YEAR OF THE PIG
Saturday February 17 was the new Moon that begins the year of the Pig. Eat, drink, and be merry. Then do it again. Pig year is a time of fun and self indulgence. Ease and enjoyment of life are valued more than power and status. We can be kinder to each other in our everyday interactions and feel little need for competition. Harmony, peace, understanding, and good fellowship are valued. Money is spent on luxuries such as extravagant vacations, sumptuous meals, and fine clothing. It is easy to become content and satisfied, ignoring the bills that accumulate during Pig year. The following Rat year 2008 will be time to face reality after Pig year indulgences, so enjoy now while the enjoying is good.
People born in Pig year are kind, honest, and peaceful in nature and dislike arguments or conflicts. They are optimistic, fun-loving, and don’t hide their emotions. Pig people are creative and have exquisite taste in the arts. Contrary to popular misconceptions, Pig is not a slob. Pigs pay much attention to hygiene and appearances. Pigs make great friends because of their capacity for giving and forgiving. One challenging trait for Pig people is the tendency to be overly sensual and indulgent, especially with food and drink. Being artistic, Pigs can overspend on luxuries and be impractical about reality.
YOUR FORTUNE IN PIG YEAR (View your astrology sign at bottom of page)
RAT- Expect a year of planning instead of achieving. Pig year is a time for Rat to rest, recoup from past losses, and maybe even join the crowd and indulge a little bit. It is best to reserve energy for next year 2008, the year of the Rat, when you start a new fortunate twelve-year life cycle.
OX- Anticipate much activity at home and business. No major difficulties are foreseen. New contacts and opportunities appear throughout Pig year that are beneficial. Ox is stimulated by extra work, and succeeds, while everyone else parties or relaxes. Maybe Ox can stop working long enough to join the party and experience some fun and romance too.
TIGER- Your good fortune continues from the previous Dog year. Pig year can bring good business, wild luck, easy satisfaction, and contentment. Pig’s influence also brings enjoyment of the finer things in life, but be Tigers must be aware to not overspend or overextend. Think before you pounce and do not act on impulse or whim, especially in romance.
HARE – Expect a very very nice year because Hare is most compatible with Pig. Appreciate the good times, experience emotional security, and feel social contentment. Hare is less nervous and edgy. A good year for marriage or having children. But keep your business expectations low, and accomplishments may be negligible, because Hare would rather enjoy life.
DRAGON -Life stabilizes after the challenges of the previous Dog year 2006. Easy travel, light entertaining, and amusing recreation are enjoyable. But caution with finances is recommended because Dragon can overspend. Work tends to be slow, mundane, and perhaps a bit frustrating. So wait until Rat year 2008 when you experience a more fortunate work cycle.
SERPENT – Accomplishments may be limited because Pig is opposite Serpent. Plans may be delayed or not manifest at all. Perhaps Serpent can enjoy the leisure and indulgence that Pig year brings, but now is time to lay low and hibernate. Avoid conflicts or lawsuits because they will not end in your favour. It may be better to look forward to auspicious new beginnings in Rat year 2008 and Ox year 2009.
HORSE – Enjoy the parties and passions of Pig year when you can. But Horse and Pig are very different, so Pig year could bring some uncomfortable circumstances for independent Horse. Difficulties with lazy co-workers and not-to-the-point miscommunication can delay success. And Horse could overspend on nonessential and luxuries.
SHEEP – Now is one of the easiest and best years for lucky Sheep. Everything Sheep touches can turn to gold. Good fortune is seen in romance and business. Sheep could even inherit or win money. An excellent year for marriage, engagement, or having children. Take advantage of all opportunities this year.
MONKEY – Expect some improvements in your life after the difficulties of the past two years. A fun year to monkey around and have a good time. Good business advancement, travel, and possible change of resident are foreseen. Still, Monkey’s plans could be thwarted or delayed. Rat year 2008 will be far more fortunate for Monkeys in business and finance.
PHOENIX-Pig year is a banquet so join the feast. Lighten up when you can, stop worrying, and try to enjoy life. Your values and Pig’s values are very different so avoid arguments in general. A time to be realistic and more conservative. Anticipate extra work, some challenging responsibilities, and minor career setbacks. But dedication to a career can relieve a financial slump.
