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Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Pig

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6. Unlucky Omens

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9 and numbers containing these digits (like 13 and 39)

Unlucky Colors: Blue, green, red

Unlucky Direction: Southeast

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7. Unlucky Star

Though it may sound exciting when it’s the year for your zodiac animal, according to Chinese astrology, this year can actually bring you bad luck. People who are in their current zodiac year are said to offend the “God of Age,” known as Tai Sui.

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8. Lucky Star

A way Pigs can bring good fortune in 2019 is to wear red, one of the luckiest colors in Chinese culture — representing prosperity, loyalty, success, and happiness. Wearing jade accessories is also considered good luck.

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9. Careers

People born in the Year of the Pig are known as diligent workers who always make an effort to finish the job. However, they can get frustrated easily and lose confidence, especially when it comes to caring what others think. For this reason, clear communication with colleagues is key.

Pigs are also are not good at planning or making concrete goals, which can get in the way of efficiency. It’s best for them to make a schedule. Their patience and tolerance makes them great teachers.

Their integrity, talents in the arts, warmheartedness and thirst for knowledge also make them suitable for jobs in science, creative fields, charity work or as healthcare providers. For entrepreneurial Pigs, 2019 is a good year to develop a business.

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10. Health

Like their namesake animal, people born in the Year of the Pig are sometimes viewed as lazy and overindulgent. They are said to be less concerned with an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits. As they reach middle age and beyond, high blood pressure and cholesterol can become a concern.

In 2019, Pigs are encouraged to find a better work-life balance. They are discouraged from going to crowded places like bars because they are likely to get drunk and become confrontational.