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Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Written by Ruby ZhaoUpdated Feb. 12, 2024

Years of the Pig include 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947...

With a round and fat face, the Pig is the symbol of wealth, felicity, honesty, and practicality in Chinese zodiac culture. Many money pots (Chinese piggybanks) are made pig-shaped as people believe Pig invocation will bring good luck monetarily.

People born in the year of the Pig are usually tolerant, understanding, calm, down-to-earth, and easy to get along with. These make them a delightful companion and a trustworthy friend.

  • Chinese: 猪年 (Zhū nián 'Pig year')
  • Earthly branch: 亥 (hài 12th of 12)
  • Representing hours: 9–11pm
  • Yin/yang: yin

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How to Get Good Luck in the Year of the Dragon 2024?

2024 indicates opportunities, changes, and challenges due to the Chinese Dragon’s auspicious signs (power, nobility, honor, luck, and success).

Chinese people believe that what you do at the beginning of a new year will affect your luck in the coming year. Staying up on Chinese New Year’s eve (February 9th, 2024) and saying good words to your family/friends like Happy New Year after the clock strikes 12 will certainly bring good luck.

Giving out red packets to kids and elders will help cast away the bad luck (demon Nian) and bring good luck in.

Besides, decorating your house with kumquat trees (symbolizing wealth & good luck), wearing your lucky color (black, purple, pink), and eating lucky food like rice dumplings (family togetherness), fried flour-coated peanuts (vitality), walnut cookies (happiness), etc. are popular ways to get lucky.

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Chinese Zodiac Pig Years

The Pig ranks the 12th among the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

Most recent years of the Pig are 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935...

If you were born in one of the above calendar years, your Chinese zodiac sign is probably the Pig, and in China you would be known as a Pig.

However, the Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid-February. Therefore, if you were born in January or February in one of the above years, you might be a Pig or possibly an Dog.

Additionally, if you were born in January/February in one of the years immediately following those above (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, etc.), then you may be a Pig or a Rat.

You can use our free Chinese zodiac sign calculator tool below to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.

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Dates for Pig Years

Pig Years Date Element
2031 January 22, 2031 – February 10, 2032 Metal (Gold)
2019 February 4, 2019 – January 24, 2020 Earth
2007 February 17, 2007 – February 6, 2008 Fire
1995 January 30, 1995 – February 18, 1996 Wood
1983 February 13, 1983 – February 1, 1984 Water
1971 January 27, 1971 – February 14, 1972 Metal (Gold)
1959 February 8, 1959 – January 27, 1960 Earth
1947 January 22, 1947 – February 9, 1948 Fire
1935 February 4, 1935 – January 23, 1936 Wood

Pigs' Horoscope Predictions and Lucky Color for 2024

According to Chinese astrology, the overall development of the year will bring Pigs a mix of positive and negative influences in 2024. With the assistance of auspicious stars, Pig individuals, you can expect a strong advancement in your career.

You will have numerous opportunities and platforms for growth, along with the support of influential figures. By seizing these opportunities, there will be a high possibility of achieving great success in professional endeavors.

Furthermore, the social and emotional aspects of your life are expected to go smoothly. However, it will be important for you, Pig individuals, not to become overly complacent as negligence could lead to potential crises.

Lucky color for 2024: black, purple, pink

Read on Horoscope for Pigs 2024: Career, Love, and Money Predictions

Zodiac Pigs' Personality

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.

Generally 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.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Pigs

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or 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. This means there are five types of Pigs, each with different characteristics:

Element of Pigs Personality
Wood Pig Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable
Fire Pig Ambitious, persevering, but impatient
Earth Pig Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of time keeping
Gold Pig Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others
Water Pig Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life

See Chinese Zodiac Pigs of 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies.

Pigs' Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

The Pig's Love Compatibility

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners.

See below the compatibility of the Pig with other animals.

  • Best with: Goat, Tiger, and Rabbit
  • Worst with: Snake

Want to know if she/he is compatible with you? Use our zodiac love compatibility calculator below. Or you can check the 12 Chinese zodiac signs' love compatibility in detail.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator

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Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Pig

Lucky Things for the Pigs

Things that will bring Pigs luck:

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58)
  • Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold
  • Lucky flowers: hydrangea and daisy
  • Lucky direction: east and southwest

Things that Pigs should avoid:

  • Unlucky color: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and numbers containing them (like 17 and 71)
  • Unlucky direction: southeast

Top Careers for the Pig

People born in a year of the Pig are usually self-disciplined, straightforward, gentle, calm, quick in mind, and thirsty for knowledge. Among the twelve Chinese zodiac signs, the Pig enjoys the best luck with money. No matter what jobs they do, they have a higher possibility of being successful.

However, the Pig usually has less patience than others and is not good at managing wealth, thus jobs related to finance are not so suitable for people born in Pig years.

Careers related to education, transport, art, music, beauty, fashion, and catering are best suited to Pigs.

Famous Pig Year People:

  • Henry Ford (Founder of the Ford Motor Company, born July 30, 1863)
  • Ronald Reagan (40th U.S. President, born February 6, 1911)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (Former Governor of California, born July 30, 1947)
  • Hilary Clinton (Former First Lady of the U.S., born October 26, 1947)

How to Build Relationships with Pigs

People born in a year of the Pig are usually sensitive but trusting. When talking to Pigs, being straightforward and blunt will be helpful for you to understand each other and avoid confusion leading to a perceived breach of trust.

Pig people are generous and find it difficult to refuse a proposition. Not being overpowering will make Pigs feel comfortable, and will avoid some unnecessary conflicts down the track. Being sincere and honest will help to build a good relationship.

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