Chinese New Year | Earth Pig
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR of the EARTH PIG!
by Susan Levitt
2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, the fortunate golden Pig, a time to make peace and enjoy life. Pig is a year for harmony and fellowship, when kind actions are rewarded. People can work together with good will and enjoy community.
Under the influence of the Earth Pig, we can find some peace, happiness, and contentment in life. Artistic endeavors are successful, including all things foodie and gourmet. There’s more emphasis on the earthly pleasures of sex, the beauty of nature, fine food, and beautiful things. If you’ve been stressed out, this Earth Pig year is good to take a vacation, relax, and not work so hard.
After serious Dog year 2018, Pig loves a party! It’s time for celebration, and appreciation for the fine things in life, especially good food. Ease and enjoyment are valued more than power and status. Power and status make their comeback in Metal Rat year 2020.
Honest Pig can be naive, so be sure that no one takes advantage of you this year, especially in financial dealings. For some, money is spent on luxuries such as sumptuous meals and fine clothing — ignoring the bills that accumulate during a Pig year.
Note that this Pig year 2019 is not the time to attempt big or overwhelming career projects. Plan in Pig year, and if you can, launch in Rat year 2020.
Earth Pig year begins on the new Moon in Aquarius on February 4 2019 at 1:03 pm PST, also celebrated on February 5. Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. This new Moon begins the month of the Fire Tiger. New Year arrives with passionate emotions under the influence of the dynamic Fire Tiger. Pig and Tiger are very compatible signs, bringing good fortune at New Year.
THE EARTH PIG
Of the five Taoist elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, this is the year of the Earth Pig.
Earth qualities are stability, honesty, practicality, industry, prudence, reliability, kindness, and loyalty. Earth traits add fortitude to Pig’s temperament. The Earth Pig is well loved and respected by family, friends, and colleagues. More information about Earth Pig info is in my book Taoist Astrology available online and at bookstores.
The element Earth rules the stomach in Chinese Medicine. This is a year to focus on food and a healthy diet. Food is important to Pigs, so this is the year to learn how to cook, or join in the good Piggy gourmet fun to eat organic, seasonally, farm to table, medicinal foods — the next nutritional step for you.
And time to finally focus on any lingering health issues during this Earth year. No more delaying your doctor’s appointments or ignoring when your back hurts. Tend to any ailment that is chronic. Address health issues in 2019 because the next Earth year won’t be until 2028. Lunar Surgery Tips.
In Pig year, activities are more successful during Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, and Sheep hours that are favorable for Pig.
Tiger hours are 3 am – 5 am
Rabbit hours are 5 am – 7 am
Sheep hours are 1 pm – 3 pm
Pig hours are 9 pm – 11 pm
The biggest block of time is 3 am – 7 am
People born in Pig years (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are peaceful, optimistic, and sensitive. A Pig person has a heart of gold and is naturally a kind, generous, and gentle soul.
Pigs are honest, and peaceful in nature. They dislike arguments and conflicts. Pigs are optimistic, fun-loving, and don’t hide their emotions. Pigs make great friends because of their capacity for giving and forgiving.
Pig people are creative and have exquisite taste in the arts. Creative Pig can find success in the arts, including the culinary arts. Contrary to popular misconceptions, Pig is not a slob. Pig pays much attention to hygiene and appearances.
In relationships, sincere Pig is faithful, devoted, and affectionate. Pig is appreciated by their partner, who recognizes their pure heart. Pigs are romantics who makes sacrifices for those they love. A Pig won’t dazzle you like a Dragon or charm you like a Snake. Instead, Pigs will grow on you until you cannot live without them.
As a parent, Pigs tend to spoil their children, and forgive all kinds of nonsense. Pig has high standards for herself, yet is rarely judgmental of others. At work, Pig is patient and dedicated, and can make a good team player who allows everyone to win.
When threatened by change, Pig can become sick when experiencing too much turmoil. But do not mistake Pig kindness for weakness because Pig has amazing willpower.
Pig correlates to the Western sign Scorpio, but Scorpio without the sting because Pig is guileless. Pig is most compatible with another Pig, artistic Sheep and Rabbit, and brave Tiger.
YOUR FORTUNE IN EARTH PIG YEAR
RAT – A year to plan and regroup for your new life cycle that will begin in Rat year 2020. So enjoy the good food and festivities of Pig year! April can be opportune for a new career opportunity this spring. Travel is most favorable in August. Winter is your best season, especially December and January 2020 that bring early luck for your Rat year. Looking for love in Pig year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible. Horse is least compatible.
OX – Pig year brings lively energy for you, perhaps more action than you’re used to. But participate and socialize! New contracts and opportunities flow more easily this year. People are kinder in a Pig year, and less competitive, Ox appreciates that. May or June 2 are ideal for a relaxing holiday. Autumn is also fortunate, with August and September your best months. Looking for love in Pig year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, Phoenix (Rooster), or Snake. Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.
