"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.

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 PigYear of BirthCharacteristics
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


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 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' Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2018


Pigs should not expect big changes in 2018. It's not a lucky year for them regarding their fortune, health, or love. However, there will be an opportunity for them to develop their career.


Fortune in 2018 — Not Good


It's not a good year for Pigs to accumulate wealth; however, you can spend more energy on your career and it might bring you some good luck.

You are recommended to do the basic work well to ensure a quality performance. Therefore, you can improve your popularity in the industry and your reputation can bring you better fortune.

There is no good luck when it comes to investments, partnerships, or guarantees. Please be very careful when you need to deal with these things.


Career in 2018 — Stable


Although there is little opportunity for you to make a big fortune in 2018, you are quite lucky in your career. As long as you work hard and make use of your skills, you will be rewarded.

There will be many opportunities for social interaction in 2018. You can try to meet people from different fields, and those who can assist you in developing your career may be among them.

However, there is the prospect of having bad luck resulting in you ending up in court. So don't do anything illegal or offend anyone. Be careful when you need to deal with contracts.


Health in 2018 — Accidental Injuries


It's unlucky for Pigs regarding their health in 2018. You need to be careful of accidental injuries and watch your step when going out. You are recommended to purchase insurance. What's more, you should take care of your bones, spleen, stomach, and urinary system.

There will be more social interactions in 2018, so you need to avoid dangerous activities.

If possible, you should go out with your family to relax. You can donate blood after February 4th to break the bad luck cycle.


Love in 2018 — No Improvement


There is no improvement regarding love for Pigs in 2018. Because you will put more effort into your career, you will have no desire to be in a relationship. What's more, with the pressure of work, even if you meet someone there will be little progress between you.

For married Pigs, don't forget to care about your partner. Arrange your time properly and spend more time with him/her.


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


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