Year of the Sheep / Goat

China Zodiac Animal - Sheep Sheep / Goat is the eighth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Sheep include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051...

Sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is docile, mellow, and timid. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things. In Chinese culture, the sheep is considered auspicious since long time ago and it was often used to offer sacrifices and pray for good fortune. It was also once served as currency in ancient times, and thus the sheep represents rich and lucky.

People born in the Year of the Sheep are gentle, calm, and decent, while sometimes they can be naive and emotional.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wei
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yin

Years of the Sheep
The Chinese zodiac sign is decided by the birth years which are calculated by the Chinese lunar calendar. Here is a chart for you to find the right zodiac sign of yours, which is the best way to check if you are a Sheep and see your element by the way.

Also, you can input your birthdays to the “Find Your Chinese Zodiac” tool.
Sheep Year Start End Element
1919 Feb.1,1919 Feb.19,1920 Earth
1931 Feb.17,1931 Feb.5,1932 Metal
1943 Feb.5,1943 Jan.24,1944 Water
1955 Jan.24,1955 Feb.11,1956 Wood
1967 Feb.9,1967 Jan.29,1968 Fire
1979 Jan.28,1979 Feb.15,1980 Earth
1991 Feb.15,1991 Feb.3,1992 Metal
2003 Feb.1,2003 Jan.21,2004 Water
2015 Feb.19,2015 Feb.7,2016 Wood
2027 Feb.6,2027 Jan.25,2028 Fire
Lucky Signs for People Born in Sheep Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of Sheep Lucky Flowers and Directions of Sheep

Lucky Things for Dogs:

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9 Lucky Colors: green, red, purple Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, Alice Flower Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 6, 7, 8 Unlucky Colors: gold, brown, black Unlucky Direction: west
Personality: Sheep are gentle, calm, upright, and sympathetic
Among all the 12 Chinese zodiacs, the Sheep is the most gentle and soft one. The mild sheep seldom lose their temper to others or become very aggressive. They care about others’ feelings and never intend to hurt people. Their upright personality also makes them sympathetic enough to understand other people’s problems from various perspectives, especially for their friends and loved ones.

However, sometimes they can be very passive and tend to be a pessimist to see bad aspects of things, which means that they need strong support and enough understanding from their friends. Also, they keep alert when strangers step into their domains.
  • Strengths: gentle, sympathetic, calm, creative, imaginative, sociable, and considerate
  • Weaknesses: negative, hesitating, impractical, and sometimes stubborn
  • Sheep Men: Men with Chinese zodiac Sheep sign always look gentle and very considerate when getting along with people, which helps them gain social skills and manage a good relationship in the friend circle. They love arts, full of imagination and innovation, which sometimes however makes them become sentimental and emotional and give up rational thinking in life. Sheep men do value the family, but they don’t like pressure because that will make them anxious.
  • Sheep Women: Women born in the Year of the Sheep are always courteous and have good manners. They are patient and sympathetic no matter in work or life. However, when facing challenges, they will show another aspect. They can be very solid and strong, full of courage, and stick to their own paths. The distinct personality helps them win support from higher-ups. Though Sheep women are ambitious in career, sometimes they may be indecisive.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Sheep' Are You?
    The Sheep have been classified to five types according to the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. And that is decided by different birth years of the Sheep. See the chart below to check your type and the characteristics it represents.  
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Sheep 1955, 2015 Gentle, affable, courteous, easygoing, sympathetic, emotional.
Fire Sheep 1907, 1967 Honest, frank, helpful, sentimental.
Earth Sheep 1919, 1979 Upright, just, straightforward, outspoken, impatient.
Metal Sheep 1931, 1991 Kindhearted, responsible, principled, traditional.
Water Sheep 1943, 2003 Mild, low-profile, trusted, but maybe unappreciated.

