Happy Year of the Pig! Chinese Zodiac in Students Lives

Feb. 5 is the Chinese New Year: A deeper look into Chinese Zodiac and what the signs will bring to you in 2019

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Happy Year of the Pig! Chinese Zodiac in Students Lives

As 2019 begins, so will the Year of the Pig in early February!

As 2019 begins, so will the Year of the Pig in early February!

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As 2019 begins, so will the Year of the Pig in early February!

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As 2019 begins, so will the Year of the Pig in early February!

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Hello, my name is Kaylyn Pesaturo and my name is Bridget Tucker, and we’re both Snake signs in our junior year in high school.

The year of the pig is the 12th of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac calendar, and falls upon 2019. The first year in the 12-year cycle begins with the rat, followed by the ox, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the serpent/snake, the horse, the goat/sheep, the monkey, the rooster, the dog, and finally, the pig.

Starting today, Feb. 5, 2019, according to the Chinese Horoscope, is supposed to bring the studious, determined, and generous sides that the Earth animal has. Though this differs for everyone depending on people’s animals, Earth years are usually some of the most progressive.

As 2018, the year of the dog ends, the year of the pig begins. The element of the dog in 2018 was also earth, which was supposed to bring loyalty, hard work, and sincerity.

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Many people are familiar with the Greek Astrological Calendar, but others don’t know of the Chinese Zodiac. We decided to ask Triton staff and students about what they knew about Chinese Zodiac and about their signs.

“Um, I know that I’m the year of the dog,” says math teacher Joe Galante. “I just had Chinese like two days ago.I can’t remember if it was the person I was with that could have been a race car driver, or I could have been a race car driver.”

“I know that Chinese New Year begins on the 9th of the month February,” says junior Naomi Bell. “It’s commonly misconceived that my birth year 2002 is the year of the horse however, from January first to February Eight, it’s actually the year of the serpent. I was informed this in the country of China where I originate from, so it’s actually fact.”

“I don’t know, nothing actually,” answered Triton junior Bailey Gardella when asked about what she knew about Chinese Zodiac.“[I’m a] Horse I think.” She pulled out her phone to look up some popular traits of the Horse. “Well, I am very reliable, at least I think I am. I have a lot of guy friends, I am pretty sentimental, I can be very irritable. I am always ready to help others but sometimes it depends on the situation.”


What the year of the pig will bring to your sign:

Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) – Fortune and luck are sure to come your way; unless the more relaxed vibe of the year is disturbed by too much volatility.

Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) – The year ahead will still have its ups and downs but despite the bad signs on the horizon, stability can be expected.

Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010) – This year will hold more productive potential than last year, but at the same time will be testing Tiger’s patience. Though success will come, it might not feel as good as expected.

Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011) – This year will prove to be much more successful, although it will have its share of downs as well. Be ready to work hard, stay calm, and adapt to a new scenario as the Year of the Pig makes progress on your dreams.

Dragon (1952, 1964, 1976, 2000, 2012) – Dragons will surely entertain many opportunities this year as long as they stay focused and collected. Maintaining good deeds and charitable acts is equally important to ensure that your luck will last throughout the year.

Serpent/Snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 2001, 2013) – While 2018 proved to be a lucky year for Snakes, 2019 may present a few challenges. Although that doesn’t necessarily equate to a bad year, you will need to work hard to stay positive during the Year of the Pig.

Horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 2002, 2014) – The Horse Horoscope for 2019 reveals that a bright star shall shine upon you and surround you with good vibrations. By all accounts, the Year of Pig 2019 will be an excellent year for Horses with fortune on the rise, romance blossoming in the background, and potential growth opportunities.

Goat/Sheep (1955, 1967, 1979, 2003, 2015) – This year, you are disorganized and should focus on your creative or artistic spirit.

Monkey (1956, 1968, 1980, 2004, 2016) – Risk taking is common for you. This year try to take less risks. The monkey and the pig are very different when it comes to experimenting. So, try to adapt to the pig characteristics.

Rooster (1957, 1969, 1981, 2005, 2017) – This year is meant to bring you much comfort and less stress. Although you may be less stressed, your luck is not going to be constant. Expect a mixture of good and bad luck throughout your year.

Dog (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018) – 2019 is supposed to be your year, showing much improvement from 2018.

Pig (1959, 1971, 1983, 2007, 2019) – Pigs may find luck in certain areas of their life. They may experience a variety of emotions which can lead to frustration. A mood for your year is “stick it out.”