This is the Chinese year of the Wood Sheep (19 Feb – 7 Feb 2016)
Sheep year is time for healing and diplomacy after the extremes of Horse year 2014. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of the mother and nurturer. What is of value is intimacy, family, and close friendships. We can be more caring, kind, and sensitive with each other. Develop a wild heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels.
Another theme of this Sheep year is to wildly express your creative side. Now is the time for art, creativity, and cultivation of beauty. If you ever wanted to explore your creative talent, this is your year. Do not give up or be discouraged because Sheep can only move forward! This animal is unable to move backwards or sideways. So keep the peace this year while developing your spiritual path and exploring creative adventures in the arts.
The year of the Sheep is a time of peace, calm, and contentment. Life’s hectic pace is slowed and people are more caring, sensitive, and emotional. Family, close friends, and intimacy are valued. All the arts will flourish and creativity will flow, but such refined beauty and elegance is expensive and debts may easily accrue. Travel is highlighted as are relaxing vacations, and people will want these types of luxuries. Gather your energy in Sheep year because Fire Monkey 2016 will be a wild ride!
– Susan Levitt