What the Year of the Tiger will bring


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This year’s Lunar New Year is on Tuesday, Feb. 1, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

Now that the new year is here, it is also time to welcome the Year of the Tiger in 2022. The Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Lunar New Year, is on Tuesday, Feb. 1, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

What exactly is in store for the Year of the Tiger? While it may be hard to hear, this year will be about making big changes. There have already been a lot of changes these last few years, but this year will focus more so on risk-taking and adventure. Changes can occur in several different parts of life, including career and romance. However, the Chinese zodiac warns to be careful and not get ahead of yourself.

The Chinese zodiac also cycles through five elemental types—fire, earth, metal, water and wood. On top of it being the Year of the Tiger, it is also the Year of the Water Tiger, which last occurred in 1962.

Water years are more impactful on emotions compared to any of the other elements. Overall, 2022 is a year for making big, emotional changes, whether that be in personal relationships or in society as a whole.

Unfortunately, those born during a Year of the Tiger are particularly unlucky this year. A zodiac sign’s year is traditionally the most unlucky in Chinese astrology. However, tigers can overcome this precedent and accomplish great things.

There are certain symbols that are favorable for each sign in the Chinese zodiac and can potentially bring them luck. For the Year of the Tiger, the lucky colors are blue and green; the lucky numbers are 1, 3 and 7; the lucky flower is the plum blossom, and the lucky direction is north.