The Goat (Sheep)
Sheep simply want a bit of peace. They enjoy carrying on with life in their own quiet, individual way, content to be in the middle of it all rather than to be leading it. Sheep are quiet and calm people. They enjoy cultural things and focus much of their energy on artistic hobbies. Sheep are easygoing and relaxed, happy to be going with the flow.
Years of the Sheep
Sheep Years are eighth in the cycle following the Horse Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Sheep Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE SHEEP
Sheep are nurturers. They enjoy taking care of other people. Like their animal counterpart, Sheep people are pretty calm individuals. Their personalities are quiet, reserved and soothing. They like to be in the company of others but do not wish to be in the middle of everything. They like standing in the back, watching contently from the sidelines, as others dazzle the company. Sheep will generally do better than they are aware because they are so good at keeping the peace and accomplishing the tasks at hand.
People born in the Year of the Sheep share certain characteristics. The Sheep Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Sheep.
Eight in order, Chinese name—YANG, sign of the arts
Smart. Artistic, Kind, Happy, Reserved, Insecure, Dependent
IN YOUR ELEMENT
The characteristics of the Sheep are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL SHEEP 1931 AND 1991
Sheep often display a tough exterior to protect the fragile interior they are notorious for. Close friends and family of the Metal Sheep understand this is simply a front for those sensitive emotions tucked inside. Sheep can sometimes treat others the way they feel instead of the way they wish to be treated which can lead to a tendency to be overprotective and vulnerable. Metal Sheep, more than other Sheep, are culturally stimulated and hold a deep passion for the arts.
THE WATER SHEEP 1943 AND 2003
Like their element, Water Sheep go with the flow of things, content to stroll through life like a Sunday evening walk. They are easy to get along with and live with and can make quite lovable roommates and companions. They enjoy the security of their homes and will generally plant their roots and stay in one place. They are well-spoken and witty, but lack self-confidence. They can pout when they don’t get their way.
THE WOOD SHEEP 195S AND 2015
Generally surrounded by a bevy of friends, these Sheep enjoy being in the midst of a crowd. People flock to these Sheep, possibly because they are so compassionate and helpful. Their sincerity can be taken advantage of and Wood Sheep may get their feelings hurt by undeserving sympathy seekers. Sometimes, Wood Sheep need to suppress their caring ways and take care of themselves.
THE FIRE SHEEP 1907 AND 1967
Fire Sheep are not as likely to get their feelings hurt nor are they as likely to desire the approval of others as typical Sheep are. They are capable of taking care of themselves, standing up for themselves and putting themselves first. They are vivacious and charismatic, preferring theater to any of the other arts. Fire Sheep generally enjoy a tight circle of friends and family and enjoy the social limelight.
THE EARTH SHEEP 19l9 AND 1979
The Earth element gives the Sheep a grounded effect. Although he struggles with a lack of self-confidence, this Sheep is a very stable person. They are independent and practical, leaning more towards conservancy than liberality. An Earth Sheep’s family is his most important asset and he spends his life working hard to provide for his loved ones. Earth Sheep are born with a joy for life that generally becomes infectious as you get to know him.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
A Sheep’s serenity often prohibits him from health problems. Although they seem fragile on the outside, inside Sheep are quite healthy creatures. Happiness keeps the Sheep healthy. However, any sort of trouble or confrontation will send the Sheep’s stomach spinning, especially if it is due to a romantic problem. As happiness keeps the Sheep healthy, unhappiness makes him quite sick.
AT HOME WITH THE SHEEP
Sheep truly enjoy being at home. They spend their time there doing arts and crafts, cooking and knitting. Sheep are most comfortable on their couches in the privacy of their homes, relaxed and tranquil. Their homes are as simple as they like to feel. They are elegant and timeless, and their homes reflect their artistic flair. The Sheep will go to any expense to be comfortable and to enjoy convenience.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE SHEEP AT WORK
Sheep people like the comfort of a crowd. They enjoy adding input and opinions but do not wish to take a lead position. Sheep will take a leadership role is asked, but generally prefer to be a part of the group. They do not seek positions of power or status as these things are not important to the Sheep.
MONEY AND THE SHEEP
Sheep generally appear well-off. They love to spend money but do not find comfort or satisfaction in material things. They do have a knack with money though, which is well-suited for a person who spends money like the Sheep does. Sheep are always dressed to a T, looking well-groomed and well-dressed.
Those born ion the Year of the Sheep share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Sheep are listed below:
SHEEP MAKE EXCELLENT:
CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Whether Sheep are compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.
Sheep ruled by Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Sheep Fire Monkeys
Water Metal Rabbits Earth Roosters
Wood Water Horses Metal Tigers
Fire Wood Pigs Water Oxen
Earth Fire Snakes Wood Dogs
Leisurely activities and pleasures
LIKES AND DISLIKES
Since Sheep are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Sheep personality.
