Chinese Astrology: Ting Hai year, meaning Pig Passing the Mountain.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Pig and Heavenly Stem Fire.
People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are very friendly and gracious. People usually find themselves fond of Pigs, since a Pig is good at finding something nice to say about everyone. Pigs are quite social, and don't feel quite right without a social group, and they tend to wither with too much time alone. At a party, a Pig is usually found near the center of the action, even though he or she does not seek the spotlight. Pigs usually pay a supporting role in their group of friends, staying out of the drama, but always ready to help pick up the pieces if something goes wrong.
Since people born as Pigs according to their Chinese horoscopes strongly dislike conflict, they have developed the skills of a great negotiator. Pigs are natural peacekeepers, and always try to bring opposing sides together. Because of this ability to compromise, Pigs are generally well-liked.
Most Pigs have a tendency to overindulge in fun and food. Although they never let this get in the way of commitments they have made, they do need to be careful to make sure they do not spend too much. Most Pigs would benefit from putting more effort into saving for a rainy day. It is important that everyone born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig find time for regular exercise, to work off the calories from their favorite foods!
People born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Pig are extremely trustworthy.
It never occurs to them to attempt to lie or deceive anyone, because it is simply not part of their makeup. The downside to this admirable quality is that Pigs never suspect others of deceptive behaviour, either, and trust others before truly getting to know them. Because of this, Pigs may be vulnerable to manipulation by others.
The element of Fire lends an intensity that Pig personalities do not usually have. Most Pigs are social, but those born as Fire Pigs are incredibly extroverted, feel a deep desire to seek out crowds of people and interact socially. Without a strong group of friends, a Fire Pig will feel lost. Although all Pigs are determined and hardworking, a Fire Pig will stop at nothing to achieve his or her aims.
Fire Pigs usually have more ambition that the average Pig person. Most Pigs are content as long as they are busily working away, but a Fire Pig will be more inclined to climb the corporate ladder. These people make good bosses, because they work extremely hard and motivate their employees to do the same. Although they are fair minded people, it is best not to take advantage of a Fire Pig's trusting nature. Once you cross a Fire Pig, and he or she knows that he or she can't trust you any longer, you will feel his or her wrath! Most Pigs can be very forgiving, but a Fire Pig will really make you earn that forgiveness, if you get it at all. Fire Pigs are a good combination of hard work and ambition.