(1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)
The Chinese year of the Goat is the eighth year of the 12 year cycle of Chinese Zodiac animals finishing in 8th place to the Heavenly gate. The old Chinese story behind this was that the Jade emperor ordered the race to select the 12 animals that were to be his personal guards.
Year of the Goat people are born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 so if you’re a Goat, read on for a few more details!
Judy was born in the year of the goat so read on and get to know what she is like from the eyes of the Chinese Zodiac!
They’re calm and collected, and like to have time alone with their thoughts. Sometimes their sense of composure can make them seem unassuming, but these individuals have strength and compassion in equal measure, with consideration and empathy for those around them.
Their strong, quietly observant abilities come in handy when they need to make moves, but these creative thinkers can sometimes be unorganized, high-strung, or insecure. Support and reassurance in response to their empathy is key to getting along with them.
Chinese Zodiac Elements
Chinese astrology assigns each zodiac year with one of the five elements (Gold, Water, Wood, Earth, and Fire) with each element assigned to a zodiac animal year that recycles every 60 years. The 12-year cycle for each element starts with a year of the Rat and continues through the 12 zodiac animal years.
The next year of the Goat will be 2027 in the metal cycle.
Each Zodiac sign is also assigned a fixed element and Earth is a the fixed element for the any year of the Goat as is the Ox, Dragon and the Dog.
For more detailed information on Chinese elements, see this article on The Chinese Five Elements.
Full Zodiac Animal chart
Below is the full spectrum of Chinese zodiac animals. Click on the image to look up your own sign by birth year and read more about how Judy, Sarah and Kaitlin rediscovered their Chinese Zodiac signs in Hong Kong.
If you’re looking to shower your family and friends with well-wishes and greetings or at least understand them, check out 23 of the most common Chinese New Year greetings in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
Don’t forget to visit our Chinese New Year recipe planning guide to plan your own celebration meal.