Happy belated Chinese New Year!

19 Feb 2015 was the Lunar New Year, the start of the Year of the Sheep (or Ram or Goat).

Sheep are considered auspicious animals, and the Year of the Sheep, therefore, heralds a year of promise and prosperity.  This year will be the year for contemplating and appreciating what has already been accomplished and to think about bringing goodness to others.

Three little stuffed rams with smiling faces on a shelf in a store.  They are red and gold and look like they are wearing traditional Chinese clothes.

Are you a sheep (or a ram or goat if you prefer)?
If you were born in one of the following time frames, then you are a sheep:

17 Feb 1931- 5 Feb 1932
5 Feb 1943- 24 Jan 1944
24 Jan 1955- 11 Feb 1956
9 Feb 1967- 29 Jan 1968
28 Jan 1979- 15 Feb 1980
15 Feb 1991- 3 Feb 1992
1 Feb 2003- 21 Jan 2004

The Sheep is thought to be the most feminine sign of the zodiac, perhaps because this is a very creative sign. The Sheep is artistically talented, and has a great sense of fashion.

hanging paper decorations for Chinese New Year in bright colours and featuring ram and sheep shapes.

Sheep are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

They are very romantic, sensitive, sweet and darling. Empathy comes natural to sheeps.   In relationship, they could be sometimes a little bit bossy and lazy, but with their gentle and caring nature, it will be hard to resist them.

hanging paper decorations for Chinese New Year in bright colours and featuring ram and sheep shapes.

Sheeps avoid confrontation and are not born leaders.
They can be indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, and weak-willed.

hanging paper decorations for Chinese New Year in bright colours and featuring ram and sheep shapes.

On the 8th of February 2016 it will be the Year of the Monkey.
In the meantime, enjoy your Year of the Sheep!

Photos taken in the Dragon City shops at Dundas and Spadina.

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