Sheep (Goat, Ram)

SHEEP (Goat, Ram)

Sheep keywords: Artistic, gentle, natural healer & loves the good life.
Sheep correlates to the Western Water sign Cancer.

Sheep Lunar Calendar

1907 – February 13 to February 1, 1908 Purple Fire Sheep
1919 – February 1 to February 19, 1920 Gold Earth Sheep
1931 – February 17 to February 5, 1932 Silver Metal Sheep
1943 – February 5 to January 24, 1944 Gray Water Sheep
1955 – January 24 to February 11, 1956 Blue Wood Sheep
1967 – February 9 to January 29, 1968 Purple Fire Sheep
1979 – January 28 to February 15, 1980 Gold Earth Sheep
1991 – February 15 to February 3, 1992 Silver Metal Sheep
2003 – February 1 to January 21, 2004 Gray Water Sheep
2015 – February 18 to February 7 1916 Blue Wood Sheep
2027 – February 6 to January 25, 1928 Purple Fire Sheep

Hours of the Sheep are 1 pm – 3 pm.

Sheep are considered lucky. In China, eight is a number of good fortune. Sheep is the eighth astrology sign (earthly branch) that symbolizes good fortune, peace, and abundance. There is a Chinese saying, “Three Sheep open doors to good fortune.” Three Sheep in an extended family is considered very fortunate, and three Sheep together are a symbol of springtime. The gentle characteristics of Sheep were part of Confucian ideology. The lamb kneels before its mother to nurse, as if obeying the correct filial manners of obedience to the parent.


Sheep’s Fortune 2022 Year of the WATER TIGER 


Sheep in Love

In relationships, Sheep is most compatible with another Sheep, Horse, Pig, and Rabbit. Ox is least compatible. Questions? Schedule your personal horoscope with Susan Levitt for your Chinese Four Pillars chart plus your complete Western chart.


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 Crab, the sign of the mother and nurturer.


Sheep Personality

People born in Sheep year 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 people require solitary peaceful moments to replenish. Sheep often struggle in youth until their first Saturn return at age 28, but as they age become stronger and discover their true calling. The best part of a Sheep’s life is when they are an elder.

Sheep is a yin and feminine sign. But 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. A Sheep person has this natural ability to survive when they must, and is far stronger than they appear. A Sheep can be calm and charming, yet is very focused in determination. 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 do have their small select group, they won’t confront you but will just go their own way.


Tao Te Ching verse for Sheep

Stephen Mitchell translation:

Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe returns to the source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don’t realize the source you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused, kindhearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao you can deal with whatever life brings you.
And when death comes you are ready.