Year of the Pig: Chinese Horoscope

Looking for a good time? Communal and convivial Pigs prize pleasure—and for this Chinese astrology sign, the more is the merrier.

Pig Years

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Pleasure-lovers to the core, sensual Pigs (or Boars) know how to have fun. They love indulging in the good life, and at times, go too far into excess. But that’s a Pig: over the top and not afraid of it. Although they enjoy luxury, Pigs have more of a “new money” approach to it, and can err on the side of tacky. They know how to laugh at themselves, and could care less, since they’re usually laughing all the way to the bank.

Provocative Pigs enjoy power, and gladly stir up controversy, like Tupac Shakur, Hillary Clinton and Simon Cowell. Showy Pigs love to flaunt their status, and can throw a good insult at their foes. At times, greed can be an issue for this sign. Their desires easily get the best of them. Most Pigs can benefit from a little restraint and discipline. And they’re best off incorporating it themselves, rather than having the law or life impose limits on them.

Western Sign: Scorpio

Compatible With: RabbitSheep

Famous Pigs

Simon Cowell, Denise Richards, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Woody Allen, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Kendall Jenner, Post Malone, Troye Sivan, Gigi Hadid, Gabby Douglas, Chris Hemsworth, Carrie Underwood, Mila Kunis, Donald Glover, Macklemore, Amy Winehouse, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, Scott Disick, Emily Blunt, Jonah Hill, Mark Wahlberg, Jared Leto, Amy Poehler, Elon Musk, Mary J Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Pig

1923: Water Pig
1935: Wood Pig:
1947: Fire Pig
1959: Earth Pig
1971: Metal Pig
1983: Water Pig
1995: Wood Pig
2007: Fire Pig
2019: Earth Pig

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Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.


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