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Chinese Zodiac Pigs of 5 Elements: Characters, Destinies

Chinese Zodiac Pigs of 5 Elements: Characters, Destinies

Written by Fercility JiangUpdated Nov. 28, 2023
Chinese Zodiac Sign Pig

The Wood Pig is ranked first in the 60-year Chinese zodiac-element cycle. In Chinese element theory, each 12-year zodiac cycle has an element, producing: Wood Pigs, Fire Pigs, Earth Pigs, Gold (Metal) Pigs, and Water Pigs.

Years and Elements of the Pig

A year of the Wood Pig, for example, comes every 60 years. It's believed that people have different characteristics according to their birth year's zodiac sign and elements.

Pig Year Lunar Zodiac Year Element and Sign
1935 Feb. 4, 1935 – Jan. 23,1936 Wood Pig
1947 Jan. 22, 1947 – Feb. 9, 1948 Fire Pig
1959 Feb. 8, 1959 – Jan. 27, 1960 Earth Pig
1971 Jan. 27, 1971 – Feb. 14, 1972 Gold Pig
1983 Feb. 13, 1983 – Feb. 1, 1984 Water Pig
1995 Jan. 30, 1995 – Feb. 18, 1996 Wood Pig
2007 Feb. 17, 2007 – Feb. 6, 2008 Fire Pig
2019 Feb. 4, 2019 – Jan. 24, 2020 Earth Pig
2031 Jan. 22, 2031 – Feb. 10, 2032 Gold Pig

Gold Pigs (1911, 1971)

The Character of Gold Pigs: Broad-Minded, Amicable

People of the Gold element and Pig sign are broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others. They value personal loyalty very much, and they also remember gratitude and try to repay it.

They are highly recommended to try their best to increase their income and decrease their expenditure, and it's better for them to get into the habit of keeping accounts each day.

The Destiny of Gold Pigs: Bittersweet

Gold Pigs are not as lucky as others in terms of fortune.Their finances gradually dwindle as a result of their extravagance.

They always work with great eagerness and vigor, and will benefit from great success if they are thoughtful enough.

Famous Gold Pigs

  • Justin Trudeau (born December 25, 1971)
  • Ricky Martin (born December 24, 1971)
  • Ewan McGregor (born March 31, 1971)
  • Kali Rocha (born December 5, 1971)
  • Erykah Badu (born February 26, 1971)
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (born September 21, 1971)

Water Pigs (1923, 1983)

The Character of Water Pigs: Subjective, Earnest

People born in a year of the Pig with the Water element agreeing work earnestly and are rather subjective in life. They insist on doing things in their own way, even though they may face difficulties, and they never feel regretful of their failures.

Water Pigs don't have much need for money as they don't have an extravagant or wasteful lifestyle; however, the chances for them to make a great fortune in life are great.

The Destiny of Water Pigs: Decisive

They have double characters in life, being prone to the influence of others. Merits and demerits hinge on their quick decisions.

They should not panic in the case of financial crisis; instead, they should deal with it rationally.

Famous Water Pigs

  • Chris Hemsworth (born August 11, 1983)
  • Nikki Bella (born November 21, 1983)
  • Cheryl Ann Tweedy (born June 30, 1983)
  • Scott Disick (born May 26, 1983)
  • Kim Jong-un (born January 8, 1983)

Wood Pigs (1935, 1995)

The Character of Wood Pigs: Lovely, Easygoing

People born in a Pig year corresponding to the Wood element are good-natured, lovely, easygoing, and brave. They are able to face difficulties due to their great endurance.

They get along well with their friends and colleagues, although they can also be rather irritable and act hastily when they think of something.

The Destiny of Wood Pigs: Extravagant

Wood Pigs are very generous and spend money quickly as soon as they get it. They also spend without restraint even though they have limited funds as they believe that everything has a solution.

They are advised to start saving money for a rainy day, even though they don't have much money in the first place.

Famous Wood Pigs

  • Logan Paul (born April 1, 1995)
  • BethanyMota (born November 7, 1995)
  • Kim Taehyung (born December 30, 1995)
  • Brad Simpson (born July 28, 1995)
  • Kehlani (born April 24, 1995)
  • Kendall Jenner (born November 3, 1995)

Fire Pigs (1947, 2007)

The Character of Fire Pigs: Ambitious, Cooperative

People for whom the Pig sign and the Fire element overlap are rather dependent on others in life, so they are suited to cooperative jobs, and are prone to being successful if they learn a professional skill.

They are always brimming with great ambition, being fond of setting up enterprises of their own, and they also get along well with their friends and partners in work.

The Destiny of Fire Pigs: Wealthy

As far as fortune is concerned, Fire Pigs are very good at managing financial issues, so they should make a great fortune in life because they never waste a cent.

Famous Fire Pigs

  • Hillary Clinton (born October 26, 1947)
  • Kevin Kline (born October 24, 1947)
  • Ariana Greenblatt (born August 27, 2007)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947)

Earth Pigs (1959, 2019)

The Character of Earth Pigs: Cooperative, Punctual

People born in an Earth element and Pig sign year are very communicative and popular among their communities. They are never late for work due to their strong sense of timekeeping.

The Destiny of Earth Pigs: Lucky

They are born lucky in life and are well-versed in managing financial issues. They have a slim chance of making unexpected money and have to work very hard to earn money.

Earth Pigs are very rich at middle age due to their hard work in their earlier years; therefore, they can expect to live comfortably during old age.

Famous Earth Pigs

  • Rachel Renee Russell (born March 13, 1959)
  • Dave Coulier (born September 21, 1959)
  • Helen Pearson (born November 16, 1959)
  • Emma Thompson (born April 15, 1959)

Five Elements Analysis for Zodiac

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