What will the Year of the Sheep bring us?

This Chinese New Year 2015 starts on 19th February 19th and will end on 7th February 2016. Chinese astrology is five thousand years old and can be astonishingly accurate. The Sheep is the eighth sign in Chinese astrology and number 8 is considered to be a very lucky number. The symbol of infinity, 8 is also the shape of our energy, symbolising wisdom, fortune and prosperity. The Sheep (Goat) is a Yin – female – energy which chooses peace, harmony and co-existence. It is also the symbol of the Arts.

The sheep (or goat) is a calm, gentle and unthreatening animal which sacrifices itself to give us meat and fleece. People under the sign of the sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and like quiet living. They are wise, gentle, compassionate, economical and kind-hearted. They can also incline towards deeply felt religious belief.

On the more challenging side, sheep are often worriers and can be shy, pessimistic, moody, indecisive, over-sensitive, weak-willed and puzzled. They can be timid in nature and like to be looked after by others. They like flattery, compliments and suggestions from friends. They do not dare to express their love openly and usually have interests in strange theories. (No surprise there, then, that I am a sheep!)

Celebrities born in the Year of the Sheep are Michelangelo, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Rudolph Valentino, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis.

Where recent past years have been full of fiery dragons and galloping horses (is this why 2014 sped by so extraordinarily quickly?), this Year of the Sheep promises to bring a gentler, more healing energy. We will have a chance to pull together more and prove that goodness can prevail after all. Getting back to basics and using our intuition will enable us to find solutions to problems that have been plaguing the world for some time. And let’s face it – the balance of international economy and social harmony is crying out for more peace. There could be good news on the war front too. Though sabres may continue to rattle on either side, the call for war will not be so easily shouted this year and the calming Sheep will enable a greater wisdom, constraint, compromise and negotiation to prevail.

All I can say is phew! Let’s unite and bring back loyalty, discipline and greater family harmony. There are quite a few broken fences to mend but, hey ho, it’ll be fun to set our minds to being creative again.

Relax and enjoy!

Love Laurelle