Sheep (zodiac)

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The Sheep (sometimes also depicted as a Goat) is one of the twelve animals of Chinese astrology. It is believed that a person born in the year of a particular animal acquires the characteristics attributed to it. People born under the year of the sheep are introverts but usually are sympathetic friends.

The sheep occupies the eighth position in the zodiac chart. It is a yin sign and ruled by the element of fire. They are very creative by nature. Sheep is considered one of the most sensitive signs in the Chinese zodiac. It is a very positive sign and hence looks at only the positive aspects of others. They have a social nature and detest criticism or gossip of any sort. They tend to be dreamers instead of go-getters and hence do not suit authoritative roles.

The sheep sign is blessed with wisdom and a compassionate nature. On the negative side, they may be clumsy and unnaturally pessimistic. They lean heavily towards religion and the arts. They are passionate about their work as well as personal relationships. They are the best companions of Horses, Pigs and Rabbits.

The years of the Sheep

Given below is the list of years associated with the Sheep alongwith its corresponding elements :

  • February 13, 1907 to February 1, 1908 – Fire
  • February 1, 1919 to February 19, 1920 – Earth

February 17, 1931 to February 5, 1932 – Metal February 5, 1943 to January 24, 1944 – Water January 24, 1955 to February 11, 1956 – Wood February 9, 1967 to January 29, 1968 – Fire January 28, 1979 to February 15, 1980 – Earth February 15, 1991 to February 3, 1992 – Metal February 1, 2003 to January 21, 2004 – Water


Many famous people have been born in the year of the Sheep.

  1. Mel Gibson, actor, director and producer
  2. Michaelangelo, artist
  3. Ian Holm, actor
  4. John Kerry, Former Presidential candidate
  5. Jeff Corvin, host of Animal Planet
  6. Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft
  7. Marcel Proust, writer
  8. George Harrison, musician
  9. Jimmy Smits, actor,
  10. Alan Prost, Formula One Champion
  11. Bruce Willis, actor
  12. Kurt Cobain, guitarist and singer