  • Sheep’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: These Sheep are honest, prudent, and have broad interests and hobbies. They are glad to follow the rules rather than decide for themselves. However, it often makes them compromise and lead a depression in the inner heart.
    • Blood Type A: The Sheep with blood type A are full of peaceful spirits, considerate and seldom injure others’ benefits. They are not interested in any adventure. Although safe enough, they may also lose some opportunities.
    • Blood Type B: They are mature and never fond of showing off. The low key personality makes them meditative in most times, but they will be active in front of friends. They are also very forthright to express their feelings and emotions.
    • Blood Type AB: They are kind-hearted, placid, and hardly quarrel with people. They often have clear plans about their lives and are experts in financial aspects. What’s more, this type of Sheep are typical family-oriented people.
Love Compatibility of the Sheep
Input the names and birthdays of you and your partner, you can easily calculate your love compatibility according to the “Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Test” tool. It is also feasible to find your best zodiac matches in the following directions, and remember trying to avoid those bad matches.
  • Best Matches: Rabbit, Horse, Pig
    Both of the Sheep and the Rabbit are unselfish so that they can think of each other, even when meeting disagreements, which helps them become a good couple. Most Sheep people have clear plans when doing things and the Horses happen to have the same view. For the Sheep and the Pig, they have common interests in food and it is easy for them to lead a harmonious life.
  • Bad Matches: Ox, Tiger, Dog 
    People born in the Year of the Sheep have less common language with the three zodiac signs and therefore they may not form a good bond with each other. As the Ox is always busy at work, the Sheep’s feelings may be ignored while the Tiger cannot give support to the Sheep at the appropriate time. It is also a little difficult for the Sheep to communicate effectively with the Dog.
    Sheep's Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Build Relationships with the Sheep

People born in the Sheep years don’t like loneliness and they need accompanies from their partners. They will feel very left out when the partners are not by their side. So don’t make your Sheep partner feel lonely and neglected. Another thing that should be paid attention to is that the Sheep care more about the present than the past. They don’t like looking at the past and quibbling over small details in a relationship. So when getting along with the Sheep, don’t rake up the past if you have disagreements, or they will feel very frustrated and lose faith in the relationship. 

Is it the Year of Ram, Sheep, or Goat?
The distinction of Sheep, Goat, or Ram about the Chinese zodiac year of “Yang” has caused confusion to the English speaking world, as in the Chinese language, the character Yang can refer to all the ruminants. In fact, according to some professional studies, it is more likely to be the Year of the Goat as the goat is more common in Chinese ancient society. However, Chinese people don’t care too much about the choices of words. The images of Ram, Sheep, or Goat can all be found on the Chinese New Year stamps, paintings, and paper-cuts. Thus it has become a personal preference. The lovely and fluffy Sheep is favored by most people while Ram and Goat are choices for those who like strong and tough characteristics. 
Jobs & Careers for Sheep
  • Best Jobs:  Painters, musicians, beauticians, doctors, teachers, editors, writers…
Most of the Sheep have strong will power and are good at critical thinking. They are steady and hardworking at work; however, in some way, they lack the entrepreneurial spirit. More efforts should be made to learn to deal with challenges and failures if they want to make progress in career. The born talent in art and creativity make some Sheep people to be painters, musicians, beauticians, or writers. They are not suited to do pioneering or competitive work due to the lack of entrepreneurial spirit. Thus regular occupations like doctors, teachers, and editors are fine choices for them.
Health & Fitness Advice
Compared to other zodiac signs, people with the Chinese zodiac Sheep sign may not be so strong. Though sometimes suffered small diseases, they don’t need to worry too much about the physical health condition. They should care more about mental health as they often feel sad and frustrated, influenced by negative characteristics. The horrible mood may also affect body health. It is necessary for the Sheep to improve the mood when feeling down and a positive attitude will help to keep healthy. Regular exercise is also recommended to resist small diseases like throat inflammation, headache, and runny nose. 
Sheep's Fortune in 2024
Sheep fortune prediction in 2024 shows people with Chinese zodiac Sheep would go through some small whirligigs, but they won’t make a big difference on their life. They would have a good fortune in term of love, and it’s a great time for those seeing someone to get married and enjoy their marriage. In the aspect of wealth, they could earn more money in the year, but beware of base person at work. It’s important to develop a healthy living habit, to prevent from digestive sicknesses. 
Sheep Luck in 2024
  • Career: There may be some small setbacks in their career, as they might be calumniated and estrange from the leaders. Even though, there wouldn’t be big downs and they could maintain the position all year around.
  • Wealth: It’s likely to gain more money stably in 2024 for people born in the year of the Sheep. But don’t expect to get richer suddenly. Reasonable consumption is sensible, while high-risky investments are inadvisable.
  • Relationships: It’s a very lucky year in love as they would be blessed to enjoy the marriage life, get married, or find a lover who could read their mind. The singles could take the initiative to pursue the opposite sex after learning that person for a period of time.
  • Education: They may face some challenges in study in 2024. As long as they could concentrate on studying and seek for solutions positively, their school grades would be good and the learning ability would also be improved.
  • Health: They may suffer from superficial physical problems especially of digestive system. Thus, it would be important to have a good habit with regular diet. The health of elder family members may need to be concerned more.
Famous People: Sheep Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Steve Jobs (Apple Co-founder): February 24, 1955, Wood Sheep
Bill Gates (Microsoft Founder): October 28, 1955, Wood Sheep
Jason Statham (Actor): July 26, 1967, Fire Sheep
Julia Roberts (Actress): October 28, 1967, Fire Sheep
Ed Sheeran (Singer-Songwriter): February 17, 1991, Metal Sheep
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- Last updated on Feb. 05, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Sheep / Goat
Asked by Lin Lee from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 28, 2024 22:54Reply
Good year to buy property?
Hello, I was born 19 Dec 1979 around 7.10pm in Eastwood, Sydney, Australia. I am looking to buy property in the next couple of months, I was wondering if the year of the dragon is a good time for me to buy? I was told I should invest in land so I don’t retire poor due to my Saturn placement, I wanted to know if this include an apartment or only if I buy a house with land? Also, will I have luck with career, finances and love this year. Thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Andy | Jan. 30, 2024 01:29

