The Ox

The Ox is full of strength and a born leader, they are methodical and good with their hands. They can also be introverted and often feel misunderstood.

Pragmatic and down-to-earth, Ox people are motivated to work hard and have no respect for lazy or careless people. Although they can be easily trusted and find it easy to put trust in others, they are not dependent on friends and family and would rather find an answer or a solution themselves than to ask these people for help or guidance. However, others can, without a doubt rely on Oxen, who are always honest and meticulous about their responsibilities. While they do not feel the need for many distant or acquaintance-oriented friendships, they value the strong bonds they share with their partners and families, and make close friends that last a lifetime.

Though they are quite open-minded, once Ox people have made a decision about something, they rarely change it. This is a defining characteristic that can be seen as obstinacy, but it is actually the way an Ox learns to be strong, brave and straightforward. It is the way the Ox learned to take on tasks and responsibilities and how he learns to be reliable for others. Oxen are more comfortable with the well-known as opposed to the unfamiliar. Yet, beneath their unpretentious, tranquil exterior lies a heart of gold and a motivation to prosper.

Positive Traits

patient, contemplative, skillful, dexterous, eloquent, confident, familiar, authoritative, industrious and sure of foot

Negative Traits

prejudice, chauvinistic, proud, tyrannical, petty, critical, eccentric, bigoted, conservative, grumpy and on occasion violent

Zodiac Position




The Aquamarine is the birthstone for people born in the Year of the Ox. Aquamarines are associated with peace, tranquility, physical health, women, and the spirit of the goddess. They are a transparent blue color that brings calmness and mental clarity.

Lapis Lazuli are also associated with the Year of the Ox.



Secret Animal

The Ox as a Secret Animal

The secret animal is thought to be a person’s truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person’s birth hour.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so the 2-hour increments of time coincide with the position of the sun in the sky, not the time on your local clock. The sun’s position isn’t guided by daylight savings time or Greenwich mean time so for accurate calcualtion the location of birth may also be a factor.

The Ox as a Secret Animal occurs when someone is born between 1:00am – 3:00am.

Inner Animal

The Ox as an Inner Animal

The Inner Animal is a representation of the type of person you believe you are or wish you could be.

The Ox as an Inner Animal in the Chinese Zodiac occurs on birth dates from January 6 to February 3. The element for this animal is Water.

The Ox and Aries

Like all Aries natives, you like to discover, undertake, and rush ahead. But your comportment implies a good element of patience and application. You generally bring to a successful conclusion what you’ve undertaken despite all the obstacles which you could have encountered. Concrete, realistic, attached to the-

The Ox and Taurus

One can always notice something heavy in your personality, and one would like to see you with certain note of lightness and spontaneity. But with your feet well planted on earth, you’re a mountain of stability, obstinacy, and tenacity those are traits which most often prove to be qualities rather than drawbacks in your case. Whatever you want, you’ll-

The Ox and Gemini

People deem you unstable and changeable, and they are not wrong. You always need change, novelty, and even the unforeseen; routine and the foreseeable bore you deeply. And yet, from time to time, you let your old conservative background emerge and make a more or less long halt. You’re clever, merry, flexible, and-

The Ox and Cancer

One finds you very easy to live with – you’ve much gentleness, an accommodating character, and good will in daily life. You’re also merry and obliging. You may sometimes happen to be in the clouds, a little muddleheaded, but you succeed in making yourself forgiven everything. You’re very much attached to family and traditions and don’t bear that-

The Ox and Leo

Action is your reason for living you must always act, for good if possible, if not for evil. In any case, you’ve the good will to serve the community, without however forgetting your personal interests and above all your glory. Is it for this reason that your destiny is often serrated? Hazard plays a rather important role in your existence. But other-

The Ox and Virgo

ndiscipline, fantasy, and improvisation never have room in your way of life. You want to arrange, control, and foresee everything. You’re intelligent and conscientious but often too obstinate you’ve difficulty returning back, you insist on being right at all cost, and you don’t bear contradiction. Under your simple manners hides a very secret and-

