The Tiger: Chinese astrology associates people's characteristics with the Chinese Year of their birth.

Advocates of Chinese astrology believe that a typical person born under each Chinese zodiac sign has a set of characteristics and character traits, both positive and negative. These characteristics and character traits may not fully apply to every person born under that sign. Chinese astrology also holds that the Chinese elements, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth, affect these characteristics and character traits. Tiger Years 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 Tigers are known to be born leaders, not followers. They can show great depths of love or jealousy. Charismatic, they are usually courageous, fearless fighters but also warm-hearted. The male tiger is also a born leader who thrives on competition. Often changing jobs as one becomes boring. Headstrong the male tiger shows his independence from an early age insisting on doing things HIS way. Tiger personality traits One of the most dynamic signs in the Chinese zodiac, Tigers are by turns fascinating, commanding, and exasperating. They are patient but short-tempered, calm but rebellious, petty but noble, fearsome but affectionate, free spirits but fiercely territorial. With their many & various personality traits, Tigers are also - not surprisingly - noted for a marked reluctance to make up their minds. What makes them magnetic and commanding figures is the absolute loyalty and affection they show for those they love. With a natural air of authority, Tigers easily earn the respect and admiration of those who love them in return. While domesticated Tigers are quite happy among familiar surroundings, they are just as apt to fly off on an adventure at a moment's notice. Unpredictable and emotional, they can become quite fearless when standing up for themselves or others, and often hold definitive views on how to right the wrongs of society. At work, Tigers show natural leadership ability, but prefer to work alone. They usually excel as business managers, social activists, explorers, or travel writers. Famous people born in the Year of the Tiger: Emily Bronte, Sheryl Crow, Tom Cruise, Emily Dickinson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jay Leno, Karl Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Marco Polo, Beatrix Potter, Groucho Marx, Queen Elizabeth II, Jon Stewart Tiger Born in the year 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010....see Year Chart Home Page Top IN GENERAL Strong, noble, aggressive, independent and courageous. Also tends to

be selfish and short tempered. Tiger characteristics are considered unfeminine. Aggressive business will bring more favorable returns. Tigers are likely to succeed in sales, personnel management and uniformed careers. FIVE ELEMENT TIGER TYPES...see Year Chart Metal Energetic, difficult to express their own opinion, ambitious and not a good diplomat. Relaxing and enjoying life will bring more enjoyment. Gentle, warm-hearted, relaxation will lead to having more close friends; express your talent when opportunity arises. Hard-worker, responsible, ambitious, self-assured, expressing their talent will lead to success. Outgoing, energetic and observant. Slowing down and relaxing will lead to further advancement.

Wood Water Fire Earth

Self-indulgent, not ambitious, takes things as they come, a little aggressiveness will lead to success. TIGER is the third sign of the lunar calendar. I am a delightful paradox. The entire world is my stage. I set new trails ablaze; I seek the unattainable, and try the untried. I dance to life's music in gay abandon. Come with me on my carousel rides. See the myriad of colors, the flickering lights. All hail the unparalleled performer, me, The Tiger.
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Symbolizes power, passion and daring A rebellious, colorful and unpredictable character, commanding awe and respect from all quarters. Impulsive and vivacious, restless and reckless. Loves being the center of attention. Has humanitarian instincts, loves babies, endangered species. Whatever the current object of adulation is for him, everything else will take second place, even breathing ! The tiger can be aspiring and adventurous, trusting their own luck and charisma to see them through tough times and eventually bring successes

Chinese Zodiac Sign – Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010) Complementing the basic nature of a Tiger, people born under the Tiger Zodiac Sign are strong and fearless. The life of a Tiger is not less than a king. Characteristics of Tiger show that they possess innate leadership qualities.

