2019 Chinese New Year – Year of the Earth Pig

2019 Chinese New Year – Year of the Earth Pig – Richard Giles presents his Chinese horoscope forecast for the Year of the Pig in 2019. He looks down the timeline for all of the Chinese Zodiac Animals and gives the flavour of the year for each one. And you can calculate your Zodiac Animal with our free on line calculator!

What’s in store for the 12 animal signs in 2019?

Year of the Pig 2019The Pig is the last sign in the Zodiac, so it’s the end of a 12 year cycle. What Chinese zodiac signs work this year? Animals that benefit from the year are the Tiger, the Sheep (or Goat) and the Rabbit, but the animal that clashes with the year is the Snake, so Snake-born people need to lie low for a while. The Snake is ruled by Fire (they are 1929, ’41, ’53, ’65, ’77, ’89, 2001, 2013). It’s in a clash, due to its direct opposition to the Pig. Such clashes usually bring turbulence, movements, accidents or changes. As it’s a heavy Water and Fire clash, it can stimulate misfortune related to air and sea travel. People born in the year of the Snake should anticipate more travelling, and such things as changing jobs or moving home. Note the Snake month is in May and anyone may be at risk of accidents during that month. It’s necessary to carry the Tiger pendant as protection to deflect the Pig energy. Put a Tiger in your home (artificial, of course!). For people who are in the clash with the year, it’s likely you’ll travel more, making changes such as moving house, or changing jobs.

More on the Nobleman Star — it denotes helpful people. When you need it most, these are the people who will come to offer their assistance. Often they may only make an appearance during a crisis or when you need support. Nobleman luck has always played a significant role in the studies of Chinese astrology as to the type of good fortune you acquire. This is an important type of luck that everyone needs to know about — how to put friendships to good use for improving career or social help through others. Check your Chinese astrology day and year.

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Quick summary: The three animals that do best in the Pig year are the Rabbit, Sheep (or Goat), and the Tiger. These animals are in harmony with the year. The animal sign having the most trouble is the Snake. Snake people born in year of the Pig are said to be “offending the Grand Duke” and have a bit of difficulty with this Pig year. A Feng Shui suggestion is for you to carry a pendant of the Tiger to deal with any problems in 2019. Snakes need to look to their home life and to their work commitments.

Remember though, that this animal astrology is only a simple guide; a proper forecast for 2019 looks at your Four Pillars Chart, which is your full Chinese zodiac chart, using the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth to get a true picture of your character.

Check the full Chinese astrology at the FourPillars.net, where you can calculate full birth date details of your Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth (or see Feng Shui Institute Four Pillars of Destiny Calculator).

NB: When the animal is listed here, its element is in brackets.

2019 Chinese New Year – The Year Ahead for Each Zodiac Animal!

THE PIG (Water):

(1923, ’35, ’47, ’59, ’71, ’83, ’95, 2007, 2019)

This is going to be a different year for you, as for some Pig people it’s definitely their year. Important things for you are justice and fairness. Your intentions count this year so be your best and be honest and straightforward. Your wealth can improve this year and your work regarding your health will pay off for you. A good year to look at a fitness programme. Earth Pigs, Water Pigs and Metal Pigs will do well (i.e., the Pig year you are born in).

THE RAT (Water):

(1924, ’36, ’48, ’60, ’72, ’84, ’96, 2008, 2020)

This year of the Pig is one where you are going to travel okay. In fact, travelling is on your agenda for the year. Your health looks good for this year as well and energy levels are good. When it comes to earning then you may find it’s slower. Stick to your budget which you’ve planned at the beginning of the year. Friendships are important and you need to make the effort yourself.

THE OX (Earth):

(1925, ’37, ’49, ’61, ’73, ’85, ’97, 2009, 2021)

The Ox is in a family mode this year, particularly to do with brothers and sisters and cousins. Financial issues are important to you, more so this year. Look at getting a longer term plan together so that you increase your future resources. The elder folks in your life are also important this year — look at your relationships with parents.


