Chinese New Year 2022: What Does The Water Tiger Symbolize?
On February 1, 2022, the Chinese New Year is celebrated in several Asian countries, also called Lunar New Year. So today is the beginning of the year of the Water Tiger. But do you know what this Chinese astrological sign symbolizes? We suggest you to know more about this sign and its influence on the year to come.
What is the sign of the year 2022?
According to Chinese astrology, the year 2022 is placed under the sign of the Water Tiger.
Indeed, in Chinese astrology, each new year is associated with one of the 12 signs of the zodiac and one of the following five elements: Water, Fire, Metal, Wood and Earth.
The 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac are represented by animals and return cyclically every 12 years: the rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
In 2022, the Tiger sign is associated with the Water element, making it wiser and less reckless.
This year of the Tiger will end on January 22, 2023 to make way for a year 2023 under the sign of the Water Hare.
What does this astrological sign symbolize?
After a year 2021 placed under the sign of the Ox (or Buffalo) of Metal, the year 2022 will be influenced by the sign of the Tiger and the Water element.
This animal symbolizes independence, strength and courage. People born under the sign of the Tiger (i.e. 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 or 1938) are charismatic, outspoken, intuitive and very family oriented.
They act cautiously but do not flinch, even in difficult circumstances.
Among the personalities born under this sign, we find for example Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio or Queen Elizabeth II of England.
What will be its influence on your astrological sign?
If you are Tiger, the year 2022 will be yours. The coming months will be cloudless both in your married life and on the side of your health. You will be in good shape as you adopt a healthy lifestyle and see your projects crowned with success.
For some signs like the Rabbit, Goat and Monkey, the year 2022 will be the year of newness. You will make a fresh start or make big changes in your life.
The natives of the Dog, Horse and Rooster sign will take advantage of this year to change their situation or environment and step out of their comfort zone. They will find the courage to take the plunge and make big decisions.
For the Pig, Dragon and Snake signs, 2022 will be a year of love. If you're single, this could be the year you meet someone new.
On the other hand, for the natives of the Rat sign, obstacles could stand in your way during the next few months and for the natives of the Buffalo, the year 2022 promises to be rich in emotions. You will have to be bold (like the Tiger), but also careful and not give in to impulsiveness.
How is the New Year celebrated?
As a reminder, Chinese new year is the first day of the first Chinese calendar month based on the Moon.
The precise date of the New Year changes each year but is always between January 21 and February 20.
Unlike the Western New Year, which celebrates the passage of the new year for only one day, Chinese New Year festivities last for 15 days and end with a lantern festival.