Lunar New Year, also known as 春节 Chunjie (China), 설날 Seollal (Korea), ལོ་གསར Losar (Tibet) and Tét (Vietnam), always begins on the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar. Each lunar year is connected to a zodiac animal and its related attributes, with 12 animals recurring on a 12-year cycle. Traditions span from gathering with family to making dumplings, with Lunar New Year most commonly visualized through the use of lucky colors red and gold.
We’re entering the Year of the Tiger. Following the Year of the Ox, the Tiger symbolizes new beginnings and big changes. Some years in recent history that were ruled by the tiger are 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010. If you were born during one of these years, you might think this is your time to shine. However, be warned, if you were born in the year of the current Zodiac, you may be riddled with bad luck until the next Zodiac animal takes rule.
Whether or not you were born under this Zodiac, it’s never a bad idea to know about and channel some of its most powerful traits. Tigers are known and respected in Chinese astrology for their fearlessness, courage, passion and competitive nature. These characteristics make them attractive to others, as their confident and stoic allure makes them strong alphas in any situation.
Each Chinese zodiac animal is closely related with some type of element, whether it be wood, fire, metal, water, or earth. Similar to Greek astrology, these elements declare certain personality traits for those with whom they are associated.
Wood is the element related to the Year of the Tiger, and symbolizes creativity, imagination, and personal growth. Think of it as a tree, spurring from the earth and growing into something large, complex, and beautiful. In Chinese astrology, wood also gives birth to fire (the next astrological element), which sparks human relationships and passionate adventures.
As an Asian-founded brand, we pride ourselves on our Asian-inspired products and ingredients. Plus, we have to celebrate the Year of the Tiger the best way we know how, with a limited edition Lunar New Year set, featuring some of our most highly acclaimed products. Doll up with our lucky red lipstick and nail polish colours, and give your lips some extra love with our Lip R&R Exfoliating Lip Balm. Plus, earn some extra good luck with our red and gold Lunar New Year Bao envelopes, containing a little surprise inside every Lunar New Year Set order.