December 4 - December 10, 2023
While the playful and creative month of the Pig won't end until next Wednesday's New Moon, not only is this drawing closer by the day but so too is the busy, industrious and work focused month of the Rat. With the month of the Rat then running through the rest of 2023, through the holiday period and into the early weeks of 2024, there are some busy times ahead. With the month of the Pig ending before the holiday period begins, it is working to bring some of its influence forward. For the first time in 12 years, the month of the Pig is playing out during the adventurous Year of the Rabbit, with the two working together to keep the focus on the playful, creative and adventurous side of life's fence.
Year of the Rabbit
Jan 22, 2023 - Feb 9, 2024
To begin with, the early weeks of 2023 wouldn’t have felt any different to 2022 and you might be feeling both weary and doubtful that it won’t be a case of more of the same this year. While it is always the case that the new lunar year won’t start until at least three weeks into the new calendar year and there will always be an overflow, this year the contrast between the two is not only stark but the year could get off to a challenging start. For the Goat, the month of the Ox can be the most challenging month of any lunar year. As your opposing sign, this can be a hard slog and underway until 21st January, you might have begun 2022 with a lot of responsibilities or demands.
At the same time, with the Year of the Tiger and its focus on money matters still underway, this could be another ball that you were juggling. However, 2023 is one year where you can’t judge a book by its cover, with everything changing on 21st January. In one fell swoop, the New Moon on 21st January will not only bring the month of the Ox to a close but the Year of the Tiger, instead ushering in the adventurous Year of the Rabbit. While the month of the Tiger will run from 21st January to 20th February, keeping the focus on your financial situation and money matters for another four weeks, this is a scaled down version of the Year of the Tiger and is more a chance to tie up loose ends.
You will feel the full force of the Year of the Rabbit when the month of the Rabbit begins on 20th February. Apart from putting the focus on the more adventurous side of life’s fence, the Rabbit and Goat are part of the same triad of affinity, with life flowing more easily under its influence. When the month and the Year of the Rabbit come together you will feel its full impact. While the month of the Rabbit will end on 21st March, we have a leap month this year, with a second month of the Rabbit running from 21st March to 20th April. By then the Rabbit’s influence will be engrained, with even the competitive and professionally charged month of the Dragon, from 20th April to 19th April having to work around this.
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