Chinese Horoscopes - The Ox
born under the influence of the Ox are fortunate to be stable and
persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character.
Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness the Ox
exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task or an objective. As we used
this great creature long ago to plow the soil day after day, so do Ox
people labor through their daily responsibilities either at work or at
home without complaint or gripe. Oxen know they will succeed through hard
work and sustained effort and find no truth or benefit in concocting
of the Ox
Ox years are second
in sequence and recur every twelve years. The Chinese New Year does not
fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find
the exact date on which each Ox year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE OX
Pragmatic and down-to-earth, Ox people are motivated to work hard
and have no respect for lazy or careless people. Although they can be
easily trusted and find it easy to put trust in others, they are not
dependent on friends and family and would rather find an answer or a
solution themselves than to ask these people for help or guidance.
However, others can, without a doubt rely on Oxen, who are always honest
and meticulous about their responsibilities. While they do not feel the
need for many distant or acquaintance-oriented friendships, they value the
strong bonds they share with their partners and families, and make close
friends that last a lifetime.
Though they are quite
open-minded, once Ox people have made a decision about something, they
rarely change it. This is a defining characteristic that can be seen as
obstinacy, but it is actually the way an Ox learns to be strong, brave and
straightforward. It is the way the Ox learned to take on tasks and
responsibilities and how he learns to be reliable for others. Oxen are
more comfortable with the well-known as opposed to the unfamiliar. Yet,
beneath their unpretentious, tranquil exterior lies a heart of gold and a
motivation to prosper.
People born in the
Year of the Ox share certain characteristics. The Ox sign is an
abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following
are features associated with the sign of the Ox.
Second in order,
Chinese name—NIU, sign of industry
Truthful, Motivated, Friendly, Apathetic, Genuine, Quick-tempered
IN YOUR ELEMENT
of the Ox sign are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal,
Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics
on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL OX
1901 AND 1961
Metal Ox people work
harder and more scrupulously than most people, including other Oxen. They
always show a boldness and drive and will stop at nothing to achieve their
goals. Like all Oxen, they are completely trustworthy and dependable, but
they are not ones to display their emotions freely or openly. These Oxen
have the strength of steel, with a will to match. Often, this strength and
ruthless will make it difficult for them to identify with the feelings of
others around them. However, an Ox is always willing to defend what he
knows to be true and won’t give up until he has proven what he knows to be
THE WATER OX
1913 AND 1973
The Water element
gives the Ox a flexibility and liberty. Water Oxen are as hard-working as
anyone, and particularly systematic, and are probably the
quickest-thinking of the other elemental Oxen. They are much more prepared
than the other Oxen to recognize the pints of view of others and to think
about their ideas and suggestions, making them easy to work with in a
business environment. They generally consider the feelings of others which
makes them good roommates or partners. In addition, their sincerity and
patience ensures their popularity with friends, peers and
THE WOOD OX 192S
fair, these are the least unyielding of the Oxen and the most apt to
change and accept new ideas. A more liberal attitude gives them the
ability to appreciate the value of being a part of a team, and other
members of the team respect the high principles of the Wood Ox. They are
particularly self-confident giving them an air of unspoken authority. This
characteristic means that Wood Oxen are often chosen as leaders or
spokespeople. They also have a shorter fuse than other Ox people, and are
more likely to be outspoken or to stand up in a crowd to be heard. These
Oxen are quite devoted to those they love and make strong and affectionate
friends and relations.
THE FIRE OX 1937
Being born under the
fire sign gives these Oxen dynamic qualities. Their leadership
capabilities are tremendous, and they have to desire to be in charge so
they generally hold positions of status and importance at work and in the
community. They are capable of being extremely objective, but these Oxen
can display hot tempers, throw temper-tantrums or be unusually impulsive
in their decision-making. This can be dangerous because it may cause them
to brush aside valuable ideas, discarding them before actually considering
the implications associated with doing so. Even so, they tend to be loyal
people. Devoutly dedicated to their family.
THE EARTH OX
1949 AND 2009
The most reliable and
diligent Oxen belong to this collection of Oxen. The Earth element
balances many of their negative characteristics. These Oxen are show good
judgement, a good characteristic for successful financial dealings. Other
people tend to look up to Earth Oxen because of their reliability,
sincerity and their modest ambitions. They are willing to tackle the
workload when it become overbearing for others and are loyal and
compassionate with family and friends.
