The Yang Water Tiger year is a year to act out our visions, to lay the foundation for what we’d like to see in the coming years. It is a time for new perspectives, new businesses, new hobbies, and a new you.
A shuffling of energy consumes the land as the hibernating animals end their long winter nap. The stillness fades and the ground begins to shake as the Tiger awakens on February 1st and emerges from its den on February 4th. The Tiger’s deafening roar reverberates through the earth, its piercing gaze looks out onto the horizon as it plans its next move.
According to Chinese Cosmology, 2022 is the year of the Yang Water Tiger. Each year is made up of 3 aspects: either yin or yang, one of the five elements, and one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. This information provides us with insight on how to approach the year and what we might expect to see in the coming months.
Yang represents action, emergence, and moving forward. It is the impetus that propels us, the spark of energy we need to make changes in our lives. Yang gives the Tiger even more momentum to make decisions and take action. While 2020 and 2021 were years of introspection, deliberation, thoughts, and creating a vision for the future, 2022 is the year to manifest those creative visions and transform your ideas into actionable steps.
Water is calm yet dangerous. Underneath its still surface there are hidden depths filled with mystery. It flows freely with great strength, going around or through any barriers it encounters. The water element represents wisdom, introspection, acceptance and endurance. The emotion associated with water is fear. This year, fear can creep up, trying to hold us back from chasing our dreams. It can overwhelm the Tiger and cause inaction. If the Tiger doesn’t act, if it is caged up, anger and frustration will ensue. In order to keep our fears in check and approach 2022 with wisdom and determination, we must strengthen our Earth element. According to the Five Element cycle, Earth nourishes Water. We can do this by spending more time in nature, eating warm and nourishing foods, and grounding our qi through meditation, qi gong, and tai chi.
The Tiger is strong and confident. It plans its action carefully and works tirelessly to realize its dreams. It represents power, bravery, adventure, and passion. Through strategic planning and direct action, it brings all its goals and visions to fruition. The year of the Tiger is a time to take your dreams and make them a reality; to no longer just think about what you want from life, but to go out and get it. Those who choose to take action this year will be rewarded.
It is important to remember the Tiger can get tunnel vision and lose sight of the bigger picture. Practice patience and compassion. Don’t lose sight of family and friends while chasing your dreams. Otherwise, turbulence in your personal life may interfere with your success.
The Yang Water Tiger year is a year to act out our visions, to lay the foundation for what we’d like to see in the coming years. It is a time for new perspectives, new businesses, new hobbies, and a new you. 2022 is the year to take that leap, to climb that mountain, and to chase that dream.