The Ox and Libra

This combination endows you with very feminine personality, even if you’re desperately a man! You’re therefore very charming, sentimental, sensual, and romantic. One notes a clear tendency to coquetry in you. You’ve a great need to live in a harmonious ambience, any non defused tension and conflict being able to have an adverse impact on your-

The Ox and Scorpio

One deems you an uncouth, unrefined individual, and one is not completely wrong. Asocial, solitary, you are of frantic though unconscious egoism. Your presence is strong, and others must comply with your way of living, without possible discussion. You’re very jealous, very possessive, and very demanding, in sum very difficult to live-

The Ox and Sagittarius

For you, the simple fact of living is already happiness. Indeed, you’ve a profound love for life, and you intend to live it to the fullest without any after-thoughts. Your philosophy is rather a hedonistic one, but in the good sense of the term you like sensual pleasures and the health that allows to enjoy them. However, your existence is far from being-

The Ox and Capricorn

In order to be well at ease, you need to have certainties. So you proceed in life with your eyes fixed on the ground. Dream has very little room with you; on the contrary, your well-rooted opinions constitute the backbone of your reasoning and comportment. You want a good way of life, but you see to it in such a way as to lead an existence where there’s little-

The Ox and Aquarius

Two personalities coexist permanently within you, one being original and charming, and the other free, independent, weird. You’re conscious of concrete realities, with a constructive and materialistic side, and at the same time prone to illusion and utopia. In this way, your life is often fraught with dramatic turns of events, which don’t disturb-

The Ox and Pisces

You’ve a voluptuous and sensual temperament which inclines you toward facility when your desires are called on. Endowed with very great intuition and instinct of mystery, you possess real power over others; you fascinate them as much as you inspire them certain apprehension toward yourself. Basically egoistic, you can nevertheless have-

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General Outlook 2022

You’ll probably be melancholy from time to time. Your life may then undergo some affective or relational disturbances that’ll be unimportant by themselves but that might provoke disorderly reactions on your part. Do the most conscientiously possible what’ll have to do, assume your responsibilities gracefully, and be patient until the fogs definitely disappear.

The most positive element of this year will be due to the presence of the planets Quan Doi and Moc Duc in your sign. Of course, these two planets already positioned themselves this way, but the very adverse star Dau Quan has certainly prevented you from profiting by their support to the utmost. This time, you’ll enjoy much better tonicity and great self-confidence, and this will give you all freedom to benefit from the good influxes of the year. Thus, Quan Doi will help you to be personal, authentic and innovative while Moc Duc will increase your intuition, your creativity, and give you the desire to be generous.

What Your Element Adds

Your (Chinese Lunisolar) Year of Birth determines the Chinese element associated with your sign.

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Romantic Outlook

First trimester [February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022] – Excellent omen for your love life! If you’re a lonely heart, you should not remain so a long time. From now until the moment when you succumb to the charm of an old liaison or meet love while shopping there’ll be only one step which the present planetary combination could help you to take. If you’re living in couple, you’ll go through a very euphoric period with perhaps some candlelit dinners, romantic jaunts, or even a great travel which quite resembles a new honeymoon.

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Career Outlook

The Rat at Work

The Chinese say others should always listen to the advice of the Rat. Because of their intellect and observatory powers, Rat people possess prudence and perception. They can anticipate problems, and are always able to see the big picture. They can hone in on issues at hand and make measurable judgments. These skills, combined with their sense of aspiration also make them clever operators. Status, money, title, and recognition are important to the Rat. They have keen senses of observation that allow them to foresee upcoming business opportunities as well as potential occupational problems. The Rat makes a better boss than an employee and, although motivated, they can be pinned down by routines. Rats work better in flexible situations where they can be freely creative.

Well Suited Rat Occupations

OccupationsWriters, Broadcasters, Actors, Advisors, Counselors, Lawyers, Politicians, Designers, Engineers, Managers, Directors, Administrators, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, Stand-up Comedians, Researchers, Historians, Race Car Drivers

First trimester [February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022] – In your work, try to carry out your most urgent or most tedious tasks first. The way will then be free for your beautiful initiatives. Learn the good habit of liquidating your obligations as soon as they arrive, instead of letting them pile up and then have the effect of interfering with your march forward or even of demoralizing you. This habit is not so hard to acquire as it seems, and it can render you tremendous services!

