Finally bidding goodbye to the Ox, we now welcome the Lunar New Year with hopes of new beginnings and aspirations after everything that we’ve been through for the past year. February 1, 2022, opens the “Year of Thundering Water Tiger,” as feng shui experts call it – a year that only occurs every sixty years.
Known as the king of all beasts in China, the symbolism of the water tiger has had various interpretations based on traditions, communal practices, and personal beliefs. Despite these differences, as the tiger is known to expel all evil in mythologies, many experts believe that this Chinese zodiac represents power, courage, strength, and leadership.
While the tiger may often get associated with destruction because of the sense of fear it brings, the co-author of “The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes,” Laura Lau, says that it may be less aggressive as its element – water – is more of the open-minded type. In fact, this year is expected to potentially bring courage, abundance, and good health and wellbeing to many individuals.
Particularly, feng shui expert Patrick Lim Fernandez shares that with the strong and aggressive characteristics of the water tiger, this may cascade into relationships, health, and finances. With this, the year of the tiger is sighted as the perfect time to take risks and work smarter.
Chinese Zodiac Sign: What to Expect in the Year of the Water Tiger?
So, what waits for you in this year of the water tiger? Here we have some interpretations made by geomancy experts for each Chinese zodiac based on the positions of the stars.
- Year of the Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Compared to the previous year, this would be a better year for those who were born in the year of the rat. A number of opportunities are set to come in, including finances, relationships, and professional growth. If luck plays on your side, you may even find the love of your life. Sure, there will be obstacles along the way – that’s why you have to stay motivated and surround yourself with people who will always be there to support you.
- Year of the Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
The long wait is over, with hard work and perseverance, you may finally be able to overcome the challenges you have been struggling with. Pun intended; this may also be an ox-cellent year to fall in love. If you are currently in a relationship, you may also consider settling down this year.
- Year of the Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
As this is your year, except for a lot of changes that would happen in your life. Fret not; more opportunities will be made open towards your way. With determination, you may be able to find better working opportunities – or a possible promotion. Don’t be complacent, though. Continue giving your best and channel your energy into doing productive things at home and with people who keep calm and at ease.
- Year of the Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
The stars are actually shining bright on your path this year. So go all out at work and start making big plans! If you are not in a relationship, there’s a big chance that you will find someone this year who can change the course of your love life. Still practicing the safety protocols, you may also consider going to events to socialize and meet people who may help with your career and with the romantic aspect of your life. But don’t easily get fooled with your emotions. Make sure to make amends with your heart and mind before you make any serious decisions and commitments.
- Year of the Dragon (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
The year 2022 will make the best out of you. A number of changes will happen this year, but you will eventually overcome them. Just don’t hesitate to entertain those ideas that you have been long hovering around your head and surround yourself with people who will always be there to support you. Also, make sure to look after your finances. While there will be enough money flowing in, you have to check your expenditures as well. With all the things happening around your, don’t forget to always look at the brighter side and don’t let the stress cave in.
- Year of the Snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Seems like you’re in great favors this year! Aside from financial opportunities, there’s a possibility that you’ll finally get into a serious relationship. Nonetheless, make sure that you take the time to think things over. Do not be rash in your decisions. Also, take some time to look after yourself. Finally, remember that health is still wealth.
- Year of the Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
Such a new year indeed! This year would be an excellent one for you. You and your loved ones will celebrate another milestone this year. If you’re into business, you can expect a smooth operation throughout the year. However, do take precautions with whom you are going to trust your procedures. Also, with all the wonderful opportunities made open for you this year, don’t forget to take care of your health as well. Finally, don’t easily succumb to stress and be more mindful of your words and actions to avoid conflict and fatigue.
- Year of the Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
If you’re thinking of trying out new things, this year may be the best year to do it. A lot of events will happen in your life, among your family members and your group of friends. Be ready to take good risks as this may be a year that will keep your finances steady. Nonetheless, make sure to pay attention to your expenditures and your body’s needs too. With all the abundance coming along your way, don’t forget to extend a helping hand to those who are in need. Also, if you are single, there’s a big chance that you’ll meet good potential partners as well.
- Year of the Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1978, 1992, 2004)
The year of the water tiger may come a little challenging for you, but, of course, with perseverance and the right mindset, there’s nothing that can ever falter you. Be more open to changes and in taking risks. Possibilities of getting another stream of income, changing of residences, and love coming along your way is high – if you will step out of your comfort zone. Don’t forget to always stay cautious with whatever you will do.
- Year of the Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
Guess what, after everything you’ve been through last year, guess this would be such a great year for you! Yes, the year 2022 will bring great opportunities to make better your income stream and get into a serious relationship. So keep up the good work-life balance and stay healthy inside and out!
- Year of the Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1994, 2006)
With all the experiences and realizations you had because of the pandemic, this year may probably be the best year to put into application everything you’ve learned about life. You’ll have more chances of elevating your living standards and hanging out with friends once health and travel restrictions are eased. There will be a few challenges at your workplace. Make sure to weigh things first before making final decisions.
- Year of the Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
The year 2022 is generally a good year for those born in the year of the pig. You will be more driven to perform outstandingly at work or in your studies. You may not have much luck finding the love of your life this year, but you will get closer with your friends and your community. Finances will get stable this year – but make sure to be wise with where you invest and spend your money.
To get more insights on what the Year of the Water Tiger could bring you, learn as well what your astrological signs are telling about you! Note that these interpretations are here to guide you. Your fate still lies in your hand. Happy Chinese New Year!