The Year of the Pig — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2018

"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.

Pig - Chinese Zodiac Signs

    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. 

    Are You a Pig?

    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.

    Five Types of Pig — Which One Are You?

    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:

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

See 2018 Predictions for Pigs of Different Elements.

Famous Pig Year People

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

The Pig's Personality: Compassionate, Generous...

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.

The Luckiest Things for Pigs

lucky and unlucky things for pigs
  • Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58)
  • Lucky days: the 17th and 24th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold
  • Lucky flowers: hydrangea and daisy
  • Lucky direction: east and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for Pigs

  • Unlucky color: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and numbers containing them (like 17 and 71)
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Pigs' Wealth, Work, Love, and Health Prospects in 2018


Finances in 2018 — ★★★☆☆


Pigs have average financial prospects in 2018.

If you are a Pig, you will need to be careful of losing money when working with deputy leaders and dealing with law enforcement.

You are likely to be swindled, and you are not likely to get an unexpected fortune. So don't participate in gambling or the lottery, or high-risk investments. Otherwise your prospects will be worse than average.

Pigs will do well if they invest in thermal power projects or the mineral industry. Work hard to grab your opportunities. Once you succeed, you will be well rewarded.

Career Prospects in 2018 — ★★☆☆☆


Pigs don't have good luck forecast for their careers in 2018.

Pigs, you will easily be bullied by deputy leaders or law enforcement. So it will be hard for you to get a promotion, and you will experience greater pressure at work.

For entrepreneurs, it's not a good year for you to develop your business. You will need to deal with law enforcement or fines.

However, if you are working on thermal power or mineral industry projects, or apartments for officials, you will do well. Don't expect good returns from real estate projects.

Love in 2018 — ★★★★☆


2018 is a lucky year for Pigs in their relationships.

Female Pigs, you will meet your favorite man. He will have a good background, but might be a little stubborn, and sometimes mysterious. You will find him at happy events or activities.

For male Pigs, you will also have good luck, but not as good as females of your sign. You might have to spend more money on developing a relationship. Your favorite woman might hide her feelings quite deeply, or your temporary lack of progress may be because you don't express yourself well. Express your feelings clearly to make steps forward.

Health in 2018 — ★★☆☆☆

family time

Pigs don't have good health prospects in 2018.

Pigs, you might run afoul of the law in 2018, and become injured. You will easily contract acute diseases. And it will be hard for you to get well with one treatment. Your maladies will have to be healed slowly.

But give yourself a sigh of relief, your health problems will not be serious ones.

Avoid dangerous hiking, climbing, or adventurous actives. Instead, you are suggested to do some relaxing walks at places with woods and lakes to ameliorate your aura.

Good Health for Pigs

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.

Best-Suited Careers for Pigs


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.

How to Build Relationships with Pigs?


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.

Are Pigs Compatible with You?

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.

  • Best match: Goat, Tiger, Rabbit
  • Worst match: Monkey, Snake
Chinese Zodiac pig's love compatibility

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Are Pig Years Unlucky Years for Pigs?

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.

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