Chinese Zodiac - Goat
Feb. 13 1907 – Feb. 01 1908
Feb. 1 1919 – Feb. 19 1920
Feb. 17 1931 – Feb. 05 1932
Feb. 05 1943 – Jan. 24 1944
Jan. 24 1955 – Feb. 11 1956
Feb. 09 1967 – Jan. 29 1968
Jan. 28 1979 – Feb. 15 1980
Feb. 15 1991 – Feb. 03 1992
Feb. 01 2003 – Jan. 21 2004
Feb. 19 2015 - Feb. 07 2016
The receptive, gentle, and compassionate Goat (sometimes called Sheep) is the eighth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. These quiet and sometimes shy people have enormous compassion, an artistic eye, and emotions close to the surface. They often feel especially close to their families.
Money somehow comes to the Goat. Often other people give it to them. As artists, they can have patrons. A Goat is a great guest and someone powerful people enjoy having around. Goats enjoy nice things and are not opposed to treating themselves.
This is not a person who likes confrontation. A Goat would rather have someone else take the lead and make a decision. Of course, you might hear about it if your decisions do not work out to Goat's comfort.
It is a good thing that Goat is naturally lucky because of their peaceful nature and kind heart. Romantic Goats need a partner who is willing to listen and has patience with mood swings, indirect answers, and occasional self-pity. Goat needs loyal friends who are steady and reliable. Goat people are well worth all the time and attention. With love, approval, and admiration, a Goat can blossom in any direction their creative talent takes them.
Goat people are elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and fond of nature. People born under this sign are also the most creative. They are also very delicate, their good manners and charms always bring many admirers and friends.
Goats are insecure. They need to feel loved and protected. They are easily drawn into complex predicaments. This being, so, they usually shy from confrontation, pull back when faced with heavy decision-making and blatantly refuse to take an unpopular stand in a conflict.
Goat people are dreamers, sometimes, they are pessimistic, hesitant and over-anxious worriers! They can be lazy sometimes. If Goats have any choices, they would definitely choose to marry a wealthy person and sit back for the rest of the lives. Also, they are obsessed with their appearance. That, play an enormous part in their sense of personal stability. If they don't look their best, they may be afraid to go out the door to pick up the Sunday papers.
Due to their indecisive nature, Goats like to study the esoteric to know more about the unknown. They enjoy reading books about horoscope and fortune-telling. Therefore, it will not be unusual to find Goats working as astrologers or fortune-tellers.
Disorganized as they are , business is definitely not the strength in a Goat. Instead, the Goat will make a good craftsman or artist or writer and can confidently take up any career demanding artistic talents and creativities.
Goat people are very romantic sensitive, sweet and darling. In relationship, they could be sometimes a little bit bossy and lazy, but with their gentle and caring nature, it will be hard to resist Goat people.
Socially, domestically and politically, people belonging to the Goat category are the least likely to make waves. They respect order and pay attention to rules and regulations that are laid down by laws and by society. Whether it is because Goats are such nice and pleasant people or whether it is because they are born under a lucky star, fortune seems to favor them. It is quite possible that because they are so mild, unassuming and whimsical, they would not be capable of making their fortune in life by their own efforts. Yet many seem one way or another to attract success and money whether through legacies, patronage or popular acceptance via the mass media. Consequently, this popularity and success makes for an easy life where Goats are concerned.
Endowed with innate intelligence and artistic talent, the Goat will fare well in business. Goats are good-natured and altruistic. However, their successes are often limited to money; in family matters they may flounder. They can be a bit too undisciplined and at times show a morose, misanthropic side. Although Goats prefer an uncomplicated, easy life, free of conflict or problems, if danger appears, especially when it is a matter of saving their own life or that of others, Goats are extremely combative and put up a ferocious battle. Life's circumstances influence the Goat's actions and disclose startling contrasts in their seemingly impassive natures. They leave decision-making to others, but cannot be forced to follow a path they do not like. Their lack of self control and the mysterious delays which beset their lives make people lose patience with them easily. And though they can make themselves agreeable when they want to, more often Goats take advantage of others, sometimes even living entirely at their expense.
