Chinese Astrology: Keng Yin year, meaning Tiger Descending the Mountain.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Tiger and Heavenly Stem Metal.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, people who are born under the Chinese sign of the Tiger are very intense. These individuals are passionate and fiery, and live for conflict. A person born under the sign of the Tiger in the Chinese horoscope is likely to adopt lost causes and fight for them fiercely.
Tiger people are extremely loyal to their friends and family. If you find yourself being oppressed by someone or something, it really pays off to have a Tiger in your corner. Tiger people will fight tooth and claw to defend you-and an angry Tiger is something few people have the strength to stand up to!
Tigers sometimes get into unfortunate situations due to their intensity. Tigers often leap before they look, and a Tiger may find himself or herself in a situation that is simply too much to handle. Tigers have a lot of pride, however, so they press on and try their best to handle things themselves. It is hard for a Tiger to ask for help.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger has a dual nature: he or she can be fierce and proud, dominating a room from the second he or she walks in, or he or she can find himself or herself deeply depressed. Because Tigers feel emotions so intensely, it is difficult for them to deal with disappointment, and a Tiger usually has only one or two extremely close friends to confide in when this happens. A Tiger needs absolute emotional support during these periods of vulnerability, and they need to know that they are not being judged.
A Tiger has the charisma and energy to achieve success, but not all Tigers are concerned with wealth or material successes. Many of them are content to champion causes like charities.
A Tiger who is tempered by the element of Metal has a steely temper rather than a fiery one. If you arouse a Metal Tiger's anger, you won't feel a whirlwind wrath, but rather an icy coldness. Metal Tigers have a lot of emotional energy to maintain grudges, so it's not a good idea to betray one. Always be honest and forthright with a Metal Tiger-if you're looking for someone to take advantage of, look elsewhere.
Like all Tigers, a Metal Tiger oozes sex appeal and vitality. There is just something about Tigers that draws the opposite sex. Although all Tigers are very powerful people, a Metal Tiger holds that power in a steel grip. People who are Metal Tigers according to the Chinese Zodiac may appear tense, and they probably are. They are so busy keeping that frantic energy under control so that they can channel it for constructive purposes.
Metal Tigers are fairly focussed on their goals, and turn all of their energy over to their pet projects. Although they love their families and would do anything for them, they sometimes need to be reminded to stop putting in the extra hours and work and just relax and enjoy life.