What are babies born in the Year of the Tiger like?

We have started 2022, which, according to the Chinese horoscope, will be a year of rebirth and a lot of movement. So, if your little one is about to be born or you plan to order one to the stork, you will be interested to know what babies born in the year of the tiger are like.

Although this feline is always associated with being wild and ferocious, the tiger is considered to be the noblest animal in the jungle by Chinese culture; it is a symbol of strength, of an end to evil and it personifies courage.

These tiger characteristics can be displayed by your baby if he is born in 2022

Brave and strong

People born under this zodiac sign are attributed the qualities of this feline, so if your little one is born during 2022, he will be brave and active, with an interest in challenges as well as adventures.

Chinese astrology

According to Chinese astrology, those born in the year of the tiger are kind, benevolent, and imaginative; their energy is inexhaustible, they rarely feel tired; therefore, they are difficult to control.

Tigers never give up

They are brave regardless of the difficulties that come their way, they will not give up. They are not afraid to express themselves and can be aggressive at work. Sometimes their confidence makes it hard to connect with others, so they need to open up a bit.

Because children born under this zodiac sign are usually very active and restless, as well as taking a leadership attitude, it is not easy for them to make friends.

They tend to be reserved, they do not let people get close to them.

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Origin of Chinese horoscopes

Legend has it that Buddha, on his deathbed, called all the animals on earth to leave testimony of his last wish, and there were twelve animals that came up, in the following order:

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

In gratitude, Buddha turned these animals into the twelve zodiacal signs, assigning that each of them would rule for one year and influence the personality of those born into it.

Lunar year

The Chinese calendar is based on the lunar year, unlike the Western calendar, which is solar, meaning that the New Year celebrations in both cultures do not agree with respect to dates.

A lunar year is usually shorter than the solar year and is made up of 12 months of 29 and a half days each. Therefore, on February 14 the Year of the Ox ends and the Year of the Tiger begins.

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Am I a tiger?

Although the correspondence between the years of the Chinese and Western calendar is not entirely exact, approximately, those who were born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010 are people born under the sign of the Tiger.

Translated by: Ligia M. Oliver Manrique de LAra

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