Year of the Goat

Chinese astrology outlook for the year of the Yin Wood Goat 2015

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19 February 2015 – 7 February 2016

The Goat relationship is important. This year is a time to relate to others and the world in which we live.
This is a wood Goat year. The Goat is an earth animal, in a male world the wood over-controls the earth so the energy gets consumed but in a female world the earth softens the wood making it more gently creative. This means that there should be less energy for conflict and more energy for creative and nourishing forms of existence. There is practically no metal or water in this year so it could be a bit volatile, as in flash fires emotionally or physically.

Another way of seeing the same thing is that the Goat has a fine head of horns but soon realises that if you keep butting against things you just give yourself a headache. Therefore you have two options; you either look for better ways of resolving conflict or you become a mean goat that looks for ways to hit from behind or give a sly butt.
On the other hand it should be a good year for genuine solutions in diplomacy, business, medicine, including natural medicine and for the arts.


Goat children need gentle loving, they will want to stay connected and nourished by their home. Standing on their own is not their thing. They are good at affection but need encouragement and a secure environment to bring their creativity out. No criticism.


How different people fare in the year of the Yin Wood Goat


Goat – earth 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

The Goat in a wood year needs to find the gentle side of life, then they will feel nourished. If you are in a stressful situation it will feel more difficult than usual. It should be easier to choose this year than last.
Look after your home and let things come to you. Let your creativity and love of beauty guide you and try not to worry or hustle.


Monkey – metal 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

It may feel like trouble is chasing you this year but being a Monkey you should keep ahead of it and in your year – next year – you will realise that you have been pushed to a new place where you want to be and would never have got to if you hadn’t had to run.
Sincerity in play can seem like a new one to you, but if you can you will find a place to be creative without leaving others confused.
Look after your lungs, with gentle and deep breathing.


Rooster – metal 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

This is a year where you need to gently let things come to you. After the year of the horse this is a year to finally relax and be. You can travel, you can have good times, but they will come and go don’t try to control things. Eat a little good food, breath good air listen to good music and you may find that there is happiness inside.


Dog – earth 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

This year is about relationships and family so it should suite Dogs down to the ground. But, as for this year in general, remember that it is a wood year so if you try to control things you will get into conflict. Let life come to you, have modest ambitions and enjoy your friends and family. If you are worried about your house, make small alterations and keep the expense down or it could get out of hand.


Pig – water 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

This should be a good year for Pigs. The water of your sign nourishes the year so you will find that what you do seems to make things better. Or rather how you are is appreciated and seems to connect you to family and friends. As a Pig you will only be really happy if you feel happy at home, so be there, make it nice and have a few friends around.
Make sure you stay hydrated with juice and fruit.


Rat – water 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Rats need to be working towards a secure future and as such this year can be good. Remember that this is a gentle year, not one to push and you will find that problems from previous years will now move, people will help and allow more security to come to you. In the past it may have looked like people resented you getting what you needed, but now in this gentle year there is room for all to thrive.
Work gently for the good of your family and you should not get any resistance.
Once again as this is a year with little water and you are a water sign don’t let your reserves get low – nervous or physical.


Ox – earth 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Travel, love and family will be good but as an Ox you are used to pushing forward. This is not a year for pushing, so if you push in work or play you will not be appreciated. You may even find that if you push you are put out to grass, don’t risk it, be a patient Ox that waits in the shade and enjoys the rest.
This is not a year to have secrets. The year is about sustainability not short term gain. To the Ox this should be a relief but it may mean changing work practices or letting go of secret income streams before they are deemed immoral. What was once considered good business practice is now coming to be seen as exploitative. So what was okay is now not and so the systematic and moral Ox can be seen as immoral when morality changes.


Tiger – wood 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

This year will seem to boring and slow for most Tigers, but what they don’t realises is that the Goat is looking closely at what is good and can it be trusted. It is not a year for rash schemes and it is not a year where the Tiger can get away with making his own rules as he is used to.
It is not that anyone minds the energetic and dominate Tiger. Everyone knows that it is their nature and the world would be poorer without them; it is just that this year people don’t want to suffer for others excesses and they will say so. Curb you enthusiasms and don’t behave like you are top of the food chain and the food chain won’t cut you off.


Rabbit – wood 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

A wood year for a wood Rabbit it has to be good. In fact this year will suite your nature far more than last year. Gentle and social are the ways to be. At last your creativity and sense of what is right will be appreciated.
There is not a lot you need to be scared of this year as your gentle way of working is just what we all need. Don’t hold back, show people what they are looking for – truth and beauty, love and caring.
It is about playing in a safe way on a beautiful planet and you above all know this.


Dragon – earth 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

As with all earth signs Dragons need to take the female path this year. This is a year for sitting back taking stock and deciding what you really want from your life. It is a time for reassessment and change.
All Dragons can feel themselves above the law and that laws are good for others but don’t apply to them. Well now they do, so be careful that you move with the times and find a new morality. If you think you are above the law that is exactly the people the Goats will butt.
The way forward is to gently envision a world where all are cared for none are exploited and all are appreciated for what they bring to life. Don’t worry you will always be a Dragon with your natural charisma.


Snake – fire 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

This is definitely not a year to be ruthless. You may get away with it now but it will be held against you for a long time, even until it has caused your ruin.
That warning aside, if you find your gentle beauty loving nature and act from there, you will be appreciated and asked to help and guide others in finding a way forward for the world’s problems.
It is your choice: if you can take a wider view of true wealth and the larger family it can be a fantastic year for you and so us all.


Horse – fire 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Most horses will find this year outwardly boring because they cannot run off and canter over the planes. This is a year for standing in your field and letting things come to you. They will come to you, because of your sense of fairness and your creativity you will be asked to come forward. But you do need to wait to be asked.
Appreciate your friends family and companions.
This is a great year because though this gentle resting in your being, your health will regenerate and your standing in the world will return.


I hope you have a gentle, creative and health filled year.


Disclaimer: I hope you find this booklet informative but it is not a substitute for individual professional advice or treatment either medical nor legal and it carries no guarantees.
We must all find our own truths and what works for us.

©2015 Michael Pringle

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