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2019, Year of the Pig

Legend has it that before Buddha left his land, he summoned all the animals. But only 12 showed up. The first was the Rat, followed by Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. In order to thank them for their loyalty,  the Chinese calendar years were named after of the twelve animals. Moreover, most importantly, their souls would live in the hearts of those born in those years. In ancient Chinese cosmology, the Universe and everything around it is made up of five raw materials associated with the signs of animals: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Each element is also associated with a color. 2019 is the year of the Pig.

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Born in: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

The Chinese New Year 2019 announces the end of the Chinese astrology cycle of animals that lasted 12 years with the Pig. This is the perfect opportunity to make a more in-depth analysis of past years and set aside the necessary energy before the new cycle that begins on January 25, 2020 with the year of the Rat associated with the element of Metal. Any activity related to trade and industry will be particularly favored, as well as intellectual activities related to writing. Relationships in the workplace will be tolerant and constructive. Activities from a social point of view, parties and family reunions this year will be numerous, and the warm atmosphere of the year of the Pig will make it even easier to create new friends. The family will be the center of attention, so it will be the right year to get married or have a child. Luck accompanies most people born under the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, not just the favorites.

People born in the year of the Pig are nice, honest, responsible, independent and optimistic. They are faithful friends, hardworking and perfectionist colleagues, but also passionate, caring and seductive lovers. Tolerant and recognized by friends for their kindness, people born under the sign of the Pig always show their generosity and tolerate the mistakes of others, which helps them to maintain harmonious relationships. Their good heart can make them a little naïve, and people sometimes take advantage of their gullibility. Good jobs for those born under the sign of the Pig are: broker, beautician, antiquarian, explorer, lawyer, pastry chef, spy, teacher, artist, director, comedian, musician, stylist, influencer, trend setter.

Famous people born in the year of the Pig

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Joseph Borrell Fontelles; the Italian President of the European Central Bank,  Mario Draghi; French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg; the Vice President of the European Commission for Jobs, Investment Growth and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen; writer Stephen King; the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian; actor Ewan McGregor, entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk; politician Hillary Rodham Clinton; the Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Minister of Economy and Health, Etienne Schneider; actor and politician Arnold Schwartzenegger.

The prospect for the new year

Luck will be within your reach and everything you want to undertake or develop will be a success. Whether you are single or as a couple, a fantastic love awaits you during this fortunate time. As for money, luck will be excellent, and you will receive a bonus on salary, an inheritance or a donation, and investments from past years will be profitable. Your social activities will increase and you will make many new friends. Enjoy the holidays and the pleasures that will be presented to you during the year, but pay attention to your lifestyle to stay healthy.

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