All About Chinese Zodiac Sign: Sheep
There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs, and each sign lasts for a year. The cycle of zodiac signs renews once every twelve years. The Goat or Sheep zodiac sign is the eighth sign. Recent Sheep Zodiac years are 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027. There are five Chinese elements, which are used in the zodiac. There is a fixed element per sign and a cycle of one element per Goat year.
The Chinese zodiac Goat’s fixed element is earth so that a Sheep will have a fixed element and a sign for their particular year. Chinese compass directions also apply to each sign. The lucky direction for the Goat sign is North. There are even lucky flowers (Carnation and Narcissus), numbers (2 & 7), and colors (Purple, Brown, and Green).
Sheep Personality Traits: General
According to the Chinese astrology, the Goat is the most female or “yin” of all the zodiac signs. They are considered sympathetic, gentle, and long-suffering, almost to a fault. Their natural tendency toward the arts makes them particularly appreciative of beauty. Some say the Sheep or Goat sign are hedonistic, and in a way they are, but Goats just love to be surrounded by pretty things that make them happy. Because of their gentle nature, they avoid confrontation at all costs. Anything to keep their peaceful little worlds intact.
Sheep Zodiac: Positive Traits
Creativity comes naturally to the Chinese zodiac sheep sign, and it isn’t unusual for them to pursue a career in this field. Another essential aspect of Goat sign is their charitable nature. Very often, because they can sense when others are in need, they will quietly assist without asking for anything in return. Their comforting presence produces a sense of calm no matter where they are. This Chinese trait makes them good diplomats, and good at talking people down from an angry state.
Sheep Zodiac: Negative Traits
The soft, caring nature of the Chinese zodiac sign Goat can be his or her undoing. Because Sheep find confrontation so unpleasant and uncomfortable, they will do anything to avoid it. This includes allowing themselves to be run over by more dominant people. Their life experiences with this only reinforce their bashfulness, timidity, and negativity. The Sheep sign may not want to share this side of themselves because they don’t want others to feel bad, but it is almost impossible not to pick up on it. Goats thrive the most under the leadership of a caring, thoughtful, and assertive person. They need this kind of protection to allow their creative talents prosper.
Types of Sheep Based on Chinese Five Elements
Metal Sheep (1931, 1991):
The Metal Goats are more confident than most (except the Fire Goats) and have a set idea of how things should be. In fact, their self-esteem is dependent on making sure things are done their way. While on the outside they appear calm, and they do care for others, on the inside, they are stormy and pessimistic when things don’t go just right. This Chinese zodiac Sheep sign needs to be indulged and sheltered from the outside world by loved ones or a protective boss to be productive and happy at the same time.
Advice: For your mental health, you need to learn to let things go. Let go of your predetermined and inflexible visions of perfection and allow others to contribute. Not only will you have fewer ulcers, but you might end up with a better image.
Water Sheep (1943, 2003):
Water Sheep sign finds making friends and socializing much easier than nearly all other Goats. In fact, Water Goats work with others quite well, including those in charge. The downside is that these Goats are almost too malleable when it comes to following others. This becomes an issue because inside, Water Goats don’t enjoy change; in fact, they like to do things their way. This conflict between what the Goats want and what they do creates a great deal of private grief, as they are as emotionally delicate as all other Goats.
Advice: Before you make decisions, do some research and try to be more assertive. At the very least, use your voice and say something, rather than letting others decide for you. In the long run, you won’t be nearly as upset about even little things.
Wood Sheep (1955, 2015):
Wood Sheep are more tactful and considerate of others than their cousins. They always look out for people who need help. Of course, they help family and friends, but their compassion extends beyond those they know. In fact, this is the driving force behind their personalities and determines much of what they do. They are a bit more practical than other Rams, but Wood Goats are still unsure of themselves deep down and need constant encouragement. This is a core tendency of nearly all Goats which keeps them from accomplishing more in life.
Advice: Belief in yourself and your abilities. Don’t let others dictate what you can and cannot do. Lastly, use discretion when it comes to your big heart, or you may get burned by dishonest people.
