Welcome to the calmer, softer, prosperous Sheep year. Sheep are mellow animals that prefer to navigate the world in a group working together for protection. A soft, wooly serenity engulfs us for the next twelve months. Some of us will enjoy the togetherness while others will find it stifling. The hard-working character of the horse dominated 2014, but this year is not about ardor, money, wealth, or ascension. A fixation on such materialism is considered a crass distraction in a time when providing essential needs for all is much more in fashion. Sheep prefer peace, tranquility, and routine. When conflict does arise it will take on a passive aggressive flavor. The sheep encourages quick conciliation so as not to disturb the overall well-being of the herd.