Chinese Zodiac - Ox

Years of the Ox include 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033
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.
Chinese: 牛 (niú)
Earthly Branches: Chou (丑)
Energy: Yin
Five Elements: Earth (Tu)

Lucky Things

Lucky Flowers: Tulip, Evergreen, Peach blossom
Lucky Gemstone: Aquamarine
Lucky Numbers: 1, 9
Lucky Colors: Blue, Yellow, Purple
Lucky Directions: East, Southeast, South
Best Match: Rat, Snake, Rooster

Unlucky Things

Unlucky Numbers: 3, 4
Unlucky Colors: White, Green
Unlucky Direction: Southwest
Worst Match: Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, Sheep, Dog

2023 Chinese Horoscope For Ox

Lucky Number: 5,0
Lucky Color: Yellow, brown, white, gold, silver
In 2023, the overall fortune of the Ox will be fairly good. With the help of the auspicious star of "Tian Xiang", they will develop very well in all aspects, especially in terms of career.

2023 Horoscope for Ox

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
02/12/2021 01/31/2022 Yin Metal Xin Chou

Personality of the Ox

Ox Man and Women Peronality Traits Male Ox Personality Female Ox Personality
Ox People's Personality by Five Elements
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)

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.

Compatibility with other Animals

Each Chinese zodiac sign has compatible or incompatible signs according to their characteristics’ compatibility. If your find your signs are compatible, you could get along well in most cases. In opposite, you need to do more effort to be together harmoniously.

Following are the compatibility chart of the Ox with other signs.
more about Ox Compatibility

Best Match

Lively Pair

Worst Match

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.

Ox's Fate by Birth Date
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.

Ox's Fate by Birth Month
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 dates and months here is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find your lunar birth date and month.

Careers for 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.
Ideal Jobs and Work Partners for Ox
● Best Work Partners: Rat, Rooster, Snake
● Best Age to Start a Business:30 - 40
● Best Career Field: Marketing
● Best Business to Do: Building Materials Store, Decoration Shop
● Best Direction for Career: South, Southwest, Northeast

Ox in Love

People with Ox as the animal sign are surprisingly persistent in love relationship and would not change their mind as long as they start the relationship with the right one. Ox people do not expect to be so popular with the opposite sex and what they need is just a sincere and single relationship. Read more about Ox in Love.
How to Know an Ox is in Love with You? Male Ox's Attitude Towards Love Female Ox's Attitude Towards Love

Auspicious Chinese Names

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

Chinese Calendar

28初二/2 29初三/3 30初四/4 31初五/5 1初六/6 2初七/7 3初八/8
4初九/9 5初十/10 6十壹/11 7十二/12 8十三/13 9十四/14 10十五/15
11十六/16 12十七/17 13十八/18 14十九/19 15二十/20 16廿壹/21 17廿二/22
18廿三/23 19廿四/24 20廿五/25 21廿六/26 22廿七/27 23廿八/28 24廿九/29
25三十/30 九月 (Sep) 26初壹/1 27初二/2 28初三/3 29初四/4 30初五/5 1初六/6

Lastest Questions and Answers

Residence Relocation (1 Reply ) Asked by M***e | 9/18/2022 8:50:53 AM

I am a Water Ox. We are planning relocate to a new home in December. What would be the the auspicious time date to relocate based on my birth sign?

Best day to move in (1 Reply ) Asked by C***y | 8/29/2022 7:34:36 PM

Hi, I am born in the year of the Ox (April 1997). Can you most auspicious date to move into new house on or after 19 September 2022? Thank you!

Baby in 2023? (1 Reply ) Asked by P***P | 5/29/2022 4:13:27 AM

mother born dog year and my husband/father is Ox. Is rabbit (2023)a good year for us to have baby?

male zodiac (1 Reply ) Asked by S***i | 3/27/2022 3:03:43 AM

Which chinese zodiac men treat their woman like princess?

Auspicious day to hang my business signboard (1 Reply ) Asked by W***g | 3/20/2022 3:02:43 PM

Partners zodiac are Goat, Dog & ox. Thank you