Do Babies Born in the Year of the Sheep Really Attract Bad Luck?

2015 is the Year of the Sheep in the traditional Chinese calendar. (Image: NTDTV)
2015 is the Year of the Sheep in the traditional Chinese calendar. (Image: NTDTV)

The Chinese ancients believed that the movement of planets influenced the fate of human lives, rather like the zodiac in Western culture.

There’s a folk saying in China: ‘9 out of 10 sheep are incomplete.’

It means that people born in the Year of the Sheep will live an unhappy life, and 90% of them won’t have complete families.

It’s also said: “Women born in the Year of the Sheep have broken families and unfortunate lives.” Many Chinese people tend to believe the the sheep is an unlucky sign in the Chinese Zodiac.

For this reason, many Chinese couples who want a child plan for them to be born before the Year of the Sheep starts, or postpone their plans to avoid a Sheep baby. But is this really true?

Well, people’s fates aren’t necessarily linked to his or her zodiac sign. Whatever animal you may be, there are those who have a good life, and others who have a bad one.

Actually, according to traditional Chinese culture, the sheep is a sweet animal linked to many good things. For example, the Chinese characters “羊” (sheep) are part of “美” (beauty) and “祥” (auspicious).

There are also many well-known celebrities, both in the East and West, who were born in the Year of the Sheep. Let’s take a look…

First, the two IT giants—Steve Jobs and Bill Gates—were both Sheep babies. Can you imagine the digital world without them?

US entrepreneur and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. (Matt Buchanan/Wikimedia Commons)

US entrepreneur and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. (Matt Buchanan/Wikimedia Commons)

US business magnate and billionaire Bill Gates. (Image: US Treasury Department)

US business magnate Bill Gates. (Image: US Treasury Department)

 

And we have these two highly successful Hollywood actresses who are both Oscar winners. Sheep babies rock!

Actress Nicole Kidman. (Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia Commons)

Australian actress Nicole Kidman. (Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia Commons)

American actress Julia Roberts. (Image: www.house.gov)

American actress Julia Roberts. (Image: www.house.gov)

 

Did you know that two of the most prosperous dynasties were founded by Sheep babies?

Li Shimin, the Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty, is the creator of the most magnificent dynasties in China. (Image: NTDTV.com)

Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, founded the most magnificent dynasty in China. (Image: NTDTV)

 Nurhaci is the founding father of the Qing Dynasty, the last Dynasty of China. (NTDTV.com)

Nurhaci founded the Qing Dynasty, the last Dynasty of China. (Image: NTDTV)

 

Sheep babies can also grow into strong leaders who impact the fate of the whole country!

Yue Fei, the Great General of Song Dynasty, is the most famous hero in the history. (Image: NTDTV.com)

Yue Fei, the great general of Song Dynasty. (Image: NTDTV)

Cao Cao is the most powerful figure and militarist in China's "Three-Kingdoms-Period". (Image: NTDTV.com)

Cao Cao was the most powerful figure and militarist in China’s “Three Kingdoms Period.” (Image: NTDTV)

 

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