The Year of the Pig: Horoscope and predictions for 2019
What fortunes will the Year of the Pig bring us? There are exciting, prosperous times ahead for us all in the Year of the Pig, beginning on February 5th, 2019 and going until January 24th, 2020. The really good news for us all, is that the Year of the Pig signifies good money energy, and financial success for us all. If you feel like your wallet has been a little light lately, this new energy could finally shift things along.
To make things even better, this is the year of the Earth Pig. Each Chinese horoscope sign is ruled by one of the four elements, Earth, Wind, Fire, Water. Earth Pigs are very good talkers, they are easy to communicate with, and are very popular amongst their friends and colleagues. They are punctual, and always have good time keeping skills.
About the Year of the Pig
According to the legend (and in Chinese myths), “Pig was the last to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for the great meeting, a meeting that Buddha had called when he was about to leave the Earth.”
So, at the end of the meeting, just as the Emperor was about to close, a piggy squeal was heard at the back of the room. It seem that the Pig had come in last, and therefore became the twelfth, and final animal of the zodiac.”
It is thought that Pig, Rabbit and Goat share common personality traits, and that they have calmer natures than many of the other zodiac signs. “They are caring, unique, self-sacrificing, obliging, sensible, creative, empathetic, tactful, and prudent.”
Welcome more money into your life
I worked with a very successful radio announcer who had won the ratings season for something like 60 consecutive seasons in the city where he lived. He was born in the year of the Pig, and he referred to himself as a “Golden Pig”. He was in his 60s, still surfed, had a beautiful wife, a terrifically fun radio show, constant success and a big mansion. He spent his days playing golf, and doing the things that he loved.
The Pig is a very lucky sign for money, and this means that (in theory) you should be able to welcome more money into your life, if you “do the work”. You can search “lucky Chinese charms” and place certain things in certain points in your home to attract good money energy, if that’s your thing.
If you’re more practical like me, then after February 5th, start to “visit” all your money. Head to the places where you store and save your money, such as your main bank account, superannuation, high-interest savings account and investments and do a little digging. See what your status looks like and swear to make improvements over the year. Vow to save more, and shuffle money around if it is not performing well.
Go though your “direct debits” too, and see what you can oust for the Chinese New Year. Get rid of any subscriptions that you’re not using, or that cost you too much. Divert the savings you have made into a separate, high-interest savings account and watch your Piggy bank grow!
Don’t get touched by scams
Pigs can often be gullible, and may be prone to fall for scams. “The honourable and scrupulous pig is one of the easiest signs of the Chinese Zodiac to get along with. But they are easily shocked, and also easily gulled into schemes cooked by some of the less scrupulous signs.”
After February the 5th, be aware of any scams that involve money that might hit you where it hurts. Where I live, in Sydney, there are hundreds of scams every year. One of the more common ones was from scammers posing as the tax department. People were receiving fake calls from the Australian Tax Office where they unwittingly gave out personal information, that allowed them to be heavily fleeced.
As well as this, be on the look out for any “non illegal” scams. When was the last time you checked your data plan, to see if you were getting the best deal? Are you claiming all your government entitlements and benefits? Do you have unused annual leave up your sleeve? Are you working for the correct hourly rate? Check all these things in the Year of the Pig, as they could all add to your bottom line.
Nurture your creative side
Pigs are often thought to be lazy and slow, but of course they are intelligent, personable animals. Remember George Clooney’s pet pig? George fell into a depressive state when his beloved pet died. Pigs on the Chinese zodiac are usually highly creative people, they think outside the square and can consider problems from angles that others might miss.
For this reason, the Year of the Pig is an amazing time to launch a creative venture, or to nurture your creative side. Have a look at my post How to get rid of stress by getting creative to get started. If you have been meaning to take a creative class, or pull your paints out from the back of the cupboard, the Year of the Pig will be a great time to do this, and your efforts will be supported.
Wear red underpants if you were born in the Year of the Pig
I luckily have a Chinese aunty, who is an amazing woman, and she has informed me that if you were born in the Year of the Pig (that’s 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and all babies born after February 5th, 2019*) then you could end up with “too much” Pig energy, and this can mean a slightly less successful year than you deserve.
To combat this, wear red underpants. “One would think that your year would be a good one. But on the contrary, Chinese traditional belief is that your benming nian is going to be full of bad luck,” says Trip Savvy’s Sara Naumann. “So if it’s your year, you need to take a few precautions to ensure that your year is not a bad one.”
Sara suggests that to ward off any dangers, “that might befall you in your benming nian, it is traditionally believed that it helps to wear the colour red.” You could wear it every day, or invest in a few pairs of red underpants and go incognito!
What are you hoping for in the Year of the Pig? Tell me in the comments below!
*January and February babies need to check their Chinese horoscope, as the date of the Lunar New Year changes every year. You may be a different sign than you think!