You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.
THE PIG or BOAR PERSONALITY
This is the sign of honest, simplicity and great fortitude. Gallant, sturdy and courageous, a person born in this year will apply himself to an allotted task with all his strength and you can rely on him to see through. Outwardly, he may appear rough-hewn and jovial, but scratch the surface and you will find pure gold.
The Boar is bound to be one of the most natural people you could come across. The original nice guy, winner of the "Charlie Brown" award, he will never hit you below the belt. The Boar person is popular and sought after because, like the Sheep and Rabbit, he seeks universal harmony. No doubt he will fights and differences with others, but he will not carry grudges unless you give him no choice. He doesn't like to add fuel to the fire in a confrontation and will usually let bygones be bygones. The lenient Boar will always take the first step forward and establish excellent rapport with others. If he fails, it certainly won't be for lack of trying at his end. He will be blessed with great endurance. He can work steadily on one thing at a time with incredible patience and will make an excellent and exact teacher.
However, he is equally reputed for his wanton pursuit of pleasure, and even depravity, when he emphasizes his negative traits.
In his life, the loyal and thoughtful Boar will make lasting and beneficial friendships. He enjoys gatherings of all kinds, giving parties and hosting fetes, joining clubs and all kinds of associations. A quiet organizer, who hates arguments and bickering, he is capable of bringing people of all sides together. His credibility and sincerity are his best assets. Yet, he can be a bit too affable and condescending at times, and he also expects others to tolerate his weaknesses. The Boar will not dazzle you like the Dragon, nor bewitch you like the Monkey or Tiger, nor mesmerize you like a hypnotic Snake. He will simply grow on you until you cannot do without him. The solicitous Boar is synonymous with diligence and shining, old-fashioned chivalry. He won't mind taking up the burdens of others; he won't rebel at staying in the background or even supporting the whole cast with his incredible strength. He is the kind of person we tend to take for granted until he leaves us to fend for ourselves--totally stunned by our dependency on him.
It will be easy to trust the kindly Boar. He rarely has ulterior motives. As matter of fact, he is too innocent and naive, and as a result, he is the favorite victim of swindlers. Still, the guileless Boar is fortunate in the sense that he will always find people to help him even though he does not go around begging for favors. He would prefer to be on the giving end, and when he is in a position to help you, you can be sure he will extend his hand. Fortune will favor him in many respects because of his all-round goodness and faith in his fellowmen. The Boar believes in miracles and miracles will happen to him.
Calm and understanding, the Boar is a genial fellow who can and will tolerate a lot of nonsense from his friends. He is quick tempered too, but since he hates quarreling, he will end up giving his opponents the benefit of the doubt. All told, he is one of the most accommodating guys you could find.
A person born in this year will be a great fund-raiser. He will have a penchant for social work and charity because a spirit of selflessness prevails over such functions and because he seeks to identify with as many people as possible.
When the world is cruel to you and fate has dealt you a stinging blow, run to a Boar. Author of the Good Neighbor policy, he will welcome you and your troubles with open arms. He is good listener and even when you are definitely in the wrong, he will never have the heart to tell you so. He will do what he can without rubbing any salt into your wounds. He'll even get others involved. He'll call upon his Masonic brothers or hold a fund-raising dinner to help pay your debts. The Boar doesn't mind commitments. He's made for them. He has a good strong back and the biggest heart that can be found. These are no mean virtues by any standard and pretty hard to come by wherever you go. With a Boar, it is simply, "ask and you shall receive."
Now, to be perfectly fair, we must see the other side of the coin. While the Boar may be generosity itself, he also adheres to the "what's mine is your and what's yours is mine" maxim.
When your Boar friend comes calling, he will help himself to your food, your wine, your clothes, your new golf set, your latest camera, your car, etc, with relative ease and childlike simplicity. Telling him off could be a problem. He will respond with great disbelief and hurt. He won't understand or your one-way street mentality. Ms. Boar will be either spotlessly clean or terribly untidy. All Boars tend to come in the these two categories and there are only rare cases of in-betweens. Nonetheless, she will be very personable and modest. She will devote every ounce of energy she has to the objects of her affection nd ask for very little in return. You will be able to identify her by her remarkable purity of expression and trusting ways. Yet, although she loves with total abandonment, she will show a preference for anonymity or even secrecy. She can worship someone at a distance for years or serve him with passionate devotion without his knowing about it. She could play the perfect hostess to her husband's cronies and spoil the children by constantly answering to their beck and call not to mention picking up after them all the time. But she won't mind, and when she does complain, it will be mild. Actually, she loves tending to her family and will look upon them not as burdens but as her pride and joy. With her, it will be a labor of love. Wherever she presides, people will congregate in an atmosphere of happiness and contentment.
