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. 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 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
- Last modified on Sep. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram
Asked by Eman from QATAR | Sep. 21, 2019 23:40Reply
Female ,dob is 16september1993.when my daughter will get married.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ollie from GERMANY | Sep. 23, 2019 23:29

Hi, Eman, the prediction shows that Rooster people would have a good luck in love relationship. Maybe 2020 or 2021 is a good year to get married.
Asked by Danielle from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 10, 2019 11:24Reply
Female metal horse with Male wood Goat
After meeting this goat I feel very happy. Where in love, I had not been so fortunate previously. Do you think we may be happy together for a long time. I would like to get married in my life time. Could it be on the cards? Thank you in advance for taking the time to write back to me.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alexander from FRANCE | Sep. 10, 2019 18:52

Yes, you are born to be a good match. You always share common interests about work and life. If there is any difficulty, you can handle it together. A Tight connection will make the relationship sweeter. :)
Asked by Theo & Julia from SWEDEN | Jul. 13, 2019 14:55Reply
Female Sheep and male Pig here. We are planning to get married.
What years would be auspicious for a wedding considering our signs? I understand that it's best to avoid years without Spring - 2019 (year of the Pig), 2021(year of the Ox), 2024 (year of the Dragon), 2026 (year of the Horse), 2027 (year of the Sheep), 2029 (year of the Rooster)..... - and Ben Ming Nian (zodiac year of birth). We are looking at years 2022-.
Could we marry in the year of the Dragon, even though it is in conflict with the Sheep and has no Spring, or in the year of the Snake, even though it is in conflict with the Pig?
Appreciate your answers and suggestions.
Answers (1)
Answered by Eleanora from POLAND | Jul. 16, 2019 22:59

Yes, the prediction shows that it will be ok for you to get married in 2022. That year still has many auspicious dates for you. Don't worry.
Asked by Somya from INDIA | Jul. 01, 2019 04:36Reply
Job or business
My dob is 16-01-1992(female) Recently I got married and due to pressure in the work I had to quit my job. Now I am in a confusion to choose whether start a new job or start a new business which is best suitable for me.

Also i would like to know when all our debts will be cleared with my husbands financial improvement. His dob is sep 3rd 1985.Appreciate your response and suggestions.
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Answered by Isobel from RUSSIA | Jul. 01, 2019 19:13

Both ways are ok for you. During the prediction, you may meet several lucky stars that can provide the necessary help. Don't worry. If you want to open the business, you are suggested to listen to other people's suggestions. Although you may face the difficulties at the beginning, you can still handle them. Don't worry.
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