Chinese Astrology

“The Ox”

STRENGTHS:
honest, contemplative, observant, determined, cautious, and loyal
WEAKNESSES:
self-righteous, stubborn, petty, egotistical, judgmental, and overly cautious
COMPATIBILITY:
Snake, Rat, or Rooster
MISMATCH:
Goat, Horse, or Dragon
ELEMENT:
Earth
YIN or YANG:
Yin
YEARS:
1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
According to legend, if wasn’t for Ox’s innately kind, generous nature – and for Rat’s guile – Ox would be first in Heaven.
Ox is the symbol of diligence in Chinese culture. People under the sign of the Ox are usually hardworking, honest, creative, ambitious, cautious, patient and handle things steadily. Those born under the sign of Ox are believed to have great memories.
Oxes are known for 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.
   
Ox plays great important role in people’s life. Without the Ox’s hard work in agriculture, human society couldn’t make such a rapid progress. As the ox act slowly but having a strong will and are industrious, the people born in the year of the ox also have these kinds of nature.
No matter how terrible the surroundings are and what other people say, they usually go forward to do things step by step and finish finally.
The Ox is sturdy and plows the fields alone. They are independent workers and dedicated for the long haul. They can be loners. Social gatherings are more dutiful than needed.
Family structure is important to the ox. Values and morals are taught. They cherish their private lives and homestead. The Ox is not usually adventurous. They enjoy their leisure time after the long day; working in their yards, and on projects away from the crowds. Not the most romantic, but very faithful.