The Chinese zodiac is made up of twelve signs, just like the Western zodiac. There is a difference, however, in that each of these signs lasts a year. The Pig Chinese zodiac sign is the twelfth sign in the cycle. Modern Pig Zodiac years are 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031. The five Chinese elements are used in their zodiac as well, and each sign has two elements assigned to it; one fixed element as well as an element per sign year.
That means the Boar sign has a fixed water element and one of the other five elements assigned, depending on which Pig year it is. Lastly, symbols that bring luck are essential to Chinese culture and are used in their astrology as well. Lucky compass signs for the Pig are North and East. Keeping with the luck tradition, there are even fortunate colors (Black, Purple, and Blue), flowers (Calla Lily and Hydrangea), and numbers (5 & 8).
Pig Personality Traits: General
The Chinese horoscope sign Pig are the most pleasant, merciful, and compassionate of all the signs of the zodiac. There is no contest. Pigs would instead show love than fight with anyone, and they avoid conflict at all costs. They not only love peace, but they also like pleasure. Beautiful things and pleasant company make those born in the year of the boar very happy.
It is not like the Boar sign to hog all the beautiful things for themselves, either. They are also very giving people when it comes to time, wealth, and honest opinions. The difference between views offered by a Pig versus any other sign is that they choose their words carefully so as not to offend anyone, and most people seek out their gentle wisdom.
Pig Zodiac: Positive Traits
A Chinese astrology Pig sign’s greatest strength is his or her steadfastness. If Pigs find people or causes that are worthy of attention, Pigs will pour their hearts into them. Also, Pigs hold themselves to high ideals and would never consider being deceitful. Surprisingly, to outsiders, Pigs may seem emotionally distant and not exactly welcoming. No one would be more surprised at this than the Pig zodiac sign. This outer shell comes with age and experience, and it assists them in dealing with negativity from others and distractions from what they need to do. Lastly, it is a misnomer that Pigs are lazy. Those who accuse them of laziness likely only see them while relaxing. Boars know how to work and how to rest.
Pig Zodiac: Negative Traits
The Chinese zodiac Pigs are creatures of habit. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to serving and following others, it can be a disaster. Because Pigs can love unconditionally, it easy for unscrupulous people to take advantage of them. If they are lucky enough, friends will try to protect them, but Pigs can be stubborn. The saddest thing is when a Boar grows used to being used. When it comes to following a leader, once a Pig has found someone they believe in, it is nearly impossible to pull them away, even if the one they are following is a disastrous choice. Change in routine or change in idolizing is almost impossible for the stubborn, but big-hearted Pig.
Types of Pig Based on Chinese Five Elements
Metal Pig (1911, 1971):
Metal Pigs are primarily based on their emotions, rather than logic. They make decisions about relationships and work using their hearts, which can lead to trouble. On the positive side, they get along with others quite well; they are frank, but tactful for example. Metal Boars are right about doing everything asked of them and more, all without complaining.
Advice: Let your mind do your decision-making, and you will end up with fewer sticky situations and over commitments.
Water Pig (1923, 1983):
Water Pigs are like open water facets. They love to share their time, wealth, love, and themselves. These Pigs love to talk about themselves and leave no mysteries. They like and trust everyone and everything. Not only are they able to influence others with their diplomatic skills, but because of their flexible nature, they allow others to change them, too. This, of course, can land them in trouble. Water Boarsare open targets of con artists. Sometimes these Chinese zodiac Pigs don’t need others to spend all their money for them; they love beautiful things, and they tend to pay far too much.
Advice: Be careful about how much and who you open yourself up to. Not everyone has your best interests in mind. Also, keep an eye on your spending. Sweet things are fun, but not when you have no money left to buy them!
Wood Pig (1935, 1995):
Wood Pigs have their good points: they usually treat others as peers (at least on the surface), they often work for charities (or as the head of a charity organization), and they mostly use their diplomacy skills for good. This kind of Pig is different in that it is very ambitious and a little manipulative. The way these Pigs treat people is excellent, and the way they help others see their point of view is helpful, but Wood boars do this to gather minions to do their bidding. The thing is, these minions aren’t even aware that they are being used. The most disturbing thing about Wood Pigs is their susceptibility to being influenced by others; both for better and for worse.
Advice: Learn from your fellow Pigs and enlist help from real friends instead of creating minions who may rebel someday.
