Chinese Zodiac: 2019

By, Jerome West 

 

RAT 

Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020… 

 

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TRAITS 

Rats are quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind, smart and lovely. With strong intuition and quick responses, Rats easily adapt themselves to new environments. With rich imaginations and sharp observations, they can take advantage of various opportunities. Rats have strong curiosity, so they tend to try their hands at anything, and they can deal with tasks skillfully. Due to a lack of courage, as well as good command skills, Rats are not capable leaders. Opportunistic and picky, they do not have broad minds, but a narrow view. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

Rats will go through a transition period before they pass in the year of their zodiac sign in 2020. During the Pig Year of 2019, their careers becomes a priority. Rats will look and, very likely, will find their direction—especially in May when changes, ideas and new possibilities, both professional and financial, will occur. However, Rats should take care in 2019 as their health prospects are average and their love lives will not be so good. 

 

OX 

Years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021… 

 

TRAITS 

Oxen are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Having an honest nature, Oxen are strongly patriotic, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. They exhibit traditional, conservative characteristics. Oxen often achieve their goals because they are strong workers, have great patience and methodically plan every action. They often possess both a powerful faith and physical strength. Oxen are weakest in their communication skills, often thinking that exchanging ideas with others is a waste of time. They are notoriously stubborn and rarely deviate from their own ways. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

The Year of the Pig is one of major changes in personality. In 2019, those born under the Ox sign will go through a period they haven’t enjoyed in a long time full of peace, quiet and well-being in their relationships. Oxen need to pay particular attention to developing partnerships and important relationships. They will experience financial luck; however, it will still be hard for them to get ahead in their careers. Oxen will be more popular among the opposite sex, even if only platonically.  

 

TIGER 

Years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022… 

 

TRAITS 

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People born in a year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable and confident. They are charming and well-liked by others, but sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable and overindulged. With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, Tigers work actively and express themselves boldly, doing things in a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said. With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything but can handle anything that comes along. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

The Year of the Pig is a year of development, evolution AND knowledge. In 2019, the Tigers will orientate towards a better lifestyle. They have plenty to learn, understand and explore within the subtler areas of themselves. 2019 is a great year to begin a process of spiritual development. This is a good year for the health of Oxen and for the socio-professional environment in which they live. Tigers will achieve a lot in their career and gain more wealth. On the relationship front, however, it will be a rough year. 

 

RABBIT 

Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023… 

 

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TRAITS 

Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, elegant and alert as well as quick, skillful, kind, patient and responsible. However, they might be superficial, stubborn, melancholy and overly-discreet. Rabbits always treat others politely with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere. When encountering difficulties, they remain persistent in their endeavors, find solutions and eventually achieve enviable success. Rabbits are faithful to those around them but are reluctant to reveal their minds to others. They also have a tendency to escape reality. They can be too cautious and conservative, which means they could miss good opportunities. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

For Rabbits, 2019 will be filled with passion, warmth, love, joy of life, as well as the desire to create and do what pleases them. Children will be a topic of discussion, either planning to have children or deciding to get involved more or less in the life of the younger generations. The main topics in the Year of the Pig will be centered around romantic relationships and partnerships. Rabbits are forecast to have a prosperous year financially. In their careers, Rabbits will do well and complete their work with extraordinarily high proficiency. With regard to relationships, however, they will be out of luck. 

 

 

DRAGON 

Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024… 

 

TRAITS 

Among the Chinese zodiac animals, the dragon is the sole imaginary animal. The dragon is the most vital and powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac, although Dragons have an infamous reputation for being hotheads and possessing a sharp tongue.  Gifted with innate courage, tenacity, and intelligence, Dragons are ambitious, confident and enthusiastic. They are not afraid of challenges, are willing to take risks and buck tradition. However, Dragons are sometimes aggressive and not open to criticism.  

 

HOROSCOPE 

2019 comes with a lot of responsibilities that require Dragons to lead a disciplined, organized and a rigorously planned lifestyle. The Year of the Pig can also bring unexpected changes, nonconformist ideas and spectacular career changes. For the first time in a long while, Dragons will be able to express themselves freely and they will be ready to make serious commitments. Overall, Dragons will have good luck in 2019, especially in the arenas of career and wealth. Dragons will, however, have to be careful about their health. 

