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Chinese Zodiac - Ox

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    Rank and Astrology Elements

    Ox
    niú

    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
    Ox plays great important role in people's life. Without the Ox's hard work in agriculture, human society couldn't make 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. Please click for more about Ox Personality Traits.

    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)

    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 Yearly Horoscope

    2017 Yearly 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

    You may also want to know Ox horoscope in the next year. Please click: → Ox Horoscope 2018 Predictions

    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)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Ox each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Prediction for Ox

    Best Birth Dates, Months and Times

    Ox's Fate by Birth Time
    The birth time of people plays a very important role in terms of whether the destiny is auspicious or not. People under the Ox sign born in different time periods will have different characters and fate. Those who were born and will be born between 03:00PM - 05:00PM and 07:00PM - 09:00PM are the most auspicious.

    Best Birth Dates
    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.

    Best Birth Months
    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.

    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
    Lastest Questions and Answers

    When does the oxen sign begin in 1949 ? (1 Reply) Asked by Vee | 7/30/2017 8:26:44 PM

    Born on 20 March 1973 Female Ox (1 Reply) Asked by Mdm Wong | 7/21/2017 8:18:34 AM

    what's the color of the wood ox male colors (0 Reply) Asked by elijha | 7/16/2017 7:24:21 AM

    what's the yin fire ox (1997 )male colors (1 Reply) Asked by max | 7/12/2017 11:44:26 PM

    Female Water Ox & Male Metal Monkey (1 Reply) Asked by Scor_Sag_Wtr Ox_9 | 6/10/2017 1:08:12 PM