The Sheep: An Earth Sign
The Sheep sign is of the Earth element. Generally, people born with the Earth element are known for being unpretentious and honest. This element brings them a strong sense of stability and integrity. Earth people are very reliable and you can be sure of their loyalty, hard work, common sense and practical approach to making the best of every situation.
The Metal Sheep – 1931, 1991
The metal Sheep is highly confident and aware of his capabilities. He is kind hearted, has strong principles and a great sense of responsibility. However, he can be very sensitive to feedback from others, often allowing it to affect him and even the people around him. Although he may have a composed exterior, he is highly emotional beneath. He is prone to bouts of being unreasonable and expects people around him to appease his emotional outbursts. This Sheep is likely to insist on having his way or become very depressed and discouraged.
The Sheep naturally enjoys a good life and beautiful surroundings. The Metal element in this Sheep enhances his creative tendencies and he will always look for ways to incorporate beauty into his work.
Socially he is more comfortable with the company of close friends and family. He tends to find comfort in familiarity and dislikes changes or surprises. He’ll need time to fully accept new situations and people. However, he will make it a point to mingle with people whom he thinks will help him in his career or business. In a way, he is an opportunist but to him this is just a necessity for survival.
He should try to be less fixated and let go of his preconceived idea of how things should or should not be, or he risks missing many opportunities. He must also learn to be considerate of others’ feelings, lessen his tantrums and learn better control over his emotions so as not to affect others adversely.
The Water Sheep – 1943, 2003
The Water Sheep is very loyal to friends. He is popular and mixes well with people due to his multitude interests. He will find it easy to find support for what he needs because of his naturally endearing nature. He is a natural artist and is extremely creative in music and fine arts. The Water Sheep is dedicated in his career and usually has great relationships with his supervisors and colleagues. On the whole he is quite conservative and not too adventurous in nature.
The water element in him makes him accommodating to others but at the same time it also means that he can be easily influenced by others. He’ll be swept along with the tide, finding it hard to stand his ground. Unfortunately, this will make things very difficult for the Water Sheep as he likes stability and doesn’t take well to unexpected changes. He prefers to do things and be in situations he is accustomed to. Being so readily influenced by others will not serve him as he will constantly be challenged out of his comfort zone. If he is challenged or if things cannot go as he plans, he has the tendency to take it personally, and become very emotional and sensitive.
The Water Sheep should investigate situations for himself and make informed decisions rather than bend to the influence of others. He should learn to be less fixated on how things should be and be more responsive to changes, especially those that are progressive and would make him move forward. It would be good for him if he can be less cautious, let go of his attachment to stability and be more adventurous.
The Wood Sheep – 1955, 2015
The Wood Sheep is good-natured, thoughtful, diplomatic, sociable and courteous. He is kind and compassionate to those in need and is always willing to help friends and families. He is considerate and always thinks of how others feel and how to make them happy. He is tactful and always makes it a point to express his message without offending the other party.
However, he does have a tendency to be overzealous in trying to please or make others happy. This very sensitive Sheep will also have very good nurturing instincts and capabilities. He is altruistic in nature, always on the lookout for who he can take into his fold and help to better their lives. The Wood element gives him a more steady, stable nature than other Sheep though and while he may still be ruled by his heart more than his head, he will be more sensible in his reactions, responding less emotionally than his other Sheep brothers.
The Wood Sheep however, is innately insecure and tends to seek the approval of others to feel his own worth. Sometimes, he can also be too trusting of others to the extent that they take the opportunity to take advantage of him.
The Wood Sheep should develop self confidence and have trust in his own worth and capabilities. He should also have more discretion in trusting others and take care not to let unscrupulous people take advantage of him.
The Fire Sheep – 1907, 1967
The Fire Sheep can be very confident but at the same time very self-centered. His confidence can make him arrogant and when that happens he will have a tendency to disregard the feelings of others. He is intuitive and has no qualms about following his instincts but often, he’ll allow his intuition or “inner voice” to override logic and common sense. He is also highly sensitive, easily offended and can become easily petulant and unreasonable if things don’t go his way. The Fire in him can also tend to become very dramatic about things – this can bring dynamic, creative energy to his work but also cause him to react unnecessarily and childishly.
The Fire Sheep tends to be too meticulous and give too much attention to details to the extent that he worries himself sick over every little thing and drive everyone around him crazy.
The Fire Sheep is also likely to be more flamboyant than other elements. Sheep generally like to have comfortable, beautiful surroundings and the Fire Sheep, all the more, is especially prone to being extravagant over such things. He’ll need to keep a keen eye on his spending.
He should make it a point to be more aware of the needs of others and not let his over confidence degenerate into arrogance and selfishness. He should also value people and their feelings more than the tasks in themselves; by making others happy, more can be accomplished.
The Earth Sheep – 1919, 1979
The Earth Sheep is extremely honest but can be brutally blunt at times. However, although he is good at dishing out his opinion of others, he is not very receptive to feedback and can become very defensive when criticised.
Nevertheless, he tends to look at the bright side of things. He is loyal to his friends and family and is willing to make sacrifices for them. He is someone you can definitely call upon if you are in trouble or need help, and can be sure of a lifelong loyalty.
The Earth Sheep is industrious and works well under pressure. He is a responsible worker and seldom encounters difficulties in his career. He is also more independent, able to hold his own ground and not likely to be as easily influenced as other Sheep.
The Earth element in him makes him more conservative and cautious than other Sheep where money is concerned. Although still indulgent in nature, he is more controlled in his spending.
He must learn to be more receptive to feedback from others and not take it so personally. Instead of being offended, he should embrace the feedback and use it as a basis to improve himself or be more skilful in his dealings with others.
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