It's the Year of the Sheep - which MN zodiac animal are you?

Thursday 19 February is Chinese New Year, so if you're a Sheep, now is your time to shine. Find out which zodiac animal you are - and what this might say about you in, ahem, Mumsnet* terms...

*may not be peer-reviewed.



Sheep (aka Ram, Goat) illustration of sheep

Those born in: 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931 and 1919.

Best matched with: Rabbit, Pig, Horse

Characteristics: Insecure, sensitive, innocent, artistic, dreamy

Least likely to say: "This zodiac lark is a load of old woo."



illustration of horse


Those born in: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942 and 1930

Best matched with: Tiger, Dog, Sheep

Characteristics: Charismatic, hard-working, self-reliant, adventurous, rebellious

Least likely to say: "I think I'll just comply with the grabby wedding poem and transfer the money straight into their bank account."



Snake illustration of snake

Those born in: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929

Best matched with: Ox, Rooster

Characteristics: Sympathetic, jealous, intuitive, enterprising

Least likely to say: "I'll never get more than one meal out of this chicken."




illustration of dragon

Those born in: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928

Best matched with: Rat, Snake, Monkey, Rooster

Characteristics: Enthusiastic, hot-headed, confident, aggressive, courageous, tenacious

Least likely to say: "I won't say anything to that other mother at soft play. I'm sure her seven-year-old didn't mean to knock my toddler out."



Rabbitillustration of rabbit

Those born in: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927

Best matched with: Sheep, Dog, Pig

Characteristics: Ambitious, kind, stylish, wise, cautious, romantic

Least likely to say: "LTB. Now."




illustration of tiger

Those born in: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926

Best matched with: Horse, Dragon, Dog

Characteristics: Exasperating, noble, affectionate, loyal, unpredictable, commanding

Least likely to say: "First-time poster, long-time lurker." 



Oxillustration of ox

Those born in: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925

Best matched with: Rat, Snake, Rooster

Characteristics: Thoughtful, patient, self-assured, stubborn, dogmatic

Least likely to say: "Maybe I am being unreasonable."




illustration of rat

Those born in: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960,

1948, 1936, 1924

Best matched with: Dragon, Monkey, Ox

Characteristics: Loving, trustworthy, restless, industrious, organised

Least likely to say: "A spreadsheet of who's doing which after-school club and when? Why on earth would I need one of those?"



Pigillustration of pig

Those born in: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923

Best matched with: Rabbit, Sheep

Characteristics: Tolerant, idealistic, caring, polite

Least likely to say: "YABVVU. HTH."



Dogillustration of dog

Those born in: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922

Best matched with: Horse, Tiger, Rabbit

Characteristics: Faithful, retiring, anxious, honourable, reliable, judgemental

Least likely to say: "Judgey pants? I've no idea what you mean."



Roosterillustration of rooster

Those born in: 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921

Best matched with: Ox, Snake, Dragon

Characteristics: Well-dressed, sociable, accomplished, practical, shrewd, daring, outspoken

Least likely to say: "I'll give my MIL the benefit of the doubt - I'm sure she didn't mean to be so rude."



Monkeyillustration of monkey

Those born in: 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932 and 1920.

Best matched with: Dragon, Rat

Characteristics: Charming, inventive, diplomatic, fickle, passionate, energetic

Least likely to say: "...I'd rather lie here with [wine] and [cake], thanks."


The Chinese calendar is lunar - if your birthday is in January or early February, have a look at the animal for the year before.


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