The Year of the Rat in 2020


2020 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it´s an Earth Pig year. Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.

Pig Years

The Pig occupies the twelfth position in the Chinese zodiac after the Dog, and before the Rat. If you were born in a Pig year, you are known as a Pig (or ‘belonging to the Pig´) in China. Zodiac years are by the Chinese calendar.

See the dates and what type of Pig you are below.

Pig Year


Type of Pig


February 4, 1935 – January 23,1936

Wood Pig


January 22, 1947 – February 9, 1948

Fire Pig


February 8, 1959 – January 27, 1960

Earth Pig


January 27, 1971 – February 14, 1972

Gold Pig


February 13, 1983 – February 1, 1984

Water Pig


January 30, 1995 – February 18, 1996

Wood Pig


February 17, 2007 – February 6, 2008

Fire Pig


February 4, 2019 – January 24, 2020

Earth Pig


January 22, 2031 – February 10, 2032

Gold Pig

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Pig

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58)
  • Lucky days: the 17th and 24th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold
  • Lucky direction: east and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for Pigs

  • Unlucky color: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and numbers containing them (like 17 and 71)
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

The Pig´s Personality: Diligent, Compassionate...

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. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Pigs

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. An Earth Pig comes once in a 60-year cycle. It is theorized that a person´s characteristics are decided by their birth year´s zodiac animal sign and element.

Each year is also associated with one of five elements, and 2019 is an Earth Pig year.

Type of Pig


Wood Pig (1935, 1995)

Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable

Fire Pig (1947, 2007)

Ambitious, persevering, but impatient

Earth Pig (1959, 2019)

Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of time keeping

Gold Pig (1971, 2031)

Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others

Water Pig (1923, 1983)

Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life

Pig´s Fortune in 2020

In 2020 , even though Pigs will be in their birth sign year (běnmìngnián: traditionally an unlucky year), Pigs generally have smooth prospects for the coming year. Their overall luck for career, health, and love is normal, while their wealth will increase as they will be well rewarded.


Career Prospects

Pig´s will have a small setback in their careers in 2019. But everything will turn out for the good when they begin moving. For entrepreneurs, it´s a good year to develop their businesses.

The last months of 2019 are the best time for Pigs to achieve their goals.


Health-wise, Pigs will have an average time in 2019. Pigs are advised to find a balance between work and rest. What´s more, they should pay attention to traffic safety when on the road.


Pigs will have very good financial prospects in 2019. Pigs will do well in their investments and get well rewarded.


2020 is a lucky year for male Pigs in their relationships. Male Pigs will meet an attractive woman easily this year.

For female Pigs, your relationship´s development will not be as good as for males of your sign. You will need to spend more time on finding a partner but suffer a temporary lack of progress.

Pig´s Love Compatibility

Love compatibility between the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Pig with other animals, and find out if the Pig is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best match: Goat, Tiger, Rabbit

They are attaracted to each other and know how to please one another. They are all both admire each other´s merits and are willing to make efforts for the family.

  • Worst match: Monkey, Snake

Is Pig Year 2020 a Lucky Year?

According to Chinese astrology, in the year of their birth sign (本命年běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ ´origin (of) life year´) people offend Tai Sui, the god of age in Chinese mythology, and so have bad luck.