Year 2007 is a Chinese Red Fire Pig Year. Why did the Chinese name the year 2007 as the Red Pig Year? Chinese calendar used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names.
The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. You can see the entire sequence from the Chinese New Year's page. From 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2007 is Female Fire Pig , the 24th of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Fire is equivalent to the color Red in the Five-Element system, Year 2007 is also called the Red Pig year.
President Ronald Reagan was born in year of Pig. He was very happy to know that Pig is a very lucky animal in the Chinese horoscope. The Chinese see that pigs eat food all the time, enjoy sleeping all day long and worry about nothing during their entire lives. Therefore, pig is a lucky animal.
According to Chinese Five Element astrology. the animal sign Pig contains Water and Wood. Pig doesn't fight with Metal, because Metal, Water and Wood have a Circulating Relationship. Pig doesn't fight with Fire, because Water, Wood and Fire together have a Circulating Relationship as well.
But the Water element will fight with the Earth element. Earth animals are Cow, Dragon, Sheep and Dog. Cow contains Earth, Metal and Water. Cow and Pig don't fight directly, because Earth, Metal, Water and Wood are in a circulating sequence. We can find the similar circulating relationships between other Earth animals with the Pig, so it doesn't have a face-to-face conflict with the other animals.
Snake and Pig have a Fighting Relationship. But Snake contains Fire, Earth and Metal. If we put Snake and Pig together, we can still find Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal in a circulating sequence. This means that the fighting relationship between Snake and Pig is not that serious. The conclusion is that most of people born in year of Pig don't have any unyielding argument with other people. Since Pig-type people have more peaceful lifestyle than others, they are therefore luckier.
The past three years, Monkey 2004, Chicken 2005 and Dog 2006 are Metal cycles. Year of Red Pig 2007 is the beginning year of the Water cycle. Therefore the coming three years are favorable to people whose lucky element is Water.
Basically, Pig contains Water and Wood. Red is related Fire. In short, people will have better luck in 2007, if their Lucky Element is Water, Wood or Fire.
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year day is on February 18th, 2007. This day is a new moon day, it is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The exact new moon time is at 00:14 on 18-Feb-07 in China time zone.
If we apply Chinese lunar calendar system on the USA time zones, we find something interesting here. In the US Pacific Standard Time (PST), the new moon time is at 08:14 of 2-17-07. In the US Eastern Standard Time (EST), the new moon time is at 11:14 of 2-17-07. Therefore, the Chinese New Year day for USA time zones is on February 17th, 2007.
The new moon time is at 16:14 on 2-17-07 of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and at 17:14 on 2-17-07 of Time Zone GMT+1. That means Chinese New Year day is on February 17th, 2007 for European countries. For Asian countries, such as Vietnam and Thailand using GMT+7 time zone, the Chinese New Year Day is on February 17th, 2007, too
The Year 2007 (Red Pig) is the 4704th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4704th year on February 4th, 2007. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Red Pig is the 23rd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4700 = (60 *78) + 24, therefore this Red Pig Year is the 4704th Chinese Year.
Some web sites say the year 2007 is the 4705th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C., then year 2007 is the 4705th Chinese year.
Usually the Chinese New Year Day falls between January 22 to February 10. For example, 2000 Chinese New Year Day was on February 5, 2000 and 2006 Chinese New Year Day was on January 29, 2006.
The reason for late Chinese New Year in 2007 is because year 2006 has an extra lunar month; a double 7th lunar month (Leap Month). This makes 2006 with two Chinese Valentine's Days, which is on the 7th lunar day of 7th lunar month. It also pushed down the date of Chinese Moon Festival into October 2006. All of this makes the Chinese New Year Day come on February 18, 2007.
In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called "Start of Spring", which is when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. In the China's time zone, the time of the Start of Spring is at Feb-04 13:18. So the first day of the Red Pig year 2007 is on 04-Feb-07.
The time of the Start of Spring is on Feb-04 at 00:18 for US EST zone; so the first day of Red Pig Year is same in China's time zone. But the time of the Start of Spring is on Feb-03 at 21:18 for US PST zone; therefore the first day of the Chinese Red Pig year is February 3rd, 2007 in PST zone.
People born in late January or early February may be confused about their birth year Chinese astrology animal signs. This is because it is a common misconception that the astrology animal signs begin on the Chinese New Year day. Actually, Astrology animal signs are base on the Start of Spring, the first day of astrology year. For example, if a baby was born on Feb-10 2007 before the Chinese New Year day, then its animal sign is the Pig because the birthday is after the Start of Spring. If you are still confused about your animal sign, we have an Animal Sign page for people to verify their Chinese birth year animal signs.
Forecast using the theory of Five Elements
To forecast our luck in the coming years, we first have to know what elements and animals are in our Birth Chart from Find Your Lucky Element page.
2007 is the year of Female Red Pig. Red is equivalent to Fire in Five Element theory. The major element in Pig is Water. Fire and Water are opposite elements. Fire and Water have a conflicting and fighting relationship; and therefore it is hard for them to coexist. In most of cases, if your Lucky Element is Fire, then the Water is an unlucky element. If the Lucky Element is Water, then Fire is the unlucky element. If Fire or Water is equivalent to your Money Star, then your money luck in 2007 should be "money comes, then money goes" or "money goes, then comes". If Fire or Water is the Career Star, then career opportunity either come early or come late in 2007. If Fire or Water represent health, then your heath will be either good or bad, however it will be the opposite at the end of the year. In short, you will win some but lose some.
