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Year of the Goat – the 8th Chinese Zodiac Animal

The Year of the Goat is eighth in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Goat years are …1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Goat.

A myth says that the Jade Emperor held a competition and said the order of the 12-cycle animal signs would be decided by the order in which the zodiac animals arrived at his palace. Horse and Goat arrived after Snake. But they were modest and each let the other go first. The Jade Emperor saw how kind and polite they were and ranked them seventh and eighth.

Chinese Zodiac Years – Goat 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.

Goat's Personality Traits

Goats are tender, thoughtful, honest and kind-hearted. They have a gentle appearance with a strong heart. They are responsible and they will do everything fulfill their missions. But they are too obstinate sometimes and lack of flexibility. They are suitable to specialize in a certain skill and can achieve an outstanding achievement.

Goat's Love Compatibility

Goat's Love Compatibility

Best Match with Goat: Rabbit, Horse, or Pig

Goat and Rabbit fit perfectly in personality, so does Pig. They attract and support each other.
Goats are family-oriented and their reliance will make Horses feel content.

Worst Match with Goat: Rat, Ox, Dragon, Snake, or Dog

Rat and Ox are not compatible with Goat. There won’t be much trust and understanding in a relationship.
Snakes are calculating and jealous; Dragons are aggressive and adventurous; they don’t fit Goats well.

Lucky Things for Goat for 2020

Goat's lucky things

Goat's Prediction for 2020

Overall Fortune

Goat's Prediction for 2020

Interpersonal Relationship

Goats 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

In the love relationship, the 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 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 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.


The Goat will meet a lot of trouble in their career in 2020, 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 Goat is not suitable to work on the risky investments in case there is unexpected impediment and difficulty.


The 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 2020, Goats' luck of the fortune is not bad. But if the 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 Goat is smooth and steady, because the metal of the terrestrial branch can contribute to the metal of the five elements of the 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.

Famous People Born in the Year of Goat

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

People born in Goat years are gentle, honest, thoughtful and kind-hearted. They have lucky and unlucky things.In 2020, Goat people might need try efforts to maintain love relationships, meet trouble and promotion chance as well, need to pay attention to the temperature, and have good luck in finance. All these predictions, however, serve for reference only, just like western astrology.

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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