The Pig in Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Astrology
Twelfth Animal Sign

Your Chinese sign is the Pig if you were born in the Chinese Year of The Pig.

The Pig is the twelfth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle:

  • Earthly Branch (animal): hai
  • Wu Xing (element): shui (water)
  • Polarity: Yin
  • Season: Winter
  • Month: November
  • Counterpart in Western Astrology: Scorpio

Personality of the Pig

The Pig is honest and dignified, determined and responsible, a partisan of the dictum "make haste slowly". He can't stand lies, hypocrisy and slyness. He has a highly sensitive conscience that pricks him when he thinks he did something wrong.

The Pig is generous and warm-hearted to people close to him, family or friends. Sometimes he even exaggerates with generosity, because he can't say no, and many people take advantage of him.

However, the Pig is terribly determined not to disobey his principles. Nobody and nothing can make him change his opinion in this respect unless one comes with strong, convincing arguments.

The Pig usually makes decisions without consulting the others, but he also takes full responsibility. In case his plans don't succeed, the Pig meditates on his defeat in private and doesn't blame anybody for his mistakes.

Anytime a conflict arises, the Pig retreats prudently to his den, waiting for things to calm down. Sometimes he will be reproached with running away from trouble instead of facing it, but he just can't stand loud voices, arguments and intrigues over power.

On the other hand, if attacked without chances to escape, the Pig turns into a very dangerous and violent opponent.

Although the Pig seems to be a gentle person from many points of view, in fact he has a great appetite for life and adventure. Deep down in his heart, the Pig wishes to live intensely and to experience all pleasures of life.

The Pig is a sensual person, a love expert - especially bodily love. The only risk is for him to get lost in the world of sensual lust.

The Pig: Work and Money

The Pig is not afraid of work, and he wants to be successful professionally, but not at any price. The Pig doesn't like severe competition, he is not an opportunist and he doesn't accept taking part in slimy intrigues.

The Pig wants to be appreciated for his real talent and competence and he doesn't use tricks or conspiracies. Diplomacy is not his strong point: he would rather leave a meeting slamming the door than agree on a weak project.

The Pig is not the career-oriented kind. He prefers living life to the full. However, if the Pig is his own boss, then he leaves everything aside and takes care of business as long as it is necessary, no matter how much time or effort it takes.

In the Chinese tradition, the Pig symbolizes welfare. Therefore, it's not surprising that he is seldom in need of money.

Just like any great amateur of creature comforts, the Pig is quite lavish. But he is also very generous by nature. The Pig likes having his house full of guests and he also likes giving presents. As for his family, the Pig would offer them luxurious trips all the time.

The Pig is refined and sensitive. He invests in art objects and rare books. His secret dream is to have a big library full of valuable books that would remind everybody of the legendary library of Alexandria. Anyway, the Pig is often unable to resist the temptation of buying a rare book or an art object.

Although the Pig usually has much money, this is not a purpose in itself and doesn't enslave him. Even if the Pig becomes a millionaire, he won't get rid of his dear old car which he is very fond of.

The Pig: Romantic Profile

The Pig is especially in love with love in all its forms: gentle caressing, romantic gestures, sensual dinners and wild sex.

The Pig is a faithful partner, but also very possessive and jealous. For him, the ideal combination is an alternation of solitude and tender, passionate dates. The Pig is delighted when his partner publicly shows their endless love and ardent passion.

To seduce a Pig, you have to listen to all his ideas and initiatives, especially when it comes to the pleasures of life, which you won't miss by his side.

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Astrologer: Ariana
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The Pig in Chinese Zodiac
Twelfth Chinese Astrology Sign