Color Preference: Pink, purple
Gems and Stones: Moonstone, Sapphire, Jade
Suitable Gifts: bathrobe, broach, peppermint oil, seashells, massage, theater tickets
Hobbies and Pastimes: Reading, watching movies, eating, drinking, swimming
Sheep Dislike: Being separated from family and friends, conflict, not having the support of others
THE SHEEP ON VACATION
As Sheep find safety in numbers, they also like to travel with other people. Sheep enjoy guided tours of artistic places like museums, gardens or theaters. They are also drawn to water and thus enjoy vacationing at the beach or on a cruise.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
Sheep make great hosts. They can adapt to any situation and generally enjoy any company they keep. They like throwing parties, but do not want to be in the spotlight the whole time. Sheep are sociable creatures, but they must really get to know you and the territory before engaging in any sort of committed situation. They are private and do not generally tell you everything there is to know about them until they have tested the waters and are sure they want to reveal themselves to you. Therefore, becoming a close friend of the Sheep is a taxing process and many do not have the patience to wait. Consequently, the Sheep has many acquaintances and few really good friends.
Best Friends: Rabbits and Pigs
Mortal Enemy: Oxen
SHEEP PARENTS AND BABIES
Sheep are natural caregivers. They automatically turn on their parental instincts and take on parental responsibilities. They are family people who often have large families with unusual numbers of children. They blanket their children with love and affection. They expect their children to use their manners and to be polite and respectful to others.
Sheep generally have long-lasting, healthy relationships with their own parents. They often settle down close to where they grew up or close to their own parents so their children can be close to their grandparents. Often too, Sheep move elderly family members into their own homes to tae care of and nurture them back to health. They encourage their children to establish and maintain close relationships with family and stress the importance of this for the future.
SHEEP INFANT AND CHILD
Sheep children are very sensitive. They cry at the drop of a hat, especially if their feelings are hurt or they are embarrassed. Often they will cry to get what they want. They are dependent on their parents and love to be affectionate with their family, especially their parents. They do not exhibit a great deal of self-confidence so parents and teachers are generally responsible for encouraging them to bring out their artistic natures. They are well-behaved, well-mannered children, who despise aggression and conflict.
SHEEP PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS
Some parents immediately click with their children and others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try make it happen. Following are compatibility ratings between Sheep parents and their children.
Sheep with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat differing opinions *
Ox too many temper tantrums *
Tiger will get better eventually **
Rabbit caring and attentive ***
Dragon happy parenting! ****
Snake supportive and giving ***
Horse great communication ****
Sheep sympathetic and sensitive ****
Monkey diverse viewpoints **
Rooster healthy **
Dog long lasting mutual respect ***
Pig kind and genuine ****
*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
THE SHEEP LOVER
Sheep do not like to be alone. They are very family-oriented people. If you do not like children or big families, Sheep are not right for you. Sheep will give themselves entirely to the right person and will do everything they can to maintain a stable, loving, happy relationship.
Even though Sheep can be clingy and self-deprecating they are loving creatures who make great romantic partners. They are compassionate and kind, genuine and affectionate. A Sheep needs a partner who will be supportive and attentive and who will help him develop his self-confidence.
THE SHEEP LOVE PARTNER
Sheep are often unaware of even their own talents, but with encouragement and love they will bring those talents forth. Sheep crave a partner who makes them feel safe enough to try new things and who will give them the confidence they need to shine.
PARTNERS IN LOVE
Sometimes tough, but keep at it.
You may be physically attracted, but that’s about it.
You both walk on too many eggshells to maintain a stable partnership.
Mutual respect, understanding, points of view…go for it!
Sexually attracted but not mentally or intellectually.
Great friends and even better lovers.
Love at first sight becomes so much more.
You understand each other perfectly. Wonder why?
Your differences could unite you.
A lot to overcome…may want5 to reconsider.
A tiring union.
You make great companions.
Love Partners at a Glance
Sheep with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
Rat a bit distant *
Ox Don’t try it *
Tiger good for business, not for love **
Rabbit heavenly ****
Dragon could go either way **
Snake gratifying ***
Horse love at first sight ****
Sheep will be successful ***
Monkey take pointers from each other **
Rooster probably not *
Dog personality conflict *
Pig wonderful! ****
*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
These Sheep do better behind the scenes. They are obsessive in love, but make a strong, stable partner.
These Sheep are a bit materialistic and desire much wealth. Although they aren’t money hungry, they do out themselves and their own comfort before everyone else.
Humorous and sociable, these Sheep are wonderful companions. They are quick thinkers who remember everything. These Sheep are most comfortable surrounded by family and friends.
Kind, genuine and gentle, these Sheep display as much the power to give love as the need to get love. They can pressure themselves about being able to support their families, but always put family first.
Fun to hang out with, these independent people are a bit more outgoing than other more tranquil Sheep. They are fair, just people who are honest and kind.
Overly fussy with high expectations, these Sheep often expect too much of themselves and of others.
Libran Sheep are cultured and artistic. They are intellectual and sophisticated and finish what they start.
Scorpio gives the naturally placid Sheep a bit of aggression. It also encourages the Sheep to exhibit independence. The Scorpio Sheep is desirable and magnetic.
These Sheep need to be self-supporting. They are content as long as they are pursuing or finishing whatever project they wish. They have the ability to take on and finish several projects at once.
Generally solid as a rock, these Sheep have been known to let their air down for a night out every once in a while. They are practical and motivated individuals whose drive is insatiable.
Wonderfully inventive and imaginative, these Sheep are true free spirits. They are vibrant people who live day to day, moment to moment.
These Sheep are gentle creatures who need a supportive partner to achieve their full potential. They are quite artistic and serve well as independent artists.