Year Of The Pig – Chinese Zodiac

They are easy-going and stress-free people who live life to the fullest. Years of the Pig are considered to be lucky and fortunate.

These Chinese animal signs occur in the same order in 12-year cycles. There are five Chinese elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth which influence the attributes of the zodiac signs. By combining with each of the twelve animals, a 60 year Chinese Zodiac cycle is created.

Year Of The Pig : Dates

Fire Pig:

22 January 1947 – 9 February 1948
18 February 2007 – 6 February 2008

Earth Pig:

8 February 1959 – 27 January 1960
5 February 2019- 24 January 2020

Metal Pig:

27 January 1971 – 14 February 1972
23 January 2031- 10 February 2032

Water Pig:

13 February 1983 – 1 February 1984

Wood Pig:

31 January 1995 – 18 February 1996


Year Of The PIG : Personality Traits

Chinese Year of the Pig people love eating and feasting. They love a luxurious life. They symbolize generosity and modesty. The Pig years are a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

Positive Traits

The Year of the Pig people have a tough exterior with a powerful spirit, which helps them to achieve their desired objectives. They dislike conflicts with other people and avoid squabbling. With their friends, they are loyal, helpful and desirable. Pigs are brave, courteous, diplomatic and sincere. They are committed and caring towards their partners in love. They approach problems with courage and find suitable solutions. 

Negative Traits

Individuals born in the years of the Pig are not good at expressing verbally their view point. They are short tempered and impulsive. They have only a few selected friends. They are immature and believe others easily, hence are likely to be used. They sometimes try to trick others, which may create problems for themselves.

Influence of Elements

Personality traits of Year of the Pig people are symbolized by the elements.

Metal Pig

Metal Pigs are sure of their capabilities, hence are very stubborn. Unlike other pigs, they are ready to fight for a right cause. They can be good managers who rule by understanding than by exercising authority. They are diligent workers who are devoted to their work or relationships. Metal pigs believe others right away till they are deceived.

Water Pigs

Water Pigs are highly flexible in their approach to others and life. They can withstand stress to a high degree and are good mediators. They are the perfect people to solve disputes, and to get others out of tricky situations. They will be very good life partners, companions, and associates in work. Water pigs will do well to exercise sufficient caution before they trust others to avoid being cheated. 

Wood Pigs

Wood Pigs are highly generous to the last penny, and hence may go bankrupt. They can be quite adamant. They insist on helping others, and nobody can prevent them from assisting others. They are good project managers as they break the project into parts, and plan their execution to perfection. They are realistic in their approach, and do not procrastinate in completing their objectives.

Fire Pigs

Fire Pigs are highly forceful in what they want to do. They will put their heart and soul in accomplishing their goals. They are big show offs who want to be in the glare of publicity with their big group of companions. They are very diligent workers, and are highly ambitious. Fire pigs have natural managing capabilities and can motivate their workers to be industrious and productive. If they are betrayed, they can be extremely unforgiving.

Earth Pigs

Earth Pigs are very practical and relaxed. They are meticulous in dealing with any obstacle. They like the quietness of a home, and enjoy being with their families. They do not have high aspirations, and are content to be hard working and faithful employees. Earth pigs make wise decisions, and have a big social circle.


People born in the Chinese Year of the Pig are physically fit life long. They enjoy social gatherings and banquets. They should control their tendency to eat and drink too much if they have to maintain their health. Pigs are quite relaxed, and rarely end up with stress related problems. Enough sleep, regular work-outs and balanced food is recommended for the Pigs. 


Those born in the Pig Years are highly inventive and have original ideas. They take up jobs of their interest and are very much dependable. Pigs are fortunate to have good careers. They look for secure jobs suitable for their capabilities. Some of the suitable professions are: doctor, administrative manager, scientist, social worker, entertainer, caterer, transporter, and interior decorator.


The Year of the Pig people build a group of good companions because of their honesty and sincerity. They do not interfere in others’ affairs and are straightforward. They are loyal to their friends, and are very much attached to them.

Pigs are loving and passionate in love with their mates, and are committed to them. They are prepared for a long term relationship if they are happy with their partner. Sometimes problems may crop up when pigs cannot express themselves properly.

Year Of The Pig : Luck & Compatibility

  • Highly Compatible with Sheep, Rabbit
  • Should Avoid Pig, Monkey, Snake
  • Lucky Colors: Golden, Gray, Brown, Yellow
  • Unlucky Colors: Green, Blue, Red
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 8
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: Marguerite, Hydrangea, Pitcher Plant
  • Lucky Directions: Northeast, Southeast