(18 February 2007 - 6 February 2008)
Famous Pigs: Luciano Pavarotti, Glenn Close, Woody Allen, Humphrey Bogart, Farrah Fawcett, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Elton John, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers.
2007 is the Chinese Red Female Pig Year - Red being equivalent to the element of Fire, and Female because 2007 is a Yin Fire year.
The Pig is the 12th and final sign of the Chinese Zodiac and the New Year begins on the 18th February. 2006 was the year of the Fire Dog and was a year of structure. This year will focus on making things comfortable and finishing off unfinished projects and achieving goals. The year of the Fire Pig is meant to be auspicious bringing good fortune and prosperity. It is an excellent year to marry and have children. However it will not be a peaceful year, wars and natural disasters, particularly those connected to fire and water such as bushfires, volcanos, floods and tsunamis will occur causing the economy to blow hot and cold. Rising real estate prices will continue and homeowners and builders will do well. Fire Pig is well known for luck in money and speculation, particularly for those who share and do good deeds for the poor.
The industries that will do best in 2007 will be property, mining, insurance, health, engineering, and IT technology.
The Pig is associated with fertility and virility, and to have a child born in the year of the Pig is considered to be very fortunate. Babies born in the year of the Pig will be happy and honest, and in the year of the Fire Pig are more ambitious to achieve success than those born in other elements of the Pig year. They are likely to have success in business and financial affairs. It is believed that babies born in the Fire Pig year will have happy and wealthy lives.
Tigers fare best in Pig Year; Rabbits, Sheep/Goats and Pigs do very well; Dragons, Roosters and Dogs can expect a good year. It will bring mixed blessings for Rats, Oxen and Horses; and Snakes and Monkeys will find it a difficult year.
2008 - Year of the Earth Rat
2006 - Year of the Fire Dog
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