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
In general, people with Sheep sign of Chinese zodiac will have good fortune in the year of 2020. In terms of career, they will be supported by distinguished and respectable people. They will also have luck in love and relationship. Sheep people who are single will meet the one they love. There is also a good chance for those who are in the stable love relationship to get married in 2020. In daily life, Sheep people are suggested to have more physical exercises in order to improve the health condition. 
Sheep Luck in 2020
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
- Last modified on Jun. 02, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram
Asked by Jennifer from AUSTRALIA | May. 13, 2020 17:01Reply
Sheep and Dog compatibility
Hello. I have met a man who was born 18 December 1955 (Sagittarius Sheep).
I was born 20 February 1958 (Piscean Dog) with I believe some traits of a Wood Snake. I understand that a sheep and dog is not a good match, however, something tells me that he is a good person? I just feel confused because another part of me holds back as he is too quiet and timid for me? I would be grateful for your honest advice, even if not favourable. Thank you very much. Jennifer
Answers (2)
Answered by Hannah from FINLAND | May. 17, 2020 23:19

Well, according to the current situation, you two should have more time to know each other. And you can also find more his good qualities. Then follow your heart.
Answered by Buddha &Jesus from HEAVEN | Jul. 08, 2020 19:57

if you not confident in him, drop him. the streets will always welcome you -jesus
if you added a question mark, he aint it :) - buddha
Asked by Mr Lee from SINGAPORE | Mar. 26, 2020 07:07Reply
Ox Man and Sheep Woman
Can an ox man and sheep woman enter a love relationship? I know that ox and sheep are opposites but I just want to know whether this love compatibility can be inaccurate or is it just a prediction?
Answers (4)
Answered by Diana from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 27, 2020 19:09

Don't worry. It is just a prediction. Sometimes, it is just a reference. You should follow your heart and pursue love bravely.
Answered by Mr Lee from SINGAPORE | Mar. 28, 2020 07:03

Thanks for your answer, diana. I was born in the year of the ox. Can I enter a love relationship with a sheep woman if I and her get along?
Answered by Diana | Apr. 02, 2020 21:15

Yes, Lee, you would have a large chance to get along well with a sheep woman. Good luck!
Answered by Sheepish from USA | Jun. 02, 2020 19:55

Yes Mr. Lee,
I am a sheep wife and my husband is an ox. We have been together for 29 years.
Asked by Lyn Gutierrez from UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Feb. 16, 2020 11:02Reply
Aug 23 1079
Im going back home in april currently working overseas, would the business im planning to put up in April be suc5cesful 1 day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Travis from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 19, 2020 17:51

Generally speaking, 2020 will be a good year for you. You would have a large chance to be successes in the following months.
Asked by Yn from SINGAPORE | Feb. 09, 2020 01:35Reply
22 June 1991
I was very unlucky.
May I know how is my overall luck this year?
My health, love, career, luck.
Kindly elaborate.
Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Chris from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 12, 2020 19:18

The overall situation would become much better than last year. According to the prediction, there won't have many problems in your career and health. You may earn some extra money from some investments. For the love relationship, you should behave actively to pursue true love.
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