Chinese Horoscopes - The Sheep
Sheep simply want a
bit of peace. They enjoy carrying on with life in their own quiet,
individual way, content to be in the middle of it all rather than to be
leading it. Sheep are quiet and calm people. They enjoy cultural things
and focus much of their energy on artistic hobbies. Sheep are easygoing
and relaxed, happy to be going with the flow.
of the Sheep
Sheep Years are
eighth in the cycle following the Horse Years, and recur every twelfth
year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is
essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Sheep
Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE SHEEP
Sheep are nurturers.
They enjoy taking care of other people. Like their animal counterpart,
Sheep people are pretty calm individuals. Their personalities are quiet,
reserved and soothing. They like to be in the company of others but do not
wish to be in the middle of everything. They like standing in the back,
watching contently from the sidelines, as others dazzle the company. Sheep
will generally do better than they are aware because they are so good at
keeping the peace and accomplishing the tasks at hand.
People born in the
Year of the Sheep share certain characteristics. The Sheep Sign is an
abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following
are features associated with the Sign of the Sheep.
Eight in order,
Chinese name—YANG, sign of the arts
Smart. Artistic, Kind,
Happy, Reserved, Insecure, Dependent
IN YOUR ELEMENT
of the Sheep are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal,
Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics
on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL SHEEP 1931 AND 1991
Sheep often display a
tough exterior to protect the fragile interior they are notorious for.
Close friends and family of the Metal Sheep understand this is simply a
front for those sensitive emotions tucked inside. Sheep can sometimes
treat others the way they feel instead of the way they wish to be treated
which can lead to a tendency to be overprotective and vulnerable. Metal
Sheep, more than other Sheep, are culturally stimulated and hold a deep
passion for the arts.
THE WATER SHEEP 1943 AND 2003
Like their element,
Water Sheep go with the flow of things, content to stroll through life
like a Sunday evening walk. They are easy to get along with and live with
and can make quite lovable roommates and companions. They enjoy the
security of their homes and will generally plant their roots and stay in
one place. They are well-spoken and witty, but lack self-confidence. They
can pout when they don’t get their way.
THE WOOD SHEEP 195S AND 2015
by a bevy of friends, these Sheep enjoy being in the midst of a crowd.
People flock to these Sheep, possibly because they are so compassionate
and helpful. Their sincerity can be taken advantage of and Wood Sheep may
get their feelings hurt by undeserving sympathy seekers. Sometimes, Wood
Sheep need to suppress their caring ways and take care of themselves.
THE FIRE SHEEP 1907 AND 1967
Fire Sheep are not as
likely to get their feelings hurt nor are they as likely to desire the
approval of others as typical Sheep are. They are capable of taking care
of themselves, standing up for themselves and putting themselves first.
They are vivacious and charismatic, preferring theater to any of the other
arts. Fire Sheep generally enjoy a tight circle of friends and family and
enjoy the social limelight.
THE EARTH SHEEP 19l9 AND 1979
Earth element gives the Sheep a grounded effect. Although he struggles
with a lack of self-confidence, this Sheep is a very stable person. They
are independent and practical, leaning more towards conservancy than
liberality. An Earth Sheep’s family is his most important asset and he
spends his life working hard to provide for his loved ones. Earth Sheep
are born with a joy for life that generally becomes infectious as you get
to know him.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
A Sheep’s serenity
often prohibits him from health problems. Although they seem fragile on
the outside, inside Sheep are quite healthy creatures. Happiness keeps the
Sheep healthy. However, any sort of trouble or confrontation will send the
Sheep’s stomach spinning, especially if it is due to a romantic problem.
As happiness keeps the Sheep healthy, unhappiness makes him quite sick.
AT HOME WITH THE
Sheep truly enjoy
being at home. They spend their time there doing arts and crafts, cooking
and knitting. Sheep are most comfortable on their couches in the privacy
of their homes, relaxed and tranquil. Their homes are as simple as they
like to feel. They are elegant and timeless, and their homes reflect their
artistic flair. The Sheep will go to any expense to be comfortable and to
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE SHEEP AT
Sheep people like the
comfort of a crowd. They enjoy adding input and opinions but do not wish
to take a lead position. Sheep will take a leadership role is asked, but
generally prefer to be a part of the group. They do not seek positions of
power or status as these things are not important to the Sheep.
MONEY AND THE
Sheep generally appear
well-off. They love to spend money but do not find comfort or satisfaction
in material things. They do have a knack with money though, which is
well-suited for a person who spends money like the Sheep does. Sheep are
always dressed to a T, looking well-groomed and well-dressed.
Those born ion the
Year of the Sheep share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life.
The occupations best suited for the Sheep are listed below:
Whether Sheep are
compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are
harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering
the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business
partners can also be very useful.
Sheep ruled by Benefit
From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Sheep Fire
Water Metal Rabbits
Wood Water Horses
Fire Wood Pigs Water
Earth Fire Snakes Wood
activities and pleasures
Since Sheep are born
under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following
are similar likes and dislikes of the Sheep personality.
