Love Advice for the Tiger Woman

Keen Category: Astrology Advice

Illustration of a woman with a tiger tattoo

In the Chinese zodiac, a woman born in the Year of the Tiger is independent, solicitous and a born leader. She seeks a partner who equally matches her strong qualities, yet still respects her need for freedom and autonomy. The Tigress likes to be in control, and her sex life requires a mutually stimulating and exciting partner in order to keep her feeling excited and interested. A timid prey is not inviting enough for her to pursue, as she enjoys the challenge of the hunt as much as the spoils of the victory. Since she possesses such magnetic qualities, she is capable of having a good rapport with every sign of the zodiac, but only a few will stand the test of time.

The Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac is based on the lunar calendar year, and can begin any time between mid-January to mid-February. A different animal represents each year in the zodiac, twelve animals in all. It is believed that each person born of a certain year takes on the traits and characteristics of the animal representing that year. The Year of the Tiger represents a time of strength, change, passion and independence, and everyone, no matter their sign, can feel the heat, both outside of and in the bedroom.

In Chinese astrology there are five elements or traits. These elements are Water, Earth, Fire, Wood and Metal and are similar to the four elements in western astrology which are Water, Earth, Fire, and Air. Each element represents yet another layer of what goes into creating a unique "you" and the unique personality you possess based on the year in which you were born. While all Tigers possess similarities in personality, the elements further define them, meaning a Metal Tiger may have a slightly different approach to life than a Water Tiger or a Wood Tiger.

Metal Tigers are assertive and competitive; Water Tigers are intuitive and sensitive; Wood Tigers are giving and compassionate; Fire Tigers always look on the bright side and also make great leaders; and Earth Tigers are pensive, focused and diplomatic in their thinking, studying every angle before deciding to pounce. Some of the traits they have in common include personal magnetism and a seductive nature. All Tigers desire a relationship that affords them freedom of thought and action, while also giving them a sense of security. No Tiger is ever happy when being told what to do and when to do it.

Along with animal signs and their elements, there are also trines, sets of three animal signs that show promise of being potential soulmates. For the Tiger, the Horse and the Dog are her best bets for mutually fulfilling partnerships in friendships, romance and even business. To find your personal animal symbol, element and trine or to find out if love is in your future and with whom you're best suited, seeking the guidance of a trained and gifted psychic and/or astrologer is a good place to start. They can give you insight into the many things that go into your personal makeup, and give you the tools to navigate and negotiate life's inevitable cycles.

Read on to see how the Tiger Woman matches up in general to the other animals of the Chinese zodiac:

  • Rat ( 鼠 ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

    Both vying to be the center of attention makes this pair almost too alike for their liking. Oh, they'll simply lust for one another, and their relationship may take off like a rocket ship, but it's keeping it in constant orbit that may be the challenge.

  • Ox ( 牛 ) 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

    The relaxed and reliable Ox is not the best match for the aggressive, adventurous Tiger. When the Tigress scratches the Ox's back, she'll want a more passionate response than she's likely to get from the Ox.

  • Tiger ( 虎 ) 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

    Both magnetic personalities, two Tigers will be automatically drawn to one another. Battles will ensue though as both Tigers fight to be the one in charge, and neither will want to lose. Neither wants to argue, but a catfight is probably inevitable. Read more about love with a Tiger man.

  • Rabbit ( 兔 ) 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

    They share passion and compassion but Tiger's need for freedom clashes with Rabbit's need to always know where he stands with her. Rabbit is eager to please and this appeals to Tiger's sexy side, but if the bunny follows too closely underfoot, the cat may turn and run.

  • Dragon ( 龍 ) 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

    This pair definitely has the stamina to keep up with one another. But Dragon's need to control everything and everyone will dampen the Tiger's need to feel free even within a relationship. The Dragon finds the Tiger to be a challenge but will have to learn to let go if he wants to get closer.

  • Snake ( 蛇 ) 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

    Initially, these two will be attracted to one another as it's almost impossible to deny the Tiger's magnetism or the Snake's charming ways. Beyond that initial spark though, there's not much here for either of them.

  • Horse ( 馬 ) 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

    Along with the Dog, these three make up a trine, which gives them an instant rapport. There is soulmate connectivity between the Horse and Tiger. Together they thrive on each other's energy as they are both upbeat, optimistic and love life, and when they're together as lovers, friends or even business partners, they're unstoppable. Neither feels the need to battle for top position. Altogether a smooth sailing and fun-loving relationship.

  • Sheep ( 羊 ) 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

    They share a unique appreciation for things that are different or exotic, but eventually the Sheep's creative side will feel stifled by the Tiger's need to be in charge, and the Tiger can't abide with the Sheep's constant need for reassurance.

  • Monkey ( 猴 ) 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

    Independent Tigress is not afraid of turning and running from a relationship she views as clingy, and though that will never be the problem with her and Monkey Man, they spend so much time independent of each other, they may never really bond beyond the bedroom.

  • Rooster ( 雞 ) 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

    The Rooster, always striving for perfection, will ruffle the independent Tiger's fur with suggestions on improving their relationship. Run, Tigress, run.

  • Dog ( 狗 ) 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

    Again, this pair is part of the elemental trine that soulmates are made of. Though the Tigress thrives on her independence, she also desires trust and security in love. The Dog gives this to her and the Tigress reciprocates by making the Dog feel safe and wanted, making them both very happy.

  • Pig ( 豬 ) 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

    The Tigress's might grow tired of the Pig's need for constant reassurance. Still, love could win out with a little flexibility on both sides.

What does the Chinese zodiac tell about your future? Remember, for the most in-depth and accurate information concerning your own personal chart, it's always best to consult the experts. Have a gifted psychic help you find the road to your dating destiny.