My Chinese Zodiac Sign is…

It’s all coming together now…

I discovered today that I was born in the Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram depending on where you look) in the Chinese Zodiac. Wow, I feel so enlightened! Clearly that is the reason that I get along so well with Naughty and Heath. Us Goats, you see, apparently are creative types, crafty and artistic. We’re dreamers and worriers, charming yet introverted, overly concerned with our appearances, romantic and sweet and caring. Okay, my wife would probably argue the “romantic” part, but damn, that’s pretty accurate.

Anyhow, I never really believed in zodiac and astrological mumbo- jumbo, but here’s a few excerpts about us goats.


Occupying the 8th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Goat (or Sheep) symbolizes such character traits as creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness. Comfortable being alone to ponder the workings of their inner minds, Goats enjoy being part of a group, but prefer the sidelines rather than the center. Their nurturing personality makes Goats excellent care-givers. They’re quiet and reserved because they spend much time absorbed in their thoughts.

Home and alone is where Goats feel most comfortable. There they can express themselves artistically, whether it’s by painting, cooking or participating in whatever artistic endeavors they enjoy. Goats prefer the couch because there they can relax and explore their minds. They don’t need elaborate furnishings; only items reflecting their desire for art.

When traveling or seeking entertainment, Goats prefer groups or venues that hold many people. Goats spend money on fashions that give them a first class appearance. Although Goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.

This site even classified me as a Fire Goat:

Not nearly as sensitive as other Goats, Fire Goats don’t need the approval of others. Fire Goats always put themselves ahead of others. They’re social creatures who typically will have a close-knit circle of family and friends.


Goat people are elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and fond of nature. People born under this sign are also the most creative. They are also very delicate, their good manners and charms always bring many admirers and friends.

Goats are insecure. They need to feel loved and protected. They are easily drawn into complex predicaments. This being, so, they usually shy from confrontation, pull back when faced with heavy decision-making and blatantly refuse to take an unpopular stand in a conflict.

Goat people are dreamers, sometimes, they are pessimistic, hesitant and over-anxious worriers! They can be lazy sometimes. If Goats have any choices, they would definitely choose to marry a wealthy person and sit back for the rest of the lives. Also, they are obsessed with their appearance. This plays an enormous part in their sense of personal stability.

Disorganized as they are, business is definitely not the strength in a Goat. Instead, the Goat will make a good craftsman or artist or writer and can confidently take up any career demanding artistic talents and creativities.

Goat people are very romantic, sensitive, sweet and darling. In relationship, they could be sometimes a little bit bossy and lazy, but with their gentle and caring nature, it will be hard to resist Goat people.

Yeah baby, I’m romantic, sensitive, sweet and darling… and hard to resist. I’m starting to like this whole Astrology gig!

“Yeah… ummm… Steve, your uhhh ‘need to be loved and protected’ is showing.”

Admittedly though, it’s not perfect, I’m definitely not that great at the whole romance part of a relationship. I’m not really insecure, although I was as a much younger person. And I am able to be organized, if only because life requires me to be.

But overall it’s pretty accurate! Now granted, these descriptions are probably written in ways that the average person reading would say, “yeah, that sorta sounds like me.”

My wife on the other hand… she’s a Monkey. Don’t tell her I said that. While reading the descriptions of the Monkey, I thought, some of that sounds right but she’s really more of a Goat than a Monkey, which is probably why we get along so well. She’s sort of ½ goat, ½ monkey, whatever that looks like. One site said this: The monkey has a good chance of becoming famous or well-known. Perhaps I need to start being a little more Monkey and a little less Goat.

So I guess I still don’t really believe in any of this stuff. Anyhow, I’m glad to discover that I am a Goat. My wife texted me from the County Fair last night and told me that one of the families is looking for a good home for two dwarf doe pygmy goats. I don’t really know what those are or if it would be a good idea to add two more to the flock.

My response to her…

“Sure go for it… would give me another year of blog material!”

How about you… what’s your Chinese Zodiac sign? Is it accurate? Are you a believer?




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23 responses to “My Chinese Zodiac Sign is…

  1. As I’ve stated for almost my entire life, I believe in everything. Saves bother.

    However, I’m wondering why that goat has a flower on his arse.

  2. bigsheepcommunications

    Here’s what always confused me about the Chinese zodiac – everybody born in the same year has the same personality traits. Now think back to grade school, when pretty much everybody in your class was born in the same year. See where I’m going with this? That said, you are most definitely a goat person.

    • Hmmmm… interesting question. That hadn’t occurred to me. Of course none of this really had until just this morning. Yeah there were definitely some non-goats in grade school with me. Some probably resembled animals that aren’t even part of the Chinese Zodiac!!

  3. I’m a dragon 🙂
    I try not to act like a dragon lady though 😉

  4. Cheryl

    According to my birthdate, I am a rabbit. But I am soooo not a rabbit. I’m more like a bear… a big, ol’ mama bear. LOL!

  5. I think I’m a sheep. I’ll go check, but maybe it explains why I connected with you so easily. We have a lot of the same traits.

    Except you keep eating all those damn cans. 😉

  6. Dude, apparently I’m a goat, too! But on the placemats I am sure that 1967 was sheep. Hmmmm. Whatevs. My original comment applies! 😉

  7. Hmm…I am a dog. A Metal Dog no less. It says I’m nosy. Super critical. Cold emotionally.
    BINGO! The kicker is for careers it said I’d make a good nurse. Yeah. It’s all true, Steve.

  8. LOL. You’re a 1967 fire goat, then, I’m guessing. So am I. Until reading this, however, I had no idea the elements were attached. I only knew from the little menus at Chinese restaurants that I was a goat. Sometimes they say Ram, which I like better. Go Rams! It has a better ring to it than sheep. I mean, I don’t even own an iPhone.

  9. I am a dog and it is true that I am territorial and completely loyal! I know more about the astrological signs, but I love when they combine both to really hone in. It makes me feel like a lot of my personality was out of my control. I’m an Aries too!

  10. I’m a rat… like squared and stuff, so that’s just really weird.

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