This Little Piggy Wants to be a Dragon!

2012 is going to be a good year for me. I can feel it.

I’ve had some rough times over the last few years, but things have been steadily improving and it seems that everything is lining up. That’s why I KNOW 2012 is going to be a good year.

Chinese dragon

Image via Wikipedia

The Year of the Dragon

2012 is the Year of the Dragon. Since this is going to be my year, I figured I must be a dragon. It makes sense when you look at the descriptions:

      • Dragons are frequently helpful but rarely ask for help.
      • They prefer to be alone.
      • They are hardworking

But, when I checked my sign, I found out that I’m a Pig.

The Year of the Pig

English: Pot bellied pig at Lisbon Zoo

Image via Wikipedia

That was a little disappointing to discover. Who wants to be a pig? It’s bad enough when my trainer hints that I’m not losing weight. I don’t need the whole Chinese Zodiac calling me fat!

So what’s a Pig? Well, according to my only source, the Pig symbolizes diligence, compassion and generosity.

  • We are entertaining.
  • We are giving, but can give too much.
  • We are honest and expect honesty
  • We spend more than we save.
  • We seek fun and often indulge too much.
  • We are social and dislike being alone
  • We are detailed oriented.
  • We make great partners. We’re affectionate, sexual and prefer staying home to going out.

Ok, so most of those do fit me, except the one about disliking being alone. Maybe that one does fit. I am an introvert, as I previously discussed, but I do get lonely when I’m alone for too long. I guess I can be social, but I prefer being social in small groups, rather than in large situations.

Since I was born in 1971, I’m actually a Metal Pig. According to my only source on this topic, that means I work diligently and love “with all [I] have.”

So, maybe this whole pig-thing isn’t so bad. We do seem like a good bunch of people to wallowing in the mud with.

But, since I want 2012 to be my year, this little Piggy still wants to be a Dragon. At least until the end of 2012.

One response

  1. I knew I was a rabbit, having checked years ago while in a restaurant in NYC. Never read more about it though. I love your post and now have to read more about rabbit!

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