Fire Sheep (1907, 1967):
While it is true that Goats love to be surrounded by beauty, Fire sheep are an extreme example. They spend money with abandon and lavish themselves with only the best things. These little Goats are more confident than the others, but they also have an issue with selfishness. While Fire Goats are tremendously creative and detail-oriented, they are also melodramatic about nearly every aspect of life, and their outbursts don’t win them any friends.
Advice: Your arrogance can be your undoing. Take a hint from your fellow Goats, and learn to care more about others. If you do, taking care of the endless details you fret about will be much easier.
Earth Sheep (1919, 1979):
The Earth Sheep is reliable at home, work, and social situations (those few social events he or she attends). If anyone needs help, this Goat will be there. Another aspect of Earth Goats is their frankness. They will “tell it like it is,” but they don’t want to hear it if someone wants to tell them. In fact, they do not take critiques well at all; primarily because they view it as an attack. Like most Goats, they are insular by nature and may be misunderstood by others and seen as self-centered.
Advice: Don’t take it so personally when others offer guidance. Most of the time, people are not out to insult you; instead, they are trying to help you. If you accept input and even work on it, you just may be better off.
Chinese Zodiac: Sheep in Love
It is essential to know that Sheep in love are bashful – very bashful. Don’t let that turn you off, however. So many people don’t give Goats a chance because they aren’t boisterous and flashy, but that is a big mistake. There is so much more to a Goat than the shy exterior. Once you do get to know your Chinese Sheep, you will find that he or she is quite possibly one of the most approachable and affectionate people around. Getting to know them well takes time and patience, however. Don’t expect them to approach you first or even to ask you out; that it too far outside a Goat’s comfort zone. When Sheep decide on a mate, they will be faithful until the end. They don’t make a big production of it, but they will love you with their whole hearts.
Chinese Zodiac: Sheep Man Personality
Goat men are homebodies; they love their partners, families, and homes. You won’t have to worry about them going out and painting the town. In fact, they are much more likely to be decorating the house. The Sheep men help provide for the family, they help around the house, and they help you get through a bad day. Excitement may not be their strong suit, but if you are ready to settle down, the Sheep man is your go-to guy.
Chinese Zodiac: Sheep Woman Personality
Goat women attend everyone, and everything – that is, except themselves. They will help provide for the family (like male goats), take care of the house and the kids (almost obsessively), and fuss over every little detail. If you can get the sheep woman to calm her fears and just enjoy life once in a while, she is a joy to have around. It isn’t that the sheep female complains – far from it – but she tends to put too much on her shoulders. This is how she shows her love.
Chinese Zodiac: Sheep Love Compatibility
The Chinese zodiac sign Sheep are best matches with Pigs, Rabbits, and Horses. Chinese Pigs make the best partners by far (in fact, they are almost a perfect match!) because they are so similar in temperament and in what they want in a relationship. Both want to nurture each other (especially the gallant boar), and both need to be coddled in turn (especially the tender Goat). It isn’t that the sheep and Pig are weak or pathetic; it’s just that they are both incredibly sensitive and easily hurt by the world. Home is a safe and preferable place to be for both sides. Surprisingly, having that support at home makes both of them stronger and more ready to face the society.
There is a tie for the next two matches. Chinese Rabbit sign wants structure and accord as well as the direction in life, and the Goat is more than willing to provide this. The Ram will find the Rabbit’s loving nature just what is needed to make a comfortable, happy home life. Both will be happy with their compatible qualities. The only possible downside is that both signs tend to worry too much and take on the moods of each other, in part because of their empathic natures. This may lead the Sheep Rabbit couple to make mountains out of molehills. As long as they are aware of this tendency, they should be able to work through it.
The next sound match is with the Chinese Horse. While they share a love of beauty and beautiful things, the Goat is an introvert, while the Horse is an extrovert. One would think this is a recipe for disaster, but it works in their favor, as long as the Goat learns to be less possessive and allow the Horse some freedom.
The absolute worst match for the Goat is the Chinese Tiger. The Tiger is high-powered, outgoing, and volatile, while the Goat is low-key, introverted, and peace-loving. These two could not be more opposite, and it doesn’t work in their favor.
