Goat (Sheep, Ram)
Arts, culture and sophistication encapsulate the Goat’s loves in life. Goats love chic, refinement and well behaved manners. You could never be described as tacky or cheap. You have your excesses, but you are reserved, courteous (to a fault), charming and gregarious; you would make a great butler – but you would never stoop to such a lowly occupation. Think of Rudolph Valentino and you’ve got your textbook Goat – a sensual, passionate seducer, poet and man of refinement and culture but also a traveller and a writer, explorer and creative thinker… all these attributes sum up the Goat.
You Goats are bizarre. You know you are different and maybe you even make a living out of being weird and know how to use it to your advantage. You are the imaginative, passionate, strange, zany, peculiar souls – nomads, pioneers and adventurers who live unusual lives so that everyone else can stay home and relax.
Business & Career
Acting, painting, designing, gigolo-ing; in fact, Goats can do anything that doesn’t involve actual work. They can design a Jacuzzi for you, sit in it for you – just don’t ever ask them to plumb it in for you! If the concepts have to be conformist, reserved, ordinary, routine-based, or involve any way hard work, then expect the Goat to disappear. Goats hate slave-driving, and need support. If the ideas are artistic, creative, bizarre, or unconventional, the Goat will be there for you. They are the gifted artists of our civilisation, and so as they can make the world a more attractive and splendid place for the rest of us, we all have an obligation to provide them with whatever it is they need to realise their talent.
But don’t tell them, or we’ll all get conned. Essentially you’re waiting to create a new fashion statement, get your novel published, get your paintings in an exhibition, discover a new drug… or whatever. Goats work easily with other people, but are often looking for people to take care of them whilst they get on with the job of being creative.
Ideally, the Goat finds a sponsor, to supply them with money and accommodation. Often the patrons are your parents; poor people, they’ll never get free from their Goat children, because you’ll always be back for something.
Romance & Relationship
The Goat is not too concerned by the place but likes all the preparation and the courtship; they would prefer lavish extravagance, but they are more anxious about emotional involvement – the Goat loves to feel everything and love their sexual companions to be fascinated by them.
They’re in their element with deep pile carpets and massage oils, candlelight and open fires and anything that will enhance the emotional rapport.
However, be cautioned. Goats don’t accept anyone being disloyal to them. They anticipate that you will be totally under their control; however, whilst they will bring you to the very edge of heaven, once there they can simply drop you for someone more interesting! So, on one side, they assume their spouses will be involved, in love, and with only eyes for them, on the other, they are living for the moment and selfishly ready to go it alone. Goats are Romeos who get what they want and can deliver the goods alright; they are wonderful and everlasting lovers, who have creative and innovative sexual likings, good tastes, endless passion and very little self-control, but they are selfish, no doubt about it.
Goats value their liberty too much ever to be trapped, plus marriage is old-fashioned and they are too weird for that. You might convince a Goat to marry you if you propose on a spaceship, or in a deep sea capsule or on top of the world’s tallest building, but never a church, never with all the family around, never during their usual life activities.
Goats look to their family for support and help through times of financial emergencies, which their family is often happy to do. Most families believe they are lucky, bizarrely, to have a Goat in their brood and will indulge in their every whim and fancy. In fact, Goats tend to treat their families as sponsors rather than relations and also, their strange behaviour tends to spread to its family, which is often as strange or madcap as the Goat. Goats simply don’t understand the rituals of family life, so to suit themselves, naturally, they will make up the rules as they go along and wonder why things go wrong after it’s too late.
Relationships with other signs
Goat – Intensity, can be favourable or unfavourable depending on character.
Horse and Monkey – Helps you grow, gives support but can be uncomfortable. Will support each other in an external sense, but will not share any true inner communication.
Snake and Rooster – Brings opportunities and growth. Compatible elements, eager to exchange and work together.
Dog and Dragon – Brings challenge and conflict. Tremendous growth is possible under this stressful aspect.
Rabbit and Pig – Comfortable, harmonious, brings creativity and expansion.
Rat and Tiger – Difficult to communicate with each other, requires adjustment and adaptation. Since they have little in common, it is difficult to harmonize their energies.
Ox – Confrontation, against each other. Through an opposition, a person has an opportunity to gain greater awareness of himself/ herself and others. Sometimes, these forces cannot be resolved and the only solution is to compromise.