Will You Find Love with a Tiger?

A shirtless man with a tiger tattoo held from behind by a woman

Valentine’s Day doubles as Chinese New Year this year, ushering in the Year of the Tiger. When the Tiger rules the Chinese calendar, people born under the Tiger will seem much more desirable and be able to more easily seduce the ones they want. People will be mysteriously drawn to them and approach with passion and seduction in mind. Consequently, there is a strong likelihood that if you are single, your attraction to a Tiger could become a central theme this year. Should you find yourself under a Tiger’s spell, know that the Tiger is an intelligent sign of the Chinese zodiac. The hatred of ambiguity is a function of the Tiger’s sharp mind, always seeking to finish each mental puzzle that life may offer.

How will the two of you get along? Chinese astrology offers an accurate analysis of love & sexual compatibility but is also great for predicting details about fertility, success and family relationships. If you are ready to meet a Tiger, an astrological analysis can look into the daily ritual you two will share years from now.

The Year of the Tiger runs from February 14, 2010 through February 2, 2011. Find out your Chinese animal sign and get an idea of what your love compatibility with a Tiger might be like. As with any astrological advice, the insights below are general guidelines. If you are serious about finding out your compatibility with the Tiger in your life, you should contact a Chinese astrologer for a personalized love compatibility reading.

How To Determine Your Chinese Animal Sign

Unlike Western astrology, where your sign is determined by the month and day you were born, your sign under Chinese astrology is based on your birth year. Find your birth year below to see what your Chinese animal sign is. Keep in mind that the Chinese New Year correlates with the New Moon in Aquarius, beginning as early as January 20 and as late as February 19. Given Aquarius’s lunar requirement, determining your Chinese animal sign isn’t as straightforward as just using your birth year:

  • If your birthday falls between January 1 and January 20, your Chinese animal sign is the one that was ruling the year before.
  • If you were born between January 20 and February 19, you need to find out if you were born before or after the New Moon in Aquarius in your birth year in order to determine your Chinese animal sign – born before the New Moon, your sign is the same as the previous year’s; born after the New Moon, your sign is as listed in your birth year below.
  • If you were born after February 19, your Chinese animal sign corresponds with the birth year listed below.
  • Rat ( 鼠 ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

    You two have much to discuss. There are so many agreements between you two. Even when you disagree, fascinating ideas are exchanged!
    Fertility: This union creates a family of at least three children. Buy a big house with the money you get as a wedding present.

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

    The Tiger will not be the best companion, as your finances will be under constant scrutiny. Either he wants to spend your money or critiques how you spend it.
    Fertility: One child early in the relationship and one child later on if you two are together that long.

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

    Two Tigers could be a dance of destiny. If you two have well-defined roles within the relationship, this is a great combination. Read more love advice for the Tiger woman.
    Fertility: Two Tigers have much activity in the world with which to concern themselves. Look for only one (very spoiled) child from this union.

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

    The Tiger is off in his own world and you in yours. You two work on projects well when brought together through chance but go your separate ways amicably when it is over.
    Fertility: This is the partnership with a Tiger that specializes in unplanned pregnancies, so just when you are potty training your fourth child, watch out …

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

    A Tiger will treat his lovely little Dragon with great affection and be excited about becoming a part of your social circle.
    Fertility: This partnering creates a social response, so if your friends and colleagues are having multiple births, you two are likely to meet the local average.

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

    The tension between a Snake and Tiger is not something to downplay. You two have different worldviews that bring out the worst by being from different cultural backgrounds.
    Fertility: This is a weak possibility for children as the two of you struggle just to find mutual understanding. If other factors indicate true love, one or two brilliant children will be in the future, but they will be a handful!

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

    The Tiger is your friend and he treats you dearly. Passion can come from this friendship as a natural evolution and does not ruin everything.
    Fertility: Three children who receive much love and affection and make their parents proud.

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

    The two of you have little to talk about but may still collaborate on a project. You must be clear about who is involved in what aspects of a partnership.
    Fertility: The likelihood that one or both of you have an affair at some point in this relationship makes the discussion of fertility a touchy subject. Children born out of wedlock to other partners are common.

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

    The Tiger is your nemesis, your maddening muse, an influential person in your life but not one you can ever come to peace with. Many will speak with awe about the night they witnessed you two get into a disagreement.
    Fertility: The tension between you two creates a truly golden child, a blessing and a challenge to you both. Your golden child will, through the years, be a reminder of everything you loved about your Tiger man, as well as the things about him that made you question why you ever got together with him.

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

    You might work with a Tiger and there could be a casual flirtation, but the Rooster is more interested in people the Tiger knows. A seduction here on your part is just your way to get entr�e into the Tiger’s social circle.
    Fertility: Your calculations about having a Tiger’s children will include what advantage they give you in life. If it binds you two closer together and this means a deeper entwining with his material success, you will give him all the children he wants.

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

    The Tiger and you share much in common in your backgrounds, but you will grow apart as your interests in life follow different paths. You remain casual friends but any love interaction will be fleeting.
    Fertility: All of your children will come early in your relationship. This is the zodiac combination most likely to produce twins or triplets of any partnering involving a Tiger man.

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

    The Tiger brings scandal and gossip into your life. You will not like the results and yet, you will come to long for the drama and excitement that the Tiger brings your life. This relationship can become codependent if you two are not careful.
    Fertility: This is a fertile combination. If your Tiger man has children in another relationship, do not be so sure he is through reproducing. The Pig brings out his ego manifested as pure machismo.

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