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Chinese Zodiac - Pig (Boar)

Rank and Astrology Elements

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    Occupying the last position in 12 Chinese Zodiac animals, Pig is mild and a lucky animal representing carefree fun, good fortune and wealth. Personality traits of the people born under the sign of the Pig are happy, easygoing, honest, trusting, educated, sincere and brave. The possible dark sides the Pig people are stubbornness, naive, over-reliant, self-indulgent, easy to anger and materialistic. They are sometimes regarded as being lazy.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Hai
    The Five Elements: Water(Shui )
    Yin Yang: Yin ([Chinese philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 8; Avoid 1, 3, 9
    Lucky Flowers: hydrangea, pitcher plant, marguerite
    Lucky Colors: yellow, grey, brown, golden; Avoid: red, blue, green

    Years of the Pig

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/04/1935 01/23/1936 Yin Wood Yi Hai
    01/22/1947 02/09/1948 Yin Fire Ding Hai
    02/08/1959 01/27/1960 Yin Earth Ji Hai
    01/27/1971 02/24/1972 Yin Metal Xin Hai
    02/13/1983 02/01/1984 Yin Water Gui Hai
    01/31/1995 02/18/1996 Yin Wood Yi Hai
    02/18/2007 02/06/2008 Yin Fire Ding Hai
    02/05/2019 01/24/2020 Yin Earth Ji Hai
    01/23/2031 02/10/2032 Yin Metal Xin Hai

    Personality of the Pig

    The pig, closely related to us is thought to be clumsy, lazy and smelly. While, scientific research shows that they are clever and pretty clean. There are wild boars living in mountain forests that are thought to be ferocious. It is said that when a group of boars walk together, the leader will erect his tail to show him as the leader. It is the same as the people born in the year of the Pig. If they are supervisors in an organization, they always remember to show themselves as the leader and sometimes may act arbitrarily.
    Warm-hearted, honest and tolerant to others, the people under the Pig sign are always full of friends as they are faithful to them and set a high value on friendship. Whenever a friend is in need, they will help without hesitation. Also, they dislike quarreling and are magnanimous to let bygones be bygones. So, they usually can get along very well with others. Although thought to be materialists, they are not stingy and would like to share what they have with others.
    In career, once meeting frustration, the Pig people is easy to lose confidence, care too much about other’s sneers, and thus look down on themselves. Therefore, try to calm down and communicate with colleagues are important at that time. On the other hand, they are diligent and always spare no effort to finish the duties. So, good luck often favors them. They are also patient in their jobs which make them good teachers.
    Their shortcomings are too kind-hearted to easily believe in others, lack of responsibility, near-sighted and only paying attention to the present. Also, they are not good at money management.
    The pig people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The Pig people born in the morning are moody, mercurial, look like brave but reckless. When dealing with affairs, they usually do pushily without careful consideration. So, they are always driven from pillar to post and get no result. Due to this character trait, their path through life is mostly hard. To change the fortune, the best policy is, to look before you leap.
    The Pig people born at noon have the fighting spirit as the wild boars. Once there are opportunities, they will have courage to do. So it is easy for them to get good luck and gain fame and fortune. However, they are likely to lose heart and have no appetite for the fight when encounter obstacles. Ask for help from others will be helpful to bridge over difficulties. The men are of great enthusiasm in love and work. The women are lively, quick-witted and helpful. They are usually ideal housewives and capable assistants in career.
    The Pig people born during the evening usually have a strong sense of self-centeredness. They would like to do things confidently and full of valour and vigour. These make them fit to be leaders. However, they are easily to act in disregard of other people's opinions due to too much self-confidence. The women are usually intelligent to be perfect secretaries. In house works, although sometimes they only act upon their own judgment, they can still be good housewives.