Gems and Stones:
Moonstone, Sapphire, Jade
bathrobe, broach, peppermint oil, seashells, massage, theater
Hobbies and Pastimes:
Reading, watching movies, eating, drinking, swimming
Sheep Dislike: Being
separated from family and friends, conflict, not having the support of
THE SHEEP ON VACATION
As Sheep find safety
in numbers, they also like to travel with other people. Sheep enjoy guided
tours of artistic places like museums, gardens or theaters. They are also
drawn to water and thus enjoy vacationing at the beach or on a cruise.
Sheep make great
hosts. They can adapt to any situation and generally enjoy any company
they keep. They like throwing parties, but do not want to be in the
spotlight the whole time. Sheep are sociable creatures, but they must
really get to know you and the territory before engaging in any sort of
committed situation. They are private and do not generally tell you
everything there is to know about them until they have tested the waters
and are sure they want to reveal themselves to you. Therefore, becoming a
close friend of the Sheep is a taxing process and many do not have the
patience to wait. Consequently, the Sheep has many acquaintances and few
really good friends.
Best Friends: Rabbits
Sheep are natural
caregivers. They automatically turn on their parental instincts and take
on parental responsibilities. They are family people who often have large
families with unusual numbers of children. They blanket their children
with love and affection. They expect their children to use their manners
and to be polite and respectful to others.
Sheep generally have
long-lasting, healthy relationships with their own parents. They often
settle down close to where they grew up or close to their own parents so
their children can be close to their grandparents. Often too, Sheep move
elderly family members into their own homes to tae care of and nurture
them back to health. They encourage their children to establish and
maintain close relationships with family and stress the importance of this
for the future.
SHEEP INFANT AND
Sheep children are
very sensitive. They cry at the drop of a hat, especially if their
feelings are hurt or they are embarrassed. Often they will cry to get what
they want. They are dependent on their parents and love to be affectionate
with their family, especially their parents. They do not exhibit a great
deal of self-confidence so parents and teachers are generally responsible
for encouraging them to bring out their artistic natures. They are
well-behaved, well-mannered children, who despise aggression and
immediately click with their children and others find they will never have
a close relationship no matter how hard they try make it happen. Following
are compatibility ratings between Sheep parents and their
Sheep with Under the
same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat differing opinions
Ox too many temper
Tiger will get better
Rabbit caring and
Snake supportive and
Sheep sympathetic and
Dog long lasting
mutual respect ***
Pig kind and genuine
**some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
Sheep do not like to
be alone. They are very family-oriented people. If you do not like
children or big families, Sheep are not right for you. Sheep will give
themselves entirely to the right person and will do everything they can to
maintain a stable, loving, happy relationship.
Even though Sheep can
be clingy and self-deprecating they are loving creatures who make great
romantic partners. They are compassionate and kind, genuine and
affectionate. A Sheep needs a partner who will be supportive and attentive
and who will help him develop his self-confidence.
THE SHEEP LOVE
Sheep are often
unaware of even their own talents, but with encouragement and love they
will bring those talents forth. Sheep crave a partner who makes them feel
safe enough to try new things and who will give them the confidence they
need to shine.
Sometimes tough, but
keep at it.
You may be physically
attracted, but that’s about it.
You both walk on too
many eggshells to maintain a stable partnership.
understanding, points of view…go for it!
Sexually attracted but
not mentally or intellectually.
Great friends and even
Love at first sight
becomes so much more.
You understand each
other perfectly. Wonder why?
Your differences could
A lot to overcome…may
want5 to reconsider.
You make great
Love Partners at a
Sheep with Tips on
Rat a bit distant *
Ox Don’t try it
Tiger good for
business, not for love **
Dragon could go either
Horse love at first
Sheep will be
Monkey take pointers
from each other **
Rooster probably not
working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
These Sheep do better
behind the scenes. They are obsessive in love, but make a strong, stable
These Sheep are a bit
materialistic and desire much wealth. Although they aren’t money hungry,
they do out themselves and their own comfort before everyone
Humorous and sociable,
these Sheep are wonderful companions. They are quick thinkers who remember
everything. These Sheep are most comfortable surrounded by family and
Kind, genuine and
gentle, these Sheep display as much the power to give love as the need to
get love. They can pressure themselves about being able to support their
families, but always put family first.
Fun to hang out with,
these independent people are a bit more outgoing than other more tranquil
Sheep. They are fair, just people who are honest and kind.
Overly fussy with high
expectations, these Sheep often expect too much of themselves and of
Libran Sheep are
cultured and artistic. They are intellectual and sophisticated and finish
what they start.
Scorpio gives the
naturally placid Sheep a bit of aggression. It also encourages the Sheep
to exhibit independence. The Scorpio Sheep is desirable and
These Sheep need to be
self-supporting. They are content as long as they are pursuing or
finishing whatever project they wish. They have the ability to take on and
finish several projects at once.
Generally solid as a
rock, these Sheep have been known to let their air down for a night out
every once in a while. They are practical and motivated individuals whose
drive is insatiable.
and imaginative, these Sheep are true free spirits. They are vibrant
people who live day to day, moment to moment.
These Sheep are gentle
creatures who need a supportive partner to achieve their full potential.
They are quite artistic and serve well as independent artists.