Low and steady marks the oxís character. Bona fide leaders, they are grounded,
determined and highly dependable. They have the ability to motivate and inspire
confidence in others as well. Those born under the sign are meticulous,
systematic and real sticklers for details. They can be straight-laced and prefer
routine, aiming to trash things out in a methodical manner till it bears fruit.
Simplicity and straightforwardness govern their personality. However, the ox has
a temper and itís wise to get out of its way when it rears it horns. It is also
a signs that itís overly proud, refusing to seek assistance. The ox chooses to
depend on its head to reason things and finds it hard to tolerate the week.
Chauvinistic and even tyrannical, the ox is often grumpy, bigoted and refuses to
forgive of forget for that matter.
There are five types of Ox, each with different characteristics:
Type of Ox
Year of Birth
Restless, decisive, straightforward, and always ready to defend the weak and helpless
Short-sighted, selfish, narrow-minded, impersonal, but practical
Honest and prudent, with a strong sense of responsibility
Hardworking, active and always busy, and popular among friends
Hardworking, ambitious, tenacious, able to endure hardship, with a strong sense of justice and keen observational abilities
Famous people born
in the Year Of The Ox:
Barack Obama, Picasso, Mahathir Mohamad, Koo Kien Keat, Napoleon Bonaparte, Zee Avi, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, George Frederic Handel, Saddam Hussein, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda, Cristiano Ronaldo, Clark Gable, Eddie Murphy, Adolf Hitler, Jozef Stalin, George
Clooney, Gregory Nava, Pol Pot, George Lopez, Jack Lemmon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman, Jeff Bridges, Hishammuddin Hussein, Jessica Lange, Jim Carrey, John Corbett , Jorge Garcia, Whoopi
Goldberg, Bruce Springstein, Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Nomar Garciaparra, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Nixon, Richard Gere, Robert Redford, Rock Hudson, Roselyn Sanchez, Shirley Bassey, Sigourney Weaver, Vincent Van Gogh, and Walt Disney.
Health: Strong and robust, people born in the year of the ox enjoy a fairly healthy condition with a long life span and less illness. Because of hard work with a stubborn personality, they often forget meals, which make them have intestinal problems. So enough rest and regular diet are needed for oxen to work efficiently. With a stubborn temperament, they find it easy to bear stress and tension, and they are reluctant to reveal themselves to others. Proper relaxation and regular short travels will benefit the ox.
Career: As the symbol of hard work, oxen always work hard at everything and stick to finishing it. Possessing a serious and responsible attitude toward work, they can come up with different approaches to their task. With a keen eye for details and an admirable work ethic, they are competent at such careers as
agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, draftsmanship,
artist, soldier, farmer, politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.
They are intelligent logical thinkers. They approach work seriously and most
likely to hold positions with authority.
The Best Love Match:
Snake and Rooster
Ox and Snake: They will strike a great partnership. Sympathy, love and understanding flow easily between these two.
Ox and Rooster: It is a great match that is blessed by the gods. They appeal to each other with passion and excitement.
Words of Caution:
They may have struggles and problems with Monkey, and a lack of understanding with Goat and Boar. Popular belief is that Oxen should not set up house with Tiger.
Yin and Yang
Southeast, North, South
blue, yellow, green
tulip, sacred lily
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese
believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year
is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar
is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first
day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's
Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In
the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year,
on a date between January 21 and February 21.