Chinese Astrology: Kuei Hai year, meaning Pig in the Forest.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Pig and Heavenly Stem Water.
The Chinese horoscope sign of the Pig is a friendly one. Pigs are open, honest, trustworthy and hardworking. Obviously, a Pig person makes an excellent friend. Pigs do not understand the concept of deception. They do not lie or deceive anyone themselves, and can't understand why anyone would want to lie to or deceive them. This can cause problems for the friendly, honest Pig, because he or she is vulnerable to others taking advantage of his or her helpful nature.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig prefers to have a plan. These people do not like to be rushed, and so they usually plan out all of their projects beforehand, and work steadily away until they complete the job. Pigs are very honest, and so once they make a promise they are determined to keep it. When a Pig tells you the job will be done on time, you can be sure that it will be.
The Chinese sign of the Pig is a very social one. Pigs feel more at home in large friendly groups than when they are alone. In fact, spending too much time alone can leave a Pig person feeling depressed and under the weather. Pigs are good at building consensus in groups and thrive best when they are able to use that skill.
Pigs enjoy the finer things in life, and they need to be careful not to overindulge. Although it can be tempting to party too much, a Pig person is also satisfied by working steadily towards a productive goal. If a Pig remembers to keep him or herself busy with productive tasks, then overindulging in pleasure will not be a problem. People born under the sign of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac need to keep overeating to a minimum.
When a Pig person is affected by the Water element, the ebb and flow of water is imparted to his or her personality. People who are affected by Water, according to the Chinese Zodiac, are more flexible in their dealings with others, and Water Pigs are no exception. This person has the natural friendliness of the Pig, but doesn't let anything really get him or her down.
A Water Pig is an even better negotiator than the average Pig, because his or her natural talent for peacekeeping is broadened and deepened by his or her ability to shrug off stressful moments. Even extremely irate people cannot get the better of someone born under the sign of the Pig in the Chinese horoscope. This makes a Water Pig the ideal person to solve difficult tensions and conflicts.
Water Pigs must be careful not to place too much trust in the unknown. It is easy for a Water Pig to be taken advantage of, due to his or her trusting nature. If a Water Pig remains cautious when first meeting new people, he or she can avoid this fate. All in all, a Water Pig makes an excellent friend, colleague, or mate.