Pig (zodiac)

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The pig (Template:Zh-cp; sometimes mistranslated as boar) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. These Earthly signs are linked with the Five Elements, or celestial signs, to form a complete horiscope. Using these two sets of signs together creates a 60 year cycle for complete astrological signs in China. It is thought that each Earthly and Celestial sign is associated with certain personality traits.

People of this sign are honest and tolerant and make good friends. Pigs however tend to expect the same from everyone else, they often end up disappointed when they learn otherwise of people. Viewed often as naïve, a pig is very trusting.

Pigs are often associated with honour and valour, caring deeply and behaving chivalrous. They will attempt to make peace over fighting and will make excessive concessions if it means peace.

A pig serves companions well and will often do the dirty work for the good of those around them.

Pigs thrive in the arts as entertainers.

Pigs live best with other pigs, dragons and goats.

As the Chinese calendar is linked with the movement of the moon the signs used in Chinese astrology do not link up directly to the Gregorian calendar. For example, the times of the pig are as follows in the current Chinese cycle:

January 30, 1911 to February 17, 1912 - Metal
February 16, 1923 to February 4, 1924 - Water
February 4, 1935 to January 23, 1936 - Wood
January 22, 1947 to February 09, 1948 - Fire
February 8, 1959 to January 27, 1960 - Earth
January 27, 1971 to February 14, 1972 - Metal
February 13, 1983 to February 1, 1984 - Water
January 31, 1995 to February 18, 1996 - Wood
February 18, 2007 to February 6, 2008 - Fire
February 5, 2019 to January 24, 2020 - Earth

Famous people born of the pig sign:

See also: pig

de:Jahr des Schweins id:Babi (shio) ja:亥 jv:Babi (shio) nl:Varken (astrologie)

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