Happy New Year!
Posted by Sasuntsi Anarchist on February 18, 2007
This time round, the Chinese year of the Pig (boar) starts on 18 February 2007 (coinciding with Barekendan). The Boar ( 豬 ) is associated with fertility and virility. To bear children in the year of the pig is considered very fortunate, for they will be happy and honest.
I was pretty surprised to find Armenia and Angola in this list below. Does this mean that this will be a good year for the Armenians?
Traditional Pig Attributes/Associations
|Season and month||Autumn, November|
|Roughly equivalent western sign||Scorpio|
|Positive||friendly, loyal, and worthy|
|Negative||selfish, unhealthy, iggorant, pushy, lazy, and rude|
|Food||all kinds of meats|
|Countries||Jordan, Nepal, Armenia, Philippines, Angola, Lebanon|
I was pretty surprised to find Armenia and Angola in this list. Does this mean that this will be a good year for the Armenians?
According to customary superstition, the Pig type is usually an honest, straightforward and patient person. They are a modest, shy character who prefers to work quietly behind the scenes. When others despair, they are often there to offer support. This type of person is reserved with those they do not know too well, but as time passes and they gain confidence, those around them may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind that mask of aloofness. Pigs are used to having a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings. It is easy to put trust in pig type; they won’t let you down and will never even attempt to do so. Such people simply want to do everything right according to social norms.
The Pig is a fun and enlightening personality blessed with patience and understanding. The Pig enjoy life and all it has to offer, including family and friends. They are honest and thoughtful and expect the same of other people. Pigs can be perceived as oblivious or gullible because they do care about others so much that they will do just about anything for a friend in need.
Also according to customary superstition, that these people are not vengeful creatures. If someone tries to take advantage of them, the pig type tend to withdraw to reflect on the problem and protect themselves. All they need in such situations is a little time to find a constructive way to respond. The people of the pig type are creatures of habit. They dislike being made to travel too far from familiar surroundings, unless it is a trip to the countryside. They love nature and are never happier than when they are out somewhere, far from the city.
There is a tolerant and peaceful side to the character of Pig types. Such people are never afraid to allow others their freedom of expression; they do not want to cause arguments and if there is any way to avoid arguing, they will probably take this option. They are not weak, however, and if the situation forces them to fight these people will rise to the occasion, whether it is to defend themselves or those close to them. People of the Boar type are the most admired by others.
hmm… Maybe we need to renew our ancient cultural ties with China. Maybe this time round, they could give us more then the House of Mamikonians, HSBC and the Silk Route …
Happy Piggie New Year! Make sure you say Хрю-Хрю 12 times at midnight (for good luck, for honesty and honest ellections, and so that real Pigs don’t get ellected)