Year of the Ox

China Zodiac Animal - OxOx is the second in the 12-year cycle of the 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 an agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence, and honesty. In Chinese culture, Ox is a faithful friend that made great contributions to the development of the society. Like the ox, people born in the Year of the Ox are industrious, cautious, hold their faith firmly, and always glad to offer help.

It is said that Ox ranks the second among the Chinese zodiacs because it helped the Rat but was later tricked by it. The myth goes that the Jade Emperor declared the order of zodiac signs would be based on the arrival orders of 12 animals. Ox could have arrived the first but it kindly gave a ride to Rat. However, when arriving, Rat just jumped to the terminus ahead of Ox, and thus Ox lost the first place

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chou
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yin

Years of the Ox
As Chinese zodiac is calculated by the Chinese lunar calendar and it does not completely accord with your birthdays in the solar calendar. Want to quickly confirm if you are an Ox?

Search it through the “Find Your Chinese Zodiac” or check the birthdays of the following chart, which also tells you what kind of elements you have.
Ox Year Start End Element
1925 Jan.24,1925 Feb.12,1926 Wood
1937 Feb.11,1937 Jan.30,1938 Fire
1949 Jan.29,1949 Feb.16,1950 Earth
1961 Feb.15,1961 Feb.4,1962 Metal
1973 Feb.3,1973 Jan.22,1974 Water
1985 Feb.20,1985 Feb.8,1986 Wood
1997 Feb.7,1997 Jan.27,1998 Fire
2009 Jan.26,2009 Feb.13,2010 Earth
2021 Feb.11,2021 Jan.31,2022 Metal
2033 Jan.31,2033 Jan.18,2034 Water
Lucky Signs for People Born in Ox Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of OxLucky Flowers and Directions of Ox

Lucky Things for Oxen:

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
Personality: Oxen are faithful, obliging, persistent, and sympathetic
The faithful character of people with Chinese zodiac Ox sign helps them to get trust from the leaders and friends. They also have talents to be leaders and are good at managing, but maybe a little strict. Oxen like routines and respect traditional ideas, doing things step by step. The persistence makes most of them become tireless workers.

They are likely to be self-made and insist that everyone should do their part while not putting up barriers to others' work. Although being a little conservative, Oxen always try to keep just and fair, no matter in life or at work, and never let people down.
  • Strengths: Loyal, honest, responsible, hard-working, logical
  • Weaknesses: Less-talkative, conservative, stubborn, overcautious
  • Ox Men: Most Ox men are mature and have a strong sense of accountability, leaving a deep impression on others. Their good logical thoughts and diligent working make them easily get success in work. However, men with Chinese zodiac Ox sign lack a certain sense of humor and passion in life and sometimes maybe a little assertive and arrogant.
  • Ox Women: Women born in the Year of the Ox are diligent and tolerant. They don’t talk too much, just remaining sincere to be a loyal friend. They are also very ethical and don't like to break any rules. But sometimes their stubbornness may cause some conflicts. Ox women are also industrious and thrifty in managing a household, ensuring smooth-running of a home.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Ox' Are You?
    The elements, namely Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Metal, all represent different personalities and characters of Oxen. See your types and personality traits in the chart below.
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Ox 1925, 1985 Brave, selfless, resourceful, upright and outspoken.
Fire Ox 1937, 1997 Clever, versatile, but lack of sympathy.
Earth Ox 1949, 2009 Smart, confident, and resolute, a little conservative.
Metal Ox 1961, 2021 Busy and active, with good interpersonal relations.
Water Ox 1913, 1973 Hardworking and diligent, realistic.

  • Ox’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: At work, they like to face all the problems alone and never ask for help until at the wits' end. Being the most loyal friend, they value friendship and will give a sincere hand to friends in trouble.
    • Blood Type A: With a cautious character, their decisions come from a thorough thinking. And they never give up halfway, starting well and ending well, which helps them win the trust.
    • Blood Type B: They have a clever mind, thinking about a lot of unusual and brilliant ideas. But they are too shy to express themselves. However, once the talent shows, their performances will be impressive.
    • Blood Type AB: Having a strong personality, they are selfless and adhere to principles. Thus, people with blood type AB seldom change their views because of others’ thoughts.
Love Compatibility of the Ox
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  • Best Matches: Rat, Snake, Rooster
    The best match of the Ox is the Rat as they can complement with each other, while the Ox and the Snake have the same beliefs and are deeply attracted by each other. The Ox and the Rooster are easy to get along well with each other and find common hobbies so that they can enjoy life together.
  • Bad Matches: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Sheep
    The Ox should be cautious if meeting partners with zodiacs of Tiger, Dragon, Horse, and Sheep because they may have different values, and quarrels may be frequent in daily life. Different life styles also bring a lot of conflicts.
    Ox''s Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Get along with Oxen

Most Ox people will give their heart and soul when falling in love with somebody but won't let a relationship come to light until it’s stable, which means their partner should be more patient. They prefer a mature partner and never want to get along with flirtatious people. So sometimes they may choose to wait for a long time to find a soulmate rather than build a relationship quickly. What’s more, the Oxen cherish the family and it is necessary to win recognition of their family members.    