Defenseless against deception, the Boar person likes to trust everyone and will believe almost anything they tell him, even if they are strangers or people he knows superficially. Needless to say, the Boar and his money are easily parted. The unsophisticated Boar should avoid handling finances. With him, it could be, "easy come, easy go". He is soft-hearted and too sympathetic to hold the purse strings. By nature, the Boar is materialist, yet he loves to share whatever he has. The more he gives, the more he seems to have. Unselfish and unassuming, he is surrounded by an ever-widening circle of friends whom he will allow to take advantage of him. He has equal need of them, too, as the sociable Boar must always feel part of the gang and enjoys footing the bills and being looked up to.
On the other hand, he is also thick-skinned and can dismiss insults and unpleasantries with a shrug. he does not like to look too far beyond tomorrow. It may be these traits that will help him recover quickly from the misfortunes that may befall him. The gregarious Boar just does not take calamity all that seriously.
Behind the sweet and reasonable facade of the Boar, there hides a remarkable power of resoluteness. He can take the seat of authority any time he pleases, but the Boar is his own worst enemy. His scruples always get the better of him and serve more as a hindrance to his progress than anything else. On the other hand, when he is pushed to the limit, he can respond savagely and turn into raging foe. He can summon up tremendous energy and perform Herculean feats.
While the Boar may appear gullible, he may be smarter than you dream. Actually, he knows how to care for his interests in an inoffensive manner, and by allowing you to take him for a ride, he may just give giving you enough rope to hang yourself. The Chinese saying " What is yours will always find a way to come back to you" applies to the Boar's policy in full force. Anyway, being of scrupulous makeup, the Boar will rarely be a trickster or thief. He is all too uncomfortable with ill-gotten gain and will be haunted by severe guild feeling over the slightest transgression. Once the Boar is driven to litigation--everyone loses. He may be barricaded by an army of lawyers or even held incommunicado by those familiar with his forgiving nature. He doesn't really hate you and personally regrets being the instrument of bitterness, but once his legal advisors have set the wheels into motion he is forced to go along with the suit. Even when he does win, he may be plagued by remorse for the rest of his life. Tangling in lawsuits will get the Boar dragged deep into the mid of the legal pit. His involvements in legal cases are often doomed to be long and complicated.
Being a sensuous creature, the Boar has strong passions. Endowed with extraordinary vigor and stamina, he is admired for putting his heart and soul into work. Then again, his very strength could turn out to be his undoing. Because of the fact that his virility and vitality are above average, the Boar will love to savor the good things in life without restriction. If he is unable to check his enormous appetites and practice self-control, the Boar will be corrupted or debased by people who know how to exploit his frailties. The honest Boar loves with all his heart. He is very considerate as a rule and does not know how to camouflage his emotions. In a love affair, he or she is most likely to end up as the injured party. He could carry the torch for years to come.
His main fault will be his inability to say "No" firmly to himself, his family and his friends. In some cases, he will oblige others by making concessions that it would be wiser to avoid and end up in a heap of trouble. However, when difficulties result, he will bear the blame and burden uncomplainingly. He will become bankrupt at least once in his life, but he will always manage to make a comeback, brighter and bolder than before. The secret of his success lies in his good faith, generosity and resilience.
The Boar will elect to work hard in life, and he will play just as hard, too, so long as he can use up his bountiful supply of energy. With his basic aptitude and conscientiousness, he will triumph and provide well for those about him. His life is fated to be blessed with all he will need and the money, power and success that comes to him will be unselfishly shared with one and all. With his robust and free-spending ways, the burly Boar will always be found living it up. He is the perfect friend, forever willing to do you another favor, or led you another dollar. Maybe this explains why he is so lucky! At times, it seems he owns the Horn of Plenty. Although intelligent and well-informed (everyone will somehow tell the Boar his secrets), the Boar person is not deep. He accepts things at face value and would rather conceal the misgivings he has about others in order to keep the peace.
But it is also said that the Boar has a fatalistic streak to his nature, and when he has nothing further to lose, he could turn into the most negative and debauched of creatures, throwing himself into an abyss of self-gratification and eventual destruction.
Most of the Boar's problems stem from his overgenerous character. If he could contain his basic urge to do too much for others and to promise more than he can deliver, he should have few major upsets.