    The Pig people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Pig.
    Water Pig: 1983 (Feb. 13, 1983 - Feb. 01, 1984)
    Metal Pig: 1971 (Jan. 27, 1971 - Feb. 24, 1972)
    Earth Pig: 1959 (Feb. 08, 1959 - Jan. 27, 1960) and 2019 (Feb. 05, 2019 - Jan. 24, 2020)
    Fire Pig: 1947 (Jan. 22, 1947 - Feb. 09, 1948) and 2007 (Feb.18, 2007 - Feb. 06, 2008)
    Wood Pig: 1935 (Feb. 04, 1935 - Jan. 23, 1936) and 1995 (Jan. 31, 1995 - Feb. 18, 1996)

    Best Birth Dates and Months for the Pig

    The Pig people born in the 4th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 17th, 24th, 29th or the 30th day are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    If you were born in January, February, April, September or November, you are lucky guys. Following are personalities and horoscope for Pigs born during these months.
    January: The Pig People born in January are of great leaning and ability. Good fortune favors them for their whole life. Also, they are blessed with a long life, good health and happiness.
    February: The Pigs with the birth month of February are very talented, kind and full of vigor. They are lucky to get help from the elders and assistance from benefactors. They could be very dignified and healthy during the life.
    April: With the birth month of April, they are clever, talented, frank and honest in nature. Also, they usually are fast thinkers and eloquent. In their life, they could live comfortably, happily and gloriously.    
    September: Having ample food and clothing, the Pigs born during this month are free from toil and worry. They could enjoy a leisurely life like a fairy. However, they should do more exercise to ensure a good health.
    November: The Pigs born in November are smart, easy-going and also have good features. They could get respected from other by their honesty and sincerity. No matter in family or career, they are usually free of worries and pains. The whole life for them will be safe and happy.

    Note: The dates and months above are based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the corresponding day and month in western calendar.

    Relationship Compatibility for the Pig

    Zodiac Match


    In terms of relationship with the people under other animal signs, the Pig people can live happily with the silent Rabbit and steady Sheep; live in harmony with the people born in the year of the Tiger; cooperate well with the Rat, Ox, Dragon, Horse, Rooster and Dog persons. However, they couldn’t relate well to the other Pig people. Also, for them, it’s hard to deal with the Snake and Monkey, as they are too smart and cunning.


    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:

    Birth Month of the Pig Personality of the Pig Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. straightforward Rabbit Snake
    Feb. over economical Tiger Rabbit
    Mar. emotional Dragon Tiger
    Apr. motivated Tiger Snake
    May. independent Ox Horse
    Jun. sentimental Monkey Snake
    Jul. indolent Horse Sheep
    Aug. be in high spirits Tiger Sheep
    Sep. be over concerned with things Rat Sheep
    Oct. optimistic and open minded Tiger Sheep
    Nov. unclubbable Horse Monkey
    Dec. decisive Tiger Sheep

    Ideal Jobs for the Pig

    The Pig people are gentle and warm-hearted. Therefore, they are fit to engage in social charity and welfare programs. Also, the magnanimous and tolerant Pigs can be excellent teachers. What the Pigs should avoid is financial related works as they are easy to be cheated in nature. Other suitable jobs for the Pig include scientists, writers, art creators, engineers, technologists, and health care providers.

    2016 Horoscope for the Pig

    * The prediction is valid for 2016 starting from February 8, 2016 and lasting to January 27, 2017.

    Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Bad
    Lucky Colors in 2016: purple, gray, win red
    Lucky Numbers in 2016: 1, 5, 9

    * The Pig people are suggested to wear a bracelet or necklace with a pig sign, donate blood or do scaling to defuse those disadvantages and bring good luck in 2016. Pi Xiu which is a Chinese mythical wild animal that could drive away evil spirits is also suggested to wear during the year. 

    Overview: On average, the people of Chinese zodiac sign of the Pig will face many challenges in life which require you to march forward courageously in 2016 (year of the Monkey). Compared with the fortune during 2015 (year of the Sheep), you will be luckier. You can get support from some powerful social contacts and be recognized with ample rewards in work. Many fortunes would also find their way to you. However, in 2016, the Pig will harm Taisui who is the legendary God in charge of people's fortune. So, you will clash and be incompatible with Taisui thus unavoidably having some changes and bad luck in some aspects. This can be especially reflected in personal relationships. More about how will you do in career, wealth, love and health, please click:
    2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions for the Pig

    Monthly Horoscope Prediction in 2016
    Find out what 2016 will be for the pig people in each month? Please click Monthly Horoscope Prediction for the Pigs in 2016

    2016 Horoscope for Pig Born in Different Years
    2016 Horoscope for the Pig Born in 1971 (between January 27, 1971 and February 24, 1972)
    2016 Horoscope for the Pig Born in 1983 (between February 13, 1983 and February 01, 1984)
    2016 Horoscope for the Pig Born in 1995 (between January 31, 1995 and February 18, 1996)
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