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Updated 29-Jan-2015 01:39 PM

Celebrating 2015: Year of the Goat

According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal. And each animal zodiac has its own lucky numbers, lucky days, lucky colors, lucky flowers, and a best direction.

2015 is year of the goat/sheep. If you were born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003, you're Chinese zodiac is also the goat. Here's some interesting information about people born during the year of the goat from the website China Highlights:

"The Goat's Personality: People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kind heartedness and justice.

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 colors: brown, red, and purple
Lucky flowers: carnations and primroses
Lucky direction: north

Metal Goat: Metal Goats are tough on the outside, fragile inside. Those close to Metal Goats understand and accept this. Metal Goats are very cultural and they’re most appreciative of the arts.

Water Goat: Fun-loving and carefree, Water Goats prefer going with the flow.  These traits make Water Goats enjoyable to be around. They prefer to put down roots. They will pout when things don’t go their way and they lack self-confidence.

Wood Goat: Others enjoy the company of Wood Goats which is why they’re most comfortable in groups. They enjoy being helpful, but their generosity is sometimes taken advantage of. Wood Goats need to spend more time caring for their own selves.

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.

Earth Goat: Stable with feet firmly planted in the ground, Earth Goats are conservative, independent and practical, but not very confident in themselves. Most important in life is the family and they truly enjoy all that life has to offer."