Year of the Pig
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
The Chinese Astrology Pig Personality
Intellectually curious, honest and tolerant, those born in the Year of the Pig can be relied upon for their loyalty and often make true friends for life.
The Pig, the last sign of the Chinese zodiac, is clear evidence of the old saying, “nice guys finish last.” They are honest, good hearted and present a kindly face to friends and strangers alike. Their affection is genuine, and their love has no bounds. They are usually very chivalrous. Courtesy and generosity are a way of life with them.
Being a social animal they have many opportunities to exhibit those qualities. They tend to be naturally happy, due in no small part because they most often avoid making judgments and see the good side of people. They are no punster, but they probably have a nice, earthy sense of humor. All in all, they are pleasant, cheerful, co operative and normally do well in group situations.
Like the knights of old, Pigs are often highly regarded for their chivalry and pureness of heart, and will often sacrifice their own well-being for the greater good.
They are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. They are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, they are incredibly naive. their quest for material goods could be their downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer. A person born this year is likely to be a good parent. He may be easy to anger, but he is intelligent, honest, and courageous. Pigs complete projects on time, and are gallant, and sincere. People born in these years are honest and straightforward. They can be relied on to see things through. They tend to be popular and make lasting friendship and are good neighbors
The Pig can be very naive, however, and may easily fall victim to the unscrupulous who take advantage of their idealistic nature – as Pigs see everyone as loyal and caring as they are. Although forced to play the fool many times, they will just as likely hold fast to the notion that everyone is at heart decent and admirable.
Stubbornly optimistic, the Pig will not tolerate those with well-meaning advice on how to be a Pig, but since they dislike quarreling and discord their anger usually cools quickly. Sometimes looked upon as a snob, the Pig just finds it right and natural to exhibit good manners whenever possible. Their main goal in life is in serving others, and no matter how difficult circumstances become the Pig will never waiver or retreat, forging ahead in the sure knowledge that all will be well.
Pig people love to read, are generally thirsty for knowledge, and not readily talkative, but if presented with an opportunity to discuss topics of interest with like-minded individuals Pigs may find themselves talking non-stop for hours!
People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. For Pig Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They don’t make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone having a Pig Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They don’t talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally well informed. Pig people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Pig people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with Rabbits and Goats. Pigs are self-reliant, very sociable, dependable, and extremely determined. Pigs are peace lovers and don’t hold grudges. They hate arguments, tense situations, and try to bring both sides together. In life they make deep and long-lasting friendships. Pigs enjoy social gatherings of all kinds, and look for parties to attend. In fact, Pigs must watch themselves so that their incessant pursuit of pleasure doesn’t interfere with other aspects of their lives. Pigs belong to clubs and they make terrific fund raisers. They have a real knack for charity and social work. Pigs always listen to problems. They won’t mind getting involved and try to help. Pigs have big hearts. A problem that Pigs have is that they are too innocent and naive. Being honest and trustworthy themselves, they have a hard time understanding the motives of those who are less scrupulous.
Pigs do not dazzle or shimmer. They possess the old-fashioned chivalry that grows on you until you totally depend on it. It is so easy to trust Pigs. They have a calm expression and a sincere manner. They are blessed with endurance and work steadily at tasks with great patience until completion.
Once Pigs arrive at a decision nothing stops them. Of course, before they reach that decision they weigh all the pros and cons. They definitely want to avoid complications. Sometimes they ponder so long they miss the opportunity altogether. But never mind, Pigs always believe in miracles, and miracles always happen to them. Fortune favors Pigs. They always find someone to help them without having to beg.
In romance, if not careful, Pigs may be taken advantage of. Pigs trust everyone and believe everything they hear. They are unselfish and enjoy helping their friends. Although they are gullible, they are actually quite intelligent and know how to take care of their own. If you hurt their feelings, Pigs often carry the pain for years. They have a hard time saying no to those of concern. Often they wish they had said no.
Pigs will always be looking for ways to work off all their extra energy. They work and play hard. Even if they lose everything, Pigs manage to bounce back. Their life path supplies them with all they need. The Chinese believe Pigs own the Horn of Plenty.
People born in the Year of the Pig are trusted associates in whatever career they happen to choose and often shine as entertainers, social activists or politicians.
The Pig In Relationships
Generally the Pig sign is characteristic of people who are pure in heart and also have a hedonistic streak. They tend to follow their heart and openly express their feelings and thoughts. Although their sign is a member of the gentle Rabbit-Sheep-Pig group you can be resilient and have an inner strength beyond that expected from this group. Their fixed element is Water, which means they also have an intellectual side. They may not be a scholar, but they tend to like school in general and reading in particular. They also are a bit more logical and practical than their “heart” sign might otherwise suggest.
The Pig is the last of the twelve signs when they are taken in order, a fact that causes the Pig to be associated with retirement, relaxation and fun in general. At any rate they tend to be more of an optimist than a pessimist and to enjoy life’s physical pleasures. On the negative side, they can be overly trusting if not negative. If they lose control or just have too much Water in their chart, they could be seen as a person who talks too much. Although they might enjoy the occasional intellectual exercise, they have a tendency to be superficial and may not be known as a quick thinker. They could also fall into bouts of gluttony or just plain sadness when life seems to turn against them. And, they are easily disheartened when slandered and saddened when their feelings are hurt, they experience disappointments, or just see others being sad.
Pigs are most compatible with : Rabbit, Sheep
Famous people born in the Year of the Pig: Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Jefferson, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Mahalia Jackson, David Letterman, Arnold Schwarzenegger