Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Happy Lunar New Year! The Lunar New Year holiday is officially over and 1.3 billion people will get back to work. The new year in the Chinese zodiac is the Year of the Sheep, or Goat depending on your translator. The Sheep is the eighth sign in the Chinese calendar, which should be a good thing since the number “8” is a lucky number according to Chinese tradition.

Sheep are “comparatively tame, meaning that if there is any challenge everyone can come together to solve it,” according to Hong Kong based feng shui expert Cheng Chi-tai. But Chinese masters warn that as an earth animal, sheep years can also bring sickness. The previous Year of the Sheep was 2003, when the SARS outbreak happened…

Lots of A-list Hollywood stars were born in a sheep year, but ironically “tame” is not a word used to describe any of them…!

Nicole Kidman

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Chow Yun-Fat

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Zhang Ziyi

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Claire Danes

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Kate Hudson

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Jamie Foxx

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Julia Roberts

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Bruce Willis

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Benicio Del Toro

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Matt LeBlanc

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