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What 2019 Has in Store for You, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Will the year of the Earth Pig be your year to shine? Or does 2019 spell disaster?

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2019: The year of the Earth Pig

The key to understanding 2019 lies in the natural element the year belongs to: Earth. As 2018 was the year of the Earth Dog, this new year will be the year of the Earth Pig, according to the Chinese zodiac. What that means is that the new Chinese year will encapsulate the nature of the pig—sturdy, determined, generous—in a way that is more grounded than, for example, it would manifest in a Fire year. The coming year, 2019, will see a steady increase in wealth and more room for growth than 2018. Find out which astrological sign you are most compatible with.

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Rat

Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Next year of the Rat: 2020

The year of the Rat follows the year of the Pig in 2020. In 2019, though, those who are the Chinese zodiac Rat will still fare quite well. According to ChineseFortuneCalendar.com, the Rat and the Pig make successful partners in more ways than one. They compliment and help each other in both business and social settings. The Rat provides keen intellect whereas the Pig provides reliability and the ability to follow through with action.

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Ox (or Buffalo)

Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Next year of the Ox: 2021

The Ox and the Pig are actually quite similar: Both are sturdy and reliable. The major difference between the two, however, is that the Ox can sometimes be a little too strong-willed or stubborn. The year of the Pig will be a fortunate year for the Ox, so long as the Ox is able to keep its strength in check. Consider all decisions carefully and you will be rewarded. Find out the best way to make more money, according to your zodiac sign.

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Tiger

Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Next year of the Tiger: 2022

One of the most perfect romantic matches for the Pig is the Tiger, states TravelChinaGuide.com. Thus, 2019 will see the Tiger’s love life and personal relationships blossom. The feisty character of the Tiger will be humbled by the year of the Earth Pig, though, so expect some crucial teaching moments this year.

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Rabbit

Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Next year of the Rabbit: 2023

Rabbits share the same gentle, kindhearted nature that Pigs possess; where they differ is in their level of intellect and finesse. The Rabbit is agile and skillful, and will be able to navigate the year of the Earth Pig with ease. This Chinese zodiac sign will have a fulfilling and successful 2019.

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Dragon

Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Next year of the Dragon: 2024

The year of the Earth Pig will provide a stable backdrop for the Dragon to prosper. Because the year of the Earth Pig has a relative calm about it, the excitable and fierce Dragon will be able to shine through spectacularly. According to ChineseFortuneCalendar.com, 2019 will bring tremendous career and monetary success. Discover what your career strength is according to your zodiac sign.

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Snake

Birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Next year of the Snake: 2025

In Chinese astrology, Snakes and Pigs are extreme opposites. There is always tension between the two Chinese zodiac signs on virtually every level. While 2019 will be a prosperous year in general, the Snake will have to overcome obstacles at nearly every turn before finally earning their reward. Learn how to de-stress according to your zodiac sign.

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Horse

Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Next year of the Horse: 2026

Like many of the other Chinese zodiac signs, the Horse will have a fine time of it in 2019. The same kind of advice given to the Ox can also be given to the Horse: Keep the stronger points of your personality balanced. Horses can become giddy and self-centered, so keep calm as the year of the Earth Pig necessitates.

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Goat (or Sheep)

Birth years of the Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Next year of the Goat: 2027

Like the Tiger, the Goat aligns very well with the Pig in terms of romantic connection. Pigs and Goats share the same loving, gentle nature. Relationships will flourish this year for the Goat. Still, people under this Chinese zodiac sign can be emotionally temperamental at times, and the Pig won’t respond well to moody behavior in 2019. Find out which astrological sign makes the absolute best friend for yours.

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Monkey

Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Next year of the Monkey: 2028

Pigs dislike Monkeys as much as they dislike Snakes, but for different reasons. The Monkey is far too chaotic for the steadfast Pig, who enjoys stability over restless energy. Where the Earth Pig demands patience, the Monkey has none. This is why 2019 will cause the Monkey to reflect inwardly for the first time in a while, and provide the opportunity for personal growth.

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Rooster

Birth years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Next year of the Rooster: 2029

Roosters will thrive in 2019. The year of the Earth Pig provides the stability the Rooster needs to get off the ground, especially financially. 2019 will give these people the solid ground they need to build their empires, which the hardworking, diligent Rooster is naturally good at accomplishing. Find out the luckiest birthdates for every sign of the Chinese zodiac.

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Dog

Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Next year of the Rooster: 2030

If you were born in a year of the Dog, you are most likely exiting a challenging 2018. While life will improve in the year of the Earth Pig, you will still have to work hard to change your fortunes. Instant change will not happen this year. 2019 will consist of gradual shifts instead.

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Pig (or Boar)

Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Just as 2018, the year of the Earth Dog, was not a lucky year for those of the Dog sign, so too will the year of the Earth Pig be difficult for those of the Pig sign. In Chinese astrology, your own year is more often than not your worst year. Go figure! All you can do in 2019 is tough out the challenges and wait until your time to prosper. If that sounds a little grim, find out some ways you can boost your luck in the new year.

Taylor Markarian
Taylor Markarian is a regular contributor to Reader's Digest's Culture, Advice, Travel and Pets beats. She is also a music journalist who has contributed to Alternative Press, Loudwire, Revolver, Kerrang! and more. Markarian is the author of the book, 'From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society', which analyzes the evolution of punk and mental health. She holds a degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.