December 9 - December 15, 2019
Knowing that the busy and industrious Year of the Rat begins next month, puts a different perspective on the month of the Rat this year. On the one hand, this is a chance to gain momentum and traction, especially on the job front, getting a head start and a jump on the job developments and growth possible next year. Yet on the other hand, because the Year of the Rat is just around the corner this is also a good reason why you should pace yourself, holding something in reserve and even put some things off until next year. This is a dilemma that this week's Full Moon could help you solve. This is a nostalgic and reflective Horse Moon, something that will always fall at the halfway point in the busy month of the Rat and is designed to put knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off to the test.
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