The tiger is the King of Beasts, respected by humans and animals alike for its power and dignity. Tiger holds third place in the Chinese zodiac. During the Han Dynasty, people put images of tigers on their doorways to ward off misfortune. It is still customary in many rural areas to dress infants in tiger shoes decorated with endearing cloth tiger heads.
People’s fear of tigers gave rise to the folk saying “Don’t pat a tiger on the ass,”meaning “Don’t go looking for trouble.”The saying”You can’t capture a tiger’s cub without entering the tiger’s den”indicates that success cannot be achieved without great risk and effort.
Characteristics of Tiger
Tiger is the fiercest of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. Tiger corresponds to Sagittarius in the Western zodiac. People born in the Year of the Tiger are strong and self-confident by nature, and tend to be risk-takers. They thrive on challenge and hate to defer to others, preferring to be in charge. Like the tiger, they convey an air of calm dignity, and will not rest until they achieve their goals.
People born in the Year of the Tiger tend to be overconfident, and have difficulty communicating effectively. They often go to extremes, and although they may have numerous acquaintences, they find it difficult to form deep friendships.
Perpetual Calendar for the Year of the Tiger
People whose birthdays fall during the following periods are born in the Year of the Tiger: February 13,1926-February 01,1927
January 31,1938-February 18,1939
February 17,1950-February 05,1951
February 05,1962-January 24,1963
January 23,1974-February 10,1975
February 09,1986-January 28,1987
January 28,1998-February 15,1999
February 14,2010-February 02,2011
February 01,2022-January 21,2023
The first date indicates Lunar New Year’s Day. The second date indicates the last day of the lunar year.