TIGER – Your good fortune can continue from Dog year 2018. February is a lucky and decisive month that sets the tone for this Pig year when you can be in your power. June brings another opportunity to gain strength, especially for the 1986 Fire Tiger and 1950 Metal Tiger. All Tigers benefit by laying low in August to prepare for autumn, the luckiest time of this Pig year that brings an abundant harvest. Looking for love in Pig year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.
RABBIT – Pig is very highly compatible with Rabbit, making 2019 a fortunate year. Highlighted are four lucky months March, July, October, and November. A year to be creative and appreciate the arts, enjoy good times, and deepen emotional connections with family and friends. Just keep business expectations low. Perhaps not a year to blaze a new trail or make big change, although a very good year to have a child, develop your spiritual practice, even redesign your home. Looking for love in Pig year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, Sheep, or Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix (Rooster) is least compatible.
DRAGON – Dragon enjoys the good times that Pig year provides. Travel is highlighted, especially in April and August, so plan to see the world. If enjoying the Pig year party is too much, perhaps rein in spending or imbibing, especially in October. Career focus returns in Rat year 2020 that is fortunate for all Dragons. Luck is strongest for the 1988 Earth Dragon and 2000 Metal Dragon. A good year for pregnancy, to have a Rat child in 2020. Looking for love in Pig year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.
SNAKE – Pig can be innocent, whereas Snake is too observant to be naive. In this way, Pig and Snake are opposites. If you wonder why everyone is on vacation, or not behaving responsibly, it’s just Pig year. Not your time to launch big plans. Instead, look forward to some leisure time to coil up, contemplate, and create. Pig appreciates the arts, a value shared with Snake, so 2019 can be your year for many kinds of artistic expression, including decorating your home. Your most fortunate season is spring. Lay low and rest in winter. A new life cycle begins in Rat year 2020, followed by your lucky year, Ox 2021. Looking for love in Pig year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.
HORSE – Pig and Horse both love a good time, and are known for being lusty and sexy animal signs. So let the good times roll! There is a sense of freedom and creativity that Horse appreciates, especially the 1978 Earth Horse. Summer is your best season, plus winter is very nice this year for Horses. But with serious matters, there could be difficulties with coworkers, miscommunications, or career delays. Plus it’s easy to overspend on luxuries. Looking for love in Pig year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. Rat is least compatible.
SHEEP – This is your lucky year after three challenging years. Pig is very highly compatible with Sheep, making 2019 a much easier and less stressful year when Sheep can recover from past challenges. All months are fortunate, especially June and July. Sheep’s creativity, kindness, and generosity are appreciated instead of exploited. A good year to advance your career, have a child, purchase a home, get married, or fall in love. The 1979 Earth Sheep is the most lucky. Looking for love in Pig year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.
MONKEY – Starting on the new Moon April 5, luck improves for the Monkey and opens the door to a very positive year. A good year for business advancements, travel, and a change of residence. But anticipate delays because Pig is not a go-getter like Monkey. Some plans might be thwarted because organizing for a common goal is not a priority under the influence of laid-back Pig. What is delayed this year can be relaunched in Rat year 2020, a fortunate year for all Monkeys, so do not become discouraged. A good year to get pregnant for a Rat child in 2020. Your most challenging month is February. Your best months are April, August, and December. Looking for love in Pig year? Monkey is most compatible with another Monkey, Rat, or Dragon. Snake is also compatible. Tiger is least compatible.
PHOENIX (Rooster) – You and Pig are very different, and don’t have much in common. You possess a strong work ethic, whereas Pig would rather relax. So avoid taking on extra burdens and responsibilities this year when your contributions might not be rewarded — or even acknowledged. A time to be realistic and conserve your energy. Springtime can be challenging but retreat, not fight, if experiencing conflict with others. Your luck improves in summer. Your best months are November and December, and plans come together in winter, so be patient. Looking for love in Pig year? Phoenix is most compatible with another Phoenix (if they don’t peck each other), Ox, or Snake. Dragon is also compatible. Rabbit is least compatible.
DOG – Pig year starts out with good fortune for the Dog. A calm and peaceful year when focus returns to family and friendships. Good to begin new relationships, enjoy life, and expand your circle of people and experiences. A time to relax, be less vigilant, and cut others some slack. Fortunate months are February, all summer, and all autumn. But lay low in winter, like a content Dog by the fire. Luck is strongest for the 1970 Metal Dog and 1958 Earth Dog. Looking for love in Pig year? Dog is most compatible with another Dog, Tiger, or Horse. Rabbit is also compatible. Dragon is least compatible.
PIG – Your lucky year when you start a new twelve-year life cycle! This is your year to celebrate and appreciate life. So eat, drink, and be merry. Pigs benefit greatly from the energy of their own year, especially the 1995 Wood Pig and 1959 Earth Pig. All months are fortunate except May. In May just lay low, and don’t make a career change at that time. This year is an excellent time to get married, buy a home, have a child, or develop a business. Pig could even inherit or find money. Looking for love in Pig year? Pig is most compatible with another Pig, Sheep, or Rabbit. Tiger is also compatible. Snake is least compatible.