The most prominent character trait of the Pig-Born is his going a straight path. He tackles his goal without detour directly. The ways of deception, the intrigue and the going behind is not the path of the people born under the sign of the Pig. He generally deals with others in an absolute open and honest way. This is quite pleasant and does not lead to misunderstandings. Pigs say clearly what they want and answer questions without mistrust. It is not their way to hide anything from others.
Sometimes this quality can become a problem; for example if the Pig should keep a secret. It is not easy to him and gives him an unpleasant feeling. Not because he is gossipy - as long as he thinks of having to keep a secret he will not tell anything - but if he gets distracted you quickly are able to distract it. Pigs would never consciously give away private information. They are way too decent. But if you engage a Pig into a light conversation you can get almost anything out of a Pig-Born.
Pigs have a problem to deceive others or even not to tell the full truth. All this comes from a deeply rooted wish for truth going hand in hand with a deep feeling for justice.
These qualities make it easier for the Pig to evolve emotionally. Here he also does not take a detour. Sadly it does not mean that he does not go the wrong path which always happens if he turns away from the search for truth and believes to know the truth already.
Yet, it is not so easy with the truth - who really does know it? People born in the year of the Pig should take care of making their imagination absolute as a truth. Certain doubt - also on oneself - is valid in most cases. Actually Pigs do not have a problem with that if they see flaws or mistakes in themselves but try to counteract them.
Of course Pigs seek truth even in self knowledge. Sometimes their directness gets in the way. And sometimes the self has to be tricked to being able to recognize oneself and that is something the Pig has a problem with.
A very loveable quality of the Pig is his cheeriness; being with a Pig means feeling very secure and well. You do not have to fear deception and his humour as well as his cheeriness is the virtue of the wise. Who strives doggedly for truth and knowledge will never reach the goal. The wise goes his way naturally without intention and exertion. Things happen with cheeriness and calmness. The Pig has the ability to become wise.
What many people dislike at the Pig is that they have a problem to be orderly. This is quite obvious in the daily life. Piles of papers accumulate on the desk, the drawer has everything in chaos and you meet only rarely a Pig wearing a right pair of socks. This all troubles of course the pedantic. It only then becomes really problematic if the Pig has to do a task at which certain order is necessary. If they try to force themselves it is only harder and they do not feel well because an artificial order is contrary to their straightforwardness. To be orderly is some kind of deception to them.
The accusation that the Pig's mess is harmful is only valid in a very few cases. Even if he cannot keep the order the Pig treats things in a careful and fondly way as he does with people. You could name the chaos of the Pig-Born a creative chaos from which most often surprising new ideas and thoughts arise.
The pig represents yin water. If the pig sign stands in its element you find in him the purest form of the pig. Since there are five elements a year sign can stand in (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) the other elements (letting aside the month, day and hour pillar) change this pure form of the pig.
The Water Pig
There is no other, more diplomatic, more loving, softer and more sensitive than this individual pig. He always is obligingly polite and he doesn't lack the know-how of life. He is rather reserved than intimidates, his softness as well as his sense of family and his helpfulness towards friends is indeed exemplary. In fact, this human being almost doesn't have any mistakes but is an extraordinary gourmand and an ardent being, who could even, worst case, break because of his sensuality.
The Wood Pig
This pig is very sociable, loves extensive meals, and is generous and extremely tolerant. Furthermore, this pig-individual is credulous and somewhat distrustful through the disappointments life has inflicted on him. He generally loves to game and sometimes also gambling, more because of the enjoyment than for profit. Since he is favoured by the luck, it could be very lucratively for him. Generally, the pig persons with this element hardly have financial problems. As people addicted to the enjoyment they could be seduced by things judging moral.
The Fire Pig
Despite his realism, this intrepid pig can be interested in the craziest adventures. It indeed often is torn between his sharpness of mind and his courage. Mostly however the latter wins, even if this pig-person has underestimated by far the difficulties of the undertaking. This individual is generous, affable, energetic and very self-conscious. If he isn't careful he could easily fall into a lack of restraint.
The Earth Pig
This pig is ambitious, but realistic and very careful before he can admit on a project or adventure. This attitude is often taken for indecision, but that is wrong. As soon as this pig-human has attained security, meaning he has exactly calculated the risks he is willing to take he is ready to start with the utmost possession and endurance. His weakness for extensive meals has however a bad effect for his waistline. Besides his passion for the art of cooking he loves family life, his friends and everything, which is part of his joy of life.
The Metal Pig
This pig is affable, discreet, less naive than his sign comrades, active, sometimes sullen, which never lasts long, and very venturesome. Like all pigs, he is an idealist, and if he values or loves you, he is willing to overlook all your mistakes. As a helpful person he puts the fortune of all over his own interests. The latter shows that this individual is not a good fighter. However, he is favoured by luck and reaches more easily than others an unexpected success.
Bodily closeness plays a big role for the people born in the year of the Pig. A platonic love is not their thing. To beat about the bush is not their thing. They go straight forward without detour. This sounds rather unromantic but it is not. That the Pig is direct and straightforward does not mean that he only wants the one thing. It does mean that he shows his feelings openly and can talk freely about deep feelings and the relationship to others (and it does not stay at talking).
