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Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Happy Chinese New Year
By Kaila Chan

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011. The Year of the Tiger is the third year in the cycle of “Heavenly Branches”. The Tiger is a symbol for bravery. This courageous and fiery fighter is admired by the ancient Chinese as the sign that protects the three main tragedies of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.

Tigers have many characteristics. In addition to being brave, Tigers are physically strong, gracious, bold and independent. They are friendly and loving but can also be selfish and short tempered. Tigers seek attention and power. Tigers live dangerously which often leads to trouble. They are intolerant, take risks and enjoy searching for excitement. Tigers are also instilled with a good amount of courage.

When one thinks of a tiger, one thinks of power. The Tiger flourishes from power and attention and takes advantage of all circumstances it gets itself into. The Tiger is a natural leader and loves to be the center of attention. As a rebel, it goes up against authority and speaks out about wrongs in society and willingly puts up objections.

People born in the Year of the Tiger take great pride in their individuality and normally demonstrate this special trait best in their homes. Their homes are typically filled with exotic possessions. One of the Tiger’s favorite gemstones is the cat’s eye, but tigers also love the sparkle of rubies and diamonds. They like to spend money and also enjoy sharing it with others.

Those who are fortunate enough to be born in the Year of the Tiger are considered most compatible with people born in the Year of the Horse or Dog, and they are least compatible with those born in the Year of the Monkey.

You are a Tiger if you were born in one of these years:
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986 and 1998.


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