Year of the
I was born in the year
of the pig according to Chinese astrology. My element is metal (-)
I personally find what
Chinese Astrology has to say about my personality very accurate, more so
that the western Astrology.
People born in the Year
of the Pig share certain characteristics. The Pig Sign is an abbreviated way
of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features
associated with the Sign of the Pig.
Twelfth in order, Chinese
name—ZHU, sign of honesty
Willing, Helpful, Materialistic, Gullible, Oblivious, Obstinate
Contrary to its rather
negative reputation in the West, the Pig of Chinese Astrology may be the
most generous and honorable Sign of the Zodiac. Pigs are nice to a fault and
possess impeccable manners and taste. They have so much of the perfectionist
in them that others may be inclined to perceive them as snobs, but this is a
misconception. Pigs are simply possessed of a truly luxurious nature, one
that delights in finery and riches (in surroundings, food, lovemaking and
otherwise). This Sign believes in the best qualities of mankind and
certainly doesn't consider itself to be superior. Pigs also care a great
deal about friends and family and work hard to keep everyone in their life
happy. Helping others is a true pleasure for the Pig, who feels best when
everyone else is smiling.
A Pig with no one around
to appreciate its giving nature is a sad sight. Pigs are so magnanimous they
can appear almost saintly; this can lead some less-than-well-intentioned
souls to stomp all over this Sign, and the bad news is, the Pig will take
the blows! Pigs make great companions in part because of their refusal to
see the more negative or base qualities in a partner, but that rose-colored
view can lead to this Sign's allowing itself to be taken advantage of.
Contrary to their seemingly benign dispositions, however, Pigs can be quite
venomous in response to being crossed by a lover, friend or business
Pigs are highly
intelligent creatures, forever studying, playing and probing in their quest
for greater knowledge. They can be misinterpreted as being lazy, however,
due to their love of reveling in the good stuff; this Sign could happily
spend hours on end making love, napping, taking a long bubble bath or
dallying over an incredible spread of rich foods. Pigs tend to make
wonderful life partners due to their hearts of gold and their love of
family. Even so, Pigs can be rather exclusive, choosing to spend time with
those who will appreciate them most and ignore the rest of the populace.
Pigs would do well to realize that there's more to life than being needed.
When they open up their world to a diverse group of people, they will truly
The Pig is a fun and
enlightening personality blessed with patience and understanding. People
born under the sign of the Pig enjoy life and all it has to offer, including
family and friends. They are honest and thoughtful and expect the same of
other people. Pigs can be perceived as oblivious or gullible because they do
care about others so much that they will do just about anything for a friend
Its better to give than
to receive" would probably be the Pig’s motto. Pigs are more comfortable
giving of their own time or attention than they are to ask others for it.
They do not find asking for help an easy task and would rather carry the
burden themselves. Pigs will do anything they can to maintain a sense of
peace amongst family or friends. This can lead to a tendency to be taken
advantage of, but Pigs basically forgive and forget everything. They are
compassionate souls who simply want to keep the peace.
IN YOUR ELEMENT
The characteristics of
the Pig Sign are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal,
Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on
the original 12-year cycle.
Outspoken and confident,
Metal Pigs give 110% for everything they do. They throw themselves into
relationships with others completely, sometimes to a fault. These Pigs are
headstrong and diligent in the workplace, honest and caring in a
relationship and trustworthy with everyone he meets unless given reason not
to be. Metal Pigs usually give people more credit than they deserve but when
challenged can be a hard nut to crack.
These are upstanding
people who genuinely care about the welfare of people. They are hardworking,
motivated people who are the first to speak up when something needs to be
The most compatible match
for a Pig is the Rabbit or the Sheep.
Pigs enjoy being around
other people and so being alone for long periods of time can cause illness
in a Pig. They also like to party and have a tendency to over do it at
times. Because they do not get much exercise they also have a tendency to
gain weight. A Pig’s stomach and intestines are prime spots for sickness
because he tends to overindulge with food, alcohol or nicotine. In order to
maintain a clean bill of health, Pigs should watch their diets, make sure
they get enough vitamins and minerals each day and somehow work an exercise
routing into their daily lives.
