Year of the Tiger: 2020 Horoscope (Zodiac Tiger Fortune & Personality)

The Tiger is third in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to one folktale, the Jade Emperor decided that the order of the animals would be determined according to the order by which they arrived at his party. The Ox was tricked into giving the Rat a ride. Just as they both arrived at the door, the Rat jumped ahead and finished first. The Ox settled for a close second and the Tiger followed soon after.

a tiger soaking in water during daytime

The Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) yín (寅) and the hours 03:00-05:00 in the morning. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Tiger is yang. Tigers are revered in Chinese culture as guardians of children. Infants used to be bathed in water boiled with tiger bones to ward off diseases and evil spirits.

Tigers are brave and dynamic people who never back down from challenges in life.

Along with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. The Earthly Branch of the Tiger is associated with wood, but its years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng). Recent years of the Tiger include: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.


Personality and traits

Tigers are known to be kind and generous. They enjoy jazz music and other things that call for creativity. Tigers are highly energetic and rarely get tired but sometimes they get out of hand and make brash decisions. Regardless of how many obstacles they face, tigers will never back down.

Metal1950, 2010These Tigers place high importance on their families. They also have prosperous careers but should always be wary about being overconfident. If they stay patient and tolerant, their lives should be easygoing.
Water1962, 2022These Tigers are always determined to go after what they desire. However, they are not advised to marry early. They face difficulties early on but become full of fortune in the middle stages of their lives.
Wood1974, 2034These Tigers are sincere and don’t have much to be concerned about. Their descendants are going to be achievers.
Fire1926, 1986These Tigers enjoy learning new things. They encounter numerous supportive and helpful people throughout their lives.
Earth1938, 1998These Tigers are incredibly smart and attract good opportunities. However, they often go to extremes and swing from coldness to warm enthusiasm fast.

Men born in the year of the Tiger have bold and courageous spirits. They love taking risks. At work, they are aggressive and express themselves freely. However, they sometimes struggle to connect with others because of their confidence. They are optimistic and have high beauty standards but they lack romance and may end up with an unhappy family.

Women born in the year of the Tiger are enchanting. They like to express themselves freely through fashion. Like a cat, they are lively and friendly but their claws stay sharp just in case. They are smart, patient, and can act well in any environment. They make for great mothers as they grant their children freedom.

Tiger compatibility

Most compatible with Tiger: Pig, Horse, and Dog

  • Tigers go along well with Pigs as they value each other and are willing to make sacrifices for each other when needed. Although they have different personalities, their similar goals in life make up for their disagreements.
  • Horses have the ability to attract the attention of Tigers and they mutually respect each other.
  • Tigers are comfortable opening up to Dogs while motivating them to go after their goals in life.

Least compatible with Tiger: Monkey and Snake

  • The personalities of Tigers and Monkeys don’t match well as they have different desires. Their relationship can only be full of arguments.
  • Tigers and Snakes struggle to understand each other. Their relationship is shadowed by doubt and coldness.

Lucky things for Tigers

  • Colors: grey, blue, white, orange
  • Numbers: 1,3 and 4
  • Accessories/Ornaments: anything brown
  • Auspicious directions: south, east, southeast

Unlucky things

  • Colors: gold, silver, brown, black
  • Unlucky numbers: 6,7 and 8
  • Unlucky direction: northwest

Careers fit for Tigers

Tigers are born leaders. They do not like performing the same tasks every day. They are capable of diligence but it takes a job that makes proper use of their skills.

Tigers don’t see work as merely as a means to earn money. They see it as part of their lives. A high ranking leadership or management position best suits them.

However, Tigers have the tendency to be both suspicious and naive. They sometimes make bad decisions out of losing their temper and lose the respect of others as a result. To be effective leaders, Tigers must remember to listen to coworkers and to think things through before acting.

Health and lifestyle

Tigers are generally picky when it comes to food. They have a soft spot for sweets which could later become a cause for concern and result in diabetes or dental problems.

Tigers must also remember to take needed rests and sleep. They may also develop anxiety because of their stressful careers and its common for them to suffer insomnia.

Tigers in the Year of the Rat (2020)

The year of the Rat might not be as good as the previous year for Tigers, but it may still be a satisfying and stable year. They just have to stay calm and take good care of themselves. The pace of the year may be a bit too speedy for Tigers. They have to act fast when opportunities present themselves.


The love horoscope for Tigers in 2020 predicts that their luck on romance is mediocre. Peach blossom luck is not particularly strong for Tigers which means those who are single may run into some trouble while seeking potential partners. Although they are not likely to meet their life companion yet, they will still meet different people and make new friends.

Tigers who are married or currently in a relationship have to straighten out issues as soon as possible. Ignoring relationship problems may be a prelude to much bigger trouble in the future. The lucky months for love are June, September, and October, while the unlucky months are January, February, and April.


The financial outlook of Tigers will also be average in 2020, especially for those with a stable salary. On the other hand, those who are working for a commission, such as freelancers or consultants, will have increased income.

Although their revenue will generally increase from the previous year, Tigers have to be mindful of their expenses and learn to save money. Tigers who are seasoned investors can use a portion of their money to invest in a new venture. The lucky months for finance are March, September, and October, while the unlucky months are January, April, July, August, and November.


Things will be going well for the careers of Tigers in 2020. As a matter of fact, they have high chances of getting a raise in salary or a promotion if they work hard enough for it and learn to be a team player.

It will be a smooth and steady year for Tigers as long as they show effort and determination. Lucky months for a career are March, June, September, and October, while unlucky months are February, April, July, August, and November.


Tigers will have minor issues when it comes to their health in 2020. They will catch common diseases such as colds, flu, and stomach aches. They also need to be cautious about Sinusitis and Arthritis.

In general, Tigers should be fine if they eat well, sleep well, and exercise regularly but they should be extra cautious in the months of January, April, July, and December. Tigers should also pay close attention to the health of their families, especially the senior members during the months of May and August.

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