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Year of the Pig – the 12th Chinese Zodiac Animal

The Year of the Pig is fifth in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Pig years are …1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Pig.

Legend has it that the Jade Emperor held a competition and said the order of the 12- cycle animal signs would be decided by the order in which the zodiac animals arrived at his palace. The Rooster arrived late and ranked tenth. Last were Dog and Pig.

Chinese Zodiac Years – Pig Years

According to the theory of Chinese elements, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements; wood, fire, earth, gold (metal) or water. They come in cycles, with the Wood Rooster coming once every 60 years. Theory has it that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element.

There are five types of Pig as follows.

Type of Pig

Year of Birth




Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable



Ambitious, persevering, but impatient



Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping

Gold (metal)


Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others



Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life

Pig's Personality Traits

Pigs are a group of people who will highly focus on what they do and try to achieve them. They have a great sense of responsibility.

Pigs are also generous and they like to give others a hand. Therefore, when they come across bad lucks, they will get help from others easily. But, pigs should also suspect trickery to avoid cheaters.

Pig's Love Compatibility

Pig's Love Compatibility

Best Match with Pig: Tiger, Rabbit, or Goat

Couples that are formed from Tiger and Pig are willing to make sacrifices for each other. They will share the same goals in life and work more inspiringly when together.
Rabbits and Goats fit Pigs as well. They have similar personalities.

Worst Match with Pig: Snake, or Monkey

Snakes are incompatible with Monkeys. There won’t be much trust in a relationship but full of suspect and coldness.
It is difficult for Pigs and Monkeys to live together since they have different life goals and interests.

Lucky Things for Pig for 2020

Pig's lucky things

The Unlucky Things for Pigs

  • Unlucky colors: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Pig's Prediction for 2020

Overall Luck

Pig's Prediction for 2020

Career- Hard phase but good opportunities

Pigs’ career prospects are not very good in 2020. The year may seem like a hard phase in their careers and they may feel a sense of loss, with confidence undermined.

Careers will go in a negative direction with many traps and gaps, and work outcomes contrary to expectations. In 2020, Pigs will get help from their friends.

If Pigs want some breakthroughs in 2020, you should discipline yourselves in the following ways:

  • Keep a clear mind and maintain a calm way of thinking. When making decisions, remember not to be impulsive.

  • Maintain good relationships with others. Harmonious relationships will benefit your careers. When you feel depressed, you should talk more to your friends.

Ideal jobs for Pigs: actor, lawyer, teacher, doctor, police, banking, health care, accounting, catering, beauty and makeup.

Finance- Tightened belts and need to be cautious with investments

In 2020, Pigs’ prospects on the wealth front are not very good. It will be very difficult for Pigs to make money and easy for them to squander lots of money. What’s more, Pigs might easily be cheated by others this year and will hardly make any big money in their investments.

  • Note, however, that career promotion would offer you an attractive remuneration package. It will be important for you to avoid any risky investments in stocks or lotteries.

  • You Pigs should make a financial plan before spending, or you run the risk of extravagance, possibly leading to bankruptcy.

Health -Great pressure, regular exercise

Pigs will be in generally good health in 2020. With a heavy workload, they might feel great career pressure, so they may suffer severe headaches and violent mood swings. They should try to be optimistic and positive. It is important for Pigs to go for excursions or to have a break in some other way.

Regular exercise will be necessary. Keep a balanced diet. Beware of gastrointestinal, gynecological, inflammation, insomnia or other non-major health problems.

Pay attention to traffic safety. Avoid high-risk activities such as diving, rock climbing and parachuting.

Months when Pigs are more likely to have health problems: April, June, July, August, November, and December.

Love-Discuss frequently any imbalance between work and family

Pigs will have poor love lives in 2020. Relationships between them and their lovers will alternate hot and cold. People around may give a lot of advice about their love relationship, but results will be contrary to expectations.

No matter how busy you are, do not forget to communicate with family and friends.Months that will be good for developing relationships: January, February, and October.

Male Pigs in love: Male Pigs will be lucky with the opposite sex, and find it easy to make heterosexual friends. Married male Pigs should avoid close relationships with women other than their wives; otherwise, they may easily end up creating love triangles. If male Pigs are ready to get married, it should be a good year to do so.

Female Pig in love: Unmarried female Pigs have poor prospects in love this year. If they hope to find boyfriends, they ought to lower their requirements slightly. The males they meet this year might be poorer than themselves, economically, educationally, or in other ways.
It will be a good year for married woman to have children; they will easily become pregnant and give birth relatively easily.

Some Famous People Born in the Year of Pig

Born in 1215

Khubilai Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan成吉思汗)

Born in 1371

Zheng He (voyager in the Ming dynasty)

Born in 1839

John Davison Rockefeller

Born in 1887

Chiang Kai-shek (head of the Nationalist government in China 1928-1949)

Born in 1911

Ronald Reagan

Born in 1923

Dr. Henry Fok (霍英东, Hong Kong tycoon)

Born in 1935

Alain Delon (French actor)

Born in 1947

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Born in 1983

Carrie Underwood (American country singer)

Some other celebrities

Emperor Taizu of Song (宋太祖), Lao She, Han Hong, Qian Xuesen, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Henry Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger

People born in Pig years are dedicated and generous. They have lucky and unlucky things. In 2020, Pig people may have hard phase but good opportunities in career, need to be cautious with investments, be in generally good health, and have poor love lives. All these predictions, however, serve for reference only, just like western astrology.

Introduction to the 12 Animals

We list all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, if you want to check out the animal sign that your parents or your kids belong to:

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