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"The Year of the Pig" is not any particular year in history, but a recurring position in the 12-year zodiac cycle. The following are years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031.
The Pig is the last animal sign on the Chinese zodiac. A Dog year always comes before a Pig year, and a Rat year always comes afterwards in the next 12-year Chinese zodiac animal cycle.
It is not quite as simple as being born in one of the above years, because the Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year in January or February, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. You can use the tool on the right to find your zodiac animal sign.
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Pig comes once in a 60-year cycle.
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Pigs, each with different characteristics:
Choose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.
|Type of Pig||Year of Birth||Characteristics|
|Wood Pig||1935, 1995||Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable|
|Fire Pig||1947, 2007||Ambitious, persevering, but impatient|
|Earth Pig||1959, 2019||Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping|
|Gold Pig||1911, 1971||Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others|
|Water Pig||1923, 1983||Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life|
|Famous Pig||Birth Date||Element|
|Henry Ford||July 30, 1863||a Water Pig|
|Ronald Reagan||February 6, 1911||a Gold Pig|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger||July 30, 1947||a Fire Pig|
|Hilary Clinton||October 26, 1947||a Fire Pig|
|Hugh Laurie (Dr House)||11 June 1959||an Earth Pig|
Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.
General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.
Pigs should not expect big changes in 2017. It's not a lucky year for them regarding their fortune, health, or love. However, there will be an opportunity for them to develop their career.
It's not a good year for Pigs to accumulate wealth; however, you can spend more energy on your career and it might bring you some good luck.
You are recommended to do the basic work well to ensure a quality performance. Therefore, you can improve your popularity in the industry and your reputation can bring you better fortune.
There is no good luck when it comes to investments, partnerships, or guarantees. Please be very careful when you need to deal with these things.
Although there is little opportunity for you to make a big fortune in 2017, you are quite lucky in your career. As long as you work hard and make use of your skills, you will be rewarded.
There will be many opportunities for social interaction in 2017. You can try to meet people from different fields, and those who can assist you in developing your career may be among them.
However, there is the prospect of having bad luck resulting in you ending up in court. So don't do anything illegal or offend anyone. Be careful when you need to deal with contracts.
It's unlucky for Pigs regarding their health in 2017. You need to be careful of accidental injuries and watch your step when going out. You are recommended to purchase insurance. What's more, you should take care of your bones, spleen, stomach, and urinary system.
There will be more social interactions in 2017, so you need to avoid dangerous activities.
If possible, you should go out with your family to relax. You can donate blood after February 4th to break the bad luck cycle.
There is no improvement regarding love for Pigs in 2017. Because you will put more effort into your career, you will have no desire to be in a relationship. What's more, with the pressure of work, even if you meet someone there will be little progress between you.
For married Pigs, don't forget to care about your partner. Arrange your time properly and spend more time with him/her.
Pigs generally have good health all through life, if they avoid excess. While they have frequent dinner parties and social activities, they should avoid excessive eating, drinking, and smoking, which can cause sickness. In addition to a balanced diet, proper exercise is badly needed for Pigs to keep fit.
As Pigs have a free mind on everything, they rarely encounter stress trouble. Faced with work overload, they know how to relax themselves from tiredness. Sleep is a usual way for them to refresh themselves.
Pigs enjoy fine fortune in their careers. Their work and cause develop in a relatively smooth way.
When encountering trouble and difficulties, Pigs tend to receive help from others. With a great sense of responsibility, Pigs are not afraid to try to do what they are interested in, and Pigs have rich creativity and imagination.
In social relationships, they should build up their own interpersonal network to help them achieve career success.
They thrive as entertainers, caterers, doctors, veterinarians, and interior decorators. Promising career fields include transportation, entertainment, retail and hospitality.
Pigs enjoy good social relationships, so you don't need to try very hard. With traits of sincerity and integrity, they are popular friends. Pigs are clear-minded, and not preoccupied with minor things that concern other people. They value friendship highly and never betray friends unless in special circumstances.
In love relationships pigs are affectionate and sexual. They are faithful to their partners. Once they find the right partner, they're typically committed for the long-term. However, due to lack of proper communication, sometimes Pigs cannot handle problems in relationships.
If you want to have a long-term relationship with a Pig, be honest with and have knowledge of his/her inner thoughts.
Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Pig with other animals, and find out if the Pig is compatible with your sign or not.
According to Chinese astrology, in the year of their birth sign (本命年běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ 'origin (of) life year') people offend Tai Sui, the god of age in Chinese mythology, and so have bad luck.
Therefore Pigs should be more careful about all aspects of their lives in the year of their birth sign. The next Pig year is 2019. Read more on How to Be Lucky in Your Ben Ming Nian.