Tiger (zodiac)

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The Tiger () is the third of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol .

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Tiger", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1][2]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
13 February 1926 1 February 1927 Fire Tiger
31 January 1938 18 February 1939 Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 5 February 1951 Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 24 January 1963 Water Tiger
23 January 1974 10 February 1975 Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 28 January 1987 Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 15 February 1999 Earth Tiger
14 February 2010 2 February 2011 Metal Tiger
1 February 2022 21 January 2023 Water Tiger
19 February 2034 7 February 2035 Wood Tiger

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Compatibility Grid[edit]

Sign Best Match Average Match No Match
Tiger Tiger, Dog, Horse Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Dragon, Rat Monkey

Compatibility with other signs[edit]

Among all the 12 mathematical animal signs, Tigers are also most compatible with the Dog as they are both straightfoward, honest, and free-spirited. Tigers are also most compatible with the energetic and jovial Horse. The Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Dragon, and Rat are likely compatible with the Tiger, and they can build a harmonious relationship. Also, two Tigers can get along well with each other. Tigers are least compatible with the Monkey.

Basic astrology elements[edit]

Earthly Branches of Birth Year: Yin
The Five Elements: Wood
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: First
Lucky Numbers: 0, 1, 3, 4; Avoid: 6, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers: cineraria
Lucky Colors: grey, white, blue, purple, orange; Avoid: gold, silver, brown, black
Season: Spring
Closest Western Zodiac: Aquarius

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "When is Chinese New Year?". pinyin.info. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Chinese Zodiac - Tiger". Your Chinese Astrology. Retrieved 13 March 2018.