If you were born between the Start and Finish dates listed below, you are a Sheep person. The spirit of the Sheep lives in your heart. Depending on your year of birth, you will also have one of the five elements associated with your animal sign. Elements occur for two lunar years. The first year is Yang (+), the second is Yin (-).
There are many differences between the different element types of Sheep.
Below is a broad description of the Sheep personality.
The Sheep is the eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope. Also referred to as the Goat, the Sheep is Yang and is fixed to the Fire element. The characteristics of the Sheep correspond with the occidental sign of Cancer. Yang is positive, masculine, and associated with the Day. Objective Yang signs depend more on others than themselves. You tend to be outgoing and more physical than spiritual. As all opposites attract in nature, Yang attracts Yin. The Fire element association bestows a love of adventure and a desire for change, aggression and the domination of others. Talking more than listening. To the Chinese, the number 8 is associated with prosperity. As the 8th sign, Sheep people are seen to enjoy more luck than most.
The Sheep needs security more than others, with life goals focused on the creation and maintenance of a harmonious environment. You are peace-loving and go out of your way to avoid confrontation. Sheep are generally dependent on others, as they tend to place themselves in the background. Shyness is common.
Strong inner resources, determination and a sense of duty make Sheep people tireless workers, yet they do not handle pressure well. Your most likely synergy will be with a partner (in business or in love) who will take the lead role. A lack of outward aggression does not mean that you are weak. To the contrary, the Sheep has many beguiling ways of getting what he or she wants. Sheep people are masters of gentle persuasion.
Finding difficulty in keeping to schedules, you are rarely on time for anything. You do not respond well to highly disciplined environments, and do not take criticism well. As self-expression is not a famous characteristic of Sheep, there are many times when you will cause others to lose patience. This is especially true in the case of the Rat and Ox, whose will have little sympathy for your shy ways.
Sheep women are renowned for their taste and dress-sense. They appear to be the most undemanding of females, but will almost always be able to secure the relationships they desire. In matters of love, all Sheep are hopeless romantics.
Once attached, loyalty to family and loved ones is put above all else. A Sheep will never cut the family ties. Sheep make excellent parents. The Sheep child is sensitive and needs to be constantly shown how much they are loved. Many will not leave the parental home unless gently pushed.