This new 110 XPF stamp issue, designed by Jean-Jacques Mahuteau, celebrates the Year of the Wood Goat, which begins on 19 February 2015 and ends on 7 February 2016.
According to Oriental tradition, Goat years are generally very hectic, full of unexpected events, often with potentially serious and even tragic repercussions which are, however, avoided at the last moment. So there are likely to be challenging issues to be faced on all fronts: political, economic, professional and family. But you can also look forward to sudden favourable resolutions to problems and conflicts.
The sign of the Goat is associated with freedom, inspiration and great creativity, so this New Year should be an excellent period for artists and the arts. If you've always longed to express your artistic side, this is the time to go ahead and give full rein to your hidden talents!
People born under the sign of the Goat (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003) are said to be mild mannered, shy, and sympathetic and may have a sense of insecurity and lack self-confidence. They tend to follow their intuitions and let imagination run riot. Due to their indecisive nature, discipline and organisational skills are not their strong points. Goat people are intelligent, clever, talented and have a strong sense of curiosity. They need support and affection from friends and family to feel secure and be able to express their full creative potential.
Hares are the perfect partners for these romantic, sensitive, gentle and caring souls, but Goats also get on very well with Horses, Monkeys and Pigs. However, they are at daggers drawn with Oxen and Dogs!