Year Of The Sheep.


I was born in 1943 and so my Chinese zodiac sign is Water Sheep.

It breaks my heart to read this rather depressing news item in the New York Times. I quote what depresses me from it.

“Sheep are meek creatures, raised for nothing more than slaughter. Babies born in the Year of the Sheep, therefore, will grow up to be followers rather than leaders, according to some superstitions. The children are destined for heartbreak and failed marriages, and will be unlucky in business, many Chinese believe. One popular folk saying holds that only one out of 10 people born in the Year of the Sheep finds happiness.”

34 thoughts on “Year Of The Sheep.”

  1. Don’t take it to heart, Ramana. Sheep/goat as far as I know are the charmers in life. The ones who appreciate beauty and refinement like no other.

    As to ‘luck’ and ‘happiness’ the Angel has got it in spades.

    My father is an ox. A fine one he is. One of my sisters is an oxen too. Not so fine. Nothing that a little slaughter can’t fix.

    Both my brother and father-of-son are dragons. Supposedly the luckiest Chinese sign to be born under. Don’t bank on it.

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  2. I just found out that my year of birth is the year of the Pig ! ( My Zodiac sign is the Goat ! ) “Pig is not thought to be smart as dog. It likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat. Thus it usually features laziness and clumsiness. On the positive side, it behaves itself, has no calculation to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. Consequently, pigs were once regarded as wealth.” Oink to you too !

  3. This little piggie is reminded of our first online conversation. You asked me what my zodiac sign was. No man before or since did that. I never really understood why you asked, and now I may never find out.
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    1. Did I do that? I must have been reading something about zodiac signs at that particular point of time I should imagine. But this obsession with signs and horoscopes fascinates me.

    1. I was born in the year of the Rooster. All the predictions are wonderful but since it’s a bunch of hog-wash–never mind.

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