The Goat is the eighth sign of the Chinese calendar that makes up the Zodiac, and is one of the most pacifist. Chinese horoscope signs rule every twelve years for a full year; and the year of the Wood Goat began on February 19, 2015 and will end on February 19, 2016, influenced by the wood element.

All those born on the dates: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015 belong to the sign of the Goat; and they are combined with an element that marks luck and personality: wood, earth, fire, metal and water.

For Chinese astrology the number eight represents a great attribute because according to their beliefs it is associated with good luck, prosperity and peace. Those governed by this sign have a kind, sincere and gentle personality; they are affectionate and understandable people and able to easily forgive others, they are home lovers, and they do not like to fight; on the contrary, they always avoid confrontations.

However, despite the Goat being a symbol of kindness, when their interests are threatened they respond with firmness, impetus and determination; These people tend to be intelligent, they have a great sensitivity for coexistence, art and spirituality. They are drawn to the world of nature, from biology, botany to hiking.

The goat is a docile, meek and domesticable animal; so the Chinese popular belief associates that children born under this sign are very submissive, passive and faithful; what they in turn consider is going to be very difficult for them to achieve stability and happiness in this life. Their beliefs indicate that they are people destined for disappointment, failure, and lack certain skills to resolve conflicts and work-related problems.

As reported by The Global Times, «women in China decide to delay the birth of their children, only in order to prevent the Goat from being their sign»; while others point out: “I don’t want to have a baby until the year of the Goat is over, so that it isn’t docile and manipulable; and because she also would not have leadership skills ”.

On the other hand, the omens that comprise the year of the Wood Goat are represented by growth and development, both personal and universal. For this reason, the projects that are started at that time will prosper and be consolidated. It is a stage for new openings, for spirituality, creativity and the search for peace, for the achievement of agreements and conflict solutions; likewise, couple relationships will be strengthened and consolidated.

The Wood Goat is associated with all the living elements of nature and with the process of renewing life. It is also appropriate to plan the future, attract abundance, power; heal body and soul. Take advantage of the year of the Wood Goat and make your dreams come true!