Year of the Ox
1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033
The Chinese Astrology Rat Personality
Still waters run deep, as anyone who has observed an Ox will tell you.
The Ox sign, first and foremost, is the most dependable of all the Chinese zodiac signs. The Ox person will instinctively shoulder the load in any of their relationships whether it be for love, family or friends. Most people would think that this is an unfair burden to bear, however, the Ox gets enjoyment and statisfaction out of the weight it bears.
Once the Ox sets its sights on a specific course of action, it would be next to impossible to make the Ox waver from its set path. However, the great determination of the Ox can turn into down right stubborness when they choose the wrong course of action.
From outward appearances it may seem like the Ox is the calm and not career driven. Do not be fooled, as the Ox can be as ambitious as other of the Chinese Zodiac signs. For the Ox to find its full potential it needs to be in a familiar and supportive environment. There it can find the happiness seeks for others and more importantly itself.
People born in the Year of the Ox are the supremely self-assured, and as a result are noted for inspiring confidence in others. Generally patient and thoughtful, they measure their words, and will speak clearly and concisely often when it matters most.
Born to lead, Ox people can be quite stubborn — but also stubbornly loyal to those they love. However, when opposed, their fierce tempers are legendary. So always follow this very wise advice : never cross an Ox!
Generally placid and easy-going on the outside, the Ox can be very dogmatic. There are no gray areas evident within their narrow scope of vision, and they often only see things as good or bad. Therefore, they are never easily persuaded by a clever argument. Possessing an excellent memory, the Ox can often recall verbatim a conversation weeks or months after it has occurred.
Their physical stamina combined with their mental alertness is a distinct advantage when it comes to completing any task at hand. In fact, Oxen can often be seen patiently working away … long after everyone else has dropped from sheer exhaustion!
Ox people are also generally good with their hands, and together with sterling leadership abilities are often successful as doctors or surgeons, construction managers, army generals or business leaders.
The Ox In Relationships
The Ox sign lady is the lady most likely to choose the wrong partner. For the Lady Ox, they should always get an outside opinion from someone they trust and who is wise before they make a commitment.
Yes, they carry out their responsibilities and willingly shoulder the burdens placed upon them. Although they tend to be very independent and self reliant, they nevertheless frequently volunteer to shoulder the burdens of those around them. Of all the Chinese signs, theirs is the one most likely to fit the Herculean image of “carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders.
And, it’s not unusual to find them unapproachable. Regardless of how good hearted they might be it’s hard for them to totally escape the Ox’s tendency to be cold and materialistic. Sometimes it appears to us that they are more interested in things than people, even when that isn’t the way it really is.
Oxen are most compatible with :Rat, Snake, Rooster
Famous people born in the Year of the Ox: Johann Sebastian Bach, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charlie Chaplin, George Clooney, Walt Disney, Anton Dvorak, Clark Gable, George Frideric Handel, Oscar De La Hoya, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, Aishwarya Rai, Wayne Rooney, Vincent Van Gogh