June 24 - June 30, 2019
As much as possible, the last full week of the month of the Horse is a week for taking it easy, cruising in life's slow lane and for spending as much time navel gazing as possible. Meanwhile, in the real world, there will be just as many demands on your time, making it important to know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. The month of the Horse is the final lunar month in a personal 12 month lunar cycle, with time to reflect on the journey, close old doors and also reflect on and learn from the past, before new doors open. For it is next week's eclipsing New Moon that will usher in not only the month of the Goat but a new personal 12 month lunar cycle. If the month of the Goat is all about new beginnings, the month of the Horse is all about endings. This is a chance to first clean house before welcoming in the new.
2019 - Year of the Pig
From the moment you move into the Year of the Pig on the Chinese New Year, you are likely to sink into its embrace with a sigh of relief. You are coming out of some busy years, where there has been a lot of responsibility and a lot of giving, whether on the home front, at work or with life’s demands in general.
As the Year of the Dog ends this will take the weight of responsibility off your shoulders. It is not that you will have less responsibilities and more that the weight from them won’t feel so heavy.
For the Goat, the common complaint when reaching the end of the Year of the Dog, is of being exhausted and that life has become all work and no play. This is partly because the Dog puts the focus on responsibility, especially to family, your job and the things you are responsible for and partly because you are so susceptible to this. The Goat is naturally responsible, especially to those people they feel responsible for, in a way that others aren’t. So as the Dog piled on more and more weight, chances are you just took it. This is why the Pig is always such a saviour for you, with this Year always following on from the Year of the Dog.
The Pig and Goat are the best of friends, so instead of you carrying the weight of others, the Pig is here to carry some of that weight for you. This is why you will feel the weight of responsibility lighten. In addition, for the Goat, the Year of the Pig is a playful year, with its focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative.
With the busy Year of the Rat beginning next year, the Pig is charged with finally helping you find a balance between work and play. Ironically this will have a positive spin off professionally and you should find that this is a good year for both job and career matters. It turns out that a healthy balance between work and play can improve your productivity and creativity. If you work in the creative fields then this should be an especially good year for you professionally and a potentially successful year as well.
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