Sheep/Goat

Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Those born under the sign of the sheep  (also called a Goat), Sheep are said to be charming, elegant and artistic, who like material comforts.

People of this sign are usually elegant and highly accomplished in the arts, but they are often shy, pessimistic and puzzled about the things of life. Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, they can be charming company.

A bit of a worrier they also have a tendency to complain about things. If they put aside their pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts, they would be better off.

The Sheep person is righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, determined, peaceful, generous, seeks security.

The Sheep person relies on their good nature and sensitivity to persuade others to meet their needs and use subtle, indirect methods and persistence to achieve them.

Virtues: Artistic, Creative
Nature: Yin
Trine: 4th
Sign: Romance
Hour: 1pm – 3pm
Organ: Small Intestine
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Direction: South/Southwest
Season: Summer
Gemstone: Emerald
Outer Persona: Sheep/Goat
Inner Persona: Your Birth Month
Secret Persona: Your Time of Birth
Compatibility: Rabbit, Pig/Boar and Horse
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 5, 12, 34, 45 and 54.

Learn more about your Chinese Horoscope…

Yin Energy

Yin energy is considered feminine. Yin is very contracting, passive, languid, inward, and heavier. Unlike yang, yin is slow moving and contracts inward. Some common properties of yin include: earth, moon, darkness, water, space, matter, rest, grows, contraction, flat, descending, below, west, north, right, and female. Yin and Yang exist in everything in the Universe in relationship to each other.

Fire

Fire represents physical strength, force, courage, desire, initiative, fertility, passion, purification and rejuvenation. It represents both light and heat. A positive fire person is strong, courageous and bold, dramatic and passionate in all areas within himself. Fire is associated with the mind and it’s stability. The heart is the “seat” of the mind and therefore, its highest expression is love.

Romance Personality

People with primary ROMANCE traits can rapidly make emotional connections with family, friends, customers and co-workers. Their engaging presentation style keeps people focused on them and what they are communicating. They make decisions using a visceral approach. The 5 defining ROMANTIC personality characteristics include: expressive, intuitive, impulsive, social, and transparent.

South/Southwest

Southwest is the inter-cardinal, direction halfway between the cardinal directions. This period of “waning” is very much a sentimental time for reflection. It is a time of patience and a time to seek deeper understanding of transitions. This period of more darkness, than light, should show us that our time is not unlimited and that making the best of the life we have been given is our Universal right and privilege.

4th Trine

The twelve Chinese Zodiac signs are divided into four categories of three signs each, known as Trines

The fourth trine consists of the Rabbit, Sheep and Pig. The quest for these three signs is the aesthetic and beautiful in life. Their calm nature gives them great leadership abilities. They are artistic, refined, intuitive, and well-mannered. These souls love the preliminaries in love, and are fine artists in their lovemaking. These animals have been bestowed with calmer natures than the other 9 signs. These three are compassionately aware, yet detached and resigned to their condition. They seek beauty and a sensitive lover. They are caring, unique, self-sacrificing, obliging, sensible, creative, empathetic, tactful, and prudent. They can also be naive, pedantic, insecure, cunning, indecisive and pessimistic.

Sources: Shelly H. Wu. (2005). Chinese Astrology. Publisher: The Career Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56414-796-7

 

Your Inner Persona

The animal representing your birth month determines your “inner persona”; the person you wish you could be. This is the personality you long to express to the world, but have reservations being that type of personality.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so the month you were born in with the position of the sun in the sky, determines your more emotional persona, much like your moon sign. Another way of looking up more information about the month you were born in, click on the month of your birth under the grid below. Remember: your “secret animal” persona exemplifies many traits you wish you could show others..

Month of Birth
Chinese Zodiac Sign
Dec. 07 – Jan. 05 Rat
Jan. 06 – Feb. 03 Oxen
Feb. 04 – Mar. 05 Tiger
Mar. 06 – Apr. 04 Rabbit
Apr. 05 – May 04 Dragon
May 05 – June 05 Snake
June 06 – July 06 Horse
July 07 – Aug. 07 Sheep
Aug. 08 – Sept. 07 Monkey
Sept. 08 – Oct. 07 Rooster
Oct. 08 – Nov 07 Dog
Nov. 08 – Dec. 06 Pig/Boar

*** JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember.

Secret Persona

Based on your TIME OF BIRTH, your secret animal is thought to be a person’s “secret persona” or your truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person’s birth hour. This animal represents the person you are but, that you prevent the rest of the world from knowing about.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so those 2-hour increments of time coincide with the position of the sun in the sky, not the time on your local clock. Remember: The sun’s position isn’t lead by daylight savings time or Greenwich mean time so be sure you’re calculating your birth time accurately or you may end up with the wrong secret animal.

Time of Birth
Chinese Zodiac Sign
11:00pm-1:00am Rat
01:00-03:00 Oxen
03:00-05:00 Tiger
05:00-07:00 Rabbit
07:00-09:00 Dragon
09:00-11:00 Snake
11:00am-1:00pm Horse
1:00-3:00pm Sheep
3:00-5:00pm Monkey
5:00-7:00pm Rooster
7:00-9:00pm Dog
9:00-11:00pm Pig/Boar

Your Romance Persona

People with primary ROMANTIC traits can rapidly make emotional connections with family, friends, customers and co-workers. The 5 defining ROMANTIC personality characteristics include:

1. Expressive: A ROMANTIC personality uses facial expressions, body language and vocal intonation to communicate and add emphasis to their messages. Their engaging presentation style keeps people focused on them and what they are communicating.

2. Intuitive: A ROMANTIC personality makes decisions using a visceral approach. They Instinctively migrate to a decision or idea based upon “feeling” rather than hard data. Their emotional intuition allows them to sense how others are feeling and immediately adjust their message to resonate with the receiver.

3. Impulsive: A ROMANTIC personality reacts quickly to others and to information. They have a tendency to go with their gut intution instead of giving it much thought.

4. Social: A ROMANTIC personality is approachable and gregarious. They usually build instant rapport with strangers, friends, customers and colleagues, which allows them to excel in positions that require strong interpersonal skills.

5. Transparent: Someone with a ROMANTIC personality have difficulty masking emotions; therefore, situations that require negotiation and “bluffing” are difficult for them. They where their “heart out on their sleeve.”

The Five Personalities

In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the Five Factor Model(FFM). The Big Five factors are:

Openness: (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious). Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety. Some disagreement remains about how to interpret the openness factor, which is sometimes called “intellect” rather than openness to experience.

Conscientiousness: (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless). A tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; planned rather than spontaneous behavior; organized, and dependable.

Extroversion: (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved). Energy, positive emotions, urgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness.

Agreeableness: (friendly/compassionate vs. cold/unkind). A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others.

Neurotic: (sensitive/nervous vs. secure/confident). The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, or vulnerability. Neurotic also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control, and is sometimes referred by its low pole – “emotional stability”.

The Big Five model is a comprehensive, empirical, data-driven research finding. Identifying the traits and structure of human personality has been one of the most fundamental goals in all of psychology. The five broad factors were discovered and defined by several independent sets of researchers. These researchers began by studying known personality traits and then factor-analyzing hundreds of measures of these traits (in self-report and questionnaire data, peer ratings, and objective measures from experimental settings) in order to find the underlying factors of personality.