Monday, February 22, 2010

Tiger Year


Tiger Year

Tiger Year began with the New Moon of 13 Feb 2010 and it presages huge and harmonious changes for its Tiger denizens as well as those born in the Year of the Horse and the Year of the Dog. All will suffer good fortune.

Tigers of some note, no note, but all assuredly of note in their own minds include;
Joe Pytka, Ashley Wheeler, James Canty, Brugh Joy, Alan Greenspan, Natalie Wood, Jennifer Webb, Chris Z., James Hillman, Arianna Huffington, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Rose Kennedy, Strom Thurmond, Tom Berenger, H.G. Wells, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Roberta Flack, Frederick Forsyth, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Hefner, William Hurt, Dylan Thomas, Marilyn Monroe, Beatrix Potter, Diana Rigg, Lionel Ritchie, Kenny Rogers, Cybill Shepherd, Demi Moore, Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Queen of Scots, Norma Shearer, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, Rosie O'Donnell, Karl Marx, Lindsay Lohan and Tom Cruise.

1. Introduction to Oriental Astrology

The 12 Oriental signs, as commonly displayed in paper place mats in Chinese restaurants;
Horse -------1942, 54, 66, 78, 90, 2002, 2014
Goat--------1943, 55, 67, 79, 91, 2003, 2015
Monkey-----1944, 56, 68, 80, 92, 2004, 2016
Rooster-----1945, 57, 69, 81, 93, 2005, 2017
Dog---------1946, 58, 70, 82, 94, 2006, 2018
Pig----------1947, 59, 71, 83, 95, 2007, 2019
Rat----------1948, 60, 72, 84, 96, 2008, 2020
Ox-----------1949, 61, 73, 85, 97, 2009, 2021
Tiger--------1938, 50, 62, 74, 86, 1998, 2010
Cat----------1939, 51, 63, 75, 87, 1999, 2011
Dragon------1940, 52, 64, 76, 88, 2000, 2012
Snake-------1941, 53, 65, 77, 89, 2001, 2013

And Tiger Year in a bit more detail as the Chinese Year begins at the New Moon in late January early February;
26 January 1914 - 13 February 1915: Wood Tiger
13 February 1926 - 1 February 1927: Fire Tiger
31 January 1938 - 18 February 1939: Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 - 5 February 1951: Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 - 24 January 1963: Water Tiger
23 January 1974 - 10 February 1975: Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 - 28 January 1987: Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 - 15 February 1999: Earth Tiger
13 February 2010 - 3 February 2011: Metal Tiger

AND the relative compatibilities of the signs are;

2. Chinese Horoscope Compatibility


Rat
1  











Ox
1
3










Tiger
4
6
5









Rabbit
5
2
3
3








Dragon
1
5
5
3
2







Snake
3
1
6
2
1
5






Horse
6
5
1
4
3
4
2





Goat
5
5
3
1
5
3
2
2




Monkey
1
3
5
3
1
3
5
3
1



Rooster
4
1
4
6
2
1
3
4
5
5


Dog
3
4
1
2
6
3
2
5
3
5
2

Pig
2
3
2
2
3
6
3
2
2
3
1
2

  Rat  
 Ox
 Tiger
Rabbit
    Dragon
 Snake
 Horse
 Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig

Compatibility legend

1 excellent     2 successful     3 – good     4 – fair     5 – awkward     6 – clash

We can construct a rough ‘affability quotient’ for the signs by summing the compatibilities of each of the 12 signs with each of the other. Thus,
Rat – 36
Ox – 39
Tiger – 45
Rabbit – 37
Dragon – 37
Snake – 38
Horse – 40
Goat – 40
Monkey – 35
Rooster – 43
Dog – 38
Pig - 31

Tigers are, by quite a bit, the most fractious and difficult to get along with – Pigs by far the most affable. From my personal experience as a Horse with Tiger, SUPPOSEDLY my most compatible, if this is what 1 looks like, what’s the rest of the zodiac up against? In a phrase, Tigers appear to me to be blindingly self-centered – this is an area they appear to not know they don’t know, to use a Donald Rumsfeld phrase. Do you remember that septuagenarian jerk Monkey?

Using the compatibility table it is possible to make rough estimates on how your year will go. When it is your year it is invariably transforming and expansive - some times too much so. When it is the opposite of your year, that is, 6 years away, it can be restrictive and inharmonious.

So, Monkeys are looking at a difficultly transformative year!

And, of all the Monkeys who should be on-guard, the USA is at the top of the list. 1776 is a Fire Monkey year.

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