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2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it's an Earth Pig year. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.
Recent years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031.
The Pig occupies the twelfth position in the Chinese zodiac after the Dog, and before the Rat. If you were born in a Pig year, you are known as a Pig (or ‘belonging to the Pig') in China. Zodiac years are by the Chinese calendar.
See the dates and what type of Pig you are below.
|Pig Year||When||Type of Pig|
|1935||February 4, 1935 – January 23,1936||Wood Pig|
|1947||January 22, 1947 – February 9, 1948||Fire Pig|
|1959||February 8, 1959 – January 27, 1960||Earth Pig|
|1971||January 27, 1971 – February 14, 1972||Gold Pig|
|1983||February 13, 1983 – February 1, 1984||Water Pig|
|1995||January 30, 1995 – February 18, 1996||Wood Pig|
|2007||February 17, 2007 – February 6, 2008||Fire Pig|
|2019||February 4, 2019 – January 24, 2020||Earth Pig|
|2031||January 22, 2031 – February 10, 2032||Gold 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.
Love compatibility between 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.
They are attaracted to each other and know how to please one another. They are all both admire each other's merits and are willing to make efforts for the family.
These combinations are polite to each other, but lack deep connection. If getting married, their marriage might not end up in a satisfactory state.
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. An Earth 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.
Each year is also associated with one of five elements, and 2019 is an Earth Pig year.
|Type of Pig||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 time keeping|
|Gold Pig (1971, 2031)||Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others|
|Water Pig (1923, 1983)||Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life|
In 2019, even though Pigs will be in their birth sign year (běnmìngnián: traditionally an unlucky year), Pigs generally have smooth prospects for the coming year. Their overall luck for career, health, and love is normal, while their wealth will increase as they will be well rewarded.
The year 2020 will be a free-flowing year for Pigs with lots of gains to be made. Their competence will improve as well. Pigs will make the most of the opportunities presented and take the initiative to accomplish much.
Read more on Monthly Horoscope for Pigs in 2019/2020.
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 year 2020 is a Rat year. Read more on How to Be Lucky in Your Ben Ming Nian.