Tiger Zodiac Chinese Sign 2021

Year of the Tiger

Years of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022. In 2022, it will be the year of the Chinese Zodiac Tiger. It starts with the Chinese lunar New Year (February 1). The Tiger ranks third among the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years

If you were born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010…, your Chinese zodiac sign is Tiger.

The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from the Chinese New Year, ranging from late January to mid-February.

Tiger Years Chinese Zodiac Years Calendar Type of Tiger
1926 February 13, 1926 – February 1, 1927 Fire Tiger
1938 January 31, 1938 – February 18, 1939 Earth Tiger
1950 February 17, 1950 – February 5, 1951 Gold Tiger
1962 February 5, 1962 – January 24, 1963 Water Tiger
1974 January 23, 1974 – February 10, 1975 Wood Tiger
1986 February 9, 1986 – January 28, 1987 Fire Tiger
1998 January 28, 1998 – February 15, 1999 Earth Tiger
2010 February 14, 2010 – February 2, 2011 Gold Tiger
2022 February 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023 Water Tiger


Lucky things that will bring Tigers luck:

  • Numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and numbers containing them (like 13 and 43)
  • Days: the 16th and 27th of any Chinese lunar month
  • Colours: blue, grey, orange
  • Flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
  • Direction: east, north, south
  • Months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th Chinese lunar months.

Things that Tigers should avoid:

  • Colour: brown
  • Numbers: 6, 7, and 8
  • Direction: southwest
  • Months: the 1st, 4th, 5th and 11th Chinese lunar months
Zodiac Tiger’s Personality: Brave, Confident…

People born in a year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes, they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, Tigers work actively and express themselves boldly, doing things in a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said.

With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything but can handle anything that comes along.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Tigers

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, a Wood Tiger comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. This means there are five types of Tiger, each with different characteristics:

Type of Tiger Characteristics
Wood Tiger Compassionate, expansive, and open
Fire Tiger Optimistic and independent, with poor self-control
Earth Tiger Adventurous and realistic, with strong faith
Gold Tiger Females are very enthusiastic; males are indecisive, stubborn, and feminized.
Water Tiger Has a strong sense of self-esteem and learning ability


Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Tiger with other animals.

  • Best with: Dragon, Horse, or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Tiger, Snake, or Monkey
Best-Suited Careers for Tigers

The Tiger, called “the king of the animals” in China, is usually the centre of attention. They are born with leadership skills, and others respect them. Tigers are suited to any career as leaders. Tigers’ best careers are advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian, and chauffeur. However, in their early years, the Tigers’ careers are not so smooth. After their thirties, they find their direction and gather wealth.

How to Build Relationships with Tigers

In social relationships, Tigers always have a dominant role.  Therefore, due to mistrust and overconfidence, Tigers do not like to communicate with others, so they are not good at coordinating social circles. They are inclined to use commanding means to deal with interpersonal relationships. Even though they are acquainted with many people, they do not further the relationships to make close friendships.

Understanding, patience, and tact are needed when dealing with Tigers. Tigers cannot show deep affection to their partners in love relationships because they lack a sense of romance. Partners need to be equally active to keep up with a Tiger’s sense of adventure.

Good Health for Tigers

Tigers enjoy good health. Furthermore, small illnesses, such as colds, coughs, and fever, are rarely experienced by Tigers. They are active, so they like to do various sports.

However, they should avoid excessive strenuous exercise because some dangerous activities may lead to physical harm. When involved in outdoor exercise, they should pay particular attention to warm-up exercise. Aerobic exercises, such as jogging, are suitable for keeping fit.

Tiger’s Horoscope for 2021


Learn more about Tiger’s Monthly Forecast in 2021.

Famous Tiger Year People
  • Queen Elizabeth II: born on April 21, 1926, a Fire Tiger
  • Tom Cruise: born on July 3, 1962, a Water Tiger
  • Leonardo DiCaprio: born on November 11, 1974, a Wood Tiger
  • Lady Gaga: born on March 28, 1986, a Fire Tiger