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Chinese Zodiac - Sheep (Goat/Ram)

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    Sheep (Goat/Ram)
    Yánɡ

    Ranking the eighth position of all the animals in Chinese zodiac, Sheep (also Goat or Ram) represents solidarity, harmony and calmness. People born in the year of the Sheep are polite, mild mannered, shy, imaginative, determined and have good taste. On the negative side, they are sometimes pessimistic, unrealistic, short-sighted and slow in behavior.



    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wei
    The Five Elements: Earth (Tu)
    Yin Yang: Yin ([Chinese philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 2, 7; Avoid: 3, 8
    Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, alice flower
    Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: golden, coffee

    Years of the Sheep

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/17/1931 02/05/1932 Yin Metal Xin Wei
    02/05/1943 01/24/1944 Yin Water Gui Wei
    01/24/1955 02/11/1956 Yin Wood Yi Wei
    02/09/1967 01/29/1968 Yin Fire Ding Wei
    01/28/1979 02/15/1980 Yin Earth Ji Wei
    02/15/1991 02/03/1992 Yin Metal Xin Wei
    02/01/2003 01/21/2004 Yin Water Gui Wei
    02/19/2015 02/07/2016 Yin Wood Yi Wei
    02/06/2027 01/25/2028 Yin Fire Ding Wei

    Personality of the Sheep

    Like the rabbit, the sheep is also a kind of docile animals. They have low combat effectiveness and ask for nothing but live with the green grass peacefully. So, they are usually attacked by other animals. In the flock, they observe the discipline of the leader sheep well and hold the leader in the greatest esteem. Due to these, Jesus hailed himself as 'a Good Shepherd'.
     
    The sheep are mild and close with the human. Especially in the Middle East, the people rely on the sheep to survive greatly. The sheep can coexist with the humans peacefully and migrate with them on grassland. So they have remarkable endurance and assiduous spirit. These are also the characters of the people born in the year of the sheep. Beside, the sheep people have a strong vitality. There is an iron will and enterprising spirit underlying their soft and fluffy façade. When dealing with tasks, they are not impulsive but always considerate, analyze carefully and complete satisfactorily. In interpersonal relationship, as they are gentle and cultivated, they are liked by others. In terms of business, they are always wonderful hands. But sometimes, things can be made terrible because of their strong heart.
     
    The people under the sheep sign are most flexible and have bright body. The men may look like sissy. While, the women are with a devilish charm to the opposite sex, as they are mostly beautiful, plump, clear in skin and slim in waist.
     
    The Sheep people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The Sheep people born in the morning are passive, conservative, and lack of independence ability. The advantage is reliable. They would not handle things proactively but only step forward when others press them. So, they are not fit to be directors. The women usually remain in their proper sphere. They are conservative and reliable, centering their lives on the family. They are fond of studying cooking, flower-arranging, decoration and usually handle the home affairs well.
     
    The Sheep people born at noon are irritable and unstable in character. Once there are small achievements, they will get over excited. While meeting small setbacks, they will seriously upset. So, there are always ups and downs for their fortune. Cultivating the mind by reading more Buddhist books can be helpful to their personality and help them success more easily.
     
    Like the Sheep people born in the morning, those who born during night are conservative. They are not fit for pioneering works. Work hard in a large company or in the executive branch of the government step by step is best for them to be promoted. As they are unskilled in social intercourses, keep a fixed post instead of changing jobs frequently are better. Most of them can save up some money when young and live a good life. The women are good housewives, managing financial affairs and housework orderly.

     

    The Sheep people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:


    Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Sheep.  
    Earth Sheep: 1919 (Feb. 1, 1919 - Feb. 19, 1920) and 1979 (Jan. 28, 1979 - Feb. 15, 1980)
    Metal Sheep: 1931 (Feb. 17, 1931 - Feb. 5, 1932) and 1991 (Feb. 15, 1991 - Feb. 3, 1992)
    Water Sheep: 1943 (Feb. 5, 1943 - Jan. 24, 1944) and 2003 (Feb. 2, 2003 - Jan. 21, 2004)
    Wood Sheep: 1955 (Jan. 24, 1955 - Feb. 11, 1956) and 2015 (Feb. 19, 2015 - Feb. 7, 2016)
    Fire Sheep: 1967 (Feb. 9, 1967 - Jan. 29, 1968)

    Best Birth Dates and Months for the Sheep

    The Sheep people born in the 4th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 28th, 29th or the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    The Sheep people born in March, May, June or July could enjoy a good fortune and luck in various aspects.
    March: The Sheep people born in March are remarkable intelligent. They are lucky in finance, good in health and almost everything is auspicious for them. They could get both fame and gain in life. 

