The Year of the Ox — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2018

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.

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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, Love, and Health Prospects in 2018

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Finances in 2018 — ★☆☆☆☆

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Oxes won’t have very good financial prospects in 2018. You are at risk of losing money due to relatives and friends, not being competitive in your career, or having conflicts or fights.

You get easily involved in your relatives’ or friends’ problems, which costs you a lot of money. The worse thing is that they then turn against you after the problems have been dealt with. You are also not very lucky in real estate projects or projects to do with mineral resources.

As for students, you need to pay a large sum of money in school. This debt might be a result of causing or getting involved in trouble.

Career in 2018 — ★☆☆☆☆

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There will be many competitors for Oxes in 2018, and Oxes are likely to be defeated in competitions. Sometimes your benefits will also be affected by competitors, which will cause your career to decline or result in a cut of welfare benefits.

Your relationship with colleagues will also be difficult. You might carelessly offend the one who may help you in your career.

As for students, your grades may suffer, and you are likely to make trouble at school, such as fighting and having arguments.

Love in 2018 — ★☆☆☆☆

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Oxes are faced with a lot of competition in love.

It’s a bad year for a male Ox to find a good relationship. You will encounter competitors and are likely to lose out. You need to be aware that there will be conflicts when you try to build a relationship, and you risk being injured or losing out financially.

As for women, you won’t have much luck when it comes to love either. There will be many conflicts or affairs, and it will be hard for you to attract others. You will get upset easily for no reason.

Health in 2018 — ★☆☆☆☆

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Oxes don’t have very good health prospects for 2018.

There could be hidden problems in your respiratory system or kidneys, or you may sustain injuries from fighting with others. You need to pay attention to the health of your heart and stomach.

You are not recommended to climb mountains or do any adventurous underground activities. Don’t fight with others, otherwise there may be bloody injuries.

You also need to be careful of getting involved in relatives’ or friends’ problems as this could affect your health. Do regular health checks and have a walk by a lakeside and in parks to adjust your mind and attitude.

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.
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