Dating a Sheep Man/Woman
The sheep zodiac sign are old-fashioned romantics. They love the idea of love. Traditional Sheep dates are lengthy discussions over wine, coffee, or even just water suit them just fine. A Goat will want to get to know you before getting serious. It’s all a part of being careful with their gentle hearts. When it comes to the sheep in the bedroom, they are very sensual and love to snuggle. If you want variety in sex, introduce it slowly to your Goat lover. Just be careful not to scare them away, as they are a bit on the conservative side. Goats may not be the most exciting lovers of the zodiac, but they will make sure you are happy, they will be faithful, and they will strive to be your best friend.
Chinese Zodiac: Sheep Child
Chinese zodiac sheep are sweet children, but they are plagued by self-doubt and a negative view of life. These little ones need a great deal of affection and attention at all times, but most parents will find that they don’t mind because they are so endearing. In a school setting, this Sheep child may not be at the top of the food chain, but the Sheep boy or Sheep girl is brilliant and will win over the most potent children as allies.
Goat children are susceptible to beauty and artistic expression from an early age. On the other hand, the ugliness and savagery of the world affect them profoundly as well. As a result, these children are known to be empathic and compassionate to the point that others may take advantage of them.
Also, Sheep kids are overly sensitive to criticism, so teasing or strict discipline is not recommended. Parents are advised to guide their Goat children in decision making and not to force them to toughen up like other children. It isn’t in their best interest to make them be something they are not.
Sheep Zodiac: Health
The Chinese zodiac sign Sheep tend to be quite tranquil, which helps them stay healthy. To ensure the health, keep a regular schedule of meals, exercise, and sleep. Also, it is an excellent idea to escape the world of people and city life once in a while, even if it is just to sit in a park and enjoy the plants and animals.
Sheep Zodiac: Career
Chinese Sheep astrology sign are driven by two things: serving others and artistic passion. Careers for Goats should encompass one or both of these strengths; however, there are other things to consider. Desk jobs with no freedom of movement will drain a Goat, and unexpected workload dumps will overwhelm them. They are not suited to leadership positions, as their indecisiveness and insecurity will thwart their efforts. One thing is for sure: the Sheep zodiac signmust feel free to express themselves while earning a reasonable sum of money to live on. Jobs may include a university professor, diplomat, writer, designer, musician, artist, or any creative outlet.
Sheep Zodiac: Travel Tips
Unlike many other Chinese zodiac signs, Goats feel safer in groups, so tours are a good idea. You won’t have to worry about transportation, hotels, meals, or even booking sites. Laid back regions with gracious people, such as Vietnam or Canada will provide beautiful views and little stress. Cities with a great deal of art and many group tours to choose from would be available in Paris, Florence, or Salzburg. Sheep may experience visual and auditory delights in all of these places.
Sheep Zodiac: Fashion
Soothing, graceful fabrics in earth tones are a Chinese zodiac sign’s go-to, even in menswear. Shirts made of silk or a silk blend feel right next to the skin. The last thing you want to think is constricted. Layers are always a good idea in case you need to adjust for comfort. Gold accents are an attractive addition, especially if they are embossed or shaped into nature-inspired forms for the Sheep zodiac sign.
Famous Sheep/Goat Personalities
- Julia Roberts
- Nicole Kidman
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Anderson Cooper
- Bill Gates
- Steve Jobs
- John Kerry
- Ed Sheeran
- Kevin Hart
- Kourtney Kardashian
- Will Ferrell
- Drew Brees
- Mark Ruffalo
- Chris Pratt
- Heath Ledger
- Kate Hudson
- Lamar Odom
- Kurt Cobain
- Mick Jagger
- Keith Richards
- Tim McGraw
- Robert De Niro
- Mindy Kaling
- Luke Harper
- Vin Diesel
- Jamie Foxx
- Keith Urban
- Rowan Atkinson
- Bill Nye
- Yo-Yo Ma
- Whoopie Goldberg
- George Harrison
- Jim Morrison
- Janis Joplin
- RL Stine
- Ben Kingsley