February 5 Begins the Chinese Year of the Pig

The pig is the 12th animal of the Chinese zodiac.

Chinese New Year Pig Art


Trinity Marshall, Staff Writer`

On February 5, the year of the dog will officially end and the year of the pig will begin. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year of the pink, curly-tailed, farm animal. The pig is the last animal of the twelve-year cycle of animals that are in the Chinese calendar. Anyone born in the years 1971, 1983, or 1995 was born in the year of the pig.

In an old myth, the Jade Emperor stated that the order of the animals in the Chinese calendar is based on when the animals arrived at his party. The pig was late because it apparently overslept.

Like all of the other animals, a person who falls in the year of the pig has certain unique characteristics. Pigs tend to be realistic, energetic and very organized. Other characteristics for pigs vary by gender. Women are involved and exciting, however, they can be perceived as over-friendly. Men are gentle and determined but can be gullible. People born in a pig year have a lot of patience making them a good fit for service focused careers like teachers, counselors and nurses.

Knowing your animal zodiac year provides insights to keep luck on your side.

Lucky Aspects of the Pig:

Colors: Yellow, gray and brown

Numbers; 2, 5 & 8

Mineral: Agate

Direction: North, the direction of love and wealth

“Fate” Prediction

2019 is predicted to be an unlucky year for the pig. They might find themselves stuck and frustrated. Fortunately for the pig, their motivation and determination will have them push through any set backs they face. Pigs should avoid the numbers 1, 7, and 9 and the colors blue and green.

Zodiacs for Hylton students born from 2000-2004 

The most common zodiac animals for students at Hylton are the dragon, snake, horse, goat and monkey.

2000: Year of the Dragon

If you were born in the year 2000, your zodiac animal is the dragon. Dragons tend to be ambitious and energetic, similar to the pig. However, they can be arrogant.

2001: Year of the Snake

The other potential zodiac animal for juniors or seniors is the snake, their year is 2001. Snakes can be creative and sophisticated, but a little lazy.

2002: Year of the Horse

For the year 2002, the zodiac animal is the horse. People born in the year of the horse are free spirited individuals. Sometimes they can have short tempers.

2003: Year of the Goat

If you were born in the year 2003, your zodiac animal is the goat. The goats tend to be selfless people. They can be stubborn at moments.

2004: Year of the Monkey

The last animal that is the potential zodiac for current students is the monkey. The monkeys are very lighthearted. However, they can come off as disrespectful.

To learn more about your Chinese animal zodiac, visit https://chinesenewyear.net/zodiac/pig/

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