DOG – Good fortune continues from the previous Dog year 2006. Focus turns to family concerns and friendships. Now is an auspicious time to begin new relationships and expand your circle of friends. Dog can have a great time at all the social events during Pig year. Life is good and Dog can easily enjoy a calm and peaceful Pig year.
PIG -Finally! Expect the best year of a twelve-year life cycle. Pigs benefit greatly from the energy of their own year. Good fortune is foreseen in romance, family affairs, and business endeavours. New ventures bring success. Pigs could inherit or find money. An excellent year for marriage, romance, or having a child. Luck is with you throughout the year.
RAT is the first sign of the Taoist zodiac. Rat represents the beginning of the winter season (winter solstice) and the seed of new growth. Because Rat is number one, the ability to be first in all things is a Rat trait. This first earthly branch represents December, the eleventh month in the Taoist lunar calendar. December is the time of Sagittarius, Rat’s western counterpart.1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
OX is the second sign. This phase represents the beginning stages of a plant’s growth, the seed’s struggle to break out of confinement and sprout. This determination and perseverance in struggle are Ox qualities. This second earthly branch represents January, the twelfth lunar month. January is the time of Capricorn, Ox’s western counterpart.1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
TIGER is the third sign. This phase is symbolized by the vigilant new sprout that has just broken free from the earth. People born in a Tiger year share the same positive and upward-reaching qualities as a growing sprout. This third earthly branch represents February, the first lunar month. February is the time of Aquarius, Tiger’s western counterpart.1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
HARE is the fourth sign. This phase is the beginning of spring. It symbolizes the effortless growth of plants in warm, magical spring light. The gentle qualities of springtime are traits of those born in Hare year. This fourth earthly branch represents March, the second lunar month. March is the time of Pisces, Hare’s western counterpart.1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
DRAGON is the fifth sign. This phase happens when plants are growing and vigorously expanding. The life force, the yang part of the universe, is very strong. This powerful life force is fully visible in people who are born in the year of the Dragon. This fifth earthly branch represents April, the third lunar month. April is the time of Aries, Dragon’s western counterpart. 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
SERPENT is the sixth sign. During this phase, plants have completed their growth. This turning point brings the outward growth inward, turning vigor and power into wisdom. These characteristics are reflected in people born in the year of the Serpent. This sixth earthly branch symbolizes May, the fourth lunar month. May is the time of Taurus, Serpent’s western counterpart.1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
HORSE is the seventh sign. This phase occurs when the sun is brightest (summer solstice) and the plants are strong, having reached maturity. Horse people possess a sunny disposition and are bright, open, and cheerful. This seventh earthly branch symbolizes June, the fifth lunar month. June is the time of Gemini, Horse’s western counterpart.1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
SHEEP is the eighth sign. It is the phase when plants are ripening and all is peaceful. This gentle peacefulness is the core of Sheep’s nature. The eighth sign symbolizes July, the sixth lunar month. July is the time of Cancer, Sheep’s western counterpart.1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
MONKEY is the ninth sign. During this phase, crops are ready to harvest. That is why Monkeys naturally have so many developed talents and abilities. This ninth earthly branch symbolizes August, the seventh lunar month. August is the time of Leo, Monkey’s western counterpart.1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
PHOENIX is the tenth sign. This phase occurs during the month of harvest and prosperity. Responsibility, duty, and satisfaction for work well done seem to characterize people born in the year of the Phoenix. This tenth earthly branch symbolizes September, the eighth lunar month. September is the time of Virgo, Phoenix’s western counterpart.1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
DOG is the eleventh sign. During this phase plants gradually disintegrate and return to mother earth while the animals prepare for winter. This ability to diligently prepare and be responsible are qualities of those born in the year of the Dog. This eleventh earthly branch symbolizes October, the ninth lunar month. October is the time of Libra, Dog’s western counterpart.1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
PIG is the twelfth sign. This is the phase when earth is at rest in winter, and a sense of peacefulness is prevalent. Love of rest and cultivation of peace are Pig qualities. This twelfth earthly branch symbolizes November, the tenth lunar month. November is the time of Scorpio, Pig’s western counterpart.1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Happy new Moon,