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Health Outlook

Rat Health

The affect of the sign of the Rat is energetic, and demonstrates enough endurance to fight most any sickness. Yet, all Rats tend to be tense, full of nervous energy, petulant and prone to stress. Rats also harbor a bit of aggression; yet, they are usually able to control it. Yoga would benefit Rats by calming their aggressive natures and helping them manage stress.

First trimester [February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022] – The astral aspects of this period will threaten your liver and your respiratory system. Everything will of course depend on your age and your lifestyle. More than ever get breaths of fresh air and refrain from all excesses. Practice fasting occasionally, avoid stimulants such as alcohol, tobacco and even coffee which can only unbalance you at length. These same planetary aspects will bring about sudden changes of mood and extreme nervousness. Practice a somewhat violent sport or a sufficiently tiring physical activity if you want to let off steam in a harmless way. Above all don’t stay in a corner to complain.

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Financial Outlook

Money and the Rat

Cunning and thrifty, Rats have a knack with money and are apt to save for rainy days. When capable, the Rat is a great money saver, and in strapped times he knows how to make something out of nothing or how to turn make things advantageous for himself. Although few Rats suffer financially, the Chinese have a proverb: They who pile up grain hoards have much to lose.

First trimester [February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022] – Financially, everything will go well if you manage your budget wisely, avoid excessive spendings and wait for a more favorable moment to reorganize your placements. In the contrary case, beware, a backlash is possible. If you want to make a purchase that requires an important loan, think over it carefully before signing.

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Sex and the Ox

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Hidden Fantasies of the Female Ox

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Ox Family

Ox as a Parent

Oxen make very protective parents. People born under this sign will unselfishly work their fingers to the bone to provide a thriving, happy and secure home where their children feel safe. In return, however, the Ox mother and father demand that their youngsters be courteous, respectful and polite. In comparison to other parents, Oxen can seem a bit authoritarian but they are conventional and believe in-

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Rat as a Child

Children born under the sign of the Ox are quiet and amenable. They develop into solid, independent, resourceful children, and are happiest when left to entertain themselves. If interrupted, provoked or forced to do something against their will, they are likely to pout or show themselves, despite their audience.

Generally, Ox-born children are shy, and for many, childhood is quite lonely partly due to them liking to be alone and partly because their siblings are usually much older or younger than they. At school, subjects with a constructive appeal will be of the most interest to them. They like art and music as well. They are creative children who enjoy sports too. They are respectful, polite, hard-working, children, something their parents take very seriously.

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The Rat Home Life

The Ox’s home is his castle, a place where he finds relaxation and peace from the everyday hustle and bustle of his career or responsibilities. This is where he spends time with his friends and loved ones. The Ox person doesn’t put a lot of effort into making his house stylish, for he would much rather be comfortable while reading the newspaper or watching television. He doesn’t spend much time indoors anyway, he wants to be outside, smelling the air, planting gardens and trees, which will usually be evidenced by the botanical literature you will find on his bookshelf or on his coffee table. Ox people prefer to live in the country. The Ox generally prefers to decorate his home with nature’s colors, i.e. golds, greens and oranges. However, since the Ox is associated with January, winter colors might be more appealing.

Rat on Vacation

Actually, Oxen are homebodies, preferring the lure of the sofa or the garden to extravagant vacations far away from home. They are very happy just staying at home, spending their summer vacations catching up with the hobbies and pastimes that their workloads have prevented them from taking on previously. Whether they are planting flower beds, or enjoying a sunset on their newly-built front porch, it is all quite satisfying to them. If they do decide to take a trip, you can bet they’ll head for the hills to do some hiking or rock climbing.

Ox Compatibility


Animal Clubs

The Rat Pack

The Ox Expanse

The Tiger’s Den

The Rabbit Hole

The Dragon’s Lair

The Snake Pit

The Horse Stable

The Sheep Meadow

The Monkey Tree

The Rooster Coop

The Dog House

The Pig Pen