(1926, ’38, ’50, ’62, ’74, ’86, ’98, 2010, 2022)

The Tiger is in a very good year as the Pig and the Tiger get on well. Make plenty of time for healthy practices as you will feel it’s important this year — your energies are good for the year. Your family life will go well. You need to focus on whatever is positively important to you and all else will go well.


(1927, ’39, 51, ’63, ’75, ’87, ’99, 2011, 2023)

The Rabbit is in a better served by getting out and about this year — travel to other places, meet new people, try new locations when you go out for a coffee or tea or a meal and you will find your horizons will expand somewhat. The role money plays this year is not great, but enough comes in to help you get by well enough. Family is important too. The Pig assists you in that way.


(1928, ’40, ’52, ’64, ’76, ’88, 2000, 2012, 2024)

Dragon gets a relief this year, as the clashes that happened in 2018 with the Dog year have gone away. It’s also a time to travel around somewhat and get to see places further away from home . It will expand your view of the world. Money and friendships are important this year and so are your children (if you have them) and you need to go the extra mile to make the relationship work with them.


(1929, ’41, ’53, ’65, ’77, ’89, 2001, 2013, 2025)

For the Snake it’s a touchy year, as your sign is opposite the Pig. So look to your safety when travelling, or when driving about, long distance or short. Your health counts more this year, so look to exercise and dietary needs. Your energy is good for career, that’s important to you. Relationships with family and friends are a focus this year, so put time into them. Avoid being a gruff or a grump this year.


(1930, ’42, ’54, ’66, ’78, ’90, 2002, 2014, 2026)

This year for the Horse is great for your love and romance. Your partnership improves or you meet new people, depending on your life situation. Money flow is good this year. Career issues come up and a bit of worry about what to do next. Make sure relationships with siblings are well taken care of as you can get stroppy.

THE GOAT or SHEEP (Earth):

(1931, ’43, ’55, ’67, ’79, ’91, 2003, 2015, 2027)

If you have had problems with the law or legal issues then they will be sorted out this year. Things turn in your favour now. If you step out of line with your responsibilities, then you may have to pay for it. Your money and heath are good this year with plenty of chances for improvement. Socially you are on the up.


(1920, ’32, ’44, ’56, ’68, ’80, ’92, 2004. 2016)

It’s a good year for improving your relationships with family, and spending more time with children or parents, depending on your circumstances. This will help you. It will also improve your life and create more joy in your life. If you are after property or new assets, then this is a good year for it. Put aside money to help save for future times as it helps you to deal with things in the coming years.


(1921, ’33, ’45, ’57, ’69, ’81, ’93, 2005, 2017)

Roosters do speak out at times, so this year it’s important to stay in touch with friends and associates, and don’t be a stay-at-home. Your children or friends’ children are important to you this year. Give them plenty of attention and don’t skimp on the hugs, go for being closer. Stability is one important feature of the year for you.

THE DOG (Earth):

(1922, ’34, ’46, ’58, ’70, ’82, ’94, 2006, 2018)

Last year was a tricky year for some Dog people but this year it’s freed up again and you, like a few other signs, benefit by travelling. If you have had holiday plans in mind and they haven’t worked out so far, then this is the year to get out. Your money flow this year is fine and also watch relationships with family as it could get tricky in 2019, but it won’t be as bad as it looks.

Every Chinese animal sign is different and it’s important to remember that with each animal year there can be one of five different elemental combinations (with the Five Elements). As an example, there are Fire Pig years, Wood Pig, Earth Pig, Metal Pig and Water Pig years. Each of those elemental combinations mean you’ll react differently to the year depending on what elements are in play for you in 2019. If your element clashes with Earth, you may have a tougher, more challenging or testing year. It doesn’t mean you won’t be successful – the challenge may be just what you need to make it work.

May you prosper, experience abundance and be successful in 2019.