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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. An Ox years occurs every 12 years.
If you were born in the year of an Ox, you are an Ox!
Years of the Ox include: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021.
The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid February. Therefore, if you were born in January or February of the above years, you might be an Ox or a Rat.
You can use our “Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign” tool to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.
|1913||February 6, 1913 – January 25, 1914|
|1925||January 24, 1925 – February 12, 1926|
|1937||February 11, 1937 – January 31, 1938|
|1949||January 29, 1949 – February 16, 1950|
|1961||February 15, 1961 – February 4, 1962|
|1973||February 3, 1973 – January 22, 1974|
|1985||February 19, 1985 – February 8, 1986|
|1997||February 7, 1997 – January 27, 1998|
|2009||January 26, 2009 – February 13, 2010|
|2021||February 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022|
Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Having an honest nature, Oxes are strongly patriotic, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. These reflect traditional conservative characteristics. Women Oxes are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children's education.
Having great patience and a desire to make progress, Oxes can achieve their goals by consistent effort. They are not much influenced by others or the environment, but persist in doing things according to their ideals and capabilities.
Before taking any action, Oxes will have a definite plan with detailed steps, to which they apply their strong faith and physical strength. As a result, people of the Ox zodiac sign often enjoy great success.
Oxes are weakest in their communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others, and even think it is not worthwhile to exchange ideas with others. They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.
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 conjectured that someone's personal 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||Characteristics|
|Wood Ox||Restless, decisive, straightforward, and always ready to defend the weak and helpless|
|Fire Ox||Short-sighted, selfish, narrow-minded, impersonal, but practical|
|Earth Ox||Honest and prudentive, with a strong sense of responsibility|
|Gold Ox||Hardworking, active, always busy, and popular among friends|
|Water Ox||Hardworking, ambitious, tenacious, and able to endure hardship, with strong sense of justice and keen observational abilities|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Financial luck will greatly improve for Oxes in 2019, although it will still be hard for them to get ahead in their careers. Oxes will be more popular among the opposite sex.
Oxes will be under more pressure but will also earn more. They will need to persevere and be open-minded to understand the situation. They should not be too passive or they will miss out on opportunities.
Oxes don’t have very good health prospects for 2019. There could be hidden problems with their cervical vertebrae. Smoking and drinking are not recommended.
In 2019, Oxes will have good luck with money. Their salary or benefits will improve. Oxes will do well in their investments and be well rewarded.
2019 will be a lucky year for Oxes in their relationships. They will easily meet an attractive partner this year.
Read more on our Monthly Horoscope for Oxes in 2019
Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes the general characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well, can have good love compatibility.
See below the compatibility of the Ox with other animals, and find out if the Ox is compatible with your sign or not. The Ox is...