August 12 - August 18, 2019
While the month of the Monkey is not the easiest of months and can, in fact, be one of the most challenging months of any lunar year, it is ultimately empowering. The Monkey and the Tiger are opposing signs so are opposites in every aspect. This is a month whose energy you don't relate to and it can feel like you are being rubbed up against the wrong way. In addition, because the Monkey puts the focus on your relationships, it can feel like the pressure is coming from your relationships. In reality, the Monkey is egging on those responses because the things you respond to are the truths that are fighting back and therefore are being made obvious. A Full Moon midweek is a Tiger Moon and this is when those responses are likely to be felt most strongly. This is your inner Tiger fighting back, asking 'what about me'? Only the Monkey can press your buttons like this and bless him for that.
2020 - Year of the Rat
2020 began on a professional wave that has been building for close to a year by the time you moved into the New Year, with the tail end of the Year of the Pig playing out. For the Tiger, the Year of the Pig is the most competitive and professionally charged year in a 12 year cycle and while it will come to an end on 24th January, it will have created enough momentum by then to carry you through the rest of 2020. This could have lucrative implications fairly early in the year. For the Tiger, the most lucrative month of any year is the month of the Rabbit, which this year runs from 23rd February to 24th March.
Beginning just after the Year of the Pig ends, there will be a lot more professional momentum than you would normally expect at this time of year. In the meantime, any new lunar year always begins with the month of the Tiger, so when the Year of the Rat begins on 24th January, this is something you will get an early feel for and most likely, will like what you see. For the Tiger, the Rat is a social and serendipitous energy and while the month of the Rat comes around once a year and is the most socially active and charged month of any year, this will be in effect for the rest of the year.
This makes 2020 and important year for friendship, teamwork and for personal, professional and social networking in general. By its very nature the Tiger is a social creature and the Rat speaks to your humanitarian and the community minded side of your nature. While every year will go through its normal seasons, with work and job matters bringing a chance to pick up on where the Pig left off in July and August, while the latter part of June and the first three weeks of July are especially good for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. However, it is home, family and/or property matters that get an unexpected boost this year. With 13 New Moons during the Year of the Rat there will be a leap month or a lunar month that is repeated. This time, the first leap month since 2017 is the month of the Snake, which for the Tiger puts the focus on home and family matters. The first month of the Snake runs from 23rd April to 22nd May, only to start again from 22nd May to 21st June. Where you will normally only have four weeks to focus on home and family matters, which apart from the Rat’s yearlong focus on your social life and matters all the other areas of your life will get, on the home front you will have eight weeks.
About the Tiger
The Tiger is warm, loving and dynamic. One is never bored in the company of a Tiger. They are independent and unpredictable. Tigers can sometimes be selfish in pursuit of fun for they are susceptible to being captured by sudden enthusiasm, causing them to alienate their friends. But they generally have great sympathies and understanding for others.
Tigers are aggressive and need to control their tempers. They always tell it like it is, but they are also intelligent and sensitive, so will be full of remorse if they upset you. Tigers are protective of their families and peers and often show great courage.
Tigers are brave and powerful. At times, they take risks to the point of recklessness. They can make hasty decisions without thinking of the possible consequences. Nevertheless, Tigers are natural born leaders and are often successful in money and career matters. But they do have a propensity to see-saw in triumphs and failures because of their rash behaviour.
In love, Tigers are highly emotional. They have a strong sex drive touched with good dose of sensuality. More likely to "sow wild oats" in they younger days than other signs, they do become more placid with age.
Compatible: Dogs & Horses
Satisfactory: Boars & Dragons