Nerdvana: Year of the Pig
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!
You know what I like about the Chinese Zodiac? How it uses animals to represent each year.
Why? According to one legend, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from Earth. Only 12 animals came to bid him farewell. As a reward he named a year after each other one in the order that they arrived. First came the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Thus we have 12 signs today.
And this year is….The Year of the Pig!
Fun Fact: In the cartoon series Jackie Chan Adventures, the Pig talisman possessed one of the cooler powers: heat beam eye blasts.
Those born in the year of the Pig possess all the most desirable traits of human nature — they are loving, trustworthy, loyal, gentle and faithful.
Pigs are modest and unassuming, and so their excellent qualities may not be readily apparent on first acquaintance.
They prefer a quiet life of comfort and financial security and while shy, they can be quite lively with close friends.
In romantic relationships they are very vulnerable and they become quite involved emotionally.
Their compatible signs are the Rabbit, the Ram (or Sheep) and of course, the Pig.
So here’s wishing everyone born in the Year of the Pig a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year. Celebrate by taking a pig out to lunch.