Tom Cruise was born in the year of the tiger (1962)

This is about the Chinese Zodiac and the year of the tiger. The Chinese Zodiac is a classification scheme. It is based on the lunar calendar. It assigns an animal to each year and as there are 12 animals assigned after 12 years the cycle repeats. The 12 year cycle equates to the 11.85 year orbital period of Jupiter.

The 12 Chinese horoscope animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. As you can see the tiger is the third in the list. The years of the tiger include: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034. We know the attributes of the tiger namely: courage, bravery, force, fearfulness, power and dominance. The emperors and kings of ancient times were compared to tigers.

Tom Cruise was born in the year of the tiger. He was born in 1962. People who believe in the Chinese Zodiac, and I presume many Chinese people do, believe that people born in the year of the tiger are brave, competitive, confident and unpredictable. In other words they take on the characteristics of the fantastic tiger. They can become competent leaders and have indomitable fortitude.

It is also believed in Chinese culture that the tiger is the guardian of children and Chinese toddlers and children wear shoes with tigers on them. They protect them from evil spirits.

Other celebrities born under the sign of the tiger are Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio, Megan Fox and Victoria Beckham. You have to also include Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, Stevie wonder, Sir Terence Wogan, Demi Moore, Oscar Wilde, Phil Collins and Tony Bennett!

There are different types of tiger because each Zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements namely: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The water tiger likes to take part in many activities. They like to experiment with new ideas and have an adventurous personality and therefore travel a lot. They are perceptive, humble, and adaptable by nature. They remain calm in a calamity but can be indecisive! There are good communicators and are daring people. They like challenges and are prepared to get involved if it catches their imagination. They are also lucky in most of their enterprises.

How do you become a water Tiger? It depends upon the year in which you were born. If you were born in 1962 and will be born in 2022 you will be a water tiger. Water tigers are straightforward but are impatient. They work hard and have a laser focus on their objectives. The experts say that they shouldn't marry! Perhaps this is because they are too focused on getting to their objectives.

There are also metal, wood, fire and Earth tigers. If you were born in 1950 or 2010 you will be a metal Tiger. If you were born in 1974 and will be born in 2034 you will be a wood tiger. Fire tigers were born in 1926 and 1986 while Earth tigers were born in 1938 and 1998.

There are differences in how men and women express their tiger characteristics. Women born in the year of the tiger love to express their freedoms through fashion and work. They are lively and friendly but like to keep their claws sharp! They are intelligent and impatient and make great mothers. Men born in the year of the tiger are adventurous and risk takers. They also express themselves through hard work and aggression in work. They're very confident, positive and have high standards with respect their appearance but they lack romance and can be cold leading to an unhappy family life.

Sources: various, all on the Internet, some Chinese websites.


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