The Sheep/Goat is born under the sign of art. He/she is an easy-going person who prefers to live in a relaxed and tension-free environment. He/she is creative and artistic and can get along with nearly everyone. He/she hates unpleasantness and discord . He/she instinctively shies away from confrontation but is not a push-over. The Sheep/Goat is meticulous and a perfectionist in his/her work. He/she is not a fast worker however, but rather a quality worker. When he/she starts a project , he/she is certain to give it his/her best effort.
The Sheep/Goat likes the support and encouragement that comes from working on a team. He/she is a real team-player and needs the feeling of sharing the work responsibilities. If left alone he/she will brood over work problems and would much rather have others make the major decisions. He/she knows he/she is talented and creative but also knows he/she is no leader. He/she doesn't understand why anyone would want to be the head man/woman, the manager, the President, or the general. He/she is no mindless follower , however. If he/she feels strongly about an issue he/she will speak up and sway everyone with his/her precision and strength of will. He/she has a very persuasive nature and employs his/her considerable charm to get his/her own way. If the Sheep/Goat has nothing to persuade you of he/she will keep quiet because he/she has a reserved nature. He/she can be highly amusing and can be a marvelous host at a party because he/she can make people feel at ease. He/she gets along well with almost everyone. Compared to some of the other Chinese zodiac personalities, the Sheep/Goat could possibly be the center of attention at a party but just can't compete for the spotlight with the Dragon , Tiger or Horse.
Of all the signs of the Chinese zodiac, the Sheep/Goat is the most gifted when it comes to the arts. He/she will be the great actor/actress, writer, artist, or musician. The Sheep/Goat is an enigma in that he/she is a born creator which is mostly a solitary occupation. But even in this artistic realm he must have people working with him/her. The rock star who insists on a large retinue and a string of managers that decide everything for him/her, is probably a Goat. The Goat's spotlight is not at the party,. It is with his/her artistic endeavors. That's where he/she will shine. Many a Goat when met in a social circumstance will not seem to stand out from the crowd , but up on stage performing his/her art, you will wonder why you didn't take note of this magnificent and talented person when first you met.
The Goat prefers living in the country and loves nature, animals and is often quite religious. He/she is not good with money , although the Goat tends to have a lot of it. Having money is the outcome of being very successful with his/her art form. The Goat usually leaves home young in order to pursue his/her art but usually enjoys a good and lasting relationship with his/her family. After all, he/she did not leave home because of unhappiness but rather because his/her art lured him/her away. He/she can be quite nostalgic over his/her childhood and will keep mementos. He/she regrets that childhood had to end but he/she himself/herself made the decision to end it early.
The Goat's home will also be an enigma. It will be untidy, strewn, and cluttered but very clean. There may be lots of things lying about but there will be no dust or dirt. The Goat likes cleanliness but clutter does not bother him/her. After all HE/SHE knows where everything is. The Goat's taste in home furnishings is excellent, probably because of his/her artistic nature. His/her home will be filled with good and original art as well as furniture which the Goat himself/herself may have designed and commissioned. His/her surroundings are important to him/her. The Goat also likes originality and art in his/her style of dress. The Goat may design and sew all of his/her clothing, not from a financial viewpoint, but from an artistic one. If the Goat chooses to cook, he/she will raise it to an art form.
The Goat is best suited to the Tiger,Horse,Monkey, Pig and Rabbit because he/she likes a serious and stable relationship. He/she can also establish a good relationship with another Goat. He can get on well with the Dragon, Snake, and Rooster provided he/she doesn't smother them with too much togetherness. The Ox and Dog are too serious for his/her liking and he/she will abhor the Rat's thrifty ways and always be fighting about money.
The Goat has a kind and understanding nature that can easily win friends. The key to happiness for the Goat is to guard against stubbornness, avoid being too clingy with others, and to enjoy using his/her boundless artistic talents.
You need to feel secure in love and if your partner behaves indifferently it can leave you feeling very unsure of yourself. You have an emotional nature and are easily moved to tears, although it is often hard to explain why.
Despite this, however, you lack the confidence to express your emotions, and as a result you may miss good romantic opportunities. The pressure of approaching strangers or making conversation with new acquaintances makes you uncomfortable, and you are more likely to meet a partner through friends.
You do not like to feel overpowered in a relationship, nor do you relish having to abide by strict terms or conditions. You are gentle and romantic, in need of protection, but equally your creative spirit should not be suppressed. On the other hand, your partner may find your unconventional nature or hesitancy irritating but often this is forgiven because you have a kind heart. At times your absent -mindedness can be interpreted as thoughtlessness, but it is not in your nature to upset others intentionally.
You have an ability to turn your fortune around - just when everything seems bleak, something or someone turns up to help. Try to avoid routine jobs or ones that demand continual decision-making. You have a relaxed approach to life, and although you can take responsibility, giving orders is not your strong point. Rigid schedules make you feel trapped, and your easy sense of timekeeping could land you in trouble in a strictly regulated job.
It is likely that you have a flair for art and design and enjoy creative work that also gives you flexibility. The idea of having to fight for a position or compete with others induces worry and stress, so choose something that gives you an element of freedom and peace. When you are both comfortable and stimulated you can adapt well, and once you have found the right niche your talents will flourish.
You are suited to a career in the arts, advertising or research. You would also be a good designer, writer, librarian or philosopher.
You are a considerate person - you think before you act, and are troubled if you think you have unknowingly hurt someone else. If you have caused unforeseen problems or accidentally let someone else down, the chances are you will step forward to remedy the situation and re-establish the troubled friendship. It is this gentle and trust-worthy side of your character that not only helps you to maintain a good social circle, but also enables you to deal with life's ups and downs.
You are sensitive to the world around you, perhaps even too sensitive, as you often misinterpret situations. When faced with the unexpected you can be hesitant and nervous, since you are a peaceful person who tries to avoid unnecessary conflict. You also have the nature of a wanderer and are happy to set off on journeys to meet people and to see the world. As long as you do not head into strife-torn territory or are confronted by troublemakers, you travel confidently. Your journeys also have a more unconventional, spiritual dimension; you hold strong beliefs yourself, and are stimulated by the beliefs that guide others.
It is often the simple things in life that give you the most pleasure; a wonderful view, a beautifully created object or an inspiring piece of music will keep you happy and entranced. This dreamy side of your character could account for the fact that you do not like to make rules any more than you like to live by them. The last thing you want, or need, is to be held to a strict timetable. The urge to follow your instincts also reveals an obstinate streak, and this desire to find your dream can make you dissatisfied with what you already have. Sometimes good opportunities do come your way but you hold back, as it is hard for you to make a quick decision. Life's comforts are important and you do not want to put them at risk.
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