Chinese Astrology: Hsin Hai year, meaning Pig in the Garden.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Pig and Heavenly Stem Metal.
According to the Chinese horoscope, a person born under the sign of the Pig is a very pleasant person who is usually surrounded by friends. If your Chinese Zodiac sign is the Pig, you enjoy creature comforts, and indulge your senses by decorating your home with tasteful colors and fabrics. People born under the Chinese sign of the Pig can be prone to overindulgence, and need to be careful to avoid spending too much.
Pigs generally have a strong constitution, but their love of fine foods can lead to stomach troubles. Balance is the key to everything in a Pig's life; many Pigs have a hard time saying no to pleasure or saving for a raining day.
Although a person born under the Chinese sign of the Pig does not make decisions without thinking, he or she may still make the wrong decision due to his or her peaceful, trusting nature. Pigs are always honest, and a Pig may not suspect anyone else of dishonesty until it is too late. Pigs are great at working in teams of people because they are quick to trust and are trustworthy themselves.
People born under the sign of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac are givers. Although they enjoy indulging themselves, they are far more likely to give than take. Pigs are excellent negotiators, and they have a talent for calming people down when they are upset and helping to achieve resolutions to problems. Pigs hate conflict, which is why they have developed these skills. A Pig works to bring opposing sides together, which is why Pigs are often the person that other people bring their troubles to when they need help and advice.
According to the Chinese horoscope, every person is not only affected by an animal sign, but an element as well. A person born under the Chinese sign of the Pig who is tempered by Metal can be quite headstrong. Pigs are not as obstinate as Oxen, but a Metal Pig can come close. Metal Pigs can be quite headstrong, because they are so confidant in their abilities and choices.
Although most Pigs dislike conflict, a Metal Pig is willing to stand against others sometimes when he or she is absolutely sure that he or she is right. These Pigs are very hard working, and often take a leadership, rather than a peacekeeping role in the workplace. Their leadership style is still one of reconciliation rather than domination, however.
Metal Pigs do not hesitate to commit all of themselves to any project they take on. Whether it is in the workplace or a relationship, people born as Metal Pigs according to the Chinese Zodiac are willing to work themselves to the bone.
Metal Pigs, like most Pig people, are among the most trustworthy in the Chinese horoscope. One problem this can cause for them is that they are ready and willing to trust others just as much as they themselves can be trusted. A Metal Pig trusts others right away, and only removes that trust after they have been betrayed. Metal Pigs could benefit from a little more caution in this regard.