrels, and alienation between them. Through talking to their partners and sharing their thoughts more often, things will improve.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Tiger

  • Lady Gaga (American singer): born 28 March 1986
  • Zhang Yimou (Chinese film director): born 14 November 1951
  • Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom): born 21 April 1926
  • Sun Yat-sen (1st president of the Republic of China): born 12 November 1866
  • Oscar Wilde (Irish poet and playwright): born 16 October 1854

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in 2021!

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