2003 - Year of the Goat

Society | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

For about four thousand years the Chinese civilization has had its own brand of astrology, different from and yet perfectly compatible with Western astrological tradition. In the Chinese system, time runs in sixty-year cycles divided into five sections of twelve years each.

These twelve years are assigned different qualities represented by the animals of the Chinese zodiac. In order, these are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each animal sign is further clarified by its association with one of the five ruling elements of Chinese astrology: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.

According to the Chinese astrology, 2003 is the Year of the Goat. The new Chinese year will begin on February 1st, 2003, and will end on January 21st, 2004.

The Goat is the eighth Sign of the Chinese Zodiac, and is a Yin Sign associated with the Fire Element. Recent Goat years have been 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991. Goats are genuinely nice people -- charming, amiable, and sympathetic to the needs of others. They hate to criticize and always look for the best in people, including themselves.

A Goat will prefer to forget grievances rather than brood over them and will keep any resentment tightly under control in order maintain peace and prosperity among the group. Goats live in the present, which they attempt to enjoy to the best of their abilities. Thanks to their sensitive natures, Goats are the most creative and expressive of all the Signs in the Chinese Zodiac.

Famous people born in the year of the Goat are Gene Hackman, Mikhail Gorbachev, Leonard Nimoy, Prunella Scales, John Major, George Harrison.

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