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  • Chinese Zodiac


  • Goat (zodiac)


    right The Goat () is the eighth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The sign is referred to as the ram and sheep sign, since the Chinese word yáng is accurately translated as Caprinae, a taxonomic subfamily that includes goats and sheep. The Year of the Goat is associated with the 8th Earthly Branch symbol, 未 (wèi).

  • Chinese zodiac


    The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. The 12-year cycle is an approximation to the 11.85-year orbital period of Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar System. It and its variations remain popular in many Asian countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Bhutan, and Thailand.

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