I met up with my cousin on Friday for some catching up. Before we went home, she gave me this "lucky bracelet" in time for the Chinese new year. With the bracelet is a booklet with description of persons born in the year of the sheep. Apparently, I am an earth sheep. These are what the booklet said:
THE EARTH SHEEP
The Earth element gives the Sheep a grounded effect. Although he struggles with a lack of self-confidence, this Sheep is a very stable person. They are independent and practical, leaning more towards conservancy than liberality. An Earth Sheep’s family is his most important asset and he spends his life working hard to provide for his loved ones. Earth Sheep are born with a joy for life that generally becomes infectious as you get to know him.
The Sheep is known for his gentle and compassionate ways. He can forgive easily and be understanding about others' faults. He dislikes strict schedules and cannot take too much discipline or criticism. Fond of children and animals, he is close to nature and a general homebody. The Sheep is apt to mother or even smother the objects of his affections. He is possessed by varying moods and finds it impossible to work under pressure. He also finds it difficult to be objective.
The Chinese believe that good fortune smiles on the Sheep because of his pure nature and kind heart. He is generous with his time as well as his money. When you have nowhere to go and no money, you can be sure the Sheep will not turn you away. He will always have the three most important things in life: food, shelter and clothing. Wherever he goes, he is bound to meet people who can and will assist him. A person of this sign will make it a point to marry well and will be cherished not only by his mate, but his in-laws as well.
He has fantastic luck; people often leave him money in their wills and even the poorest of these natives will be able to inherit something of value from their parents or relations. Admirers present the Sheep with expensive presents and rich and powerful patrons take him; under their wing. Famous personalities will adopt him and take him as their protege. Somehow the fortunate sheep will always have things', made easier for him. His every fall will be cushioned by those who look out for his interests.
Yes, the Sheep can be ingratiating when it comes to currying favor Consequently, like the Rabbit, he will obtain his wishes without force. or violence. He will have great passive endurance and will wear you down with pleas and entreaties. You will never know his mettle until. you try to break him. He isn't that warm and woolly after all. Basically a survivor, the Sheep will know how to placate or evade his enemies. Failing that, he'll run home crying and get his big brother to beat you to a pulp.
The Sheep never really cuts his umbilical cord. He will always come home to mother and his favorite apple pie. He never forgets birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. And he will make it a point to celebrate these days ostentatiously. But he is equally sensitive about his own special dates, too.
The Sheep is basically a worrier. He tends to be pessimistic about events and is prone to predict the worst.
The Sheep damsel is inclined to like dainty things and will vote for all the frills and trimmings that come along with them. The Sheep lady will be spanking clean; she is most concerned with personal hygiene, even though her house may be a mess and she doesn't know where anything is. The more aloof types will be preoccupied by sanitary standards. Her children will be scrubbed clean and always look presentable.
The Sheep girl will openly show her favoritism and will consort day in and day out with those she dubs her special people, her confidants. If she doesn't love you, well, don't complain. At least she will just ignore you without trying to reform you or come after you with a cudgel like a Dragon or an Ox lady. Hers is the voice of gentle persuasion. She'll twist your arm, but in the most engaging manner. For her, half the fun will be the "getting there," the flirting, the cajoling. Her "Yes" could always mean "No" and her "No" could mean "Maybe." If you are a knight in shining armor and you want to win this fair maiden, it will always be worth the challenge to find out.
All Sheep people, from nine to ninety, are diehard romantics. Soft music, moonlight and intimate candlelit dinners never fail to work their magic on them.
A person born under this sign will have the beguiling knack of turning his very weakness into strength. He knows how to get what he wants by insinuations and subtle hints. He is master of the soft-sell technique, so don't ever underestimate him or you will be caught off-guard. His sedate, earnest and sometimes whimpering ways have proven effective in wearing down the strongest defenses. He can plead his case so convincingly with unfeigned emotions that sometimes he doesn't even have need for many words.
On the whole, it can be said that the Sheep will not have to work hard for a living. Good things come to him naturally, which is perfect, as he loves luxury and ease. Like his best friend, the Rabbit, he has the soul of a connoisseur. Anything ugly or lowly depresses him. He is so sensitive to beauty and balance that his moods are largely governed by his surroundings. He functions best in bright, airy and tastefully appointed rooms.
In his life he will need strong and loyal people to lean on. The outgoing and optimistic characteristics of the Horse, Boar and Tiger will complement his personality. He will also find perfect harmony with the Rabbit. Monkey, Dragon, Rooster, Snake or another Sheep will do very nicely together, too.
(thanks inday joffie!!!)
hmmmm....it's not spot on but a lot sure describes me. hehehehe.
anyways, the bracelet is said to bring good luck this year for me. let's see.