Tonight I am watching, in the background on the tele, the Chinese New Year Parade in Downtown San Francisco – technically it’s a re-broadcast. It’s the year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat.
I read an interesting bit of news regarding childbirth in China associated with this Chinese Zodiac sign. Apparently this sign is in a sense considered ‘the black sheep’ of Chinese Zodiac signs. Many see the sheep as timid & weak and destined to be a follower and not a powerful leader or wealthy etc. The Chinese New Year’s date was February 19th this year concluding the year of the Horse, a very desired year of birth!
“Every 12 years, some Chinese couples are thrown into a frenzy, fearing their child may be born in the Year of the Sheep.” (per China Daily and quite a number of other resources).
I think the year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat would be a pretty good year to be associated with. They are supposed to be calm by nature, with fewer health problems and generally to be in good spirits. Possess an appreciation for the arts and are wise and compassionate. They may not turn out to be conquerors or dictators but rather pretty consistently in what I read of the sign, sounds like the year of the Goat/Ram/Sheep is equivalent to the birth of someone who will prove to be a good and caring person -probably the child that could be most counted on to care for his or her parents in old age!!