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.
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?
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