Jobs & Careers for Oxen
  • Best Jobs: Lawyer, doctor, teacher, technician, politician, office clerk, consultant...
On the one hand, people born in the Year of the Ox are typical realists, upright and simple. They tend to do things in their own way and have a strong thinking ability, which enable them to be qualified for the rational jobs like lawyers and consultants. On the other hand, the Oxen are very focused and conscientious at work. With a strong sense of responsibility, they are also adapt to professional jobs like doctors and technicians.
Health & Fitness Advice
Young Ox people don’t need to worry about their health as they are energetic, active and have a high resistance to disease. The small diseases like colds and fevers are not serious. However, as people born in the Year of the Ox are very hardworking, they may meet some troubles with age, like cervical spondylosis. The long term unhealthy diet may also cause digestive diseases.

Thus for Ox men, more outdoor activities are needed and they can play basketball, tennis or soccer with friends to exercise. For Ox women, yoga is recommended to build the body. Also, try to keep a healthy diet.
Ox's Fortune in 2023
It is predicted that it will be a bumpy year for people born in the year of the Ox. Due to their low efficiency, they may be doubted or disliked by workmates. And because of this, their income from work may be unstable. Luckily, they may make additional money from other ways to support themselves and the family. The married Ox or those having a boyfriend or girlfriend are advised to do something to “tie” the relationship more closely. It is very necessary for those with poor health to undergo a physical examination.
Ox Fortune in 2023
  • Career: In 2023, they may feel it difficult to finish the work tasks on time due to their low work efficiency. This may not only make themselves feel upset, but also cause the dissatisfaction of team members. Do something to change it, like improving themselves in spare time and asking help from workmates.
  • Wealth: Do not expect a high salary this year. Instead, they are likely to depend on their sideline or previous investment returns to make a living. If possible, trim the daily expenses to save some for rainy days. Businessmen should develop new markets to maintain the growth rate of the profits.
  • Relationships: Be modest in company even if some workmates may be dissatisfied about them, just in order to avoid more annoyances. In term of love, it is not a lucky year. It is advised the singles do not spend much energy in finding a girlfriend or boyfriend and the married or those being dating make efforts to make their love relationship closer.
  • Education: They are blessed with good luck in study this year. They may meet some experienced and professional teachers and feel it not hard to acquire new knowledge. But they may not be self-disciplined and often attracted. Those working on their professional certificates will also be luck and there is a great possibility for them to succeed.
  • Health: Their health fortune is on a downtrend, so they’d better take more care of themselves. In addition, stay away from possible dangers to avoid getting hurt. 
Ox's Fortune in 2024
The Ox’s fortune in 2024 ranks 7th among all the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. Their career and wealth luck is the best, as the prediction indicates they are likely to approach a higher position in their workplace and earn more. The inauspicious signals are that they may lost some money in investment, so don’t put too much money in one basket. The singles intend to start dating while the horoscope prediction for those married is not good as they may be tempted by some other opposite sexes. The horoscope in term of health is the worst; so they’d better care more about their body.
Ox Fortune in 2024
  • Career: They are likely to be promoted, thanks to their own talent and excellent skills, as well as instructions from influential predecessors. The businessmen should be careful of traps and frauds.
  • Wealth: People born in the year of the Ox are prone to earn a higher salary and more bonus in 2024. It’s also possible for them to make additional money through investment; but well learn the risks beforehand and don’t invest too much at one time.
  • Relationships: The single Oxen are very possible to meet their true love in 2024. The married people may be annoyed by love rumors; to avoid them, keep a reasonable distance with other opposite sexes. 
  • Education: Their luck in study is great. Seize the chance and study hard, then it’s very possible they would make a big progress and get a lot of praises from teachers and parents.
  • Health: They need to be cautious of stomach and liver disorders in 2024. They may also feel pressured at work. To avoid the bad happenings, they are advised to live healthily and develop some hobbies to reduce the mental pressure.
Famous People: Ox Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Walt Disney (Co-founder of Walt Disney Productions): December 5, 1901, Metal Ox
Margaret Thatcher (British Prime Minister): October 13, 1925, Wood Ox
Diana Spencer (Princess of Wales): July 1, 1961, Metal Ox
Barack Obama (44th US President): August 4, 1961, Metal Ox
Bruno Mars (Singer): October 8, 1985, Wood Ox
Check 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
- Last updated on Aug. 22, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Ox
Asked by Mahdi from IRAN | Jul. 11, 2021 02:07Reply
Education admission
Hello, I admitted to one of the foreign universities but because of the pandemic, I couldn't join. So they decided to defer it to the next year 2022. I'm about to changing my mind to continue my education in another country. You know I'm stuck. any hope for that year?
Answers (3)
Answered by Michelle | Jul. 19, 2021 00:27

Dear, it depends on the global virus control situation, not on your zodiac sign.
Answered by Roxmo | Jul. 22, 2021 12:56

Never give up on your career goal,u should instead align yourself locally in the field u chose to study...just to keep space of changing times...u may find out how u can actually benefit from being in the know about your field of study....bless
Answered by Mahdi | Jul. 27, 2021 07:49

Yes, you are absolutely right
Asked by Mbah from CAMEROON | Feb. 09, 2021 04:17Reply
Educational and emotional issues
Love life seems not to be balance and educational life seems traumatizing any hope for 2021? I'm a fire ox.
Answers (2)
Answered by Cecilia | Feb. 14, 2021 17:58

Yes, you should keep the positive attitude. There is always solution.:)
Answered by ftsxy | Feb. 23, 2021 07:21

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