Year of the Ox

Chinese zodiac: year of the ox

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

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.

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Ox Years

If you were born in the year of an Ox, you are an Ox!

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.

Ox Year When Type of Ox
1925 January 24, 1925 – February 12, 1926 Wood Ox
1937 February 11, 1937 – January 31, 1938 Fire Ox
1949 January 29, 1949 – February 16, 1950 Earth Ox 
1961 February 15, 1961 – February 4, 1962 Gold Ox 
1973 February 3, 1973 – January 22, 1974 Water Ox 
1985 February 19, 1985 – February 8, 1986 Wood Ox
1997 February 7, 1997 – January 27, 1998 Fire Ox
2009 January 26, 2009 – February 13, 2010 Earth Ox
2021 February 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022 Gold Ox

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of Ox

The Information for the Chinese Zodiac Ox

Things that will bring Ox luck:

  • 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 Oxes should avoid:

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

The Oxes' Personality: Diligent, Dependable...

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.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Oxes

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 (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 prudentive, with a strong sense of responsibility
Gold Ox (1961, 2021) Hardworking, active, always busy, and popular among friends
Water Ox (1913, 1973) Hardworking, ambitious, tenacious, and able to endure hardship, with strong sense of justice and keen observational abilities

See Chinese Zodiac Oxes of 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies.

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. 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...

  • Best with: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster.
  • Worst with: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, or Goat.

Love Compatibility with the Ox

Take our online love Compatibility test

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.

Ox's Horoscope in 2019

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.

Ox's horoscope in 2019

2020 will be a relatively smooth year for Oxen. They will receive kind expressions from others this year, but they should keep up self-examination and self-correction and treat others considerately.

Read more on our Monthly Horoscope for Oxes in 2019/2020

Famous Ox Year People

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

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