Year of the Pig

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
  • Best Jobs: Veterinarians, foresters, teachers, civil servants, policemen, doctors, breeders, professors, artists…
  • Best Working Partners: Tiger, Rabbit & Sheep
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 40-50
  • Best Career Field: Restaurant, charity, cram school
  • See more about Pig's Best Business and Career Fields
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.

Pig Zodiac Eminent Personalities

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 May. 15, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Pig
Asked by nao from USA | May. 18, 2019 18:12Reply
I was born on August 3rd 1995 and my crush was born on November 30 1995
Are we a good match?
Answers (1)
Answered by Thomas from AUSTRALIA | May. 24, 2019 01:18

Yes, you are a good match based on the prediction. You two will have a nice marriage life in the future.
Asked by AAKRITI1588 | May. 16, 2019 20:57Reply
My DOB is 15/03/1988. Do I have a chance to set up my own company or country relocation?
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Answered by Logan from DENMARK | May. 24, 2019 00:52

Yes, you are still young and you still have chances to set up your own company. You need to believe that you have enough abilities to overcome the difficulties. Don't worry. Just do what you want.
Asked by Nonhlanhla from SOURH AFRICA | May. 05, 2019 12:45Reply
I was born in 30 June 1983 and my boyfriend 5 November 1974
Do we have a future together?
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Answered by Siena from AUSTRALIA | May. 10, 2019 00:53

You are born to be a perfect match. You are a pair that can motivate each other and be able to dedicate yourselves to each other at any time. The goal of pursuing happiness together makes the relationship closer. You will feel free to be together and maintain full passion. Good luck!
Answered by Gems from UK | May. 20, 2019 17:40

I was born 1983 and my boyfriend is 1973. We've been together for 11 years now and we're very happy. It helps that I have my own hobbies/crafts (fibre crafts, cooking) and his has his own too (circuit boards/electronics) we both talk, laugh and enjoy watching japanese anime.. breakfast news.. youtube together. He's always telling me how beautiful I am and I feel emotionally spoiled for compliments lol. Hope you are very happy too.
Asked by Jill Yeoh from MALAYSIA | May. 04, 2019 05:07Reply
I was born in 29 June 1971 and my husband was born in 29 January 1970.
Are both of us a good couple or we may divorce in future?
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Answered by Cerys from DENMARK | May. 10, 2019 00:51

Although you have different in personalities but can live together in peace. The differences provide enough freshness and exploration space for each other . Your combination will be equal and happy, because neither side will care too much about each other's shortcomings. Don't worry.
Asked by Dina from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 29, 2019 07:04Reply
I was born on April 21 1983,do I have an opportunity to travel abroad this year?
Answers (1)
Answered by Stefan from CHINA | May. 07, 2019 04:29

You have to ‘move ‘ this year to stay positive... no matter travelling or in daily life, you need to stay active!
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