Year of the Earth Pig

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Happy Chinese New Year! 

On February 5, 2019, we enter the Year of the Earth Pig. This is the last animal in the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle as it follows Jupiter through the signs in western astrology. 

However, the years no longer totally align due to the Chinese lunar calendar and the fact that Jupiter’s cycle is 11.86 years and not exactly 12. You will find similarities in the description of the year of the Pig and Jupiter in Sagittarius, so it’s worth the mention. 

In Chinese culture, the Pig is associated with wealth. The Pig is passionate, caring and seductive. He has a big heart filled with generosity and benevolence. The Pig is enthusiastic, yet needs a bit of motivation to get to work. Pigs are gentle, trusting and social creatures. 

There’s love, wealth and generosity in the air this year. Gifts and offerings are numerous. Social entertaining and festivities abound. Everything is light and easy this year. Healing, in particular, is easier than last year and joy in living and pursuit of pleasure is supported. 

In 2019, all of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs can expect to spend a joyous year. The atmosphere is festive and relaxation widespread. However, be prudent with your expenses and manage your budget wisely. Abundance is available, yet stability is also required. Administrative duties should be a focus, while strategically reaching for your big dreams. 

The last handful of years of the Pig are: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947 and 1935. The Pig is naturally associated with the Earth and is a yin energy.

For some fun, you can get a glimpse of what’s in store for you this year based on your Chinese animal. It’s a bit like reading a horoscope based only on your Sun sign, so take it in that vein. 

Year of the Rat – Wisdom/Yang

Chinese Zodiac Rat Years: 1912, 1924,1936,1948, 1960, 1972, 1984199620082020

Characteristics:Quick-witted, charming, adaptable, creative, artistic, sociable, resourceful and versatile. The rat is very resourceful, a natural leader worthy of respect and communicates in an honest straight-forward manner. They are humorous, charming and sociable. They have a heightened sense of danger and are excellent at keeping secrets if they choose. It’s easy for them to escape harm in business, relationships and life in general. Famous: Shakespeare, Mozart, Churchill. 

2019 Influences: This is a better year than last for you. The Pig is fond of rats, so this is fortunate for you. You should feel a bit more relaxed as you use this luck to evaluate your current path. Next year is the Year of the Rat (2020) and any changes should be planned throughout this year to make them concrete next year. This is a great year to improve your self-esteem. Dream, plan and evaluate. 

Year of the Ox – Industriousness/Yin

Chinese Zodiac Ox Years: 1913, 1925,1937,1949,1961,1973,1985, 1997,2009, 2021, 2033

Characteristics:Calm, methodical, loyal, strong, steady, determined, reasonable, decisive, honest, dependable and hard-working. People born in the year of the Ox are independent, filled with integrity and stubborn. They are hard-working, even-keeled and always working at their own pace Oxen are very serious folk, not much for roses and violins, but yet can provide a very stable loving home for the right partner. Famous: Napoleon, Van Gogh, Nixon.

2019 Influences: Stay clear throughout the year as it improves as it continues. Any setbacks are actually opportunities. This is a good year for the Ox to plant the seeds for many years of profitability and opportunity. It’s a good time to start new projects. Any investments will pay off. Stay true to your calm and steady approach, yet take advantage of the social and festive atmosphere. 

Year of the Tiger – Valor/Yang

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years: 1914,1926,1938,1950,1962,1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Characteristics:Enthusiastic, leadership, charismatic, brave, competitive, unpredictable and self-confident. Tigers are pleasure-seekers, with endless supplies of energy and enthusiasm for life. They have a great sense of humor, love attention and are humanitarians.  Famous: Marco Polo, Mary Queen of Scots, Marilyn Monroe. 

2019 Influences: Take advantage of the pig energy to create sanctuary in the home. Be flexible and tolerant this year and use this energy to access risks. This is an excellent year for healing. Good surprises and beautiful gifts await. Young couples can strengthen their relationships and love can be made stronger in every relationship. 

Year of the Rabbit – Caution/Yin

Chinese Zodiac Rabbit Years: 1915,1927,1939,1951,1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011,2023

Characteristics:Trustworthy, empathetic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, caretakers, sensitive, gentle, quiet, elegant, alert, kind and patient. Rabbit people are agile thinkers who nimbly overcome obstacles. Resilient and lunar. They draw a crowd as they give good advice, seek peace and avoid conflict. They make great friends as they are sweet and gentle. Yet they will get what they want.  Famous: Confucius, Einstein, Orson Welles. 

2019 Influences:Rabbits can expect comfort in daily routine, while maintaining privacy and independence. Leaning into the pig’s energies is beneficial to the rabbit, so with concentration, money and business are favorable. Also, creativity and originality are available as well. Rabbits should be caution with investments. Build and solidify for your future. 

Year of the Dragon – Strength/Yang

Chinese Zodiac Dragon Years: 1916,1928,1940, 1952,1964,1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Characteristics:Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic, confident, intelligent, ambitious, persevering, and hard-working. Dragons are the guardians of wealth and power. Courageous and confident, dragons have ability to achieve legendary success.  Full of most ancient mysteries, their reason for being born is karmic. Considered oldest souls in zodiac. Endless supply of energy, inspired by dreams and aspirations.  Dragons are an open book, but may be too direct. Famous: Joan of Arc, Freud. 

2019 Influences:Happiness, joy and prosperity are available to the dragon. This year is much more free to the dragon than last. Great prospects of evolution through 2019 through forgiveness and trust Reward for being helpful to others comes to you this year. Investments are fruitful. 

