Year of the Ram

The 8th Chinese Zodiac Sign


The Ram (or goat) symbolizes such character traits as creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness. Comfortable being alone to ponder the workings of their inner minds, Rams enjoy being part of a group, but prefer the sidelines rather than the center. Their nurturing personality makes Rams excellent care-givers. They’re quiet and reserved because they spend much time absorbed in their thoughts.

Home and alone is where Rams feel most comfortable. There they can express themselves artistically, whether it’s by painting, cooking or participating in whatever artistic endeavors they enjoy. Rams prefer the couch because there they can relax and explore their minds. They don’t need elaborate furnishings; only items reflecting their desire for art.

When traveling or seeking entertainment, Rams prefer groups or venues that hold many people. Rams spend money on fashions that give them a first class appearance. Although Rams enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.


Generally speaking, Rams are very private. Therefore it may take time and effort to get to know those who are born in a Year of the Ram. The Rams is the one who will decide when and with whom it will share its personal life Rams seldom share their personal lives. This is the reason why most Rams have few intimate friends. Once they become friends, their friendship is peaceful and fulfilling. They work hard for those they love.

  • Best with: Hare, Horse, or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Dragon, Snake, or Dog

Luck of the Ram

The following are deemed lucky for those born in a Ram year:

  • 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: green, red, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: carnations and primroses
  • Lucky direction: north

Unlucky Things:

  • Unlucky colors:  blue, and black. Goat people should avoid wearing these colors.
  • Unlucky numbers: 4 and 9
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Worst lunar months: third, sixth, and tenth. Avoid these months if you have some important business to do or want to plan an event.

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Rat   •   Ox   •   Tiger   •   Hare   •   Dragon   •   Snake   •   Horse   •   Ram   •   Monkey   •   Rooster   •   Dog   •   Pig


Idols born during the Year of the Ram