The Pig is one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac that represent a person’s characteristics based on birth year. 2019 is the Year of the Pig, as were 935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007.
The Chinese zodiac signs correspond to the Lunar calendar and begin with the new year, on February 5, 2019, and last until January 24, 2020. Not only does each birth year correspond to an animal, but in Chinese element theory each sign is also associated with one of the five elements and can further determine a person’s traits.
Pigs additionally have more specific characteristics associated with them based on gender, blood type, and birth month, date and time period. Time of birth can even determine how lucky a person will be in life.
What all Pigs have in common is their honesty, generosity and forgiving nature. These traits can also make them naive and easily taken advantage of. And, like a real-life pig, they are known to be lazy and over-indulgent.
To identify the characteristics of people born in the Chinese Year of the Pig, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a range of internet sources. We also researched the various customs and beliefs associated with the Chinese zodiac.