February 5th, 2019 marks the beginning of the year of the pig in the Chinese zodiac. The element for the year is Earth. The year of the pig is also a Yin year, which is about receiving more than working hard and take a big sigh of relief because as we have reached the 12th and final zodiac sign in this system, it’s a year of joy, celebration and success in all areas of life.
If you’ve been waiting for things to get easier or the clouds to lift, this year may bring that sense of relief that you had back in 2007 when the last year of the pig occurred. Were you finding yourself successful, lighthearted and able to do things with more ease that year? 2019 is a year of receiving gifts, having some fun flings, maybe starting a family and definitely attending some fun festivities with loved ones.
The Year of the Pig in Your Day-to-Day Life
Pigs aren’t known to be the most active animals. If you’re feeling a little lazier this year, maybe it’s time to take an extra vacation, let yourself have a little slack and give yourself some time to see what you actually enjoy besides working your tail off. Being a female (yin) sign, you’re more likely to want to relax and let things be fun and entertaining that be disciplined and force things to happen.
There’s a sense of generosity in the pig energy and it overlooks shortcomings and faults to nurture a sense of geniality and giddiness that allows for life to feel fun. The old saying, ‘happy as a pig in mud’ means we may subconsciously be more focused on laughing, romping around and living through our senses than solving the deepest darkest secrets of the universe.
As you can expect, this might mean more sex, more spending and more time spent with friends and family. People might start a family, let themselves get close to others and stop putting such pressure on themselves to be perfect. They may start to eat what they like instead of what is smart so things to watch out for include getting overweight and overspending on things you like.
Success tends to be in the air in a year of the pig. The pig is loving and sensible, not overly interested in fame or riches, but modest, loving, and generally happy. These are themes we can expect to colour our minds and the year.
The Big Picture
As we leave the year of the dog, it was about how we relate to others and form partnerships through tolerance which we saw we had to develop in order to overcome the divisive political rhetoric of the world stage. As learned to team up with people and saw the value of empathy, we started to develop new systems for society, now we enter into a year of celebration and abundance where we aren’t so focused on problems and more into enjoying life.
The year of the Earth pig hasn’t come around since 1959. This was the year Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, Hawaii became a state, and the peace treaty of Antarctica was signed. It was a pretty monumental year and those changes were lasting.
The pig (also known as the boar) is said to be festive and stable, which is a nice break for all of us. The energy is happy to enjoy the company of close loved ones, grounded and practical. The energy is not about taking new huge risks, getting lost in spiritual fantasy or exploring new mind-expanding topics. I’d expect a year of getting closer to loved ones and finding a sense of home and fun within your social group while still holding onto a sense of spirituality.
Expect people to tune out to global politics and tune into lovemaking, party-having, fun inducing lifestyles. Even politicians may be sick of fighting and adpot a more jovial attitude. Being the end of a cycle, we can see projects come to their completion as if it’s an end of an era.
A Good Year For Water Elements
Rats and pigs have a lucky element of water. If your Chinese zodiac sign is a rat or pig, you may find success comes easily or you are able to accomplish what you set out to do. Pigs may also see things go really well or experience big changes that they can learn from in this year. Usually, if you’re born in the year of the same animal, it means a year of heightened experience for you which is up to you to turn into gold.
According to numerology, 3 is the universal year number for 2019. Three is a good luck year that is known in this system to be lucky and positive, allowing us to seize opportunities. 2020 will be the year of the metal rat, which will bring a whole new cycle of the 12 zodiac signs and a new era in our lifetime. This year allows us to reflect on this past era we have just endured and truly lets us be laid back for once. It’s a happy, benevolent time where goodwill and good motivations dominate. This is a year we will want to be around others and thrive in our personal relationships, so don’t force yourself to be alone. We can enjoy the company of others and allow those relationships to nurture us.
It can be a lot of fun to watch how our focus, interests, and lives follow these large astrological cycles and it’s even more fun to see it all play out in other people’s lives, too. How will you harness the energy of the Earth pig in 2019?
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