Chinese Zodiac - Ox

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    Years of the Ox

    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: 1,4
    Lucky Colors: blue,yellow,green
    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

    Ox Horoscope

    Lucky Numbers: 2, 6, 10
    Lucky Colors: Apple Green, Vermilion Red

    Ox will suffer from punishment of Tai Sui in 2018 year of the Dog. You will experience ups and downs in luck. You should be very careful because you may suffer personal financial losses and have many competitions. It’s better to move rather than stay still in this year.

    Yearly Horoscope for Ox Born in Different Years

    1961 Ox 1973 Ox 1985 Ox

    2018 Horoscope for Ox

    Best Months: February, July, August, November
    Worst Months: June, September

    Ox 2018 monthly horoscope

    Monthly Horoscope for Ox


    The limited blessing from auspicious stars and the adverse effect of several inauspicious stars will make Ox mentally and physically exhausted in 2019. You are easy to have health problems, tend to suffer unexpected financial losses and have a tense relationship with your family and neighbors. So don't be too fussy in the year.

    2019 Horoscope for Ox

    View Ox Horscope

    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.

    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 People's Personality by Blood Types
    → Ox People with Blood Type O
    → Ox People with Blood Type A
    → Ox People with Blood Type B
    → Ox People with Blood Type AB

    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

    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.

    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.

    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
    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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