The Boar will have a happy life when he shares it with the quiet and sagacious Rabbit or the gentle Sheep. He will also get along well with the Tiger. The Rat, Ox, Dragon, Horse, Rooster and Dog will make secondary teammates and have no serious conflicts with the Boar. He may not find the company of other Boars too stimulating; but will be able take the things in stride. Most of his problems will arise from the dealing with the Snake and the Monkey, for he will be no match for their cunning and wit.
THE FIVE TYPES OF PIG or BOAR
Metal Boar - 1911, 1971, 2051
A proud, passionate Boar with overpowering sentiments, who values his reputation. Intense and more dominating than others, this type of Boar often has excessive appetites and could lack refinement or tact.
He exerts less control over his personal life and is very sociable and extroverted. Openly demonstrative with his affections and pure-minded, he underestimates his enemies and overestimates his friends. He is not likely to be secretive and will be direct and trusting, even credulous. Ambitious and forceful, but not always objective, the Metal Boar could be a dangerous opponent, as he can be violent in expressing his anger or resentment.
This type of Boar will not concede defeat graciously. He is not a quitter and can be relied on to have immense powers of endurance. An active doer blessed with great positive strength, the staunch Metal Boar will have enough vigor for ten.
Water Boar - 1863, 1923, 1983, 2043
A persevering and diplomatic Boar with all the qualifications of an outstanding emissary. Perceptive at discovering people's hidden desires, he will be resourceful in bargaining with his opponents. Still Water makes him look for the best in others and he often refuses to believe their evil intents until the last moment. This type of Boar has a touching faith in hi beliefs and loved ones. A believer in miracles, he can be used by others if he is not careful.
The cordial, peaceful and earnest Water Boar will be a great party goer. He will stick scrupulously to the rules of the game, showing his goodwill by meeting others more than halfway.
Still true to his Boar nature, he will have his basic passions and outpourings of love. When he is negative, he can be preoccupied with sex, enjoyment of rich foods, excessive drinking or indulging in other expensive luxuries at the expense of others.
Wood Boar - 1875, 1935, 1995, 2055
The Wood Boar can manipulate others with expertise. Although he is interested in his personal gains, he will also be inclined to devote a lot of his time to charitable organizations and is excellent at running social functions and club activities. He loves to help all those who come in touch with him and will try his best to get along with everyone. He is a splendid promoter; thus he will be good at getting financing for his business deals.
Extremely good-hearted, he will recommend clemency even for the most unworthy and is often not choosy about whom he associates with. Consequently, his unworthy friends could dupe him or drag him down into the mud with them if he is too much in their company.
Yet he will also be rewarded for the confidence he places in people and he will assume important positions because of his gift in bringing people together.
Wood makes him expansive but still scrupulous enough to operate by accepted modes. He will seek to be connected with the right people and will undertake ambitious corporate ventures.
A persuasive talker, the Wood Boar will love to entertain and set up a congenial atmosphere wherever he goes. His positive and bright ways will encourage people to support both his vices and virtues.
Fire Boar - 1887, 1947, 2007, 2067
Fire will conduct powerful and intense emotions to this courageous Boar. He will display stouthearted heroism in all his endeavors and could follow his plans through with pigheaded determination.
He could reach the highest level of achievement or fall to the lowest depths of degradation, depending on which path he chooses and how tight a rein he has over his immense energy and sensuality.
The Fire Boar will never fear the unknown; intrepid, optimistic and trusting in his own innate ability, he will try his luck at anything and succeed against all odds. He is motivated by love and will try to accumulate wealth in order to provide a gracious lifestyle for his all-important family. He doesn't mind doing favors for anyone, even strangers, and will be famous for his generous handouts to friends.
When he is in negative state, this Boar can be willful, bullying and guilt-ridden, but generally he is characterized by largesse and lack of prejudice. He will favor manufacturing or labor-oriented enterprises because he will enjoy employing a large number of people if given the opportunity.
Earth Boar - 1899, 1959, 2019, 2079
A peaceful, sensible and happy type of Boar who may have enough sense to benefit himself. The Earth element makes him productive and he will like to take on financial responsibilities or related activities and plan for his own future.
Renowned for his steadiness and patience, he will tie himself mercilessly to an objective until he attains it. His willpower will enable him to endure stress and carry burdens well beyond the capacity of others.
Devoted both to work and family, the Earth Boar will show a diligence and drive that will be hard to surpass. He will not be authoritarian; he will push himself but not others.
Although this person may be portly because of his fondness for food and drink, he has an ability for not worrying himself too much over his problems. His ambitions are reasonable and not above his reach. Therefore, he will find the security and material success he craves.