    May: The Sheep born during the Chinese lunar month of May usually enjoy a good wealth and have a strong power. They are down to earth kind of person and mostly strong willed. For every affairs they promise to do for others, they will try best to achieve. Thus, they are respected by others and have the ability to command a large of people. Almost everything turns out as they wish. 
    June: Enthusiastic, loyal and honest, the Sheep born in June usually have a prosperous and flourishing family. In life, they are faithful in their word and could cherish the same ideals and follow the same path with the coworkers. Especially during the later life, they could enjoy a happy life.
    July: The Sheep born in July are examples of bravery and wisdom. They have a sharp will and good luck. Everything is as their wishes. They usually could keep feet on the ground and can accomplish big undertaking. 
     
    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool at the Chinese calendar page to find out your Chinese lunar birth month.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match
     


    Best Match: Rabbit, Horse, Pig
    Worst Match: Rat, Ox, Dog, Dragon
    → Please click for more about Sheep Compatibility.

    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month.

    Birth Month of the Sheep Personality of the Sheep Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. easy to miss the opportunity Snake Rabbit
    Feb. optimistic Tiger Tiger
    Mar. silent; uncommunicative Horse Horse
    Apr. thoughtful Dragon Rooster
    May. sensitive Monkey Dog
    Jun. sophisticated Ox Rat
    Jul. honest and hard-working Rabbit Sheep
    Aug. graceful Rat Dragon
    Sep. earnest Ox Horse
    Oct. calm; unimpassioned Tiger Horse
    Nov. eloquent Horse Tiger
    Dec. kind-hearted Any Any

    ► 2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: For you people born in the year of Sheep, 2017 is definitely not a good year because you will meet many inauspicious stars, such as Yangren, Tiangou and Diaoke, which will greatly affect you. For example, Yangren represents the disasters of blood; under the influence of Tiangou, you will be more likely to have accidents while Diaoke will further deepen the negative energy of you Sheep in daily life. Fortunately, you will be blessed by three auspicious stars. But the power of inauspicious stars is stronger than that of the auspicious stars, thus the fortune change brought by the auspicious stars will be minimal. Therefore, you should see your overall fortune change clearly and correctly in the year of Rooster and learn to play for safety and be prudent to avoid all kinds of disasters in 2017. Find out what’s in store for your sign for money, career, love relationship and health in 2017, please click:
    →  Sheep Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2016 and 2017 Yearly Horoscope for Sheep Born in Different Years
    Horoscope Forecast for the Sheep Born in 1967 (between February 09, 1967 and January 29, 1968)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Sheep Born in 1979 (between January 28, 1979 and February 15, 1980)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Sheep Born in 1991 (between February 15, 1991 and February 03, 1992)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Sheep in each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Predictions for the Sheep

    2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2016 starting from February 8, 2016 and lasting to January 27, 2017.

    Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Average
    Lucky Colors in 2016: peach-pink, cyan
    Lucky Numbers in 2016: 4, 7, 9
    Charm: The sheep people are suggested to wear a bracelet with sheep/goat to defuse those disadvantages and bring good luck in 2016, year of the Monkey.

    Overview: Fortune for the people born in the year of Sheep will be good for the first half of 2016. While, later this year will be many obstacles and you are always fail on the verge of success. Only by steady effort could make things go smoothly. More about how will you do in career, wealth, love and health, please click:
    2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions for Sheep

    Ideal Jobs for the Sheep

    Nice and considerate, the Sheep people are fit to do some service works. So, to be a nurse or household management service person is a good choice. Engage in artistic works, eg. to be an actor, a painter, a musician, a dancer etc. are also good choices. Besides, typists and teachers are usually favored works by the Sheep. Lack of the spirit of adventure, the people under the Sheep sign are not fit to do those highly competitive works such as investing in stocks, commodities trading, journalism and more. 

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Sheep, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Sheep, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Sheep.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Sheep
    Lastest Questions and Answers

    food business for year of the sheep (1 Reply) Asked by vhie | 1/6/2017 8:33:56 PM

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