HEALTH AND HOME
People born under the
sign of the Ox usually have strong codes and work ethics. This can lead to
a tendency to be a workaholic, and they should make an effort to relax
more. Many Oxen work in relatively stationary occupations, and would
benefit from squeezing a little exercise into their routines. They are
prone to bone and joint problems - especially the knees - and must pay
special attention to these areas. However, Ox people are usually strong
and robust, and, according to ancient wisdom, should be blessed with long
AT HOME WITH THE
The Ox’s home is his
castle, a place where he finds relaxation and peace from the everyday
hustle and bustle of his career or responsibilities. This is where he
spends time with his friends and loved ones. The Ox person doesn’t put a
lot of effort into making his house stylish, for he would much rather be
comfortable while reading the newspaper or watching television. He doesn’t
spend much time indoors anyway—he wants to be outside, smelling the air,
planting gardens and trees, which will usually be evidenced by the
botanical literature you will find on his bookshelf or on his coffee
table. Ox people prefer to live in the country. The Ox generally prefers
to decorate his home with nature’s colors, i.e. golds, greens and oranges.
However, since the Ox is associated with January, winter colors might be
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE OX ON THE
Able, ethical and
aware, colleagues of the Ox will marvel at their methodical approach and
will depend on their eyes for detail. Oxen are not phased by routines,
probably because they are so well-organized. They are better-suited for
specialized positions and prefer to work in large companies. They do,
however, work best when they work alone since they can be unhappy when
participating in a large group.
MONEY AND THE
Oxen believe in
security, and thus don’t usually take wild risks or financial gambles.
They are meticulous about spending money and work hard to ensure they will
be able to retire comfortably.
Those born in the Year
of the Ox share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The
occupations best suited for the Ox are listed below:
Whether Oxen are
compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are
harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partners.
Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of
their business partners can also be very useful.
Rats Ruled By Benefit
From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Roosters
Water Metal Rats Earth
Wood Water Pigs Metal
Fire Wood Oxen Water
Earth Fire Snakes Wood
activities and pleasures
The Ox is a lover of
stability, a great traditionalist and a homemaker. Rarely would you expect
an Ox person to be an extrovert pleasure-seeker. They are happiest in the
peace of their own home territory.
Gems and Stones: Jade,
Emerald, Moss-Agate, Lapis-Lazuli
Kitchen accessories, gardening and planting books, cookbooks, bonsai
Hobbies and Pastimes:
Body-Building, Baking, Gardening, Listening to music, Sewing
Oxen Dislike: Making
small talk, foolish games, feeling insecure
Actually, Oxen are
homebodies, preferring the lure of the sofa or the garden to extravagant
vacations far away from home. They are very happy just staying at home,
spending their summer vacations catching up with the hobbies and pastimes
that their workloads have prevented them from taking on previously.
Whether they are planting flower beds, or enjoying a sunset on their
newly-built front porch, it is all quite satisfying to them. If they do
decide to take a trip, you can bet they’ll head for the hills to do some
hiking or rock climbing.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
Oxen are not the most
sociable people and tend not to mix easily in social gatherings. Instead,
they would rather be at home, enjoying their privacy and anonymity. Unlike
the Rat, the Monkey, or the Rooster, the Oxen tend not to have a little
black book, preferring a few very loyal friends to a large network of
acquaintances. Oxen do know how to shine at social occasions, but more
often than not they dislike small talk. These are wary people, unlikely to
ignite friendships on the spur of the moment. They like to take their time
and get to know people before disclosing themselves fully. A happy, solid
relationship with their partner and children is the most satisfying goal
they could accomplish.
OX PARENTS AND
Oxen make very
protective parents. People born under this sign will unselfishly work
their fingers to the bone to provide a thriving, happy and secure home
where their children feel safe. In return, however, the Ox mother and
father demand that their youngsters be courteous, respectful and polite.
In comparison to other parents, Oxen can seem a bit authoritarian but they
are conventional and believe in instilling within their children a belief
system. A good education is especially important and by utilizing their
educational opportunities, Oxen children can make their lives and
relationships with their parents a lot easier. Ox parents expect their
children to listen, behave and be attentive while they are at school.
Showing rebellion is the fastest way to be punished in the Oxen household.
female Oxen, tend to start their families early on and completely immerse
themselves in caring for and parenting their children. This can lead to
dependent children and can pose a problem for parents who are trying to
teach their children to become self-reliant.
THE OX INFANT
Children born under
the sign of the Ox are quiet and amenable. They develop into solid,
and are happiest when left to entertain themselves. If interrupted,
provoked or forced
to do something
against their will, they are likely to pout or show themselves, despite
children are shy, and for many, childhood is quite lonely partly due to
them liking to be
alone and partly
because their siblings are usually much older or younger than they.
