The Goat comes 8th in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. For example 2015 is a year of the Goat.
- Lucky Colors: brown, red, purple
- Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
- Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose
- Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
The Goat’s Personality: Calm, Gentle…
People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.
They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.
Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.
Good Health for “Goats”
People born in a year of the Goat are very serene and calm. Therefore they tend to have fewer health problems.
If goat people are in mental and emotional good spirits, this should have a positive effect on their physical health. Eating fresh and organic produce, and eliminating red meat from their diet when possible, is an effective way to keep healthy. They should get out among nature and commune with the great outdoors. Fresh air, trees, and sunshine will all do wonders for their health. Goat people should have a regular schedule for meals and keep their sleep and waking times consistent.
The Best Jobs or Career for Goats
People born in the year of the goat prefer to work in a team. Their best work partners are Horses. They are not crazy about status and power. Unless asked, they won’t ever volunteer for anything and act as leaders. Good career choices for goats are pediatrician, actor, daycare teacher, interior designer, florist, hair stylist, musician, editor, illustrator, and art history teacher.
How to Build Relationships with “Goat People”
Generally speaking, Goats are private. Therefore it may take time and effort to get to know those who are born in a year of the Goat. Goats seldom share their personal lives. This is the reason why most Goats have few intimate friends. Once they become friends, their friendship is peaceful and fulfilling. They work hard for those they love.
The Luckiest Things for “Goats”
According to Chinese astrology, each animal zodiac has its own lucky numbers, lucky days, lucky colors, lucky flowers, and a best direction. Here are the Goat’s:
Lucky numbers: 2, 7, or numbers containing 2 and 7 (like 27 and 72)
Lucky days: the 7th and 30th of any month according to the Chinese lunar calendar
Lucky colors: brown, red, and purple
Lucky flowers: carnations and primroses
Lucky direction: north
Things that Should be Avoided by Goats
These things are believed to be unlucky for Goat people.
Unlucky colors: green, blue, and black. Goat people should avoid wearing these colors.
Unlucky numbers: 4 and 9
Unlucky direction: southwest
Worst lunar months: third, sixth, and tenth. Avoid these months if you have some important business to do or want to plan an event.
Good Career Fortune
In this Year of the Monkey, people born in a Year of the Goat will have great developments in their career. They will complete work with ease and yield twice the results with just half of the effort. They will also receive guidance and instruction from the right person. Therefore, it will be a good time for them to carry out their great plans.
Their career will go extremely smoothly in the first, second, seventh, ninth, and twelfth Chinese lunar months. They should make full use of this opportunity. For the rest of the year, even ordinary working-class people will be hopeful of being promoted. When conversing with others, they should be cautious about their choice of words, or they may cause damage to their career.
They will encounter lots of disruptions in their career in the fourth and tenth Chinese lunar months, and will need to increase their level of vigilance to deal with them.
Excellent Money-Making Opportunities
People born in a Year of the Goat will have excellent monetary fortune in this Monkey Year. They will have windfalls on top of a stable increase of their normal income.
However, there are three things that they should take care of: first, they must not be mean, but help those who are in need; second, they must not expose their wealth otherwise they might get robbed; third, they must not be greedy, but should share their wealth with those who have helped them.
They should increase their awareness in the seventh and tenth Chinese lunar months, or they may encounter unexpected financial losses. Their monetary fortune will be excellent in the second, eighth, ninth, and twelfth Chinese lunar months, especially at the end of the year.
Ideal Health Fortune
People born in a Year of the Goat will have an ideal health fortune in this Monkey Year. They may suffer from ailments, but they will not be serious. They must not work too much, and should ensure they stick to a regular daily routine and diet.
In the sixth Chinese lunar month, they should be particularly careful about traffic safety, and should avoid the tendency to eat and drink too much in order to avoid causing hidden issues to their intestines and stomach.
Love and Relationships
People born in a Year of the Goat will enjoy relatively vibrant relationships in this Monkey Year, but these may cause disruptions, so it will be necessary for them to handle them with caution to avoid any unnecessary problems.
With regard to married couples, a third party may become involved, so it is vital that they carefully maintain their relationships. In the ninth and twelfth Chinese lunar months, their relationships will be better.
Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?
Best with: Rabbit, Horse or Pig
Worst with: Ox, Dragon, Snake or Dog
Is it a Good Year to Give Birth to a Baby?
There is a popular Chinese folk saying ‘Only one out of ten people born in a year of the Goat finds happiness’ (十羊九不全), which means most babies born in a year of the Goat are destined for failed marriages, unhappy families, and bad luck. Most Chinese people also believe that babies born in a Goat year will grow up to be followers rather than leaders.
Therefore many Chinese couples take steps to avoid having children in a year of the Goat. Many young Chinese couples have been trying desperately to conceive, racing against time to have a baby in the 2014 year of the Horse, which is considered far luckier than a Goat year.
Although this is an outdated superstition which seems silly, it has a real effect on Chinese society.
What Type of “Goat” Are You: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, or Water?
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements: gold (metal), wood, water, fire, or earth, which means that e.g. a Wood Goat comes in a 60-year cycle.
It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Goats, each with different characteristics: