It’s an exciting year for firm believers of the Chinese Zodiac, particularly, those who belong in the Year of the Pig. But hold your horses, folks. That doesn’t mean that just because this year is named after your zodiac, it’s all going to go smoothly for you.
If you belong in the Year of the Pig, make sure you take notes of what our research has to say so you know what to aim for, how to get there, and what you need to steer clear of this year.
Personality and characteristics
First off, let’s start with what Pigs are all about. Pigs aren’t really unique nor do they just blend in the crowd. They’re very realistic, and they’re willing to do everything than just walk the walk.
Even if they’re not wasteful spenders, they will let themselves enjoy life from time to time, going to events that will entertain them, and really treat themselves. They use their materialistic tendencies as motivation for them to work hard because being able to hold solid objects in their hands gives them security.
They are energetic and are always enthusiastic, even if they’re in boring jobs or work they actually hate. If given the chance, they will seize the opportunity to take positions of status and power. They believe that only those people have the right to speak, and that’s what they want more than anything else.
Men born in the Pig year are optimistic and gentle, actually. They are so focused on their goals, they’ll give everything they have for it.
They are not the best with money, though, so they need to take care of that more. And while they’re mostly cool-headed, they are also gullible and can’t keep their temper in check. They trust others easily and are often scammed, which causes them to lose a fortune. Yikes!
These men are also quiet and their love for learning is always there. Although they don’t really know how to put their knowledge into words. They’re not conversationalists, but they always try to treat everyone warmly. This results in a large social circle, so whenever they run into difficulties, there are always people who stand up to help them. Though people usually lie to them, more will love them.
Pigs in the This Year of the Pig
The year of one’s zodiac sign is their ??? (ben ming nian). It is actually the most unlucky year with trouble and danger lurking at every corner. Remember what we said about things not going smoothly? Well, here it is.
Similar to the previous year, Pigs may find luck in some areas of their life, but others will require some hard work and total focus to avoid potential pitfalls. Pigs will most likely experience many emotional (and mental) ups and downs, making them feel frustrated that they might be on the verge of giving up completely.
This may not be a transitional year for Pigs, but it is best to try and “stick it out” in situations if possible. While that will be undoubtedly infuriating, try to remember that a key element to utilizing your luck is timing.
Next year, however, will bear good fruit for Pigs, so you have to wait this out until it’s the right time to harvest the fruits of your labor. Instead, Pigs should change what they have the power to change. They must familiarize themselves with possible oversights and improve upon them so they may take advantage of similar predicaments as they will inevitably occur in the future. This is a key element in many Asian religions, that is to say, you may be stuck consulting the same problem over and over until you solve it. Imagine being Doctor Strange and seeing the 14,000,605 possibilities to defeat Thanos. Out of those, is the lone outcome of ever solving that situation. That’s what Pigs need to seek after and work hard for.
In order to bring as much good luck as possible to your year, it’s a good idea for Pigs to attend happy events such as weddings (unless they’ve gotten their heart broken recently) or family gatherings (unless all their family members just notice how fat they’ve become). It’s also not a bad idea to pray for safety over the course of the year in order to shield themselves from bad luck. As always, every Pig needs to avoid places with overly negative Qi such as hospitals and graveyards.
Lucky things for Pigs
- Colors: yellow, gray, brown
- Numbers: 2, 5, 8
- Mineral: Agate
- Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, east
- Directions of wealth: northeast
- Directions of love: north
- Colors: blue, green
- Numbers: 1, 7, 9