At school, subjects
with a constructive appeal will be of the most interest to them. They like
art and music as well. They are creative children who enjoy sports too.
They are respectful, polite, hard-working, children…something their
parents take very seriously.
Some parents click
immediately with their children and some find they will never have a close
relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are
the compatibility ratings between Oxen parents and their
Oxen with Under the
same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat noble parent,
respectable child ****
Ox pretty much equal
Tiger not much
Rabbit happy at home
Dragon some problems
to sort out **
Snake on similar
Sheep too sensitive
Monkey a lot of fun
Dog not much
**some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
chit-chat. They don't have fun at parties and as aforementioned, don’t
have a ton of friends. They are not very sociable and would rather be
spending their time at home with their families. When the Ox is in love,
he does not confirm his feelings verbally, preferring to show you how he
feels rather than tell you. An Ox will take a long time to decide if you
are the right match for him because Oxen hate change, and want to find
someone who is ready to embark upon a stable marriage. Oxen never rush
into anything and are not flirtatious people. Once they have committed to
you they will usually be faithful and expect reciprocation of their
Unfortunately, many Ox
marriages do fall apart after a couple of years, possibly because the Ox
is too dominant or inflexible. Perhaps it's because, Oxen tend to place
blame on everyone but themselves. But if an Ox fortunate, and has chosen
wisely, the couple can build and maintain a close-knit family to which the
Ox will completely devote himself.
THE OX LOVE
Oxen are strong,
silent, reliable people who sometimes take for granted that their
relationship is a partnership and that they make not always be the
dominant figure. Other Animals may find them quite stubborn and
overbearing. Chinese horoscopes are very specific about which partnerships
have the potential to be successful in love and in business. Yet, though
destiny can point us in the right direction, we must still make all
efforts to maintain loving relationships. Following is a brief description
of how an Ox will affect a relationship with other Animal
Really good sex, but
you’ll better serve each other as an affair. Marriage isn’t a good
A solid partnership,
but a wee bit boring.
You are completely
drawn to each other but headed for a dead end.
As lovers you’ll have
a solid, content marriage.
Give-and-take is not
your forte and you are both more stubborn than the other.
You are headed for
Better in business
than in bed.
You may be phyiscally
attracted to each other, but there’s not much substance here.
If you can make it
work, you’re destined for happiness and a lot of fun!
passionate and spontaneous…this should be a good fit.
You probably aren’t
truly comfortable with each other…there’s a reason for that. Not much in
Passion and similar
opinions destine you for a successful marriage.
Love Partners at a
Oxen with Tips on
Ox strong, but
different attitudes *
Rabbit delicate and
Dragon love at first
sight, then stalemate *
Sheep No way
Monkey okay, but no
Dog Doubtful, but
there’s hope **
Pig worth trying
working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
Aries Oxen are
goal-oriented and attain success by persevering. They charge through life
and do not let opposition slow them down. In love they are not subtle and
like to be the dominant figure in the relationship. Only a strong,
trustworthy partner will make this a lasting partnership.
These Oxen are good
employers and employees because they are easy to get along with and listen
to what you have to say. They like to keep the peace and don’t like to
rock the boat. They are always trying to achieve perfection personally and
Solid, yet flexible,
Taurean Oxen are probably the most steady and most laid-back of all the
Oxen. Obstinate and persistent, they get what they want by plodding
strong will characterize the Scorpio Ox. These Oxen will strive and do
whatever they must in order to reach their goal. They are intense lovers,
but you’ll never be able to read their emotions because they keep them
These Oxen have
strength of purpose. They are outgoing and like to be around other people.
They are funny and sociable, use these traits to excel in
These Oxen have
Sagittarian vision. They are born with luck and are prone to take
unnecessary risks. They are quick to read a situation and use their
talents to accumulate great wealth and status.
motivation ensure that Cancerian Oxen develop highly-creative skills. At
home their family are essential to their happiness and
Capricornian Oxen are
made of true resolute. A sustained effort allows them to achieve a very
comfortable way of life. They are conservative and responsible and will
work long hours to provide their loved ones with security and
produces leaders who feel the need to be in control. They also take
themselves seriously and throw themselves into any project they under
take. They are happiest with an adoring partner who will love them
This duality combines
a light spirituality with a predictability quite unlike anything you’ve
ever seen. They contradict each other in a way, but value free-thinking
These individuals are
practical but they can lose sight of what’s important and can fuss over
small details. Unmatched in honesty and ethics, they are responsible and
the toughness of the Ox to produce a delicate personality, with unlimited
creativity and perspicacity. Piscean Oxen are artistic and would rather
work behind the scenes than be a visible member of the team.