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Tiger Chinese Zodiac
Tigers are not interested in worldly power or money. They are fully honest about their feelings and hope for the same from others. But on the other hand they look forward to getting approval from their friends and family. Tigers are liked by all, due to their charming personality. If tigers fail in a given task or due to some reason prove to be unproductive in their personal or professional life then they tend to go into depression. But even after the worst of setbacks they know how to bounce back on their feet and take in new challenges.
Tigers are said to be lucky vivid, lively and engaging. Also Tigers are very brave and are willing to engage in any battle showing their undying courage. The Chinese say a Tiger having a Tiger in the house is the very best protection against the evils of fire, burglary. Tigers are also very competitive and they simply canít pass up a challenge, especially when honor is at stake, or they are protecting those they love.
On the outside Tigers seem to be cool, but they can pounce without a momentís notice. They are born natural leaders and have a strong sense of their own dignity. They can also be stubborn and obstinate. In positions of power they can prove to be difficult bosses. Tigers are intelligent, alert, and farsighted. They prove to be great strategists and tacticians although they often have a hidden agenda. They know how to keep their restless nature under control and their tactics usually pay off in life.
In The Element
Tiger characteristics are due to one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
The Metal Tiger 1950 And 2010
The tigers that are born in the metal element have sharpness in its action and speed in its thoughts. These Tigers are likely to stand out in the crowd. They are very assertive and competitive in their nature. They determine their goals and then do anything necessary to achieve them. One of the drawbacks is that they are very quick in jumping to conclusions or act without weighing the pros and cons.
The Water Tiger 1902 And 1962
The Tigers that are born in the water element have a soothing nature. They consider the feelings of others and take the ideas from other people, making them quite sensible and understanding. They are also born with a great intuitive power, which gives them accurate and excellent judgment. One of the drawbacks is that they can be a bit indecisive and wait and watch before taking any action.
The Wood Tiger 1914 And 1974
The Tiger that are born in the wood element are very adaptable in working with others and therefore donít show the dominating characteristics. The wood element brings stability to the Tiger, giving him warmth of character. These Tigers are not selfish and give their time and attention to anyone who needs it. They know how to control their urges and complete the work in hand. But they are a bit short tempered and their attention span is also limited.
The Fire Tiger 1926 And 1986
The Tigers who are born with fire element are eccentric and dramatic in nature, along with being highly romantic and passionate. These Tigers are outgoing and expressive and always look at the positive side of things. They make natural leaders and bring enthusiasm in any team work. They can also be funny and have a great sense of humor. These Tigers also make very powerful speakers and have the ability to persuade crowds through speech.
The Earth Tiger 1938 And 1998
The Tigers who are born in the earth element are realistic by nature. They are never carried away by their own enthusiasm and excitement and carry their tasks with complete sincerity. These Tigers take life in its stride and have the ability to focus on things for a longer period of time. The Earth Tiger needs to be careful so that he doesnít neglect the feelings of others and enjoy humor in its real sense.