AT HOME WITH THE
Pigs have comfortable,
friendly homes that just invite you in. As much as they love company you can
believe their homes are going to reflect materialistic gains. Pigs like to
show off assets and pay close attention to their decorations in their homes.
They can certainly make something out of nothing; however, they don’t make
cleaning or chores a top priority.
THE PIG AT WORK
Pigs generally do really
well when they get to be creative. They usually do better at jobs where they
can express themselves. They are enthusiastic about taking on new
responsibility at work and jump in to give a hand to colleagues in need.
Pigs are well-liked by co-workers because are so willing to help and they
have an eye for detail that makes them quite invaluable to upper management.
MONEY AND THE PIG
Pigs love to spend money.
They have an eye for name brands rather than generics so they generally
spend a lot of it. Pigs have a knack for being able to find a diamond in the
rough. Although they can sometimes be thrifty with money, most of the time
it is the reverse. Pigs should be careful; a rainy day may sneak up on them.
Whether Pigs are
compatible with their business partners depends upon whether their signs are
harmonious or antagonistic to those of their partners. Considering the
congruity of their own characters and the characters f their business
partners can also be very useful.
Pigs Ruled by Benefit
From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Oxen Fire
Water Metal Pigs Earth
Wood Water Dragons Metal
Fire Wood Rabbits Water
Earth Fire Sheep Wood
LIKES AND DISLIKES
Since Pigs are born under
the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are
similar likes and dislikes of the Pig personality.
Color Preference: Dark
Gems and Stones: Lapis
lazuli, Coral, Beryl
Suitable Gifts: Makeup,
body lotion, bathrobe, mineral oils, shower gels
Hobbies and Pastimes:
Shopping, parties, theater
Pigs Dislike: Discord,
illegal behavior, not having anything to eat
THE PIG ON VACATION
As much as Pigs love food
they would truly enjoy a culinary experience on vacation. When traveling
they tend to dine at the finest restaurants, eat the richest chocolate and
drink the most expensive champagne. In addition, their natures to be relaxed
and laid back would lead them to an easygoing vacation somewhere on an
island or in a resort where they can hang out and be completely taken care
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
Pigs are great friends to
have on your side. They will nurture you, care for you and make sure you
have everything you need. In times of trouble, Pigs are genuine friends who
will give you the shirt off of their backs if you need it. They entertain
their friends and host parties as often as they can. Any chance to gather n
a social setting is enough for a Pig to have a party and most of the time,
he doesn’t really need an excuse to host one. They are loyal and
good-natured, always willing to lend a hand or an ear.
PIG PARENTS AND
Pigs are devoted mothers
and fathers. They are affectionate and loving, supportive and caring
parents. They are homebodies, preferring to stay at home with their families
than to go out on the town. A Pig’s priority is his children, and curse the
man who dare to hurt his child or to lay a hand upon him. A Pig can be a
real monster when he feels his family is threatened.
PIG INFANT AND
Pig children are joyous
children. They giggle and twirl and are truly enjoyable to be around. These
children love to play with other children and usually have many friends.
They have confidence in themselves and in others.
Some parents immediately
click with their children and others find they will never have a close
relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are
compatibility ratings between Pig parents ad their children.
Pig with Under the same
Rat friendly ***
Ox affectionate ***
Tiger opposing views *
Rabbit enjoyable ***
Dragon lots of fun **
Snake laid back ***
Horse distant *
Sheep think alike ****
Monkey lots of laughs ***
Rooster caring **
Dog warm **
Pig completely rewarding
*uphill struggle **some
complications ***easy bonding ****angelic
Lovers and spouses
THE PIG LOVER
Pigs are great partners
to have because they are so supportive and giving of themselves. They are
happiest at home, so arguments about late nights out with friends are few
and far between for the Pig and his mate. Pigs are sexual creatures who love
to be affectionate.
