2019 Is the Year of the Pig: Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign and What It Means

Those born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or 2019, this is your year!

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Unlike the Western New Year which always starts on Jan. 1, the Chinese New Year is dictated by the lunar (moon) cycle, usually falling between Jan. 20 and Feb. 21. It’s a major holiday celebrated in China, as well as many neighboring countries and around the world.

This year, the Chinese New Year begins Feb. 5, which initiates the Year of the Pig. So, if you were born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or 2019, you’re in luck this year.

According to ChineseNewYear.net, those born in a Year of a Pig “have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.” Pigs are likely to find 2019 to be a “transitional year” that contains tricky situations that are best overcome by sticking them out.

“Pigs may find luck in some areas of their life, but others will require hard work to avoid potential pitfalls. Pigs will most likely experience many emotional ups and downs, making them feel frustrated and sad at times,” ChineseNewYear.net adds about 2019.

The Chinese Zodiac site Chinahighlights.com says that Pig people are known for being “diligent, compassionate, and generous.”

A Pig sign’s best match is a rabbit, a goat, or a tiger. (And sorry, Games of Thrones fans, dragons are a pigs’s worst match.)

Here are the other Chinese zodiac animal signs and their years:

Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960

A rat’s top attribute is wisdom.

Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961

Ox people are best known for their industriousness.

Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962

The Tiger sign gets high marks for valor.

Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963

Rabbit people are highly cautious.

Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964

Dragons are known for their strength.

Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965

A Snake person’s top quality is flexibility.

Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966

Horse people are best known for their resiliency and ability to forge ahead.

Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967

The Goat is a sign best known for bringing unity to a group.

Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

Monkey people are best known for their ability to change.

Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

Meanwhile, the Rooster sign’s top attribute is constancy.

Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934

Finally, the Dog sign’s top quality is fidelity.

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