It's Lunar New Year. Here's what the Year of The Tiger will bring you in 2022.

Lunar New Year marks a very important date on the Chinese and south-east Asian calendar.

Families and friends come together (COVID-pending once again) to celebrate Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, and say goodbye to the Year of the Ox. And this week, Year of the Tiger begins!

According to the Chinese Zodiac, each year corresponds with an animal: either a rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. There are 12 animals for a 12-year cycle.

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Just like your astrological sign, each zodiac animal also symbolises specific traits, skills, your 'luckiness' and your various compatibility to the other animals.

Mina Zheng, a Feng Shui master and Chinese Astrologer sat down with Mamamia to unpack all the various predictions and fortunes that come with the Lunar New Year.

According to Mina, the nature of the Tiger is brave, straight forward, born to lead, active, innovative, fearless and rebellious. What this indicates is that 2022 will come with movement, change and hope.

So without further ado, here is what the 2022 Year of the Tiger has in store for you:

The Rat.

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You're a Rat sign if you were born in the following years: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.


The year ahead is stable, with hopes you will move forward step by step. With effort, the year will be positive and rewarding. It's also a good year to travel or make changes.

For work: There are some lucky stars helping you work wise. It is favourable for people in culture development, IT, telecommunications, medicine, and law industries. It is also excellent for study and creative activities, self-improvement, music, art and writing. Ultimately, for Rats, it's a good year to learn, inspire and perform. Just be weary of any legal troubles: try to solve any issues before they get too serious.

For finance: The Water Tiger year is really good for Rats' finances. There will be different sources of income and potentially some windfall from an investment.

For relationships: For single people, there is a chance to meet people by travelling or movement. However, it could be short term. For married people, there are chances that domestic disputes could arise. It's always best to consider the consequences before acting. For Rats, more communication is needed in their family life, along with more tolerance and understanding. Family activities create a loving environment and can foster happiness.

For health: There is some negative impact from the Tiger energy. This year, Rats need to watch out for their health. Look after your urinary system, take any necessary medicines and prepare before travelling. Be cautious with driving. 

Lucky symbols: Enchanted Ox and Snake. Lucky colours are green and red.

The Ox.

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You're an Ox sign if you were born in the following years: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.

The Ox and the Tiger have a secret harmony. So for those who are born in the Year of the Ox, a few powerful lucky stars will bring good fortune to you. The journey will be smoother in 2022. 

For work: Some positive stars will help you break through and accomplish your goal. Now is also the time to finish some unfinished work from last year, focusing on your tasks rather than other people's business. It's also a time for changes at work, so be open to the possibility of change. 

For finance: It will be better than last year! Overall, you will see more chances to make money. But there is a negative star which may cause money loss, so 2022 is not a good year to start a new business or take any financial risks. Be careful when you sign any contract, check documents carefully and think twice before making any major decisions. Conservative shares or long-term investment should be fine.

For love: It is a Peach Blossom year. What this means for single Oxen is there will be a chance to meet new lovers. For those in relationships, it's a good year for any milestones: weddings, engagements or having kids. 

For health: There is an illness star in the chart, meaning the possibility of low energy and a weaker immune system. Look after yourself, improve your sleeping quality, and have a health checkup. It is also a good year to travel, as even small movement or short distant travel can help clear the mind. Senior relatives need attention. 

Lucky symbols: The Dragon Turtle or Tiger. Lucky colours are gold and red. 

The Tiger.

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You're a Tiger sign if you were born in the following years: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

When we complete a 12-year cycle and the animal that corresponds to the year we're born in rolls around, this often comes with an element of bad luck. It's something we all have to face, and this year are the Tigers' turn to face their 'Own Fate' year.

It will be a year of change and challenge, therefore Tiger people need to watch out for what they say and what they do this year. Aim to avoid direct confrontation. 

For work: You may find yourself too busy or have too many ideas. Aim not to be too ambitious, rather lie low, focus on the basics and work on improving yourself. It is a good year for learning, taking exams and artistic pursuit. 

For money: Money comes and goes this year: it is not a stable time for finance. This is the time to review and manage your spending. Things will improve by the end of the year.

For love: Your love journey is not very smooth this year. It can involve heightened emotions. Participate in wedding or engagement and happy events to improve your luck.

For health: Energy is low in this year. There is also chances for injuries, avoid dangerous sports. Be careful with driving. Don’t involve yourself with bad habits or be overly stressed. It is a good year to have your health checked, small surgeries and to look after yourself.

Lucky symbols: The Horse or Dragon Turtle. Red is a lucky colour. 

