Year of the Sheep

Sheep Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027…
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wei
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu
Yin Yang: Yin
Strengths: Calm, kindhearted, easygoing, polite, imaginative, determined, caring, compassionate
Weaknesses: Pessimistic, unrealistic, timid, moody, indecisive
Lucky Colors: Red, green, purple
Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
Lucky Flowers: Carnation, Primrose, Alice flower

The Sheep (or Goat) is the eighth sign of the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the Sheep are very kind, gentle, polite and shy – they are followers who prefer to be given direction and guidance. Read on if you’re interested in finding out more about the Sheep zodiac sign !


One of the most likable signs of the Chinese zodiac, Sheep is calm, gentle, caring and selfless. Sheep are very compassionate and sensitive creatures – quick to forgive and understanding of other people’s faults. They are very polite, creative, artistic and wise. These people are always willing to help and take care good care of others because they’re empathetic and sensitive. They can easily attract people thanks to their charismatic and pleasing personalities. When it comes to dealing with tasks, they are not impulsive but always considerate and careful. They want a peaceful and quiet life and will do anything to avoid conflicts.
Sheep don’t like being the center of attention – they always prefer to watch from the sidelines. The overly soft and gentle nature of the Sheep is what will give them the most grief in life. They tend to be pessimistic, indecisive, hesitant, timid, insecure and easily influenced by others. They lack confidence and are vulnerable to being taken advantage of.


Sheep are very creative, imaginative, intelligent, and artistic. They are not suited to desk jobs or highly competitive jobs – they need a job that allows them to express their creativity. Sheep need to be led, guided and protected by a strong leader who knows how to bring out their talents, therefore they should avoid jobs when they need to work alone or in isolation. Sheep dislike routine and discipline and will enjoy a career as a hair stylist, musician, actor, dancer, florist, or painter. Other suitable jobs for the Sheep include scientist, programmer, philosopher, doctor, nurse, or teacher.


Sheep are very calm and serene, so they are generally healthy and don’t get sick very often. However, they don’t take criticism well and sometimes they tend to be oversensitive, which can cause them health problems and feelings of anxiety. Pressure also makes them anxious, so they will need to learn to relax and hand over the reins to someone else at times.

Love and Relationships

Sheep people fall in love easily and sometimes they’re able to love several people at once. They’re lovable but overly sensitive people who need constant reassurance and affection, so they tend to be very clingy and emotional. However, Sheep can make great lovers who will do anything to make their partners happy. They’re very kind-hearted, giving, and family-oriented.
However, because they’re very private and shy, it can be hard to get them to open up to someone. Sheep need a partner who is attentive, supportive, assuring – someone who can help them develop their own self-confidence.


Best matches for the Sheep: Rabbit, Horse and Pig

Sheep and Rabbit

The Sheep and the Rabbit are two animal signs who share many things in common. They’re very compatible and sensitive to each other’s needs. The Rabbit likes the fact that the Sheep is kind and selfless, and they value order, peace, and harmony. Both of them are romantic and affectionate, so they will to anything to keep each other happy. They can understand each other emotionally and have similar interests in life.

Sheep and Horse

The Sheep and the Hose are a very compatible pair. They enjoy the same things and despite their small differences in personality, they make good romantic and business partners. The Sheep is a bit timid and prefers to stay at home, while the Horse is social and likes to be out having a good time. However, the Sheep is understanding and happy to give the Horse the space he/she needs.

Sheep and Pig

The Sheep and the Pig have much in common – both are very homely, caring, generous, and devoted. The Pig will admire the Sheep’s creative intelligence and unique mind, while the Sheep will love the Pig for its generosity and emotional support. Both signs are very compassionate, understanding, quick to forgive and they both love a peaceful way of life.

Worst matches for the Sheep: Tiger, Rooster and Ox

Sheep and Tiger

The Sheep and the Tiger are completely different animals in the animal world, and similarly, in the Chinese zodiac, these two signs are not romantically compatible. They have different personalities and different priorities in life – the Sheep is looking for emotional security, while the Tiger is possessive about his/her own freedom and prefers to maintain a distance from emotional complexities of a relationship. If they want to stay together for a long time, they will have to make a sincere effort to deal with their personality differences.

Sheep and Rooster

The Sheep and the Rooster can be together as a couple only if they try to be a little more understanding of each other’s needs and motivations. The kind-hearted and gentle Sheep finds the Rooster too sincere and straightforward, while the Rooster finds it really hard to be with someone so sensitive. They both are honest and dependable people, but they have very different approaches to life.

Sheep and Ox

The Sheep and the Ox are not a good match according to Chinese astrology. The Sheep is insecure and shy, while the Ox is strong and protective, but has very high expectations of the Sheep. Even though they both love their home and family, they have too many differences in personality traits. The Ox is driven by practical consideration, while the Sheep partner is led by emotional ones, so big compromises are needed for this relationship to work.