The Year Of The Water Tiger Just Begun. What's In Store For Us?

On February 1st, we said goodbye to the Year of the Ox and welcomed the new Water Tiger Year.

The Chinese Lunar New Year is annually linked to one of 12 zodiac animals, each with well-defined character traits. The animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. In addition, each year is associated with one of the fundamental elements of the universe: wood, fire, earth, metal, water.

According to the Chinese calendar, the New Year begins on the second New Moon after the winter solstice. This form of time measurement dates back to the 14th century BC, and the legend says that Emperor Huangdi was its inventor in 2637 BC. The calendar is based on accurate astronomical observations of the phases of the Moon.

The Water Tiger Year. What Can We Expect?

"It is better to live a year as a tiger than a hundred years as a sheep" - Chinese proverb

According to the Chinese zodiac, the tiger, an animal considered enthusiastic and ambitious, will have a major influence in 2022. Get ready for motion and initiatives next year!

In the zodiacal universe of the way energy flows and nature grows, the tiger is the first of three signs associated with the "wood" element of the five elements. Each Chinese zodiac sign is associated with a fixed, or perpetual, element. For example, Monkey and Rooster are Metal since Tiger and Rabbit are Wood.  But every year is associated with an element as well and 2022 is a Water Year.

Though this is a Water year, it is not to forget that basically Tiger is associated with wood and wood represents the energy of nature that springs and diversifies into a range of possibilities. Everything that has fallen asleep will begin to move and take shape, according to The Epoch Times.

The Water Tiger Year Brings New Opportunities For Bold and Disciplined People

As the strength of the previous year's sign (ox) is transferred to the tiger's sign, the ox's steady energy becomes more kinetic, under the influence of the tiger's sign. The stable movement character that characterizes the sign of the ox acquires a dynamic element.

After taking stock of the goods and blessings brought by the year of the ox, the tiger is ready to advance the agenda. So the year of the tiger is a proper one to plan things and create the foundation on which to build your vision for the future, as well as to put your energy into pursuing those goals.

The noble tiger is a symbol of courage. Optimistic and cheerful by nature, the tiger, a creature that loves freedom, is extremely independent and dreams of changing the world.

The tiger likes a good challenge and adventure in life. This playful kitten has boundless energy and enthusiasm, he likes to enjoy life, but like the ox that preceded him, the tiger will be tenacious in achieving his goals and will not be discouraged no matter how much work it takes to achieve objectives. The tiger also has a keen sense of justice. Whether the injustice is against himself or others, the tiger will boldly take action to help others.

Thus, the year of the tiger brings the promise of change and movement for the better.

It is a year of auspices for those who start new things, who develop new markets, in favor of discovering a new way of doing things, or of changing the way you do business. Reinvent yourself daily. Exceed your personal limits every day. The previous year, the bull, brought you tenacity, and the influence of the tiger will give you the fuel you need to get things done.

This does not mean that 2022 will not continue to be a difficult battle and that change may not be as rapid as we would like it to be. However, by setting the wheels in motion, the tiger brings new hopes and new beginnings.

As always, the more disciplined you are, the better your year will be!

Things That Will Bring Tigers Luck

Lucky numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and numbers containing them (like 13 and 43)
Lucky days: the 16th and 27th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: blue, gray, orange
Lucky flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
Lucky direction: east, north, south
Lucky months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th Chinese lunar months

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