What’s in store for 2015, the Year of the Goat? Feng shui master and Chinese astrologer Clarice Chan gives some practical advice.
The year 2015 is defined by the Yin Wood element and the Goat zodiac sign. Yin Wood is best compared to grass, vines, weeds – plants in general. It is resilient; stubborn, even. Like plants, you can trim it but it will keep growing back. The specila quality of the Yin Wood element is that, despite being fragile, it can survive a harsh environment.
Sitting at the base of the Yin Wood is the Goat. It’s the 8th zodiac sign in the Chinese astrology system, and a combination of Fire and Earth elements. Under the law of Chinese metaphysics, the relationship between Yin Wood and the Goat is of a destructive nature. Thankfully, the hidden Wood, Fire and Earth elements within the Goat sign help to mediate and bring about harmony.
Globally, there will be a focus on preserving the earth’s natural environment and resources in 2015. More people will be aware of the need to stay healthy through a cleaner environment and better nutrition. The Yin Wood element refers to the energy of plants, so there may be an increased demand for herbal and organic food, benefiting the agriculture industry.
Because of global conflicts in recent years, people’s emotions may be more fragile and volatile in 2015, so it’s likely to be a sensitive year. The Goat has a calm and gentle nature, preferring the quieter side of life; this Earth energy is likely to help the world reach a peaceful resolution to current conflicts.
It’s also important for decision-makers to negotiate more calmly and to look for long-term solutions when resolving problems. Quick fixes will cause more problems in the long run.
Overall, the Yin Wood Goat year will be a time for hope, with the potential to create peace, opportunities and material abundance for everyone.
Wishing everyone a healthy, blessed and prosperous year ahead!
ABOUT THE GOAT SIGN
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Occupying the 8th position in the Chinese Zodiac system is the gentle, creative, intelligent Goat. People born under this sign are easy-going, persuasive and sociable, with refined tastes. While they appear to enjoy group activities, they do prefer privacy and solitary moments. With a gentle and nurturing personality, people with the Goat sign can often be found in the hospitality, teaching and care-giving professions.
Love and romance (men)
Romance for male Goats can be a difficult issue. They’re sensitive and prone to pessimism, so if you’re in love with a male Goat, understand that his moods can change drastically. He’s also sentimental and will prefer quiet dinners and deep conversation rather than parties or group gatherings.
Love and romance (women)
The female Goat is known to be sentimental and loving. She’s often referred to as Mother Nature because of her compassion and willingness to give love. Love to this woman is sacred and vital. Therefore, having a lasting relationship is her greatest desire. She’s sensual and romantic, and seeks the same qualities in her mate.
Life group: East Life
Kua number: 3
Lucky directions: S, SE, E, N
Most compatible signs: Pig, Rabbit, Horse
Clashing signs: Ox, Dragon, Dog
Children: Children born under the Goat sign are affectionate and caring, but can be sensitive. Generally, they are well-behaved, preferring not to engage in conflict.
Note: In 2015, only babies born on or after 12 noon on 4 February belong to the Yin Wood Goat sign. Babies born before then belong to the Yang Wood Horse sign.
For more tips and predictions, get a copy of Clarice’s new book, Your Fortune in 2015, available from newsstands and major bookstores in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.