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.

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 May. 02, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Ox
Asked by Ester from USA | May. 19, 2019 13:55Reply
I'm an OX and I have a relationship with TIGER. Yesterday I have found our that he is married.
We love each other. please tell me is there a chance for us?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jayce from DENMARK | May. 20, 2019 01:43

Well, I don't think it is a problem. If you two really love each other, you two can establish a new family. In the future, you two should have more communication and trust. Don't worry.
Asked by S from CANADA | May. 02, 2019 04:27Reply
I was born Feb 16 1961 I am having difficulty getting employment. Will things change in 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cecilia from DENMARK | May. 10, 2019 01:29

The detailed prediction shows that the situation will be changed better. June, September and October are your lucky months. Or you can also start your own business. Good luck!
Asked by Arlene from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 12, 2019 05:21Reply
Im 1985 (ox) and my boyfriend is 1977 (snake) recently broke up.
is there a chance we are getting back together this year?
Answers (3)
Answered by Marie from FRANCE | Mar. 12, 2019 20:24

Hi, you are highly complementary according to the love compatibility. So there may be a chance for you to get back together. However, you need also be more sincere and try to solve the problems which caused break up.
Answered by arlene from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 13, 2019 04:06

Any specific month when he will go back at me?
Answered by Marie from FRANCE | Mar. 13, 2019 18:06

Not really, but your luck months in love relationship are April and November.
Asked by Cheska from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 12, 2019 05:18Reply
when is the best date to file a lawsuit this year with a snake?
I am ox and i would like to file a legal case with a snake this year. when is the best time or date to file a legal case?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 12, 2019 20:05

June will be a good month for you and you may have a better luck this month. Good luck!
Asked by M from USA | Mar. 02, 2019 23:55Reply
How’s my love luck with a October 5, 1983 pig and I’m a July 2nd 1985 ox.
Thank u!!
Answers (3)
Answered by Emma from USA | Mar. 03, 2019 21:44

Hi, more efforts are needed since your love compatibility is so so. However, it can be improved in daily life though your joint efforts. Communication and better understanding can help a lot to increase it. Good luck!
Answered by M from USA | Mar. 04, 2019 18:16

I see thank you! What about with a December 30, 1972 or 1984? Thank u!
Answered by Banner from USA | Mar. 04, 2019 21:47

Your zodiac sign is Ox and both of the two people are with the sign of Rat. According to the love compatibility, ox and rat are perfect match. However, it is still suggested for you to follow your heart to choose your partner and this is just a kind of reference.
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