The Goat is the eighth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Goat and Deer set off together, but they needed to cross a river. There were no boats available, so they had to swim across. The Deer couldn’t take it and gave up. Goat struggled on by himself and finally made it to the party as eighth place.
Personality and Characteristics
Goats are able to persevere through any difficulty. This is their most notable trait. They are strong and resilient, though their gentleness might be misleading.
They have high tolerance and motivation. Quiet observers, Goats consider all aspects of anything before deciding. They never act brashly and are able to complete tasks successfully.
Goats also love children, animals and nature. They’re very tidy and are often seen organizing the home. They’re also generous with their time and money. No matter what, they put others’ needs above their own. However, their inner stubbornness sometimes makes communication difficult.
Because of their mild personality, they are able to make many friends. They are empathetic and always try to forgive others by understanding their point of view. In an argument, they rarely ever speak up because they just want the fight to be over. But when in danger, they’ll become defensive.
Most compatible with Goat: Horse, Pig, Rabbit
Goat and Horse is the most compatible pair as both help make up for the others shortcomings. Horses help Goats solve problems and they have similar standards.
Goats need someone to depend on, and Rabbits are the best candidate. Pigs also have a similar warm and gentle personality as Goats. They attract and support each other.
Least compatible with Goat: Ox, Rat, Dog
Goats and Oxen are both very stubborn. Neither is willing to take a step back and will have a difficult relationship.
With Rats, it’s easy to for misunderstandings to occur and weaken the relationship. Goats also have little similar interests with Dogs. It’s hard for them to understand each other.
Lucky things for Goats
Colours: green, red, purple
Numbers: 2, 8, 9
Mineral: emerald, crystal
Directions of auspiciousness: north, northwest
Directions of wealth: southwest
Directions of love: north
Colours: gold, brown, black
Numbers: 6, 7, 8