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
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram
Asked by Josie from UNITED STATES | Jan. 18, 2020 21:49Reply
I was born in Aug. 2 1967
My marriage ended in 2019. What does 2020 look like for chances of finding love.
Answers (1)
Answered by Norah from DENMARK | Jan. 18, 2020 23:40

You should have more confidence about yourself. You deserve a better person and of course you will obtain a harmonious love relationship. :)
Asked by J from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 15, 2020 05:14Reply
I was born in 1979 the year of the sheep and 2003 and 2015 year of the sheep
I had very bad luck in my marriage. Will 2027 the next year of the sheep be another bad year for my marriage?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alma from CANADA | Jan. 15, 2020 22:02

According to the prediction, 2020 will be a normal year for you. There won't have many difficulties in your marriage life. If you are still single, you would have a high possibility to meet the right person. Good luck!
Asked by Patricia Proctor from NC | Jan. 07, 2020 14:16Reply
Born: 11/26/1943 Environment change in 2020?
For 76 years have relocated every 5 years. New influence began 11/26/2019. Finances in retirement would require blessings, before able to relocate.
Answers (1)
Answered by Erica from POLAND | Jan. 07, 2020 19:42

Generally speaking, there won't have many ups and downs in the year of 2020. You should keep the positive attitude towards the current situation. Don't worry.
Asked by Ana from UNITED STATES | Jan. 05, 2020 09:58Reply
Will 2020 be good to me?
My name is Ana born Aug. 22 1991 2019 was a really bad year for me I wanna know if this year I’ll be successful career wise and live life will I finally get engaged will I be stable?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isobel from CANADA | Jan. 05, 2020 21:48

Don't worry, Ana. The overall situation would change into a better stage this year. You can make some breakthroughs in your career. Then you would have a chance to get a promotion. You should have more confidence about yourself.
Asked by APARNA04 | Dec. 17, 2019 19:40Reply
Career, education and personality prospects
Hello, my daughter is Suhani Ranjan Samaroo and she is born December 19, 2003 at 1.07 AM in Richmond Virginia, USA. she is a nice girl, artistic, very kind and loving towards animals, likes to draw and paint. she is in high school currently, 10th standard. she wants to become a veterinary doctor. Since she became a teenager she is spending more time and focus is more on friends, and on phone. she is easily distracted and does not want to spend too much time at home with me, her grandmother and family as she wants to be on phone to talk to her friends or play games etc. My questions are
1) will she change in personality and behavior as she grows more mature? will she improve and give more respect and time to family?
2) will she pay more attention to studies and get good marks in exams?
3) will she be able to become veterinary doctor in future? of if not then what career/job she will get?
4) is there anything i should do to help her?

Thanks much

Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from FINLAND | Dec. 23, 2019 01:51

1. According to the preodction, the answer is yes. You and other family members are suggested to show her enough understanding and patience.
2. The possibility would be high. If necessary, you can have more communications with her teachers in school.
3. Well, it is hard to say. In daily life, you can have some talks with your daughter and figure out her interested jobs.
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