The Rabbit.

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You're a Rabbit sign if you were born in the following years: 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023.

2022 will be very positive for Rabbit year people. There are many powerful lucky stars in this particular zodiac. 

For work: The year will come with many new opportunities and many helpful people. It is good to travel and reach out to potential friends and work colleagues. With effort, you can achieve success. You will have a good competitive edge, but you still need to watch out and stay away from troublemakers.

For finance: It is a very good year for finance! It will be stable plus extra income opportunities so be ambitious and invest if interested. You should consolidate by the end of the year, because 2023 will be Rabbit year, your 'Own Fate' Year. You will be confronting the Grand Duke in 2023. Use the good timing to make hay while the sun shines.

For love: There will be more opportunities for romance. It can be a good year for social relationships. For love relationships, single Rabbits can have more chance to meet new friends. It's also a good year to find a partner. For those who are married, more communication is needed.

For health: It is a good year healthwise. However, you need to avoid having too much fun, and depleting your energy. There is a negative star in the Rabbit chat, which may reflect feelings of loneliness and depression. 

Lucky symbol: The Horse or Dragon Turtle. Red is a lucky colour. 

The Dragon.

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You're a Dragon sign if you were born in the following years: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.

There are not many stars in the zodiac of dragon. You will need to know how to play to your strengths in order to achieve success. It is a good year for learning or do some further study or self-improvement. It is also a good year to travel!

For work: The elements of Tiger represent wealth and power for Dragon year people. Professional relationships can have difficulties: there is a need to be patient as problems can be solved in the end. 

For finance: Money comes from hard work. There will be opportunities to make some extra income. The year will start difficult at the beginning, but it will get better after some time. It's a good time to review your finances and manage it wisely. 

For love: You may feel your love life is a bit ordinary or unstable this year. For single Dragons, it can be easy to meet the wrong type of people: patience is key. For married people, you may find it is easy to be upset, arguing over small matters. The outcome of your relationships depends on how much you care about them.

For health: This year has an unlucky star which affects health, particularly regarding small injuries or surgery. Stress and pressure from work is also a possibility. Regular health checkups are key. 

Lucky objects: The Rooster, Monkey and Rat. Lucky colours are green and orange.

The Snake.

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You're a Snake sign if you were born in the following years: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.

Snake and Tiger are a bit tumultuous together. This year, there will be a mix of wonderful and challenging experiences. With hard work you will break through and have a good year ahead. 

For work: It's time to lay low and take it easy. Focus on the basics of work. Take it step by step: stable progress is better than no progress.

For finance: Money comes from hard work, with no easy incomes. For businessmen or women, there will be chance of big ups and downs.

For love: For single Snake people, it is a good year to get married. For married Snake people, it is a good year to create surprises, as it will help to improve your love life. 

For health: A negative star affects your health. Avoid too much drinking or smoking. Be careful with joints and injuries and definitely make sure to take care of your mental health. 

Lucky symbols: The Rooster, Monkey and Ox. Gemstones can also provide luck.

The Horse.

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You're a Horse sign if you were born in the following years: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.

Horse year people have 'three harmonies' with the Tiger. With this in mind, it is a positive and smooth year ahead. Favourable for those in business jobs or those who run businesses. 

For work: You will meet helpful people at work. There are chances for recognition and promotion. For business or self-employed Horses, it is a time to make yourself known and a chance to break through. A lazy Horse may miss out on opportunities.  

For finance: Finance looks positive, but not completely smooth sailing. Be careful: don't do things you are not familiar with or blind investments.

For love: Love life is normal for 2022! For people who have no stable partner, this year will be a difficult one to settle down. It is a good year to be social and to meet good friends. It is also a good year to travel, as this can help to improve your relationships.

For health: Be careful with safety and watch out for injuries. Seek sunshine and outdoor exercise, to enhance Yang energy.

Lucky objects: The Horse, Tiger and Dog. Lucky colours are green, red and pink.

The Goat. 

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You're a Goat sign if you were born in the following years: 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.

Goat year people had a clash relationship with the Ox in 2021, meaning they went through some difficulties and challenges. In 2022, there are a few lucky stars shining on the way, making the journey ahead much smoother.

For work: This year is great for meeting helpful people and new opportunities. It's also great for team work. The year however does come with pressure, so take things easy and keep your boundaries firm.

For finance: The Tiger year will bring some unconventional income (big and easy money), so income is good and outgoings are also high. It is a good time to review finances and inspect for any areas where budgets could be firmer.

