Mason Kay Jade Jewelry

Tiger

To Chinese people the tiger is deemed to be the king of all wild beasts. It is the emblem of magisterial dignity and sternness; model of courage and fierceness, danger and terror. Families use the image of the tiger to protect themselves and their home throughout the year. Tiger claw charms made out of Jade are worn by children for protection.

In ancient times its head was painted on shields of soldiers and on covers of port holes of forts. Tigers were embroidered on court robes as the insignia of grades of military officers. Chinese soldiers dressed in imitation tiger skins with tails and all and shouted with the roar of the tiger. Its body parts are considered to have medicinal powers and its prowess could scare evil demons away.  

The tiger is the third animal of the Chinese zodiac and people who fall into this zodiac have a magnetic charm with a prestigious air about them. These people have opposing extreme qualities that make them very attractive to others.  They are passionate and playful, as well as jealous and possessive. They are sensitive deep thinkers with great capacity for sympathy yet they are extremely short tempered and indecisive. Their bravery and courage welcomes the unpredictable to cross their path. Tiger people have a great sense of humor and are truly optimistic about life. The following are year of the tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010…

Please click here to learn more about the Chinese Zodiac Signs.

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