Updated: Nov 28, 2022
Tuesday, February 1st is the start of Chinese New Year, and we will be welcoming the year of the Water Tiger until January 21, 2023! 2021 was the year of the Metal Ox, which typically signifies success to those who work very hard and follow their goals with confidence, persistence and determination.
This past year was a continued fight against the Covid virus and its new variants. Through our determination and persistence, we are making progress against this disease and will hopefully see the end of the pandemic by the end of the Water Tiger year.
From the Chinese Five Element Stem-Branch calendar, the name of 2022 Chinese Zodiac Year is Shui Laohu. Shui is Water and Laohu is Tiger. 2022 is expected to be a turbulent year marked by action and change. Surprising developments may create adversity and stress, so it is important to embrace calm and patient energy.
Balance and moderation will help you not become consumed by the moment.
Yang Water is related to urinary bladder energy. Pay attention to water related health issues that involve the body’s urinary tract, lymph system and hormones. Avoid dehydration (yin deficiency) which can cause organs not to function fully.
The water element symbolizes the vital essence, spiritual communication, maturity and deep emotions. 2022 will bring unforeseen changes and surprising developments. Follow water’s flowing character, approaching life situations in a fluid manner to avoid unnecessary stress.
Whatever plans you have for the year of the Water Tiger, I hope it is full of wonderful things. As we say in Chinese, 新年快樂! (xin nian kuai le), or Happy New Year to you all! I wish you a prosperous, happy, and healthy year.