Though 2024 shows an upward trending for you, there are still some challenges and pressure to face. So you should be more cautious about the estate investment.
Answered by Lin | Jan. 30, 2024 21:38

Thanks Andy. That’s interesting, as Alyssa Dillon on this page answered the same question with ‘2024 is going to be a great year for investing in property.’
Asked by Lin from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 16, 2023 02:16Reply
Good year to buy property?
Hello, I was born 19 Dec 1979 around 7.10pm in Eastwood, Sydney, Australia. I am looking to buy property in the next couple of months, I was wondering if this year is a good time to buy? Also, will I have luck with career, finances and love this year. Thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Rita | Mar. 16, 2023 19:10

It's not a bad year to buy a property. According to the horoscope, your financial and career are very likely to go towards a better direction this year. But thre love horoscope is just so-so.
Answered by Re re | Oct. 03, 2023 15:45

Hey, lin, I'm a female born on the year of the goat. Hit me up if you want to get to know me
Asked by Aparna from USA | Jun. 30, 2021 08:01Reply
Successful Career Track
Hello I am asking for my daughter who is born December 19, 2003 at 1.07 AM in USA.
She is finishing high school and will go to college next year 2022.
She is still undecided on what higher studies she will pursue where she can be successful and happy. she is in general good in studies and works well but does not have great interest/liking in any particular subject.
i want to make sure she chooses correct career path where she will be happy and successful and i want to guide her accordingly.
Can you please suggest what you think will be good career path for her? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Damian | Jul. 05, 2021 00:49

Oh, the most important is that she need to choose a career that she really interested in. In this way, she can make full use of her intelligence to make some successes.
Asked by Paula B from IRELAND | Jan. 08, 2021 16:26Reply
I am a wood sheep. I have been single for many years. Will I find a partner this year. Thanks
Answers (3)
Answered by Charlotte | Jan. 12, 2021 23:07

Yes, February, June and July are lucky months for you to find a partner.
Answered by Catherine | Feb. 16, 2021 08:42

Yes boy sure how long Meeting at Markel or at hardware store
Answered by Zahoor | Mar. 20, 2022 04:07

You may find someone this year
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