What does the Year of the Water Tigers mean?
From this February 1, China celebrates the entrance of the Lunar New Year. Each year is named after one of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac, in a repeating cycle. This 2022, it corresponds to welcome the year of the Tiger, this being the third animal of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs.
Tigers have a very special place in Chinese culture, given that China has been the home and origin of many different species. The tiger is considered the king of all animals in Chinese mythology and culture, and as a Zodiac sign, it symbolises power, courage, confidence, leadership and strength, it’s also known to be an animal that expels all evil. Because of this, there is often a sense of fear around the tiger, and it can be associated with destruction, however, that it’s also associated with good luck, bravery, and good health and wellbeing.
In terms of the Year of the Water Tigers, it is a year associated with vitality and strength. “It’s believed to be a year that will bring about new changes, and encourage people to overcome all challenges and difficulties present in the world.