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Year of the Pig — The 12th Chinese Zodiac Animal

Get to Know the Year of the Pig

  • Chinese: 猪 ‘pig’
  • Personality: curious, mischievous and clever
  • Pig years: …1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031…

If you were born in a year listed above, then you are a Pig. 2019 is an Earth Pig year, beginning on February 5th, 2019 and lasting until January 24th, 2020.

Year of the Pig does not start from January 1st, because the Chinese lunar calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar.

Let’s see the forecasts for Pigs in 2019.

Pigs' Lucky and Unlucky Things

The Unlucky Things for Pigs

  • Unlucky colors: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Personality — Dedicated and Generous

Pigs are a group of people who will highly focus on what they do and try to achieve them. They have a great sense of responsibility.

Pigs are also generous and they like to give others a hand. Therefore, when they come across bad lucks, they will get help from others easily. But, pigs should also suspect trickery to avoid cheaters.


The Most Famous Pig

Born on July 13, 1983, Liu Xiang is a retired Chinese 110 meter hurdler, who is also the first athlete with the “triple crown” of the Olympic champion, world championship winner and world record holder in the history of 110-metre hurdles.

At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he broke the Olympic record with the time of 12.91 seconds and won the men’s 110-metre hurdles final, matching the feat of Colin Jackson. It made him become China's first men's Olympic champion in a track and field event, which created a Chinese myth in men’s 110-metre hurdles event.

In 2006, he won the gold medal at the Super Grand Prix in Lausanne with the time of 12.88 seconds, breaking the 13-year-old world record of men’s 110-metre hurdles.

As a symbol of Chinese sports, Liu Xiang is also a remarkable athlete who made the greatest contribution to push the boundaries of the yellow race in the history.


Forecasts for the Pig in 2019

Overall Luck

Career- Hard phase but good opportunities

Pigs’ career prospects are not very good in 2019. The year may seem like a hard phase in their careers and they may feel a sense of loss, with confidence undermined.

Careers will go in a negative direction with many traps and gaps, and work outcomes contrary to expectations.

In 2019, Pigs will get help from their friends.

If Pigs want some breakthroughs in 2019, you should discipline yourselves in the following ways:

  • Keep a clear mind and maintain a calm way of thinking. When making decisions, remember not to be impulsive.

  • Maintain good relationships with others. Harmonious relationships will benefit your careers. When you feel depressed, you should talk more to your friends.

Ideal jobs for Pigs: actor, lawyer, teacher, doctor, police, banking, health care, accounting, catering, beauty and makeup.

Finance- Tightened belts and need to be cautious with investments

In 2019, Pigs’ prospects on the wealth front are not very good. It will be very difficult for Pigs to make money and easy for them to squander lots of money. What’s more, Pigs might easily be cheated by others this year and will hardly make any big money in their investments.

    • Note, however, that career promotion would offer you an attractive remuneration package. It will be important for you to avoid any risky investments in stocks or lotteries.

    • You Pigs should make a financial plan before spending, or you run the risk of extravagance, possibly leading to bankruptcy.

    Health -Great pressure, regular exercise

    Pigs will be in generally good health in 2019. With a heavy workload, they might feel great career pressure, so they may suffer severe headaches and violent mood swings. They should try to be optimistic and positive. It is important for Pigs to go for excursions or to have a break in some other way.

    Regular exercise will be necessary. Keep a balanced diet. Beware of gastrointestinal, gynecological, inflammation, insomnia or other non-major health problems.

    Pay attention to traffic safety. Avoid high-risk activities such as diving, rock climbing and parachuting.

    Months when Pigs are more likely to have health problems: April, June, July, August, November, and December.

    Love-Discuss frequently any imbalance between work and family

    Pigs will have poor love lives in 2019. Relationships between them and their lovers will alternate hot and cold. People around may give a lot of advice about their love relationship, but results will be contrary to expectations.

    No matter how busy you are, do not forget to communicate with family and friends.

    Months that will be good for developing relationships: January, February, and October.

    Love Compatibility with Other Chinese Zodiac Signs

    • Best with: Rabbits, Sheep, Tigers
    • Worst with: Snakes, Pigs

    Male Pigs in love: Male Pigs will be lucky with the opposite sex, and find it easy to make heterosexual friends. Married male Pigs should avoid close relationships with women other than their wives; otherwise, they may easily end up creating love triangles. If male Pigs are ready to get married, it should be a good year to do so.

    Female Pig in love: Unmarried female Pigs have poor prospects in love this year. If they hope to find boyfriends, they ought to lower their requirements slightly. The males they meet this year might be poorer than themselves, economically, educationally, or in other ways.
    It will be a good year for married woman to have children; they will easily become pregnant and give birth relatively easily.



    Types of Pig — Five Elements and Years

    According to the theory of Chinese elements, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements; wood, fire, earth, gold (metal) or water. They come in cycles, with the Wood Rooster coming once every 60 years. Theory has it that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element.

    There are five types of Pig as follows.

    Type of Pig

    Year of Birth




    Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable



    Ambitious, persevering, but impatient



    Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping

    Gold (metal)


    Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others



    Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life

    Greetings for a Pig Year

    • Good luck for the Pig year.

    Click here to see more New Year Greetings.

    Some Famous People Born in a Year of the Pig

    Born in 1215

    Khubilai Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan成吉思汗)

    Born in 1371

    Zheng He (voyager in the Ming dynasty)

    Born in 1839

    John Davison Rockefeller

    Born in 1887

    Chiang Kai-shek (head of the Nationalist government in China 1928-1949)

    Born in 1911

    Ronald Reagan

    Born in 1923

    Dr. Henry Fok (霍英东, Hong Kong tycoon)

    Born in 1935

    Alain Delon (French actor)

    Born in 1947

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Born in 1983

    Carrie Underwood (American country singer)

    Some other celebrities

    Emperor Taizu of Song (宋太祖), Lao She, Han Hong, Qian Xuesen, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Henry Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Which Chinese Zodiac Sign Are You?

    • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
    • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
    • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
    • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
    • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
    • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
    • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
    • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
    • Monkey:2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
    • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
    • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
    • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

    The years above are Chinese calendar years, starting on Chinese New Year, which falls between January 21st and February 20th. So people born in January or February should find out what date it was to confirm their Chinese zodiac sign.

    Introduction to the 12 Animals

    We list all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, if you want to check out the animal sign that your parents or your kids belong to:

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