People born in the Year of the Rat and those born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) are not an ideal match among the possible combinations of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.
The Rat and the Goat have different points of view on the most important matters of life. They have radically different personal lifestyles, which prevents them from feeling totally at peace in a shared environment.
For instance, finances being a very important matter to Rats, they will always take lots of care in order to earn and save money for harder times. Goats, on the other hand, are very generous when they have the opportunity, and they also have an unfortunate tendency to spend at will if nobody stops them.
The Rat generally finds the Goat too whimsical and immature for his taste, while the Goat doesn't like the stinginess of the Rat.
In summary, between the Rat and the Goat, this is more of a mutual misunderstanding than a true and irreducible incompatibility.
Goat + Ox
People born in the Year of the Ox (Buffalo, Bull) and those born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) misunderstand each other on most values and themes of life.
A possible mutual attraction between the Ox and the Goat wouldn't compensate for their future arguments and fights if they ever decided to start a relationship in the first place.
Goat + Tiger
Someone born in the Year of the Tiger in relationship with a Goat (Sheep) is a rare occurrence, as if they purposely manage never to notice each other in their daily life.
A relationship between a Tiger and a Goat is like a planet crossing the orbit of another planet, a singular celestial event.
Goat + Rabbit
People born in the Year of the Rabbit (Cat) and those born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) are the perfect love match.
A Rabbit and a Goat rarely hesitate before getting married, and their union can bring them and their children happiness and fortune.
Goat + Dragon
People born in the Year of the Dragon and those born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) are very good at loosing the time and energy spent together, whether in love or work.
Goat + Snake
When in a relationship, people born in the Year of the Snake and Goats show great refinement in their daily lives, and the interior design of their home always impresses their guests.
The Snake and the Goat (Sheep) however tend to push a little too often on unnecessary spending.
Goat + Horse
People born in the Year of the Horse and those born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) are very good at listening and caring for one another.
Love and working relationship between a Horse and a Goat have great chance of success.
Goat + Goat
People born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) have displeasing moments observing each other as if they were looking at their reflection on the mirror.
When together as a couple, two Goats live peaceful and loving relationships, as long as long as money (or rather lack of money) doesn't become an issue.
Goat + Monkey
People born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) and those born in the Year of the Monkey are rather cold towards each other, especially considering that their interests are very different.
The Goat and the Monkey may eventually end up as a couple, but it's pretty exceptional. In a relationship, the Goat and the Monkey are pushed forward by their shared opportunism rather than their mutual feelings.
Goat + Rooster
People born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) and those born in the Year of the Rooster have friendly relations, preferably by email, Skype or telephone.
The Goat and the the Rooster also share a common love for nature and the great outdoors.
Goat + Dog compatibility
People born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) and those born in the Year of the Dog get driven into melancholia whenever they spend time together.
They're rarely found in love as their mode of communication is rather cold and distant at first. As a couple and over time, the Goat and the Dog can be pushed to depression if they fail to encourage one another to see life in a better light.
Goat + Pig
People born in the Year of the Goat (Sheep) and those born in the Year of the Pig (Boar) share a common interest for luxury items and stylish home decoration.
A love life between a Goat and a Pig is balanced and sincere.