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Chinese Zodiac - Ox

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    Ranking the second in the Chinese zodiac, Ox or Cow 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

    Ox plays great important role in people's life. Without the ox's hard work in agriculture, human society couldn't makes such a rapid progress. As the ox act slowly but having a strong will and are industrious, the people born in the year of the ox also have these kinds of nature. No matter how terrible the surroundings are and what other people say, they usually go forward to do things step by step and finish finally.
    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. 

    July: The Ox people born in July are bright and intelligent. They have an excellent temperament. Also, they usually have generous ancestral estate and can get great help from relatives. 
    August: The Ox people born during this month are healthy and usually have a good luck. The whole life for them will be free from mishaps.  
    September: The Ox with the birth month of September is of uncommon brilliance, courageous and diligent in study. So, they usually could get outstanding achievement. In career, they are lucky to get help from others and work as their wishes.  
    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Rat, Snake, Rooster
    Worst Match: Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, Sheep, Dog
    → Please click for more about Ox Compatibility.

    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month.

    Birth Month of the Ox Personality of the Ox Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. creative Dragon Dog
    Feb. contradictory Tiger Sheep
    Mar. self-asserted; act arbitrarily Snake Rooster
    Apr. persistent Rooster Rabbit
    May. changeable; quicksilver Tiger Rabbit
    Jun. having dual personality Tiger Pig
    Jul. stubborn Rooster Sheep
    Aug. sociable Snake Pig
    Sep. intelligent; quick-witted Horse Rabbit
    Oct. open-hearted and upright Dog Monkey
    Nov. having a strong planning ability Any Any
    Dec. flexible with high adaptability Rat Rooster

    Ox Horoscope

    2016 Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2016 starting from February 8, 2016 and lasting to January 27, 2017.

    2016 Yearly Horoscope:
    Lucky Colors: gray, yellowish-brown 
    Lucky Numbers: 1, 5, 9
    Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Good
    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

    2016 Monthly Horoscope:
    Find out what 2016 will be for the Ox each month? Please click Monthly Horoscope Prediction for Ox in 2016

    2017 Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: Since Ox is compatible with Rooster, the zodiac sign of 2017, you oxen will have good development in both love and career. It can be said that ox is the rare blessed zodiac sign in this year. In particular, under the blessing of auspicious stars like Huagai, Tangfu and Santai, you will make stable development in this year as long as you are careful. Despite the blessing of auspicious stars, however, you will be affected by the bad luck. From the perspective of astrology change, you will be affected by the ominous stars like Feifu, Guanfu and Wugui. Fortunately, the influence of ominous stars is inferior to that of the auspicious stars, so you will have good luck in general. For more horoscope forecast, please click:
    Ox Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2016, 2017 Yearly Horoscope for Ox Born in Different Years:
    Horoscope Forecast for the Ox Born in 1961 (between February 15, 1961 and February 4, 1962)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Ox Born in 1973 (between February 3, 1973 and January 22, 1974)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Ox Born in 1985 (between February 20, 1985 and February 8, 1986)

    Ideal Jobs for the Ox

    The surefooted Ox people are usually fit to those steady jobs which need more patience, tenacity, time and willpower. They would feel a great strain if doing those flexible and unformatted works such as journalists, brokers and salesmen. Suitable jobs for the Ox include politicians, artists, consultants, tea dealers etc. Also, in the fields of husbandry, hardware industry, drugstores, realty industry, intermediary organs, and agencies, they could get the best out of themselves.

    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Ox

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Ox, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Ox, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Ox.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Ox Year People
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