Year of the Tiger

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According to Chinese Astrology, each year corresponds to one of twelve animals  (Rat. Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig) and this cycle repeats every twelve years. The Chinese base their New Year celebration on the lunar calendar instead of the solar one that is used in the east. Therefore, people who follow the solar calendar always celebrate New Year on January 1st. But the Chinese New Year depends on the moon.  Usually it is celebrated in February, but the exact date does vary from year to year depending on the phases of the moon’s cycle. This year it happens to be on February 1st. 

The most recent Tiger Years are 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022 and so this year, of 2022, is The Year of the Tiger.

Tigers are known to be brave, to value their independence and to have a strong sense of justice. Sometimes they can be silent but deadly.  

Tiger has very powerful energy and so in a Tiger year we can expect volatility in our relationships.  Of course, we can also expect to find our inner strength and, like Tiger, find ourselves standing our ground and even seeing off those who do not respect or play fair with us.

Tiger energy is also good for learning, for travel and for education. This could involve undertaking a new training which could link to travel with your job or even a change of job.  

This is naturally a perfect year for Tiger people to engage on a deeper journey of personal and spiritual development. This is always the case for the animal celebrating its own Chinese Year 

According to the Chinese horoscope, 2022 is the year of water Tiger, which would suggest a year of all types of extremes. Chinese zodiac animal signs are grouped in six pairs according to the balance between yin and yang. Each of these groupings is associated with one of six destiny aspects known as Houses. These Houses influence the overall characteristics of the time period in which the animal sign rules.

The second House is the House of expansion, which is associated with the Tiger and the Rabbit (sometimes known as Cat). In the year of the Tiger there is likely to be expansion through aggression and conflict in the world and in the year of the Rabbit there will be expansion through diplomacy and talks usually to repair the damage caused by the Tiger’s aggression.    

In life and love, the Tiger is the epitome of grandness. Tiger is a loyal and fierce protector of those he loves or who may be entrusted into his care. Tiger is a leader, logical and determined and successful in helping others to become the best versions of themselves they can be. 

The animal energy of the year affects everyone. In this Year of the Tiger, 2022, many people will develop strong self-confidence and overcome fear which may have been gripping them. They will find themselves easily overcoming even deeply ingrained fears and taking risks they never thought possible. 

Because 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger, there will be abundance available and coming to those who trust. Water amplifies the vital force, health and the very essence of the Tiger spirit. However, Water Tiger is discreet and does not like to stand out.  Instead, it always trusts its instincts. 

Under the influence of Tiger energy, we can all take risks with the confidence that we won’t fail and that, in fact, both romantically and financially, success is assured. 

It is a known fact that first impressions count so grab the opportunity to engage with Tiger’s enthusiasm or miss out, for the water Tiger has webbed feet that enable him to ride the rapids and negotiate the challenges with no time to spare for looking back or to pick up straddlers.

Tiger energy means that this is a year of opportunities coming your way and you really mustn’t miss them. Tigers do not procrastinate nor do they suffer fools gladly. Remember that opportunities rarely present themselves twice.

Tiger represents the direction of Northeast and the month of February and both of these aspects support new beginnings. The northeast is where the sun begins its journey of the new day and although it is not yet showing above the horizon the adventure of the new day has begun.

The month of February marks the beginning of spring in the Chinese calendar and is also the month of the Tiger, bringing a double impact of the Tigers energy with which to launch our intentions for the coming Year.

The northeast is where the leader of the year sits thus highlighting the importance of respecting this area of your property. To block the northeast with heavy furniture or a cluttered garage, for example, will be to prevent your projects taking off. Construction and buildings extensions in the northeast also need careful consideration for to break the ground and disturb the leader is to curtail any progress the project may have made. The best policy is to keep the area light and bright, well maintained and fit for a king.

Tiger energy is awesome and I think all of us can recognise just how much the world needs it right now. So, go forth and enjoy the year and the new and exciting things it brings you, not least of all the more confident, capable and prosperous you!   

Kate Mchardy MA(Hons) PGCE MSPH Spiritual coach, teacher and healer. katemch@gmail.com / Tel: +44 7712889534. Facebook: The University of Light Group / Readings at The University of Light (@tarotangelspiritreadings). 

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