Lunar New Year is on February 1, which welcomes in the Year of the Tiger. While 2020’s Year of the Rat and 2021’s Year of the Ox were generally, um, hard years for everyone, we’re hopeful about the Year of the Tiger, which is about risks and adventure. Read on to find out what else is in store for the Year of the Tiger.
If you were born during 1926, 1938, 1950, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, you were born during the Year of the Tiger. Babies who are born this year will get to join the ranks of other Year of the Tigers, including Queen Elizabeth II, Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Penelope Cruz, Jon Batiste, Shawn Mendes and — most importantly — Lady Gaga.
Traditionally, a zodiac sign’s year is most unlucky for them. Sorry, Tigers. According to South China Morning Post, this year will bring the potential of emotional turmoil, challenges, and financial loss. Avoid making rash decisions, but also don’t dwell on your troubles too much. It’s recommended that you attend large gatherings with loved ones and you can wear a talisman of either a horse or dog (which are lucky this year) to change your luck. Intellectual Monkeys and strategic Snakes may also have a harder time this year.
What a relief! According to Japan Times, the slow, gentle, hardworking nature of the yin ox will soon be replaced by the speed, strength and power of the yang tiger. According to Hong Kong-based Chinese and Western astrologer Jupiter Lai, the overall energy level of 2022 will therefore be higher than it was in 2021. “This year, people are gaining back some vitality and strength,” Lai said. “They are more determined to achieve their goals.”