Good vibes, luck in the Year of the Earth Pig

The Lunar New Year or Spring Festival has become a worldwide celebration, just as festive – or even more so – as the Gregorian New Year. 2019 is the Year of the Pig, the last in the 12-animal zodiac cycle. In this issue, we share various aspects of this auspicious occasion.

Starting Feb. 5, the Earth Pig will reign until Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve on Jan. 24, 2020. According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a year of fortune and luck; a great year to make money and to invest. Also, 2019 will be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs. It will be an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all spheres of life.
The Earth Pig’s charismatic, positive and reasonable traits allow it to move ahead with enthusiasm to achieve its goals. With the energy of abundance indicated by the Earth Pig, everyone should be mindful of managing resources as seasons of plenty may be followed by money losses.
Despite the promise of abundance, this is not the year to take risks so be careful on a personal level, stick with what’s more familiar instead of taking risks.
Food businesses such as restaurants and commissaries will prosper this year.
What’s in store in for you

R at (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): An animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality, great fortune combined with networking ability will help bring about profits in 2019.
Career: Rats will be lucky in their careers. Recognition and opportunity abound. Employees will have a chance of promotion. There will be some pressure from work, but you will also get help from some influential people. You will make great progress with your agenda, but some things will not come until the end of the year, the timing must be right.
Wealth: If the Rats have been thinking of starting their own businesses, this year is for them. Businesses focusing on healthy lifestyle, personal hygiene, proper diet and men’s fitness wear will be especially prosperous. Employed Rats will probably get a salary increase; but may incur heavy expenses on socializing. Towards the end of 2019, avoid any type of gambling or real estate involvement. Save money and keep expenses under control.
Health: The Rat will generally enjoy excellent health. Pay attention to stomach and blood vessels, arterial hypertension and/or pre- or post-ulcerative gastric infections. Avoid stress.
Love: 2019 will be a fortunate year for single Rats, so make sure to always look your best. Married Rats may be tempted to stray. Rats have great chances of finding love in a monogamous relationship; but equal chances of finding trouble through flings, one-night stands and casual hook ups. They will meet some interesting potential mates, but the setbacks in love may befall them at the end of the year. The Rat is compatible with the Ox, Dragon and Monkey; incompatible with the Horse, Sheep and Rabbit.

Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): Oxen are hard workers, intelligent and reliable but never demand praise. This year will have its ups and downs, but stability can be expected overall. To acquire better position and salary, communicate more with superiors. Strong bonds with family and closest friends will help weather the storms.
Career: In 2019, Ox will have the chance of obtaining recognition in public life and have opportunity to participate in numerous social events and establish new friendships. However, their characteristic conservatism may lose them some important advantages. Be flexible and make compromises. Their bosses won’t put too much restrictions on them, so the Ox has more initiative to do well.
Wealth: Besides stable benefits from regular income, they can get good pay from their investment in aquaculture, food and beverage industry, but may suffer loss if not familiar with these kinds of business.
Health: Although the Ox seems to have an iron health, avoid being trapped in depression or some extreme emotional reactions and have periodic medical checkups. Pay attention to the respiratory system, throat, stomach, eyes and heart. It would be best if they keep a healthy diet.
Love: This year, there is a possibility of a blossoming love relationship found through interaction in their social circle. Male Ox will have more chances of meeting their soulmates than female Ox, but both should take the initiative. Those who are already in a relationship will have the chance to consolidate and deepen it, which could eventually lead to marriage. The married Oxen might get blessed with the birth of a long-awaited child. The Ox is compatible with the Snake and Rooster; not compatible with the Sheep.

Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962,1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): A reasonably good year, provided they maintain good health. They may have to contend with doing more than expected in 2019. Tiger people are pushy. They think highly of their authority and reputation, and sometimes will be over confident on their power and strengths. Reach out to colleagues. When confronted with setbacks, communicate calmly rather than bear bad feelings.
Career: The Year of Pig will witness a wonderful and favorable fortune for Tigers. Benefiting from the care and support of officials or management, they have a good chance for promotion and increased salaries. For employed Tigers, changing job is best in June 2019. But analyze all the solutions before you throw yourself into a new job. Between June and November, use all your advantages and expertise to solve and cover any deficiency carried over from last year.
Wealth: Tigers have good luck when it comes to finances. Apart from increased salaries, bequests may also account for a part of their fortune. Investments in real estate, catering industry and aquaculture will also bring them great benefits. Between May and October, the Tiger will be forced to focus on long-term financial plans, paying attention to incurring expenses. Also, there is a temptation to travel abroad, which will lead to additional spending.
Health: There could be hidden problems with their digestive system. Fortunately, they will meet excellent doctors and will recover fully. Avoid nervous breakdown, be patient, and have enough time to relax. Keep healthy living habits and have a good rest. Also, be aware of their family members’ health.
Love: Tigers will overcome the negative experiences that dominated the previous year and move on with a great sense of intuition. They are likely to meet their true love because both male and female Tigers are popular among their social circles. They may have a high chance of meeting their soulmates through their mothers. Married Tigers will face a lot of challenges this year. It is going to be a period dominated by anxiety and even some disappointments. Yet, it is a good year to have a baby biologically or through adoption. Tiger is compatible with the Horse and Dog but not with the Monkey.

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): It will be a hectic 2019 with possible cash inflows through a windfall. Almost all aspects of your life could be joyful and memorable as there are many positive events to look forward to. There may be plans about having children or getting involved in the lives of the younger generations.
Career: Rabbits have good career prospects in 2019 with great chances for promotion. They will be helped by seniors or leaders. Strengthen communication with other firms and facilitate cooperating projects between them. However, Rabbit will face some issue in their career because of their stubbornness in making everything perfect. Be aware of your capabilities.
Wealth: Rabbits will have good luck with money, improved salary or benefits. All investments will be profitable. They are likely to gain extra wealth from an inheritance. Investing on catering industry, aquaculture and real estate will bring them more benefits. Get to know potential business partners. Few delays are possible towards the end of the year, but the final balance of 2019 is going to be positive.
Health: Rabbit’s bad eating habits can lead to some problems in the urinary system. The biggest problem is their insecurity. Rabbits can suffer from anxiety and depression. They will be unable to focus on work. Try to be prepared for unexpected difficulties.
Love: It will be a rough year. There may be no good news for single Rabbits. For males, they may develop a relationship with girls who are possessive but worthy. Though popular among friends, females have fewer chances to meet their soulmates. However, the chances to meet their true love will be increased if they join entertainment activities. Married Rabbits will face different challenges in the first trimester of 2019. Think deeply in order to solve marriage problems and make acceptable compromises. At the end of 2019, you will be able to find a solution for all the disagreements. This is not a good time for getting pregnant. If determined, it is necessary to wait until the middle of the year. The Rabbits are on good terms with the Dog, Sheep and Pig; least compatible with the Dragon, Rooster and Rat.

Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): The Year of the Earth Pig comes with a lot of responsibilities, discipline, organization. It can also bring unexpected and spectacular career changes.
Career: Dragons will be lucky in their careers. Business will excel, especially in marketing and sales, foreign partners will get involved in commercial activities. Remote trips for business are also possible. Those who work on commission such as salesmen, realtors, or financial advisors can expect a steady increase in revenue and a nice bonus on one of their larger contracts. Entrepreneurial Dragons can expect their endeavors to flourish this year. New careers or businesses will be off to a good start but will be even more successful if you partner up with a Monkey or Rat.
Wealth: The Dragon will enjoy a stable source of financial revenue. Between March and May, their financial situation will improve, with benefits both from inside and outside. They will have a substantial positive budget. Be cautious in spending money.
Health: Most Dragons have stressful careers and are overly sensitive to small details. They can become fatigued and may also suffer from insomnia. Keep calm and relaxed. Don’t overthink and obsess with small problems. Take some time out. Exercise will help with physical and emotional fatigue. Areas of concern are the circulatory, urinary and digestive systems.
Love: This year will bring luck in love and excitement for those still searching for a special partner. Single Dragons will have their pick from an abundance of eligible mates. Dragons in a committed relationship will see some checkered success. Do not ignore small problems. Dragons are most compatible with the Rooster, Monkey and Rat; not compatible with the Dog, Rabbit and their fellow Dragon.

