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Goat — The 8th Zodiac Animal

Get to Know the Year of the Goat

  • Personality: gentle, persevering, calm, thoughtful, creative and righteous
  • Goat years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, …

In the Chinese zodiac, the Goat is the eighth animal sign of the 12-year cycle related to the Chinese calendar. The order of the 12 animal signs is Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Some people question that we should be ushering in the Year of the Goat or Sheep. The answer is goats are more commonplace in China than sheep. But people prefer to buy sheep mascot, as sheep are more adorable and fluffy. As the matter of fact, sheep or goat does not matter. The most important thing is people like the atmosphere of the New Year.

Let’s see the forecasts for Goats in 2019.

Goats’ Lucky Things

Forecasts for Goats in 2019

Overall Luck

Types of Goat — Five Elements and Years

Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat over 60 year cycle. Five elements are Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

It is said that birth animal signs and elements decide people's characteristic. Let's find different personalities, interpersonal relationships, love relationships, careers and health and finance conditions in 5 types of goat.

Type of Goat

Year of Birth


Wood Goat


Genial and kindly

Fire Goat


Gentle, thoughtful and honest

Earth Goat


Righteous and honest

Gold (Metal) Goat


Strong heart and responsible

Water Goat


Gentle and don’t like cutting a smart figure.

Fire Goat


Individuals are born in Fire Goat Year share gentle, thoughtful and honest character.

Interpersonal Relationship

They would love to help friends, families and strangers. Sometimes, they are stubborn but they will accept suggestions. They also like tidy. So, almost all people who know them like them and are willing to help them.

Love Relationship

Fire Goat always attracts the other sex. In this year, Fire Goat without a relationship will find the ideal one. Taking actions will bring a satisfy result. Fire Goat who already has a relationship will be happier this year.


Working hard, Fire Goat will get comfortable and wealthy life after their middle age. When come across obstacles, if they insist to solve problems, they can come over difficulties. Fire Goat should make more friends having the same goal to help each other. Maybe Fire Goat has a lot of work to do, but their luck and relationships will help them solve many things.

Fire Goat should give their offspring’s some career guides basing on self experience.


Fire Goat would easily get ill in winter. Have a healthy diet.


Take conservative strategies about investments this year. Fire Goat can purchase some immovable properties to store value.

Earth Goat


Earth Goats share righteous and honest characters.

Interpersonal Relationship

They are willing to help families and friends. Although sometimes they say words without considering them twice, they do not scheme. They will accept suggestions. So, friends like them. Earth Goat will be the best friend of Earth Goat.

Love Relationship

Male Earth Goat is more charming than female Earth Goat. Couples should work for their relationship.


They will get benefit from good relationship. Rare difficulties they will meet in their entire life career. A good friend will help Earth Goat’s career a lot and they will make progress together.


Do not take too much stress. Learn to release yourself. Go out to travel to avoid breaking down from constant work. .


Earth Goat should decrease their expenditure. Lottery fans should restrain themselves from gambling too much. Be cautious when invest in stock market.

Metal Goat


The Metal Goat is kind hearted. He or she always has ambition to do everything. Metal Goat has a gentle appearance with a strong heart. People describe they are an iron fist in a velvet glove. They are responsible and they will do everything fulfill their missions.

They are good at establishing their own career and attach great importance to the principle and faith as well. The only shortage of the Metal Goat is that they are too obstinate sometimes and lack of flexibility. They are suitable to specialize in a certain skill and can achieve an outstanding achievement.

Interpersonal Relationship

The Metal Goat always insists on them own principle excessively. It appears a little obstinate and is easy to conflict with their superior. In the interpersonal relationship with their colleagues, they are also easy to dispute and have contests in secrete with each other.

Love Relationship

In the love relationship, the Metal Goat is generally in a slow pace. In the process of the development of the lover relationship, they are always lingering and hard to decide whether to fall in love or not. When they approach to their lover actively, they will estrange initiatively.

If the Metal Goat thinks this period of love is not suitable to them or not conforms to the actual situation while they want to give up, they will have the felling of hesitation in most cases. If the Metal Goat cherish this period of love, they should make every effort to maintain as soon as possible, otherwise, they should resolve to finish it at the very earliest time.


In Metal Goat’s career, their work is hard but gains less with more work. The method to solve the problem is to “work more and talk less”. No matter to deal with their work or the relationship with their colleagues, they should have patience and tolerance. If they wish to be the best man, they should be to suffer the bitterest of the bitter.


The Metal Goat cares about their appearance and always ignores the temperature. They should pay attention to whether the clothes is suitable to the temperature. If they wear the clothes according to the weather, they can avoid a lot of trouble in health.


In their lifetime, the luck of the fortune is not bad. But if the Metal Goat is born in the twelfth month of the Chinese lunar year, they will be tough in their youth life and stable in the middle age.

