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
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 Dec. 31, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Ox
Asked by Chinyere Agbokhan from NIGERIA | Jan. 12, 2020 14:14Reply
An Earth dragon and a Water Ox
We started dating June 2019. On December 13th he got so Moody and asked for space, and since then he called last December 22nd. Does not reply my messages nor does he call. I want to know if he is coming back or I should move on and find someone else?
Answers (1)
Answered by Deirdre from POLAND | Jan. 13, 2020 00:43

Well, according to the situation, you are suggested to give up and start a new love relationship.
Asked by Zaina from PAKISTAN | Dec. 31, 2019 23:38Reply
Hey!!!I m a female monkey... Birth date 17 march 2004 & I wanna know that if 2020 is gonna be good for my study progress & health!???
Answers (1)
Answered by Cora from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 01, 2020 22:12

Don't worry, Zaina. Your luck will be improved a lot this year. Thus if you prepare well and study hard, then you can achieve some progresses in study. Besides, there won't have many difficulties in your health.
Asked by Dhana from INDIA | Dec. 28, 2019 16:22Reply
Would like to know ,if iam ( wood ox)in luck in 2020 for a new job?
Hi Iam Dhana from India.
My DOB is 15 Oct, 1985 2.50pm.
Iam married and both my husband & daughter are under tiger sign. I have been trying for job quite some time without any luck.Things always looked bright in the beginning but never ended well.Please let me know if ,I ever get a job in 2020 & when. We are planning to purchase a house in 2020 only if I could manage to get hold of a stable job. Kindly help.!!!
My husband dob Oct 1 -1974 5.45am India
Daughter June -13 - 2010 8.13am USA
Thank you in advance
Answers (2)
Answered by Kylie from UKRAINE | Dec. 31, 2019 00:38

Yes, you would have a large chance to find a stable job in 2020, especially in January, April, July and October. Good luck!
Answered by Latif from ROMANIA | Jan. 03, 2020 00:07

:) my DOB is also 15 Oct 1985 :) original from Morocco and living in Romania, believe in your self ,2020 is all success for us :)
Asked by carleine ewan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 19, 2019 10:12Reply
Fortune in money, career, business and Marriage in 2020
Hi, I was born Oct. 31, 1985.
I would like to ask if should it be a wise moved to change job during the year?
Will I have the luck in selling house and put up a business this year?
And lastly, me and my husband (He is born Jan. 12, 1981) are planning to start steps to get married, but will it succeed or it will end up breaking up? because time to time we fight but lesser than 13 years ago.
Answers (1)
Answered by Bblythe from FINLAND | Dec. 19, 2019 22:19

In general, your marriage life will be stable. The prediction shows that you can change a job this year. And it will be also good for you to open a business. However, when you making important decisions, you are suggested to listen to other family members' suggestions.
Asked by Guest14 from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 11, 2019 15:55Reply
Dog man - April 1982 in love with Pig woman - Nov 1983
Marriage long term are success and strong in love?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adi from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 12, 2019 01:46

Don't worry. The prediction shows that you have the same notions and goals. The combination will give more space to your career development. :)
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