IMR: Author: Chinese Zodiac

Wood Tiger/Sheng Xiao (1977)

There are twelve years in the Chinese Zodiac cycle (the others are Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar). "Wood" is one of the five Chinese Zodiac elements (Water, Metal, Fire and Earth are the others), and embodies the east, nuturing, creativity and growth.

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Wood Tiger: Is charming, energetic, flamboyant, enterprising, witty and full of fun ideas. Likes challenges and changes in his environment. Thinks strategically and loves to travel. Is caring towards own family.

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Noble and fearless, you are respected for your courage and dreaded for your ferocity and incessant intemperance. Like a raging torrent, you constantly overflow your banks. Where are you going in such a hurry? Can't you take just one teensy peek before you pounce? Try to slow down, practice a little moderation. Stop going around being so heartbreakingly attractive. It's exhausting. Of course, some people find you so dashing and plucky that they want to climb aboard and go along for the ride. But you, Tiger dear, are a swashbuckling loner. The top is the only place you want to be. You court danger, the fiercer the enemy, the more dramatic the situation, the broader grows your Tigerish grin. Your changeability, disdain for rules, self-sufficiency and devil-may-care attitude may be your undoing. In matters of the heart you are too demanding, but you certainly aren't boring. You get on best with Dogs, Horses and Dragons. Stay away from Monkeys and other Tigers, you are lucky, but not that lucky. You'll breeze through your youth. But by the age of thirty-five, half a lifetime's excesses may start to catch up with you. Pull your socks up by forty and by the time you reach fifty you'll be young again, ready for a productive old age. Advice? Go ahead and take the job as a five-star general, but choose your lieutenants wisely - you'll be needing lots of loyal counsel.

Positive: The Tiger can be lovable, alluring, warm-hearted, altruistic, honourable, hard-working, pleasant, independant, engaging, dynamic and idealist sweetie pies.

Negative: The Tiger can also be rash, hot-headed, reckless, infatuated, quarrelsome, caustic, moody, predatory, rebellious, disobedient and irreverent rascals.

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"Born leader" is the key word for the Tigers. They are always in the lead and are most likely the ones to cry out "Let's Go"! Noble and Fearless, Tigers are respected for their courage, even from those working against them.

Tiger people are daring fighters, they are capable of standing up to the better end for what they think is right. Although they could be selfish from time to time in the little things, they are capable of great generosity. Tigers are unpredictable, always tense. and like to be in a hurry.

Tiger people are difficult to resist, for they are magnetic characters and their natural air of authority confers a certain prestige on them. They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious, unexpected places.

Tigers are very confident, perhaps too confident sometimes. Although they love adventures, and are addicted to excitement it is better not to challenge a Tiger's confidence. They likes being obeyed and not the other way around.

Because Tigers are urgent people and always in a hurry to get things done right, they usually choose to operate alone. Tigers like to work, they are hard-working and dynamic. If you assign a task to a Tiger, the job will be undertaken and accomplished with enthusiasm and efficiency. Tigers make money, but they are not directly interested in money. Still, the Tiger needs not worry about money: just when he fears the money is gone, more seems to show up.

Tigers are sensitive, emotional. They are capable of great love, but they become too intense about it. They are also territorial and possessive, if you are a friend of a Tiger, he wants you to take his side against the bad guys and because the Tiger is so adorable, you often do. As lovers, Tigers are passionate and romantic, but the real challenge for the Tiger is to grasp the true meaning of moderation.

© Ryan Kawailani Ozawa · E-Mail: · Created: 16 November 2001 · Last Modified: 16 November 2001