Year of the Tiger

Mystic Michelle Online Journal

2022 Year of the Tiger began on February 1st 2022

The Second new moon after the winter solstice marks the Lunar New Year, Losar (Tibetan Buddhism) and the Chinese New Year. and the third sign of the Chinese Zodiac belongs to the magnificent Tiger.

Each year is attributed to one of the 5 Chinese elements - 2022 is a Water Year The last two years (rat & Ox) have both been Metal Years, the overall vibe has been very serious, sharp and focused. Water being the element of 2022 bring a change of tide, with attention turning towards the emotional and subconscious realms.

Expect heightened self esteem, increased passion & confidence. This will be a year of surprise, passionate opportunities, new adventures, growth & learning.

The tiger also points us towards the importance of the moon cycles during 2022! Sync into the cyclical connection with the waters!

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2022 will be a powerful and active year, it is a good year to be bold. Tigers are protective and territorial and are known in China for exorcising evils. A water Tiger year occurs ever 60 years, making it a good omen for romance, love, connections, and friendships.

If you were born after February 1st in 2022, or the years 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926 your Chinese zodiac sign is a tiger. These magnetic people embrace the positivity around them, and seem extra lucky because of this. They are natural leaders, who are very loving, and full of power and potential. These people are often dubbed unpredictable. Tigers live very adventurous lives filled with many passions and much unpredictability. 

Tigers (Panthera tigris) are the largest living cat species  weighing around 220 - 660 pounds. There are two species of tiger: (Panthera tigris tigris) which includes the Bengal, Siberian, South China, Indochinese, Malayan and the extinct Caspian tiger, and the second species (Panthera tigris sondaica) includes the Sumatran tiger or island tiger and the extinct Javan and Bali tiger.

Preferred Habitat are tropical rain forests, evergreen forests, temperate forests, mangrove swamps, grasslands, and savannas. Today there are more tigers in captivity than the wild, with some species only surviving in captivity. They are endangered because of mans unbalanced relationship with the tiger (poaching & loss of habitat)  and sadly there are less than 3,000 wild tigers today.

All species of tiger are endangered, especially the tigers who prefer to live in colder climates. 

Tigers enjoy water more than any other cat. They make very caring mothers. Tigers have large territories, and travel far an wide during their lifespans. Nocturnal hunters, they rely heavily on sight and sound to hunt, moving slowly and silently; their favorite prey is the wild boar.

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Sensuality will be increased this year as physical touch becomes prioritized.

Feline energy is quite common, recognized in the form of our house cats. Pet cats sort of domesticated themselves to form this symbiotic relationship we have with them today

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Tiger's are a popular symbol of luck, courage and protection in China and Korea.

The Tiger is sacred to the Hindu Goddess Kali & the Greek God Dionysus.

These beautiful and elusive cats insure we have the strength and guile to fight our way out of any darkness and achieve personal success that ripple out to global successes!

Want to read more about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac? Check out the posts from the Year of the Ox and Year of the Rat.