Tiger (zodiac)

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The Tiger ( ), is one 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]

19th-century woodblock print of Tiger by Kuniyoshi Utagawa.

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]

Start DateEnd DateHeavenly Branch
8 February 190228 January 1903Water Tiger
26 January 191413 February 1915Wood Tiger
13 February 19261 February 1927Fire Tiger
31 January 193818 February 1939Earth Tiger
17 February 19505 February 1951Metal Tiger
5 February 196224 January 1963Water Tiger
23 January 197410 February 1975Wood Tiger
9 February 198628 January 1987Fire Tiger
28 January 199815 February 1999Earth Tiger
14 February 20102 February 2011Metal Tiger
1 February 202221 January 2023Water Tiger
19 February 20347 February 2035Wood Tiger

Basic Astrology Elements[2][edit]

Earthly Branch of Birth Year:yin
The Five Elements:Wood(Mu)
Yin Yang:Yang
Lucky Numbers:1, 3, 4; Avoid: 6, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers:Cineraria
Lucky Colors:blue, grey, white, orange; Avoid: golden, silver, brown, black

See also[edit]