2019 - Year of the Earth Pig

Today, the Year of the Earth Pig begins in Chinese astrology. As we bid farewell to the territorial Earth Dog that guarded 2018, a communal and social new lunar year begins. This convivial cycle gives us a chance to “rest and digest” after two intense years.

The last time we had an Earth Pig year was 1959. On the surface, it was an uneventful period in history, despite Fidel Castro coming into power on February 16, the grand finale to 1958’s Alpha-empowering Earth Dog cycle. But a few key developments emerged under the Earth Pig’s tenure. The microchip was invented, which is the foundation of the Digital Age in which we now live. Research officially began on the birth-control pill and Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states, a nod to the Earth Pig’s inclusive diplomacy. And, the ribbon was cut on the visually arresting Guggenheim Museum in New York City, which houses many modern and “eccentric” works of art.

The pleasant and genial Earth Pig’s arrival is a welcome relief after 2018’s Earth Dog antics. Dogs are pack animals, and in the past year, groups have stuck together out of “loyalty,” at times, to a fault. It’s widely agreed that the world has never felt more divided. Unlike the territorial Rooster and Dog the easygoing Pig cohabitates well with others. Perhaps 2019 will be the year where people start engaging in legitimate dialogues again, instead of simply barking at each through social media.

Financially, the Earth Pig is slow, but steadily, abundant. This zodiac sign has a solid work ethic and is willing to put in the hours to get ahead. Patience and willpower are the name of the game for anyone wishing to get ahead in 2019.