For love: It is a Peach Blossom year. This means take advantage of social events or opportunities for singles to find a soulmate. Just be weary of triangular relationships and troubles. 

For health: The health aspect doesn’t look as bright as the career aspect. A few negative stars may have a negative impact in your health. Good to have regular health checks. Be careful with accidents or injuries. Problems may relate to blood and water systems. Watch out for blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Lucky objects: The Tiger and Dog. Red is a lucky colour. 

The Monkey.

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You're a Monkey sign if you were born in the following years: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.

Monkey year people have a clashing relationship with the Tiger. So this could be a year of changes. It is a very important year to go into with resilience. Focus on the fundamental aspects of work and family life and all will prosper.

For work: It is a hard working year. Build better relationships with people and your boss. Amid the turbulence will be some new opportunities. 

For finance: There is a chance for big spending. Watch out for financial scams, avoid gambling or taking financial risks. It is not a good year to start a new or expand an existing business. It is however a good year to invest in yourself, like learning new skills and giving to charity. This will bring good prosperity. 

For love: Harmony doesn't come by itself, so break-ups are a possibility. Keeping emotions under control is key. For singles, it is not a great time to focus on romantic relationships. It is instead a good time to love yourself more and improve your inner strength and potential. 

For health: Make sure you are eating healthy food and exercising regularly for your circulation. It is also a time to look after your mental health to try and avoid depression. Giving blood will bring positive energy. 

Lucky objects: The Horse, Snake and Dragon. Once again, red is also a lucky colour for Monkeys.

The Rooster.

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You're a Rooster sign if you were born in the following years: 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.

This year Rooster people have many lucky stars, which will add a lot of positive luck to their careers and lives. 

For work: Work will be busy and difficult in the beginning, but will have a great ending. You can be more ambitious, and if you have been thinking about changing jobs: go for it. It's important to have clear goals. If there are too many interests, you could drive yourself into a wall. Working towards your goal is the solution. 

For finance: Creativity and wealth is prosperous for Rooster year people. You will yield good fortune from networking opportunities, so be open to meeting and connecting with new people. You do however need to be aware of the bigger financial environment, to avoid sudden loss. When you travel, watch out for your belongings.

For love: A Rooster's love life is colourful and romantic. It's a great time to get married. On the other hand, you may become attracted to many people and find it hard to decide. For people who are in a relationship, watch out for love entanglements. 

For health: Energy is limited, meaning it may be easy to contract some small sicknesses. It is important to pay more attention to senior relatives, as their wellbeing is diminishing. Try to stay in tune with good energy. 

Lucky objects: The Snake, Ox and Dragon. Lucky colours include orange, gold and green.

The Dog.

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You're a Dog sign if you were born in the following years: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

For those born in the Year of the Dog, this year will be better than the last. The lucky stars will help working, studying, and finance. 

For work: This year signals courage, persistence, leadership qualities, positivity and hard work. It is good for careers. For Dog people this is a hard working year but you will achieve a positive outcome. It is also a great time to learn and perform. 

For finance: There is a lucky star called Golden Box for Dogs, which refers to treasures and money. This means it is great for making money and saving. 

For love: This year is favourable for making new friends. Love life is normal, but there is not many helpful stars in a romantic sense. For singles, you can try to impress people by using your creative intelligence.

For health: There is an unlucky star referring to injury or small surgery. Be sure to take care of your overall physical health and those around you too. 

Lucky objects: The Dragon, Horse, and Tiger. Lucky colours include green and any additional earthy colours. 

The Pig.

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You're a Pig sign if you were born in the following years: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.

The year ahead looks positive and promising. The energy force is strong and you can have lots of success. Ultimately, it is a good year to try your best for everything you desire. 


For work: Mainly positive. There are helpful people at work, but there are also some hidden conflicts and troubles. You need to stay alert and be more aware with your situation. Lucky stars will give you strength, helping you to overcome difficulties and improve your situation.

For finance: The Fortune star has positive influences in finance. Choose your investments carefully, and your financial situation will then improve during the latter part of the year. Being thrifty always helps!

For love: The Six Harmony star means it will be a good year for marriage for those born in the Year of the Pig. But remember to learn how to control your feelings. 

For health: There will be more chances for having fun, but avoid making any bad habits like drinking or smoking too much. Eat well and rest well in order to improve your energy. 

Lucky objectsThe Horse, Tiger and Rabbit. Lucky colours are pink and green.

Wishing a prosperous Lunar New Year to all!

To see more of Mina Zheng's work as a Chinese Astrologer and Feng Shui master, visit her website here.

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