Fire Pig (1947, 2007):
The Fire Pig is a porcine powerhouse. While all Pigs are social and outgoing, this Pig takes it another level. One will almost always find Fire Pigs at the top of their fields, feral and commanding. Don’t think they have forgotten who they are and where they came from, however. Pig generosity is not lost on them, and they reach out to others all along the way, and even when on top. Daring risk-takers, these Fire boars may seem to leap without a net, but they almost always have a plan and land unscathed.
There is a domestic side to Fire Pigs. That common thread between all Pigs, that unconditional love for others, exists in these fiery hogs, too. Part of the reason they are motivated is to provide for their loved ones and those down on their luck. The downside for Fire Pigs is when things aren’t going their way. That is difficult for them to handle, and they tend to lash out.
Advice: While you live and die by adventure and risk, you must learn that the “good guys” don’t always win. The best thing to do is to learn and start over.
Earth Pig (1959, 2019):
Earth Pigs are the stable, contented homebodies of all the cousins. Rather than rushing ahead like the Fire or Wood Pig, the Earth Pig thinks things through carefully, using logic. These Pigs love home, family, and peace. They avoid conflict while helping anyone and everyone they come across who needs it. It may seem that Earth Boars would never leave home, but they work, and when they are there, they work hard. Never would they do anything halfway; it is just not in their nature to do so. Honestly, they work to provide the creature comforts that they love for themselves and their families.
Advice: The only potential problem you may face is if you do not live a life of moderation. Too much of a good thing such as food and good wine will have adverse health effects.
Chinese Zodiac: Pig in Love
Pigs are in love will love, and they have an endless capacity to love. It should come as no surprise then, that they fall in love quickly. Sadly, those born in the year of the Pig are so trusting and so willing to give their all to someone they love, that they are frequently poorly hurt. Sometimes this makes a Pig a little wary of getting hurt again when it comes to love, but fortunately, those cases are infrequent.
Most of them are in a never-ending search for their soulmate. If a Chinese zodiac Pig falls for you, be prepared for old-fashioned romance. They will show you their love by doing things for you, fussing over you, and just being with you. This may come as a surprise, but most Pigs in love know the limits and won’t smother you. Marriage is the ultimate goal for many Pig lovers, as they love home and family. If that isn’t your thing, perhaps the tender, romantic Pig isn’t for you.
Chinese Zodiac: Pig Man Personality
Pig men will make you the center of their world. Take care, for they are likely to place you on a pedestal and overlook all your faults. This may seem like a great thing, but living up to this perfect ideal may not always be fun. Pig males will still forgive and forget, but it can be awkward. A good discussion early on may help, and if you can put yourselves on equal footing, the boar man will be less likely to make himself a doormat. Besides, you are less likely to feel overwhelmed.
Chinese Zodiac: Pig Woman Personality
Pig women are just as thick as Pig men, and they are just as likely to idolize their partners. They will work ceaselessly to make you happy and keep up with all your wants. It is fundamental Pig female nature to help and serve people without demanding repayment. The best thing you can do for your Pig lady partner does beautiful things for her too. Like with male Pigs, having a heart-to-heart about boundaries is a great idea. It will spare feelings in the long run.
Chinese Zodiac: Pig Love Compatibility
Best love matches for the Pig
The best Chinese zodiac matches for the Pig are the Sheep, Rabbit, and another Pig. The best match is the sweet Chinese Sheep. Pigs and Goats are so similar in temperament that they will likely instantly bond. Goats love to nurture and be nurtured, while Pigs like to enjoy. Pigs are more independent than Sheep, but it would never occur to a Pig to complain – it would just be too impolite. Both love to be home and have happy families. Happy they will be.
Good love matches for the Pig
The second-best match is the Chinese Rabbit. Rabbits are fragile people who do not handle conflict or criticism well, and Pigs are masters at dispersing friction and soothing those who hurt. Rabbits are talented and creative, however, to the delight of their Pig partners.
Fair love matches for the Pig
The next best partner is the Pig and Pig match. It is rare that the same sign makes a suitable mate. Both are good at showing love and affection to each other. Both view arguments and discord with disgust, so it’s highly likely that they won’t fight. The only potential pitfall is their love of finery. At least one of them must be disciplined and take care of functional responsibilities, or they will lose everything.
