The New Chinese New Year of 2019 or the Spring Festival marks the beginning of a new year and is the most important holiday for the Chinese. Celebrating the Lunar New Year is a millenary tradition and lasts 15 successive days from the New Moon until the Full Moon. This is when the Lantern Festival takes place and the great festivity ends the holiday season. This New Year is celebrated in the following countries: People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and of course the many Chinese neighborhoods in cities all over the world.

This is a year of Earth Pig, starting from February 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting until January 24, 2020. The pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. Thus, it usually features laziness and clumsiness. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, it has been regarded as wealth.

According to the Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, friendship and love. The Pig belongs to the group of water signs therefore it represents the beginning of winter and is the birth month of wood. Therefore, the Pig symbolizes the plant germination and the birth of a new life form.

The Year of the Pig can bring a new start to international relationships and a new social order in some countries. It can lead to new regimes and new governments. There are so many governments in our current world that could benefit from this little porker.

The Pig is also considered a “Traveling Star”, that’s why the Year of the Pig will stimulate traveling more than other years. The tourism industry will greatly benefit from this.

According to the Chinese tradition, the Pig is the life-lover archetype. In 2019, we all need to learn how to take advantage (in an intelligent manner) of everything that’s beautiful in life.
During this year, all the qualities of the Pig sign will find a way to express themselves through gentleness and the generosity. Therefore, we’ll need to be more attentive to others and on a collective level all the altruistic initiatives will be favored.

Another great quality of the Pig is the joy to live. Many Chinese astrologers believe it would be difficult to find another zodiac sign that exults as much optimism as the Pig. This characteristic can be an inspiration for all of us and provides a better mood and a 100% zest for life.

As with all Chinese zodiac signs, the Pig has its weaknesses. Endowed with an extraordinary imagination, the Pig sometimes lacks realism and can be content only with dreaming, instead of acting. This year we need to avoid this inclination which might take us out of the race before the finish line.

Lastly, the pig is naïve. His kindness prevents him from seeing treachery which makes him an easy target for unscrupulous people. Therefore, make certain you are a bit more suspicious in 2019 and try not to see life in pink all the time.

Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 8
Lucky Colors: yellow, gray, brown, golden
Lucky Days: the 2nd, the 7th, the 10th, the 11th day of every month of the Chinese calendar
Lucky Directions: southeast, northeast

In 2019, the ruling Tai Sui is Xie Tai. In the year of the Pig 2019 the position of Tai Sui is at North West 3.
2019 Feng Shui remedies for maintaining a good relationship with Tai Sui in 2019: Place a Pi Yao statue in the southeast to prevent bad luck and the illness Tai Sui can attract, in case the above rules are not respected.

According to the Chinese Zodiac organization, here is a sneak peak of what 2019 might look like for you:

• Rat – A year full of happiness and prosperity!

• Ox – A good year for Ox. A time with good opportunities to make money.

• Tiger – Born in a strong and independent zodiac sign, as a general rule, you do what you please. This year through, you will need to learn how to come to terms with others.

• Rabbit – An excellent year is waiting for you! A bit less wary than usual, you will easily get close to others and make new friends.

• Dragon – For you, the impact of the Pig’s calmness will mean a year of reconsiderations.

• Snake – This year you’ll have to be combative and persuasive.

• Horse – The year of the Pig 2019 is going to be more auspicious than the Dog Year 2018.

• Goat – A 2019 year under the mark of chance, when all your ambitions will be fulfilled.

• Monkey – A year under the influence of chance!

• Rooster – This year you need to actually pay attention to the quality of your relationships with others, if you want to succeed.

• Dog – This year count on only your own efforts in order to succeed.

• Pig – The year 2019 is yours, right? Start by setting your priorities and then get to work: once you start moving, you will start seeing results.

David Brown
Mulberry Seed Design