Sheep year is time for healing, kindness, and diplomacy. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of the mother and nurturer. So what is of value in Sheep year is intimacy, family, and close friendships. We can be more caring, gentle, and sensitive with each other. This is the year to develop a wild heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels.
Another theme of Sheep year is to express your creative side. Now is the time for artistic development and cultivation of beauty. Now is the time for artistic development and cultivation of beauty.
People born in Sheep years (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967,1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907) are artistic, kind, inspired, very empathetic, and naturally creative. They appreciate beauty in all its forms, and are connoisseurs of the best life has to offer. They can find success in artistic fields, especially the healing arts. With a tendency to be introspective, Sheep require solitary peaceful moments to replenish. Sheep often struggle in youth until their first Saturn return at age 28 – 30, but as they age become stronger and discover their true calling. The most fortunate part of a Sheep’s life is when they are an elder.
The mildness of Sheep can hide an independent streak. In the wild, Sheep are surprisingly tough and able to tolerate sever weather and scarcity of food. Sheep have this natural ability to survive when one must, and are far stronger than they appear. A Sheep can be calm and charming, yet is very focused and determined. A Sheep won’t be told what to do, stay at a job they dislike, or be forced to compromise. If you are not a Sheep favorite, and Sheep does have a small select group, Sheep won’t confront you but will just go their own way. So keep the peace this year while developing your spiritual path and exploring creative adventures in the arts.
SHEEP, GOAT, OR RAM?
Some translations refer to Sheep as Ram or Goat. This can be misleading. Ram is a yang symbol of masculinity, but Sheep is essentially yin. Ram could be confused with the western sign Aries the Ram, but Sheep has little of Arie’s fiery combativeness. Aries correlates to the Chinese sign Dragon. Goat may bring to mind the western sign Capricorn the Goat, but Sheep rarely possess the drive and ambition to ascend to the mountaintop like Capricorn who correlates to the Chinese sign Ox. Sheep correlates to the western sign Cancer, the sign of the mother and nurturer.
NEW YEAR DATE
Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice. But in the Solar Terms Chinese agricultural calendar, the Chinese New Year begins on February 4 or 5. This is the start of spring, and Chinese New Year is a spring festival. This Li Chun date, based on Solar Terms (15 degrees along the ecliptic) is close to February 2nd. This date is celebrated in many traditions including Candlemas in Christianity and Tu BiShvat, New Year for trees, in Judaism. Called Imbolc in Gaelic, this is a fire festival of the Celtic Goddess Brigid, and the first stirrings of spring. Animals awaken after winter hibernation, hence Groundhog Day for augury from the movement of animals. After following lunar astrology for many decades of my life, I maintain the tradition of Chinese New Year on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, not the Li Chun date of February 4 or 5.
YOUR FORTUNE IN WOOD SHEEP YEAR
RAT – Life is comfortable and you can find peace in relationships. You can recover from any 2014 Horse year problems. So use this Sheep year to really get to know your loved ones. But launch your serious wedding or engagement plans in Monkey year 2016, your lucky year. Monkey 2016 is excellent for you to marry or have a child. Looking for love in Sheep year? Rat is most compatible with another Rat, a Dragon, or Monkey. Ox is also compatible.
OX – Sheep is your opposite so observe how Sheep thrives. Sheep year is fun so join the party and don’t work so hard this year! But Sheep year energy can be superficial and frivolous at times, which is not your style. So stay true to your convictions, and give relationships more time to develop. If love is really serious, you will know by winter. Looking for love in Sheep year? Ox is most compatible with another Ox, a Serpent, or Phoenix (Rooster). Rat is also compatible. Sheep is least compatible.
TIGER – Anticipate a quieter year to focus on home and family. Relax, unwind, and enjoy life. Your natural sociability attracts new admirers. For you Tiger, finding love is not a problem. But keeping love can be a problem! So it’s OK to move on to your next love this year. No need for a serious commitment if it feels forced. Looking for love in Sheep year? Tiger is most compatible with another Tiger, Horse, or Dog. Pig is also compatible. Monkey is least compatible.
RABBIT – Your lucky year! Sheep is your best friend who loves beauty and the healing arts. If in a partnership, your relationship can deepen. If single, now is your time to find love and to be appreciated for who you really are. Plus your gentle diplomatic skills bring rewards in relationships. It’s OK to be fussy and not settle if a partnership is just not right for you. Sheep year is an excellent year for you to marry or have a child. Looking for love in Sheep year? Rabbit is most compatible with another Rabbit, a Sheep, or a Pig. Dog is also compatible. Phoenix (Rooster) is least compatible.
DRAGON – A year of social pleasantries when affairs can run smoothly. Enjoy life with ease. Popular Dragon often has a sea of admirers. So in Sheep year you can enjoy social pleasantries when your affairs run smoothly. Prepare for your lucky year Monkey 2016 because Monkey year is excellent for you to marry or have a child. Life is easy so if single, date whomever you please. Should a relationship become serious, make your grand gesture in Monkey 2016. Looking for love in Sheep year? Dragon is most compatible with another Dragon, a Rat, or a Monkey. Phoenix (Rooster) is also compatible. Dog is least compatible.
SNAKE – Enjoy life with your charmed circle of insiders. Art, beauty, and aesthetics are valued, the common interests of Sheep and Snake. You and Sheep are on the same wavelength because you are both the creative artists of the Chinese zodiac. Snake can be very serious about love, so be discerning and discriminating in your selection of a partner. For you it’s quality not quantity, and you only need one! If in a relationship, your bond will deepen. Looking for love in Sheep year? Snake is most compatible with another Snake, an Ox, or Phoenix (Rooster). Monkey is also compatible. Pig is least compatible.
HORSE – You’ll have opportunities to complete endeavors because Sheep year is easier for you. Your good luck continues from the previous Horse year 2104, and that includes luck in love! You’ll have many opportunities to meet new people, and have less stress in life. Continue exploring relationships, but the time to get serious is at the end of the year. Plus Sheep is an excellent year for you to marry or have a child. Looking for love in Sheep year? Horse is most compatible with another Horse, a Dog, or Tiger. Sheep is also compatible. The Rat is least compatible.
SHEEP – Success! Sheep benefits from Sheep year flourish of creativity and romance. Finally, others are on your wavelength and progress is made. Travel is highlighted so fine for a little romance this year during a relaxing vacation. Now is an excellent year for marriage or to have children. Looking for love in Sheep year? Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, a Pig, or Rabbit. Horse is also compatible. Ox is least compatible.
MONKEY – Use your natural Monkey charm to avoid confrontation. But no schemes or tricks. You time for action is Fire Monkey year 2016. Romance is highlighted in a Sheep year when you can use your Monkey charm to attract new admirers. Date, explore, and get to know people. You time to get serious is Fire Monkey year 2016