Goats are frequently religious, but whatever religion it is, it will only be praticed to the point where it interfers with their comfort and everyday routine. They are not prepared to put themselves out for it, although Goats are often drawn to the fantastic, the supernatural, occultism and the reading of horoscopes.
Generally, those born in the Year of the Goat are attracted to the Arts and many are highly creative. But they are practical too, so that for them Art must also be functional and, conversely, everyday functional objects must also reflect inherent beauty. Couple their talents to their manual dexterity and it is not difficult to see why so many Goat-born people are gifted craftsmen and women. With their strong artistic inclinations, it is not surprising that Goat-folk have a keen eye for beauty and that they simply adore exquisite things. Just as psychologically they need peace and harmony, so physically they need to be surrounded by beauty both in their living and working environment. Without pleasant or conducive surroundings these people could so easily become depressed and dispirited.
Thanks to others, the Goat will generally land on his feet. So great is his talent for knocking on the right door, he will have no problems with what the Japanese call I-Shoku-Ju, the life of the senses. If you have a nice country home full of good things and good conversation, frequented by artists, don't ever let a Goat through the door — with his love of creature comforts, you may never be able to get rid of him!
The second phase of the Goat's life will be tempestuous romantically, but there will be a lot of luck in the other two phases.
The Home-Loving Goat
August is the month of the Goat. The time of the Goat is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:59 p.m.; their direction of orientation is south-southwest. The Goat's color is pink.
Creative, artistic, cultured, kind, gentle, intelligent, sensitive.
Indecisive, self-indulgent, dependent, insecure, ungrateful, wise.
Perhaps because Goats are basically serene, they tend to have fewer health problems. Their fragile exterior hides the fact they’re typically very healthy. When they’re happy, they’re healthy. When Goats become unhappy, especially as a result of romance, they quickly become sick.
Goats at work prefer being part of a flock. Power and status aren’t important. Goats will only assume leadership roles when asked directly. They’ll never volunteer. Good career choices for Goats include: florist, interior designer, daycare teacher, pediatrician, actor, editor, hair stylist, illustrator, musician, and art history teacher.
Goats tend to be private, so it can take effort to get to know one. The Goat is the one who will decide when and with whom it will share its personal life. As a result, most Goats have few “close” friends, yet they’ll work hard for those they love.
Goats would be especially happy with the Rabbit, the Boar or the Horse, yet they are capable of living with practically all the signs. However, the Dragon and the Snake consider Goats too passive for their likes. The Ox has no patience with the Goat. In love or business, a union between the Goat and the Dog is destined to fail as they are both too pessimistic.
Romantic problems are often frequent in the life of the Goat and because of this he may experience emotional agitation. In matters of Love, it is the Goat's heart which rules its head. These people work best as part of a team, so a secure, stable and loving relationship is essential for their emotional well-being. Perhaps more than any other sign, Goats are home-lovers and are tailor-made for marriage and family life. Next to love and security, they crave peace and harmony, consequently they will bend over backwards within their relationships to keep things running smoothly. As they hate discord of any kind their partners shouldn't ever expect them to get embroiled in an argument for these people will simply retreat into silence. As lovers they can be clingy and dependent. They like to associate with others stronger than themselves. Highly sensual, they adore physical contact; however, despite all their need for tranquility, partners of Goats should note that these people want what they want and will all too often wear down opposition with protestations in order to get their own way.
Goat women dream of marriage with a rich man, an affaire with a generous boyfriend, or a liaison with some influential patron. Failing this, she will be happy living at home with wealthy parents. She is the stuff of which are made courtesans, prostitutes, management consultants, public relations officers and other parasites. She is also the stuff of which great artists and writers are made. Everything depends on her luck and the influences at work in her life.
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