新年快乐! This is the traditional Chinese salutation given on Chinese New Year; it’s pronounced “Kung hei fat choi” and is loosely translated as “Congratulations and be prosperous”. Much like the presidency of the Council of the European Union, where every member state gets a turn on a rotating basis, every Chinese year is represented by a consecutive rotation of animals. Your personality and outlook on life are determined by the animal of the year you were born. As the Year of the Tiger arrives on Valentine’s Day, what does the year ahead mean for you?
2009 and the early part of 2010 were the Year of the Ox. This past year was characterized as slow but dependable. The world economy did not drastically expand or contract. Your love life most likely had an even feeling and tempo. Well, get ready for the feisty Tiger. Look for the world economy to see price spikes in an inflationary cycle, a boom and bust in stock and commodities speculation and the love lives of those around you turned chaotic … as will yours if you are unprepared for the flexibility that the Year of the Tiger demands.
The Tiger energy influences us all to act more independent and territorial, only working well in groups when a clearly defined role is assigned. And most importantly, perhaps above all else for the Tiger, credit for a job well done and the glory due a winning assignment; these are more important than material gain or emotional satisfaction. The Tiger is a gorgeous animal but a fierce killer. The Year of the Tiger brings out an appreciation of beauty and a respect for those who are victorious.
How to Determine Your Chinese Animal Sign
Check the corresponding years below to see what your Chinese animal sign is. Understand that the Chinese New Year corresponds with the new moon in Aquarius and begins on January 20 at the earliest and February 19 at the latest. If your birthday falls between January 1 and January 20, your Chinese animal sign is the one still in power from the year before. If you were born between January 20 and February 19, consult your psychic 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. If you were born after February 19, your Chinese animal sign corresponds with the birth year listed below.
The Year of the Tiger runs from February 14, 2010 through February 2, 2011. Just like every ruling animal sign, the Tiger is a blessing for some Chinese zodiac signs and a curse for others. Read below to see how the coming Year of the Tiger will affect you, remembering that Chinese astrology is great for predicting love, success and family relationships.
Rat ( 鼠 ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
The unpredictable Tiger is a year of trying to learn the language that your lover best speaks. This may be an actual foreign language, or a new way of discussing things that best communicates your needs.
Ox ( 牛 ) 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Finances become a pressure cooker. You might fall in love with a dreamy guy who is broke all of the time. Your money situation could end up dependent on someone that you do not like.
Tiger ( 虎 ) 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
This is your year! Success arrives because you put yourself forward, perhaps in a manner that you would have shied away from only last year. Love finds you, so don’t look for it, just be ready to accept.
Rabbit ( 兔 ) 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The Tiger is an animal that hunts Rabbits, so this is a year you will have authorities looking into your personal life. You will feel a distinct lack of privacy. Your partner might end up collaborating with these people.
Dragon ( 龍 ) 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
The Tiger brings with it an astounding popularity unmatched in the previous 11 years. You will like what this big cat brings with it as love and partnership solidify while a crowd of admirers presses forward to meet you.
Snake ( 蛇 ) 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Love will be thwarted in the Year of the Tiger as the demands of your career put pressure on partnership. Passionate moments of intimacy will be few and far between, making them hotter and more memorable!
Horse ( 馬 ) 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
The Tiger is a friend of the Horse; this year empowers you to explore new creative territory. Look for love to arrive from faraway lands and for passion to occur in your travels. Your projects involving the arts are wildly successful.
Sheep ( 羊 ) 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Passion is intense but unfocused in the Year of the Tiger. You may be spinning your wheels in a relationship that is physically satisfying but emotionally empty. Or the opposite: you may have a crush on a man with whom you could never partner up.
Monkey ( 猴 ) 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
The Year of the Tiger is your biggest test. The challenges come in the form of tension delivered by other people. While retreating is the method most take, to confront the dealings of these other folks can make you stronger.
Rooster ( 雞 ) 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Work has a way of preoccupying the Rooster when the Year of the Tiger occurs. Be quite detailed with plans for your dates and other romantic encounters, you might show up on the wrong day as the stress of work creates chaos.
Dog ( 狗 ) 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
The Dog loves the Year of the Tiger. There is harmony and beauty surrounding you, but you might want to make some of it permanent as it could disappear after the Tiger leaves in early 2011. Can you get a commitment out of a lover?
Pig ( 豬 ) 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Issues surrounding where to stay grounded appear in the Year of the Tiger. Your hectic schedule around the house means that you might not have time for a romantic partner who is making himself available.