The new Chinese Year of the Pig starts 5th February 2019. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac is divided into elements with slightly different characteristics – this new yin year is an Earth Pig. A joyous year of energy and fortune, bringing stability, flexibility, modesty and intuition.
If you are a Pig
Traditionally, characteristics of the year mirror that of its zodiac animal. Pigs are curious, mischievous, tolerant, generous and clever. They also have patience and understanding. Pigs' in their own year are usually unlucky, requiring hard work and discipline to avoid problems.
However, if you are a pig, stay calm, protect your wealth, and 2019 may be positive. Correct weaknesses and attract good luck by attending happy events. Likewise, avoid hospitals, graveyards, gluttony and loneliness.
Your perfect partner is a tiger, rabbit or goat – you are least harmonious with a pig, snake or monkey person. Best jobs are in charity, teaching, acting, health care or beauty.
Predictions for this Year of the Pig
The pig is the last animal in the 12-year Chinese zodiac, bringing festivity and time to reflex at the end of the cycle. This feeling of abundance and lightness generates positive energy, but also financial problems, so invest causally and keep all administration up to date.
Pig year usher in times of plenty – business in commerce and transport will thrive, as will intellectual trades. Everyone will be busier and more open-minded. International relationships, although delicate, will improve, especially in the Middle East. However, terrorism remains, and new political figures emerging bring rebellion.
There will be road, water and air accidents. Heavy rain could bring flooding, and mining disasters are common in pig years. Corruption and sexual scandal will increase, with more cunning crime, especially online.
If you were born during these dates, then you are a Pig: 16/02/23 to 02/02/24, 04/02/35 to 23/01/36, 01/22/47 to 09/02/36, 01/22/47 to 09/02/48, 08/02/59 to 27/01/60, 27/01/71 to 24/02/72, 13/02/83 to 01/02/84, 31 / 01/95 to 02/18/96, 18/02/07 to 06/02/08, 05/02/19 to 01/24/20, 23/01/32 to 10/02/32.
Famous Pig People
Alan Sugar, Alfred Hitchcock, Amy Winehouse, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carlos Santana, Chiang Kai-shek, Dudley Moore, Elton John, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Ford, Humphrey Bogart Jerry Lee Lewis, Julian Assange, King Henry VIII, Mick Fleetwood, Noel Coward , Ronald Reagan, Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen
Colors: red, white, yellow, gray, brown. Birthstone: agate & ruby. Western zodiac equivalent: Scorpio. Lucky numbers: 2, 5 & 8.