“Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.”~Madonna
"The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction." ~William Blake
This photo was taken in July 2009 by the Rambling Gypsy in Japan, at Tama Zoo.
What does it mean "Year of the Tiger?I am pretty ignorant about Chinese New Year, so I did some research. I figure I would post what I found. Why, you ask; purpose and the need to feel like I didn’t waste my time for no good reason.
This is what I found out. Most of this is not my words so I will cite everything I find. It might be a little annoying to read it that way. HEY, I didn't write it and the people who did need the credit. I believe in giving credit not taking it away from people.
Information gathered from the website:
C h i n a t h e B e a u t i f u l < http://www.chinapage.com/china.html >
2010 is the Year of the Tiger; this is also known by its formal name of Geng Yin.
Where you born during a Year of the Tiger?
You were born in one of these years: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, and 1998.
“According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which commences on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011. The Tiger is the third sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle, and it is a sign of bravery. This courageous and fiery fighter is admired by the ancient Chinese as the sign that keeps away the three main tragedies of a household. These are fire, thieves and ghosts.” http://www.yearofthetiger.net/
So what are characteristics of the Tiger? ( info taken from http://www.chiff.com/a/chinese-horoscopes.htm )
"Like the lion in Western culture, the Tiger is the proverbial King of the Jungle, and admired for its vivid stripes that symbolize the balanced forces of `yin' and `yang'."
"One of the most dynamic signs in the zodiac, Tigers are truly a force of nature. They are by turns dependable, unpredictable, fearless and stout-hearted, tender and loving. For all the world appearing at times to be quiet homebodies, Tigers may just as suddenly change course, and pack up to travel to some far-flung exotic destination." "As a result, they may sometimes be perceived as irresponsible. This is because few other signs can keep up with the Tiger's ability to think on their feet, or their primal desire for adventure and first-hand experience of life."If you want to read more about the characteristics of the Tiger visit the website : http://www.chiff.com/a/chinese-horoscopes.htm
( info taken from http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2010/2010Tiger.htm )
Money: Money luck is unfavorable to Tiger people in 2010. Money is always connected with job and friends. As long as you can keep your job, then you should have a stable income. You have to say no to a loan to a friend, an endorsement to a friend, a loan-cosigning for friend, or any risky investment suggested from friend to prevent money loss. In general, Tiger people should budget their expense and adjust their financial plan in 2010.
Love: There is no love sign for man in the Tiger year. When a Tiger meets another Tiger, then the love competition will increase. Because of no significant love or romantic sign in 2010, then the chance to meet a woman you like will be much lesser. Even you have a girl friend now, you won't move into a closer love relationship. If you are a female, then you have a chance to meet the opposite sex. But it's same that there is a love competition in 2010. Or your boy friend feels trouble from your other friends or relatives. In short, if you have a love relationship, then you need to maintain the relationship. If you are single, then you need the patience to wait for the right one.
Health: Tiger people don't have a good sign in their career luck and money luck. That implies they have to spend extra time, energy and brain power to take care of daily activities. Their health will be impacted more or less. You just have to learn how to find time to take a break to relax yourself. If you were a sick Tiger in 2009, then it will take time to recover back to your healthy body in 2010. Enough time to sleep, proper time to exercise, and good amount of food for eating are very important for Tiger people in 2010.
Fortune: The major event in 2010 for man is the career. The major issue for woman is career or boyfriend or spouse. This not only brings the trouble and pressure to Tiger people, but it could expand to a poor relationship with friends, siblings or coworkers. The worst case will become financial crisis. It sounds that Tiger year won't bring any good luck for Tiger people.
Ok...after all this and there is more you would think I was born the year of the Tiger. Nope, I was born the year of the Dragon. I will write more about that later. Right now I have to put an end to my writing, because my cat is chewing on a wire behind my desk.