This year is the Year of the Goat in the Chinese zodiac. The goat is 8th in the order of the zodiac.
The 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
According to Chinese astrology each year is associated with an animal, occuring in a 12 year cycle.
Those born under the sign of the goat are believed to have these lucky charms associated with their birth year as well:
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Information obtained from: http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/goat.asp