No matter what Chinese zodiac sign you were born under, the Year of the Pig, which starts on February 5, 2019, represents a time of fortune, harmony, and positivity. Of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac — including the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig — this year’s curly-tailed porker has one of the most well known personalities.
As we welcome the Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year, let’s take a peek at the pig’s character traits and see how its strengths and weaknesses may influence you in this exciting new year.
Kind: Pigs are known to be the kindest of the bunch. They’re warm-hearted, tolerant individuals who have lots of friends, according to Chinese astrology.
Enthusiastic: This personality is energetic and tends to be gung-ho, even over tedious tasks. If given the chance, they’ll take positions of power and believe in righting wrongs.
Honest: No matter who they’re speaking to, pigs will tell the truth. With this characteristic comes a sense of security to all those who know them.
Traits to Work on
Impulsive: Believe it or not, the quick-thinking pig can get caught up in its emotions, resulting in making fast decisions without putting much thought into them. Most of the time, this happens when they’re under pressure.
Naive: Unfortunately, pigs can sometimes be too trusting, so they may easily fall into traps.
Pleasure-seeking: Often seeking fun, pigs indulge more than they should. Excessive eating, for example, combined with their passionate personalities, can backfire. Pigs are always happiest in a healthy, active lifestyle.
Overall, pigs are trusted confidants and can always be counted on. They enjoy opportunities that allow them to express their creativity while being responsible.
Want to celebrate this intelligent, kind Chinese zodiac sign? Add some spice to the new year with these adorable pig-shaped salt and pepper shakers!