Chinese Zodiac Goat (Cancer)

Years Of The Goat:

February 5, 1943 – January 24, 1944
January 24, 1955 – February 11, 1956
February 9, 1967 – January 29, 1968

January 28, 1979 – February 15, 1980
February 15, 1991 – February 3, 1992
February 1, 2003 – January 21, 2004

February 19, 2015 – February 7, 2016
February 6, 2027 – January 25, 2028
January 24, 2039 – February 11, 2040

Chinese Horoscope & Numerological Associations:

Western Zodiac: The corresponding zodiac sign for the Goat is Cancer

Earthly Branch of Birth Year:Wei is the branch for the Ram

Chinese Elements: Tu (Earth) is associated with the Chinese goat

Yin/Yang Orientation: The Ram orientation is Yin

Lucky Herbs: Carnation, Primrose, Alice Flower are lucky for the Goat sign

Lucky Direction: South is the lucky Goat direction

Lucky Season: Summer is fortunate for the Sheep people

Lucky Colors: Green, Red, Purple are lucky Sheep colors

Unlucky Colors: Gold, Brown are unlucky for the Chinese Ram

Lucky Numbers: Numbers auspicious for the Chinese zodiac Sheep are 3, 4, 9

Unlucky Numbers: Numbers not auspicious for the Chinese Sheep are 6, 7, 8

Chinese Astrology Sheep Compatibility:

Rabbit, Horse, Pig make excellent companions for the Chinese zodiac Sheep sign. Ox, Dog make bad lovers.

Personality Traits:

The Chinese zodiac Goat is a very accommodating soul, a lover of peace and a strong desire to please everyone. There is a hidden problem within Goat, and that is a deeply seated belief that they are incapable of taking care of themselves.

The Goat, also known as the Sheep or Ram, isn’t interested in beating new ground. They want to stay in familiar and comfortable surroundings where they know the rules. They may be fascinated by new things, but they will inevitably stay on the well-worn road rather than explore them. 

The Chinese Goat sign lack respectable willpower. Their opinions and positions tend to float in the wind, based on the outside pressures that they experience. Goat tends to live in the depths of their imagination, where they are the undisputed King.

However, they are also very firmly grounded in reality, and know what is and is not possible. The Goat are ruled by their moods, not the other way around. This leads them to be to themselves on how they feel, and remarkably poor about holding it together. However, this same pattern keeps them deeply connect to the emotions of others.


The Chinese Goat sign are deeply empathic, well connected to the emotions of others. They are well known for feeling out the emotional turmoil of others and serving as a guide back to some sanity. They are incredibly gentle by nature, and will remain sweet, courteous and submissive.

When you deal with the Goat zodiac, you will be dealing with them without any deception. They are who they are, admit their faults and weaknesses. They are likely the most honest person with whom you will have dealings. Sheep are deeply intuitive as well. When they present you with a hunch they have, it’s best to take it into serious consideration.


The Chinese Goat zodiac’s greatest weakness is their inconsistency. Their biggest problem is their lack of experience and an utter lack of willpower. Goat believes it is the job of the world to take care of them. This leads to a certain level of resentment towards them.

We know the world doesn’t take care of us, and this makes those born in the Goat years vulnerable to tension and/or conflict. They are susceptible to drugs, alcohol, and all the worlds’ available vices. This often leads them to acts of complete self-destruction as they dive into their vices.


Goat is particularly skilled at seeking out tasks that allow them to indulge in those things that speak brightest to their heart. They are tightly joined to the paths of beauty, the fine lines of art, and the delicate interplay of color. Goat finds peace in those places where there are no other people to please, no others opinions to conform to. They can produce beautiful works of art, and writing with deep remembrance and romance. Goat’s deep intuition can lead them on the path of careers into the occult. Astrology, telepathy, medium-ship, even divination.

Chinese Goat As A Boss:

The Chinese zodiac Goat, unsurprisingly, is in no way an effective boss in any circumstance. Their lack of willpower, and certainty makes Goat utterly incapable of serving in any capacity that forces them to take control. Bosses inevitably have to deal with people and business, and this is something the Goat is poorly suited to dealing with.

The few places the Chinese Goat animal sign can serve as a leader in any capacity would be in the medical profession. Here, their empathy can be a decided benefit. However, they would still be better suited to being on the floor among the patients, rather than administrating a team of physicians. 

Chinese Goat As A Co-Worker:

Goat traits make them a wonderful co-worker, their empathy and intuition allowing them to avoid causing unnecessary drama in the work place. They can be a bit undisciplined and unguided. Don’t trust them to watch out for you in a tight spot. If confronted to make a decision or make a stand of any kind, it’s almost inevitable for them to buckle in on themselves. They will say to each party, what each party wants to hear. They may be forced into taking a leadership position, but you can count on them not pushing through to take it if it isn’t forced on them.


Goat astrology shows that there is little motivation, if anything, that will drive pthe Goat forward for the pure purpose of earning money. Goat isn’t driven by financial wealth or growth, but instead focuses on his spirituality, and depth of soul. Goat will sometimes find themselves in a situation where the money is good as they climb up the rails. After all, a doctor makes a fair bit of money in the pursuit of their task. While Goats may do well for themselves, money will never be a priority.

Dating A Chinese Zodiac Goat:

The Chinese horoscope for Goat shows they are deeply tied to love and dating. They are amorous and something of a Don Juan, and cannot be said to have achieved a small amount of romantic conquests. Goats are flirts, and has absolutely no concept of what it means to practice fidelity. They can be deeply unpredictable. The Goat’s lovers do not have a clear idea of what they may or may not do next. Their one nod to determination comes to deciding when a relationship is over. When the Sheep decides it’s over, it’s over. 


The Goat characteristics show they are a deeply imaginative lover, and utterly fierce in their participation. There are few things that drive the Goat forward more than new romantic experiences and there is nothing they consider truly taboo. As such you can expect that with Goat you will be guided into places you’d never expect to find yourself. Goat is utterly tireless when it comes to love, and has great fun in their time in the pursuit of passion. The one thing a Chinese zodiac Goat is fastidious about is personal hygiene. Keep yourself clean, or find them turning elsewhere.