Celebrate the Year of The Tiger

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Grab your calendars as February 1 marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year! It is a time for celebration in Oakland which boasts a diverse population from across the globe.  So get ready to celebrate the Year of The Tiger.

New to the concept of the Lunar New Year?  Each year is represented by the Yang or Yin form of one of the five elements and one of the 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac. The zodiac’s five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water and the 12 animal signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Here are some interesting characteristics for those born in the Year of The Tiger.

People born in years of the Tiger are fiercely independent and possess strong self-esteem. They like to act alone and are not very gregarious. They are most likely optimistic and enthusiastic by nature, and always seem to have endless energy, especially at work. Their energetic presence and intense eyes are the greatest charm of Tiger natives. Their vitality is apparent to anyone at a glance, and people are instinctively drawn to this larger than life quality in them.

Tigers are lively and cheerful, and they love freedom and independence. They are a zodiac sign that absolutely must have their personal space. Tigers usually have a keen sense of justice. When faced with injustices, whether against themselves or others, you can be sure Tigers will not stand aside. However, Tigers may also appear unrefined or thoughtless in the way they handle things. In a less developed person, these traits can easily turn into ignorance or foolhardiness.

In general, Tigers possess great tenacity. They are loyal, quick and the center of attention in everything they do. However, a king needs a domain to be truly in possession of their power. For any Tiger, male or female, their ambition will come before they allow themselves a break to enjoy other parts of life.

Learn more about the Year of The Tiger here

For those born in the Year of The Tiger here are some helpful hints to make your year happy, healthy and prosperous:

Lucky Things for Tigers
•    Lucky colors: blue, green
•    Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 7
•    Lucky flowers: plum blossom
•    Lucky directions: north

Unlucky Things for Tigers
•    Unlucky colors: white
•    Unlucky numbers: 4, 9

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