2019 Chinese Year of the Boar
2019 is the year of the Boar, starting from February 5th, 2019 and lasting to January 24th, 2020. The Boar is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Boar include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043.
In traditional Chinese Astrology, Boars are said to be prone to laziness, clumsiness and sometimes even gluttony. However, on the positive side, the Boar has a tendency to be self disciplined, chooses to harm none and is considered to bring affluence to people. Therefore, Boars are said to be good at accumulating, and it’s suggested they can sometimes be an animal of great wealth. The Earth Boar is generally good at socializing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. The Earth Boar also manages to make his projects a reality thanks to his strategic vision and his business skills. Happy, responsible and greatly attached to his family, the Earth Boar aims to feed and protect.
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2019 is a Year of the Earth Boar
The last Earth Boar year was 1959. In that year, the Tibetans revolted against the Chinese in Lhasa, but the uprising was suppressed. The Dalai Lama and tens of thousands of Tibetans fled to India, and to this day the Dalai Lama is still in exile, but has continued to try to work for peace between Tibet and China. Also in the same year, US President Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Admission Act into law, and Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States of America. 1959 also seems to have been an immense year for the birth Actors and TV personalities including; Simon Cowell, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Sean Bean. Other notable births were Astronaut, Chris Hadfield, who was the first Canadian in history to walk in space, and current Vice President of the USA, Mike Pence was born.
A potentially joyous year?
In 2019, and from the 5th of February, the twelve Chinese zodiac signs of the lunar calendar can expect to experience a joyous year. The atmosphere in parts of the year could feel full of festivity and a new sense of relaxation may be widespread. It will be important, however, for us not to rest on our laurels, and appreciate that more work needs to be done. On a personal level, thought-through actions may be rewarded as opposed to more risk taking activities.
If we do feel a new lightness or even abundance, it is important for us to pay attention to our budget, as potential money losses could ensue if not. The dominant of the Earth element is under its Yin polarity, which is the main Chinese element of the 2019 Chinese Lunar Year. This can have the effect of stabilizing and fixing the often joyous and ephemeral year-long energies, which are specific to the Year of the Boar.
Chinese year 2019: End of a cycle and completion
The carefreeness of the Year of the Earth Boar 2019, marks the end of a complete rotation cycle of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. This could mean that we take a well-deserved break of sorts. We may also wish to reflect and analyse all that has occurred in the last eleven years, in order to move forwards in a more sincere new cycle, which will begin with The Year of the Mental Rat in 2020.
Earth: The Chinese element of 2019
The Earth Boar element with a Yin polarity, carries a positive energy for 2019. We may feel more organized and available to others. We may also feel more flexible, intuitive and even modest. This year is not a year to keep ourselves lonely. We must reach out to others and keep our proverbial ‘tribe’ close. This could also be a year where toxic relationships of any kind come to a complete end.
Health and Lifestyle
Those of us who may feel a little vulnerable this year must make it a priority to look after ourselves, even if this means we appear to be lacking in consideration for others’ health and well-being. Changing our lifestyle or living environment could help us find inner resilience and new resources that perhaps we never even knew we even had.
We also have to be careful not to overindulge in 2019, remembering that one of the Boars more negative traits is over eating. To achieve this we can embrace portion control, a balanced diet and keeping hydrated and especially if we want to fit into our favourite outfit by the end of the year! Practicing regular exercise routines could also be crucial this year, and maintain our overall health and vitality.
Fortune, Career and Finances
It will be better this year for us to moderate our expenditure, and even perhaps limit our generous streak to those most in need. Any paper work or administrative tasks should not be neglected, regularity and keeping up to date with these matters could be very important.
The favour could swing towards commercial and industrial trade in 2019, equally intellectual interests such as writing could also move back into the fore. Within a company setting, relationships between colleges could become more tolerable if there have been misunderstandings in the past, this can lead to more constructive growth for everyone involved.
Career development can occur if we communicate clearly within our dialogue with others, it may also be important to project a “can do” positive attitude within any communication. Money and happiness are not always synonymous, meaning that 2019 can be a year of increased joy and appreciation for our careers, this may not so easily reflect in our bank balance. However, any financial challenges we face will tend to be perfectly surmountable, as long as we stick to the mantra of moderation.
Politics and Society
The Year of the Earth Boar 2019 is a period during which the deficiencies of previous years are filled. This could mean that past issues which have created tension and conflict, could actually lose their momentum. We could find that the ideologies of selfishness or individualism become traits that are frowned upon, as we start to build new, more collaborative human relations with each other.
Luck accompanies the majority of the natives of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac during the year 2019, but we have to be watchful, as there could be individuals with malicious intent who could become doubly excited at the aspect of making money, but at the expense of others.
In our political spheres, change and progression is likely to take place in the way in which governments are managed. There could however be great seduction, greed and lust that takes place. With new deals, new alliances being forged, or even bitter plots of treason going on behind the scenes, or in between the smiles and champagne breakfasts. We could also see newly known political figures emerge, who could potentially gain great traction through social media, this could strengthen their message into the public consciousness, with their innovative (or perhaps even divisive) ideas.
Diplomatic and trade talks between the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia, which may have passed by or even been hidden from the general public could come to light. Potentially raising surprising issues that will irreversibly map out the geopolitical trends of the next 12 years.
We could also see a deeper trend of passionate people coming forth to better our communities. This can also be extended to our quest in finding ecological solutions to help reduce the harm done to the planet by humans. In essence we are going to be focusing on the good and common interests, rather than pettiness or personal victories.
Love, Family and Friends
During the 2019 year of the Earth Boar, we could see that romantic relationships are full of passion, but they can also be short lived. This is unlikely to spark emotions or despair or regret, but rather a sensual nostalgia. We could see hedonism and pleasure being important and even honoured under the sign on the Boar. However if we are single or entering a very new relationship, perhaps we need to be mindful that becoming too attached too soon may lead to upset, take it slow to uncover a partners true feelings.
New social activities or even reunions are likely this year, and the open-mindedness and warmth of the Boar can mean that making new friendships becomes so much easier. Family really is at the heart of this year, and it could be a great time to get married or even have a child.
This year in short
This is a year for us to release our own self-interest and focus on the benefit of others, (unless it comes to our health, then we need to look after our own welfare) Gifts and good news could flow more easily and we may even find that we are able to finally forgive our hurts of the past.
Fun Trivia for 2019 year of the Boar
Earth Boar dates – 1959, 2019
Characteristics - Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but sometimes subjective in life
Lucky Colours for Earth Boar – Red and White
Other Lucky Colours for Boar – Yellow, Grey, Brown, Gold
Lucky Numbers – 2, 5 and 8
Compatibility with other Signs
Best – Tiger, Rabbit, Goat
Complementary– Rat, Horse, Dog
Good Friends – Dragon, Boar
Average – Rooster
Worst – Snake, Monkey
Possibly a perfect match/could be an enemy - Ox