The Sheep is the eighth sign in the Chinese calendar, and as the number eight is particularly lucky, so is the sign of the Sheep. People born in the Year of the Sheep are tender, polite, clever, gentle, creative and compassionate and are fond of quiet living – characteristics that we are celebrating in our Twilight Parade. Sheep are also very creative, but can be very shy, overly-sensitive, indecisive and anxious about their appearance.
2015 is the Year of the Wooden Sheep. Under the influence of the Wood element, the Sheep is a witty thoughtful, generous and has high morals.
Sheep lucky flowers
Carnation and primrose
Sheep lucky colours
Green, red and purple
Sheep lucky numbers
3, 9, 4 Avoid: 7, 6
Most compatible signs for the Sheep
Rabbit, Horse, Pig
Most incompatible signs for the Sheep
Ox and Dog
Best careers for the Sheep
A Sheep is creative in any job and will usually gravitate toward more artistic endeavors. If something goes especially wrong in their careers or other aspects of life, they become very sentimental and pessimistic, even world-weary.
People born in the Year of the Sheep
Keith Urban, Miranda Otto, Nicole Kidman, Heath Ledger, Daniel Johns, Sophie Monk, Judy Davis, Elizabeth Chong, Tina Arena, Iva Davies, Gail Jones, Michelangelo, Rudolph Valentino, Mark Twain, Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts.
Year of the Sheep or Goat?
Linguistically, in Chinese culture and language – yáng, the pronunciation of the zodiac, refers to “A ruminant mammal, generally with horns on its head. Divided into a number of types, including sheep, goat, and gazelle.” Therefore sheep and goats are under the same category.
However, in English these two animals are classified as different creatures. We have encouraged people to celebrate the “Year of the Sheep”, but it is a matter of personal preference.
Chinese zodiac signs
intellectual, imaginative, charming
honest, motivated, genuine
brave, unpredictable, resilient
friendly, talented, calm
innovative, self-assured, passionate
intuitive, introspective and graceful
friendly, positive, sophisticated
artistic, elegant, kind
witty, clever, resourceful
hard-working, courageous, romantic
loyal, compassionate, honest
reliable, generous, devoted