The lunar new year has begun on February 1, marking an end to the Year of the Ox, and ushering in the Year of the Tiger. Symbolically, the Year of the Tiger is supposed to signify boldness, and the last two times the world saw years of the Water Tiger were in 1902 and 1962. 

This year plays out differently for the 12 zodiac signs in Chinese astrology. Overall, the Year of the Tiger is expected to signify big changes, with a Feng Shui expert telling CNN that the Tiger is one of the first animals to be associated with spring. Meanwhile, the last three years, belonging to the Pig, Rat, and Ox, were all winter years. Thus, hope could be on the horizon after the world has struggled with economic issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Typically, 2022 is supposed to be lucky for some of the zodiac signs. Meanwhile, there are others who are not likely to fare well in the Year of the Tiger.

Lucky zodiac signs in the Year of the Tiger

Those born in 1998, are expected to do well, as per a Feng Shui expert speaking to Express. 

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People belonging to the Monkey zodiac sign are expected to fare well, as are Rabbits. Some of the other zodiac signs who might see their luck favour them are Dragons, Horses, Roosters, and Snakes.

Unlucky zodiac signs in the Year of the Tiger

The Feng Shui expert spoke to Express saying that the Year of the Tiger is not likely to go well with those born in the Year of the Pig, Ox, or Rat. 

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What does the Year of the Water Tiger mean?

While 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger, the Chinese zodiac also goes through five elements, apart from animals. This year it is Water Tigers. The water element is expected to bring out emotions. Thus those identifying as Water Tigers are likely to be family-oriented and have good interpersonal relationships. 

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Seeing how the Feng Shui expert speaking to CNN has hailed it as a year of hope, some have recommended this to be a good time to switch careers or build teams.