The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.
In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
Here is one of the zodiac’s most reliable sign that is intelligent, tolerant and sociable. Blessed with common sense and a taste for the aesthetics, Boars are loyal and
good-natured. Though a little old-fashioned, those born under the sign exhibit great fortitude, patience and endurance. Boars are also said to be lucky and
will always find a bright star shining above them in their hour of need. They have a penchant for the finer things in life. Unfortunately, the Boar’s
hedonistic lifestyle may bulldoze over his sensible personality. They have big hearts but can become unnecessarily involved and mess things up instead. Their
need for luxury makes them snobbish, stingy and conceited. Gullible and naïve, Boars find it hard to understand the imperfections in their world.
There are five types of Boars, each with different characteristics:
Type of Boar
Year of Birth
Boars are earnest and lovable. To them, it’s okay if there is no money. But they should still save and have an emergency fund. They take each day at a time and calmly face all difficulties. They have plain but smooth relationships.
Boars are very dependent on others. They are more suitable for jobs that require cooperation and teamwork. If they focus on a specific skill, they can build a solid foundation for their career. They’re good with money too, and have nothing to worry about in that aspect. They are pretty popular and get along well with everyone. However, romantic relationships are rockier.
Boars are social butterflies with friends from all walks of life. They have a lot of support in both work and life. They have fortunate lives and can find happiness. They are successful later in life. However, they aren’t the most romantic people and might need to work on that.
Boars mind their own business. They’re a bit lazy and unmotivated but focus on their work. They’ll definitely succeed if they place more emphasis on it. However, they must learn how to budget and save. Otherwise, their financial luck will be gone.
Boars are responsible and serious. They are full of ideas but are easily influenced by others. In relationships, this is a good thing. They listen and communicate well with their friends and family. They have good fortune and will retire with ample savings.
Famous people born in the Year Of The Boar:
Nicol David, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Kuok, Anwar Ibrahim, Hillary Clinton, Elvis Presley, Albert Brooks, Albert Schweitzer, Johan Cruijff, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Crystal,
David Bowie, Diego Rivera, Dudley Moore, Edward James Olmos, Efren Ramirez, Emma Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, Ewan McGregor, Glenn Close, Jacob Vargas, Ken Watanabe, Kevin Klinem, Kevin Spacey, Luciano Pavarotti, Luke Wilson,
Ramon Novarro, Rachel Weisz, Ricardo Chavira, Ricky Martin, President Ronald Reagan, Rob Reiner, Woody Allen, Rufino Tamayo, Selena, Thalía, Winona Ryder, and Yancy Arias
Health: Boars have a good health all through life. Frequent dinner parties and social activities are inevitable for Boars, so they should avoid excessive eating, drinking and smoking, which can cause sickness. In addition to adopting a balanced diet, proper exercise is badly needed for Boars to keep fit. As Boars have a free mind on everything, they rarely encounter stress trouble. Faced with overload work, they know how to relax themselves from tiredness. Sleep is a usual way for them to refresh themselves.
Career: Boars enjoy great fortune in their careers. Their work and cause develop in a relative smooth way. When encountering trouble and difficulties, they tend to receive help from others. With a great sense of responsibility, they are not afraid to try to do what they are interested in. They have rich creativity and imagination. They can take up such careers as
entertainer, caterer, doctor, veterinarian, or interior decorator.
Besides, some promising careers include transportation, entertainment, retail or hospitality. In social relationships, they should build up their own interpersonal network to help them achieve career success. Boars patience and kindness make them do well in caring careers.
Rabbit, Goat and Dragon
Boar and Rabbit: They are a very compatible couple. The Boar appreciates the good taste of the Rabbit. The Rabbit understands the Boar well.
Boar and Goat: One of the happiest possible combinations. Both are home loving and loyal.
Boar and Dragon: Their marriages last forever. The Boar is supportive and understanding, and the Dragon appreciates it.
Words of Caution:
Boars need to keep out of the clutches of the Snake. The Snake's secretive and suspicious nature conflicts badly with the Boar's straightforward and genuine quality. The snake will make a complete slave out of the Boar to the extent that the poor Boar loses all power of strength.
yellow, gray, brown, gold
2, 5, 8
the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
the 17th and 24th of every Chinese lunar month
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a
profound influence on personality, and destiny. The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.