He is respected and adored because of his strength and power. People with Tiger Zodiac Sign have got a strong resilience power. Both men and women with Tiger zodiac sign are intelligent and have got strong intellect. People born under Tiger zodiac sign are very faithful and affectionate to their near and dear ones. These people get a lot of admiration from their acquaintances. Personality Traits of Tiger suggest that they love adventure. These people like visiting new places and exploring the unexplored. Tiger people like independence and can’t tolerate anybody’s control. They are great thinkers too! Though they are born leaders, Tigers also prefer to work alone. They are their own masters. Aggression and anger comes to them very fast which sometimes can create problems at work and home. Tiger zodiac sign relates to the Aquarians from western zodiac signs. The Tiger is said to be lucky vivid, lively and engaging. Another attribute of the Tiger is his incredible bravery, evidenced in his willingness to engage in battle or his undying courage. Maybe he’s so brave because he is so lucky. But the Chinese say a Tiger having a Tiger in the house is the very best protection against the evils of fire, burglary. THE SIGN OF THE TIGER Tigers do not find worth in power or money. They will be completely honest about how they feel and expect the same of you. On the other hand, they seek approval from peers and family. Generally, because of their charming personalities Tigers are well liked. Often, failing at a given task or being unproductive in his personal or professional life can cause a Tiger to experience a depression. Criticism from loved ones can also generate this type of Tiger reaction. Still, like all felines, Tigers always land on their feet, ready for their next act in life, pursuing it with unyielding energy and hunting it infallibly. Tigers are also incorrigibly competitive - they simply cannot pass up a challenge, especially when honor is at stake, or they are protecting those they love. Tigers are unpredictable and it would be unwise to underestimate their reactions. They may appear cool, but they have the Big Cat's instincts to pounce at a moment's warning. Natural leaders, they have a strong sense of their own dignity, and if they find themselves in the ranks, they can be stubborn and obstinate. In positions of power they can be difficult though stimulating bosses. Tigers are intelligent, alert, and farsighted. They have their fingers on the pulse. Good strategists and tacticians, they often have a hidden agenda. As long as they do not risk their luck too often, and keep their restless nature under control, their tactics usually pay off in life. TIGER FACTS: People born in the year of the Tiger share certain characteristics. The Tiger sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the sign of the Tiger.

Third in order, Chinese name - HU, sign of courage Hour--am-4:59am Month--February Western counterpart—Aquarius CHARACTERISTICS Courage, Vehemence, Self-Reliance, Friendliness, Hopefulness, Resilience, Vanity, Disregard IN YOUR ELEMENT THE WATER TIGER 1902 AND 1962 The Water element gives the Tiger a soothing characteristic making this breed a bit more tranquil. Their ability to consider feelings and ideas from other people makes them quite sensible and understanding. They are also born with a great intuitive power, which gives them accurate and excellent judgement. The Tiger is a bit indecisive, a habit of nature born of his routine of watching and waiting before leaping. Sometimes too, Tigers get caught sleeping or daydreaming, prohibiting them from going for the goals they initially set out to accomplish. CAREER AND FINANCE THE TIGER ON THE JOB A quickness and an alert intelligence make Tigers fast learners. Tigers need a challenge. Add this to them being easily bored and it explains why Tigers tend to change careers more often than other Chinese Animals. Some Tigers don’t change their occupations frequently enough and thus tend to juggle jobs all at the same time. Most Tigers are natural born leaders who perform best knowing they are working towards positions of power and influence. TIGER CAREERS Those born in the Year of the Tiger share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Tiger are listed below: TIGERS MAKE EXCELLENT: Actors Comedians Chauffeurs Musicians Race Car Drivers Pilots Artists Writers Flight Attendants Travel Agents Advertising Agents Office Managers LIKES AND DISLIKES Since different types of Tigers are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Tiger personality. Tigers like: Color Preference: Mid-green Gems and Stones: Ruby, Diamond, Cat’s Eye Suitable Gifts: Exotic cookbooks, travel guides, sports gear, mystery or crime novel, extreme sport lessons

