Happy New Year Chinese Style –Year of the Brown Earth Pig or Wild Boar (February 5, 2019–January 24, 2020)
The Year of the Wild Boar (in the Japanese and Tibetan zodiac systems) or the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac: the Buddha called a meeting of his monks, the townspeople, and the animals before entering Nirvana. The Pig was late to the sermon because he ate too much and overslept.
The fat, happy Pig’s nature is to be naturally pleased with himself or herself, no matter what he or she does. The Pig likes creature comforts and is sensual in everything. Tolerant, compassionate, generous, he or she nonetheless has difficulty controlling passions but hides neither faults, mistakes, nor self-indulgence. One of Pig’s essential drives is love of freedom and beauty. The eternal optimist, the Pig’s attitude is, “Don’t worry, be happy”.
Although the Pig or Wild Boar is the symbol of both wealth and success in investments, the financial conditions of 2019 may increase unexpected expenses and debt for those born in the Year of the Pig but 2019 is a good year for making money for everyone else (in today’s stock market?!)
The Year of the Pig (the 12th and last sign of the Chinese Zodiac) is associated with excess, an over-the-top attitude in lifestyle. Their chubby faces and big ears are considered signs of good fortune.
Because 2019 is the last year in the cycle, this is a year of endings and a time to bring things to completion. This is not the time for new projects. We’ll have to wait until January 25, 2020–the Year of the Rat–to prepare for anything new.