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.
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  • 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…
Pig's Fortune in 2024
Ranked No.1 in the 2024 Chinese zodiac horoscope, Pig’s fortune in 2024 is pretty good on the whole, especially in terms of their career and wealth. Merely in the last a few months, there would be bigger waves. They could perform in work, thanks to which they may get a promotion of their job position or the increase of their salary. The company owners could also make the right development decision. Also, those who want to build their own enterprise are lucky to lay a good foundation of further development. Meanwhile, their efforts would be rewarded, so they could gain the ample income in the year. The single Pig people could find their soulmate more easily as being blessed with good fortune. In term of health, the elderly should better watch out to prevent from slipping. They should also make more efforts to maintain their health, particularly to protect their waist and kidneys.
Pig Luck in 2024
  • Career: ThThey are blessed with good luck in this aspect, and to do well in their job smoothly. Thereby, they’re likely to win a promotion or an increase of their wages. Self-employees are also lucky to make great progress on the brand development.
  • Wealth: Their wealth horoscope is good enough, blessing them to make great profits via hard working, expand the business, or set up their own business. However, it’s still necessary to set aside a part of funds in their contingency plans.
  • Relationships: It’s a lucky year for the singles with Chinese zodiac Pig to find their Mr. or Ms. Right, as long as they could be wholehearted. The married may be not so lucky for they might face the challenge of conflicts with their partner and even marriage crisis.
  • Education: Students are likely to encounter somebody or something to arouse their interest in learning, thus they would be quite passionate to study. For those who have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, it’s a good year to pursue further education if they want.
  • Health: Pig people are likely to suffer from a few slight physical disorders in 2024, especially of their waist and kidneys. A healthy habit including balanced diet is vital to maintain a good physical state. The elderly should be careful when going out on rugged roads or in a horrible weather.
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
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- Last updated on Dec. 04, 2023 by Nancy He -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Pig
Asked by Christian Okai from CHANA | Nov. 28, 2023 08:21Reply
Life achievement
Please ,am Christian born on 24/05/1995. I have had a lot of bussiness ideas ,but struggling a lot to make it happen though i have the finance, any legal action i take to start my business ends up failing .please i need your help and what should i do.i have also thought of traveling please do i have that in my Zodioc sign
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Nov. 29, 2023 00:52

In 2024, Pig people's fortune is good in career aspect. However, they will also face many competition and you should be more careful about starting up business.
Asked by Naomi from USA | Nov. 09, 2023 20:18Reply
Is me and my boyfriend compatible?
I was born on 8/3/1995
He was born on 5/26/1995
We are both wood pigs
Thanks !
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | Nov. 12, 2023 19:49

Yes, you are good matches and the compatibility is pretty high.
Asked by vanmathi | Oct. 20, 2023 00:45Reply
My DOB 13.8.1998 my lover DOB 17.5.1995
When will the married life happen? Then how our future goes?
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank | Oct. 20, 2023 01:12

You are highly compatible and can be a great soulmate for each other. It is not clear about the time of married life. However, just follow your heart and it may come soon.
Asked by cmpatnaik from INDIA | Sep. 22, 2023 07:52Reply
predctions for 2024
time:2.00am(mid night)
Since Rabbit is compatible with PIg this year should be a good year but to my surprise
it is totally bad year fpr yu think next year Dragon will be any good for me?
thank yu
Answers (2)
Answered by Fred | Sep. 24, 2023 20:20

Yes, Pig people will have a steady fortune in the next year and all aspects show a positive trend.
Answered by Shamsher | Oct. 04, 2023 09:58

My DoB : 01/04/1995
Her DOB : 14/12/1997
We will get married or not
What was the future of us?
Asked by Naomi from USA | Aug. 09, 2023 23:19Reply
Is my boyfriend and me compatible ?
I am born on 8/3/1985
And he is born on 5/26/1995
We are both a wood pig
Thanks !
Answers (3)
Answered by Naomi | Aug. 09, 2023 23:30

I meant 8/3/1995 birthdate accidentally typed wrong
Answered by Anna | Aug. 10, 2023 18:49

You two are 70% compatible with each other, better than many others.
Answered by tim | Oct. 19, 2023 15:12

1985 is not pig year. its ox year
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