For the placid and
easygoing Sheep, life is too short to buck the systems. Sheep prefer not
to swim against the current, preferring to keep their heads down and let
the seasons gently carry them along, while they get on with what they
want to do in their quietly creative way. They are often idealistic and
impractical and what Sheep desire is a peaceful life and a cozy,
comfortable home, to be cushioned from strife and protected from
hardship and ills, while they keep their minds on nature and art.
Years of the Sheep
Eight in the cycle, Sheep years follow
on from the Snake and recur every twelfth year thereafter.
1931 1943 1955
1979 1991 2003 2015
People born in the Year of Sheep share
specific characteristics that are common to all other Sheep. To say that
someone is a Sheep is simply a shorthand way of describing that
:: Culture :: Kindness
Self-indulgence :: Sulkiness
Dependence :: Insecurity
the underlying principles of this sign are all to do with the anima, the
"feminine" or Yin side of our natures, the part of is that
instinctively urges us to care and nurture, to garner and provide, to
love and cherish. For both male and female members of this troop, their
basic nature is peaceable, passive and receptive. Kind and considerate,
gentle and peace-loving, Sheep abhor all forms of confrontation, aggression
or violence. They are happiest among others and harbor no dreams of
being dazzling or of standing our from the crowd. They have no wish to
roam. No lust for power lurks in the Sheep's tranquil breast. But in
their own quiet way, Sheep can be extremely successful in life and they
sometimes travel further than they realize as they graze their way over
the hills and valleys.
people have strong humanitarian inclinations but apart from this they
also have a creative eye, which makes them tower head-and-shoulders
above the rest in all aspects of the arts. With their strong artistic
sensitivity Sheep are frequently drawn to the world of music and the
arts. Polished, cultured and well-mannered, they are a civilizing influence
to all around.
people, Sheep are kind and generous - almost to a fault as they can be
taken advantage of. Even so, Sheep can get their own way and through
such subtle tactics that the other person often has no idea it has
1931 & 1991
|On the face
of it, Metal gives a hard edge to the Sheep character. These Sheep like
to pretend they are hard nuts to crack but this is actually because they
are emotionally as soft as putty and need to build a protective layer
around themselves. Those who are in tune with the Metal Sheep will not
be taken in by this defensive strategy and will see right through to the
Metal Sheep's heart of gold. Metal Sheep would not need their outer
armor were they not so deeply vulnerable. They then to treat others the
way they privately feel about themselves and can be over-protective mollycoddles
to those they care for. The love of art so noticeable in all the Sheep
is particularly strong in Metal Sheep.
1953 & 2013
compliant, Water Sheep are always content to go along with the flow and
this makes them very easy to live with. Water Sheep are popular and
well-like. They seem to have an aura of "loveability" that
makes people fall over themselves to protect and look after them. Like
other Sheep, they need to feel safe and protected at home, and
usually like to remain in one place. Despite their friendly and have
good sense of humor and they simply need a little more self-confidence.
Water Sheep also like to be humored and when they are not , they can be
known to sulk.
1955 & 2015
|These Sheep like to get
involved in a diverse range of activities with groups of friends or
colleagues and they are not usually short of friends and acquaintances.
Dedicated, compassionate and empathetic to a fault, they also seem to
attract an assortment of strays and people down on their luck who need
comfort and support. And this is always readily available, sometimes
even to the truly undeserving and such is this Sheep's compassion that
he or she readily responds to others. With such overflowing kindness
these Sheep may sometimes be taken for a ride,, but more often their
goodness is rewarded appropriately. Nevertheless, it might be a good
thing if these folk occasionally put themselves first.
Year: 1907 & 1967
|Fire lends an interesting
spark to the Sheep characteristics. More outgoing and individualistic
than other Sheep, Fire Sheep are less likely to need the support and
approval of others and less likely to be hurt and let down if they fail
to get it. They stand up for themselves and like to make their own way
in life, away from the rest of the flock. Their artistic sense leans
towards the theatrical and having a strong innate sense of drama, many
of the Fire Sheep gravitate toward the performing arts. They are lively
and imaginative and enjoy a busy social life with a good circle of
friends; but with the Sheep's love peace and non-violence they can tend
to deceive themselves rather than see the unpleasant truth of a
1919 & 1979
|Apart from a slight lack of
self-confidence, the Sheep is already a stable character and the Earth
element provides an even stronger grounding effect. The Earth element
makes Sheep folk industrious, independent and resourceful and also a
little on the conservative side. But this Sheep has tenacity - he or she
is self-reliant but also self-indulgent in a domesticated way. Spouse
and family are the most important aspect of the Earth Sheep's life and
they will work hard for the good of those they love. While prudent and
conventional, they are nevertheless, blessed with a sunny disposition
which enables them to make good impression wherever they go.