A kind, thoughtful friend, reliable associate and helpful employer, the Earth Boar will steer clear of troubled areas and look for tranquility and domestic harmony in his life.
HOW THE PIG or BOAR FARES IN DIFFERENT YEARS
Year of RAT
A year of uncertainties for the Boar. Things are unsettled at work and at home and he may lose something he presumed he gained. He will manage to surmount difficulties but worries weigh him down and adversely affect his progress and chances for success.
Year of OX
A good year for the Boar. Good prospects are evident and the Boar is able to tap hidden resources or start his own business. His gambles or hunches could pay off handsomely. Problems are not large or troublesome but there could be complications in romance or family affairs.
Year of TIGER
A tough and trying year. The Boar will encounter difficulties that he may have to face alone. A difficult time for him to borrow money or get back money due him. He may have many unexpected expenses or be forced to pay fines, legal fees or extra taxes. He must be very careful of trusting his associates at this time and attend ti important affairs himself.
Year of RABBIT
A fair year for the Boar with some modest results. Obstacles still crop up but there will be no major upheavals. He makes some financial gains and is able to consolidate his position to a good degree. Home life is calm and happy. Much entertaining and socializing foreseen.
Year of DRAGON
A smooth year. The Boar will win the support of powerful people and be able to please his superiors. He will gain the recognition and respect of his coworkers. Family life is smooth but he could expect some health upsets or loss of personal belongings.
Year of SNAKE
A hectic and uneasy time for the Boar, although moderate success can be expected. He will be occupied with travel, aggressive speculation and joint ventures. He will also receive some sad news and have problem with the opposite sex. Setbacks will result mainly from overspending or extravagance.
Year of HORSE
A good year for the Boar if he avoids speculation or entrusting his money to newfound friends. Benefits formerly withheld from him will now come from all directions and past problems turn into blessings in disguises. Fortunate and prosperous year for reis family and career.
Year of SHEEP
A fair for the Boar, as his financial position is at a standstill or loss. He will have no serious health problems or big upheaval. His gains will be in the form of knowledge, more professional training or career development. A time to plan for the future and seek out new opportunities to explore.
Year of MONKEY
A moderately satisfying time for the Boar. He will suffer from a lack of money or support and various domestic and personal problems will occupy his mind. Result are not entirely favorable but he will be able to borrow money or join forces and with other people and solve his difficulties.
Year of ROOSTER
A busy and fair year. The Boar's domestic scene is calm but his advancement will be curtailed or interrupted. He spends a great deal of time and effort to overcome obstacles and must be patient with negotiations that are complicated and involved.
Year of DOG
A frustrating year likely for the aspirations of the Boar. He will be disappointed if he expects to much. Difficulties arise from many directions and could be the results of his past neglect, miscalculations or errors in judgement. He must be careful where he places his confidence and take criticism constructively.
Year of BOAR
The Boar's life will stabilize this year as gains and some progress are foreseen. He may still experience some friction at work or at home but no serious setbacks are indicated. He may have some persistent health problems or infection that he should attend to. New friends and opportunities dominate the winter months.
COMPATIBILITY TABLE FOR THE PIG or BOAR
BOAR and RAT
Moderately happy or at least peaceful relations. No personality clashes. Share some common interests. Fairly compatible.
BOAR and OX
No strong conflicts. Compatible to a certain extent. Acceptable but moderate relations. No permanent bonds.
BOAR and TIGER
Sympathetic and have mutual interests at heart. Happy and compatible to a good degree. Can work as a team.
BOAR and RABBIT
Successful match to some degree. Both will be cooperative to each other's goals. Good communication and no major conflicts.
BOAR and DRAGON
Workable and tolerant relations. No differences that cannot be reconciled. Can and will cooperate for mutual benefits.
BOAR and SNAKE
Deep animosities and lasting conflicts. Will not be able to communicate or understand one another. Highly incompatible.
BOAR and HORSE
Mutual interest in some areas. Compatible only to a moderate extent. No clashes of will but no special attraction either.
BOAR and SHEEP
Have a good comprehension of each other. Will relate very well in marriage or partnership. Compatible match.
BOAR and MONKEY
Fairly civil union. No great difficulty in tolerating each other. Have similar interests and can relate to each other.
BOAR and ROOSTER
Moderately favorable relationship in love and business. Will cooperate when necessary but cannot communicate well.
BOAR and DOG
Mutual respect for one another. No underlying clashes or struggles for dominance. Agreeable ties in love and partnership.
BOAR and BOAR
Underlying personality clashes or struggles for dominance. Agreeable ties in love and partnership.