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Astrology Primer & Gift Guide

The Tiger

The Tiger

The Tiger, being the third sign in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, symbolizes bravery, confidence, and unpredictability. Regarded as the king of all beasts in China, the Tiger represents power, passion, and courage. Those born under the Tiger sign are known for their adventurous spirit and zest for life.

Characteristics and Personality Traits



  • Strengths: Courageous, ambitious, enthusiastic, generous, charismatic.
  • Weaknesses: Reckless, impulsive, quick-tempered, overly daring.
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, grey, orange.
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4.
  • Lucky Flowers: Cineraria, Anthurium.
Tiger in Love and Relationships

Tigers are passionate lovers and can be intensely magnetic. However, they often desire freedom and space.


  • Best Matches: Dragon, Horse, Pig.
  • Should Avoid: Ox, Snake, Monkey.

Years of the Tiger


Individuals born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, and so on (every 12 years) are instilled with the spirit of the indomitable Tiger.

Career and Opportunities
Tigers, with their boldness and charisma, often shine in roles that require leadership and vision. They excel as entrepreneurs, marketing executives, explorers, and artists.
Famous Personalities
  • Tom Cruise: 1962
  • Leonardo DiCaprio: 1974
  • Lady Gaga: 1986
  • Marilyn Monroe: 1926

Cultural and Historical Significance


In ancient China, the Tiger was regarded as a guardian and protector against harm. It was often seen as a symbol of power and authority, with military leaders and emperors using the Tiger as an emblem of their might.

Interesting Facts About the Tiger
  1. The Tiger is one of the animals that appears in the Chinese “Four Dignities,” which also include the Dragon, Phoenix, and Tortoise.
  2. In certain Chinese legends, the Tiger is seen as the eternal rival of the Dragon, with both representing different types of power.
  3. The Year of the Tiger is often associated with great change and unpredictability.


Charismatic and compelling, the Tiger captivates with its raw energy and dynamic presence. Those born under this sign blaze their own trail, leaving an indelible mark on all they touch.

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