Year of the Ox

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
For people with Ox sign of Chinese zodiac, their fortune will meet a rising tendency in the Year of Pig compared with the previous year. They are easy to gain some achievements and accumulate much fortune though they may be exhausted sometimes. Investing in aquaculture or catering industry is a good choice for them. If taking the initiative, they will also have a happy end in love. Try not to have quarrels with others and keep an eye to their eyes and hearts.
Ox Luck in 2019
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.

Celebrities Born in the Year of the Ox

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 Jan. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Ox
Asked by SANI from GHANA | Jan. 05, 2019 03:00Reply
Looking for soulmate, May 31st 1985 is my birth date. Do have a chance to meet love of my life?
Am very simple, loving and caring type of person but the women I always get in my life come to use and leave me into pieces. Two years on row two broken hearts for me. So I want to know if I have a chance to me any.
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Answered by Liam from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 07, 2019 01:49

Hi, sorry for what you have suffered. Don't worry too much and you may have a possibility to meet a well matched partner if you can be more active and confident. You will someone who loves you really and don't be upset.
Asked by Eleaya from SCOTLAND | Dec. 16, 2018 01:52Reply
Will it get better? Hi. My birthday is 15/09/1973. My life has been a nightmare.
Things have never gone well for me. If it can go wrong, it does, and almost always at the hands of an outside force that I didn’t see coming. It feels like the universe has always conspired against me, no matter what I do. Will it get better before I finally break?
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Answered by Emilie from CANADA | Dec. 16, 2018 22:59

I'm so sorry about what you have suffered. Don't worry too much, your general fortune in the next year will be much better. Things will get better in all aspects and don't lose the hope of life. Cheer up and keep going!
Answered by Benito from UNTED STATES | Dec. 19, 2018 18:47

I hope it does get better (same for me). It has been a terrible year for us, Oxen, but things do not last, fortunately for us, under the circumstances. Be brave and steadfast. We shall overcome this bad luck streak and keep moving and growing and living it up. Animo!
Answered by Eleaya from SCOTLAND | Dec. 21, 2018 02:21

Thank you Benito. It can be hard sometimes to see the light, but giving up isn't in my nature. Good luck to you sweetheart. I wish you all the best.
Answered by p landreth from USA | Dec. 27, 2018 19:27

My friend I just happened upon your message on this site as I was looking for clues as to the energy for this coming year as it has been the SECOND WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE!! I just turned 45 and had my business, home and future pulled right out from under me by my business partners. It triggered my life long battle with mental illness and I have been in the darkest place of my life. Second worst year after loosing my mother to drunk drivers when I was 13. She adpped me when I was 6 and her love turned me into the wonderful person I know I am, but can no longer recognize, or even care to know anymore.
But I have been thinking there is no action with a reaction and each reaction started from an action. I must get honest with myself and look at these moments when I think, "FINALLY, THIS IS IT FOR ME!!!! I"ve worked so hard and have done everything correctly. I was living on an 11million dollar estate on an island in maine with my own business and taugh yoga and …… I'm on food stamps and have been exhausted trying to get disability, but I also got honest and for the first time realized, sometimes bad things happen to good people and I started a gratitude journal.
It's helped plant a seed of honesty and light in my otherwise dark world and hope you can take the time to give yourself the gift of honesty. Because in that honesty is the freedom to let go of it and make better because you know better. Just like Maya Angelou use to say!
Answered by WESMARK | Dec. 30, 2018 16:22

I can relate to your story. I think 2018, overall, was a rough one for most people. Rough because a lot of things that no longer server us had to be removed. The removal of it all is quite uncomfortable-- what real change existed inside comfortability? 2018 allowed a lot of us to get uncomfortable and in that process, that moment of self reflection, you get a spark, a whisper, a gift of inspiration or thought allowing one to relook at your circumstance and move forward into the next phase with a set gifts. I believe 2019 will allow us all to flow into the year with beautiful lessons learnt in 2018. You are not alone, know, that there is light after every storm and when we wait, and trust, there will be flowers too. Believe and listen to the universe speaking in all its forms. Wesley x
Answered by Olya from ENGLAND, UK | Jan. 01, 2019 13:01

Read the book by the Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness. It teaches us what is important in life. And believe in yourself. Bad things in life come and go. Good things in life come and go. Hold on to what is important to you.
Answered by clena from UNITED STATES | Jan. 02, 2019 11:53

I believe we all go through good and bad things either to teach us a lesson due to how we behave. The law of nature or universe...what you give out is what you get back in return. We all can learn from each others experience and try to handle it the best way we can when it comes to us. Be strong and don't lose hope, and if you have a faith .. keep your faith and hold on to it. God knows he has been my stronghold during my storms.
Asked by Maya Yeshurun from UNITED STATES | Dec. 03, 2018 10:31Reply
Female 6.20.1973 what does 2019 hold for me? and most importantly in the love house :)
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Answered by Darcy from HUNGARY | Dec. 03, 2018 18:34

Hi, your general fortune will be pretty optimistic in the next year, especially in the career aspects. It is easy for you to get some achievements. In love aspects, according to the prediction, there will be a great chance for your to have a happy ending in love.
Asked by Cher from USA | Nov. 20, 2018 17:27Reply
Female 3/14/61 what does 2019 hold for me?
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Answered by Selina from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 21, 2018 18:33

Hi, your general fortune will become better in the Year of Pig, especially in your career and wealth. It's easy for you to accumulate some achievements. However, you need to pay more attention to your health condition.
Asked by Giao from VIETNAM | Nov. 15, 2018 21:41Reply
I was born 19 December 1986. I want to know about my love in 2019 and can I marry?
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Answered by James from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 18, 2018 17:21

You are very likely to find your well-matched partner if you can be more confident and more active in various activities. However, there is no clear clues to show if you will marry in the next year. Good luck!
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