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The Ox is ranked second in the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water.
AWood Ox, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle. It’s believed that people have different characteristics according to their birth year’s zodiac sign and element.
|Ox Year||Lunar Zodiac Year||Element and Sign|
|1913||Feb. 6, 1913 – Jan. 25, 1914||Water Ox|
|1925||Jan. 24, 1925 - Feb. 12, 1926||Wood Ox|
|1937||Feb. 11, 1937 – Jan. 31, 1938||Fire Ox|
|1949||Jan. 29, 1949 – Feb. 16, 1950||Earth Ox|
|1961||Feb. 15, 1961 – Feb. 4, 1962||Gold Ox|
|1973||Feb. 3, 1973 – Jan. 22, 1974||Water Ox|
|1985||Feb. 19, 1985 – Feb. 8, 1986||Wood Ox|
|1997||Feb. 7, 1997 – Jan. 27, 1998||Fire Ox|
|2009||Jan. 26, 2009 – Feb. 13, 2010||Earth Ox|
|2021||Feb. 12, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022||Gold Ox|
People born in a year when the Wood element coincides with the Ox sign are restless, never hesitate to do what is right, and are always ready to defend the weak and helpless. Therefore, they can look after their friends selflessly in times of trouble.
They never stop to offer flattery and, as a result, they always offend others due to their straightforward and upright character, which is a disadvantage.
As far as family is concerned, they are advised not to argue with their loved ones on trivial matters; they should care more about their families and communicate more with them. In terms of financial issues, they should not argue with others over money; however, they can always get help and support from magnates in times of trouble. In addition, they should pay special attention to the following:
Water Oxes are realists with keen observational abilities, tenacious characters, and wild ambitions, and they can make full use of resources around them to reach their goals. They don't waste much time and energy on unimportant things due to their practical perspective on life; instead, they attach more importance to their financial and social status.
They can achieve their goals in life due to their abilities and great resolution. However, they offend others often, resulting in a loss of many precious friends and partners. They are highly recommended to maintain good relationships with others and to make good use of them in order to succeed.
People of the Earth element and an Ox year are honest and prudent with a strong sense of responsibility, and they attach great importance to the equitable distribution of benefits when cooperating with others. They never make any offhand promises or do anything beyond their abilities; however, they keep every promise that they have made and try their best to succeed.
They are very grateful for favors received from others; therefore, those who are planning to cooperate with them in business don't have to worry that "the hounds are killed for good once the hares are bagged".
They have an accurate appraisal of themselves, noting both the advantages and disadvantages.They can manage their work efficiently and never shy away from difficulty, ensuring they will achieve great success with the help of their friends.
People with the Fire element and Ox sign for their birth year are shortsighted, selfish, narrow-minded, impersonal, practical, and always shy away from close friendships.
They are very choosy about their future partner, and their love comes and goes quickly; therefore, it is ideal for them to associate with people who are outgoing and lively. As a matter of fact, only people who were born in a year of the Rat and pertain to the water element can keep a long romantic relationship with them.
They work hard to learn professional skills at an early age so as to have gained some achievements by middle age. They benefit from having wisdom but are vulnerable to temptations from the outside world due to a lack of decision-making skills, which is reflected in their married life as they get divorced easily.
As far as financesare concerned, they can contrive to live on a small income and make both ends meet, and they sometimes make an unexpected financial gain in addition to their normal salaries.
Ox sign people with the Gold element also corresponding to their birth year are always active and busy, and are also highly respected due to their good relationships with others.
They are rich and honorable from an early age, live steadily at middle age, and enjoy a comfortable life in old age. Below are some suggestions for them in life:
They should be very careful when associating with the opposite sex. Males are not supposed to consort with married females and females should not consort with married males, or their romance could end up in a love triangle.
Married couples should mutually respect each other or they will have marital problems, such as a third person coming between them.