He Xiangu, an Immortal, is brought down from the Heavens astride a mystical flying goat. She is one of five Immortals riding goats that have arrived in an hour of great need in the village of Guangzhou. A crippling famine ravages through the barren countryside. The Goats bring a blessed rice stalk in their mouths. These enchanted gifts will ensure this land will be free from famine from this moment on.
Recent years include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, and 2003. Those born in the year of the Goat are creative, sensitive and nuturing. Their compassionate warm spirit finds them often working for the common good. They are lovers of art and beauty. The intelligence of a goat makes them well suited to handle business matters.
Notable persons born in a Goat year include Leonardo da Vinci, Mark Twain, Grandma Moses, Paul Gauguin, Barbara Walters and William Shatner.
May the warmth and compassion that comes with this eighth sign of the chinese zodiac surround you in the new year.