In the Chinese calendar, 2015 marks the Year of the Goat. Discover when the Year of the Goat begins and what this new addition to the Chinese calendar has to offer.
According to the Chinese calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Goat. To be more accurate, it is the Year of the Wooden Goat as wood is the governing element of the two year-period corresponding to the year 4713 within the chronology of the Chinese calendar. The last Year of the Wooden Goat occurred in 1955.
What does the Zodiac symbol of the Goat represent?
Within the Chinese Zodiac, the Goat occupies the 8th position and symbolizes a creative, intelligent and generous character. Generally considered to be quiet and reserved, those born under the zodiac sign of the Goat are polite, kind-hearted and dependable people. Always keen to please others, they usually have a large group of friends but run the risk of their generosity being taken advantage of. According to the Chinese calendar, those born in the Year of the Goat are fond of quiet living and, as such, are more than comfortable being alone but can sometimes be too timid and indecisive in their actions.
Those born under the sign of the Goat are compatible with Rabbits and Pigs and incompatible with the Rat and Ox.
When does the Year of the Goat begin?
The Year of the Wooden Goat will begin on 19th February 2015 and finish on 7th February 2016, marking the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.