The sky is blue，the land is vast
The wind blows，the grass lies flat
Revealing cows and sheep
Sheep comes eighth in the Chinese zodiac.Sheep are docile and benevolent，and many auspicious Chinese characters，such as shan（kindness），mei（beauty），xiang（luck），and xian（brightness），include the component yang（sheep）.The sheep is the symbol of Guangdong，one of the largest cities in southern China，which is also known as Yangcheng（Sheep City.
The sheep symbolized justice in ancient China.Legend has it that a type of divine sheep called xiezhi was able to recognize wrongdoers，and would gore them in punishment.Consequently，judges in the ancient State of Chu（present-day Hubei Province）wore an image of the xiezhi on their hats as a symbol of impartiality.
Characteristics of Sheep
Docile Sheep corresponds to Cancer in the Western zodiac. According to some legends, it is relatively inauspicious to be born in the Year of the Sheep, but this prejudice is unwarranted. People born in the Year of the Sheep are meticulous and considerate by nature, and are able to find appropriate ways to deal with any situation. They are steadfast and unafraid of hardship, and understand the value of However, people born in the Year of the Sheep can be self-absorbed and obstinate, while also timid and irresolute. They are attracted to the mysterious, and prefer to resign themselves to fate rather than struggle to overcome it. Women born in the Year of the Sheep are kindhearted and supportive, and are ideal domestic partners.
Perpetual Calendar for the Year of the Sheep
People whose birthdays fall during the following periods are born in the Year of the Sheep:
February 01,1919-February 19,1920
February 17,1931-February 05,1932
February 05,1943-January 24,1944
January 28,1979-February 15,1980
February 15,1991-February 03,1992
February 01,2003-January 21,2004
February 19,2015-February 07,2016
February 06,2027-January 25,2028
The first date indicates Lunar New Year’s Day. The second date indicates the last day of the lunar year.