Year Of The Ox – Chinese Zodiac

Ox is in the second animal sign in the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Ox is one of the most dependable signs in Chinese astrology.

These Chinese animal signs occur in the same order in 12-year cycles. There are five Chinese elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth which influence the attributes of the zodiac signs. By combining with each of the twelve animals, a 60 year Chinese Zodiac cycle is created.

Year Of The Ox : Dates

Earth Ox:

29 January 1949 – 16 February 1950
26 January 2009 – 13 February 2010

Metal Ox:

15 February 1961 – 4 February 1962
12 February 2021 – 31 January 2022

Water Ox:

3 February 1973 – 22 January 1974
31 January 2033 – 18 February 2034

Wood Ox:

20 February 1985 – 8 February 1986

Fire Ox:

7 February 1997 – 27 January 1998 

Personality Traits

Positive Traits

People born in the Year of the Ox are trustworthy, motivated, peaceful, meticulous, tolerant, powerful and stubborn. They love their country and are attached to family. They are frank and stick to their principles. Basically they are strict followers of age old traditions. Women born in this Chinese zodiac year are traditional housewives and are interested in imparting good education to their children.

Because of their motivation and tolerance, people born in Ox years pursue their objectives relentlessly. They overcome all obstacles by based on their traditions and morals. People belonging to the ox zodiac sign are great achievers in life. They put all their beliefs and muscle power backed by structured planning and thoroughness in their execution of projects.

Negative Traits

Year of the Ox people are highly stubborn, difficult to handle, inflexible and biased. They are very bad communicators and do not like to share information with others.

Influence of Elements

Ox years are influenced by the elements connected with it. 

Metal Ox

Metal Ox are sturdy and diligent. Hence people born in Metal Ox years are responsible and reliable.

Water Ox

Water Ox are sympathetic to others, honest and tolerant. They are flexible and friendly with others.

Wood Ox

Wood Ox are very good as bosses as they are friendly and get along with others in a group. They are sincere in their work. 

Fire Ox

Fire Ox are impulsive and tend to ignore the view point of others. They occupy commanding positions many a time.

Earth Ox

Earth Ox are hard working, humble and honest. Because of these personality traits they attract people and are normally successful. 


Health astrology predictions for Year of the Ox people forecasts that they are normally in good physical shape with lot of energy and strength. They enjoy a long life and are not prone to sickness. They tend to end up with problems of intestines as they are likely to ignore their regular intake of food because of their stubbornness and motivation to complete their work.

To improve their performance, the Ox personality should be more relaxed and take their time eating their food. They can withstand a high degree of pressure and strain because of their stubborn temperament. Ox people should go on excursions and relax more in order to be more efficient.


In Chinese astrology, people born in the Year of the Ox are hard workers with a dependable and serious approach to accomplish their goals. They get into minute details and are innovative in their outlook. These attributes make them suitable for engineering, politics, quarrying, agriculture, real estate and craftsmanship. 


Year of the Ox people are not good at interacting with others in both love and professional relationships. This makes them shun the company of others. They prefer to be lonely than attending social gatherings. They are honest with their companions and value their friendship very much. In matters of love, they like to have long term relationships. They hardly change their sexual partners.

Ox women are more masculine and are guarded in matters of love and passion. If they can change this attitude, they can have very good romantic relationships.

Year Of The Ox : Luck & Compatibility

  • Highly Compatible with Rat, Snake or Rooster
  • Should Avoid Horse, Rabbit, Dragon, Dog, Sheep
  • Lucky Colors: Green, Yellow, Blue
  • Unlucky Colors: White
  • Lucky Numbers: 9, 1
  • Unlucky Numbers: 3, 4
  • Lucky Flowers: Peach Blossom, Tulip
  • Lucky Directions: South East, South or North