Shyness, inhibition, saying no and meaning yes are foreign to the Pig-Born. When he says yes he means it and when he realizes he likes someone it is a firm decision without doubt. Pigs unconsciously think that others behave in the very same way and that is why you will not find a vamp, seducer or Casanova in him; if the other shows no interest then everything is clear, isn't it. Sometimes it seems to look from the outside as if the Pig gives in too easily but that is not the case. They do not give in they only believe to recognize that the other has no interest - why would you then force someone? They do not realize that sometimes the game of seduction is zestful for others.
People born under the sign of the Pig are rather faithful partners although also seek the sexuality. A relationship in which this only plays a side role is not acceptable to them.
Pig and Pig
Who was able to understand a pig better than another pig? The similarities in life style and moral concept should actually be a perfect foundation for a happy togetherness if there wasn't the individualism of the pig. In fact both go on each other nerves because they realise they often have the same thought at the same time. Something the pig hates the most is uniformity. In order for this relationship to work it is important to draw a clear line between their spheres of life.
Pig and Rat
Whether the pig and the rat get along well depends basically on how well the rat can adapt to the kind and trustfully, perhaps sometimes the portly nature of the pig. May there be a mutual sympathy on the basis of common interests in the beginning the rat soon misses the edge in the relationship. Crises are pre-programmed, which could lead to the pig and rat getting closer if they are overcome together. Then both will value what they have in the other.
Pig and Ox
The pig and the ox are an uneven couple. The ox literally stands with two feet on the ground of facts and the pig is with his head constantly in the clouds. In the beginning the ox thinks the pig is an odd codger and the pig thinks the ox is bourgeois. But soon the two discover how well their different lifestyles complement each other. From this combination the power is generated to make miracles come true. If they manage to see each other as a mutual enrichment of their lives they will become more than happy with each other.
Pig and Tiger
Both have one thing in common; they don't let others have a say in their matters. And that is all they share. The tiger is very much irritated by the indecisiveness of the pig. The pig does not understand the tiger that does not waste time if he thinks something is right to do. Should both of these characters find to each other it can be expected that a relationship is marked by many ups and downs and by phases in which one cannot do with and without the other. Their key for luck is to give the other a lot of space.
Pig and Rabbit
Regarding the outer circumstances of a relationship it could not go better between rabbit and pig, let it be the creation of the own home or the planning of the future, both complement each other perfectly. Basically the relationship between rabbit and pig has an ideal character. But so much harmony can also mean a standstill in the personal development as an individual. As hard as it may be for both it is important that both find things to do separately.
Pig and Dragon
A pig and a dragon seem to be an unlike couple at the first gaze in which the roles are clearly given. The dragon directs and the pig dances. A misconception! The pig understands it perfectly to get the dragon exactly where he wants him to be without the dragon seeing through the manoeuvre. Even if the dragon understands that the pig has once more tricked him he cannot be mad at the pig. The dragon bows before so much cleverness.
Pig and Snake
Some people might think that the pig with his tolerance and insightful nature has no chance against the sometimes manipulative snake in this relationship. And indeed the pig will fall for the charismatic snake at the beginning. But as soon as the pig sees through the snake the snake will see the awe inspiring boar in the pig and quickly change her opinion. Such a realisation is often just the beginning of a relationship based on true admiration.
Pig and Horse
At least the horse and the pig regard each other with sympathy and if they enter into a relationship it happens out of a true deep feeling for the mutual trust. But soon there is the danger that the horse feels stopped by the sometimes predictable nature of the pig and starts to feed on other grazing lands. The pig can only counter that by showing the horse how special and unique it is. The pig only needs few surprising moments in order to bind the horse for the long haul.
Pig and Goat
The pig and the goat fall in love with each other from the very first moment. They recognise and find a soul mate in the respective other that can only rarely be found. Both like to listen to their intuition and both take a great effort in letting the other feel good. Soon they build their common nest and plan for a future happiness. Since both have a very gentle nature to treat each other and always have the best interest in each other a relationship between the pig and the goat is usually long lasting.
Pig and Monkey
The monkey is too unstable for the pig's liking and most of all the pig has a problem that the monkey does not take the truth too seriously from time to time, which is an absolute must for the truth loving pig. The monkey thinks the pig is boring and tries to provoke him. From time to time both try to come together but the monkey has difficulties in treating the pig as a true partner. How long the pig will accept that is questionable as well as being a good combination as a couple.
Pig and Rooster
The pig obviously enjoys the rooster helping him with his needs with his great sense of order. The pig is not lazy but sometimes somewhat uncoordinated and exactly here the rooster complements the pig. The rooster on the other hand benefits from the mental clearness of the pig, which helps the pig to solve some mental knots. The rooster and pig won't have a spectacular relationship but they will always be there for each other and treat each other with great respect.
Pig and Dog
There is no question, dog and pig like each other. Truth and honesty are high values for both which they find in the respective other. Yet while the dog is drawn to the wide world to put his ideals into reality, the pig is satisfied with the small happiness of togetherness in the own home. The dog is again and again disappointed by that since he feels that the pig basically agrees with him but cannot retrace the dog's zest for action. Only an honest and open interaction with each other can keep this relationship stable.