On February 1, 2022, we’re officially bidding farewell to the Year of the Metal Ox and welcoming the Year of the Water Tiger. In Chinese horoscopes, the tiger is a symbol of independence, bravery and authority, while the water element represents pliancy and wisdom. Under the governing sign, 2022 will likely be a year filled with determination, growth and enthusiasm.
The Lunar New Year lands on a different date every year on the Gregorian calendar, so if you’re unsure of your Chinese zodiac sign, check this link with your birthdate. Read on for a list of lucky colors that will help your Chinese zodiac sign thrive in the new year!
🐯 Tiger: “Calm like the waters”
Selenite Blue x Onyx x Vermillion
Birth Years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2122
Being the governing sign of the year doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be having it easy – this is the case for those born in the Year of the Tiger. Making impulsive decisions and taking risks are big no-nos for this sign in 2022. Instead, a calm and clear mind is what you’ll need for the Year of the Water Tiger. Selenite blue exudes calmness, while the gemstone itself helps boosts mental clarity, making it a perfect color for the tiger.
When things aren’t going smoothly, the tiger is likely to be shrouded with negative thoughts. In crystals, onyx is a protective stone that helps repel negative energy and promote emotional healing. Also keep the vivacious vermillion color around you, as this mood-booster can help you regain confidence!
🐰 Rabbit: “Raise self-awareness”
Bordeaux Red x Dusty Rose x Snow White
Birth Years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
This is the year for the rabbit to shine at work, as 2022 will keep you on your toes with ample opportunities. While all the attention may seem overwhelming at first, it’s important to believe in your abilities and to simply do your best. Consider incorporating the confident color of Bordeaux red into your workwear or work space for a little reassurance.
Socially, 2022 will be a thriving year for the rabbit. If shyness gets the best of you, opt for a pop of dusty rose to visually communicate a warm and sweet personality. More work responsibilities and social interactions may lead to stress and anxiety. The goal this year is to maintain good work-life balance – the snow white color will help promote inner peace.
🐉 Dragon: “Take time for yourself”
Pastel Pink x Wasabi Green x Kyanite Blue
Birth Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
After a career-oriented 2021, the Year of the Water Tiger urges the dragon to take things slow and focus on self-care and improvement. Office-related troubles and gossip shouldn’t disrupt your rhythm at work, but just in case, keep items in pastel pink around to promote a sense of calm. This soft color reminiscent of rose quartz channels compassion and lovingness to ward off negativity and malice.
For a mental boost, the refreshing wasabi green color is a perfect blend of optimism and spice, reinvigorating your day-to-day with an energizing effect. Sometimes it’s hard to pay attention to others, especially when you’re preoccupied with your professional and personal lives. Taking time off to recharge is essential, and the dragon should be mindful when dealing with others. A dose of kyanite blue is not only soothing to look at, but the crystal itself is also a calming and healing gemstone that helps with softening communication and taming emotional outbursts.
🐍 Snake: “Keep it Zen”
Strawberry Blonde x Cedar Ash x Sage Green
Birth Years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
This year is all about playing it safe for the snake, but that doesn’t mean 2022 is going to be gloomy and dull. Get inspired by strawberry blonde, a charming color bearing the gentle warmth of yellow with a revitalizing touch of pink, which are qualities perfect for the snake! Like last year, 2022 won’t bring the snake much social luck or romantic opportunities – the more you seek such prospects, the less good they will do for your mental health. Cedar ash oozes composure and neutrality, characteristics the snake needs when engaging in social encounters.
Career-wise, be prepared to adapt to something new, whether that’s changing jobs, moving office or being assigned new responsibilities. Embrace a new opportunity that arises, as the snake can benefit from a change in environment. Adding pops of sage green into your work attire or desk space can help soothe nerves during the transition.
🐎 Horse: “Try something new”
Stone Gray x Indigo x Honey Yellow
Birth Years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The witty and agile horse will be picking up the pace professionally in 2022 as long as you put in the good work. There’s something dependable and formal about stone gray, a color that reassures the horse to steadily reach goals. With a focus on career, you may neglect your social life. Consider picking up a new hobby or joining a new community to widen your social network – it can be beneficial to both your personal and professional lives. Indigo is a mysterious color channeling spirituality and creativity, traits that can nudge the horse to venture beyond the comfort zone.
This freedom-loving sign is also driven by the work-hard-play-hard ethos, but over-indulgent behavior might seriously affect your health. Honey is a soothing ingredient that promotes wound healing, and the honey yellow color can serve as a reminder for the horse to rest and heal.
