Your Chinese Astrological Zodiac Animal Sign is directly based on the Chinese Lunar Year in which you were born. The Chinese New Year is mobile and could start anywhere between 21st January and 20th February, depending upon the year. If your Date of Birth falls into any of the following Chinese Lunar Years, then, because you are born in the Year of the Tiger, you are symbolically identified by your Celestial Animal, the "Tiger”:
- 8 February, 1902 - 28 January, 1903: Water Tiger
- 26 January, 1914 - 13 February, 1915: Wood Tiger
- 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
- 15 February, 2010 - 3 February, 2011: Metal Tiger
People born in the Year of the Tiger are difficult to resist, for they are magnetic characters and their natural air of authority confers a certain prestige on them. They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding, soft and mysterious.
They enjoy a life full of challenges and unexpected events, like visiting unusual places and meeting interesting or outstanding people. Other people in their area are easily attracted by the tiger's enthusiasm and way of life. Tigers find pleasure in the unpredictable, and while other people would rather make a backward step, they are not afraid to explore the new and unusual.
But it is not that simple to interest the Tiger. What they really need is first-hand experience. Usually open and frank, these people are likely to withdraw and can be aggressive when trapped. As soon as the Tiger has regained their sense of security their confidence also returns, enabling them to set out once more.
These people usually tend to trust their instincts, though there is another side of their personality, which assesses situations thoughtfully before they launch any actions. Their friends usually secretly admire their determination and optimism, though sometimes may find it complicated to share the Tiger's enthusiasm and can be pushed away and left behind.
Although Tigers can be courageous and generous friends, if they are not able to achieve what they want, they can be inflexible and self-centered. So if your friend was born in the year of the Tiger, there will be highs and lows in your friendship, but the friendship itself will remain firm.
Ideal jobs for tigers include entrepreneur, military officer, politician, musician, writer, poet, artist, theater director, biological and environmental engineer, stockbroker, athlete, film star, trade union leader, company director, stunt person, explorer, and lawyer.
Love interests for the Tiger are the Dog and Horse.
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