Year of the Ox

2021 is the Year of the Ox according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Metal Ox, starting from Feb. 12, 2021 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 31, 2022.
China Zodiac Animal - Ox

Ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033...

Oxen used to be capable farming tools in agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence and honesty. People born in the Year of Ox 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 Chinese Zodiac Ox

Ox Year Start End
1925 Jan.24,1925 Feb.12,1926
1937 Feb.11,1937 Jan.30,1938
1949 Jan.29,1949 Feb.16,1950
1961 Feb.15,1961 Feb.4,1962
1973 Feb.3,1973 Jan.22,1974
1985 Feb.20,1985 Feb.8,1986
1997 Feb.7,1997 Jan.27,1998
2009 Jan.26,2009 Feb.13,2010
2021 Feb.11,2021 Jan.31,2022
2033 Jan.31,2033 Jan.18,2034

Lucky Signs for People Born in Ox Year:

Lucky Numbers: 1, 9
Lucky Colors: red, blue, purple
Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom
Lucky Directions: southeast, south and north

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Ox Lucky Flowers and Directions of Ox
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 born in the Year of Ox 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.
 
 
  • Best Matches: Rat, Snake, 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.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Lawyer, doctor, teacher, technician, politician, office clerk, consultant...
  • Best Working Partners: Rat, Rooster, Snake
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 30 - 40
  • Best Career Field: Building Material Field
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Ox
According to the 2020 Ox fortune prediction, people born in the year of Chinese zodiac Ox year have pretty good fortune in wealth. They may earn a lot of money from work and investment. For students who born in the year of Ox, they have good luck in study and tests. In love and relationship, they will possibly meet the one they love on some social occasions and start a relationship. In health, they may have small health problems but can be cured.  
Ox Luck in 2020
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.

Chinese zodiac is closely related to the Five Elements. Ox people born in different years have different elements, thus corresponding personality and destiny.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Ox 1925, 1985 Brave, selfless, upright and outspoken.
Fire Ox 1937, 1997 Clever but lacking one’s own judgement, short-sighted, narrow-minded.
Earth Ox 1949, 2009 Smart, confident and resolute; hard to have high opinion of others.
Metal Ox 1961, 2021 Busy and active, with good interpersonal relations.
Water Ox 1913, 1973 Hardworking and diligent, holding a strong feeling for justice.

Ox Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Napoleon Bonaparte, 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, Vincent Thomas Lombardi, 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)
- Last modified on Mar. 24, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Ox
Asked by Marcial from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 04, 2020 20:41Reply
I AM YEAR OF THE OX. OCTOBER 29, 1997
I want to ask regarding my Love and Relationship? Thanks In advance
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Answered by Scarlett from FRANCE | Jul. 05, 2020 23:02
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You are born with Chinese zodiac Ox sign. The prediction shows that you would have several chances to fall in love with someone in September and October. You can find several ways to enhance personal charm during this period of time.
Asked by Nanda Kishore Singh from INDIA | Jun. 18, 2020 10:52Reply
I have lost my job and my son is 24 August 1985. What should I do?
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Answered by Hannah from GERMANY | Jun. 22, 2020 00:08
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You should keep looking for a job. The prediction shows that July, September and October will be the lucky months for you to find a job.
Asked by Mary85 from USA | Jun. 08, 2020 02:16Reply
Career for 2020
I just lost my job in may after almost 13 years working at the same place. Will I find a job soon? Is there anything good or bad coming to me this year? My birth date is February 16, 1985.
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Answered by Jacob from DENMARK | Jun. 15, 2020 00:23
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Hey, you should keep the positive attitude all the time. There is good thing coming to you this year, especially in the second half of the year. Good luck!
Asked by WJSON88 | Mar. 16, 2020 18:02Reply
snake, born sept 8, 1965 will I find employment this year ??
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Answered by Tina from FINLAND | Mar. 21, 2020 00:08
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It is predicted that there are several job opportunities in April, July and October. You should make full use of time to improve personal abilities in these days. This will help you pass the interview easily. Goode luck!
Asked by mj from PH | Feb. 17, 2020 18:25Reply
Health, Career & Marriage
Female Ox. Born on 09/07/1985. Married.

How's my health & work for this year?
Will my marriage be smooth sailing this year?
My partner is a Male Tiger. Born on the 13th of July 1986.
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Answered by Melissa from UKRAINE | Feb. 23, 2020 18:21
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According to the prediction, there is no big problems in your health and job this year. Keeping the modest attitude towards people around will help you achieve more successes in work. In addition, the love relationship will be stable.
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