The Pig is a fun and enlightening personality blessed with patience and understanding. People born under the sign of the Pig enjoy life and all it has to offer, including family and friends. They are honest and thoughtful and expect the same of other people. Pigs can be perceived as oblivious or gullible because they do care about others so much that they will do just about anything for a friend in need.
Years of the Pig
Last in the cycle, Pig Years follow the Dog Years and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Pig Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE PIG
“Its better to give than to receive” would probably be the Pig’s motto. Pigs are more comfortable giving of their own time or attention than they are to ask others for it. They do not find asking for help an easy task and would rather carry the burden themselves. Pigs will do anything they can to maintain a sense of peace amongst family or friends. This can lead to a tendency to be taken advantage of, but Pigs basically forgive and forget everything. They are compassionate souls who simply want to keep the peace.
People born in the Year of the Pig share certain characteristics. The Pig Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Pig.
Twelfth in order, Chinese name—ZHU, sign of honesty
Hardworking, Giving, Willing, Helpful, Materialistic, Gullible, Oblivious, Obstinate
IN YOUR ELEMENT
The characteristics of the Pig Sign are tempered by on eof the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL PIG 1911 AND 1971
Outspoken and confident, Metal Pigs give 110% for everything they do. They throw themselves into relationships with others completely, sometimes to a fault. These Pigs are headstrong and diligent in the workplace, honest and caring in a relationship and trustworthy with everyone he meets unless given reason not to be. Metal Pigs usually give people more credit than they deserve but when challenged can be a hard nut to crack.
THE WATER PIG 1923 AND 1983
Water Pigs go with the flow and usually trust people before they truly know them. This, of course, can get them into trouble because they are often to trusting for their own good. Water Pigs are quite easily influenced; yet, can be very persuasive when it comes to getting what they want. These people love parties and social situations and enjoy giving of themselves to help others.
THE WOOD PIG 1935 AND 1995
Wood Pigs are strong-minded individuals who give of themselves continuously. They have hearts of gold and won’t take no for an answer from a friend in need. These Pigs are practical, down-to-earth and industrious people, always looking for the next project to take on. They enjoy working in groups and work well with other people.
THE FIRE PIG 1947 AND 2007
Active, outgoing and extroverted, Fire Pigs breathe new life into everything they do. These Pigs are vivid, motivated individuals who cannot be deterred from a goal once they have set it. They are emotional and passionate about their loved ones, their occupations and their objectives. They are bold and vivacious, unafraid to take risks despite the consequences. They make great bosses because they do work so hard and because they are so spirited. But don’t doublecross a Fire Pig. They have the ability to be quite abrasive when things don’t turn out as they planned.
THE EARTH PIG 1959 AND 2019
Laid back and reliable, Earth Pigs are at their happiest at home with their families. They are organized and pragmatic, preparing a strategy for every project they take on. They are fruitful at work and are content being one of the employees. Even so, Earth Pigs may compensate for this by asking for more money at review time. These Pigs love a good time and so may overindulge at times.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
Pigs enjoy being around other people and so being alone for long periods of time can cause illness in a Pig. They also like to party and have a tendency to over do it at times. Because they do not get much exercise they also have a tendency to gain weight. A Pig’s stomach and intestines are prime spots for sickness because he tends to overindulge with food, alcohol or nicotine. In order to maintain a clean bill of health, Pigs should watch their diets, make sure they get enough vitamins and minerals each day and somehow work an exercise routing into their daily lives.
AT HOME WITH THE PIG
Pigs have comfortable, friendly homes that just invite you in. As much as they love company you can believe their homes are going to reflect materialistic gains. Pigs like to show off assets and pay close attention to their decorations in their homes. They can certainly make something out of nothing; however, they don’t make cleaning or chores a top priority.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE PIG AT WORK
Pigs generally do really well when they get to be creative. They usually do better at jobs where they can express themselves. They are enthusiastic about taking on new responsibility at work and jump in to give a hand to colleagues in need. Pigs are well-liked by co-workers because are so willing to help and they have an eye for detail that makes them quite invaluable to upper management.
MONEY AND THE PIG
Pigs love to spend money. They have an eye for name brands rather than generics so they generally spend a lot of it. Pigs have a knack for being able to find a diamond in the rough. Although they can sometimes be thrifty with money, most of the time it is the reverse. Pigs should be careful; a rainy day may sneak up on them.
Those born in the Year of the Pig share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for a Pig are listed below:
PIGS MAKE EXCELLENT:
Department store personnel
CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Whether Pigs are compatible with their business partners depends upon whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their partners. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters f their business partners can also be very useful.
Pigs Ruled by Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Oxen Fire Rats
Water Metal Pigs Earth Tigers
Wood Water Dragons Metal Roosters
Fire Wood Rabbits Water Horses
Earth Fire Sheep Wood Snakes
Leisurely activities and pleasures
LIKES AND DISLIKES
Since Pigs are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Pig personality.
