Year of the Pig: Chinese Zodiac Personality, Compatibility, and Elements

What is the Year of the Pig

The Pig or Boar is the last one in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs, representing good fortune, wealth, and happiness. The Year of the Pig is a reoccurring position in this cycle. The period of 9 PM to 11 PM (21.00 – 23.00) is the hour of the pig.

Years of the Pig (Boar) with Dates

Start Date End Date Heavenly Branch
4 February 1935 23 January 1936 Year of Wood Pig
22 January 1947 9 February 1948 Year of Fire Pig
8 February 1959 27 January 1960 Year of Earth Pig
27 January 1971 14 February 1972 Year of Metal Pig
13 February 1983 1 February 1984 Year of Water Pig
31 January 1995 18 February 1996 Year of Wood Pig
18 February 2007 6 February 2008 Year of Fire Pig
5 February 2019 24 January 2020 Year of Earth Pig
23 January 2031 10 February 2032 Year of Metal Pig
10 February 2043 29 January 2044 Year of Water Pig

General Characteristics and Personality of Pig (Boar) Chinese Zodiac

People born under the year of the pig can keep their cool on most occasions. They display valor and vigor while doing any task. As a child, a pig has a guileless personality and a strong conviction.

Positive Traits: Friendly, loyal, gentle, jubilant, social, calm, helpful, and flexible

Negative Traits: Lazy, gullible, and over-reliant

Pig Chinese Zodiac

Traits of Chinese Zodiac Pig Depending on Elements

Since the five Chinese elements follow a cycle, the pig zodiac sign gets associated with one of them in the same pattern, which affects the essential nature and characteristics of a person born under a specific element.

1. Wood Pig

Those who are born in the year of the wood pig are large-hearted and respected by all for their loyalty, kindness, and jovial nature.

Excellent orators, wood pigs can charm anyone with their talks.

They are fortunate when it comes to acquiring wealth, land, other valuable properties, and striking profit-oriented business dealings.

2. Fire Pig

Fire pigs are drawn towards love, enjoyment, and fun-filled activities.

Highly optimistic, they will never feel low even when the situation is not in their favor. Any task is undertaken with a great deal of confidence by them that give favorable results.

They are preferred as leaders or heads in their family or workplace. However, they can be a bit spendthrift and may not be able to accumulate enough wealth.

3. Earth Pig

Sensible and thoughtful, earth pigs are extremely grounded and have immense willpower, facing any adversity with perseverance.

Dedicated and committed, they don’t leave any stone unturned to achieve their desired goals.

The Year of the Brown Earth Pig (coming next: 2019) usually brings good fortune in terms of money and career.

4. Metal Pig

The personality of a metal pig is larger-than-life that makes them passionate about their dreams and goals.

Emotional and caring, they also have a good appetite.

They play the role of a peacemaker whenever there is an altercation at home or office.

Although social, they like mixing only in their close circle. Those born in the Year of the Metal Pig may be a bit short-tempered and aggressive.

5. Water Pig

Peaceful and self-centered, water pigs are the most knowledgeable of all the zodiac signs.

They can keep secrets and suppress their desires when needed.

Those born in the year of water pig are hardworking and ambitious, and they can go to any extent for achieving their goals. At the same time, they can sacrifice for their family, friends, and children.

Astrology Elements and Lucky Signs

Yin Yang: Yin

The Five Elements: water

Birthstone: Ruby

Season: Winter

Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 6, 8

Lucky Colors: Green, Yellow, Brown, and Gray

Lucky Charms (Protective Animals): Elephant, Guardian Lions (Foo Dogs), and Rhinoceros