Not Recommended matches for the Pig
The worst possible Chinese zodiac match is the Snake. The Snake is suspicious by nature, and will likely not believe that the Pig is naturally giving with no ulterior motive. This, in turn, will hurt the Pig deeply. Another inconsistency is the Snakes’ ambitious and the Pig’s gentle natures. The Snake will end up annoyed while the Pig will be wounded, and the relationship will end.
Dating a Pig Zodiac
The Chinese zodiac Pig are very delightful people; they love to stimulate all the senses. Dating a Pig will usually mean an elegant dinner with good wine or beerand a very long conversation, as they like to talk. They are in a hurry to fall in love, and they enjoy being with you, but going out is something they could live with or without. Something that would make the Pig very happy on a date is to invite them over for a home-cooked meal. If and when the relationship progresses, you will find your Pig sexually has excellent stamina. A lovemaking session with the Pig in bed is not a short encounter. It begins with dinner or a snack and beautiful music (they love all the senses, remember?). From there, they will do all they can to make you happy, and they will last a very long time.
Pig Zodiac Child
Sweet, energetic, and socially gifted. This is your Pig child. They have an endless capacity for love and forgiveness, they make friends quickly, and they take the slightest discipline to heart. It is hard not to love the Pig children, as they don’t have a mischievous or naughty bone in their bodies. Like a couple of the other Chinese astrology signs, boar kids are quite good at getting others to see things their way.
Fortunately, because they aren’t, manipulative, they don’t use that ability to control people, at least not for their personal use. That is not to say they are perfect; their sweet, giving natures can lead them to be used and then hurt by others. That is a terrible lesson for young Pig babies to learn, and the earlier parents can help them understand that not everyone is right, the better. Another lesson parents can help their Pig kids with is not to place so much of their self-worth in others. They alone are good enough.
Pig Chinese Zodiac: Health
While stress does not seem to trouble the Chinese zodiac Pigs, their laid-back approach to life may land them in trouble for other reasons. Pigs need to increase their activity levels at all times, but especially as they age. Regular exercise, even if it is walking, will help not only with weight, but also with the immune system, energy, and mental acuity levels. The Boar sign needs to remember to keep all things in moderation, including food and rest.
Pig Zodiac: Career
The Chinese horoscope pig sign are entertaining people. Being sensitive they do well in jobs that have to do with helping people. Be it an NGO or other charityorganizations; the boar sign will be satisfied with their jobs. Teaching, engineering, technology, and healthcare will make excellent career fields for the Pig zodiac sign.
Pig Chinese Zodiac: Travel Tips
While the Chinese Pig sign loves to serve others, you do like to be pampered, too! Vacation spots that will satisfy your food and beverage cravings might be Burgundy, France where the beautiful wine and French food flows. Another option for different palates would be Siem Reap in Cambodia where there are over 700 restaurants, dozens of which are five-star. If lounging in the sun at a resort is more what you had in mind, there are beautiful places in Thailand, Malaysia, Aruba, or Jamaica.
Pig Zodiac Fashion
The pig zodiac sign loves soft, pleasant, luxurious fabrics like silk and fine cashmere, and the color you are most comfortable wearing – whether it’s a formal occasion or every day – is black. Your element is water, and your lucky colors reflect this. Any of the darker shades of blue or purple make you feel relaxed and confident as well. Comfort is the primary factor the Chinese boar consider in your wardrobe, but you rarely look like a slob. Part of this is because while you may be responsible with how you spend your money when you do splurge on something sweet, you don’t go for something that will only last for one season.
Famous Pig Personalities
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Justin Trudeau
- Thomas Jefferson
- Hillary Clinton
- Mike Pence
- Dali Lama
- Mitt Romney
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Ernest Hemmingway
- David Bowie
- Gabby Douglas
- Mila Kunis
- David Tennant
- Amy Poehler
- Stephen King
- Emma Thompson
- Martin Freeman
- Carrie Underwood
- Chris Hemsworth
- Amber Rose
- Ewan McGregor
- Jonah Hill
- Amy Winehouse
- Randy Travis
- Chris Tucker
- Emily Blunt
- Hugh Laurie
- Jussie Smollett
- Snoop Dog
- Mary J. Blige
- Jeremy Renner
- Winona Rider
- Magic Johnson
- Michael Kors
- Marie Osmond
- Brian Williams
- David Letterman
- Emmylou Harris