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Year of the Tiger 2022: Everything To Know

2022 Is The Year of the Tiger: Here's What To Know

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.

The Tiger is a symbol of strength

The zodiac sign is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils and bravery. According to South China Morning Post, many Chinese children wear hats or shoes with tiger images for good luck.

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2022 is the year of the water tiger

Each Year of the Tiger is associated with its own element: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. This year’s element is water for the first time since 1962.

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Some powerful celebrities were born in 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.

Look out for these lucky numbers this year

Lucky numbers for the Year of the Tiger are 1, 3 and 4, while 6, 7 and 8 are unlucky.

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...and look out for these lucky colors

Lucky colors are gray, blue, orange and white (hello Tony the Tiger!) and unlucky colors are gold, silver, brown and black.

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It’s not a lucky year for Tigers

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.

But it is a good year for some other signs

This year will be a good year for freedom-loving Horses, pragmatic Pigs, and fiercely loyal Dogs.

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A better vibe is coming

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.”

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