Nine Things About Year of the Tiger, 2022

By Amos-Cola Staff

This year is year of the water tiger.

Year of the Tiger/The Tiger in Chinese Astrology, as told by the Internet:

1.) Water tiger years occur every 60 years. The last water tiger year was 1962. The next water year will be 2082 (which will also be, specifically, a black water tiger year).

2.) The previous six tiger years are: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010. Tiger years, like all Chinese zodiac animal years occur on a 12-year cycle.

3.) For all Tigers, 2022’s lucky colors, numbers, and directions are: blue, orange, 1, 2, 3, and east. The unlucky colors, numbers, and directions are: gold, silver, 6, 7, 8, and west. Because this is a tiger year, tigers will experience good luck when wearing red.

4.) Those born in tiger years are :

“Known for their fiery passion, daring, and fearlessness, Tigers are universally respected and revered for their courage by both friends and foes.   The fearlessness Tigers [exhibit] makes them the symbol that wards [off] the three main disasters of the household, namely fire, thieves, and ghosts. 

With an impulsive, vivacious, and dynamic personality, it’s not surprsing to find that Tigers have little regard for rules and regulations that would otherwise bridle their free spirit.  These qualities make them magnetic characters who always end up being the center of attention in social settings.  Moreover, their courage and universal attractiveness make [them] popular leaders.

The fiery passion and emotionality of Tigers makes them unpredictable.  Tigers seem to be the epitome of contradictions because their personality is so dynamic.  They can go from being fiery and fearless to calm and emotional in a blink of an eye.  So you have to make sure you keep an eye on Tigers, because you never know what you’re going to get!

In business, Tigers are great motivators.  They tackle any job or assignment  with the same passion and enthusiasm that they live their lives.  Their strength is to lead by example because their energy and vivacity are very contagious to all around them. 

However, in traditional leadership roles they can be impatient at times since they are so fiery and  passionate.  Tigers like it when things are done efficiently and correctly.  Being restricted is not something Tigers tolerate very well, so they can easily give orders but they don’t take orders very well.

The passionate, sensitive, emotional, and romantic qualities of Tigers make them great lovers.  However, the intensity of the emotions that Tigers experience quite frequently makes them jealous and possessive.  More often than not, the friends and family of Tigers love and adore them for their passion. “ (

5.) Tigers are said to be compatible with Roosters, Dogs, Dragons, Horses, and Pigs. Tigers, allegedly, need to be careful around those born in Snake and Monkey years.

6.) Famous tigers born in the 20th century include: Amanda Gorman (1998); Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Lady Gaga (1986); Leonardo DiCaprio (1974); Queen Elizabeth II (1926).

7.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an exhibition of Asian Tiger art in celebration of the Year of the Tiger. (Visit here.)

 8.) In 2022, it is said that the luckiest people this year will be those born as Oxen and Goats.

9.) In Chinese and Asian mythology, zodiac, and Feng Shui, the Tiger and Dragon represent Yin and Yang, respectively, and are the perfect complements. Yin is considered female; its elements include darkness, wind, water, and the earth. The tiger and the dragon are frequently pictured together.

Yoshimura Kōkei, Dragon and Tiger, 1895. Hanging scroll: ink, color, and gold on silk. (Japanese)

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