Chinese New Year – The Year of the Pig

Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals and is also associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.

Personality and characteristics

Pigs might not stand out in a crowd. But they are very realistic. Others may be all talk and no action. Pigs are the opposite.

Though not wasteful spenders, they will let themselves enjoy life. They love entertainment and will occasionally treat themselves. They are a bit materialistic, but this is motivation for them to work hard. Being able to hold solid objects in their hands gives them security.

They are energetic and are always enthusiastic, even for boring jobs. If given the chance, they will take positions of power and status. They believe that only those people have the right to speak, and that’s what they want.

Men born in the Pig year are optimistic and gentle and they are very focused.

They are not the best with money. Though cool-headed, they are also gullible. They trust others easily and are often scammed.

They love learning but don’t really know how to put their knowledge into words. They’re not conversationalists, but treat everyone warmly which results in a large social circle. Whenever they run into difficulties, there are always people who stand up to help.

Women born in the Pig year are full of excitement. They attend social events whenever possible and treat everyone genuinely. Combined with their easy-going personality, they gain everyone’s trust.

They are sometimes over-friendly and in their excitement, they can forget to give others personal space.

They also have good fortune with wealth. As long as they keep at it their efforts will not go to waste.

At home, they are highly organised. If the room is messy, they’d stay up the entire night to clean it up. These women love children too and playing with children is one of the things that bring them the greatest joy.