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Chinese Year of the Pig - What the zodiac sign means and how to find out what you are



The Pig year, or Boar year, is the twelfth animal in the Chinese zodiac. This is a direction associated with being hardworking and honest. For these reasons, people born in a Pig year are natural-born leaders who do not shy away from challenges when it comes to business or personal matters.


The Pig is the symbol of wealth, felicity, honesty, and practicality in Chinese zodiac culture. Known as one of the most industrious signs, the Pig is well-liked by relatives and friends for their jovial character and optimistic outlook on life. Having a round and fat face that symbolized wealth, Pigs excel at saving money and making opportunities out of seemingly impossible situations.


Chinese Zodiac Pigs’ Personality

Pig is a hard-working, diligent and ambitious sign. They are compassionate and generous, often giving their time and money to those in need. They have great concentration, which they use to achieve their goals. Pigs rarely seek help from others but will not refuse when it is offered. They can be easily fooled which makes them vulnerable to being taken advantage of.


Pigs are generally calm and content. They are good at finding a compromise in any situation. They have a great sense of responsibility and can be trusted by others.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So, there are five types of Pig, each with different characteristics:

  • Metal Pig - Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others

  • Water Pig - Gentle, modest, earnest, and responsible, but subjective in life

  • Wood Pig - Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable

  • Fire Pig - Ambitious, persevering, but impatient

  • Earth Pig - Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping

Pigs' Love Compatibility

The personality of people born in the Year of the Pig is full of warmth and optimism. With their persistent efforts to avoid irrationality, they can reach success through hard work. They also have a strong sense of responsibility and are not willing to accept others' attention easily.

Based on the accurate Chinese zodiac analysis, these signs are likely to fall in love with people in the same sign Tiger, Rabbit and Sheep. They share common interests and have high love compatibility. Most of them will gain a perfect and harmonious marriage life led by large compatibility between their personality traits.


Compatible signs with Pig's who have masculine energy:
  • Tiger - They are born to be perfect lovers. Both of them can show enough patience and understanding to deal with the difficulties in married life.

  • Hare - Common gentle and considerate personalities always make their marriage sweeter than other matches. They have an enviable born tacit agreement.

  • Rooster - They can cooperate well in work and marriage. They won’t ignore the family because of busy work. Relaxing family life will help them gain everlasting marriage.


Compatible signs with Pig's who have feminine energy:
  • Horse - Both of them are loyal to the family. After getting married, they don’t do immoral things to harm the love relationship. They have common goals to support the family and keep similar values to fight against difficulties.

  • Goat - In general, there are only a few conflicts in marriage. The family atmospheres are always relaxing and harmonious. Sheepmen are born with romantic manners and creative ideas that bring fresh feelings.

  • Dog - They can live with each other in peace. Although there are some differences in personality, it arouses Dog men’s curiosity to know their soul mates more. Both of them don’t mind shortcomings. In their eyes, their partners are the perfect people in the world.

How can you find out what you are in the Chinese Horoscope?

In order to calculate what zodiac sign you are in the Chinese horoscope, you need to divide your year of birth by 12 and read about the remainder. If the number of the year can be divided with no remainder, take the remainder as zero. Each remainder corresponds to an animal sign.


0: Monkey

1: Rooster

2: Dog

3: Pig

4: Rat

5: Ox

6: Tiger

7: Hare

8: Dragon

9: Snake

10: Horse

11: Goat


If you use an electronic math calculator, follow this way to get the remainder. Here we take the year 1997 for example:


1997/12 = 166.416

0.416 * 12 = 4.992 which is closer to 5 and that corresponds to the Chinese Ox.


If you want to have an easier way to calculate your Chinese Zodiac sign and find out all about it, compatibility with other signs, personality and more, you can find all of these out by using our Cosmic Fusion App:


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