The question facing all prospective hams on the bone this year is whether the Tai Sui can annoy you enough to shift you off course. He has some help of course with the Back-Poking star (指背星) which is also in your constellation. Small quarrels and pesky spirits may try to upend your usual good-natured enthusiasm. You have help at hand as the Relief Spirit star (解神星) can be called on to polish your trotters and wax your whiskers.

Famous Pigs:

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien; singer Sa Dingding

Earth Pig:
5 Feb 2019 - 24 Jan 2020
8 Feb 1959 - 27 Jan 1960
Fire Pig:
18 Feb 2007 - 6 Feb 2008
22 Jan 1947 - 9 Feb 1948
Wood Pig:
31 Jan 1995 - 18 Feb 1996
4 Feb 1935 - 23 Jan 1936
Water Pig:
13 Feb 1983 - 1 Feb 1984
16 Feb 1923 - 4 Feb 1924
Metal Pig:
27 Jan 1971 - 14 Feb 1972
30 Jan 1911 - 17 Feb 1912

Accidents can happen and your job is to ensure that they don’t, something for which you’ll be given ample opportunity. If you’re a scaffolder on high buildings or in charge of the crocodile enclosure at the zoo, why not make a career change and satisfy your desire for danger by catching the last train home. Don’t tempt fate lest it tempts you.


What’s in the piggy bank this year? Quite a lot if you’re careful enough to keep expenditure down. High-risk investments (such as owning a new crocodile farm or scaffolding company) should be kept well at trotter’s length. The stars that fling your money around like mud are gearing up for a strong performance. You’ll need to actively seek out better opportunities.


If you’re in, you’re in; any romantic union present at the start of the year should prove durable throughout. If you’re looking to be in a relationship, make the most of June as the Peach Blossom star (桃花星) is there to help you out. July through August are also well-indicated for strong emotions, but they may come with disagreements and sadness as well.


Here is where you can turn the Tai Sui’s influence to your advantage. Observe the differences in opinion at work, but do not get caught up with them. Stay calm and you will get the attention of those around you that leads to better prospects. You’re unlikely to be voted onto the board this year, but with a little work your position on the poll paper could rise for the next round.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing

(Book of Changes)


Gathering together. Success. The king approaches his temple. It furthers one to see the great man. Offerings create great fortune.


Over the earth, the lake: the image of gathering together. Thus the superior man renews

his weapons to meet the unforeseen.


Six in the third place means gathering together amid sighs.

Nothing that would further. Going is without blame. Slight humiliation.


Meeting the unforeseen might indicate that all your piggy eyes are on your phone and you need to reinstall that app to allow your mobile to warn you when someone is walking towards you on the footpath. Slight humiliation means that same someone may be your boss. Everything here is a euphemism.

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