December 10 - December 16, 2018
While the playful month of the Pig ended on last Friday's New Moon and the busier and more work focused month of the Rat began, there wasn't the abrupt crossover this can often create. While the month of the Pig and its playful influence has come to an end, with the Year of the Pig starting in February, this is something that won't completely go off the boil. For the Goat, the month of the Rat is the busiest month of any lunar year, with its focus not just on work and job matters, but on being of service in general. Yet the Pig has less moved on and more taken a backseat until it can not only come back into play in February but will remain in play for the next 12 months. While the Pig won't interfere, for this is the Rat's time, it will watch from the sidelines to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play.
2018 - Year of the Dog
The Year of the Dog kicks off on the 17th February and with it is a year that you can relate to and work with, even if it doesn’t thrill or excite you. This is a year when a lot of the groundwork can be done ahead of the Year of the Pig, which begins next February. Now that is a year that will definitely thrill and excite you, for it will bring one of the best years for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. Yet this is a year when you are often starting to yearn for more fun, especially if life holds too many responsibilities.
The one compliant you will have about the Year of the Dog is that it doesn’t challenge you and in fact, this is a comfortable year, as in as comfortable as a pair of old slippers. The Dog speaks your language and especially when it comes to making your home your castle. For the Goat, the Year of the Dog is all about home, family and all things domestic. As much as this is always close to every Goat’s heart, you can already do this in your sleep. It is hard to imagine putting more time and effort into home and family matters than you already do. Yet what the Dog does is help you appreciate this. The Dog will constantly be telling you to slow down and appreciate the small things in life. What the Dog won’t do is let you down and you will find that you have a lot of support this year.
If you start a new project at work or decide to try something new, you will find that support comes from out the woodwork. Break down while driving and you’re likely to find someone coming to your rescue. Need it and help will be there. The Dog worries about the Goat, who is normally independent and stoic, always ready to let others know that you don’t need their help. The Dog knows otherwise and before you can ask for it, you’re likely to find that help is there.
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