2022, Year of the black tiger
2022 is the year of the black tiger. To commemorate the Year of the Black Tiger, I upload a picture I drew a tiger before.
Western astrology emphasizes the date and month a person was born. In contrast, the Chinese system regards the year of birth as the most important factor in determining a person's fate. As a result, it is believed that a person's personality and the dramatic events that occur in life are influenced by the characteristics of the zodiac animal associated with the year of birth.
One of the important aspects of Chinese culture is the Chinese zodiac, a 12-year astrological cycle, in which the animals of the zodiac are assigned to each year of a constantly recurring rotation.
There are 12 zodiac in all. These are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Jannabi, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The zodiac is also called “the animal that hides in the heart of each person,” and it arose from the tradition of human worship of animals in the totem society.
Korean mythology was no exception. In the myth of Dangun (檀君神話), Hwanung (桓雄) and an animal called a bear held a wedding ceremony also signifies the fusion between the heavenly order (culture) and the earthly order (culture).
It was believed that human beings were created through the harmony of heaven and earth, and that true happiness can be achieved through the harmony and cooperation of these forces. And he called 10, the number of human fingers, a perfect heavenly number, and defined the earthly number as 12 by adding 2 to it. For each of these 12 numbers, a symbolic animal was erected to predict the luck of the year and the future
The concept of the 12 gods symbolizing these animals is called 띠 (tti, the zodiac) in Korean in Korea, and is naturally called. So, when meeting someone for the first time, it is common in Korea to ask their age and then ask the zodiac. Living in a foreign country, I find it very interesting to talk about these zodiac signs and zodiac signs. I often see zodiac-related souvenirs and dolls sold in bookstores and supermarkets.
2022 is the year of Imin, the year of the Black Tiger. The 'zodiac' symbolizing the year is made by combining the 12 zodiac signs (支), which are 12 animals, and the 10 zodiac signs (干) that contain the laws of the sky. It was the new year.
This year, 2022, is the 39th year of the sixties, and the 10 kan (壬), meaning black, and the 12 jiji (寅), meaning tiger, are combined to become the Year of the Black Tiger.
The black tiger, which symbolizes 2022, has the meaning of strong leadership, independence, challenging spirit, toughness, and passion among tigers, and it is said that the ancestors valued the black tiger very much.
Encyclopedia of Korean National Culture
Myungja Anna Koh