ACCORDING to Chinese legend, goats are symbolically generous, kind-hearted and eager to please others.
The Wood Goat is the eighth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
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The goat is the eighth animal in the Chinese zodiacCredit: The Sun
Repeating every 12 years, the animal cycle includes the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.
Each of those can then be split into five elements – Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water.
So what exactly is the ‘Wood Goat’ zodiac sign and what does it represent?
What year is the Wood Goat?
here are five Chinese elements; Water, Metal, Wood, Earth and Fire
The years of the Wood Goat are 1955 and 2015.
ChineseNetYear.net says the goat is associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 1–3 in the afternoon.
According to Chinese mythology, the country’s Jade Emperor said the order of the zodiac signs would be decided based on when they arrived at his party.
The goat and the deer travelled together, but upon finding there were no boats available, they tried to swim across the river.
Momager and reality star Kris Jenner is a GoatCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The deer couldn’t handle the swim and turned back, but the goat struggled on alone and made it to the party as eighth place.
The goat arrived at the same time as the horse, and the two are referred to as ‘kind and modest’, each letting the other go first, with the emperor ranking them seventh and eighth.
Other years of the Goat
The other years of the Goat are: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015.
Characteristics and personality traits of the Wood Goat.
Hollywood actress Julia Roberts is another GoatCredit: AP:Associated Press
The next year of the Goat will be 2027.
Celebrities born in the year of the Goat include Kris Jenner, Bill Gates, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Nicole Kidman and Steve Jobs.
Characteristics and personality traits of the Wood Goat
How truly wonderful is this character. Truly, is the answer.
They’re a complete and utter softie on just about every level.
Forget any bravado that you might sense about their personality, it doesn’t exist. They’re gentle, happy souls who crave harmony and peace.
Steve Jobs, born in 1955, was also a GoatCredit: Getty Images – Getty
They are an extremely sociable character, just love to chill and hang out with those they cherish. They need to surround themselves with the right people though – no outspoken critical characters, thank you very much.
Why? Because they’re staggeringly sensitive. They simply can’t abide criticism in any way.
Types of Goat
Metal Goat: Sensitive, creative, loyal and talented.
Earth Goat: Patient, thoughtful, practical, hard-working, and stable.
Wood Goat: Strong, optimistic, altruistic, expansive, and socially conscious.
The Wood element adds optimism and strength to the goat sign
Fire Goat: Dynamic, persistent, enthusiastic, creative, and impulsive.
Water Goat: Intelligent, flexible, soft, powerful, and overwhelming.
The Zodiac signs along with their traits
The Goat is best suited to get on with equally good-natured Pigs and the Rabbits.
The Rabbit, Pig, and Goat are the people pleasers of the zodiac, as these three signs are known as easy going, loving, but can be considered boring and cowardly.
The Rabbit can be detached, but the Goat is humble and civil.
The Rabbit, Pig and Goat all get along famously
The Pig is known as the most generous, sincere, and honorable of all the animals in the zodiac.
However, the Goat doesn’t get along with everybody – they can clash with incompatible signs like the Ox, Tiger, and Dog.
These signs are less likely to get on with the easy-going Goat because of their hot-headed nature.
They will consistently engage in quarrel with no clear objective in sight which is why pursuing a relationship with either sign is not recommended.
In more Zodiac news, here’s everything you need to know about the Year of the Ox.
And if if you’re the Year of the Dragon – find out what that means here.
In more zodiac news, read up on what the Year of the Rat means for you.
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