On February 3, Chinese New Year rings in the Year of the Metal Rabbit. Did you know, however, that each month in the year is also ruled by one of the Chinese zodiac animals? This means that each month, although shaped by the influences of the Year Animal, also favors certain things based on what Month Animal is in charge.
The first month of the year happens to be ruled by the Tiger -- the ferocious, energetic and ambitious sign that helps us start each year with a bang! When it comes to love, here are some things to remember during a Tiger month.
Be open and honest.
This is a no-brainer in any relationship, but it’s especially important in the month of the Tiger. The Tiger has no tolerance for dishonesty or cheating. Make sure you tell the truth since people will be more prone to aggressive and rash behavior if they find out they’ve been lied to!
Spice things up.
The Tiger dislikes routine, so shake things up a bit when it comes to your love life. Is it time for a romantic getaway in the mountains? A night out at your favorite upscale restaurant? Try to surprise your sweetie with something bold and adventurous in order to keep the love flames stoked this winter.
Lengthen that leash.
As much as the Tiger is a passionate, loving sign, she also needs her freedom! Give your partner a little more room this month and take some space for yourself as well. Spend more time with your gal pals, enroll in an art class, or ask for a weekend apart. The bonus? A little independence can go a long way to make him miss you.
One thing every Tiger tends to love: a little ego-stroking, of course! If you’ve been taking your partner for granted or it’s been a while since you handed out some compliments, make sure to step up the sweet talk this month. Everyone needs to feel adored. Plus, he’ll probably be more inclined to return the favor if you treat him like a king.
The Tiger’s influence might make you more aggressive, but delegate that energy to work and business -- not your love life. You might be more prone to arguments since you both could be feeling more competitive than usual. Or, at least save the fighting spirit for bedroom play!
A Tiger month can be an exciting, passionate and romantic time for lovers, but just be careful about impulsive or aggressive behavior. Above all, the Tiger is a warm-hearted, energetic and optimistic creature, so use that energy to your advantage whether you’re happily attached or a satisfied single.