Tiger Time

by Melissa Borg
February 1, 2022

Lunar New Year goes by many names such as Spring Festival or even Chinese New Year. It is celebrated at the second new moon following the Winter Solstice. If you were born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, you were born during the Year of the Tiger. People born in the year of the Tiger are predicted to be brave, competitive, unpredictable, confident, and display great levels of willpower.

What does the Year of the Tiger mean?

The Tiger is associated with Yang (masculine, active) energy. Tigers do things their own way and hate being told what to do. Tigers’ positive qualities include being kind, adventurous, and enthusiastic. Their negative attributes can include being aggressive, short-tempered, and anxious.

As such this year is slated to be about big changes, full of risk-taking and adventure. I hope to find enthusiasm again, both for me and for others. May everyone get fired up and generosity run rampant.

In addition to the animals, the Chinese Zodiac also cycles through five elemental types. So, this is not only the Year of the Tiger, it’s the year of the Water Tiger. Water years bring our emotions front and center. Overall, this may be the year for switching careers, building teams, or getting back into creative projects. Life is short so why not be happy?

What brings Tigers luck this year?

The Chinese zodiac follows that certain symbols, directions, and colors are auspicious for each zodiac sign. You don't need to have been born of the zodiac animal to harness the good juju for yourself. For the year of the Tiger, those are:

Colors: Blue, Green

Numbers: 1, 3, 7

Flowers: Plum Blossom

Direction: North

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  1. My omie on my mother’s side was born in 1926 in Poland and was shipped to Germany at thirteen to work in a steel mill. She survived bread line’s and shamelessly small rations of food but when the American allies came she met my grandfather and he literally smuggled her out Germany,she was definitely a tiger! Thank you for this great information!

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