#6 Sheep | Sugar Beet
With the sixth animal, the Sheep, we have reached the half point in our Tibetan Zodiac.
The Sheep is of the Earth element. The earth element brings this sign a strong sense of stability and integrity. Earth people are very reliable, loyal and hard working.
People born under the Metal Sheep (1930, 1990) are highly confident and aware of their capabilities. Kind hearted, with strong principles and a great sense of responsibility, Metal Sheep can be very sensitive to feedback from others, often allowing it to affect them and people around them
The Water Sheep (1943, 2003) are very loyal to friends. With their multitude of interests, they are very popular socially. They find it easy to find support for what they need thanks to their endearing nature. They are natural artist and very creative in music and fine arts.
The Wood Sheep (1955, 2015) are good-natured, thoughtful, diplomatic, sociable and courteous. They are kind and compassionate to those in need and is always willing to help friends and families.
The Fire Sheep (1907, 1967) can be very confident but at the same time very self-centered. Their confidence can make them arrogant and when that happens, they will have a tendency to disregard the feelings of others. The Fire Sheep tends to be too meticulous and give too much attention to details to the extent that they worry over every little thing and drive everyone around them crazy.
The Earth Sheep (1919, 1979) are extremely honest but can be brutally blunt at times. However, although they are good at expressing their opinion of others, they is not very receptive to feedback and can become very defensive when criticized.
Sugar Beet is the color we associated with the sheep. It has the depth of the reds but the smoothness of a warm purple. It is inspired by the natural color of the beetroot that we love so much. This color is perfect for a fall pullover on its own but also very nice if combined with more brilliant colors.
Sugar Beet can create a gorgeous fading palette if combined with Wild Daisy, Lotus Blossom and Peony. Add a touch of Salvia Argentea and jade Green to b transported back into the Seventies.
Beets have long been considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures. Ancient Romans believed that beets and their juice promoted amorous feelings. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, ate beets to enhance her appeal. This quaint folklore actually has a basis in reality. Beets are a natural source of tryptophan and betaine, both substances that promote a feeling of well-being.
- Tibetan artist Rabkar Wangchuk has created a new beautiful artwork for each animal.