As we bid farewell to the year of the Ox and welcome the year of the Water Tiger, from Feb 1, 2022 (coinciding with the first New Moon of the lunar calendar.) to Jan 21, 2023, we can look forward to a more positive, bright and perhaps rather rambunctious year.
After all is a Tiger and while they can't change their stripes, as humans, we can decipher what is and isn't working and take full advantage of this extraordinary year ahead. So let's see what is happening.
The good news is you don't have to be born during the year of the Tiger (Tiger’s are 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022) to enjoy the blessings, as this year will benefit all Chinese (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig) and American Zodiac signs. But, of course, some more than others, and we will cover that below.
Nonetheless, (listen up all signs) what is so unique about this specific year is if you've been contemplating a profound life change, i.e., moving, marriage, partnerships, and business, this is the time to leap, just like a Tiger would be hungry and make his own opportunity to pounce.
The Year of the Tiger
In most cultures, the Tiger stones symbolizes energy, strength, and a specific set of talents in hunting its prey. They are also very sneaky, creative in their pursuits, and highly destructive (be careful with this energy); they are fearless and wild.
From Europe to the far reaches of the Far East, the Tiger is known for its ferocity and absolute beauty. If it is ever a time for you to ROAR, it is in 2022.
While the Tiger is part of the feline species and cats are definitely very well-loved and popular worldwide, let us not mistake the two habitats, for one lives in the wild and the other domesticated.
However, keeping that in mind, you can stretch out like our ferocious feline in the wild in 2022 and not only play more in the jungle (safely, of course) with a blend of perhaps some much-needed self-love, just like a demanding house cat.
Much like we celebrate our New Year, with resolutions and fantasies of starting fresh, the Lunar New Year is also known as a time of rebirth and reunions. Based on the moon and sun cycles, the Chinese calendar system is generally 21–51 days behind the Gregorian (internationally used) calendar.
Fascinating, considering our New and Full Moons are also times for regeneration and rebirth. As we mentioned above, if you are in need of a life shift, this is the year to make it happen. Make a plan and stick to it.
The Lunar New Year is celebrated for about two weeks with gorgeous floats donned with dragons, dressed to the nines in traditional wear. The dancers and musicians follow along, singing, dancing, displaying magical fireworks, and you can feel all of this tremendous joy and positive energy.
They have a beautiful yearly custom of giving the gift of a red envelope (hóngbāo). The red color symbolizes good luck and prosperity. In passing the red envelope, primarily cash in different denominations is gifted, depending on your relationship.
It is believed to ward off evil spirits and keep them safe all year for their children. We like to use our Red String Protection bracelets or Tiger’s Eye Bracelets for that.
Year Of The Water Tiger & Good Luck
The Year of the Water Tiger is highly prosperous because of the Tiger's favorable and encouraging qualities, such as power, dominance, courage, and adventurous spirit.
They are also revered as an evil exorciser who has a powerful bond with their families. This year, these exemplary qualities they inhabit are yours, should you take the same unwavering and undaunting steps as a Tiger. We will call it the year of bravery.
Chinese culture is quite adamant that the steps you take at the beginning of the Lunar New Year will affect your luck throughout the year. So, for the two weeks, they will celebrate in their traditional ways:
- They bring friends and family together to eat lucky foods jiaozi (dumplings), nian goa (rice cakes), mandarin oranges, and rice dumplings, while each person wears their lucky colors.
- To bring luck and wealth into their homes for the year, they decorate with Kumquat Trees.
- To bring bountiful happiness to one and all, they make traditional walnut cookies (yum).
Being that this is the year of the Water Tiger, those born under this year will have to be braver and step up to their authentic ferocious selves.
There is no room for being timid this year, Tigress, you know what you want, and it's time for you to step out of your comfort zone.
The luckiest zodiac signs for 2022 are said to be the Ox and Goat, where almost anything they desire will come to fruition.
But you may wish to continue putting effort into your life and ride the wave of good fortune. After all, the saying "fortune favors the bold" was made for you this year.
Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, and Rooster signs, the Chinese horoscope predicts that 2022 will be smooth sailing, and your luck is shifting for the best in money matters. Woo hoo. Got get 'em.
Rat, Snake, Monkey, Dog, and Pig, the year of the Tiger will be good for you, but this is the time for you to make sure your ducks are in a row and you're putting your best foot forward every day during 2022 to achieve your goals. In other words, fewer naps and more "go" time. It’s time for you to hunt.
Below are the 12 Zodiac Signs you may be more compatible with and a chart as well.
Best Matches for the 12 Zodiac Signs
- Rat: Rat, Ox, Dragon, or Monkey
- Ox: Rat, Snake, or Rooster
- Tiger: Horse, Dog, or Pig
- Rabbit: Goat, Dog, or Pig
- Dragon: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster
- Snake: Ox or Rooster
- Horse: Tiger, Goat, or Dog
- Goat: Rabbit, Horse, Goat, or Pig
- Monkey: Rat, Dragon, or Dog
- Rooster: Ox, Dragon, or Snake
- Dog: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse, or Monkey
- Pig: Tiger, Rabbit, or Goat
Note: Sheep, Goat and Ram are the 8th sign, in case you don't see it listed, it is in one of these three.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide, not only by the Chinese but also by different cultures and nationalities who love joining in the festivities and believe in luck and uniting cultures.
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