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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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