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Chinese Zodiac Signs: What is a Metal Goat and what year is it?

THE METAL Goat is a specific Chinese zodiac animal personality given to those born in 1931, 1991, and 2051.

Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals such as: the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.

The Metal Goat is a specific Chinese zodiac animal personality given to those born in 1931, 1991, and 2051

What year is the Metal Goat?

The Metal Goat is a sub-component of The Goat, which is a Chinese zodiac animal set to characterize people born in a certain year. 

It is the eighth placement in the zodiac calendar cycle. 

Each zodiac sign also has its own element: Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water which add more uniqueness to the sign.

The Goat represents reliability, confidence, and systematic in the zodiac.

Other years of the Goat

People born in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 2003, or 2015 are Goats.

Similarly, those born in 1931, 1991, and 2051 are characterized as Metal Goats. 

Some notable Goats include: Bill Gates, Emma Roberts, Robert De Niro, Emily Ratajkowski, Jamie Foxx, and Louis Tomlinson.  

Characteristics and personality traits of the Metal Goat

In Chinese astrology, Goats are described as peace-loving, kind, and popular. 

However, they can also be hesitant to change and sometimes anxious.

Goats are said to walk away from unwanted situations with grace and candor.

More specifically, the Metal Goat is characterized as extremely loyal, stable, and close-knit when it comes to relationships.

They also have a predisposition to art and music and are mostly in political or creative careers.

Goats are very concerned with freedom and independence and seek long-term projects.

They are also good at evaluating a difficult situation.

Types of Goats

There are five types of Goats in the zodiac calendar, each belonging to their own element. 

Metal Goat: Sensitive, creative, loyal and talented.

Earth Goat: Patient, thoughtful, practical, hard-working, and stable. 

Wood Goat: Strong, optimistic, altruistic, expansive, and socially conscious. 

Fire Goat: Dynamic, persistent, enthusiastic, creative, and impulsive.

Metal Goat: Ambitious, strong, self-reliant, wise, and stable. 

Water Goat: Intelligent, flexible, soft, powerful, and overwhelming. 


Each sign has its own compatibility with others of the Chinese zodiac.

The Goat is most compatible with the Rabbit and the Pig.

They can sometimes be compatible with the Horse too.

However, Goats and Oxen are said to be the least compatible.

Other types of Zodiac animals combined with the Metal element

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