Wood Tiger 1914 and 1974
The Wood Tiger lacks the typical “I’m in charge here” attitude of most Tigers and is more adaptable at working with others. The Wood element adds stability, gives warmth of character and attracts friends, making the Wood Tiger a very popular person. Never selfish people. Wood Tigers will give their time, attention or possessions to anyone in need. They bring a practicality to any issue especially problem solving. Some how they manage to control their urge to assume command of a situation and allow others an opportunity to do some of the work. Everyone working or living with Tigers needs to be aware of their volatile tempers and short attention spans. When Wood Tigers lose control they will cause co-workers and loved ones undue pain.
No doubt about it Tigers are incredibly sexy people, beautiful and sensually romantic. Creative and spontaneous lovers they never lose their creative spark or flare for an evening of passion. Their partner is always exposed to a hint of danger and the curiosity of the unknown.
A Tiger once committed will want to dominate and lead you. This natural nurturing mechanism if left unchecked will lead to complete control. This is one controlling and negative effect a Tiger can have on their partner, as opposed to the myriad of positive elements they bring to a relationship, trust, passion, politeness and spontaneity to name only a few.
Tigers love excitement and require a partner who can keep up with all they want to see and do. The potential partner for a Tiger must be able to stand the random mood swings, the ups and downs, the good with the bad.
Wood signs are nourished by Water Signs, consumed by Fire signs, chopped by Metal Signs. Earth will be pushed aside by Wood Signs
With just these few simple concepts the Wood Tiger can seek the partner of their greatest compatibility
In matters of love Wood Tigers fare best with the Horse, Dog and Pig.. Avoid the Monkey, Snake and Ox..
In short marry a Water Horse and avoid the Fire Ox.
To the Chinese the Tiger is said to be lucky, vivid, lively and engaging. Renowned for their incredible bravery and willingness to engage in battle it is often wondered if a Tiger is so brave because he is so lucky. It is said that having a Tiger in the house is the very best protection against the evils of fire and burglary.
The Year of the Tiger is the third in the Chinese astrological cycle following the Year of the Ox and recurs every twelfth year. Though the starting day of the year may vary the majority of people born in the years 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 and 1998 are Tigers
Tigers do not find worth in power or money. Completely honest about what they feel they expect the same of you. They seek approval from peers and family. Because of their charming personalities Tigers are usually well liked.
Failing at a given task or being unproductive in personal or professional life can cause a Tiger to experience a depression. Even more damaging is criticism from loved ones. Lke all felines, Tigers land on their feet, ready for their next act in life, pursuing it with unyielding energy and hunting to perfection.
Tigers are relentlessly competitive - they cannot pass up a challenge, particularly if honor is at stake, or if protecting those they love. Tigers are unpredictable and it is fatal to underestimate their reactions. Even when appearing calm they may pounce without a moment's warning.
Always natural leaders, they have a strong sense of their own dignity, and when finding themselves members of the rank and file they can be stubborn and obstinate. In positions of power they are difficult though stimulating bosses.
Tigers are intelligent, alert, and farsighted. Formidable enemies they are good strategists and tacticians always with a hidden agenda. Their only apparent weakness is they can risk their luck too often, and have great difficulty keeping their restless nature under control. More often than not their tactics pay off in life.
The Chinese name for the Tiger is HU, the sign of courage. February is the month of the Tiger and as such the Western astrological counterpart is Aquarius.
Tigers are known for courage, vehemence, self-Reliance, friendliness, hopefulness and resilience. Their weakness is vanity and a disregard for others.