Chinese New Year in 2019 starts today, Tuesday, February 5th, and ends on January 24th, 2020. Conforming to the Chinese horoscope, the year of the Pig 2019 comes right after the Year of the Dog (2018) and before the year of the Metal Rat (2020). Those born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019, are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native.”
The Pig is most compatible with the Rabbit. The gentle and sensitive Goat is most compatible with the Pig. Two Pigs can get along well with each other. It is said that the relationship between these three archetypes work best as they strive for aestheticism, beauty, and a more philosophical, and intellectual approach in life. Their calm nature gives them great leadership abilities. They are artistic, refined, intuitive, intelligent, and well mannered. These souls love the preliminaries in love, and are fine artists in their lovemaking. The Rabbit, Goat, and Pig have been bestowed with calmer nature than the other nine signs. The Snake is said to be incompatible with the Pig (Pig (zodiac), Wikipedia).
There are several stories as to how the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac were chosen. In one, the Jade Emperor, although having ruled Heaven and Earth justly and wisely for many years, had never had the time to actually visit the Earth personally. He grew curious as to what the creatures looked like. Thus, he asked all the animals to visit him in heaven. The cat, being the most handsome of all animals, asked his friend the Rat to wake him on the day they were to go to Heaven so he wouldn’t oversleep. The Rat, however, was worried that he would seem ugly compared to the cat, so he didn’t wake the cat. Consequently, the cat missed the meeting with the Jade Emperor and was replaced by the Pig. The Jade Emperor was delighted with the animals and so decided to divide the years up amongst them. When the cat learned of what had happened, he was furious with the Rat and that, according to the story, is why cats and Rats are enemies to this day (Jade Emperor, Wikipedia).
According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest in business. 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs. 2019 is an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life. Let’s take a peek at what 2019 would be like for each animal (thechinesezodiac.org).