Generally speaking, the fortune of the Metal Goat is smooth and steady, because the metal of the terrestrial branch can contribute to the metal of the five elements of the Metal Goat. But when they meet Gui (癸), the last of the ten heavenly stems, their fortune will unsteadiness and the following situations are easy to happen:

  • The luck of fortune takes a turn for the better all of a sudden;
  • The money they earn is more and more year by year;
  • When their money is earned in a certain degree, there will be something happened to make them suffering unexpected personal financial losses. Therefore, when there is a sum of money coming into their pocket, they should buy some Hedging Products or something they like.

Water Goat


The character of the Water Goat is gentle. They don’t like cutting a smart figure.

Interpersonal Relationship

The Water Goat is responsible and attaches importance to their friends. Because of their spirit of sacrificing their own interests for the sake of others, their friends always show love and esteem to them. But just because of they always think of their friends in all respects and doesn’t care about their own gain and loss, they are sometimes hard to avoid getting the short end of the stick

The Water Goat is very gifted. In their early year, they can receive a good condition of cultivation and their talent in art can make them obtain a high achievement in the field of music, painting and craft. The Water Goat children can only spend a few hours to exercise a piece of music alone in the room.

They hardly worry about the competition between them and their peers or whether they are popular, because everyone will like the Water Goat children. They are self-confident and easy to get along with.

Love Relationship

No matter male or female Water Goat, they will have a happiness family.


The Water Goat is suitable to develop in the technology industry or work on research. Their youth hood will be hard. In their middle age, it will be stable. And it will be peaceful and happy in their old age. The Water Goat’s luck of career is strong.

They are man owing entrepreneur spirit. The smooth and steady luck of career can make the Water Goat cooperate whole heartedly with the superior and their colleagues. Although they will run into a lot of difficulties, as long as they follow the prescribed order, they can achieve satisfying effort.


Water Goat’s luck of fortune is a little specious and fluctuating, so they have to take care of it. Especially, they should take care of the financial management. The major investments should be avoided as possible as they can in case the result makes them trapped in deep trouble. Also, the fortune Water Goat doesn't deserve should not look forward to too much. In addition, if they had a lot of money, they should not show off in case they are stolen.

Wood Goat


The character of the Wood Goat is genial and kindly. They are polite to everyone and compassionate to help their friends. So their interpersonal relationship is quite good. The only pity is that there is no one can help Wood Goat in their family. They can only do everything themselves. The Wood Goat’s wife is virtuous and they have a happiness family.

Interpersonal Relationship

The Wood Goat will lead a dual life contacting with two totally different social circles in the meantime and these two social circles don’t know each other. The Wood Goat is very easy going and very honest. However, it is their habit to educate others how to do things. They don’t grab all the power but they like power.

For the Wood Goat, they can’t accept the cheat of others. They also don’t like face to the iron face and they wish all their friends smile forever and chat with them in gentle tone.

Love Relationship

On one hand, the Wood Goat does not need others. They always live by themselves or act as the loners in the marital relations because the Wood Goat’s wife often travel and leave behind him. On the other hand, the emotion between the husband and wife is steady. Even if the third party exists, he or she cannot get involved in the family of Wood Goat.

If Wood Goat’s family can travel together and relax the mind and body, they can be an affectionate family. Because when they come to an unfamiliar place, they will feel the importance of each other. They also can find they can get along with each other harmoniously and congenially.


The Wood Goat will meet a lot of trouble in their career, but they can solve the problem well by their own ability. Their performance is impressive and they will get the appreciation of the superior. They will have the opportunity of promotion. The Wood Goat is not suitable to work on the risky investments in case there is unexpected impediment and difficulty.


The immunity and the vitality of the Wood Gold are strong, but they are easy to be tired. They need some relax and the vigor of them will recover.


The development of the Wood Goat’s career should face to the outer space but not inland. They are suitable to develop overseas markets. In the high profitable business, their luck is a trend of flourishing in the early period and decline in the late period. Therefore, they should stop where it should stop in case of wasting capital.

Love Compatibility with the Goat

Love Compatibility with the Goat

Greetings for a Goat Year

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Some Famous People Born in a Year of the Goat

Many famous people were born in the year of the Goat. Here is a list of several show business celebrities born in the year of the Goat.

Born in 599

Emperor Taizong of Tang dynasty

Born in 1103

Yue Fei (Song dynasty patriot and general)

Born in 1475


Born in 1732

George Washington

Born in 1835

Mark Twain

Born in 1847

Thomas Alva Edison

Born in 1955

Bill Gates

Born in 1967

Nicole Kidman

Born in 1979

Zhang Ziyi (Chinese actress)

Some other celebrities

Empress Dowager Cixi, Rupert Murdoch, Barbara Jill Walters, Steve Jobs, Chow Yun Fat, Jay Chou

Which Chinese Zodiac Sign Are You?

  • Rat: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2027, 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2030, 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

The years above are Chinese calendar years, starting at Chinese New Year, which usually falls between January 21st and February 20th. To confirm their Chinese zodiac sign, people born in January or February should examine the date of Chinese New Year in the year of their birth.

Introduction to the 12 Animals

We list all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, if you want to check out the animal sign that your parents or your kids belong to:

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