Pigs are wonderful
companions, appreciative and caring. They are grateful for the things they
have, especially a loving and healthy family. Once they choose a partner,
they are in it for the long haul. Pigs do not like discord and will do
whatever it takes to maintain a peaceful homestead.
THE PIG IN LOVE
Pigs make good partners
and most people would consider themselves lucky to be involved with one.
Still, some people are not suited for a Pig’s easygoing nature.
PARTNERS IN LOVE
You’ll have a tendency to
spend a lot of money, but you’ll have a lot of fun doing it!
You are two sexually
charged individuals…work on a mental relationship as well.
You share trust and
Affectionate and caring,
you’re headed for a wonderful companionship.
A loving and warm
Not enough in common to
commit to a stable union.
Easygoing but maybe too
much so for your own good.
Trust and honesty make
this a winning combination.
Sexual tension is
heightened by a constant need to disagree.
Even though you disagree
on a few things, if you try to make it work it will be great.
Stable and supportive,
but not much passion or fire.
You are off to a good
start, but eventually it fades.
Love Partners at a
Glance - Pig
with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
Rat happiness prevails
Ox be persistent **
Tiger humorous ***
Rabbit very enjoyable
Dragon quite stable! ***
Snake differing opinions
Horse unrealistic **
Sheep heavenly! ****
Monkey vivid and
Dog genuine and true ***
Pig a bit unnerving **
**keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction
Version 2 -
When encountering the Boar, we sense his or her quiet
sincerity and purity. The Boar is so honest that he feels guilty for the
slightest error, and he is more indulgent and forgiving of others than he is
of himself. He is without artifice or pretense, and dislikes forcing himself
on others or being the center of attention. Chivalrous, gallant, obliging,
scrupulous to a fault, the Boar is naive, innocent, confident, and
defenseless. He allows himself to be duped easily, accepts his own faults
calmly, and those of others with tolerant understanding. He is incredibly
sincere, almost to the point of doing himself harm, and always disarmed by
the bad faith of others. He lies rarely, and then only to defend himself.
Powerless against hypocrisy, he will often crucify himself in an attempt to
justify his actions. He is an absolutely straight dealer and it's very
rarely that he will accept a compromise. Ironically, though the Boar
believes without question whatever anyone tells him, he is always finding it
necessary to produce proof of what he himself asserts!
born in the Year of the Boar have a taste for la dolce vita.
Possessing a strong sense of luxury, they can be extravagant and take great
pleasure in pampering themselves and their loved ones; they delight in the
stimulation of the senses. However, when they need to work they will get
right to it. At these times a half-hearted attitude just won't do; where
they're concerned, it's all or nothing.
Boar is a splendid companion, so much fun, and game for a risque
evening. He doesn't say much, but when he does decide to speak, suddenly the
barriers are down and nothing can stop him until the subject's exhausted.
the Monkey, the Boar is intellectual, a character with a great thirst for
knowledge. He reads a lot, but reads anything that happens to be around.
Although he appears to be well read, the Boar's knowledge is only
superficial. Referring to this, a Japanese proverb says that the Boar is
"wide of face but narrow in the back."
Boar is sensitive, caring, and indulgent. Not only intelligent and cultured,
the Boar also has a streak of bawdiness and earthiness. Their various
indulgences can verge on gluttony. Unlike the conniving Machiavellian pigs
of Animal Farm, Chinese Pigs tend to be helpless and insecure.
During fat spells they suddenly lose all and are unable to defend
themselves, much less attack others. Boars in general are lucky but lazy.
can be very practical, logical and down to earth. They may at times be
considered somewhat cool and reserved because, blessed as they are with
composure and self-control, they don't usually allow emotion to cloud the
issue. They are cheerful and love company and social life. They find it very
easy to make friends and also seem to hang on to them for life. For them the
Boar is capable of the greatest sacrifices. He is extremely considerate of
the chosen few who do merit his affection. The women of this sign like
nothing better than to make presents for people and organize parties; they
are marvelous hostesses.
his ambitions may be, whatever the tasks and goals he has set himself, the
Boar will do his duty with all the strength he is capable of, and that same
strength can be an inner force to be reckoned with, a force that nothing can
oppose. Once a Boar has come to a decision, nothing can stop him from
carrying it out. But before he arrives at it, he spends ages weighing the
pros and cons, which sometimes gives the impression that he is indecisive.
