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February 5, 2019 - February 19, 2020


Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.


The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.


New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.

ebay/sp_zodiac/z_pig.gif  2019 is the Year of the Pig / Boar - What are the general traits of the Pig / Boar Person

The PIG / BOAR is diligent, courageous and hates quarrels. Sensitive, indulgent and cultured with a streak of earthliness. Can be self-indulgent to the point of gluttony. Can also be insecure. The Pig is also a perfect friend although not a deep thinker and rather materialistic, not good at handling money but fortune is always around her.

You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.

The Boar will elect to work hard in life, and he will play just as hard, too, so long as he can use up his bountiful supply of energy. With his basic aptitude and conscientiousness, he will triumph and provide well for those about him. His life is fated to be blessed with all he will need and the money, power and success that comes to him will be unselfishly shared with one and all. With his robust and free-spending ways, the burly Boar will always be found living it up. He is the perfect friend, forever willing to do you another favor, or led you another dollar. Maybe this explains why he is so lucky! At times, it seems he owns the Horn of Plenty. Although intelligent and well-informed (everyone will somehow tell the Boar his secrets), the Boar person is not deep. He accepts things at face value and would rather conceal the misgivings he has about others in order to keep the peace.

1935 - 1947 - 1959 - 1971 - 1983 - 1995 - 2007 - 2019 - 2031 - Read more about the Pig / Boar



Year of the Earth Pig / Boar - 1899, 1959, 2019, 2079


Overall a peaceful, sensible and happy Year of the Pig /Boar.  The Earth element makes this year productive and one that will like to take on financial responsibilities or related activities and plan for your own future.


Devoted both to work and family, the Year of the Earth Pig / Boar will show a diligence and drive that will be hard to surpass. You will push yourself but not others.


Your ambitions will be reasonable and not above your reach. Therefore, you will find the security and material success you crave.


The year of the Pig / Boar should encourage kindness, thoughtfulness and reliability.  You will steer clear of troubles and look for tranquility and domestic harmony in life.  


How will your sign Fare during the Year of the Pig / Boar?


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_rat.gif  The Rat should not expect much progress to be made in business or investments during this year. A time for the Rat to consolidate. Friends and family members make excessive demands on his time and money. If not careful, his illnesses could develop complications. In place of illness, he could lose some money or personal belongings.

1924 - 1936 - 1948 - 1960 - 1972 - 1984 - 1996 - 2008 - 2020     Read more about the Rat...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_ox.gif  A busy time in store for the Ox / Buffalo native. He will not net much results to show for his conscientious efforts, but he should not fret as he will make valuable contacts for later use. A mixed year for the Ox / Buffalo, as family troubles and some friction at work may disturb him. On the whole, he will fare quite well as the numerous problems that beset him will be little ones.

1925 - 1937 - 1949 - 1961 - 1973 - 1985 - 1997 - 2009 - 2021     Read more about the Ox/Buffalo...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_tiger.gif  The Tiger will have to curb his free-spending ways this year as the prosperity that comes in the beginning of the year will not last for long. He must be on guard against high-risk investments and new associates.

1926 - 1938 - 1950 - 1962 - 1974 - 1986 - 1998 - 2010 - 2022     Read more about the Tiger...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_rabbit.gif  A mixed time for the Rabbit. Things look brighter than they actually are and he must be very realistic and avoid making promises or handing out guarantees. Unlikely difficulties have a tendency of cropping up this year so he must not be overconfident and must take every precaution to protect his interests.

1927 - 1939 - 1951 - 1963 - 1975 - 1987 - 1999 - 2011 - 2023     Read more about the Rabbit...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_dragon.gif  A good year as things go back to normal for the Dragon and luck shines through the dark clouds that hovered over him during the Dog's reign. He could still have mixed results at work or financially but there are few major problems. He will have to travel or entertain a lot but no troubles are foreseen in his family life.

1928 - 1940 - 1952 - 1964 - 1976 - 1988 - 2000 - 2012 - 2024     Read more about the Dragon...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_snake.gif  A hectic and mixed year. The Snake will have to exert maximum energy for minimum gains. He may suffer financial mishaps caused by poor judgement, a problem with the law or separation from someone close to him. A time to look before he leaps.

1929 - 1941 - 1953 - 1965 - 1977 - 1989 - 2001 - 2013 - 2025     Read more about the Snake...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_horse.gif  Not-so-favorable year as some of the Horse's success is destroyed by outside interference and illness delays plans and progress. Investments and projects develop snags and he must deal with many complications. His troubles should start to fade with the onset of winter.

1930 - 1942 - 1954 - 1966 - 1978 - 1990 - 2002 - 2014 - 2026     Read more about the Horse....


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_goat.gif  A fair year for the Sheep / Goat as he recovers from his past troubles. His position is still shaky and he is unable to relax as he suspects friends or associates of deceiving him. Home life could be neglected by him. He will have access to funds previously withheld from him.

1931 - 1943 - 1955 - 1967 - 1979 - 1991 - 2003 - 2015 - 2027     Read more about the Sheep/Goat...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_monkey.gif  An active but trying year. The Monkey will have business disputes, financial or legal troubles or even complications in his illnesses. His problems can be resolved but not without much compromising. He will have to make difficult concessions or take insults from his enemies. A year in which he should not even trust his best friend. Joint ventures will prove unrewarding or even dangerous.

1932 - 1944 - 1956 - 1968 - 1980 - 1992 - 2004 - 2016 - 2028     Read more about the Monkey... 


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_rooster.gif  A disturbing year for the Rooster as worries caused by unexpected difficulties plague him. His home life suffers or he may have temporary setbacks in his career. Trusted associates may also give him wrong advice or encourage him to spend beyond his means. A year to discount good news and plan prudently.

1933 - 1945 - 1957 - 1969 - 1981 - 1993 - 2005 - 2017 - 2029     Read more about the Rooster... 


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_dog.gif  A calm year. The Dog person could make some gains through speculations or reap unlikely benefits. Results cannot be as good as he wishes due to delays and additional expenses. A year to cultivate new and influential friends or contacts.

1934 - 1946 - 1958 - 1970 - 1982 - 1994 - 2006 - 2018 - 2030     Read more about the Dog...


ebay/sp_zodiac/z_pig.gif  The Pig / Boar's life will stabilize this year as gains and some progress are foreseen. He may still experience some friction at work or at home but no serious setbacks are indicated. He may have some persistent health problems or infection that he should attend to. New friends and opportunities dominate the winter months.

1935 - 1947 - 1959 - 1971 - 1983 - 1995 - 2007 - 2019 - 2031     Read more about the Pig/Boar...


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