Year of the Ox: Chinese Horoscope

Want something done? Give it to the steadfast Ox. This hardworking Chinese horoscope sign will shoulder any burden, plodding dutifully along with strength and determination.

Ox Years

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Steady and loyal, the Ox is a faithful creature who always come through. Lean on an Ox in times of need. They love to be there for you! This sign is a rock-solid family person and a lifelong friend. Change and whirlwind affairs aren’t big on this sign’s agenda, but marriage, deep connections and children fulfill them.

Some may find an Ox boring, stubborn or set in their ways. Like the plodding animal, the Ox endlessly repeats the same habits, meals and conversations. The Ox calls that dedication and commitment, and these are this sign’s prized values. After all, an Ox’s success is built on sticking to goals and honoring promises. Look elsewhere for excitement, but turn to an Ox when you need a comforting, rock-solid presence and a dependable friend.

Western Sign: Capricorn

Compatible Signs: RoosterSnake

Famous Oxen

Heather Locklear, Nick Lachey, George Clooney, Heidi Klum, Barack Obama, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, Tori Spelling, Jack Nicholson, Tyra Banks, Aaron Carter, Kate Moss, Malcolm X, Oscar De La Hoya, Madeleine Albright, Kylie Jenner, Bella Thorne, Camila Cabello, Olivia Holt, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bruno Mars, Anna Kendrick, Lana Del Ray, Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Seyfried

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Ox

1925: Wood Ox
1937: Fire Ox
1949: Earth Ox
1961: Metal Ox
1973: Water Ox
1985: Wood Ox
1997: Fire Ox
2009: Earth Ox
2021: Metal Ox

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Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.


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