Defined by the Chinese zodiac cycle, today is the beginning of the Year of the Pig.
Chinese astrology is a fascinating topic and much deeper than it looks!
Like Western astrology, Chinese astrology gives each person a sign of the zodiac to each lunar year in a cycle of 12 years.
Your animal is determined by your date of birth and is said to reflect your strengths, weaknesses and character traits.
“Those 12 animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig are a different form of energy we can all be born under”
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept..... ha,ha,ha.... that's why the Pig is the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese Zodiac.
The natural element of the Pig is Water. It is also commonly associated with emotions and intuitions.
The Pig has some nomadic qualities and is also a lover of life, a traveller at heart, it is a sign that can take you on a real adventure.But all this doesn’t come without a shadowy side,... those born in the year of the Pig often forget about discipline which can hold them back from fulfilling their own potential.
In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin.
In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth, their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
They are energetic and are always enthusiastic.
Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life.
Recent years of the Pig are: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019