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Chinese Zodiac - The Tiger


If you're born under the golden tiger Chinese zodiac, which is all those born in the Year of the Tiger, you will probably recognise various personality traits that you may share with others born in the same year as you. You're probably likely to be a person who displays the following tiger characteristics:

  • Friendliness
  • Confidence
  • Courage
  • Charm
  • Honesty
  • Passion
  • Arrogance
  • Irritability
  • Vanity
  • Overindulgence

As you can see, there are plenty of ways for people to show their true tiger colors. The tiger characteristics listed above make up a well-rounded and multi-faceted individual. Keep reading for more information about how you can use this information to unlock various secrets about your life, and find out about your lucky symbols, compatibility with other animal signs, and also how you can link all of this with your Western star sign.


Chinese Zodiac - The Tiger


Chinese Tiger Zodiac Characteristics


The traits described above can be difficult to comprehend without context and, with both positive and negative traits, it's better to have a deeper understanding. Your friendly and open approach to everything means that people will trust you easily, and your passion and integrity should ensure that these relationships will last. However, you probably know yourself that you find it hard to back down but this can sometimes mean you don't get as close with people as you would like to.


People born in the Year of the Tiger are able to use their confidence and passion to be fantastic leaders. They never give up, and this attitude is exactly what's required to be incredibly successful in their careers. However, you must be careful not to be too uncompromising, because this can result in people believing you to be arrogant and difficult to get along with. Your true tiger colors don't include unpleasantness!


Tiger Chinese Zodiac Luck Facts


We all want some good luck to come our way, and the golden tiger of the Chinese zodiac can certainly bring that to you. Some symbols will be luckier for you than others, and you should pay attention to these in order to benefit from them this year and beyond. However, other symbols may bring you bad luck, and you should try and keep on top of that. Knowledge is power, after all!


  • Your lucky flowers are cinerarias
  • Your lucky numbers are one, three and four
  • Your lucky gemstone is sapphire
  • Your lucky colours are blue, white, grey and orange
  • Your unlucky numbers are six, seven and eight
  • Your unlucky colours are golden, silver and brown
  • Your unlucky direction is southwest

Chinese Tiger Compatibility


If you're born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger, you're probably wondering about your love matches and who you would be most compatible with. Dragons, horses and pigs make great marriage material for you, but surprisingly, you would not do well with other tigers, snakes, monkeys or those born in the Year of the Ox. You do have to be very careful, as sometimes tigers rush into things that are not right for them. You have been warned!



The Tiger Chinese Zodiac and the Western Zodiac


In Western culture, we rely on the constellations to tell us our horoscope based on our star signs which stem from Greek mythology. In Chinese culture, they instead base each year on a different animal instead. It is said that God asked all of the world's animals to partake in a race and the twelve winners would have a year in their name. The tiger is the third of the twelve signs, and as we have seen, gives those born throughout that entire year certain traits. You should continue to read your horoscopes to see how they intersect. Your birth month governs those born just in that month, so you will find variations unique to you by paying attention to your star sign as well.



Tiger Chinese Zodiac Years


Occurring every 12 years, the tiger zodiac comprises of people across many different generations. The Year of the Tiger is the third of the twelve in the cycle. Please note that Chinese years are not the same as those marked in the Western calendar, and so it's not as simple as saying everyone born in a calendar year shares the same animal sign. Depending on your birthday, you might actually belong to a different animal than you thought if you are born in January or February. The following recent years have been the Chinese Year of the Tiger:

  • 13/2 1926 - 1/2 1927
  • 31/1 1938 - 18/2 1939
  • 17/2 1950 -  5/2 1951
  • 5/2 1962 - 24/1 1963
  • 23/1 1974 - 10/2 1975
  • 9/2 1986 - 28/1 1987
  • 28/1 1998 - 15/2 1998
  • 14/2 2010 - 2/2 2011


How we can help


If you're curious to learn more about the tiger zodiac and what the current year may hold for you, just speak to one of our Readers at TheCircle. They would be happy to help you figure out your true tiger colours.


Published: 24 January 2019

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