Tuesday, February 5th marked the start of the new year in the Chinese calendar. According to the zodiac calendar affiliated with the Chinese calendar, this year is the year of the pig.
Chinese New Year is also referred to the Spring Festival despite taking place in a rather chilly time of year. Those who celebrate welcome spring and what comes with the new season (in their calendar), planting and harvests, new beginnings and fresh starts.
Celebrations were held around the world to mark the beginning of the new star and the year of the pig. This means today will be the start for a lot of people in terms of good luck and fortunes.
But how does a pig relate to this year specifically?
In the Chinese calendar, each year has a specific zodiac animal based on an old legend of a race that took place to determine the rotation of which zodiac animal will be celebrated every year based on the order they arrived. The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals in the Chinese calendar.
According to one myth, pig was late because he overslept (ain’t that the truth).
The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch, and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin.
What are the qualities people born in the year of the pig possess?
In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well. They are described to have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.
While they may not stand out in a crowd, they are very realistic and often are all talk followed by actions.
In terms of money they are not wasteful spenders (some would describe them as cheap), but they will allow themselves to enjoy life and treat themselves. They love entertainment and may be a bit materialistic, but that is their motivation to work hard.
They are also described to be energetic and enthusiastic in any situation. If they are given the chance they will take positions of power and status, because they are such hard workers.
Who are born in the year of the pig?
Those born in the year of the pig include:
Is there a difference in gender and personality traits for those born in the year of the pig?
Absolutely! It’s no secret that in the Chinese culture gender roles hold significant importance, so those born in specific zodiac years under the calendar also experience the difference.
Men born in the year of the Pig are: optimistic, gentle, not focused, only driven on goals they set for themselves, not good with money, gullible, cool headed, trusting of others but can be scammed, quiet, knowledgeable but they do not advertise it, treat others warmly, not conversationalists and have large social circles. Overall they are liked by others.W
Women born in the year of the Pig are: full of excitement, treat others genuinely, social, easy going, has the ability to gain others peoples trust, unknowingly invasive of others space, over-friendly at times, has good fortune with wealth, extremely hard workers, organized at home, love children and are dependable and strong women.
What animal zodiac signs are they most and least compatible with?
Pigs are most compatible with tigers because they provide the secrurity pigs need. However, they are also compatible with the rabbit and the goat.
They are least compatible with the snake because of their clashing personalities, and rarely find compromise. They also don’t get along with monkeys.
Lucky things for pigs include:
- Colors: yellow, gray, brown
- Numbers: 2, 5, 8
- Mineral: agate
- Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, east
- Directions of wealth: northeast
- Directions of love: north
But what about finding love in 2019 as someone born in the year of teh pig?
According to a few sources, this is not a great year for love, but next year will be better!
For more information on the year of the pig and the chinese calendar, please see here.
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