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.
According to Sheep fortune prediction in 2018, it will be a little upset, ranking the last in 12 zodiacs. Obstacles seem to occur in career and wealth. The Year of the Dog sees tiny possibility for Sheep to find their soul mates. In most cases, they will feel well, but may suffer from respiratory and stomach illness. Luckily, Chinese zodiac prediction ranks Sheep No.2 in 2019. The year of Pig will be a great year for them to make money. Meanwhile, they may be exhausted due to too much working pressure. As for love life, males seem luckier than females. No big problem will appear in their body.
Sheep Luck in 2018
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.

Celebrities Born with Chinese Zodiac Sheep

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
- Last modified on Nov. 17, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram
Asked by fjr from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 25, 2018 14:52Reply
Born 27th December 1943
You are correct in saying that Capricorns are having a bad time in 2018.
Terrible health diagnosis, huge financial bills, family problems etc etc.
Will 2019 be any better?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jerry from USA | Oct. 25, 2018 20:18

Don't worry too much, things may get much better in 2019. Cheer up and keep a positive attitude to the life, you will be lucky enough in the next year. Pay attention to your health condition and try to find the beauty of life. Best wishes!
Answered by alex from GERMANY | Nov. 17, 2018 00:42

Born on Dec 27th as well - had a misserable 2018 from the financial point of view, also started the year in hospital. We must have a better one in 2019 ;)
Asked by marilyn from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 24, 2018 07:30Reply
Male April 5,1979 and female January 9,1980.
We just want to know if we are compatible with each other? If we compatible, when will be the best year that we will getting married. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from USA | Oct. 24, 2018 18:58

Your compatibility is pretty good and you can easily find common interests and hobbies. As for the best year to get married, it depends on your choice. Every year has many good dates. Best wishes!
Asked by Jennifer chen from USA | Oct. 20, 2018 12:02Reply
I would like to know about my relationship.My DOB is 3/20/1991.
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from CANADA | Oct. 22, 2018 01:26

Hi, you were born in the year of Sheep and in the Year of Dog(2018), it's not easy for them to meet their soulmates. However, in 2019, things will get better, the boys may be luckier than the boys and they have great chance to find true love.
Asked by Shanil KS from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sep. 29, 2018 03:58Reply
Born on January 2, 1980. want to know more about Career, luck and wealth
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 29, 2018 18:51

Hi, you were born in the Year of Sheep and your fortune in 2018 is not pretty good. However, things will change in the next year. In 2019, you may have a great chance to earn a lot of money but also you may face excess work pressure. Learn to adjust yourself and form some wealthy life habits is good for your health.
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