Strengths: intelligent, romantic, charming, compassionate, and gentle
Weaknesses: disorganized, lazy, pessimistic, timid, indecisive, anxious, and gullible
Compatibility: Horse, Rabbit, or Pig
Mixmatch: Ox, Tiger, Dog, Rat, or Snake
Element: Earth
Yin or Yang: Yin
Years: 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

It is said that three animals worked together as a team to cross the finish line of the Jade Emperor’s race: Rooster, Monkey, and Sheep.

Rooster found a raft, and Sheep and Monkey cleared it of weeds and carried it to the water. The three sailed to the opposite shore and crossed the finish line together.

This exemplifies how, while Sheep don’t necessarily like to lead, they enjoy being in a group both socially and as part of a team. Sheep was accorded the eighth position in the Zodiac. In Chinese culture, eight is considered a lucky number, and the symbol for Sheep is contained in the symbol that means auspicious.

Sheep are the most sensitive of all the signs. They can also be the most creative and artistically talented and may be drawn to the spiritual or esoteric. They are intelligent, romantic, charming, compassionate, and gentle. Sheep always like to look their best and have a terrific sense of style.

They flourish in an environment where they can work at their own pace, in spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, and surrounded by approval, love, and support. Sheep are also known as the most potentially vulnerable and needy sign.

Luckily, Sheep tend to attract whatever they need in life – including powerful allies, wealthy patrons, and patient and adoring friends and partners. They will do anything to support and show love for friends and family, but they should avoid smothering them with the amount of support and love that they require for themselves. Sheep can also be disorganized, lazy, pessimistic, timid, indecisive, anxious, gullible, secretive, bossy, and overly sensitive.