Gods and fates have been warned - if you kid around with a goat, it can butt in. Remember, there is no such thing as a hornless goat. With some aspects of fate lining up to treat you not entirely as fairly as everyone else, your reserves of tasteful belligerence should enable you to milk the year for all you can. Don’t be tempted to regard the year as no more than a road to nowhere; there are benefits to be had if you don’t tread all over your own hoofs.

Wood Goat:
04 Feb 2015 – 03 Feb 2016
04 Feb 1955 – 04 Feb 1956
Water Goat:
04 Feb 2003 – 03 Feb 2004
05 Feb 1943 – 04 Feb 1944
Metal Goat:
04 Feb 1991 – 03 Feb 1992
05 Feb 1931 – 04 Feb 1932
Earth Goat:
04 Feb 1979 – 03 Feb 1980
05 Feb 1919 – 04 Feb 1920
Fire Goat:
04 Feb 1967 – 04 Feb 1968
05 Feb 1907 – 04 Feb 1908

Fortune direction:


Augmenting your fortune:

Yellow circular vases

Lucky number:

Lucky colour:

  Dark blue


There are no notable pestilence or illness stars to trouble your diet this year; in fact there is a feta state of health there for the taking. No need to muzzle your insistence on tasting all known combinations of matter in the known universe while balancing on a ledge or small tree branch. There is a lot of earth in you, and in the bazi this year, so keep an eye out for rocky ground and major nasties will have difficulty outflanking you.


With the Great Yin Star in your paddock, you are likely to get good advice from women senior to you. It could be at home, work, or perhaps even that coven of witches that lives down the road. Seek out that source and ruminate about finance. Nothing you have should end up in hock; on the contrary, there should be some fine cream from your own milk.


A tendency for miscommunication between you and those you are fond of is lurking. Channel that into a small drama group performing comedy and let the real world come to you a little more slowly. Foot-in-mouth is another affliction that may interfere in relationships. Let others do the talking - they may love you for this - and keep your social and exploratory behaviours stifled.


With the Hook Spirit Star hovering over the office tea room, those who think duelling with words is the best way to pass the time will always find company. It is a truism that some people respond best when pushed beyond their comfort zone, yet this may not be the best year to enact that policy with your seniors. Concentrate on the tasks before you and you will make progress just by passing those who are not keeping up.

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

Approach has supreme success. Perseverance furthers. When the eighth month comes, there will be misfortune.
The earth above the lake: the image of approach. Thus, the superior man is inexhaustible in his will to teach, and without limits in his tolerance and protection of the people.
The Forest of Changes:
Two men out walking, each has lost his wallet. The swan has lost its pearl, all now is unclear.
Finders keepers is a fine philosophy for those who locate misplaced items. But it may be better this year to take in the swan and the two men for the night and see that they have enough to live on before sending them on their way. Not a year to live inside anyone else’s misfortune.

Feng Shui Index 2024 report

Year of the Wood Dragon

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