Year of the Pig

February 6, 2019

Happy New Year (Again)!! Yesterday marked the Chinese New Year and ushered in the Year of the Pig, the final sign in the Chinese Zodiac. The Jade Emperor, in wanting to choose an zodiac order, threw a party and invited the 12 animals. Their arrival would mark their order, and the Pig was the last one to arrive.


As the Chinese Zodiac works through a 12 year cycle, if this year marks a birthday that is a multiple of 12 (24, 36, 48, etc), you were born in the Year of the Pig. Keep in mind, the Chinese New Year usually starts in February; if you were born in January, your sign is of the previous year - 2017 having been the Year of the Dog). The Zodiac also cycles through the Chinese elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water. This year is the Year of the Earth Pig.


People born in the Year of the Pig are often optimistic and gentle. They can be trusting, which often leads to them being gullible. They are not wasteful and normally prudent, but can treat themselves from time to time. Though men of this sign tend to be quieter,women born in this sign are generally full of excitement, which can lead them to forget to give others their own space.


It is traditionally thought that the year of your Zodiac sign is an unlucky year. For those in this sign, there can be trouble lurking around every corner. The year may be filled with emotional ups and downs, which can lead to frustrations. It’s also thought to be a time to stick it out with your current situation and not make any big changes.


It is thought to be a mediocre year for health issues. Taking care of the little issues when they first appear will prevent them from becoming bigger issues later. Acupuncture, cupping and the other modalities of Chinese Medicine can help. In fact, for the rest of the month, new patients will receive their first treatment at follow up prices if you mention the Year of the Pig! That is a 25% discount on the normal new patient visit. Call the Wellness Doctor at 541-318-1000 to schedule an appointment today!


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