The Tiger at Your Door

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. The New Year is celebrated as the Spring Festival for fifteen days commencing at the first new moon of the lunar calendar until the full moon. We welcome the Tiger February 14, 2010, the Chinese New Year.

The third sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle, Tiger is a sign of bravery. The courageous, spirited fighter is admired by the ancient Chinese as the symbol that keeps away the three main tragedies of a household – fire, thieves and ghosts.

Tigers are physically powerful, gracious, independent and brave, they are extremely bold animals. They are friendly and loving but can also be selfish and short tempered. Tigers seek attention and power; frequently they are envious in relationships. Tigers live dangerously which often leads to trouble. They are intolerant, take risks and are always searching for excitement. Tigers are also instilled with a good dose of courage.

Were you born during a Year of the Tiger?
You were if you were born in one of these years:
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, and 1998.

People born in the Year of the Tiger always take pride in being different from others, and normally demonstrate their originality best in their homes. Their homes are typically filled with beautiful, exotic or unique possessions. The cat’s eye is one of Tiger’s favorite stones, but also loves the sparkle of rubies and diamonds. Money comes in and goes out and Tigers tend to share it as well. They can be very impulsive spenders because they can always make more money.

The nature of the Chinese Zodiac animal will reflect in the year ahead. I mentioned to friends it would be a fast and furious year, and I think that is most likely the case!

We could be in for a wild ride thanks to the Tiger’s fiery instinctive courageous nature. Personally and globally we could see escalation of war, disagreements and disasters. Partnerships made during this year become riddled with fractured trust. Everything will be big and bold in the extremes of good and bad. Decisions will be dramatic and spur of the moment. We will see some hotheaded behavior and demonstrations of blindly charging ahead.

This all sounds daunting but from the fire comes ashes which revitalize the earth, which will bring new growth. See the cleansing side and cultivate the virtues of patience, kindness and peace to modify the fiery bold tendencies of the Tiger year. I suggest being prepared, welcoming what comes, using your instincts, giving and receiving, and hang on!

Happy New Year!

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