January 18 - January 24, 2021
The first full week of the month of the Ox gives you a chance to get a head start on the Year of the Ox, which will begin next month. For the Goat, the Ox represents an important stage in your personal journey. The Ox and Goat are opposing signs but that doesn't just mean that you have to adapt to an energy that is the polar opposite to your own. Because the Ox and Goat are opposing signs, by the time you reach the month of the Ox you are halfway between the last month of the Goat and the next and of your personal 12 month lunar cycle. When you reach the Year of the Ox next month this will bring you to the halfway point in your current personal 12 year lunar cycle. The Ox can play devil's advocate, reminding you of where you have forgotten the promises or intentions made during the month of the Goat, six months ago.
Year of the Rat
January 25, 2020 - February 11, 2021
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