Ox - Chinese Calendar

Ox comes second in the Chinese horoscope, and its element is Water. People born in the year of the Ox are strong, robust and inspirational to others. Leadership comes naturally to an Ox, and they make loyal and sensible leaders. Their strength and sturdiness makes them very reliable. Oxen are usually high achievers, and impress others with their success.

They are systematic and organised. Ironically, you won’t see an Ox charging into something immediately. They will take their time to consider their approach and think of the best method of doing things. Oxen don’t use trial and error to get things done. Their careful consideration usually means that things are done right, without the need for second chances.

Oxen are excellent examples of what a person can achieve if they work hard and put their mind to it. They know what they have to do to reach their goals, and it is hard to stop them. Despite their strong will, Oxen still manage to be reliable, cool and collected. They are great achievers, but do not brag about what they have done.

Like the animal, people born in the year of the Ox are patient. They also have an amazing capacity to work. Many Oxen will work harder than most, and never once moan about it. They also weather the trials and tribulations of life very well. Just because an Ox is quiet, never underestimate it. Many are highly intelligent, but will only display their intelligence when they need to.

Oxen are caring and warm-hearted. They are very risk-averse (avoid taking risks wherever possible). Predictability, security and comfort are very important to an Ox. They are more than willing to work hard to make their family home warm, welcoming and comfortable. When it comes to money, Oxen are usually extremely sensible. Poor financial management and debts is risky, so they tend to steer away from this and are prudent with money.

The stability and robustness of the Ox makes them great in relationships. They don’t find it hard to make friends because they are patient and understanding. People close to an Ox like to get advice from them because they do not lie. Oxen usually have a large number of friends. Socially, it is important for them to feel comfortable with the people that they are around.

Like the sturdy Ox, people born in the year like to dictate their own path in life. They don’t like having opinions forced onto them or being told what to do. Oxen are leaders much more than they are followers. One of the Ox’s biggest downfalls is judging other people too much. This can hold them back in both friendships and relationships, and even prevent Oxen from having them in the first place. Oxen can improve themselves by becoming more accepting and appreciative of others. They often hold themselves back by being too stuck in their own ways.

Birth years of the Ox

The Ox horoscope can also be broken down into different elements – metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Below are the birth years for each.

Metal Ox – 19th February 1901 to 7th February 1902 15th February 1961 to 4th February 1962

Water Ox – 6th February 1913 to 25th January 1914 3rd February 1973 to 22nd January 1974

Wood Ox – 25th January 1925 to 12th February 1926 20th February 1985 to 8th February 1986

Fire Ox – 11th February 1937 to 30th January 1938 7th February 1997 to 28th January 1998

Earth Ox – 29th January 1949 to 16th February 1950 26th January 2009 to 14th February 2010

The next year of the Ox will be in 2021.