Chinese Astrology: Jen Yin year, meaning Tiger Passing through the Forest.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Tiger and Heavenly Stem Water.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger turns heads whenever he or she walks into a room. A Tiger's every step is infused with power that is just barely held in check, like a force of nature. Other people sense this power, and a Tiger can intimidate others without even meaning to. Members of the opposite sex are often drawn to a Tiger person for reasons that don't really understand.
A Tiger has the power to accomplish anything he or she sets out to do. Tigers have so much energy and determination that they seem to be able to accomplish the impossible. A person born as a Tiger according to the Chinese horoscope is not afraid of conflict-in fact, he or she seems to thrive on it. That is why Tiger people are not afraid to take up causes that other people consider lost and impossible. If it seems like a fight is impossible to win and someone manages to win it anyway, that person is probably a Tiger.
Although Tigers are magnetic, charismatic, and irresistible, they can be difficult mates. Anyone who wants to marry a Tiger will need a calm personality and plenty of patience. Since Tigers are so passionate, their moods can swing from one extreme to the other.
Also, since Tigers are so proud, they will never admit to the world at large when they have been hurt or wronged. They will often bottle up negative feelings and unleash them upon their families. A Tiger person's spouse will need to know not to take these rages personally, and be there emotionally for a Tiger at all times. Tiger's need unwavering love and emotional support to balance the storm of emotions inside them.
When the element of Water affects a Tiger, it helps him or her to be more flexible. These Tigers are less angry when things do not go as they planned, and they are better able to accommodate last minute changes to their routine. Water Tigers are just as powerful as regular Tigers, but it does not seem to be such a struggle for them to hold it in check.
People born as Water Tigers under the Chinese Zodiac are less likely to take up "impossible" causes than their Tiger counterparts because they are more able to accept the way things are, rather than constantly fighting for change. The Tiger nature is constantly seeking something to rebel against, but Water Tigers do not mind using their inner strength and power to cooperate with others, rather than always fight against them.
Water Tigers are capable of staying focussed because they do not allow their tempestuous emotions to get the best of them. Without the passionate, swinging moods, a Water Tiger is more stable, and can harness their talent and power for good causes without feeling the need to constantly battle the establishment. As a mate, a Water Tiger is better at compromising than Metal or Fire Tigers.