Relationship and Love Compatibility of Pig with other Chinese Zodiac Signs

Best Match: Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep

Worst Match: Monkey, Snake

Rat Pig man + Rat woman – Their excellent social skills and liberal attitude make a good pair Pig woman + Rat man – Less friction in relation as both love networking, dining, partying and doing unconventional activities
Ox Ox man + Pig woman – Tactfulness and peace-loving nature of a pig woman can keep an ox man devoted to her forever Ox woman + Pig man – Cooperativeness and adjustments from a pig man’s end can keep arguments at bay
Tiger Tiger man + Pig woman – A tiger man’s love for passion draws the pleasure-seeking pig woman towards him Tiger woman + Pig man – A tiger woman is the best match for a pig man as they both have a clear understanding of each other’s emotional needs
Rabbit Rabbit man + Pig woman – They both may share a high degree of romantic compatibility according to Chinese astrology Rabbit woman + Pig man – They are considerate and gentle that helps their relationship to last long
Dragon Dragon man + Pig woman – A casual friendship may strike well between a pig woman and a dragon man Dragon woman + Pig man – Unless they sort out their differences and agree to adjust, the possibility of a happy relationship is bleak
Snake Snake man + Pig woman – Both will go into regular conflicts over minute issues due to their different personalities Snake woman + Pig man – Apart from good socializing skills, a snake has nothing else common with a pig
Horse Horse man + Pig woman – Similar traits like friendliness, talkativeness, and bluntness might make their relationship work well Horse woman + Pig man – A good friendship can culminate into a romantic liaison between them
Goat/Ram/Sheep Goat man + Pig woman – They make a happy couple and solve any small difference without getting into a major fight Goat woman + Pig man – Since both are emotionally receptive, they can make trustworthy partners
Monkey Monkey man + Pig woman – The deceiving nature of a monkey man can make a pig woman keep their relationship limited to friendship Monkey woman + Pig man – Frequent clashes due to opposite personalities can cause bitterness and enmity
Rooster Rooster man + Pig woman – Arguments between a diligent rooster man and laid-back pig woman can be avoided if both communicate properly with each other Rooster woman + Pig man – These two socially conscious individuals can stay together for a long time without causing any interference in each other’s life
Dog Dog man + Pig woman – Neither of them would cheat or betray the other Dog woman+ Pig man – Both will be high on romance and value home
Pig Pig man + Pig woman – Both are fairly compatible with each other

Year of the Pig Western Equivalent

The western counterpart of the pig is Scorpio, having similar traits.

Western Signs Born in the Year of the Pig

Aries: Since Arians are headstrong and aggressive, the presence of pig can cool them down a bit. Arian pigs are less demanding, affectionate, and love independence.

Taurus: The combination of Pig and Taurus adds more luck, fun, and assertiveness to one’s personality. They are charming and friendly with a calm composure.

Gemini: Gemini pigs enjoy life to the fullest and love engaging in interesting conversations. They can do well as chemists, engineers, and doctors.

Cancer: The easy-going persona of a pig would add more liveliness to the Cancer zodiac. They are helpful, kind, hardworking, and emotional.

Leo: Leos born in the Year of the Pig are sincere, well-respected, and giving. They never fail to impress people, though may be seen as naive by others.

Virgo: As Virgos are serious and organized, the impact of a pig on them can sometimes cause frustration. They can work well as a team, giving advice and offering help whenever required.

Libra: The influence of pig on Librans makes them more peaceful and cool-headed. They have no time to witness fights and unnecessary arguments of third parties.

Scorpio: The strong and less emotional Scorpion can become more caring and loving in the presence of a pig. Scorpion pigs hate getting into arguments.

Sagittarius: The modesty of a pig can mellow the independent and open-minded Sagittarians. They are charitable and non-judgmental.

Capricorn: Capricorns born in the Year of Pig would be extremely lucky and gain immense wealth. Ambitious and sensible, they have a broad thinking.

Aquarius: The influence of pig on the whimsical Aquarians will make them light-hearted, self-centered, and intelligent. They are thoughtful, trustworthy, and love breaking stereotypes.

Pisces: Piscean pigs are the friendliest and kindest among all zodiac signs. They are loved by all family and friends for their homely nature.

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