Chinese New Year 2022 animal sign is the Black Tiger. Chinese calendar combines solar, lunar, and 60 Stem-Branch counting systems. The 60 Stem-Branch calendar uses the names of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth) and 12 animals to rank the sequences. Five elements are connected to five colors - White, Black, Green, Red, and Brown. So Chinese use the color animal name to count the year. The name of 2022 is the Yang-Water Tiger. Black is connected to Water. Therefore, 2022 is also called Black Water Tiger Year.

The first day of the Black Tiger year is not the Chinese New Year Day in Chinese Astrology. The first day of Tiger month is the first day of the Chinese Astrology year. This day is called the Start of Spring, which is the date when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. This day is around February 4, each year. 2022 Chinese Black Tiger starts on February 4, 2022, in China's time zone. That means the Chinese Lunar New Year is not the first day of Black Tiger Year. If a baby is born before February 4, 2022, then the baby's zodiac sign is the Cow, not Tiger.

What's the meaning of Black Water Tiger?

壬寅 Ren-Yin is the Chinese zodiac name of the Stem-Branch calendar for 2022. Each zodiac is labeled with a name of Yin-Yang Five Elements. Ren is Yang-Water. Yin is Tiger. Therefore, the name of 2022 is called Yang-Water Tiger. The color of the Water is Black in the Chinese Five Elements theory. 2022 is the Yang Black Water Tiger year.

The first Stem-Branch name is found in the document around 1739 B.C. The original stems and branches are only used for counting the days. Using Stem-Branch to count for Month, Hour, and Year sequences began around 206 B.C. during the Chin dynasty and Han dynasty. Using the season-changing information, Chinese Yin-Yang Five Element scholars converted all zodiac signs into five elements. The theory of the Five Elements becomes the foundation of Chinese fortunetelling.

Yang-Water is running water, river, waterfall, or ocean. Yang-Water is male and it can become flood discharge, storm rain, or surging ocean. Water is connected to wisdom in the Chinese Five Element theory. The characteristics of Yang-Water are talented, wise, acute, agile, restless, and progressive. In Chinese I-Ching, Water is connected to danger. The other traits of Yang-Water are severe, unforgiving, uncharitable, and provocative. Yang-Water is the 9th Element of 10 Heavenly Stems. The color of Yang-Water is black or dark blue. The location of Yang-Water is in the north.

Tiger is the third animal sign of 12 Earthly Branches. Tiger is in the Wood group according to the Chinese Five Element theory. Tiger is Yang-Wood, which is the big tree in the spring. Tiger month is February, the beginning month of the spring season. The weather is still a little cold. The Wood of Tiger waits for the warm weather to grow up. Tiger is a carnivore. It is often alone, not gregarious, and difficult to get along. Tiger has a domineering temper and authoritative air. The characteristics of Tiger are bold, resolute, unyielding, dictatorial, arbitrary, ambitious and full of self-confidence.

Yang-Wood of Tiger is related to tall trees, large Wood structures, or landmarks. Tiger also contains some Yang-Fire, which is connected to the sun, mighty power, or public figure. So Tiger has good leadership. It can start a business from scratch. It usually will suffer growing pain. Tiger likes the heat of Yin-Fire and Fire of Horse to bring up its energy. Tiger doesn't like Pig and Monkey to bring down its passion and vitality.

Yang-Water Tiger ranks 33rd out of 60 Stem-Branches. Yang-Water is the Heavenly Stem and Tiger is the Earthly Branch in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The color of Yang-Water is blue or black. Therefore, Yang-Water Tiger is the Black Tiger.

Yang-Water is connected to the running water, river, or waterfall. The sign of the Yang-Water Tiger is a Tiger walking in the river. Tiger contains mainly Yang-Wood and also contains some Yang-Fire and Yang-Earth. Yang-Wood is a tall tree. A tall tree standing on the river is a sign of limitation, resolute, unyielding, or settling down. Yang-Wood is also connected to the big wooden boat. A boat on the river is a sign of traveling, relaxing, and resting. It's a period of recharging energy.

Tiger month is February. Tiger hour is from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tiger is still a little bit chilly. Tiger doesn't have enough heat for Yang-Water. Yang-Water Tiger needs more Fire to have a prosperous life. It's hard for Yang-Water Tiger to save money without Fire. Investment in real estate is a good policy for money management.