Here we go again, another year to grab by the scruff, scruff, scruff of the neck. We know how much you dislike head-butting in, so you will be pleased to hear that this year should not bring much need for it. While you will not be the G.O.A.T., you have barrels of talent ready to tap. No need to hide out and be a hill-billy this year; treat yourself to the fine crop of good fortune that awaits.

Wood Goat:
19 Feb 2015 – 07 Feb 2016
24 Jan 1955 – 11 Feb 1956
Water Goat:
01 Feb 2003 – 21 Jan 2004
05 Feb 1943 – 24 Jan 1944
Metal Goat:
15 Feb 1991 – 03 Feb 1992
17 Feb 1931 – 05 Feb 1932
Earth Goat:
28 Jan 1979 – 15 Feb 1980
01 Feb 1919 – 19 Feb 1920
Fire Goat:
09 Feb 1967 – 29 Jan 1968
13 Feb 1907 – 01 Feb 1908

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There are not too many nasties that will get your Goat this year. You should be free enough to play the Goat in front of the assembled health deities. You could be on the lookout for small injuries, but i-bex you will not be troubled too much even if they come to pass. However, water looks a little troublesome this year, so if you are offered a part in a remake of the Titanic, do not get your horns in a twist - send a stunt double.


Is it an Iliac Crest? Is it an escutcheon? Have you ever wished to invent your own Goat of Arms? No cause for any humour, point your horns forwards and prepare your crown. While we cannot arrange for every Goat to have an anonymous truckload of unmarked bills be accidentally left overnight in your driveway, you should have numerous opportunities to source other income.


Come and get it! You will be eagerly hopping along. Not so much from the frisson of eros, but more the long satisfaction of philia, storge or agape, the other types of love. They are yours for the taking, so help yourself. You have the Heavenly Relief Star visiting and this chap has a habit of turning the poor into the fine. We reiterate, the who and the what are not determined, but there will be no need to play the lonely Goat stalking about in a deserted landscape.


No doubt at some point, a kindly senior relative or schoolteacher took you aside and made clear the danger inherent in treading a precarious path along the cliff’s edge lest you encounter the Procrustean Goat. There you will have your polls polled and your hocks hocked. Better to stay safe and be a Billy Idle. Udder nonsense, not this year. The Triple Terrace Star will bring any difficulties to heel. If the chance comes to advance, take it.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

Return. Success. Going out and coming in without error. Friends come without blame. To and from goes the way. On the seventh day comes the return. It furthers one to have somewhere to go.
Thunder within the earth: the image of the Turning Point. Thus the kings of antiquity closed the passes at the time of solstice. Merchants and strangers did not go about, and the ruler did not travel through the provinces.
The Forest of Changes:
Herding sheep toward the south, perils come one after the other. Wolves startle our horses and tigers steal our children. In despair, I blame myself.
Happily, human cultures all over the world have invented a splendid array of reasons to feel guilty, and then make you pay for that guilt. Resist the temptations of guilt this year, your inclination to stay at home could dovetail perfectly with the plans in the stars.