Chinese: 牛 niú
Years of the Ox:1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Oxen used to be capable farming tools in agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence and honesty. They are probably tardy in action, but industrious and cautious. Most of them are conservative and hold their faith firmly.
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chou
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yin
Years of the Ox
Lucky Signs for Ox:
Lucky Numbers: 1, 9
Lucky Colors: red, blue, purple
Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom
Lucky Directions: southeast, south and north
Things Should be Avoided:
- Unlucky Numbers: 3, 4
- Unlucky Colors: white, green
- Unlucky Direction: northwest
Ranking second in Chinese zodiacal signs, the Ox is huge. People often use it to indicate something big in size or number. People with this sign bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are talent leaders with strong faith, and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by the surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of wit in speaking, they usually look silent and sometimes stubborn in their old ways.
honest, industrious, patient, cautious, level-headed, strong-willed, persistent
obstinate, inarticulate, prudish, distant
- Best Matches: Rat, Monkey, Rooster
They are quite compatible, deeply attracted by each other. They are both responsible, willing to share the family duty. Besides, loyalty and faith are the key factors to their happy marriage.
- Bad Matches: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Sheep
They will stick on their own opinions and ideas, and they both can hardly give in. They don’t get used to forgiveness, and squabbles lead to their relationship reaction.
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Actually, their fortune in the 2015 is a bit unfavorable, for they will easily fall into the traps set by bad guys around. The interpersonal problem is the biggest challenge in career. Behaving more modest, doing more and speaking less may make them get over these difficulties. Meantime, they are advised not to change jobs or start a new business, for sticking on the old occupation allows a stable development. This year is good to hold a wedding ceremony or giving birth to babies.
Ox's Personality by Western Astrology Signs
Kind-hearted Aries, persistent Taurus, prudent Gemini, self-disciplined Cancer, dominant Leo, conservative Virgo, respectable Libra, passionate Scorpio, energetic Sagittarius, hesitant Capricorn, humorous Aquarius, sensitive Pisces…
- Blood Type O: They are bright and frank, which makes them to be reliable partners. Uprightness and kindness make them popular.
- Blood Type A: They are cautious and careful in work, and they can be good advisors.
- Blood Type B: They are highly-esteemed, and they are always the one that come up with novelty ideas in a group.
- Blood Type AB: They are strong-minded, and will not easily be defeated by any difficulties.
Celebrities Born in the Year of the Ox
Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Richard Nixon, Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Disney, Heinz Christian Andersen, Rosa Parks, Charlie Chaplin, Vivien Leigh, Meg Ryan, George Clooney, Neve Campbell, Tori Spelling, Zac Hanson, Jack Nicholson, Kate Beckinsale, Clark Gable, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Wayne Gretzky, Anthony Hopkins, Lily Allen, Eva Amurri, Ciara, Kiera Knightley, Ashley Tisdale, Haylie Duff, Cristiano Ronaldo, Li Bai (a famous Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty 618 - 907), Liu Bei (King of Shu in China’s Three Kingdoms Period 220 - 280)