Nothing could be further from the truth, but to make sure he is avoiding any
possible complications, he will sometimes ponder for so long that he
destroys his own case.
workers, Boars will succeed in their careers, especially if they are their
own boss. Because they like to accumulate ancient objects and fine pictures,
they might become art dealers, specializing in antiquities. Their aim is to
live in relative affluence, both for themselves and their families, and to
enjoy the pleasures of life. Materially, the Boar will always have all the
necessities of life, regardless of his chosen career. Work and money in
sufficient quantities seems to gravitate his way without his having to make
any particular effort. People will help him all his life, and thanks to this
help he will be able, if he wishes, to reach the highest heights in the
superstition in the East says that people help him thus just to fatten him
up so he will make a better meal over the New Year. Because of this, the
Boar may be overwary and trust nobody. If the Boar's birthdate is a long
time before the traditional feasts, he will escape a lot of the
disappointments in store for him. However, the closer it is to the Asiatic
New Year, the more he will be betrayed, ridiculed, duped, and perhaps in the
long run, eaten!
generally tolerant and fairly placid people, when absolutely backed into a
corner, Boars can turn vicious. When they find that their friendship and
good nature have been seriously abused, they will give no quarter and that
friendship will somewhat unceremoniously be cut short. Perhaps they can be
accused of exhibitionism, of being flirtatious and even licentious at times,
but there is no doubt that Boars in general are very good sorts -- honest,
decent, generous, supportive, loyal to their friends, and thoroughly
first phase of the Boar's life will be relatively calm. During the second,
every conceivable conjugal problem will be visited upon him. But whatever
his troubles, the Boar, discreet and shy, will never ask anybody else for
help; he'll try to get out of the mess by himself. His reticence in this
respect may do him harm, for nobody will even suspect the torment he's going
The Passionate Boar
all else, Boars are sensual, self-indulgent creatures. They adore anything
that smacks of physical pleasure, whether it is gorging themselves with
sweetmeats or idling a whole day away with their newfound heart throbs
between their satin sheets. Passionate by nature, some younger Boars could
tend towards promiscuity while some of the older ones could well become
bawdy and lascivious. Unfortunately for them, love seems somehow to befog
many a Boar; when deeply smitten, their emotions become rather transparent
and they can become putty in the hands of unscrupulous types who can induce
them to behave quite out of character. They may often be deceived, often
disappointed, often made a fool of ... and often loved. The female Pig makes
a very good mother.
are very family-oriented. Their attitude toward dating is often open and
direct and sometimes a little over eager. Once married, the Boar strives to
maintain a harmonious, lasting family relationship. They are loving and
loyal to their mates, and caring and considerate towards those they love. In
any close, intimate relationship it is friendship that the Boar will value
most. Settled with the right partner, these generous, warm hearted
individuals will enjoy happy and contented lives, developing their talents
within that supportive framework and devoting themselves completely to their
family and their loved ones. With their simplicity of soul and their sensual
appreciation of nature, the Boar always seeks the authentic and the true in
Boar would be well advised to share his or her life with those born under
the sign of the Rabbit -- that's the surest way of avoiding arguments. He
must keep out of the clutches of the Snake, who will make a complete slave
out of the Boar in no time, enmeshing him in his coils to the extent that
the poor Boar loses all power of movement. The Ram shares his love for
peace, beauty and a common aesthetic, which makes for a happy relationship.
Like the Rabbit, the Tiger and Rat are excellent partners for the Boar, but
the Monkey is not honest enough for his taste and the Rooster may try to
take advantage of him.
is the month of the Boar. The time of the Boar is from 9:00 p.m. to 10:59
p.m.; their direction of orientation is north-northwest. The Boar's color is