Year of the Ox Zodiacreads

Year Of The Ox – Chinese Zodiac Sign

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Year of The Ox – Getting To Know Chinese Sign Ox

Are you born in the Year of the Ox?

1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033 and so on…

The Chinese Zodiac defined by the Chinese Lunar calendar is represented by 12 animals. It follows a twelve-year cycle, where every year has a sign assigned. In this article, we look at those who are born under the year of the Ox.

‘Ox’ holds the second position in the Chinese zodiac sign. Possessing an honest nature, The Ox is renowned for its boldness, sympathetic, and earthly characteristics. They believe hard work and determination can bring success and growth in their life.

Individuals born in the year of Ox are very analytical. Before taking any action, they calculate the risks, pen down the gains, and anticipate the opportunities they will earn in the future. Patience and a desire to make progress are the ultimate reasons for achieving their goals consistently.

Sometimes, people with the Ox zodiac signs are attached to their friends and family. They have strong ideals and want every person to follow them religiously. Their persistence and practical nature influence people, making them good leaders. 

At times, their stubbornness sticks in their own way. They are short-tempered, and if things are not according to their plans, they become vulnerable. They might unintentionally hurt the sentiments of their dear ones, for which they regret later.

Year of Ox and Elements

As per the Chinese Element Theory, each zodiac animal belongs to one of these five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water. Each of these elements appears once in every 60-year cycle. The Ox is positioned before the Tiger and after the Rat.

A Water Ox, for example, appeared in 1913, followed by 1973, and it will now appear in 2033. The element and the zodiac sign of the birth year decide the fortunes and personality traits of individuals.

These strong yet diligent Ox never hold grudges. If you or your close ones are born in the year of Ox, this article is for you!

Let’s learn more about these charismatic personalities based on their birth years and elements!

  • Wood Ox – Year: 1925, 1985

Ox born in the year of wood are incredibly versatile. Along with their alluring looks, they possess good communication and logical thinking skills that attract people. These individuals are humanists and social activists. They cannot stand injustice and stands to defend the weak or helpless people.

However, these Oxs’ are very restless and impatient. They don’t like to wait and take decisions spontaneously. At times, if things don’t go according to their plans, they tend to blame others for the crisis, which might hurt the sentiments of their close ones.

  • Fire Ox – Year: 1937, 1997

Ox born in the year of fire are practical. These Oxs’ have a vision for their future, which they certainly desire to achieve. From their early days, they start to create a roadmap for their life journey, stating their ambitions and expected struggles throughout their life. They are always ready for changes and accept hardships with a smile.

Of all the given circumstances, fire Ox can never compromise on one thing, i.e., dishonesty. If they find your lie, get ready to receive lifetime cold responses.  

  • Earth Ox – Year: 1949, 2009

Ox born in the year of the earth are born leaders. With good interpersonal and communication skills, these individuals can influence people to follow their path. They know the art of motivating people to act for achieving a common goal. They enjoy dominating people and love when others follow their given path.

Always one step ahead, these oxen are obsessed with the future. Sometimes, for achieving futuristic goals, they take massive decisions that disrupt the present activities. These decisions might affect their family or their close ones.

  • Gold Ox – Year: 1961, 2021

Ox born in the year of gold, also known as metal, are independent. They live on a simple motto of life; live and let live. They like to keep their profile low, limit their friends’ circle, and lead a perfect work-life balance. Before the start of their professional career, they already have a set of backup plans for retirement.

These oxen are good at managing their finances. However, these oxen lack communication. Sometimes, they cannot clearly express their views, which creates misunderstanding for their dear ones.  

  • Water Ox – Year: 1973, 2003

Comfort and Luxury are essential for Oxen born in the year of water. To buy materialistic and luxurious items, they are self-motivated to work harder in the given time frame. Also, these oxen are sociable. They are talkative, frank, and fit in any group of people. At the same time, they know their limitations and won’t hurt the sentiments of other people.

At times, they are impatient. When things are not according to their plans, they tend to lose their temper and intentionally hurt the sentiments of others.

FAVOURABLE THINGS FOR THOSE BORN UNDER THE YEAR OF THE OX
  • Color: Bue, Green, and Yellow
  • Numbers; 1, 4
  • Flowers: Luck Bamboo, Valley Lily
  • Directions: East, SouthEast
NON-FAVOURABLE THINGS FOR THOSE BORN UNDER THE YEAR OF THE OX
  • Colors: Red, Brown
  • Numbers: 3, 6

Final Thoughts

Authentic, Bold, and Charismatic; the ABC personality traits of a Chinese zodiac animal, an Ox.

Individuals born in the year of Ox are strong, reliable, and self-motivated. They are low-key and never look for praise or be in the limelight. All they care about is the respect and care they deserve from their family. Family is paramount to them, and they do everything to bring smiles to their faces.

Not only are they family-oriented, but they are patriotic. These Ox work harder for the upliftment of society. When the time is hard, they might feel low, but they never give up.

Likewise, once quoted by our Favourite President, Mr. Barack Obama, “When times get tough, we don’t give up, BUT GET UP.

Check out other Chinese Zodiac Signs

Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake.


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Aditya Dhanuka
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