The Lunar New Year animal signs are usually translated as the Chinese zodiac signs in English. However, in Chinese culture, this set of animals is known as the twelve-birth resemblance.
These animals rotate over a 12-year cycle. Each animal also rotates with the Five Elements, in the following order – fire, earth, metal, water, wood. In 2022, the year of the tiger arrives with the celebration of the Lunar New Year. It is the year of the water tiger.
With the 12-year cycle, the next tiger year after 2022 will come in 2034. However, the next water tiger year will arrive 60 years after this one in 2082. These animals come in order and each has its own characteristics. [Read more…]