Color Preference: Dark blue
Gems and Stones: Lapis lazuli, Coral, Beryl
Suitable Gifts: Makeup, body lotion, bathrobe, mineral oils, shower gels
Hobbies and Pastimes: Shopping, parties, theater
Pigs Dislike: Discord, illegal behavior, not having anything to eat
THE PIG ON VACATION
As much as Pigs love food they would truly enjoy a culinary experience on vacation. When traveling they tend to dine at the finest restaurants, eat the richest chocolate and drink the most expensive champagne. In addition, their natures to be relaxed and laid back would lead them to an easygoing vacation somewhere on an island or in a resort where they can hang out and be completely taken care of.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
Pigs are great friends to have on your side. They will nurture you, care for you and make sure you have everything you need. In times of trouble, Pigs are genuine friends who will give you the shirt off of their backs if you need it. They entertain their friends and host parties as often as they can. Any chance to gather n a social setting is enough for a Pig to have a party and most of the time, he doesn’t really need an excuse to host one. They are loyal and good-natured, always willing to lend a hand or an ear.
PIG PARENTS AND BABIES
Pigs are devoted mothers and fathers. They are affectionate and loving, supportive and caring parents. They are homebodies, preferring to stay at home with their families than to go out on the town. A Pig’s priority is his children, and curse the man who dare to hurt his child or to lay a hand upon him. A Pig can be a real monster when he feels his family is threatened.
PIG INFANT AND CHILD
Pig children are joyous children. They giggle and twirl and are truly enjoyable to be around. These children love to play with other children and usually have many friends. They have confidence in themselves and in others.
PIG PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS
Some parents immediately click with their children and others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are compatibility ratings between Pig parents ad their children.
Pig with Under the same roof Compatibility
Rat friendly ***
Ox affectionate ***
Tiger opposing views *
Rabbit enjoyable ***
Dragon lots of fun **
Snake laid back ***
Horse distant *
Sheep think alike ****
Monkey lots of laughs ***
Rooster caring **
Dog warm **
Pig completely rewarding ****
*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****angelic
Lovers and spouses
THE PIG LOVER
Pigs are great partners to have because they are so supportive and giving of themselves. They are happiest at home, so arguments about late nights out with friends are few and far between for the Pig and his mate. Pigs are sexual creatures who love to be affectionate.
Pigs are wonderful companions, appreciative and caring. They are grateful for the things they have, especially a loving and healthy family. Once they choose a partner, they are in it for the long haul. Pigs do not like discord and will do whatever it takes to maintain a peaceful homestead.
THE PIG IN LOVE
Pigs make good partners and most people would consider themselves lucky to be involved with one. Still, some people are not suited for a Pig’s easygoing nature.
PARTNERS IN LOVE
You’ll have a tendency to spend a lot of money, but you’ll have a lot of fun doing it!
You are two sexually charged individuals…work on a mental relationship as well.
You share trust and friendship.
Affectionate and caring, you’re headed for a wonderful companionship.
A loving and warm relationship.
Not enough in common to commit to a stable union.
Easygoing but maybe too much so for your own good.
Trust and honesty make this a winning combination.
Sexual tension is heightened by a constant need to disagree.
Even though you disagree on a few things, if you try to make it work it will be great.
Stable and supportive, but not much passion or fire.
You are off to a good start, but eventually it fades.
Love Partners at a Glance
Pig with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
Rat happiness prevails ***
Ox be persistent **
Tiger humorous ***
Rabbit very enjoyable ****
Dragon quite stable! ***
Snake differing opinions *
Horse unrealistic **
Sheep heavenly! ****
Monkey vivid and vivacious ***
Rooster infinitely successful ***
Dog genuine and true ***
Pig a bit unnerving **
*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
Full of energy and vive, these are affectionate lovers. They hunger for responsibility both mentally and physically.
Charming and luxurious, although they like to spend money, Taurean Pigs are good with it. They are completely grounded and motivated workers.
Party-loving and sociable, Gemini Pigs enjoy the good life. They love to host parties and dinners, but are very appearance-oriented.
Happy to be on their couch at night, these Pigs enjoy their families and friends more than anything else. They like to take on projects around the house such as sewing or gardening.
These Pigs throw themselves into everything they do. They work hard, but they play hard. They are genuine and stable with hearts of gold.
Virgo Pigs are very giving creatures who would go without just so others could have. They are sacrificial creatures who will really out on the heat if a family member or friend lets them down.
These Pigs are sophisticated, beautiful individuals who make great companions. They are easygoing and lovable, but a bit indecisive.
These Pigs are motivated and sociable individuals who base success on money and power. They will accomplish their goals of being wealthy no matter what it takes.
Sagittarian Pigs spread good feelings and vibes everywhere they go. They are giving and accommodating and take good care of their loved ones.
These are upstanding people who genuinely care about the welfare of people. They are hardworking, motivated people who are the first to speak up when something needs to be done.
Talkative and friendly, these Pigs love to talk. They give good advice and often serve as role models for family and friends.
These are generally the most artistically able and creative of all the Pigs. They need to feel secure to be happy and will do whatever it takes to make a relationship or friendship work.