Goat - Chinese Zodiac Animal
- Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
- Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
- Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose
- Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
The goat ranks the eighth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the goat are mild mannered, pessimistic, shy, and sympathetic. Personality traits, such as creativity, dependability, intelligence, and calmness make them very charming to be with. They are more comfortable when left alone or stay at home.
Though they love to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.
People born in the year of the goat are very serene and calm; therefore, they tend to have fewer health problems. If goat people are in mental and emotional good spirits, this should have a positive affect on their physical health. Eating fresh and organic produce, and eliminating red meat from their diet when possible, is an effective way to keep healthy. They should get out among nature and commune with the great outdoors. Fresh air, trees, and sunshine will all do wonders for their health. Make sure that goat people have a regular schedule for meals and keep their sleep and waking times consistent.
People born in the year of the goat prefer to work in a team. They are not crazy about status and power. Unless asked, they won’t ever volunteer for anything and act as the leaders. Good career choices for goats are pediatrician, actor, daycare teacher, interior designer, florist, hair stylist, musician, editor, illustrator and art history teacher.
Generally speaking, goats are private. Therefore, it may take time and effort to know those who born in the year of the goat. Goats would be the one to decide with whom to share their own personal things and when to do so. This is likely to be the reason why most goats have few intimate friends. Once becoming friends, their relationships would be peaceful and fulfilling. They’ll work hard for those they love.
Best with: Rabbit, Horse or Pig
Worst with: Rat, Ox or Dog
2014 Predictions for the Goat
Love: 2014 will be a stable year for Goats. Relationships will be harmonious with couples experiencing little friction. All will be peaceful. In seeking romance this year, singles will find the advice of their elders particularly helpful.
Career: This will be a year of steady progress. There will be few wonderful opportunities or great changes, so this is a year to consider consolidating your career, keeping up the good work and building upon that for the future. However, depend upon yourself this year more than upon others. People may prove somewhat untrustworthy. Maintain the focus upon yourself and your own efforts rather than upon any cooperative enterprise.
Wealth: Though generally positive, be wary should you decide to invest in any new project or undertake cooperative activities. These are unlikely to pay off. The luck you have this year is likely to arise out of those things in which you already have an investment.
Health: Though this may vary widely this year between individual Goats, on average, health will be maintained at an intermediate level. Of particular concern are respiratory diseases. Keep warm in colder weather or you are likely to develop a severe cough.
General Outlook: 2014 will be an even, stable year bringing little in the way of either good or bad luck. Do not strive for benefits; these will tend to bring harm along with them that balances any benefit out. Thus promotion, for example, will face obstacles this year and be unlikely to prove of value. Build upon what you have, improve upon your own professional and other skills and consider this as a preparatory year for better things to come. Be wary of those around you; this should be a year of introspection, not a year in which to reach out to others.
The Best Travel Destinations for the Goat in 2014
The auspicious stars will guide you to the south and to thewest. Inauspicious stars will try to lead you elsewhere and astray. Ignore them. The ideal destinations for the wandering Goat in 2014 are to the wonderful peaks of Guilin, the vibrant modernity of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu and Xi'an. For these last five, see above.
To be particularly avoided are Beijing, Tianjin, Luoyang, Datong and pretty-well anywhere northerly.
Famous People Who Belong to Goat
Liu Xun, or Emperor Xuan of Han (91 BC-49 BC), the emperor of the Western Han Dynasty.
Li Shimin, or Emperor Taizong of Tang (599-649), the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty.
Cao Cao (155-220), a famous statesman, militarist and littérateur in the late Eastern Han Dynasty.
Yue Fei (1103-1142), a famous general of the Southern Song Dynasty who opposed the Jin Dynasty.
Zeng Guofan (1811-1872), a minister of the Qing Dynasty and leader of the Hunan Army.
Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), a minister of the late Qing Dynasty and leader of the Westernization Group.
The City that Represent the Goat - Guangzhou
Unlikely as it is you will meet many rams walking down the streets of Guangzhou it is, nonetheless, their city and, indeed, has it as its nickname —Ram City. The connection arises from an old legend in which five rams blessed Guangzhou, to commemorate which there is a statue of the event in Guangzhou's Yuexiu Park. Moreover, the five rams feature on Guangzhou's coat-of-arms, in the praise of the locals for the 'Eight Sights of Ram City', and in numerous local brands, committees, building and business names and titles.
The rams blessed the city well. Thanks to its location, it has proved an important place way back into Chinese history. The starting point of theMaritime Silk Road, it became known as 'China's Southern Gate'. Its port has proved invaluable through centuries for the trade it has brought to the nation as a whole. This is not to say that all eyes of the inhabitants are on the practical things of life. They found time here to develop a cuisine admired throughout the world and take great pride in it with the phrase 'East and West, Cantonese Food is the Best'. As boasts go, this has some foundation; they have enough admirers around the world that many would not argue.
If it is food you're after, you would do well to visit Old Xiguan, (老西关), with its diverse range of flavors. For shopping more generally there are the two commercial pedestrian streets of Shang Xiajiu, (上下九路商业步行街), and Beijing Road, (北京路商业步行街). The modern Guangzhou is a shopper's paradise indeed, pulling in goods from all over the world as well as providing better opportunities than most to shop for indigenous Chinese goods. Don't get carried away and forget the culture here, though. With a history of 2,200 years there's much on show of historical importance. Check out Zhenhai Tower, (镇海楼); the Tomb of the Nangue King, (南越王墓); the Chen Clan Academy, (陈家祠); Six Banyan Temple, (六榕寺); Guangxiao Temple, (光孝寺); and, of historical significance itself, White Cloud Mountain, (白云山).