Year of the Pig

China Zodiac Animal - Pig

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

As the last sign of the Chinese zodiac, Pig represents wealth and luck from the ancient times. It is docile, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. And its chubby faces and large ears also win the affection of people. However, pig sometimes is not thought to be a smart animal in China as it likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat, and thus it also features laziness and clumsiness.

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

Years of the Pig
Pig is the end sign of the 12-year cycle, ranking before Rat and after Dog. Pig people were born in the following years and you can see more details about that on the chart below, like specific dates and elements.

As the Chinese zodiac is always calculated by the Chinese lunar calendar which differs a little from the Gregorian calendar, your accurate birthday of the lunar calendar is necessary for confirming the zodiac sign. Want to get an answer quickly? Just use “Find your Chinese Zodiac” directly!
Pig Year Start End Element
1923 Feb.16,1923 Feb.4,1924 Water
1935 Feb.4,1935 Jan.23,1936 Wood
1947 Jan.22,1947 Feb.9,1948 Fire
1959 Feb.8,1959 Jan.27,1960 Earth
1971 Jan.27,1971 Feb.24,1972 Metal
1983 Feb.13,1983 Feb.1,1984 Water
1995 Jan.31,1995 Feb.18,1996 Wood
2007 Feb.18,2007 Feb.6,2008 Fire
2019 Feb.5,2019 Jan.24,2020 Earth
2031 Jan.23,2031 Feb.10,2032 Metal
Lucky Signs for People Born in Pig Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of Pig Lucky Flowers and Directions of Pig

Lucky Things for Pigs:

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

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9 Unlucky Colors: red, blue, green Unlucky Direction: east, west
Personality: Pigs are diligent, upright, compassionate, and responsible.
People born in the Year of the Pig are always diligent and upright and never to be pretentious. Thus Pigs are easy to get others’ trust. Their compassionate and genuine personality make them glad to offer others a hand at any time, which results in getting a lot of good friends. The strong sense of responsibility also makes Pig people spare no pains at work.

Pigs may be a little realistic and emotional, and it is hard for them to detect lies and thus easily be fooled by bad people.    
  • Strengths
    Diligent, sincere, positive, responsible, compassionate, generous
  • Weaknesses
    easily influenced, realistic, emotional, self-indulgent
  • Pig Men: Pig men are gentle, mild and seldom fly into a rage. Another defining characteristic for men born in the Pig year is concentration. Once setting up a goal, they will devote all their minds to achieve it. And no matter facing what difficulties, they are always careful and handle troubles properly. 
  • Pig Women: They are always enthusiastic about life and they are willing to participate in social activities. The genuine and compassionate personality helps to attract friends and win trust from others. They love neatness and hate things to be dirty and messy. Moreover, women born in the Year of the Pig think highly of the family and love children very much.  
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Pig' Are You?
    There are 5 basic elements in Chinese culture and each element represents various characteristics. Check the following chart to find your type and traits!
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Pig 1935, 1995 Simple, honest, easygoing, diligent but sometimes impetuous.
Fire Pig 1947, 2007 Brave, act quickly, clever, owning great ambitions but less talkative.
Earth Pig 1959, 2019 Good at socializing and maintaining interpersonal relation, a little bit suspicious.
Metal Pig 1911, 1971 Gentle, broad-minded, frank, helpful, responsible.
Water Pig 1923, 1983 Talented, ambitious, independent, serious, good luck in wealth.
  • Pig’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: Pig people with Blood Type O love challenges and are full of energy. The brilliant organizing ability offer them chances to become savvy leaders. However, being cheated will inevitably happen due to the frank characteristic.
    • Blood Type A: With a strong sense of responsibility, they are popular among friends and colleagues. The honest and kind personality enables them to get help timely from others when meeting troubles.
    • Blood Type B: They are straightforward, sincere, and don’t like to stick to trifles. The hankering for success makes them aggressive at work. But they are broad-minded and never be self-satisfied.
    • Blood Type AB: Always being conscientious and meticulous at work, they are easy to get promotions. Also, they have their own ideas and are not easily affected by others.
Love Compatibility of the Pig
The love compatibility between Chinese zodiac signs offers another perspective to see your love. Type you and your lover’s names and birthdates, and check if you are soulmates.
  • Best Matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep
    Pigs have tacit understandings with Tigers, and they treat each other as the most important person in life. When being together with Rabbits, Pigs are able to lead a romantic life. Pigs and Sheep are family-oriented people with mild personality, which results in rare clashes between them.
  • Bad Matches: Snake, Monkey
    It may be hard for Pigs to have emotional intimacy with Snakes or Monkeys. Pigs cannot stand being treated coldly by Snakes while Monkeys are too willful for them.
    Pig's Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Get along with Pigs

People with Chinese zodiac Pig sign always prefer slow-paced love rather than an intense infatuation with somebody. The crush cannot really touch their hearts. They consider the genuine love is formed through time and hardship. When getting along with Pigs, don’t be pushed and try to make them feel secure in the relationship. What’s more, a gentle and considerate attitude, as well as romantic behaviors are helpful to win their hearts.   

