June 29 - July 5, 2020
For the Goat, the month of the Horse is always an important chance to catch your breath, slow down and make time to hear yourself think. As the nostalgic and reflective month of the Horse always follows on from the social and serendipitous month of the Snake, you are always ready to put out the 'do not disturb' sign by the time it comes along. Even more so this year, with a leap month meaning that when the month of the Snake ended in June it began again, giving you eight weeks under its influence. The month of the Horse is a much needed chance to spend time in life's slow lane but is also an important part in the cycle that each lunar year takes you on. The month of the Horse is the final month in a personal 12 month lunar cycle, ending with the start of the month of the Goat and the beginning of a new 12 month cycle. This makes this a month where the focus is on closure and completion, ahead of new beginnings.
2020 - Year of the Rat
The contrast between the Year of the Pig, which ends on 24th January and the Year of the Rat, which begins at the same time, couldn’t be more different but in a good way. For the Goat, the Year of the Pig has been a fun and playful year, with a focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. In addition, the Pig and the Goat are the best of friends and he was never going to challenge you. In reality, you are ready for a challenge, not the kind that creates problems or trials, but the kind that can get you excited about putting yourself forward and that’s what the Rat creates.
For the Goat, the Rat is going to be a busy year, especially on the job front, with plenty of opportunities for job growth, promotion and for proving yourself in whatever field you operate in. You will need to pace yourself, for this is the kind of year when there is a danger of ignoring the signs to slow down and pace yourself, with workaholic tendencies. Hopefully the Pig’s playful influence has rubbed off on you, and you can maintain a balance between work and play. A particularly important time professionally will be during the month of the Dragon, which runs from 24th March to 23rd April and again during the month of the Rat, which runs from 14th December 2020 to 13th January 2021. This might mean keeping your work hat on over Christmas and the New Year, but it will be hard to prize off your head for much of the year anyway. Meanwhile, August and September are likely to be the most lucrative months of 2020, with a chance to benefit financially from the hard work you will have put in by then.
Meanwhile, there is a development that will guard against life becoming all work and no play and you can thank the Snake for that. There are 13 New Moons in 2020 and that means there will be a leap month, the first since 2017. This time the month being repeated is the month of the Snake, which for the Goat is the most social and serendipitous month of any year. The first month of the Snake runs from 23rd April to 22nd May, only to start over again from 22nd May to 21st June. As well as a special point in the year for your social life and for friendship, this will also be good for personal and professional networking in general.
About the Goat
Goats are sensitive, kind and loving creatures. They are also creative, artistic and sometimes eccentric. The Goat is the zodiacal archetype of genuine goodness and consideration. Goats are lucky about being in "the right place at the right time."
Goats definitely don't like to stand out in a crowd and will always hide in the wings, but they are elegant creatures and can be very creative. In general, they are serene, home-loving and nurturing.
They have a need to be loved and are at times, emotionally gloomy. Goats do not take criticisms well due to their sensitivity. They are extremely passive and will only fight under extreme provocation.
Their gentility and generosity with sympathy often leads them to be exploited by others. Goats are at best paired in business with a partner who is more aggressive than themselves, such as the Horse. In romantic relationships, they fare well with partners who have complimentary qualities that balance their trusting and gentle nature, as oppose to those who resemble them.
Compatible: Rabbits & Pigs
Difficult: Snakes & Rabbits