Chinese Zodiac - Sheep (Goat/Ram)

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.

Chinese: 羊 (Yánɡ)
Earthly Branches: Wei (未)
Energy: Yin
Five Elements: Earth (Tu)

Lucky Things

Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, alice flower
Lucky Gemstone: Emerald
Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south
Best Match: Rabbit, Horse, Pig

Unlucky Things

Unlucky Numbers: 3, 8
Unlucky Colors: Golden, Coffee
Unlucky Direction: Southwest
Worst Match: Rat, Ox, Dog, Dragon

Weekly Horoscope For Sheep

Date: Nov 12, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
This week's fortune is not ideal to you Sheep. This is a crucial week for you. The fortune begins to go down from high. It is time to leave peoplevand things that make you sad. It is vital for you to keep your energy full. Your inner light not only illuminates your own life, but also the confidence and energy of many people around you.

Weekly Horoscope for Sheep

Good Luck Charms for sheep

Choose a Chinese Zodiac lucky charm bracelet for sheep to help you improve luck and exorcise evil spirits in daily life.

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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. Please click for more about Sheep Personality Traits.

Sheep People's Personality by Five Elements
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)

Sheep People's Personality by Blood Types
→ Sheep People with Blood Type O
→ Sheep People with Blood Type A
→ Sheep People with Blood Type B
→ Sheep People with Blood Type AB

Compatibility with other Animals

Each Chinese zodiac sign has compatible or incompatible signs according to their characteristics’ compatibility. If your find your signs are compatible, you could get along well in most cases. In opposite, you need to do more effort to be together harmoniously.

Following are the compatibility chart of the Sheep with other signs. → more about Sheep Compatibility.


Best Match

Lively Pair

Worst Match

Best Birth Dates, Months and Times

Sheep 's Fate by Birth Time
The birth time of people plays a very important role in terms of whether the destiny is auspicious or not. People under the Sheep sign born in different time periods will have different characters and fate. Those who were born and will be born between 01:00-03:00, 05:00-07:00 and 11:00-13:00 are the most auspicious.

Sheep's Fate by Birth Date
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.

Sheep's Fate by Birth Month
Best Birth Months: 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 dates and months here is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find your lunar birth date and month.

Careers for 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. 
→ Ideal Jobs and Work Partners for Sheep

● Best Working Partners: Horse, Rabbit, Pig
● Best Age to Start a Business for Sheep: Age 30 – 50
● Best Career Field for Sheep: Publication
● Best Business to Do: Beauty Salon
● Best Direction for Career: East, Northwest

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

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Lastest Questions and Answers

Male Dragon & female Sheep (1 Reply ) Asked by Laura Butkus | 4/12/2018 1:19:43 PM

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