When it comes to talk of the Zodiac, it seems people are always split down the middle between the Chinese Zodiac & Western Zodiac. There’s considerable debate over which is more accurate, which has a better understanding of the star signs & ultimately, which one can predict your future better. But regardless of where you stand on the matter, there’s no question that Chinese Astrology is much different than Western Astrology. From the symbolism of the various signs to the alternative traits based on the year you were born and even its unique way of predicting the future. So for today, we wanted to highlight Chinese Astrology and pick it apart deeper to better understand it’s culture and research compared to the Zodiac we’ve all come to love. And to start with that, we wanted to focus on the goat Zodiac sign.
It’s been a few years since we were last in a goat year & it will be another seven before we reach another, but we wanted to delve into an analysis of the goat Zodiac, what years make your sign the goat, traits goat people will have, love compatibility and more. So, if you’re ready to learn all about what the goat represents in Chinese Astrology, let’s dive in and get started.
The Goat Zodiac Personality & Overview
- Lucky numbers: 7 & 2
- Colors: Purple, red & brown
- Crystal: Emerald
- Position: Eighth
- Past goat years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015.
- Next goat year: 2027.
Goat people have a very gentle, stable, and delicate persona, although they are very strong and resilient in life. They typically project a gentle demeanor on the surface but are hard and energetic on the inside. People born under this sign are typically hard-working. And because they are so goal-oriented, they are often seen as stubborn. Although, this is just the force of their drive towards their goals that is truly unmatchable to those around them (you can read more about the goat personality & drive in the Chinese Zodiac in our article here). However, their drive can lead them down the road of many things, which tends to leave the goat with wisdom, experience & many stories to tell. Although, more than anything, they are quiet, home-bodies, and very sensitive, even if they may not appear as so.
Types of Goat:
According to the Chinese Zodiac, there are five different types of goats that correspond with the different elements. Each year, these are different, so a brief overview of what their characteristics look like comparatively as well as their years would look like this:
Emotional and nurturing. Corresponding years: 1943 & 2003.
Honest, tidy and clean. Corresponding years: 1967 & 1907.
Compassionate and gentle. Corresponding years: 2015 & 1955.
Stubborn and hard-working. Corresponding years: 1991 & 1931.
Straight-forward and honest. Corresponding years: 1919 & 1979.
The Goat in Career
- Best career: Artist, designer, writer, or musician.
Next, when it comes to the career of the goat, because of this, they are very creative, they will excel with careers in the arts, such as musician, designer, or writer. Although, because they have such a strong sense of self and self-motivation, no matter what goat people decide to do with their life, you can be certain they will do so with their heart and being and succeed greatly at it.
The Goat in Love
- Most compatible match: Horse, pig, and rabbit
- Least compatible match: Dragon, Ox, Dog, and Snake
In love, the goat is quiet and private, so warming up to them may take longer for some. Goats require someone with patience and willingness to accept their quiet side. So truly, if you are willing to give the goat space when needed and be patient with them, you can build a beautiful relationship foundation that could last a lifetime. You can also read more about the goat and other Chinese Zodiac compatibility in our detailed article about it here.
In conclusion, when it comes to the goat zodiac, you are bound to stumble upon very proud, hard-working, and kind people. If you have a goat sign in your life, you should consider yourself lucky, as these people are some of the best companions you’ll ever meet. Although they may seem quiet at first, the goat persona is truly a sign unlike any other, and one you should definitely take the time to get to know. You may uncover a rare jewel just past their surface. And if you’re looking to read up more on the year of the goat & Chinese astrology overall, we recommend you check out this article here on ChineseNewYear.com for more insightful information you don’t want to miss.