Year of the Sheep: Chinese Horoscope

Gentle and angelic, the Sheep is innocent as a lamb—or are they? Don’t let this Chinese zodiac sign pull the wool over your eyes. There’s more to these still-water souls than you’d expect once you get past the fluff.

Sheep Years

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Sensitive and gentle, Sheep—also called Goat by some Chinese astrologers—are quiet and (seemingly) timid types who might seem not of this world. Like sheep, they often have a cloudlike puff of hair, or even an angelic aura. Their imaginations are vivid and amazing. Timid and self-protective, Sheep harbor many insecurities. To guard against pain, they may isolate themselves from the wider world, or hide behind a false persona. In truth, they’re only comfortable around a few trusted people.

Tending to internal issues is paramount for Sheep, who need deep healing to cope with life and find their own resilience. More than any sign, Sheep are prone to chemical addictions, like Kurt Cobain and Mel Gibson. Like sheep, they follow the herd and should choose their friends wisely. To stay healthy, this sign must incorporate people, habits and activities that reinforce their strength and keep them grounded in reality. Art, music and acting can be powerful outlets into which Sheep can channel their bottomless emotions.

Western Sign: Cancer

Compatible With: RabbitPig

Famous Sheep

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pamela Anderson, Pink, Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman, Pink, Ludacris, Robert DeNiro, Anna Nicole Smith, Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson, Claire Danes, Dave Navarro, Mel Gibson, Rosario Dawson, Nene Leakes, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Depp, Gucci Mane, Bill Maher, Kevin Hart, Kourtney Kardashian, Adam Levine, Chris Pratt, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Tiffany Haddish, Mindy Kaling, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Travis Scott, Julia Roberts, Jimmy Kimmel, Will Ferrell, R. Kelly, Anderson Cooper, David Guetta

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Sheep

1931: Metal Sheep
1943: Water Sheep
1955: Wood Sheep
1967: Fire Sheep
1979: Earth Sheep
1991: Metal Sheep
2003: Water Sheep
2015: Wood Sheep
2027: Fire Sheep

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Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.


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