Hobbies and Pastimes: Amateur theater, extreme sports, loud parties, intriguing vacations Tigers Dislike: Not getting enough recognition for their efforts. Being inferior to others at work, impolite people. THE TIGER ON VACATION Tigers like to live on the edge, to travel long distances conquering thrills and fears along the way. Never the homebody, Tigers prefer activity and excitement to relaxing days by the ocean reading a good book. They leave on a whim and return when they are ready to plan their next vacation. Actionfilled getaways are sure to get a Tiger away for a long time! FRIENDS AND ENEMIES Tigers, born under the third Animal sign of the Chinese Zodiac, have the ability to lift the spirits of even the most depressed or lonesome individual they meet. Because of that attitude, Tigers have no problem making new friends. Actually, a Tiger person without a friend is quite miserable and sad. Like the Dragon, the Monkey, and the Rat, Tigers are most comfortable surrounded by friends and family. As friends, Tigers are exceptionally warm and incredibly generous with their time, attention and money. Friends are always welcome in a Tiger’s home and will most often be greeted with a cup of coffee, an ear, a tissue, an open mind and an open wallet. Few friends could be as caring and affectionate, as quirky and surprising, or as genuinely interested as the Tiger. EAST MEETS WEST LIBRAN TIGER These Tigers play fair and value justice in their everyday lives. They are known to flail in their own personal decision-making efforts. Tiger Character Traits People born in the Year of the Tiger tend to have these character traits:
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Positive traits: unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous Negative traits: restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, moody

Personality Occupying the 3rd position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Tiger symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers love to be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means protecting a loved one or protecting their honor. They don’t worry about the outcome because they know they’ll always land on their feet. Don’t let their calm appearance fool you though; Tigers will pounce when they feel it’s necessary.

Born to lead, Tigers can be stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge. They have a slight tendency to be selfish but overall, Tigers are extremely generous. They’re very intelligent and they’re always on alert. Tigers are very charming and are well-liked by others. They are not motivated by money or power. Health As they do their enemies, Tigers have a tendency to pounce on their work. Afterwards, they’re left feeling exhausted. Although they’ll soon bounce right back, over time this approach can cause problems with their health. Tigers need to develop a more balanced approach to life so they can utilize their energy more efficiently. Career Tigers have a continual need to be challenged which may explain why they jump from job to job. This isn’t necessarily a problem because they’re smart and able to quickly master new subjects. The best jobs for Tigers are those that will lead them towards positions of leadership. Some suitable careers for Tigers include: advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian and chauffeur. Relationships Creative in their passion, Tigers will never bore their partners. They’re expressive, polite and trustworthy, but watch out. Tigers tend to dominate their relationships. This tendency is instinctive and when monitored closely, such behavior can be kept under control. Partners need to be equally active to keep up with the Tiger’s sense of adventure. Tigers and the 5 elements Water Tiger – Years 1902 and 1962 Water Tigers are sensitive and tranquil. They realize that other people have worthy opinions too. They’re very intuitive which makes them good at accurately judging different situations. Compatibility Tigers are compatible with a Dog and a Horse and are incompatible with a Goat and an Ox. The zodiac works on a twelve year rotation, so there are a dozen animals, each appearing once every twelve years. Next year is the Year of the Tiger. If you were born in 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 or 1998, you will be a Tiger. According to Chinese customs and traditions, people born in the Year of the Tiger have certain personality traits that set them apart from those born in other years. The way the Chinese zodiac system works is that each sign has the attributes of the animal that represents it. When you think about a tiger, the characteristics you imagine are probably fearlessness, rebelliousness, some degree of fierceness, and unpredictability. These are traits shared

