The Year of the Ox — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2017

The Ox occupies the second position in the Chinese Zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year-cycle.

  • Lucky Colors: white, yellow, green
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 4
  • Lucky Flowers: tulip, morning glory, peach blossom
  • Year of Birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
The Information for the Chinese Zodiac Ox

Are You an Ox?

Years of the Ox include: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021.

You can use the tool on the right to find your zodiac animal sign.

The Oxes' Personality: Diligent, Dependable...

Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Having an honest nature, Oxes have a strong patriotism for their country, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. These things reflect the traditional characteristics of conservatives. Women belonging to the Ox zodiac sign are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children's education.

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Having a desire to advance and great patience, Oxes can achieve their goals by consistent efforts. They are not influenced by others or the environment, but persist to do things in accordance with their ideas and capabilities. Before taking action, they will have a definite plan with detailed steps and add their strong faith and physical strength. So people of the Ox zodiac sign enjoy great success as a result.

The most disadvantageous trait in Oxes is poor communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others, and even think it not worthwhile exchanging ideas with others. They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.

What Type of Ox Are You: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, or Water?

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Ox comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Oxes, each with different characteristics:

Type of Ox Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Ox 1925, 1985 Restless, decisive, straightforward, and always ready to defend the weak and helpless
Fire Ox 1937, 1997 Short-sighted, selfish, narrow-minded, impersonal, but practical
Earth Ox 1949, 2009 Honest and prudent, with a strong sense of responsibility
Gold Ox 1961, 2021 Hardworking, active and always busy, and popular among friends
Water Ox 1913, 1973 Hardworking, ambitious, tenacious, able to endure hardship, with a strong sense of justice and keen observational abilities

See 2016 Predictions for Oxes of Different Elements.

Famous Ox Year People

Famous Ox Birth Date Element
Vincent Van Gogh 30 March 1853 a Water Ox
Adolf Hitler 20 April 1889 an Earth Ox
Walt Disney December 5, 1901 a Gold Ox
Margaret Thatcher 13 October 1925 a Wood Ox
Barack Obama August 4, 1961 a Gold Ox

Good Health for Oxes

Oxes are strong and robust; they can enjoy a fairly healthy and long life, fulfilled lives, and little illness.

Because of hard work with a stubborn personality, they often spend too much time in their work, rarely allowing themselves enough time to relax, and tend to forget meals, which make them have intestinal problems. So enough rest and a regular diet are needed for Oxes to work efficiently.

With a stubborn temperament, they find it easy to bear stress and tension, and they are reluctant to reveal themselves to others. Proper relaxation and regular short trips will benefit the Ox.

The Best Careers for Oxes

As the symbol of hard work, Ox people always work hard at everything and stick to finishing it. Possessing a serious and responsible attitude toward work, they can come up with different approaches to their task.

With a keen eye for details and an admirable work ethic, they are competent in such careers as agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, draftsmanship, artistry, politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.

How to Build Relationships with "Ox People"?

Ox people are not good at communicating with others, so they have less social intercourse. They prefer to stay alone and enjoy solitude instead of participating in group activities. They treat friends sincerely and count much on friendship.

For love relationships, Oxen tend to keep a long term relationship with their lovers. Frequent changes of lover make them uncomfortable. Ladies of the Ox zodiac sign lack femininity. If they can realize their inadequacies, and change their cautious attitude of indifference to affection and enthusiasm, they will have love relationships to their hearts' desire.

The Luckiest Things for Oxes

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 4, and numbers containing 1 and 4 (like 14 and 41)
  • Lucky days: the 13th and 27th of every Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky colors: white, yellow, and green
  • Lucky flowers: tulip, morning glory, and peach blossom
  • Lucky direction: north and south
  • Lucky months: the 7th and 9th Chinese lunar months

Things That Should Be Avoided by Oxes

  • Unlucky color: blue
  • Unlucky numbers: 5 and 6
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 4th and 11th Chinese lunar months

Oxes' Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2017

Oxes' will have many opportunities in 2017. To develop your career, you'll need to seize some of these opportunities.

Monthly Luck for the Chinese Zodiac Ox

Fortune in 2017 — Good

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Oxes' luck with respect to finance will improve during 2017.

Workers will acquire a fortune due to career development.

Business people will have opportunities to expand their markets. You'll be able to employ excellent staff to help with development of your business.

You will have an opportunity to gain unexpected fortune through your research and analysis on investment. But you'd be well advised to stop once you have made gains, otherwise you may lose what you've gained.

There is also a possibility that you may lose some wealth. So you'd better do careful research before deciding to expand your business or to invest. You don't need to be too worried about losing your wealth, because with luck you'll eventually solve any problems.

Career in 2017 — Prosperous

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The year 2017 will be a prosperous one for Oxes on the career front. You will have many useful opportunities to develop your career.

You will easily earn approval and agreement from your leader. You will have opportunities for promotion. If you want to challenge yourselves, you may also choose to change jobs.

Business people will be rewarded well in 2017. It may be a good time for you to invest or start a business.

Health in 2017 — Very Bad

Oxes will have a bad year on the health front in 2017. There is a likelihood of accidents, especially for men who were born in 1973 or 2009, and women who were born in 1949 or 1985. And you need to beware of being bitten by animals.

Don't do any dangerous activities and be careful when going out. You really need to obey the traffic rules when driving.

When you meet any difficulties, you can ask your seniors for help. Or you can go out with your family to gain some positive energy.

Try donating blood after February 4th to break the cycle of bad luck.

Love in 2017 — No Improvement

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There'll be no improvement in the love lives of Oxes in 2017. Your passion for love will cool as you put more effort into your career.

For those who are already in relationships, there'll be a chance that you will break up. So calm down when you have disagreements.

If you are in a stable relationship, feel free to marry him/her in 2017. You should care for your partner. Don't ignore him/her because of your job.

If you are still single, you will have a chance to meet new friends. You may ask your seniors to help you by serving as matchmaker. But bear in mind that you shouldn't be rushed.

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes the general characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match each others, can be good partners. The Ox is…

  • Best with: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster.
  • Worst with: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, or Goat.
Love Compatibility with the Ox

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