The key to understanding 2019 lies in the natural element the year belongs to: Earth. As 2018 was the year of the Earth Dog, this new year will be the year of the Earth Pig, according to the Chinese zodiac.
What that means is that the new Chinese year will encapsulate the nature of the pig—sturdy, determined, generous—in a way that is more grounded than, for example, it would manifest in a Fire year.
The coming year, 2019, will see a steady increase in wealth and more room for growth than 2018.
Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Next year of the Rat: 2020
The year of the Rat follows the year of the Pig in 2020. In 2019, though, those who are the Chinese zodiac Rat will still fare quite well.
According to ChineseFortuneCalendar.com, the Rat and the Pig make successful partners in more ways than one.
They compliment and help each other in both business and social settings.
The Rat provides keen intellect whereas the Pig provides reliability and the ability to follow through with action.
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Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Next year of the Ox: 2021
The Ox and the Pig are actually quite similar: Both are sturdy and reliable.
The major difference between the two, however, is that the Ox can sometimes be a little too strong-willed or stubborn.
The year of the Pig will be a fortunate year for the Ox, so long as the Ox is able to keep its strength in check.
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Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Next year of the Tiger: 2022
One of the most perfect romantic matches for the Pig is the Tiger, states TravelChinaGuide.com.
Thus, 2019 will see the Tiger’s love life and personal relationships blossom.
The feisty character of the Tiger will be humbled by the year of the Earth Pig, though, so expect some crucial teaching moments this year.
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Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Next year of the Rabbit: 2023
Rabbits share the same gentle, kindhearted nature that Pigs possess; where they differ is in their level of intellect and finesse.
The Rabbit is agile and skillful, and will be able to navigate the year of the Earth Pig with ease. This Chinese zodiac sign will have a fulfilling and successful 2019.
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Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Next year of the Dragon: 2024
The year of the Earth Pig will provide a stable backdrop for the Dragon to prosper. Because the year of the Earth Pig has a relative calm about it, the excitable and fierce Dragon will be able to shine through spectacularly.
According to ChineseFortuneCalendar.com, 2019 will bring tremendous career and monetary success.
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Birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Next year of the Snake: 2025
In Chinese astrology, Snakes and Pigs are extreme opposites. There is always tension between the two Chinese zodiac signs on virtually every level.
While 2019 will be a prosperous year in general, the Snake will have to overcome obstacles at nearly every turn before finally earning their reward.
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Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Next year of the Horse: 2026
Like many of the other Chinese zodiac signs, the Horse will have a fine time of it in 2019.
The same kind of advice given to the Ox can also be given to the Horse: Keep the stronger points of your personality balanced.
Horses can become giddy and self-centered, so keep calm as the year of the Earth Pig necessitates.
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Birth years of the Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Next year of the Goat: 2027
Like the Tiger, the Goat aligns very well with the Pig in terms of romantic connection. Pigs and Goats share the same loving, gentle nature.
Relationships will flourish this year for the Goat. Still, people under this Chinese zodiac sign can be emotionally temperamental at times, and the Pig won’t respond well to moody behavior in 2019.
Finding yourself moody or stroppy lately? You may need to stop the negative self-talk and improve your self-esteem.
Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Next year of the Monkey: 2028
Pigs dislike Monkeys as much as they dislike Snakes, but for different reasons.
The Monkey is far too chaotic for the steadfast Pig, who enjoys stability over restless energy. Where the Earth Pig demands patience, the Monkey has none.
This is why 2019 will cause the Monkey to reflect inwardly for the first time in a while, and provide the opportunity for personal growth.
Birth years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Next year of the Rooster: 2029
Roosters will thrive in 2019. The year of the Earth Pig provides the stability the Rooster needs to get off the ground, especially financially.
2019 will give these people the solid ground they need to build their empires, which the hardworking, diligent Rooster is naturally good at accomplishing.
Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Next year of the Dog: 2030
If you were born in a year of the Dog, you are most likely exiting a challenging 2018. While life will improve in the year of the Earth Pig, you will still have to work hard to change your fortunes.
Instant change will not happen this year.
2019 will consist of gradual shifts instead.
Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Just as 2018, the year of the Earth Dog, was not a lucky year for those of the Dog sign, so too will the year of the Earth Pig be difficult for those of the Pig sign.
In Chinese astrology, your own year is more often than not your worst year. Go figure!
All you can do in 2019 is tough out the challenges and wait until your time to prosper.
This article first appeared on RD.com.