by people born in the Year of the Tiger, if legend is to be believed. Tiger people are extremely loyal to their friends, families, and lovers, as well as being territorial when it comes to their homes and property. They work better as managers or lone flyers than team players, so if you know someone who hates to run with the crowd, the chances are that they're a Tiger. There are several contradictions at play as well. While Tiger people can be patient and calm, they also have the tendency to anger quickly, and can be mercurial. While they are rebellious and free, they also love the comforts of home. Quick witted they may be, but they are also notoriously slow to make decisions. Famous Tigers in showbiz are Marilyn Monroe and Tom Cruise, while ancient adventurer Marco Polo and modern American president Eisenhower were also big cats, as well as Queen Elizabeth II of England. The Tiger's Perfect Match Every Chinese zodiac sign, from the Rat to the Pig, has a variety of characteristics and traits that it bequeaths to people born under it. Whether you believe in the zodiac wholeheartedly, or are slightly sceptical, it is great fun to work out if you really do match your sign or not. But it isn't just your own zodiac animal that you should be familiar with; Zodiac experts say that if you want your relationships to be happy and fulfilling, you must study the horoscopes of your nearest and dearest and work out how you can be compatible. Since next year (2010) is the Year of the Tiger, let's see what lies in store for people born under that sign. Who will they get on best with? Whom should they avoid? Since Tiger people are strong, loyal and adventurous, it makes sense that they should be attracted to people born in the Year of the Horse. According to the laws of the zodiac, Horse people are popular, gregarious, outgoing, and independent. Equal in strength and self-sufficiency, the Tiger and the Horse have the right ingredients for a balanced friendship or relationship. However, the Horse has a weakness for the opposite sex, which loyal Tigers may find difficult in a relationship. Tigers also get on well with Dragons. The Dragon is full of energy, lively, honest, and a little crazy. This appeals to the Tiger's fascination (and mild wariness) of the avant garde, but Dragons need to be careful not to get walked all over by free-spirited Tigers, which their soft-heartedness sometimes allows.

The Dog is another good match for a Tiger. Dogs are similarly loyal and honest, making great leaders. They have the tendency to come across as emotionally cold, but this won't bother the Tiger, who can see beyond such trivialities. If there's one thing Tigers can't stand, it's too much pride. That's why they have little time for the notoriously boastful Snake, Rooster, and Monkey. Nor do Tigers approve of slyness and cunning, which makes the wily Monkey and devious snake especially unattractive to them. So keep an eye out for Tigers among your friends, family, and business associates, and see if this rings true! Chinese Tiger Idioms 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. As the third in the Chinese zodiac, the tiger is symbol that has always been salient in Chinese culture. Tigers being native to China are held dearly in the public imagination and are heavily-used symbols throughout Chinese culture. The tiger symbolizes power, wealth and reverence and is considered to be the Ruler of Beasts on Earth. Many Chinese idioms feature tigers and they always play the role of power and strength, or are used as metaphors for difficulty and strength. The following are a list of some of the most famous Chinese tiger idioms. A Goat in Tiger's Skin: yang zhi hu pi 羊质虎皮 - This idiom is said about someone who appears strong on the outside but is timid on the inside. Unable to Get off the Tiger: qihu nan xia 骑虎难下 - This is an idiom used to describe a person that is in a difficult situation. Here, the tiger is a metaphor for difficulty. The Fox Exploits the Tiger's Might: hu jia hu wei 狐假虎威 - Also known as 'basking in reflected glory', this idiom means to use one's influential connections to intimidate people. Here again, the tiger is the symbol of power. Sitting on a Hill Watching Tigers Fight: zuo shan guan hu dou 坐山观虎斗 - In this idiom, one person watches others fight from a safe distance and then reaps the benefits after the fighters have suffered. Three Men Talking Makes a Tiger: san ren cheng hu 三人成虎 - Here, the idiom means that,

