The Goat is eighth in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to one folktale, the Jade Emperor decided that the order of the animals would be determined according to the order by which they arrived at his party. The Goat and the Deer set off together. Along the way, they came across a river. There were no boats so the only way across was by swimming. The Deer struggled and eventually gave up while the Goat persevered and arrived at the party after seven other animals. You will learn more about Chinese zodiacs on the Chinese New Year website.
The Goat is associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) wèi (未) and the hours of 01:00-03:00 in the afternoon. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Goat is yin.
Goats are so selfless that they often hold back their interests for the sake of others.
In Chinese culture, the goat is also used as a symbol of filial piety. Xiè Zhì (獬豸) is a mythological one-horned goat that assisted the God of Justice, Gāo Yáo (皋陶). Along with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. The Earthly Branch of the Goat is associated with earth, but its years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).
|YEAR||CELESTIAL STEM||EARTHLY BRANCH||ZODIAC||ELEMENT||YIN YANG|
- 1 Personality and traits
- 2 Goat compatibility
- 3 Careers fit for Goats
- 4 Health and lifestyle
- 5 Goats in the Year of the Ox (2021)
Personality and traits
Goats have tremendous perseverance in times of difficulty. They may appear gentle but they are strong and resilient. Goats carefully consider every aspect before making decisions. Because of their thoroughness, they rarely fail to complete tasks. They are also fond of children, animals, and nature. They are very tidy and like to keep their homes clean.
Goats don’t mind sharing their time and money as they tend to put the needs of others above their own. Their mild personalities make it easy for them to make friends. However, they are quite stubborn and can make communication with others difficult.
|Fire||1967, 2027||These Goats are straightforward and highly appreciate |
|Earth||1979, 2039||These Goats are fair and honest. Their careers are stable |
|Metal||1931, 1991||These Goats are humble and selfless. They always put the |
|Water||1943, 2003||These Goats are responsible and kind. They appear gentle |
|Wood||1955, 2015||These Goats are very polite. They are always prepared to |
Men born in the year of the Goat are very wall-mannered. They have genuine personalities and place great importance on their families. The people around them respect them because they are mature and listen to others intently. They also do everything they can to help others. These men are often the peacemakers during arguments and they can offer appropriate pieces of advice. However, they are sometimes pessimistic and they find it difficult to see the positive side of things. They also crave for attention and support.
Women born in the year of the Goat are attentive and can be counted on. They pay attention to even the smallest of details. They are also fond of socializing and are sensitive to the needs of others. These women can be depended on to perform their duties well but they are no great at solving problems. They often ignore warnings and end up making things more difficult than they should be.
- Goats and Horses help make up for the shortcomings of each other and they have similar standards.
- Pigs and Goats are attracted to each other because of their similar personalities.
- Goats need someone to depend on and Rabbits are the best at this.
- Goats and Oxen are equally stubborn and neither of them is willing to take a step back for the sake of their relationship.
- A relationship between Goats and Rats will be full of misunderstanding.
- Although Goats have similar interests with Dogs, they find it difficult to understand each other.
Lucky things for Goats
- Colors: Beige and Yellow
- Numbers: 2, 8
- Accessories/Ornaments: black or blue stone pendant
- Auspicious directions: east, south, and southeast
Careers fit for Goats
Because Goats are empathetic and love helping others, they are most suitable for jobs in the service industry such as nursing and care-taking. Goats can also excel in arts because they are intelligent and rarely run out of creative inspiration. This career path provides a stable environment in which they can feel safe and secure since they don’t need to worry about outside influence. They are not suited for competitive careers such as in investment and media. It would be too intense for them and may lead to anxiety.
Health and lifestyle
Goats aren’t necessarily the healthiest among the Chinese zodiac animals. In fact, their wellness is largely influenced by changes in the seasons. Their emotions can also get the better of them. They are often frustrated and stressed and even the pettiest problems can throw them off. This makes them likely to suffer mental health issues.
Goats are also prone to chronic colds with common symptoms like headache, sore throat, and a runny nose. Heart problems are also a major concern for them but they can be avoided through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Goats in the Year of the Ox (2021)
For 2021, Goat is predicted to have a challenging year. Since Sheep and Ox do not share a harmonious bond, the former will have to remain alert and cautious at all times. You may become impulsive and lose focus from your goals. With 2021 being a challenging year for Sheep, you are advised to remain low-profile and follow a strategic approach in each situation. Avoid making a big decision, professional, personal, or financial, since stars are not in favor of you.
However, due to the blessings of Di Jie, your lucky star, you will be able to resolve the problems with support. Do not become emotionally impulsive, and remain patient during these hard times as something good is bound to happen next.
Since you just started to enjoy your own company, the year of the Ox 2021 will be majorly about you. Thus, you become self-centered. This nature will pull you back in terms of love. Then, you need to get back in the groove to meet new people. Put on a nice outfit, go out, hang with your friends, and meet new people. We cannot guarantee that you would meet the right one for you, but you will definitely encounter some interesting people.
For those in a relationship or married, Chinese New Year predicts petty fights and conflicts between their partners. Hence, Goat is advised not to let small things come in their way and communicate more to eliminate any misunderstanding. There must be respect for each other and listen to what others have to say.
The Sheep is predicted to have a major financial loss, which is why you must avoid spending too much on comfort and materialistic items. Save as much as possible as financial tragedy can hit you anytime. Avoid acting impulsively before making any major investment to avoid regretting your decision later. Do not borrow or lend money to anyone. Worst, there are chances of robbery, so you must be extra careful with your finances.
If you are working, then you may have to face a major workload. However, you will be able to surpass that pressure with your optimistic attitude, hard work, skills, and team player qualities. During this time, Sheep may receive the opportunity to go on business trips, which they take advantage of. They must use this chance to learn, develop themselves, and show off their knowledge and skills. Your professional partnership with Horse will flourish.
For the year 2021, there won’t be any major health concern for Goat. However, you must be careful about what you eat or drink. You can suffer abdominal area and stomach pain or have a bad digestive system. Insomnia and headache can occasionally occur, so you should practice meditation or Pranayama to calm your nerves. Work out a gym, go for a morning walk or jogging to vent out your negativity. Avoid overthinking and take care of your elderly, especially your parents.
Are you born in the Year of the Goat?
The year 2021 will be a roller coaster ride for the Goat natives. There will be ups and downs, but you just need to be careful with your actions and decisions. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and we will try to answer them soon.