February 18 - February 24, 2019
We are still in the early weeks of the Year of the Pig, with plenty of time to embrace its playful influence. Herein lies the biggest danger, for if you have all the time in the world to make all things fun, playful, romantic and creative a priority, chances are you will take all the time in the world. This is something you can afford to put off, because the Year of the Pig won't run its course until January 2020. However, putting things off can become a habit and the next thing you know, the Year of the Pig is not only over, but next year's busy Year of the Rat will have begun. Already there is a need to take a balance between work and play seriously. In the meantime, the month of the Tiger reaches its halfway point on Wednesday's Full Moon, with a chance to start getting your financial ducks in a row.
2019 - Year of the Pig
From the moment you move into the Year of the Pig on the Chinese New Year, you are likely to sink into its embrace with a sigh of relief. You are coming out of some busy years, where there has been a lot of responsibility and a lot of giving, whether on the home front, at work or with life’s demands in general.
As the Year of the Dog ends this will take the weight of responsibility off your shoulders. It is not that you will have less responsibilities and more that the weight from them won’t feel so heavy.
For the Goat, the common complaint when reaching the end of the Year of the Dog, is of being exhausted and that life has become all work and no play. This is partly because the Dog puts the focus on responsibility, especially to family, your job and the things you are responsible for and partly because you are so susceptible to this. The Goat is naturally responsible, especially to those people they feel responsible for, in a way that others aren’t. So as the Dog piled on more and more weight, chances are you just took it. This is why the Pig is always such a saviour for you, with this Year always following on from the Year of the Dog.
The Pig and Goat are the best of friends, so instead of you carrying the weight of others, the Pig is here to carry some of that weight for you. This is why you will feel the weight of responsibility lighten. In addition, for the Goat, the Year of the Pig is a playful year, with its focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative.
With the busy Year of the Rat beginning next year, the Pig is charged with finally helping you find a balance between work and play. Ironically this will have a positive spin off professionally and you should find that this is a good year for both job and career matters. It turns out that a healthy balance between work and play can improve your productivity and creativity. If you work in the creative fields then this should be an especially good year for you professionally and a potentially successful year as well.
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