Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year!
2019 is the Year of the Pig according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Earth Pig, starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 24, 2020.
China Zodiac Animal - Pig

Pig is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043...

Pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. Thus it usually features laziness and clumsiness. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as wealth.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Hai
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (Water)
Yin Yang: Yin

Years of the Pig

Pig Year Start End
1923 Feb.16,1923 Feb.4,1924
1935 Feb.4,1935 Jan.23,1936
1947 Jan.22,1947 Feb.9,1948
1959 Feb.8,1959 Jan.27,1960
1971 Jan.27,1971 Feb.24,1972
1983 Feb.13,1983 Feb.1,1984
1995 Jan.31,1995 Feb.18,1996
2007 Feb.18,2007 Feb.6,2008
2019 Feb.5,2019 Jan.24,2020
2031 Jan.23,2031 Feb.10,2032

Lucky Signs for People Born in Pig Year:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 8
Lucky Colors: yellow, grey, brown, gold
Lucky Flowers: hydrangea, pitcher plant, marguerite
Lucky Directions: southeast, northeast

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Pig Lucky Flowers and Directions of Pig
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9
  • Unlucky Colors: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky Directions: east, west

People with Chinese zodiac Pig sign are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy to endure other people's mistakes, which help them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships. However, sometimes they will behave lazy and lack actions. In addition, pure hearts would let them be cheated easily in daily life.
  • Strengths
    Warm-hearted, good-tempered, loyal, honest, gentle
  • Weaknesses
    Naive, gullible, sluggish, short-tempered
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep
    These combinations always have a high possibility to obtain a sweet and everlasting marriage. When meeting difficulties, they can face them together. More patience and enough encouragement are keys to solve problems. They have common goals and similar values, which add more fun in daily life.
  • Avoid: Snake, Monkey
    Totally different personalities may lead to conflicts. They always have completely contrary opinions about one thing, and cannot reach an agreement because of their stubbornness. If getting married, one would always think about his/her own advantages and feelings, which would hurt the other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
As the Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian) for people of Pig sign, 2019 could be a year full of ups and downs in all respects for them. They could receive support and help from their colleagues and leaders, but might feel stressful under too many regulations. The fortune in wealth is fair. Although they can expect a salary increase and also gain more income from financial products, there could be a lot of unexpected expenditure offsetting the favorable money increase. As for love relationship, single females of this Chinese zodiac may have a fairly good fortune and could start a sweet relationship in Year of the Pig.
Pig Luck in 2019
Their personalities are different based on 12 western astrological signs, including lenient Aries, honest Taurus, talented Gemini, prudent Cancer, romantic Leo, right-minded Virgo, loyal Libra, ambitious Scorpio, sensitive Sagittarius, responsible Capricorn, brave Aquarius and gentle Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: They are brave and full of enthusiasm. Most of them are independent. They believe that success should be achieved by own efforts.
  • Blood Type A: Their gentle and optimistic characteristics can always influence people around. They are reliable, and always try their best to help friends who are in trouble.
  • Blood Type B: In most cases, they are honest to everyone, which gives enough sense of security to their partners.
  • Blood Type AB: They have high responsibility towards career, with enviable intelligence and outstanding abilities. They are born leaders that can make full use of everyone’s advantages.

The system of Five Elements in Chinese culture influences people’s character, ability, and luck. See analysis on the following five types of Pigs.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Pig 1935, 1995 Simple and honest, easygoing, endurable but sometimes impetuous.
Fire Pig 1947, 2007 Dependent, cooperative, owning great ambitions and good luck in wealth.
Earth Pig 1959, 2019 Good at socializing and maintaining interpersonal relation.
Metal Pig 1911, 1971 Gentle, broad-minded, frank, helpful.
Water Pig 1923, 1983 Responsible, serious, like to go one's own way.

Celebrities Born with Chinese zodiac Pig

Henry VIII, Oliver Cromwell, Albert Schweitzer, Christopher Boykin, Ernest Hemingwa, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Ewan McGregor, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jenna Elfman, Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball, Luke Wilson, Mahalia Jackson, Magic Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Nicholas Brendon, Rachel Weisz, Ronald Reagan, Agyness Deyn, Amber Tamblyn, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Mila Kunis, Chiang Kai-shek (an influential Kuomintang leader of 20th century China), Lao She (a Chinese author)
- Last modified on Feb. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Pig
Asked by Lor from USA | Feb. 15, 2019 10:36Reply
June 6,1971/female
What does my career/ job forcast
Asked by Min from USA | Feb. 13, 2019 17:49Reply
Female Metal pig born November 1971
How will this year be for me, my work and my business and my family- husband and my kids education
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey from CANADA | Feb. 14, 2019 18:12

Hi, this year is your zodiac year of birth and you may face a lot of ups and downs. In career aspects, you may face a lot of challenges but some opportunities are also appear from time to time. In family relationship, it is harmonious but more communication is needed. Best wishes!
Asked by Rosalinda S. Woods from ATWATER CA. USA | Feb. 11, 2019 13:05Reply
How will my year 2019 be, base I am a widow. I was born August 19 1947
What was my Luck in different aspect for 2019- Family life, finances, health etc.
thank you very much.
Answers (1)
Answered by Anne from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 12, 2019 18:05

Well, it may be comparatively a stable year and there will be less volatility. The health condition may be the most important matter and you need also to keep a positive attitude towards life. Good luck!
Asked by Jackie Mc Kenzie from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 05, 2019 06:49Reply
The year of the Earth Pig - How would you describe the coming year?
I have read that 2019 the earth Pig is happy has eternally optimistic energy which leads to a place of good luck, fortune, and prosperity. 2019 is a year of creature comforts and tolerance but on a personal note one can have plenty of passions in ones life.

It this right?
What else can you add to this description?
Thank you for your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Chris from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 12, 2019 18:02

In fact, the charm of the future partly come from the unpredictability. So I guess the new year is also full of surprises.
Asked by Neha from INDIA | Feb. 05, 2019 06:29Reply
to know the year 2019?
how will my year 2019 be? based on love life i'm single and career too? i was born on 17th October 1995.
Answers (2)
Answered by Mike from CANADA | Feb. 12, 2019 17:58

In career aspect, it is a year full of challenges and opportunities. In love relationship, females will be luckier than the males and it is possible for you to meet a well matches partner. Good luck!
Answered by Lor from USA | Feb. 15, 2019 10:35

June 6, 1971 what does this year hold for me? Career
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