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The Goat is the eighth animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, and Horse were the first seven to arrive, and Goat followed soon after.

Goats, like Horses, are widely liked and almost universally appreciated. Goats have also been integral partners to humanity in the rise of civilization, giving their fleece to make clothes and their milk to be a staple source of nourishment. People born in the year of the Goat are lucky, warm-hearted, gentle, tender, well-mannered, and creative.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Goat

Date Element
Feb 06, 2027 – Jan 25, 2028 Fire
Feb 19, 2015 – Feb 07, 2016 Wood
Feb 01, 2003 – Jan 21, 2004 Water
Feb 15, 1991 – Feb 03, 1992 Metal
Jan 28, 1979 – Feb 15, 1980 Earth
Feb 09, 1967 – Jan 29, 1968 Fire
Jan 24, 1955 – Feb 11, 1956 Wood
Feb 05, 1943 – Jan 24, 1944 Water


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Lucky Signs for Goat in Chinese Zodiac

Quality Positive Negative
Numbers 2, 4, and 9, plus the numbers containing these digits, such as 29, 92, and others 3, 7, and 8, along with the numbers comprised of any of these digits, such as 37, 38, 873, and other numbers
Colors red, purple, and green gold, blue, and black
Flowers carnation and primrose  
Direction East and South  
Lunar Month 6  
Season Summer  
Western Zodiac Match Cancer  
Yin or Yang Yin, the passive female principle of the universe, is characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold  
Hours of the Day 1 pm to 3 pm  


Goat Personality

Goats are well-mannered, amicable, and sympathetic individuals. They have a strong sense of justice and kind-heartedness. Even though Goats come across as gentle, they are not weak, as they have bright minds and strong opinions.

Their instincts are excellent, and they possess great intuition. These people enjoy outings with friends, but they do not like to be the center of attention, especially when it comes to being in situations with people they do not know.

They have a heightened sense of art and beauty and enjoy buying fashionable things in order to have first-class look.


Being meticulous, sincere, generous, sociable, hospitable, firm, tender, tolerant, forgiving, kind, passionate, strong, talented, knowledgeable, hard-working, and frugal.

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Being sentimental, irritable, pessimistic, dependent, timid, easily influenced, emotional, subjective, and indecisive.

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Goat

Individuals born between Jan 24, 1955 – Feb 11, 1956, or Feb 19, 2015 – Feb 07, 2016, are Wood Goats. They are amicable, compassionate, and gentle, with a great desire to help others, especially when it comes to their family and friends.

Fire Goat

Those born between Feb 09, 1967 – Jan 29, 1968, or Feb 06, 2027 – Jan 25, 2028, are Fire Goats. Such people are honest and straightforward, amicable, very neat and organized, like household chores, and prefer their home and workplace to be neat and tidy.

Earth Goat

If you were born between Jan 28, 1979 – Feb 15, 1980, then you are an Earth Goat. You are honest and frank, righteous, always ready to help your family and friends, and never wish anyone harm.

Metal Goat

People born between Feb 15, 1991 – Feb 03, 1992, are Metal Goats. They are kind-hearted and ambitious, very responsible in work and personal life, and very determined, which, for people who do not know them, may come across as stubborn.

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Water Goat

Individuals born between Feb 05, 1943 – Jan 24, 1944, or Feb 01, 2003 – Jan 21, 2004, are Water Goats. They are very friendly and ready to help others when people need them, sometimes even sacrificing their own interests and well-being in order to help others.

Health for Goat

Goats have some of the most durable constitutions so they have to be mindful of taking on bad eating habits, that will not cause immediate problems, but rather allow difficulties to build up over time and then become serious problems later.

Their eating habits often depend on their emotional state. If they are too happy or too sad, they can overindulge or undernourished. Since this will certainly reflect in their health, they should have a nutrition and meal plan they can follow consistently. Diet is very much the key to good or poor health for these individuals.

Business and Career for Goats

Goats are made for any type of work, and they will be devoted to their job and quickly achieve success in any venture. Such people are artistic, so they will immensely enjoy the creative professions related to art and music.

Moreover, their sociability and desire to help others make them a great match for professions in education or healthcare. They do not like to work on their own, so it is not likely that they would want to start their own business.

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Goat Relationships with Other Signs

Goats value their privacy. Therefore, their friends and loved ones need to be patient and take the time to get to know them. Since they do not like to share much information about their personal lives, they usually have only a few close friends.

They are very devoted to their friendships and romantic partnerships and work hard for those they care about. The Goat individual matches best with Horse, Rabbit, and Pig; has okay relationships with Rooster; and struggles with Ox, Tiger, and Dog.

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