Year of the Snake – Flexibility/Yin

Chinese Zodiac Snake Years: 1917,1929,1941,1953, 1965,1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Characteristics:Philosophical, organized, intuitive, elegant, attentive, intelligent, decisive, insightful and communicative. The snake represents ancient and primordial wisdom. Its existence is purely karmic. They are the deepest thinkers with a great sense of humor. Loyal, stoic and prosperous. They can be relentless. Seek transformation throughout life. Famous: Darwin, Lincoln, Edgar Allen Poe. 

2019 Influences:This is a mixed year for the snake.Seek stability, avoid risks and keep calm in situations you can’t control. Foster your patience and wisdom. Open communication between couples is helpful this year. Be prudent with expenses and investments. Learn from the past, make adjustments and achieve success in the long-term. 

Year of the Horse – Forging Ahead/Yang

Chinese Zodiac Horse Years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Characteristics:Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, adventurous, strong, animated, kind, straight-forward, active and energetic. Horses make excellent business people. They are talented, strong and engaging. However, they are hesitant and need reassurance as they worry about the details.  They are exuberant, independent and filled with potential. They may lose themselves in their passion or in making a bid for freedom.  Famous: Rembrandt, Chopin, Teddy Roosevelt. 

2019 Influences:Consolidate launches from 2018 to make plans for the future. Enjoy your family and friends this year. You’ll feel like staying home for a quiet evening rather than going out and socializing with others. Go with the flow on this. In business, reap rewards from the past, especially as part of a team.  

Year of the Sheep – Unity/Yin

Chinese Zodiac Sheep Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051

Characteristics:Tasteful, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm, gentle, shy, stable, sympathetic and amicable. Sheep are prosperous and eternal. They have a quiet strength and resolve yet are compassionate and extremely generous. Good fortune seems to land at their feet. They are social creatures, yet are like to sit on the sidelines. They are very creative and artistic and love attention for their gifts. They are naturally sophisticated and have lavish tastes, so need to watch their spending. They are peace-seeking and avoid conflict. Famous: Michelangelo, Mark Twain, Valentino. 

2019 Influences:Multitude of opportunities are upon you now. Use your talents with confidence and power. Affirm and fortify your visionary gifts while still paying attention to your duties and responsibilities. Love is in the air for you this year. Can be an affluent year too. 

Year of the Monkey – Changeability/Yang

Chinese Zodiac Monkey Years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Characteristics:Witty, charming, lucky, bright, lively, intelligent, ambitious and adventurous. Extremely, yet fun-loving, monkeys thrive on competition and self-improvement. They are confident, exhibit true genius are make excellent business people. They are clever and intuitive and successful. If backed into a failing position, they wouldn’t hesitate to use unethical means to extricate themselves from the situation. Famous: Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Elizabeth Taylor.

2019 Influences:Promises and feasts abound for the monkey this year. Pay attention to loved ones. Be curious and learn new things. Love is strong in 2019. Solidify your professional foundation this year. Starting new projects, even a new business, is fortunate this year. 

Year of the Rooster – Being Constant/Yin

Chinese Zodiac Rooster Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Characteristics:Observant, energetic, flamboyant, diverse, confident, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented. Competent, driven and direct, roosters seek success and often accomplish it early in life. They may be egotistical and flamboyant. They love receiving attention. However, they are always attentive and desirous to help others. Roosters are often writers or public speakers as they love knowledge and to tell stories. Although they appear extremely confident, they actually need lots of reassurance.  Famous: Rudyard Kipling, Caruso and Groucho Marx. 

2019 Influences:Repair past mistakes and irritations with equanimity. Stay out of the limelight as the exposure will be too much. Rest easy, spend wisely and be prudent with everything financial.  Investments will pay off. Keep a moderate pace throughout the year. 

Year of the Dog – Fidelity/Yang

Chinese Zodiac Dog Years: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Characteristics:Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart, honest, amiable, kind, cautious and prudent. Dogs are uncanny in their ability to sense danger, yet are warm, intelligent and generous. They are transparent, responsible and honest. They are duty-bound and often find themselves in leadership positions. They are prone to paranoia and will defend themselves and their families to the end.  Famous: Socrates, Benjamin Franklin, George Gershwin. 

2019 Influences:Placing home life as the center of his life is excellent this year. Be content with simple pleasures. Develop new social relationships as well as business ones. Continue at his slow and steady pace pays off throughout 2019. Professional developments stall this year, so it’s a good time for gathering, learning and widening your foundation.

Year of the Pig – Amiability/Yin

Chinese Zodiac Pig Years: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043

Characteristics:Diligent, honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable, compassionate, generous, easy-going and gentle. Pigs or boars are committed to peace, but are also extremely strong. They have great courage and stamina. Sociable creatures, pigs love having people around – all of the time. They are devoted and trustworthy, making them great friends. They also love to entertain. They have earned their reputations as gluttons, so should be watchful of their appetites. Famous: Albert Schweitzer, Ernest Hemingway. 

2019 Influences:It’s a great year for the pig as he demonstrates control and prudence. Review the past years, build energy reserves and seize happiness. Change will be upon you in 2020 so get ready. Be selective in friendships. Professionally, it’s a growth year for the pig.  

Overall, 2019 is a year of good luck, happiness and fun. It’s also one of laziness and over-indulgence.The energy is light and flowing easily, so it allows for recovery from setbacks quickly and smoothly.