🐑Sheep: “Keep calm and carry on”
Malachite Green x Camel x Tomato Red
Birth Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The Year of the Water Tiger will be a smooth ride for the sheep both socially and professionally. Malachite green gives off an air of security, ambition and wisdom, while the crystal itself serves as a reminder to embrace change and bolster inner strength. Some aggressiveness is needed to navigate certain situations, and the warm yet serious camel color can help channel such gumption sartorially.
Mentally, the sheep will be in a pretty good place. As more social or work-related gatherings are on the horizon this year, it can be hard to resist over-indulging here and there. The vibrant and revitalizing color of tomato red can both uplift you and caution you to reign in such impulses.
🐵 Monkey: “It’s all under control!”
Ice Blue x Tourmaline Red x Almond
Birth Years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The monkey will be pretty occupied throughout the Year of the Water Tiger, as this is a busy year for you socially and professionally. Due to sudden popularity in your personal life, the monkey may find it all overwhelming. A dash of ice blue emanates coolness, a perfect reminder to maintain composure no matter the situation.
Alternatively, a splash of tourmaline red serves as a confidence booster to push you out of passivity. To balance things out, throw in a dose of almond for versatility and gentle vibes, as the color fosters emotional maturity and a warm presence.
🐔 Rooster: “Time to shine”
Banana Yellow x Iris Purple x Aegean Blue
Birth Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
For the hardworking rooster, 2022 will be a thriving year in the career department. The bold and bright banana yellow color is perfect for boosting the rooster’s morale. A pop of iris purple evokes an aura of wisdom and admiration, just the impression the rooster wants to leave whether in a professional or social setting.
With work occupying the majority of your time, it’s easy to neglect self-care, let alone your social life. The therapeutic Aegean blue is reminiscent of the serene colors of coastal scenery, serving as a perfect mood-booster for the rooster to restore inner zen.
🐶 Dog: “Feeling creative”
Caramel Brown x Marmalade x Ink Black
Birth Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
2022 is a mixed bag for the dog. If you work in the creative industry, you’ll be brimming with ideas and getting acknowledged for your efforts. But if your profession involves liaising with others, you may find yourself stuck in a rut and feeling jaded. Introduce earthy tones like caramel brown to your surroundings and clothes for uplifting vibes, as the color denotes strength, dependability and resilience.
Socially, this may not be the most exhilarating year for the dog. If you’re single, you may feel more at ease at being on your own. If you’re in in a stable relationship, you may lean towards spending more time on other things than on your partner. No matter the status, take a page from the optimistic marmalade color to kick start on self-improvement. When in doubt, a dose of sophisticated ink black can remind the dog of your self-worth.
🐷 Pig: “Blooming”
Garnet Red x Smoke Gray x Grape Purple
Birth Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Things are looking rosy for the pig in the personal and professional realms. With the limelight on the pig, criticism and gossip may arise. Utilize the powerfully uplifting garnet red to remind you to limit the impact of such negativity. Alternatively, take on the serious color of smoke gray to reinforce a strong and dependable presence, qualities that the good-natured pig should embody to help navigate difficult situations.
In romance and friendship, milestones may be reached, such as family planning if you’re in a steady relationship. Grape purple is a luscious and royal color that gives off an air of respectability, a characteristic that perfectly complements the pig’s fruitful year ahead.
🐭 Rat: “Keep going!”
Deep Sea blue x Jujube Red x Opal White
Birth Years:1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
The rat will be blessed with another smooth year in the career department, such as getting acknowledged for your abilities or being surrounded by support. The deep sea blue (a more serene variation of navy blue) exudes an air of honor, reliability and clarity, which can help the rat strengthen their professional demeanor.
Like the fruit itself, jujube red is a mood-boosting color that promotes happiness and relaxation, perfect reminders to maintain a healthy work-life balance. In crystals, opal symbolizes harmony, balance and healing, while its white color evokes a sense of peace and overall wellness.
🐮 Ox: “Balance is key”
Forest Green x Pistachio Green x Oatmeal
Birth Years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
After surviving a stressful year, things are looking bright for the ox in the Year of the Water Tiger. There may be plenty of work-related stress, but bear in mind that it’s all part of the journey to achieve your goals. Forest green channels ambition, wisdom and calmness, all qualities the ox should embody to succeed in your pursuits this year.
While it’s important to work, remember to prioritize your health too. Try incorporating pistachio green and oatmeal colors in your life as they boast soothing and stress-reducing energies – perfect reminders to the ox that a balanced diet and good rest are key to good physical and mental well-being.
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