"Long ago, when the Queen Mother of the West still cultivated the peach trees of immortality in her palace atop the mountains of tibet and the jade emperor still ruled heaven from under the pole star, the goat was chosen as one of the twelve symbols of the chinese zodiac.
2003 is the year of the goat in chinese astrology. This beautifully illustrated guide commemorates the goat's influence throughout China's mystical past- from its earliest depictions in classical literature rolktale to its place in contemporary chinese astrology. Readers are guided through their own astrological profile and advised on appropriate behavior towards people of other signs. From the adventurous and stubborn mountain goat to the passive and peaceful sheep, the goat's multi-faceted character is celebrated and investigated through lyrical prose and pictures. This fascinating book will enlighten and entertain both the experienced and the novice, while illuminating the integral influence of hte goat on the philosophy and beliefs of the oldest civilization in the world."
-from back of book
very nice color illustrations and interesting..