Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram

China Zodiac Animal - Sheep

Sheep / Goat is the eighth in the 12-year cycle of 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 gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and fur to keep warm. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things.

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

Years of the Sheep

Sheep Year Start End
1919 Feb.1,1919 Feb.19,1920
1931 Feb.17,1931 Feb.5,1932
1943 Feb.5,1943 Jan.24,1944
1955 Jan.24,1955 Feb.11,1956
1967 Feb.9,1967 Jan.29,1968
1979 Jan.28,1979 Feb.15,1980
1991 Feb.15,1991 Feb.3,1992
2003 Feb.1,2003 Jan.21,2004
2015 Feb.19,2015 Feb.7,2016
2027 Feb.6,2027 Jan.25,2028

Lucky Signs for People Born in Sheep Year:

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

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Sheep Lucky Flowers and Directions of Sheep
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 6, 7, 8
  • Unlucky Colors: gold, brown, black
  • Unlucky Direction: west

People born in the Year of the Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.
 
  • Strengths
    gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
  • Weaknesses
    indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Best Matches: Horse, Rabbit, Pig
    Sheep could make a perfect couple with Horse, Rabbit or Pig. The harmonious bond between them would bring prosperity to both their career and families. The couple will win respect from others.
  • Bad Matches: Ox, Tiger, Dog
    If Goat people get married with Ox, Tiger or Dog people, they may hardly live a happy life. Throughout their life, they might encounter considerable difficulties and setbacks. They might spend life in tough work or even experience the pain of losing family members.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Is it the Year of Ram, Sheep, or Goat?
The ambiguity has whipped up discussion in the English world. Actually, when used without attributes, the Chinese character Yang can refer to all of the forgoing ruminants. However, in terms of traditional culture, the zodiac symbol is more likely a Goat, as it is commonly seen among Han People. The images of goats often appear on Chinese New Year stamps and paper-cuts. To ordinary Chinese, it seems the confusion never bothers them. They may take goat as the zodiac animal, but prefer to buy a sheep mascot, because it is more lovely and fluffy.
 
  • Best Jobs: Painters, musicians, beauticians, doctors, teachers, editors, writers, typesetters, house cleaner…
  • Best Working Partners: Rabbit, Horse, Pig
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30-50
  • Best Career Fields: Beauty shop, press, clinic
  • See more about Sheep's Best Business and Career Fields
     
Chinese zodiac prediction ranks sheep No.2 among all twelve zodiac signs. The year of Pig will be a great year for sheep people to make money. Thanks to their outgoing and active personalities, they can grasp the opportunities to develop their careers. At the same time, they may be exhausted and upset due to too much working pressure. As for love life, males seem luckier than females this year, so females need to behave more active when meet the one they like. No big problem will appear in their health condition this year. If possible, try to have enough exercises to maintain the body condition.
Sheep Luck in 2019
Sheep people with different western zodiacal signs present distinctive characteristics, such as optimistic Aires, talented Taurus, social Gemini, optimistic Cancer, ambitious Leo, obsessive Virgo, aggressive Libra, hardworking Scorpio, energetic Sagittarius, diligent Capricorn, broadminded Aquarius and sensible Pisces.
Classified by blood types, people with Chinese zodiac Sheep can be divided into four groups. People with blood type A love peace and never do things detrimental to others’ interests. Being honest and kindhearted, people under blood type B hate to speak ill of others. As people with blood AB are tidy and organized, they will often be entrusted with trivial but important tasks by their leaders. Lastly, people with blood O have a stable character and always play on the safe side. They do not like to break rules or make decisions.

The cycle of Chinese Five Elements count for much in analyzing people’s personality traits. Here are Sheep sorted into five types:

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Sheep 1955, 2015 Gentle and affable, polite, sympathetic, keeping good interpersonal relations.
Fire Sheep 1907, 1967 Gentle, neat, honest and frank, some sentimental and changeable.
Earth Sheep 1919, 1979 Upright and impartial, straightforward and outspoken.
Metal Sheep 1931, 1991 Kindhearted, sticking to prescribed order and sometimes lacking flexibility.
Water Sheep 1943, 2003 Responsible, laying emphasis on friendship; talented in music and painting.

Sheep Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Michelangelo, Mark Twain, Thomas Alva Edison, Rudolph Valentino, Rachel Carson, Pierre Trudeau, Barbara Walters, Orville Wright, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Amy Lee, Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Danes, Jamie Lynn Spears, Matt LeBlanc, Chow Yun-Fat, Zhang Ziyi, Li Shimin (Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty 618 – 907), Cao Cao (King of Wei in China’s Three Kingdoms Period 220 - 280), Yue Fei (a patriotic general in China’s South Song Dynasty 1127 - 1279), Empress Dowager Cixi
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram
Asked by anna from USA | May. 16, 2019 08:38Reply
born 10/02/1979 at 12:03PM. should i stay in my job or do i find another job?
how is 2019 looking for me?
Asked by Rajesh Kumar Singh from INDIA | Apr. 28, 2019 19:08Reply
I was born on 20-06-1971, my wife on 18-10-1979, my daughter on 9-06-2009
& my son on 18-12-2010.
please provide me the Chinese sign for each of us.
plus let me know what to wear to keep off evil effects for each individual & to increase vitality, charm, good luck in our lives.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joseph from FRANCE | May. 07, 2019 02:04
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20-06-1971: Pig Sign
18-10-1979: Sheep Sign
9-06-2009: Ox Sign
18-12-2010: Tiger Sign

Generally speaking, you can choose one thing that is meaningful for you. Then it will help you keep off evil effects.
Asked by Sheep from USA | Apr. 21, 2019 21:20Reply
I am a female sheep (1991). I am in the process of a career change.
Will it be lucrative and beneficial? And when or how will I find love?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from USA | Apr. 22, 2019 20:41
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Hi, your fortune in career is good and you may gain a fulfilling job soon. May and August are lucky for you in career and September is the lucky time for you in love aspect. Try to be more active and take initiative if you meet guys you like. Good luck!:D
Asked by Wendy from MALAYSIA | Mar. 31, 2019 23:18Reply
Correct Kua Number
Female
Born 7 - 2 - 1991
Answers (1)
Answered by Elieen from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 01, 2019 19:49
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Do you mean the lucky numbers? They are 3, 4 and 9.
Asked by So | Mar. 30, 2019 15:55Reply
How to overcome the negative traits
I am earth Goat, and at point of life where i think I am collecting all negative traits of that sign; was reading in other site about the worst than can go with goat and was chocked that it sum all my actual situation in very detailed way!! so i had to search for answers if there is possible way to overcome it or once there it is difficult to go back?
*that is the part i refer to:
On a darker note, you exhibit behavior that is irresponsible. When you are down and out, you are not good at making decisions and dissatisfied with almost anything. You may start procrastinating, depending on others to do things or become lazy. You will complain until no end when something doesn’t go your way when you are in a negative mindset.
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from CANADA | Apr. 01, 2019 00:23
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In fact, everybody has his or her own negative traits. The negative traits cannot be eliminated completely and they can can only be controlled. In someway, people may be with these some negative traits for lifelong time since some are really difficult to overcome. However, you don't need to worry too much and just learn to control these things and try to decrease the risks they may bring. Good luck!
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