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The Legends Behind the Year of the Tiger

by Luckables Staff |

Lucky symbols have many different interpretations. In this blog series, you'll learn about some of the myths and stories behind these highly recognized symbols of luck. We hope you enjoy learning the backstory of how your Luckable earned its lucky status.


According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger. Beginning on the Chinese New Year, February 1st, 2022 and lasting until January 21st, 2023 – the Water Tiger reigns. The Years of the Tiger include 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034. Below we’ll highlight some of the characteristics of those who are born in the Years of the Tiger, as well as some *lucky* signs to pay attention to. But first, a bit about the history…

The Chinese Zodiac dates back to the Qin Dynasty over 2000 years ago and is rooted in a system of zoolatry (or animal worship). As the legend goes, the Jade Emperor challenged all the animals in the Kingdom to a “Great Race.” Whoever arrived at his palace first would win his favor. The Tiger was sure that he had the race in the bag, but ended up placing third after the cunning Rat and workhorse Ox snuck in ahead of him. Thus, Tigers are extremely competitive people, known for their courage and ambition.

Overall, Tigers are known to be courageous, confident, passionate, and with a spirit of adventure. People born in the Year of the Tiger are natural leaders. They are known to bravely put brilliant ideas into practice. They are also generous, passionate and holding a strong sense of justice. They’re adventurous, ambitious and have a strong sense of justice.

Although it varies on what’s considered *lucky* for Tigers, we’ve listed a few common symbols that are said to bring luck for Tigers:


Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Lucky Colors: grey, blue, white, orange

Lucky Flowers: cineraria, anthurium

Lucky Directions: south, east, southeast


In the year of the water tiger, you’re encouraged to follow your instincts and make bold choices. The element of water encourages you to go with the flow, and be open to change. Get and give the luck with Tai the Tiger. Shop here