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 2018 luck prediction, people born in the Year of the Ox will face a downturn from their lucky year 2017. Their fortune won’t be very good. In the Year of Dog, they need to keep in mind that not to be too stubborn in career. They should pay attention to the health condition. Their fortune will meet a rising tendency in the Year of Pig. They are easy to gain some achievements and accumulate fortune though may be exhausted sometimes. In 2019, they will also have a happy end in love. Keep an eye to their eyes and hearts.
Ox Luck in 2018
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 Dec. 03, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Ox
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 :)
Answers (1)
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!
Asked by Mean from PH | Nov. 09, 2018 00:14Reply
Health & Marriage
Hello! I'm a female. Born on Sept. 7, 1985. What will be the status of my health & marriage for the year 2019?
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Answered by Cindy from MALAYSIA | Nov. 11, 2018 21:48

In 2019, you will have a pretty good luck in love and relationship and may have a happy ending in love. On health aspect, you need to pay attention to your eyes and hearts. Keeping healthy habits is very necessary.
Asked by Sherry from USA | Oct. 11, 2018 12:48Reply
Fortune for Water Ox in 2019
2018 has not been a good one, when will fortune get better? 1/16/74
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank from GERMANY | Oct. 11, 2018 20:10

Don't worry too much! The fortune of the Ox can get better and better in 2019. It may be easier for you to gain some achievements and there maybe a riding tendency in your career. Anyway, it will a good year for you!
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