Jobs & Careers for Pigs
  • Best Jobs: Teachers, civil servants, policemen, doctors, professors, artists, veterinarians, foresters, breeders…
Compared to other signs, people with Chinese zodiac Pig sign are always more peaceful and upright, which means that the Pig is not suitable to seek development in the competitive industries like finance and commerce. Instead, they can perform well in public service, being good teachers or civil servants. Pigs also have a strong thirst for knowledge and were born with a passion for science and art, thus professors and artists are suitable jobs for them. Last but not least, they love nature, and are glad to work with animals and plants.
Health & Fitness Advice
Generally, people born in the Year of the Pig have a strong body and great strength, which makes them healthy and energetic in life. Though disturbed by some small diseases like tonsillitis, asthma, and bronchitis in childhood, they will recover when growing up with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Despite this, Pigs should pay attention to mental health as they often face great pressure from life and work. Long time mental stress may also lower the immunity and bring sickness. Talk to friends frequently and consult a psychologist if necessary.  
Pig's Fortune in 2023
It is predicted to be an eventful year for people born in the year of the Pig. In workplace, someone may set traps for them and bring them the unfriendly eyesight of workmates. Because of this, their wage would not be increased and it’s not very possible for them to make money from other ways. The singles are advised not to waste time in finding their Mr. or Mrs. Right while those having a lover should do something to maintain the relationship. Their health luck is at a low level, so avoid do things harmful or dangerous to health.
Pig Luck in 2023
  • Career: Their office life may not be peaceful this year as some bad guys may make troubles for them, which may make them unpopular among leaders. Do something to prove themselves.
  • Wealth: Do not expect a high salary or a big amount of income from other channels. To avoid going into debt, they’d better live within their means. Besides, be cautious of frauds.
  • Relationships: It is likely the singles would not get rid of the lonely life while those seeing someone may misunderstand or be misunderstood, which at worst could lead to breakup. Those married may also have conflicts with their wife or husband, but the two would soon be on good terms as before.
  • Education: In 2023, they may meet some experienced teachers who would help them a lot in study. Even though, it requires their own effort to make a progress.
  • Health: Considering their poor health fortune, they should do something to improve immunity and keep a good mood. Also, watch out for the possible danger, when doing exercise, driving…
Famous People: Pig Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Ronald Reagan: February 6, 1911, Metal Pig
Woody Allen: December 1, 1935, Wood Pig
Arnold Schwarzenegger: July 30, 1947, Fire Pig
Hillary Clinton: October 26, 1947, Fire Pig
Mariah Carey: March 27, 1971, Metal Pig
Kendall Jenner: November 3, 1995, Wood Pig
Check 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
- Last updated on Jan. 06, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Pig
Asked by Elizabeth from MALAYSIA | Feb. 07, 2023 21:37Reply
Born on 30 May 1947. Can I still find a job in 2023.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eric | Feb. 09, 2023 17:56

It will be quite difficult to be honest.
Asked by Jr from SOUTHCAROLINA | Mar. 19, 2021 07:08Reply
Hi i have a question my Bday is in Jan 15 2008
Google says im a fire pig in here it says a rat???WHAT AM I??
Answers (2)
Answered by Anna | Mar. 21, 2021 23:37

Your Chinese zodiac is Pig based on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Answered by Jonathan | Sep. 11, 2021 09:34

Based on the fact the pig changes to a rat in February of 2008 you are a fire pig and if you look on this website it also shows you are a fire pig
Asked by Lavender from MYANMAR | Jul. 02, 2020 09:57Reply
I'm a female wood pig and currently unemployed since Jan. Will i find a good job before 2020 end?
Answers (3)
Answered by Eira from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 06, 2020 00:45

You should keep the positive attitude all the time. Based on the prediction, several chances will appear in the second half of the year. Don't worry. You will finally get a satisfied job.
Answered by xiang chan | Dec. 05, 2020 22:41

hopefully you find a job
Answered by coochie man | Dec. 22, 2020 17:09

hopefully you can get a job
Asked by Anele from SOUTH AFRICA | Jun. 11, 2020 23:22Reply
Can my friend and I pursue a serious romantic relationship, are we compatible?
I am a metal horse woman born 17/09/1990 he's a water pig born 19/04/1983?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sophie from FINLAND | Jun. 14, 2020 22:42

It is predicted that you are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common. :)
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