The Pig

The Pig is friendly and sensitive
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Chinese animal zodiac sign Pig
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Pigs (亥) are fond of companionship and they are certified party people. They are always in good spirits and they know how to create the right vibe. They care most about the well-being of their guests - they want everyone to have a good time! This sign is also very sensual.

The Pig loves a convivial evening, paired with a glass of wine


The Pig has a generous heart - it likes splendor, but it is also likes to share. On one hand, Pigs are very generous, but they also expect generosity in return. Still, they sometimes hesitate to ask for things, which makes them appear isolated.

Certain boundaries are not there

Pigs have a difficult time keeping secrets, which might come out in conversation. They can be very talkative and give away details before they are out in the open. Overall, the Pig is honest and communicates freely - this creature is the perfect listener.

Their trusting yet naïve nature could become an obstacle

The Pig is rather credulous and trusting – it tends to see the good in people. This makes them susceptible to mistreatment. The Pig can be naïve and sometimes doesn't know how to say no.

Nonetheless, the Pig is not foolish and may come to realize what is happening if this is the case. If someone crosses them, Pigs become furious. They dislike quarrels and public disputes - they will do anything they can to avoid conflict and find a solution that works for everyone. Peace and goodwill are very important to the Pig, as it suffers when there is disarray.

10 things about the Chinese Zodiac Pig

Pigs enjoy life to the fullest, though sometimes they can be a bit lazy. Still, they have many goals for themselves. They like feeling like they are working toward something very worthwhile. They have a great deal of energy, and they love to share their secret knowledge. The Pig is supportive of others. Overall, the Pig makes up for its luxurious taste with its strong work ethic.


Great Match:
Rabbit, Goat

Good Match:
Tiger, Ox, Dragon, Rooster, Dog

Decent Match:
Rat, Horse, Pig, Monkey

Bad Match:


Five Elements of the Pig

Wood Pig

This breed prefers to feel the ground beneath their feet. Those born in wood years have lots of conviction and certainty. They gain material and non-material goods in an ethical manner - their efforts are lucrative but also sustainable. They are open-minded toward development and improvement, and they present their ideas with persuasion and assertion.

Chinese Horoscope - Wood - Pig | photo: (c) galitsin -

The wood pig also gets support from friends and family. In the job it finds its supporters who carry out projects together with him and successfully complete.

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The Wood Pig is very fond of helping others, but they are more profit-oriented than the other Pigs. The element of wood supports the Pig in reaching success, given this sign's slight tendency toward laziness. This breed of Pig has a good conscience and always knows the right thing to do.


Fire Pig

This element is passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive. Those born in fire years are often strong and confident, but they can also be impatient. They are able to defy the odds, but sometimes need to keep their ego in check, as their dominant personality is not always welcome. They tend to gravitate toward improvement and innovation. When it comes to career, fire-born individuals show tremendous leadership potential.

Chinese Horoscope - Fire - Pig | photo: (c)  Александра Вишнева -

The fire pig wants to succeed!

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The element of Fire makes this type of Pig less frugal. The Fire Pig  is full of confidence and trust - it is very focused on career matters. Fire also makes the Pig more passionate and ambitious than its Pig companions.

Earth Pig

Those born in earth years are intelligent and responsible, and can be more on the traditional side. They have lots of common sense and avoid situations that are too risky or adventurous. They are highly practical and logical.

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The earth - pig is reasonable, but also to have a nice party!

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The Earth Pig is conventional and makes reasonable decisions. It is quite clever and knows how to stay calm. This type of Pig is very reliable.


Metal Pig

Those who were born in metal years are strong, firm and principled. They stay calm and in control when others are upset, as they are able to handle challenging situations. They are obstinate and ambitious - metal personalities aren't afraid to use their imagination, but they are also very goal-oriented. 

Chinese Horoscope - Metal - Pig | photo:  Ксения Державина (c)

The metal pig knows what it wants and can prevail.

Photo: © Ксения Державина

The element of metal makes this Pig much more direct than its companions. They always share their opinions and open up easily. They are not as naïve as the other Pigs, which makes it less likely that they will be diverted from their path. The proud and distinguished Metal Pig seeks a high and mighty social position.

Water Pig

Water is adaptable to change  (unlike metal, for example, which shows more resistance). Variability, flexibility and interdependence are core qualities of this element. Water makes for an inquisitive mind that enjoys learning and mental stimulation. Those born in water years are sensitive and communicative, as they have a strong sense of intuition. They tend to have a more passive approach and can sometimes get tired easily.

Chinese Horoscope - Water - Pig | photo: (c) zach -

Water - pigs are very loving and good faith beings.

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The element of water reinforces the Pig's communicative and compassionate nature. The Water Pig  is diplomatic, and for this reason, it is very popular with its companions. It always seeks to keep the peace and please others. However, the element of water does make the Pig especially naïve, which puts it at a higher risk for being disappointed and exploited.



Hours ruled by the Pig:  9 pm - 11 pm

Cardinal direction: north, northwest

Season:  autumn 

Month:  November

Element : water

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Positive traits : warmhearted, sociable, sensual, friendly, helpful, generous, communicative, peaceful, good-natured, tolerant, honest, social

Negative traits : wasteful, addictive, fun-seeking, gullible, uncertain

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