when repeated over and over, a rumor is eventually taken as fact. The tiger is a metaphor for the untrue rumor, representing a negative influencing power. In all of these idioms, the tiger consistently represents something powerful and dangerous, and does not exude an altogether positive image. This is consistent with the tendency in Chinese culture to look upon tigers and something to be respected and revered, but not necessarily beloved. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are considered to be extremely brave, vivacious, competitive and extremely honest. A lucky sign, tigers are wonderful protectors and are not interested in money, though they collect financial gain naturally Personality Traits What sets the Tiger apart from the other zodiac signs is his love of competition, his fearlessness, and his bravery. Just like the majestic striped animal, Tiger people brim with confidence, selfassuredness, and intelligence. They will always rise to a challenge, and have no fear of the unknown or unpredictable situations. On the flip side, the Tiger’s strength of character can sometimes be interpreted as selfishness or stubbornness, and this isn’t too far from the truth. While they do make confident leaders and are programmed to win, their dominance in relationships and jobs can make them unpopular if they don’t learn to modify it. Having said that, once a Tiger finds a job he loves, he will excel. Tigers make great musicians, actors and writers, and many gravitate towards the advertising industry. Celebrities Famous Tigers include Agatha Christie, Demi Moore, Bill Murray, Beatrix Potter, and David Attenborough. Traits Of The Element Water Nurturing yet dangerous, vital and deadly, water is a ripe with contradiction. In moderate amounts it is a blessing, in over abundance, a curse. Water is the only element with the ability to put out fire and make things grow and thrive. Water is vital to our very survival. Without water crops wither and die and there is no food. The human body, and in fact, all life on Earth is dependant upon water. Yet, even for life, water has the potential to be deadly. Too much water in the body leads to water intoxication and even death. It is, however, a delicate balance. Too little water and all life withers and dies with the effects of the hot sun. Too much water chokes out needed oxygen and drowns. It is for this very reason the element water is represented by the color black.

Water rules intelligence and wisdom. People born under the element water are uncommonly intelligent and capable. For all their wisdom and reasoning ability, water people tend to have difficulty making and sticking to decisions. They tend to over analyze the situation and roll circumstances around in their mind, examining from all sides. This leads to an inability to make up their mind. It is said that Water rules the Excretory system and has rule over the kidneys. Those with the water element should exercise caution with all things pertaining to their kidneys. Diplomatic, and intuitive, water people are flexible. They have a special ability to go with the flow and are usually easygoing. Those with the water element make friends easily and do well in social situations. They are charming, and compassionate These traits coupled with the natural flair for communication of the water sign means those with this element are good leaders, and make good partners. The zodiac sign Tiger is a part of the Chinese Astrology which is based on the lunar calendar. In the Chinese zodiac each sign has the duration for one year. In the zodiac circle the tiger is the third year and it comes back after twelve years. As the name suggests Tigers have a magnetism which draws people towards them. They are dynamic and are always ready to take up a new project. Being energetic and hard working they always manage to succeed in the work that they begin. But if they fail it is mostly due to their impulsive nature as they plunge ahead without thinking about the consequences. It is observed that they like to work alone but for achieving the goal a constant vigilance is necessary to guide them if they take any wrong decision which may hamper the work. Tigers are very competitive and they will never pass a challenge without participating in it. They are very status conscious which makes them very vulnerable to circumstances. Tigers are fond of traveling and they do not hesitate to spend any amount of money while they are on a traveling spree. They love action and adventure so if that is included in the travel agenda they will never think twice but will immediately set out with their bags and baggage. Positive Characteristics of Tiger The personality of the Tiger is so magnetic and commanding that people are drawn towards them as soon as they come in contact with the person. This irresistible personality is due to the inborn characteristics of calmness, and the authoritative attitude which draws respect from the people. They are frank and prefer to speak openly about any matter on the face rather than talking and criticizing at the back and they expect the same attitude from others. They will not hesitate to explore something new but it should be a totally new idea and they should be the first person to do it. They are fast learners which are the gift of their intelligence combined with alertness and quick grasping power. They derive excitement and pleasure when they are offered some challenging job. This is the reason why they get bored with routine work and are always on the look out for new openings where they can do something innovative. Tigers love power and they do not hesitate to become the leader as they know it is an influential position. They have a helpful nature and will never bother about money or time when they set out to

help somebody. The animal quality of the tiger can be found in them. Just as the tiger likes to live in the clan in the same way the tiger person is happy when he is surrounded by friends. They are very energetic which is seen in all spheres of their life. Negative Characteristics of Tiger A Tiger person becomes self centered when he fails in his endeavor and develops an inflexible attitude towards all types of suggestions and advices. He can be very selfish when he is offered any challenge because at that time he will move ahead and not bother for his friends who are left behind. They are very short tempered. In this state they inflict pain on themselves. A tiger person is very stubborn. This is a characteristic of their obstinate nature for which they have to face lots of problems.

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