Chinese Zodiac - Sheep (Goat/Ram)

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    Years of the Sheep

    1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015 2027

    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

    Sheep Horoscope

    Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 12
    Lucky Colors: White, Prussian Blue

    In year 2018, Sheep will suffer from Destruction of Tai Sui. You will see both opportunities and challenges in fortune. It’s better to go out to develop to have more opportunities. Be open-minded, positive, modest and low-profile, you will minimize the harm of inauspicious stars.

    Yearly Horoscope for Sheep Born in Different Years

    1967 Sheep 1979 Sheep 1991 Sheep

    2018 Horoscope for Sheep

    Best Months: January, March, September
    Worst Months: May, August, October

    Sheep 2018 monthly horoscope

    Monthly Horoscope for Sheep


    Sheep is compatible with Tai Sui in 2019, so you can see the overall luck on the rise and work easily. Throughout the whole year, you will be blessed by the auspicious stars which will give you direction and motivation. Your career and wealth will be improved greatly. As long as you take enough precautions, you will make a favorable development in 2019.

    2019 Horoscope for Sheep

    View Sheep Horscope

    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

    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

    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.

    Best Birth Dates
    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.

    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 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.

    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
    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

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

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    Dream of a white sheep (1 Reply ) Asked by Abayomi Medale | 1/2/2018 4:13:48 PM

    sheep match dragon (1 Reply ) Asked by vanessa oliva | 7/14/2017 6:00:51 AM

    Men of which sign are a better match for a Pig woman: Sheep men OR Rabbit men? (1 Reply ) Asked by Agnes | 6/10/2017 9:12:06 AM