The Chinese New Year is upon us and Gong Xi Fa Cai to all you dear readers. The festival is celebrated by more than a billion people and is an important point of the modern financial calendar too. The year of the pig promises to be an exciting one, completion of the 12-year zodiac cycle.
There is a lot of traditional literature written about this particular year and you can find out how your personal life will shape in 2019.
You can quench your curiosity by finding out your horoscopes in 2019 and learning more about the fascinating Chinese New Year, one of the oldest and most important annual occasions on the planet.
How Do We Describe A Year Of The Pig Individual?
So what are the things usually associated with the Year of the Pig? The Pig number twelve in the Chinese Zodiac and is associated with wealth and good fortune. There are some distinct characteristics about those who are born in the year of the pig.
The pigs do not attract too much of the spotlight but they certainly know how to go about their duties. The Chinese believe that the pigs do not waste their resources on trivial things but they also have a hedonistic streak about them.
Their materialism serves as an inspiration to do well in their vocations and they always manage to find the enthusiasm to do even the most monotonous of tasks. So do any of these traits sound familiar? The last three years of the Pig happened in 2007, 1995, and 1983 – you can start analyzing your friends born then and see how the descriptions fit.
But the Chinese Zodiac is more complicated than that. There is an additional cycle of elements that each zodiac falls under – it could be earth, fire, wood, water, or metal. That means that all Pig years are not the same. Those who are born in the year 2019 will be born under the element Earth and the last time this happened was in 1959. The Earth Pigs are social in nature and usually find success as their age progresses. They are not known as the most romantic!
Some important people have been born in the year of the pig – from the great Kublai Khan to the beloved author Ernest Hemingway. Alfred Hitchcock is another addition to this illustrious list that spans millennia.
Why Is Everything Red During The Chinese New Year?
Okay, so maybe everything is not literally red but it is pretty obvious that the color is very important. It goes back to the legend of a village trying to deal with a monster that terrorized them. It turned out that the monster, Nian, was afraid of fire, the color red, and noise. That would explain the red lanterns and fireworks that light up the sky during the Chinese New Year celebrations across the world.
The Chinese New Year is used as a starting point for new beginnings. It can be a chance for you to close the old concerns and start afresh. Find your peace and self-confidence and forge ahead as 2019 opens up new avenues and opportunities.