Chinese New Year is this week, and with it comes the Year of the Goat. While you’re Instagramming your belly and counting down the days until your little nugget is born, we thought we would give you a little insight into who your mini me might be like, according to the Chinese zodiac. Tying together astronomy and traditional beliefs like the principle of yin and yang, Chinese astrology determines what makes a person lucky, what career that person would excel at and what personality traits that person might inherit. Whether or not you believe in astrology or horoscopes, it’s always fun to dream — especially when you’re expecting a new baby. Aren’t you a little curious about what could possibly be in store for you and your little Year of the Goat baby?



Consider yourself lucky. When those teenage years roll around, your pre-teen probably won’t give you too much attitude. People born in the Year of the Goat are gentle, kindhearted and shy. They don’t like to be the center of attention, and they like being around other people. But they do have expensive tastes, so watch that wallet, mama and papa.

Ideal Careers

Every parent wants their child to be successful, and while Goat babies don’t care much for status or power, they are hard workers. They make great pediatricians, musicians and interior designers. They like to be alone with their thoughts, and those thoughts are often creative. Looks like we’ve got a lot of future makers in the making.

Lucky Charms

Decorate the nursery with carnations and primroses, your baby’s lucky flowers. Also, brown, red and purple are your baby’s lucky colors, so make sure you tell your family you need plenty of onesies in those colors. And if your baby is born on the 2nd, 7th or 27th, then you should play the lottery, because you’ve got the luckiest baby around.

Now that you know what your baby’s personality might be like, choosing a good name should be just a tiny bit easier. Not really? At least there’s an app for that.

Were you born in the Year of the Goat or know someone who was? Let us know how accurate we were in the comments!

(h/t via China Highlights)