August 12 - August 18, 2019
The second full week of the month of the Monkey is likely to find you feeling more relaxed and confident or at least it will by the time you get a chance to fully embrace this. This is partly because the Monkey will always build your confidence and partly because the more distance you gain from the month of the Goat, the less pressure you will feel. The month of the Goat is not just a chance to return to your native energy but as you move into a new personal 12 month lunar cycle, a chance to reboot. This can put pressure on you, which the Monkey has to fight to overcome. The difference this week is that the Monkey is winning that fight. You will find the Monkey's influence when you find that you are treating yourself, are fighting for what you deserve or that you are feeling more entitled to the good things in life.
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