 

SNAKE 

Years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025… 

 

TRAITS 

The Snake is the most enigmatic and intuitive animal among the 12 zodiac animals. Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments while remaining private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail. Snakes are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. They’re usually regarded as great thinkers. Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. Snakes prefer to work alone and are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to leave them alone. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

2019 is a year for building, anchoring and concretizing some older wishes and ideas that couldn’t be put in practice until now. This year, the most valuable advantage is communication, through which Snakes can improve relationships, solve old conflicts with family and obtain contractual benefits. The Year of the Pig will not be easy for Snakes. Things will be challenging before they become easier; however, Snakes will find suitable opportunities to turn the tables in their favor towards the end of the year. 

 

HORSE 

Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026… 

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TRAITS 

Horses are extremely animated, active and energetic. They love to be in crowds and are often seen at concerts, theater performances, meetings, sporting events and parties. With a deft sense of humor, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take center stage and delight audiences everywhere. Sometimes, Horses are a little self-centered, but it doesn't mean that they aren’t interested in others. They are really more cunning than intelligent, and that is probably why most Horses lack real confidence. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

For years, Horses have had a rough time—from rocky relationships to a general sense of instability. During the Year of the Pig, however, everything changes. Horses will finally begin to experience happiness and stability in their relationships, career, finances and health. 2019 will be an especially good year of financial growth and business expansion. This year will also be one of inner reconstruction marked by delving into childhood memories and experiences that, over time, will improve overall satisfaction in life. 

 

GOAT 

Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027... 

 

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TRAITS 

Goats are gentle,mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice. They have delicate thoughts, strong creativity, perseverance and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside and have excellent defensive instincts. Although Goats prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending a lot of time in their own thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things, but they’re not snobbish.  

 

HOROSCOPE 

2019 will bring Goats unexpected changes, surprises and rebellious or strange new acquaintances. Some Goats will enjoy much tenderness and love. The Year of the Pig is one of the most important years for Goats because they have outstanding and unique chances of evolving in all spheres of life. This year, Goats will have great career prospects and a prosperous love life. Though, they should pay more attention to their health. 

 

MONKEY 

Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028… 

 

TRAITS 

Monkeys have magnetic personalities and are witty and intelligent. They’re often mischievous, curious and clever, which can make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes. Although they don't have bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt other people's feelings. Monkeys are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, others don't trust their sly, restless and inquisitive nature. Although they are clever and creative, Monkeys can't always exhibit their talents properly. They like to accept challenges and prefer urban life to rural life. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

During the Year of the Pig, Monkeys will be concerned with the financial sector in the first part of the year, especially when it comes to their personal income. Monkeys will have a year focused on spiritual evolution. They need a period of time when they can breathe, isolate themselves more than usual and focus on their own peace of mind. Monkeys will have good luck in 2019, especially in terms of development and wealth. On the health front, Monkeys need to pay more attention to their physical condition. 

 

ROOSTER 

Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029… 

 

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TRAITS 

Roosters are very observant and confident. They’re hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented. Roosters are active, amusing and popular. They are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest and loyal. Roosters like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion. Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak and can become agitated if they don't. They can sometimes be vain and boastful.  

HOROSCOPE 

2019 is a year of regaining power and personal authority. Roosters will be very organized, disciplined, efficient and responsible. The Year of the Pig offers Roosters incredible prosperity in their personal and business finances. New sources of income from work, investments from others, inheritances or dividends are likely. Roosters will also have a great year when it comes to relationships and romance. However, their health prospects are not so good. A balanced diet and regular exercise are definitely in order. 

 

DOG 

Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030... 

 

TRAITS 

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. They have a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity and are always willing to help others. As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality. Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family. When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when making comments and infer that all things are according to their pessimistic point of view. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

2019 is a year full of energy and Dogs will get involved in many different activities. In the Year of the Pig, Dogs will have special opportunities to progress, to change their plans for the future and to trace new directions, both in their personal and professional lives. Overall, 2019 will be a good year for Dogs as they’ll achieve many of their goals in love and finance. No major health concerns for Dogs this year. 

 

PIG 

Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031… 

 

TRAITS 

Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration. Once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Exceedingly optimistic, Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled. General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. Pigs always see the beauty and joy in life. Endowed with an extraordinary imagination, Pigs sometimes lacks realism and can be content only with dreaming, instead of acting. 

 

HOROSCOPE 

According to Chinese astrology, in the year of their birth sign people offend Tai Sui, the god of age in Chinese mythology and, therefore, have bad luck. Pigs should be more careful about all aspects of their lives in 2019. However, even though Pigs will be in their birth sign year, they generally have smooth prospects for the coming year. Their overall luck for career, health and love is normal, while their wealth will increase. 

 

Jerome West