Chinese Zodiac - Ox
Rank and Astrology Elements
Ranking the second in the Chinese zodiac, Ox is the symbol of diligence in Chinese culture. People under the sign of the Ox are usually hard working, honest, creative, ambitious, cautious, patient and handle things steadily. On the negative side, Ox people might be stubborn, narrow-minded, indifferent, prejudiced, slow and not good at communication.
Basic Astrology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chou
The Five Elements: Earth(Tu)
Yin Yang: Yin ([Chinese philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature)
Lucky Numbers: 1,9; Avoid: 3, 4
Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom
Lucky Colors: blue, red, purple; Avoid: white, green
Years of the Ox
|Start Date||End Date||Associated Element||Heavenly Branch|
|01/24/1925||02/12/1926||Yin Wood||Yi Chou|
|02/11/1937||01/30/1938||Yin Fire||Ding Chou|
|01/29/1949||02/16/1950||Yin Earth||Ji Chou|
|02/15/1961||02/04/1962||Yin Metal||Xin Chou|
|02/03/1973||01/22/1974||Yin Water||Gui Chou|
|02/20/1985||02/08/1986||Yin Wood||Yi Chou|
|02/07/1997||01/27/1998||Yin Fire||Ding Chou|
|01/26/2009||02/13/2010||Yin Earth||Ji Chou|
|02/11/2021||01/31/2022||Yin Metal||Xin Chou|
Personality of the Ox
The ox is one of ruminant animals. They need to munch repeatedly for a long time without swallowing hastily when eating in order to digest the food completely. This is the same with the people under the ox sign. They like to think hard and ponder repeatedly for a long time before taking actions. Because of this, they are thought to be the kind of people thinking too much and too much questions. However, once begin to act; they will carry it off courageously without a hitch and rest. The disadvantage for them is that they lack of the flexibility ability to adapt to changes in the market. They usually insist on holding by their decisions and would like not to change which shows to be stubborn in other people's eyes.
The ox people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:
The ox people born in the morning are a little impatient and short-tempered in personality. Like the ox, although seems to be docile and gentle, they are impudent when lose temper. Hunting peoples in Africa all know that, the most unnerving and scary animals are not lions and tigers, but the wild ox. This nature shows greatly from the ox person born in the morning. So they are usually bull-headed.
The life and fortune for the ox people born at noon are good. They usually act sure-footedly, march forward courageously and never tried to cheat or taking risks. So, their middle and old ages will be smooth benefited from the hard work of early years. No matter men or women born during this period of time, they are thrifty housekeepers and have good plan in daily life. Especially for the female ox, they are usually good wives and don't pursue flauntiness.
The ox people born during the evening are more sluggish and passive when acting, which thought to be clumsy as the ox. They usually obey the orders of the superiors well without having enterprise or drive in work. Due to this, they usually get few achievements thus fall behind others in this competitive society. However, they are kindhearted, optimistic, contented in poverty and devoted to things spiritual, and never scramble for power and profit. These all make them very easy to get along with.
The Ox people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:
Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Ox.
→ Wood Ox: 1925 (Jan. 24, 1925 - Feb. 12, 1926) or 1985 (Feb. 20, 1985 - Feb. 08, 1986)
→ Water Ox: 1973 (Feb. 03, 1973 - Jan. 22, 1974)
→ Metal Ox: 1961 (Feb. 15, 1961 - Feb. 04, 1962)
→ Earth Ox: 1949 (Jan. 29, 1949 - Feb. 16, 1950) or 2009 (Jan. 26, 2009 – Feb. 13, 2010)
→ Fire Ox: 1937 (Feb. 11, 1937 - Jan. 30, 1938) or 1997 (Feb. 07, 1997 - Jan. 27, 1998)
Best Birth Dates and Months for the Ox
The Ox people born in the 11th, 13th, 25th, 26th or the 27th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.
The Ox people born in March, July, August or September usually could enjoy a good fortune in life.
March: The Ox born in March could live in ease and luxury. They have no worry about food and clothing all the life. Both in family and outside, they are highly respected by others.
Compatibility with other Animals
Among the twelve animals in Chinese zodiac, the Rooster usually can make an Ox's life very colorful. They both have a strong sense of devotion and like to do things with high efficiency. So, they can be best friends. The Rat and Snake People take care of the Ox well, so they can get along well with each other. The people born in the year of the Dragon, Rabbit, Ox, Horse, Pig and Monkey can be harmonious with the Ox although they are not very close enough. As the Ox people are usually dull, the Dog people don’t like them. The Ox would not hate to stay with the people born in the year of the Sheep and Tiger. However, those two don’t like the too much authority over them by the Ox.
Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month.
|Birth Month of the Ox||Personality of the Ox||Girl's Match||Boy's Match|
|Mar.||self-asserted; act arbitrarily||Snake||Rooster|
|Jun.||having dual personality||Tiger||Pig|
|Oct.||open-hearted and upright||Dog||Monkey|
|Nov.||having a strong planning ability||Any||Any|
|Dec.||flexible with high adaptability||Rat||Rooster|
Ideal Jobs for the Ox
2016 Horoscope for the Ox
Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Good
* The prediction is valid for 2016 starting from February 8, 2016 and lasting to January 27, 2017.
Overview: The Ox 2016 (Year of the Monkey) astrology predictions foretell that you Ox people could enjoy a good fortune during the year. You will find that you could come into your own in work and are expected to rise directly to a high position. However, to avoid being envied by others, you should always keep a low profile. Relationship with your partner will also be good that enables you to spend a happy year. So long as you can adjust your state of mind, find out who you are and be that, you could have a year with a lot of progress. More about how will you do in career, wealth, love and health, please click
→ 2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions for Ox
Monthly Horoscope Prediction in 2016
Find out what 2016 will be for the Ox each month? Please click Monthly Horoscope Prediction for Ox in 2016
2016 Horoscope for Ox Born in Different Years
→ 2016 Horoscope for the Ox Born in 1961 (between February 15, 1961 and February 4, 1962)
→ 2016 Horoscope for the Ox Born in 1973 (between February 3, 1973 and January 22, 1974)
→ 2016 Horoscope for the Ox Born in 1985 (between February 20, 1985 and February 8, 1986)
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