HAPSAI CosmicGifts Logo Long

Astrology Primer & Gift Guide

The Sheep

The Sheep (Goat)

Occupying the eighth position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Goat/Sheep is often linked to calmness, creativity, and compassion. Representing peace and nature's harmonious side, individuals born under this sign are known for their tenderheartedness, artistic flair, and introspective nature.

Goat or Sheep? The Dual Representation:

One of the unique facets of this zodiac sign is its dual representation: sometimes as a Goat and other times as a Sheep. This distinction stems from the Chinese character “羊” (yáng), which can translate to both “goat” and “sheep” in English. In Chinese culture, the specific nuances between these animals aren’t as sharply delineated as they are in many Western cultures.

Moreover, the choice between Goat and Sheep often depends on regional interpretations and personal preferences. In some Chinese regions, the character is more commonly associated with the image of a Goat, due to the prevalence of this animal in certain areas. Conversely, in other areas where sheep farming is more common, the Sheep becomes the representative image.

Regardless of the animal depiction, the core attributes remain consistent: peace, artistic tendencies, and a gentle demeanor. The dual representation simply adds a layer of cultural richness and adaptability to this zodiac sign

Characteristics and Personality Traits


  • Strengths: Gentle, sympathetic, creative, persistent, determined.
  • Weaknesses: Pessimistic, timid, disorganized, vulnerable.
  • Lucky Colors: Green, red, purple.
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 7, 8.
  • Lucky Flowers: Carnation, primrose, Alice flower.
Sheep in Love and Relationships

Individuals of this sign value deep, emotional connections. They seek stability and tenderness in relationships, often displaying great dedication and warmth.


  • Best Matches: Rabbit, Horse, Pig.
  • Should Avoid: Ox, Dog, Rat.

Years of the Sheep


Those born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, and subsequent 12-year intervals, are imbued with the Goat/Sheep’s gentle spirit and introspection.

Career and Opportunities
Their inherent creativity and determination make them shine in artistic and nurturing roles. They flourish as artists, designers, therapists, and teachers.
Famous Personalities
  • Jane Austen: 1775
  • Julia Roberts: 1967
  • Bill Gates: 1955
  • Michelangelo: 1475

Cultural and Historical Significance


In Chinese culture, the Goat/Sheep symbolizes tranquility, kindness, and prosperity. Often depicted in stories as a bringer of peace, its gentle nature is celebrated and revered.

Interesting Facts About the Sheep
  1. The Chinese character for “Goat” (羊) is incorporated in positive words like “beautiful” (美, pronounced měi) and “bravery” (勇, pronounced yǒng).
  2. Goats/Sheep are considered symbols of good fortune and are often gifted to wish prosperity.
  3. The tranquil nature of the Goat/Sheep contrasts with its resilience, as seen in its ability to navigate tough terrains with grace.


Embracing peace, artistry, and resilience, the Goat/Sheep stands as a testament to nature’s gentler side, emphasizing harmony and compassion. Those influenced by this sign leave an indelible mark with their profound empathy and creative insights.

Cosmic Gifts Cart
  • No products in the cart.