The Goat

The Goat is sensitive and has good taste
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Chinese animal zodiac sign Goat
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The Goat has an eye for beauty. This Chinese zodiac sign has a unique and captivating energy - they especially stand out on the stage. They tend to spend their money on things that are aesthetically pleasing.

Goats are harmonious and reserved.

The harmonious Goat avoids quarrels at all costs. The Goat's passive approach usually results in success. This sign should not be underestimated - Goats have a strong will deep down.


This creature is warm and friendly. Many people are attracted to the Goat’s charisma. The warm-hearted character of the Goat makes it very compassionate. This sign makes for an excellent adviser - even if their advice is not always well-received.

Goats are highly emotional and sensitive. They are easily weakened by external influences. They don't take criticism well - they get sad and sulky because of their porous nature. But with a little recognition and praise, their confidence is restored.

The kind Goat is timid and restrained, but it is also quite attractive and can sometimes have a jealous side. It despises infidelity, and wants to have peace and harmony at home.

When it comes to professional matters, this sign may choose a career that requires some type of artistic specialization. Goats do very well in industries that involve aesthetics because of their good taste. But if they feel pressured to succeed, it is better to just let them be.


Great match:

Pig, Rabbit

Good match:

Goat, Snake, Horse, Dragon

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Decent match:

Rat, Monkey, Tiger, Rooster, Dog

Bad match:



The Five Elements of the Goat

Wood Goat

This breed prefers to feel the ground beneath their feet. Those born in wood years have lots of conviction and certainty. They gain material and non-material goods in an ethical manner - their efforts are lucrative but also sustainable. They are open-minded toward development and improvement, and they present their ideas with persuasion and assertion.

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The wood goat starts the day in a positive and happy mood.

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The element of wood makes these Goats rational and pragmatic. They want security in life, and they achieve this through the accumulation of material goods as well as a strong moral compass. People born in the year of the wood are also open to novelty. They tend to drive projects forward, as they are well-educated and good at coming up with ideas that have high impact. 

Wood Goats  are usually in a good mood and they have a lot of faith in the future. They do not get upset easily, as they have a lot of trust in their relationships. However, they do require more to keep them happy, such as a high income and a nice house. 


Fire Goat

This element is passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive. Those born in fire years are often strong and confident, but they can also be impatient. They are able to defy the odds, but sometimes need to keep their ego in check, as their dominant personality is not always welcome. They tend to gravitate toward improvement and innovation. When it comes to career, fire-born individuals show tremendous leadership potential.

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The fire goat experiences strong mood swings and is combative.

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The Fire Goats  are prone to intense mood swings. At times they are full of positive energy and believe that anything is possible, until they suddenly become sad and pessimistic about reaching their goals. But after each setback, they rally and fight back.

Earth Goat

Those born in earth years are intelligent and responsible, and can be more on the traditional side. They have lots of common sense and avoid situations that are too risky or adventurous. They are highly practical and logical.

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The earth goat can handle material goods well, and thus seems relaxed and relaxed, as the products of the earth nourish it.

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The Earth Goat  is practical and logical, which makes them a huge asset to anyone who works with them. Unlike the other Goats, this type is more attentive to their finances and has luxurious taste. They are also very calm and in control over their emotions.


Metal Goat

Those who were born in metal years are strong, firm and principled. They stay calm and in control when others are upset, as they are able to handle challenging situations. They are obstinate and ambitious - metal personalities aren't afraid to use their imagination, but they are also very goal-oriented. 

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The metal goat can face courageous situations to gain strength.

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Professional success is important to the Metal Goat . However, this Goat suffers from more emotional fluctuations, and is often dissatisfied. They also have trouble making decisions. The Metal Goat must be courageous to find success. 


Water Goat

Water is adaptable to change  (unlike metal, for example, which shows more resistance). Variability, flexibility and interdependence are core qualities of this element. Water makes for an inquisitive mind that enjoys learning and mental stimulation. Those born in water years are sensitive and communicative, as they have a strong sense of intuition. They tend to have a more passive approach and can sometimes get tired easily.

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The sensitive water goat shuns conflicts.

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Water Goats  are highly empathetic. They can handle interpersonal relations extremely well, and they enjoy to be in good company. Their positive qualities come out in social settings. They do not like confrontation.



Hours ruled the Goat: 1 pm - 3 pm

Cardinal direction:  south, southwest

Season:  summer

Month:  July

Element: Fire

Zodiac sign:  Cancer

Positive traits: sensitive, good sense of style, aesthetically inclined, peaceful, creative, helpful

Negative traits : shy, jealous, weak, pessimistic

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