Chinese horoscope: 2010 Year of the Tiger

This light-hearated post is dedicated to “2010 – The Year of the Metal/White Tiger, which begins auspiciously on February 14th when Valentine’s Day is also celebrated. So, if you want to learn more about all things “tiger“, you’ve come to the right place. Grab a vine and have a good time!


“When tigers transform themselves into men, their tails do not change.” Chinese proverb

The Tigger 2010: Attributes and associations

2010 – Year of the White Tiger

The Tiger (associated with good fortune, power, and royalty), is viewed with both fear and respect; hence, their protection and wisdom is sought after. Many people believe the tiger, and not the lion, as the true king of beasts.

Position in the Zodiac: 3rd

Chinese Name: Hu

Ruling Hours: 3:00 am – 4:59 am

Season/Month: Winter/February

Similar to Western Horoscope Sun Sign: Aquarius

Planet: Venus

Gemstone: Sapphire

Lucky Color: Green

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3

Direction of Orientation: East Northeast

Polarity: Yang (Male)

Fixed Element: Wood (But in 2010 – Metal)

Positive Traits: Agile natural leaders, alert, energetic, independent, far-sighted, charming, friendly, well-liked, loyal, intelligent, confident, courageous, powerful, strong, self-reliant, sacrificing, optimistic, relentlessly competitive, good strategists and tacticians

Negative Traits: Unpredictable, vain, distrustful, impatient, impulsive, quick-tempered, quarrelsome, rebellious, tend to risk their luck too often, often disregard others, are sensititive to criticism and have difficulty keeping their restless nature under control

Associated with Food: Bread, poultry

Associated with Human Anatomy: Respiratory system and lungs (Chinese Medicine)

Associated with Following Countries: Russia, Rumania, Spain, Turkey, El Salvador, North Korea

Very Compatible with Following Animals: Horse, Dragon, Dog and Pig/Boar

Incompatibile with Following Animals: Rabbit, Monkey, Snake, and Ox

Ideal Careers for Tigers: Music, Acting, Writing, Advertising, Management, Aviation, Travel, Entrepreneur, Politics

Tiger’s love in 2010


  • success
  • to be themselves
  • comfort, though not too luxurious
  • big parties, shindigs, and surprises
  • flattery, appreciation, and recognition of their prowess
  • spending money and buying top quality things they can afford
  • honesty in others and themselves
  • change and anything novel or unusual
  • a challege
  • running the show

Chinese Horoscope: Vips and Celebrities born in the Year of the Tiger


— Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 – January 9, 1324) Italian trader and explorer.

— Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770 – March 26, 1827), German composer and pianist.

— Karl Marx (May 5, 1818 -March 14, 1883), German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, and founder of communism.
— Emily Jane Brontë (30 July 30, 1818 – December 19, 1848), English novelist and poet.

— Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900), Irish playwright, poet and author.

— Beatrix Potter (July 28, 1866 – 22 December 22, 1943), English children’s book writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist.
— H.G. Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946), English science fiction author.

— Agatha Christie (September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976), English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays.
— Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), 34th President of the United States and a five-star general in the U.S. Army.
— Charles De Gaulle (November 22, 1890 – November 9, 1970), a French general and statesman.

1902 (Water)
— John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968), American writer.

1914 (Wood)
— Sir Alec Guinness (April 2, 1914 – August 5, 2000), English actor.
— Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953), Welsh poet, short story author, film and radio script writer.

1926 (Fire)
— Queen Elizabeth II (born 21 April 1926), British queen regnant of sixteen independent states known as the Commonwealth realms.
— Tony Bennett (born August 3, 1926), American singer of popular music, standards and jazz.

1938 (Earth)
— Rudolf Nureyev (March 17, 1938 – January 6, 1993), Russian ballet performer.
— “Kenny” Rogers (born August 21, 1938), American country music singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.

1950 (Metal)
— William Hurt (born March 20, 1950), American actor.
— Stevie Wonder (born May 13, 1950), an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

1962 (Water)
— “Jim” Carrey (born January 17, 1962), Canadian-American actor and stand-up comedian.
— Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), American country music artist.

— Paula Abdul (born June 19, 1962)[3], American pop singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.

— Tom Cruise (born July 3, 1962), American actor and film producer.
— “Bill” Murray (born September 21, 1950), American comedian and actor.
— “Demi” Moore (born on November 11, 1962), American actress.
— Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962), American actor, director and producer.

1974 (Wood)
— Alanis Morissette (born June 1, 1974), Canadian/American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress.
— Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974), American actress.
— Leonardo DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974), American actor and film producer.

What is your Chinese zodiac sign?

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac sign corresponds to one year. There are 12 signs as in western astrology. Even if Chinese horoscopes are also based upon the position of stars and planets, the teachings from chinese astrology are very different than western astrology.


3 thoughts on “Chinese horoscope: 2010 Year of the Tiger

  1. Anyone has been experienced a relationship between two person who both are born in Chinese Zodiac Tiger?

    Tiger are famous to be the luckiest and the most intense sign of all the Chinese zodiac.

    Me and my hubby are both tiger, we would like to know our compatibilities for one another being in this relationship.

    oh and he is pisces while i am scorpio… =)

  2. I dont trust that thing, about the Zodiac Tiger can represent someone’s character or fate, even I am a Chinese guy. By the way, I am an Chinese Zodiac cattle.

    I check a Chinese website about Zodiac animal, and input man-Tiger, woman-Tiger, and then enter the match button. The result is you are both are not realitic and it can bring the instability element to your life, but If both you can good deal with it, you can gain the happiness that no one can experience.

    And best wish for you and your husband!

  3. Tigers are BEST matched with cat zodiac – they are considered as cats in other cultures. ( Chinese Zodiac consider them as rabbits) The cat is a YIN to the Tiger’s Yang. This help gives balance and harmony to the relationship- The YINYANG. (Something the much needed tiger NEEDS, moderation) They fill in what the other lacks. They are in the same family, such as the FELINE FAMILY. This makes them comfortable to be around each other. This is why they are a BETTER match then the dog’s yin. They are opposite but alike. An example of a Tiger and Cat’s marriage is Victoria Beckinham (ExSpiceGirl) – Tiger and David Beckinham (World famous UK soccerplayer) – Cat. It’s their first marriage, they have are still going strong with many children. The YINYANG helps keep them together. I guess this why the rabbit zodiac follows right behind the tiger in the Chinese zodiac, opposite attracts and likes follows likes 😉 Also, the tiger respects the cat, example Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox, Ms. Fox respects Ms. Jolie for her work as an ambassodor for the UN Nation. The cat is an aunt to the tiger and the tiger will never harm the cat or have conflict with him/her.

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