Sheep fear loneliness and tend to be
shy, self-conscious and insecure. Sheep-folk are extremely
family-oriented and for them , a loving, intimate relationship is
absolutely essential to their happiness and well-being. Some Oriental
astrologers, however, refer to this sign as a Goat and say that Goats
are capricious, dissipating their energies by jumping this way and that
unless they are tethered. The outcome is the same as nothing provides a
better tether than a loving, stable union.
True, on a bad day, Sheep can be
clingy and dependent, even wheedling and cajoling until they get their
own way. But they are romantic creatures through and through and their
soft-hearted, compassionate natures are hard to resist. A supportive
partner's encouragement enables the Sheep to develop his or her innate
sparkling personality to have self-confidence and to become a rounded
person, who is witty and amusing.
Sheep Lover Partner
Anyone born under the
sign of the Sheep needs to be appreciated by a caring partner as these
people are sensitive and sweet of disposition and can hide their many
talents even from themselves. They flourish with the encouragement of
the one they love. With a trusted partner at his or her side, the Sheep
or Goat feels protected and secure and has the confidence to
you both work on the differences in your characters, you cold learn a
great deal from each other.
understanding, loving on the same wavelength - you two have got it
outlook, different lifestyle and different objectives all suggest little
meeting of minds.
passion make this one heck of a sexy combo.
and crafty, flirty and shirty - you fit together like two pieces of a
||Intellectually, you make a
great match. Emotional, jealously gets in the way.
||Different viewpoints and
agendas spell poor prospects.
friends and sexy lovers.
||You'll each be constanly
looking over your shoulder at the other.
||What a great team!
||Mutual attraction on sight.
||Alas, little common ground.
Sheep at Health
Despite having a delicate appearance,
the Sheep is pretty robust. Sheep may protest if they are physically
uncomfortable and they take great care over their creature comforts, but
their calm disposition protects them from most health problems. What
does lay them low, however is any hint of marital discord, because being
loved and supported by an understanding partner is critical to the
Sheep's well-being. Should that much-needed love be withdrawn for any
reason the Sheep immediately gets ill; unhappiness just ties the Sheep's
stomach up in knots.
Sheep at Home
Traditional is the
adjective that best describes the Sheep's domestic scene. Sheep revel in
the conventional role of homemaker, making jam, arranging dried flowers,
making curtains, putting up shelves and taking turns to rock the cradle.
The Sheep person is a strong believer in family togetherness and his or
her house reflects this homely instinct with log fires, comfortable
furniture and the smell of freshly bakes apple-pie. Male and Female
Sheep alike are contentedly domesticated. Their love of comfort and
artistic sensitivity are combined in their decor which is sumptuously
elegant with a classical, timeless look created by their artistic
skills. Their love of ease will ensure that their home lacks no modern
convenience and time-saving gadget.
Sheep at Work
Sheep people like being
part of a group and have no interest in seeking power and position. If
they have to don the mantle of authority they will and moreover, they
will carry out their responsibilities with intelligence and tact. But
they are not really comfortable inn the position of leader and would not
normally seek a high status job out of choice. Sheep folk are much
happier taking a supporting role.
|Sheep make Excellent
All those who are born
in the Year of Sheep share not only similar talents and inherent skills
but also the same kind of aims and ambitions in life.
:: Editor :: Actor
Cartographer :: Town
planner :: Hairdresser
Landscape artist ::
attendant :: Window dresser ::
Pediatrician :: Interior designer :: Daycare worker
Whether Sheep benefit
from or constantly conflict with their business partners depends, as in
all relationships on whether their Animal signs are harmonious or
antagonistic to each other.
|Sheep ruled by ...
||Benefits from ...
||Is antagonistic to ...
each individual person is unique, Chinese astrologers are very precise
about which Animals have a general shared understanding and which have
characters that are antagonistic to one another.
Rabbits & Pigs
Friend - Horse
Enemy - Oxen
& Past Time