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 witty thoughtful, generous and has high morals.

Sheep lucky flowers

Carnation and primrose

Sheep lucky colour

Green, red and purple

Sheep lucky numbers

3, 9, 4  Avoid: 7,6,8

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, Tina Arena, Iva Davies, Gail Jones, Michelangelo, Rudolph Valentino, Mark Twain, Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts.

 

Chinese zodiac signs

Sign Years
Rat
intellectual, imaginative, charming
1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox
honest, motivated, genuine
1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger
brave, unpredictable, resilient
1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit
friendly, talented, calm
1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon
innovative, self-assured, passionate
1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake
intuitive, introspective and graceful
1930 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse
friendly, positive, sophisticated
1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Sheep
artistic, elegant, kind
1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey
witty, clever, resourceful
1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Rooster
hard-working, courageous, romantic
1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog
loyal, compassionate, honest
1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig
reliable, generous, devoted
1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019