At the start of a new year, we all make assumptions of whether or not the year's going to a happy one in our own lives, but traditional astrology in China may point to the Year of the Sheep (or ram or goat - the "yang" can refer to any member of the caprinae subfamily) as a bad one.
The Telegraph says that a Chinese superstition held by some natives predicts "nine out of 10 sheep will be unhappy in life." But Yin Hubin, an ethnology researcher with the China Academy of Social Sciences, says "that"s ridiculous."
Some mothers even tried having C-Sections days before February 19th, the start of the new year, so that their babies would be born in the year of the "horse" instead.
"Yang," which refers to the caprinae subfamily, goats or sheep, is the symbol for 2015, and citizens have mixed feelings about its connotation.
But Yin Hubin says that "'Yang' is a symbol of... blessing and fortune and represents good things."
Regardless of what you think, let's hope you wool have a great year.
How could sheep be bad when they're just so dang cute? Check out the lamb in the video below: