Chines zodiac sign Tiger (Photo: ©

The Tiger

Audacious Tiger likes it risky. It likes to make new experiences!
Chines zodiac sign Tiger (Photo: ©

The Tiger

Audacious Tiger likes it risky. It likes to make new experiences!

10 things about the Chinese Zodiac Tiger



Represented hours of the Tiger:
3h a.m. - 5h a.m.

Cardinal direction: east north east

Season / month: winter/February

Fix element: wood

Parallel zodiac sign: Aquarius

Positive characteristics: passionate, fiery, full of energy, optimistic, friendly, open-hearted, familiar

Negative characteristics: reckless, unfaithful, impatient

The Tiger

Passionate, ambitious, and fiercely competitive: Such a person could belong to the Chinese zodiac animal sign of the Tiger (寅) … The zodiac animal sign of the Tiger is energetic and is accepting challenges with enthusiasm – for gaining praise and appreciation. Full of optimism it goes it's the way. In addition to that, Tigers are taking many risks, and they might throw any caution to the winds. However, the zodiac sign of the Tiger tends to act thoughtlessly and considers things and developments imprudently – whenever it happens maybe, it jumps the conclusions act with precipitation. 

Zodiac sign of the Tiger has a strong reluctance to live monotonously. Tigers love amorous escapades and romantic and adventurous affairs.

For those who were born in the zodiac animal sign of the Tiger, it might be better to quit their desk jobs

It might be more outside – and various adventures are waiting for Tigers …

Caused by their liberal attitude and heartfelt behavior, most of the people accept them without reservation. This zodiac sign is seriously interested in its fellows and its surroundings – and it might be amusing.

By the way, within marriage or relationship as well, Tigers are warm-hearted and sensitive. They show what they sense and have a romantic side. Regarding this, it might not be easy to stay married and process good correlation within their long term and close relationship equally, when they tend to be unfaithful. The Tiger is the hunter and loves to conquer… But Tiger’s specific looking after little ones and its offspring make its temper becoming rather calm and more relaxed than ever. The expressively promising partnership constellations would develop together with a few other zodiac animal signs like the Horse, the Dog, and the Pig.


Ideal partner:
Dog, Horse


Moderately suitable:
Rat, Rabbit, Tiger, Dragon, Goat, Rooster, Ox, Snake


Year of the tiger: 
1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

The Tiger years, according to the Chinese lunar calendar:

February 13, 1926, to February 01, 1927 (Fire Tiger)
January 31, 1938, to February 18, 1939 (Earth Tiger)
February 17, 1950, to February 05, 1951 (Metal Tiger)
February 05, 1962 to January 24, 1963 (Water Tiger)
January 23, 1974, to February 10, 1975 (Wood Tiger)
February 09, 1986 to January 28, 1987 (Fire Tiger)
January 28, 1998, to February 15, 1999 (Earth Tiger)
February 24, 2010, to February 02, 2011 (Metal Tiger)

The five elements of the Tiger

Earth Tiger

Born as a sign of the element of earth you may be intelligent and responsible – with regard to other signs you are more upholding traditions. Common sense is their measure – never allowing themselves being too risky and adventurous.

Chinese horoscope Earth - Tiger | photo: Rylan -


They are most of all practical and logical, however, caused by these characteristics each enterprise would be flourishing.

This type of Tiger is consolidated and more level headed than its companions. The Earth Tiger is patient, reasonable and reliable.

Fire Tiger

Passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive: The Fire Tiger represents confidence and impatientness– bursting with strength. Innovative projects, renewals and improvements in general are set on the list. Defying all odds they are regrettably haunted by pure egoism and their predominating behaviour won’t be welcome.

Chinese horoscope - Fire - Tiger | photo: (c) Uryadnikov Sergey -


On professional level the Fire Tiger dominates the upper floors of the managers and members of the executive boards.

Fire Tigers are bursting with energy and their presence makes you and the persons around it moved, affected and stirred. Fire Tigers are actually open-minded, creative and sentimental.

Wood Tiger

These kinds of persons prefer feeling the ground beneath their feet – close to their adequate element wood. Wood Tigers endeavour a maximum certitude in life. They collect material and non-material goods by maintaining of ethic and attitude to morality.

Chinese horoscope - Wood - Tiger | photo: (c) Ivan Tonev -


Wood Tigers are open-minded towards development and improvement. They bring up projects and ideas with persuasion and assertiveness towards lucrative sustainability.

The element of wood has the effect to support the Wood Tiger’s open-minded behaviour and attitude. It is a perfect team player and most of all it is able to give immense support to its companions. But wood Tigers could appear superficial as well.

Water Tiger

The Water Tiger shows itself adaptably towards distinct forms of changes – in contrary towards the Metal Tiger, which reflects more resistance. Variable conditions and dependence are accepted without hesitation and doubt. Water Tigers are inquisitive minds and like to develop further on mental level. Born in the year belonging to the element of water this type of Tiger has sensitivity and likes to communicate – keen sense of intuition. Sometimes it is tired and shows passive presence for a while..

Chinese horoscope - Water - Tiger  | photo: (c) David -


The element of water has a soothing and calming effect – it brings balance to the ardent Tiger…

Water Tigers are doing things andstep by step and without learning they start processing in a timid and considered way. Their fabulous intuition based on using a keen mind and subtle behaviour – handling in this manner so nothing is left to be said- except they are good at handling difficult situations by their adequate estimation. They are lively and agile, but sometimes they could lose their path or topic – and start a hare…

Metal Tiger

The Metal Tiger is strong, firm and high principled. It is controlled when other are upset – keeps calm within challenging situations. Obstinate and with ambition - the Tiger follows its imagination and is equally goal orientated.Cool sublimeness meets a hot tempered one.

Chinese horoscope - Metal Tiger | photo: (c) Netfalls -

Metal Tigers have the active part and do not hesitate, but they are more careful than Fire Tigers.They bring up projects and ideas with persuasion and assertiveness towards lucrative sustainability. Therewith they are acting in a fancy way and like to stand in the centre.

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