Red represents Fire. Pig represents Water. So water is hot. Pig also contains Wood, which, according to the Circulating Relationship, can act as the Mediator between Fire and Water. As long as Wood is there, Fire won't be extinguished. If your lucky element is Fire, then you will be lucky all year long in 2007.However, the luck won't be that great, since Water is there and Fire won't become a big Fire.
When Tiger Meets Pig
Everybody has a different birth chart. To determine every individual's luck in 2007, we still have to see the Stem Relationships and Branch Relationships between Red Pig and the Birth Chart. These relationships might take away the luck coming from Fire or Water of Red Pig. Do you have Tiger in your Birth Chart or the Current Major Cycle? The Tiger has an Attraction Relationship with the Pig. When they are together, the Pig will show more Wood characteristics than Water. If Wood is your Lucky Element, then 2007 is a good year for you.
When Male Water Meets Female Fire
According to Stem Attraction Relationships, when Male Water meets Female Fire, both of them will turn into Wood. If you have Male Water in your Birth Chart or the Current Major Cycle and your Lucky Element is Wood, then 2007 is a good year for you. If your have both Male Water and Tiger and your Lucky Element is Wood, then Red Pig will bring you more luck than you will expect.
When Rabbit and Sheep Meet Pig
If your Birth Chart and your Current Major Cycle contains Rabbit and Sheep, then 2007 is a very special year for you; it will either be extremely good or extremely bad. If your Lucky Element is Wood, then it will be one of the best years in your life. This is because Pig, Rabbit and Sheep together have the Mutual Attraction Relationship and generate very powerful Wood energy.
If Your Lucky Element is Earth or Metal
There is no Earth or Metal inside the Red Pig, so what about the luck for people whose lucky element is Metal or Earth in 2007? Well, people with Lucky Element Metal should receive better luck in the past three years. People cannot have good luck all the time. People should take turns to share the chance of good luck, which is pretty fair from mother nature. 2006 is Male Fire Red Earth Dog. Red Pig 2007 is Female Fire Water. Fire is the supporting element of Earth. Some luck is still carrying over to 2007 for people with the Lucky Element of Earth. No Earth or Metal in the Red Pig doesn't mean bad luck in 2007. You just need to be more conservative when making decisions.
If your Lucky Element is Metal, then you need to pay more attention to your people relationships. Also, your money luck might be cut in half. If your Birth Chart has no Fire and Lucky Element is Earth, then you need to keep focused, alert and vigilant on your safety, investment, career, health and people relationships.
How to Pinpoint to the Lucky Days?
2007 Red Pig contains Fire, Wood and Water. If people's Lucky Element is Fire, Wood or Water, then they should have some good luck in 2007. People are always interested to know which days their luck will come. The answer is that we need to study the Stems and Branches relationships among Daily, Monthly, Yearly, Current Major Cycles and the Birth Chart to determine if the good luck will come or not.
There is an easy and simple way to find your really lucky day. First, the current Year must mainly contain your Lucky Element. Next, you look for the Month mainly contains your Lucky Element in the Stem and Branch systems. Then look for days that will contain mainly your Lucky Element. The theory is that Year brings Lucky Element into the Month; Month gathers the energy of Lucky Element and Day triggers the luck out. For example...
If your Lucky Element is Wood
The February of 2007 is Male Water Tiger month . Male Water and Female Fire of Red Pig Year have Stem Attraction Relationships into Wood. Tiger and Pig have Branch Attraction Relationships into Wood. That means February Tiger month is a very strong Wood month. People with Lucky Element Wood should have very good luck in this Male Water Tiger month, which is from 4-Feb-2007 to 5-March-2007.
The 10-Feb-2007 is a Female Wooden Pig Day . Pig has the Branch Attraction Relationship with Monthly Tiger into Wood. 10-Feb-2007 is a strong Wood Day. Therefore, this day must be very good for Lucky Element Wood people, especially in connecting with people, love or business relationships. If Wood is the Money Star, then people can try their money luck. If Wood is the Career Star, then a good job opportunity will happen. If Wood is the Fame Star, then people will gain reputation on this day.
If your Lucky Element is Fire
The July of 2007 is a Female Fire Sheep Month . 20-July-2007 is a Female Wooden Rabbit day. 01-Aug-2007 is a Female Fire Rabbit day. Rabbit contains only Wood. When Rabbit meets Sheep Month and Pig Year, they form a even stronger Wood. Wood can help Female Fire Month and Fire Year to burn. So Year, Month and Day together bring in a strong Fire.
People with Lucky element Fire cannot stop the luck coming on 20-July-2007 and 01-Aug-2007, they should have very good relationship in romance, business and people. If Fire is the Money Star, then money will easily come to them. If Fire is the Career Star, then they will have new job responsibility. If Wood is the Fame Star, then they will get famous on these days.
If your Lucky Element is Water, Metal or Earth
If your Lucky Element is Water, then you can find strong Water days in the winter of 2007.
If your Lucky Element is Metal or Earth, you can find strong Metal days in the fall and Earth days in between seasons in 2007. But there is no support from Stem or Branch in the year of Red Pig. That means the luck on strong Metal or Earth days will be limited.
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