In Chinese astrology, the Dragon and Pig are animal signs which possess radically opposing personalities. And yet they can share a high degree of romantic compatibility, provided the partners are able to bring the values of understanding and acceptance in the relationship.
High points of a Dragon-Pig love match
The attraction of the opposites is quite likely to be prime reason for the Dragon and Pig to come together in the first place. The male Dragon is used to being the center of attraction wherever he is goes. But when he notices the shy, gentle female Pig, he is bound to drift away from the crowd of his friends and admirers. He will be irresistibly drawn to her social graces, delicate beauty but most of all to her compassionate heart. She in turn will be impressed by the sheer force of energy and charisma that this man exudes; but more than that the female Pig will come to love the open, generous heart of the Dragon man as well as his strong sense of loyalty. Then again while it is easy for the vivacious Dragon woman to attract the attentions of the most outgoing men in her social circle, she may surprise many with her choice of the calmer, gentler Pig male. This is because, despite her love for society and penchant for flattery, the female Dragon is no fool. She knows that the Pig with his loving heart and imaginative mind will make the most supportive partner for her and provide a strong emotional anchor in the relationship.
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The most significant aspect of the Dragon-Pig pair however is the way their separate personality traits stand well poised to complement each other in a relationship. The Dragon is well known for their love of the limelight, whether in social or professional situations. Dragon has a magnetic personality which attracts, enthuses and leads others. For the very same reason the perfect partner of the Dragon is one who does not desire the spotlight for themselves and the Pig is a very such person. The Pig is often believed, quite unfairly, to be as much passive as the Dragon is active; on the contrary the Pig makes an extremely supportive partner and is capable of providing genuine compassion and attention which every relationship needs but which is particularly necessary where one of the partners is a Dragon. With a Pig for a partner, the Dragon is assured of an active listener and a loving companion. The Dragon on the other hand, supports the Pig with what is most lacking in the latter – drive and determination. The Dragon will be able to encourage the Pig to make his/her dreams come true and offer the emotional as well as material security without which a Pig can be left floundering.
Finally though not highly gregarious as the Dragon, the Pig is extremely comfortable in social situations and this bodes well for a gregarious sign like the Dragon. The Pig is likely to be well-loved by close friends and family for their gentle ways and have an ample social circle of their own. Thus contrary social inclinations do not seem to be a problem in this relationship.
Challenges of a Dragon-Pig love match
However the biggest hurdle to love compatibility between the Dragon and Pig is posed by the former’s aggressive nature. The Dragon needs to keep a rein on their ferocious temper as well as control their tendency for domination. The Pig is highly sentimental and has a soft heart which tends to get hurt easily. In fact, the Pig needs little from a partner other than a stress-free environment and being allowed to live in their own quiet world. Also the Pig is on the whole is unable to communicate their feelings and requirements very vehemently; they will continue to make the most adjustments as long as it is possible for them but when they can stand the Dragon-like aggression no longer, they will either drift away from the relationship or come up with their own brand of stubbornness. Though the Pig appears to be a meek sign and on most occasions it is indeed content to take passive approach, this personality surprises many by a hidden streak of obstinacy - something which the Dragon may come to realize when it is too late.
The only thing that the Dragon-Pig pair needs to watch out for is tendency to slide into their individual extremes. If the Dragon tries to control his/her partner too much or the Pig retreats too often into his/her private world, the balance in the relationship may get skewed. On the contrary if each uses their own personality traits to support the other, the pair could go places. While the Pig will provide unstinting support and homely comfort to his/her partner, the Dragon in turn will be able help his/her lover to live up, to have fun and enjoy all the good things that this world has to offer.