Chinese Zodiac Tiger


The Tiger is the third in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch Yin which is associated with the 1st month and among the hours of 3 A.M. and 5 A.M.


The Chinese has a saying that the tiger lives in the forest, a thousand miles from town. Likewise the Tiger likes to be independent and always on the move. They are good natural leaders, optimistic with a strong will to win and a positive attitude to life. They are big picture people and do not argue over minor matters.

The Tiger likes challenges and have the intelligence to deal wisely with them. They can grasp every auspicious opportunity and challenge and can bounce readily from failure.

On the minus side, Tigers tend to be suspicious, cautious, selfish and critical. They can be obstinate, often reject others’ opinion and rarely obey orders.
They are also proud and very afraid of losing face!

Many people respect the Tiger for their intelligence, caution and courage but not necessarily always like them!

Although the tiger is an emotional character, they can approach relationships carelessly, in haste and can be inconsiderate. Their speech often does not reflect their emotion. They are also easily bored and can wander from one partner to the next.


The Tiger is more compatible with the Horse, Dog and Pig and less compatible with the Monkey.

Suitable Career

They are suited to a career as a soldier, policemen, politician, businessman or explorer.

Practical Advice

The Tiger will benefit by giving more respect to superiors and elders. They should approach others with sincerity and honesty and by kind and warm hearted with friends.

The Tiger should work diligently and all the while keeping their feet firmly on the ground. They should also be more open to others’ opinion, be more flexible and less obstinate.

They should also not push themselves too far too fast. Learn from mistakes and do not give up hope.

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