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): There may be a few challenges. Stay active by volunteering or offering your services to the community to help balance out bad energy and keep strong. Consider visits to temples and prayers.
Career: Luck is not the Snake’s best ally toward year end, but they can count on the help of those around them. Part-time employees may discover new opportunities. This year, the Snake is efficient in decision-making functions. Everything should go smoothly for Snake managers or those working in information technology. It is not the year for changing jobs. Tenacity and help from those around them can be decisive. Between August and November, the Snake needs to work hard. All in all, Snakes can expect to gain some positive attention from their superiors at work, but a promotion or raise may not be in the cards this year.
Wealth: It is not a good year for Snakes for finances. A lot of legwork with investments are needed to get ahead. Avoid doing anything illegal. Be prudent with trade investments. Between March and June, money comes whenever it is needed.
Health: Health is not a major cause for concern this year. However, do not ignore minor illnesses as they could develop into something major if left unchecked. Stress will present itself as a major culprit of maladies especially when it comes to career or finances. Learn to relax, take time off and rebalance priorities. This year, the Snake’s weak spots are in the neck area.
Love: This year will help Snakes reflect on what they look for in a partner. Try new things, count on the support of relatives and friends. It’s not a bad year for female Snakes because it will be easy for them to settle down with loved ones. Be careful when starting a new relationship, the partner could be hard to get along with. The Snake is most compatible with the Monkey, Rooster and Ox; least compatible with the Tiger and Pig.

Sheep (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): 2019 will be a much more successful year, heralding good news for the Sheep as their peaceful nature and gentle creativity make them a preferred friend to the Pig. This year promises a nice reprieve from the hardships of yesteryears, as well as improved opportunities and good fortune for the Sheep.
Career: Good fortune for the Sheep. There is a chance for promotion or raise this year. However, sudden changes this year may disrupt the stable career prospects. Some problems may occur with fellow workers; be modest, cooperative and open to criticisms.
Wealth: Financial prospects are average. They might even suffer financial losses. Because of the successful career, Sheep’s salary may increase. Steady investments could also be available; however, don’t invest money in high-risk fields. Towards year end, the Sheep might encounter some difficulties and lose some money. It is important to stay out of things that don’t concern them and not get involved with other people’s problems.
Health: The Sheep will be under pressure. There will be problems with their stomach and gastrointestinal system. Too much work may cause small illnesses like cold, headache and cough. Avoid too much pressure. If traveling by car, be cautious and obey traffic rules.
Love: In 2019, Sheep will have an active love life. Male Sheeps are more likely to become popular with the opposite sex. The Sheep might also get reunited with ex-partners but might not get along well with them at the beginning of a blossoming relationship. Sheep are most compatible with the Horse, Pig and Rabbit but not with the Ox, Rat and Dog.

Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): This year may bring possible cash inflows especially from property investments. While luck may be good in most aspects, beware of possible backstabbers.
Career: The Monkey will be lucky in their careers. There will be many chances to achieve their goals. Be careful and work hard, and everything will go well. Although it could be hard to get promotion, they can still get help from others. Those in food industry will have much better luck.
Wealth: This year, Monkeys will have good luck with money. Salaries or benefits will improve. Monkeys will do well in their investments and be well rewarded. They can easily make money in real estate projects. But financial losses may occur due to Monkey’s drinking problems, which may also bring health problems and medical expenses.
Health: Monkeys’ health prospects are average this year. They should maintain an exercise routine and regular medical checkups. Pay attention to the liver and gall bladder; kidney and stomach problems may bother them. They are prone to a poor immune system due to stress, which can lead to infection, so a lot of attention to hygiene and rest is required. Avoid arguments.
Love: 2019 will be a lucky year for Monkeys in their relationships. They will easily meet attractive partners this year. For single Monkeys, males may get some opportunities to meet some good matches, fewer for females. For those Monkeys already in a relationship, this year will reignite your passion for each other and bridge the communication gap that has plagued your relationship of late. For married Monkeys, there may be some problems with their partners this year, and may even lead to break-up. Avoid a complicated relationship. The Monkey is most compatible with the Snake, Rat and Dragon; and might clash strongly with the Tiger and Pig.

Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017): A somewhat more comfortable year ahead. While the coming months indicate that Roosters will have less demands on both body and mind, they also have a mix of bad luck.
Career: Roosters will have moderate luck in their careers but it will need prodding to go in a positive direction. Success will not come easy this year; but hard work will attract the positive attention of your superiors. You may be up for a raise or even a small promotion. Friends will be of great help when it comes to career and business. For Roosters working for commission, especially in the insurance and real estate sectors, plan ahead and be prepared for a year of big ups and downs. Avoid acting impulsively and do not take any chances on large investments, no matter how inviting the opportunities may seem.
Wealth: At the beginning of 2019, the Rooster might be in uncomfortable situations at work. Be a team player to obtain satisfying results. Between May and August, the Rooster’s financial life is very stable. They will enjoy stable financial revenue but do not expect any big, unexpected fortune. They may have great opportunity to have more income by passing title examinations or acquiring credentials. Entrepreneurs are advised to invest in real estate to get sustainable benefit this year. For office workers, they are very likely to get promoted. For Roosters in the technological sector, their fortune could also improve, but might come with a certain amount of stress.
Health: There may be some problems mainly caused by stress. Towards the end of 2019, the Rooster will have a good state of health but be careful when traveling to avoid accidents.
Love: For the Rooster in 2019, there may be some significant changes in their love life. For unattached Roosters, they will discover suitable prospects and learn a lot about themselves while doing so. Single female Roosters may get that “love at first sight” experience, so they should not bury themselves too deeply in their careers. Male Roosters should also show off their best talents and traits. Married or attached Roosters need to be careful about their short temper and try not to fight over the little things. The Rooster is compatible with the Dragon, Ox and Snake; and incompatible with the Rabbit, Dog and fellow Rooster.

Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018): Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partners. Things are about to take a turn for the better and provide a much-needed reprieve from the tumultuous 2018. This year will be full of energy, and Dogs will get involved in many different activities.
Career: This will be a very good year for Dogs’ careers. Achieving them will still take hard work and no small degree of charm. For those looking to change careers this year or start a new business venture, this is the right time to do it. However, don’t take too long evaluating decisions. For Dogs who work a nine-to-five job, their chances of getting a raise or being promoted are high. This is an area where your charm will help. Throughout the year, Dogs tend to function more efficiently as part of a team than as individual. Dogs will also get a lot of help from their friends and family with their career and especially new business ventures.
Wealth: Dogs’ financial prospects are not bad in 2019. They will probably get a salary increase. In addition, Dogs can look forward to unexpected rewards. But opportunities could be easily taken away by competitors, if they are not well prepared. There is a major risk of losing money and becoming indebted. Curb the tendency of spending money on unnecessary expensive things. Stay away from real estate or gambling. Instead, aquaculture might be a beneficial investment orientation.
Health: Health is the one area where luck is not entirely on the Dog’s side. Dogs can expect to suffer from fatigue (partly due to a successful career and busy love life), as well as some lesser ailments such as stomach ache and mild flu. Pay special attention to heart and respiratory systems. A chronic infection might bother the Dog again, but nothing severe. Avoid playing close to the water.
Love: Love conditions are favorable. Single Dogs, particularly women, have the most fortune. Dress well and take care to make a good impression. Single Dogs may already know their love interest, either through work or casual acquaintance. For Dogs already committed, now is a good time to take things further. Fortune favors Dogs who act on what they want this year. If they are looking to get more serious with their partners or perhaps welcome a new member into the family, the time is now. For married Dogs, keep an appropriate distance with the opposite sex, or it might cause misunderstandings which could lead to separation or divorce. The Dog is most compatible with the Rabbit, Tiger and Horse; and least compatible with the Dragon, Ox and Sheep.

Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019): Pigs have a beautiful personality and blessed with good fortune in life. Avoid splurging on unnecessary investments and expenditures, as losing savings are in the cards.
Career: Pigs will have a small setback in their careers in 2019. They can receive great help and guidance from their colleagues and superiors at work. However, they might get depressed for being restricted by too many regulations. Entrepreneurs may consider entering the real estate business. Changing careers may bring unforeseen consequences, and in most cases, should be avoided. The last months of 2019 are the best time to achieve goals.
Wealth: In 2019, the Pig can make full use of their two great qualities: entrepreneurial spirit and talent for making money. The Pig’s professional progress will lead to a gratifying increase in their income. As usual, they will prove their great skills in solving financial issues. They should save some money because it can become a useful capital.
Health: There will be no major illnesses but pay attention to minor ailments to keep them from growing into something large. Find balance between work and rest. Take good care of cardiac and respiratory systems. It is also important to note that their mental health this year may experience some complications. Share this frustration with others as friends and family can be the key to getting through hard times.
Love: Possible troubles can affect both family and social life. Their capacity for maintaining interpersonal relationships is likely to be challenged this year. Male Pigs will meet their soulmates easily this year, but female Pigs will not be as lucky. For Pigs who are already in a committed relationship, it will be important to communicate desires to their mates. Listen to your partner and don’t be afraid to tell them how you feel as well. The Pig is most compatible with the Tiger, Rabbit and Sheep; least compatible with the Snake and the Monkey.