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Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy Lunar New Year – Happy Chinese New Year 2019 – Year of the Pig

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“Happiness and prosperity,” is a common phrase when wishing someone a Happy Lunar New Year. In Chinese, you would say, 恭喜發財 or Gōngxǐ fācái (pronunciation).

BASIC ASTROLOGY ELEMENTS

Chinese Word 猪 Zhū
Earthly Branch of Birth Year 亥 Hai
Five Elements (Wǔ Xing) 五行 Water
Yin Yang (Energy) Yin
Lunar Month Tenth
Lucky Numbers 2, 5, 8
Unlucky Numbers 1, 3, 9 (avoid these)
Lucky Flowers Hydrangea, pitcher plant, marguerite
Lucky Colors Yellow, grey, brown, gold
Unlucky Colors Red, blue, green (avoid these)
Season Winter
Gemstone Ruby
Years of the Sheep 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 …

Additional Reading & Resources

Wu Xing: five-element theory of Chinese philosophy
– Travel China Guide – Year of the Pig
– Your Chinese Astrology – Pig
– Year of the Pig from Wikipedia, Chinese Zodiac
– Other Happy Lunar New Years on our Blog:

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