2022 is going to be a year of BIG TIGER ENERGY. Lunar New Year is on February 1, marking the first day of the Year of the Water Tiger. According to the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by an animal and an element. This combination indicates the general energy of the year. Here's what we can expect from the Water Tiger and tips on how to go with the flow of this year's energy.
Characteristics of the Water Tiger:
- Adventurous, confident, and dynamic OR impulsive, rebellious, and unpredictable
- Non-conforming, creative, and open-minded to new ideas
- Values freedom and independence
These characteristics can show up in the collective energy and our personal lives. Check out your Chinese zodiac sign to learn how the Water Tiger energy could influence your year.
Lifestyle Tips for 2022
Be mindful of strong emotions:
Tigers are naturally territorial and aggressive. So this energy can make us feel more angry and short-tempered than usual. The water element also represents emotional ups and downs. There could be more arguments, misunderstandings, and separations this year, so avoid being reactive by being mindful of your emotions.
Don't rush into things:
Tigers are fast animals and we'll be feeling this fast paced energy in 2022. If you're ready for action, this energy can be helpful for you. But if you're not, you might find yourself feeling restless and rushed to take action. Water Tigers are intuitive and insightful so trust your intuition and get a second opinion before rushing into things.
Be close to water:
Live in alignment with this year's energy by finding ways to be closer to water. Try taking baths, swimming, or spending time near water. Tai chi, yoga, and dance are also recommended as they embody the flow of water. You can also add blue to your wardrobe or home decor. Blue represents the water element and it's one of this year's lucky colors!
If 2021 Year of the Metal Ox was about diligent, careful movement, 2022 Year of the Water Tiger will feel more energetic and dynamic. Take note of these lifestyle tips and reflect on how you want to work with this year's Water Tiger energy.