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February 5, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015

THE YEAR OF THE GOAT (SHEEP) 2015Chinese New Year 2015

The Chinese year of the Goat (Sheep) 2015 begins on February 19, 2015 (according to the Chinese lunar calendar). According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign.

There are a total of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, the Goat comes 8th in the series. The 12 zodiac animals are: in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

The Goat (or sheep) attributes are as follows:

  • Lucky Colours:brown, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers:2, 7
  • Lucky Flowers:carnation, primrose
  • Year of Birth:1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.


Chinese New Year 2015What Type of “Goat” Are You: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, or Water?

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements: gold (metal), wood, water, fire, or earth, which means that e.g. a Wood Goat comes in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Goats, each with different characteristics:


Type of Goat
Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Goat 1955, 2015 Amicable, gentle, and compassionate.
Fire Goat 1907, 1967 Amicable, frank, and honest, always making everything clean and tidy.
Earth Goat 1919, 1979 Righteous, honest, straightforward, and will never harm their friends.
Gold Goat 1931, 1991 Ambitious and kind-hearted with a strong sense of responsibility in work; sometimes too stubborn.
Water Goat 1943, 2003 Always ready to help others, and they can sacrifice their own interests for others



Chinese New Year 2015The Luckiest Things for “Goats”

According to Chinese astrology, each animal zodiac has its own lucky numbers, lucky days, lucky colours, lucky flowers, and a best direction. Here are the Goat’s:

  • Lucky numbers:2, 7, or numbers containing 2 and 7 (like 27 and 72)
  • Lucky days:the 7th and 30th of any month according to the Chinese lunar calendar
  • Lucky colours:brown, red, and purple
  • Lucky flowers:carnations and primroses
  • Lucky direction:north

Chinese New Year 2015Things that should be avoided by Goats

These things are believed to be unlucky for Goat people.

  • Unlucky colours:green, blue, and black. (Goat people should avoid wearing these colours).
  • Unlucky numbers:6 and 8
  • Unlucky direction:southwest
  • Worst lunar months:third, sixth, and tenth. Avoid these months if you have some important business to do or want to plan an event.



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