The Pig is twelfth and last in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to one folktale, the Jade Emperor decided that the order of the animals would be determined according to the order by which they arrived at his party. The Pig overslept and was the last animal to reach the party. In another story, the home of the Pig was destroyed by a wolf. He had to rebuild his house before he could set off and ended up twelfth in the order.
The Pig is associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours of 09:00–11:00 in the evening. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. Pigs are also used to represent wealth. Their chubby faces and large ears are also symbols of fortune.
Pigs have heartwarming personalities and are endowed with good fortune in life.
Along with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. The Earthly Branch of the Pig is associated with earth, but its years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng). Recent years of the Pig include: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.
|YEAR||CELESTIAL STEM||EARTHLY BRANCH||ZODIAC||ELEMENT||YIN YANG|
Pig’s Year: Personality and traits
- 1 Pig’s Year: Personality and traits
- 2 Pig’s compatibility
- 3 Careers fit for Pigs
- 4 Health and lifestyle
- 5 Pigs in the Year of the Rat (2020)
Pigs may not garner much attention in public but they are very sensible and true to their words. They are good at handling their finances and like to treat themselves occasionally. They can be a bit materialistic but their desire for new belongings motivates them to work hard. Pigs are very active and optimistic even when tasked with boring jobs. If given the opportunity, they would take positions of power and status.
|Metal||1971, 2031||These Pigs tend to be lazy but are capable of concentrating at work. With the right amount of effort, they are destined to succeed but they must learn to handle their finances better.|
|Water||1983, 2043||These Pigs have remarkable ideas but they can easily be influenced by others. They are good listeners and communicate well with their friends and family. In general, they have good fortune and shall retire wealthy.|
|Wood||1935, 1995||These Pigs don’t place much importance on their finances. They must learn to save and maintain emergency funds. They take life day by day and are not fazed by challenges.|
|Fire||1947, 2007||These Pigs rely heavily on others and are best fit for jobs that demand cooperation and teamwork. They are capable of building a strong foundation for their careers if they focus on their craft. They are excellent at managing their finances and get along well with others. However, they struggle a bit when it comes to romantic relationships.|
|Earth||1959, 2019||These Pigs are very good at socializing. They get much support in both work and life. They generally have good fortune and enjoy are most successful in the later stages of their lives.|
Men born in the Pig’s year have positive mindsets and are determined to achieve their goals in life. They are not very efficient with their finances and can be susceptible to scams because of their naivety.
These men are also not very good at communication. They are smart but struggle to turn their knowledge into words. Nevertheless, they have a large circle of friends because of their inherent kindness. Whenever they are faced with obstacles in life, there will always be people ready to lend them a helping hand.
Women born in the year of the Pig are quite adventurous. They love to socialize and meet new people. Since they have easygoing personalities, it is easy for others to trust them. These women have good luck when it comes to wealth and should learn to spend wisely. They may not start well of in life but are capable of keeping the money flowing thanks to their hard work.
They are also very organized at home. When their rooms are messy, they are willing to stay up all night until it is clean. Playing with children also brings them joy. However, their friendliness may also be their weakness. They sometimes have a tendency to be too friendly and invade the personal space of others.
Most compatible with Pig: Tiger, Rabbit, and Goat
- The bravery of Tigers give Pigs the sense of security they desire.
- The warmth and intelligence of Pigs are highly attractive to Rabbits.
- Pigs and Goats have similar interests and goals in life.
Least compatible with Pig: Snake, and Monkey
- Pigs and Snakes find it difficult to compromise and have biases against each other.
- A relationship between Pigs and Monkeys would be full of tension.
Lucky things for Pigs
- Colors: yellow, brown, gray and gold
- Numbers: 2, 5, and 8
- Accessories/Ornaments: yellow or red pendant
- Auspicious directions: southeast and northeast
- Colors: red, green and blue
- Unlucky numbers:1, 3, and 9
- Unlucky directions: east and west
Careers fit for Pigs
Pigs are well-mannered and rarely lose their temper. Even when they throw a fit, the tension is never overly dramatic since they always try to compromise resolve issues quickly. Since their advocacy is for everyone to live in harmony, they are the best fit for charity work and fundraising.
Pigs are also very understanding. When others make mistakes, they correct them without humiliating them. These traits along with their patience make great teachers and coaches. Pigs who are interested in business must be willing to take risks. They may face challenges early on but they are likely going to end up very wealthy.
Health and lifestyle
Pigs usually have strong and resilient bodies. They live active lifestyles and never seem to run out of energy. They are naturally healthy but can sometimes overlook minor symptoms that may lead to health complications.
Pigs are also often busy with their careers. They can even be affected by changes in the season so they must remember to make time for some rest and relaxation. If they are not mindful of what they eat, they can be prone to diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart problems.
Pigs in the Year of the Rat (2020)
The year of the Rat, particularly the second half, is looking excellent for Pigs. They may face some challenges early on but luck should be on their side by fall. There are also several unlucky stars on their horizon so they might find themselves losing their temper and concentration more often than usual. They may even lose a small amount of money in investments.
Pigs must also learn to mind their own business and not get too nosy or else they will get themselves in some trouble that could have been avoided. Their health may also be a cause for concern. Meanwhile, Pigs who have creative minds and good judgment will have many opportunities for financial gain.
The year of the Rat should be full of opportunities and excitement with regards to their romantic life. The Peach Blossom luck is particularly strong for Pigs so those single are likely to meet many potential partners while it should be an interesting and stable year for those who are married or in a committed relationship.
In fact, they may come to realize that they are the couple everyone around them envies. There may still be quarrels between them and their partners but as long as they keep communicating, they should be able to maintain a strong relationship. The lucky months in love are June, September, and December, while the unlucky months are January, April, May, August, and November.
The financial outlook for Pigs in the year of the Rat is looking mediocre. They will have a stable income but they must resist the temptation to spend their money on luxury items.
A pig who is working for commission such as those in the field of insurance or real estate should prepare for a year of many highs and lows. They should stay away from making big financial decisions and stay away from gambling as much as possible.
The lucky months in finance are February, June, September, and December. While the unlucky months are January, March, April, August, October, and November.
The luck of Pigs with regards to their careers is looking very good for the year of the Rat. In fact, their chances of getting a raise in salary or even a promotion are significantly high. Whatever venture they have in mind, they are likely to succeed.
However, Pigs might get stressed out at work because of so-called friends who may be plotting against them and stabbing them in the back. They may even be brought to court because of some legal issues. Nevertheless, everything should turn out fine as long as they stay calm and persevered.
The lucky months in career are February, June, September, and December. While the unlucky months are January, March, April, August, October, and November.
The health of Pigs is not looking too well in the year of the Rat. They may experience more health issues throughout the year than usual. These illnesses won’t be causes of major concern but they still need to keep an eye on their kidneys and bladder.
Pigs must also be extra cautious when dining out with families because they may fall victim to food poisoning more than once. They are certainly better off eating at home. The months to be mindful of their health are March, August, October, and December. Pigs should be careful when driving in March and July.
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