Welcoming in the Chinese year of the Earth Pig, which officially begins on the 4th of February but is celebrated on the 5th of February. The New Moon is when the Chinese celebrate the new energies of the year.
Every year, Chinese New Year celebrations can be celebrated from anytime between January 21st to February 21st depending when the New Moon falls closest to the 4th of February.
In China the 4th of February is the Beginning of Spring, therefore the beginning of a new agricultural cycle, as the Chinese people follow the solar calendar also known as the Farmers almanac. The Arrival of Spring is when new growth begins, and all seeds planted spring to life and new beginnings start.
As we say goodbye to the Year of the Earth Dog and welcome in the energies of the Earth Pig, the Earth Pig brings about an elemental change where the Earth and Water elementally compete against each other in the 5 elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, predicting a year of changes that can be disturbing on a global scale.
Yin Earth is the element that is showing off this year as it’s the Heavenly Stem of the year. Yin Earth is like a garden, very easy going, flexible, adaptable, neutral, graceful, nurturing as it also represents mother earth. It is one of the elements that doesn’t clash with any of the 4 elements, therefore, is friendly with everyone, is fair and can be very resourceful.
Yin Earth is also related to the environment, recycling, humanitarianism, and gardening.
The Pig is known as a water element; therefore, it is also the beginning of the Winter Season in Chinese Astrology (pig, rat, ox- water season) thus bringing about more water energy in the year and in the years to follow, 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023. Climatically we will be experiencing colder winters, and hot humid summers.
The Water Pig is known to have a wide circle of friends, willing to adapt to circumstances, isn’t spiteful, affectionate, honest, good- mannered, and intelligent.
Water is also related to communication.
As the Water Pig is sitting under the Yin Earth it brings about an unstable year as the Earth isn’t sitting on solid ground, thus anticipating a year of unstableness, with landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, typhoons, sinkholes, muddy waters, unrest, traffic accidents, sea and plane accidents, deception, economic downfall, international relationship conflicts, and sexual scandals.
On a health aspect Yin Earth related to the Pancreas – Stomach- spleen – Diabetes, weak digestion- Blood sugar, stem cells, muscles, mouth, and indigestion. The emotion is worry.
The Water Pig is related to the kidneys, which is the sex organ in TCM – reproductive system – fertility- prostate- bone marrow- immune system- adrenals- rheumatism- brain- head – dizziness – arthritis – carpal tunnel syndrome, water retention, ears, urination, bowel movement & kidney stone. The emotion is fear.
As there is no Fire Element available in the years until 2025, the health aspect of Fire is the heart, eyes, blood vessels, hormones, blood circulation. The emotion is anxiety.
People who are born on a Yin Earth day normally stand out in the year, may they be living or passed.
Some famous people who are born on a Yin Earth day are: Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, George Michael, Celine Dion, Jet Li, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jon Bon Jovi, Charles Darwin, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Audrey Hepburn, Prince George, Ian Thorpe, E L James, Julian Assange , Mark Oliphant, Benny Hill, Princes Charlotte Casiraghi of Morocco, Chris Pratt, Abraham Lincoln, Marion Cottillard, Cindy Crawford, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Spacey, Steve McQueen…..
The last Earth Pig year was 60 years ago, 1959 when Margaret Sanger invented the birth control pill, Jack Kilby invented the microchip, The 2nd transatlantic telegraph cable enabling telegraph communications and connected the world on a global level, Tibet is taken over by China and the Dalai Lama makes India his new home, Joseph Murray performs the world’s first successful allotransplantation, first case of human HIV was discovered in Congo , Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba, blizzards in Newfoundland, women vote in Nepal for the first time, floods in Taiwan kills 2,000 people, Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S state, Typhoon hits central Honshu, Japan (5,098 die) and the first picture of Earth from orbit was taken by Explorer 6.
120 years prior was 1899, another Yin Earth Pig year and Guglielmo Marconi developed the long distance radio transmitter, German chemist Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin, Johan Vaaler invented the paper clip, Great Blizzard into North America- Florida, Cyclone Mahina hits Bathurst Bay, Queensland (400 die), Tornado destroys New Richmond, Wisconsin, The White Star transatlantic ocean liner is the largest ship afloat, Henry Bliss is the 1st person in the U.S to be killed in an automobile accident, the Philippine-American war begins, and Brazil is infected with the Bubonic plague.
The Water Pig is also known as a Travel Star or Travel Horse in Chinese Astrology, thus anticipating a year of travel and movements especially if are born in the year or day of a Snake, Rooster or Ox.
In the 12 Chinese Animals, there are 2 animals that are best of fiends and 2 animals that a foe.
The animal sign that is in direct clash with the Water Pig is the Fire Snake.
Clashes bring about movement, turbulence, changes, accidents, traffic accidents, plane & boat accidents, train accidents, blood circulation, job change, relationship challenges/ changes, friendship changes, new home, new school, etc.
If you have a Fire Snake in your Chinese Astrology expect a year of changes. It is recommended that you instigate the change yourself so that the universe doesn’t make the change for you in a negative way. As humans most of us fear change and challenges as it takes us out of our comfort zone, but changes are necessary at times as it can make us grow into a different person. E.g., you’re stuck in a negative relationship and then you find the courage to leave, or you fall ill and then you re-evaluate your health and diet, or you stuck in a job you hate, and you finally make the change, you finally book that holiday that you have been dreaming of ,etc….
If you are born in the year or day of the Pig, this is known as a Self- Penalty. This refers to a harm you instigate to yourself…. In other words, you can’t blame anyone but yourself.
A Self- Penalty can cause worries, sickness, overindulging, gambling, scandal, water disasters, traffic accidents, excessive partying, etc. An example of this is; you misplace your credit card and you cannot find it, so you call your bank or credit provider and cancel the card as you believe its lost or stolen .Then you have to call all your direct debit providers to cancel payments and give them new card details, which is time consuming and can be annoying. The next day you wake up, put on your jeans and find card in your back pocket.
The 2 animals that are friends, are the Pig and the Tiger. They are like soul mates, best of friends. Therefore, if you are born in the Year or Day of the Tiger anticipate a better year.
The other animals that are friends with the Pig are the Horse, Goat, and Rabbit. If you have these animals in your Chinese Astrology chart, then it can indicate a smooth year.
For those who have the Pig and Snake in their charts, expect challenges and difficult times ahead, but you can wear the pendant of the Tiger to protect yourself by distracting the Pig of 2019 away.
Flying Stars for 2019
Every Chinese Year our physical energy shifts and bring about new energies into our homes, businesses and offices. The Annual Flying Stars for the Year and their cures are as follows;
- Academic Star – future Prosperity/Promotion
- ill– health—No digging – Remedy: 6 metal coins – Remove all Fire elements
- 3. Robbery/Conflict- Remedy: place red paper
- Romance Scandal – Remedy: place red paper
- Misfortune/ obstacles– No digging
Remedy: 6 metal bells or 6 metal piped wind chime
- Legal issues—Male conflict
Remedy :3 bamboo in water in glass vase
- Scandal– Female conflict
Remedy :3 bamboo in water in glass vase
- Current prosperity- place water feature
- Upcoming Prosperity
GRAND DUKE– Face Turtle Dragon to NW—Avoid Digging or disturbing the land.
Take extra care if any of these negative energies fall at your front door, kitchen and bedroom.
Respectively when doing these changes, we must also consider the base numbers of your home and the interaction of these base numbers with the annual numbers.
Wishing you all a very healthy and prosperous Year of the Earth Pig 2019.