Year of the Pig

Pig Years: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043…
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Hai
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui
Yin Yang: Yin
Strengths: Kind, honest, loyal, gentle, sociable, philanthropic
Weaknesses: Naive, gullible, short-tempered, sluggish
Lucky Colors: Brown, yellow, gray
Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 8
Lucky Flowers: Hydrangea, Marguerite, Pitcher plant

People born in the year of the Pig are loved for their kind, honest, helpful and forgiving nature. Pigs believe in maintaining peace and harmony and they dislike anything which causes conflict. Those born under the Pig zodiac sign are self-indulgent and enjoy the finer things in life. Read on to discover the Pig’s strengths, weaknesses, and its compatibility with the other Chinese signs!


The twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac, Pig is one of the most likable signs out there. Pigs are honest, forgiving, good-tempered, cheerful, generous, and compassionate. They are responsible and determined and when they set a goal in life, they will devote all their energy to achieve it. They will never refuse to give those in need a helping hand, but they rarely seek help from others. They are idealists who will do anything to keep the peace and avoid conflict. They will remain committed for life to their friends and their principles, and would never do anything dishonest. Pigs are down-to-earth individuals who don’t usually show their emotions openly and this may make other people think that they are reserved or arrogant.
Pigs are naive and gullible – they never suspect trickery and therefore they are easily fooled. Their optimism and belief in the good of people can bring about their downfall. They have a soft heart and find it difficult to say “no” to someone.


Pigs are self-indulgent people who enjoy the fine things in life, but they’re also very generous and attracted to charity work. They’re suited for a broad range of jobs and they may enjoy working in hospitality industries, gourmet restaurants, wineries, or antique shops. They’re hard-working, creative and responsible individuals – great team members who enjoy helping their co-workers. Other good careers for the Pig include a doctor, caterer, veterinarian, entertainer, and interior decorator.


Pigs are always seeking fun and pleasure and they often indulge more than they should. They generally have good health, but they need to avoid excessive eating, drinking, and smoking if they want to prevent getting sick. Pigs are social creatures and they like attending dinner parties, but they’re not very active, so they can easily gain weight. In addition to a healthy, balanced diet, Pigs need regular exercise to keep them healthy and fit.

Love and Relationships

Pigs are some of the most loving, giving, and faithful partners of the Chinese zodiac. They are caring and considerate towards their loved ones and they value true friendships highly. They will never betray their friends and they make great romantic partners. Pigs are very sincere and naive in love and they can often fall in love with the wrong person. However, if they meet the right one, they will adore their partner and they will stay committed for the long-term. Due to a lack of proper communication, some Pigs cannot handle well problems in their relationships, so if you want to have a happy relationship with a Pig, you will need to be completely honest.


Best matches for the Pig: Rabbit, Sheep and Tiger

Pig and Rabbit

The Pig and the Rabbit are one of the most compatible couples in Chinese astrology. They are both easy-going, caring, compassionate individuals who are able to get along with different people and situations. These peace-loving signs like to stay at home with their family, but their life together will never be dull. The Pig and the Rabbit complement each other and make a perfect pair.

Pig and Sheep

The Pig and the Sheep have many things in common and neither of them needs to make great adjustments to their personality. The Pig is more social while the Sheep is more sensitive and gentle, but both signs are able to understand each other’s expectations in a relationship and will do anything to meet them. They both love a peaceful and quiet way of life and are happiest when they’re surrounded by homely pleasures such as good food or a bustling family.

Pig and Tiger

The Pig and the Tiger have different characteristics, but if they decide to use them to complement each other, they will have a relationship filled with passion and laughter. The Pig need emotional security in a relationship, while the Tiger needs personal freedom, but both signs have an open-minded approach to life. They both find happiness and fulfillment in supporting good causes and have the amazing ability to easily overcome life challenges.

Worst matches for the Pig: Snake, Horse and Ox

Pig and Snake

The lack of effective communication is probably one of the biggest stumbling blocks for the Pig-Snake pair. The Pig is naive and unable to understand the Snake’s complex and suspicious mind. The Snake is private and likes to keep their feelings hidden from others and the Pig seeks emotional intimacy, so this can build resentment between the couple. Their differing personalities can also create problems for this couple.

Pig and Horse

The Pig and the Horse possess more different than similar traits, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be a happy couple in the long run. Both of them are sociable and pleasure-seeking, but they have different ways of dealing with relationship issues and also have different expectations from a romantic relationship. The Horse is restless and likes to seize the initiative from others, while the Pig likes to take it easy, so the Horse may get bored with the Pig’s slow way of life.

Pig and Ox

The Pig and the Ox have different temperaments – the Pig is driven by emotional needs, while the Ox is practical and realistic. The Ox might find his/her Pig partner too removed from the basic realities of life, while the Pig might find the Ox insensitive and unable to understand his/her desire to help others. They’re both extremely stubborn, so if they don’t become a little more supporting and understanding of each other, this could prove damaging to their relationship.