Ox Horoscopes belong to those born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, etc. Ox horoscopes are Yin, most closely associated with the Water Element, and gemstone Onyx. Ox horoscopes share traits with Capricorn astrology. The Ox is patient, speaks little, and tends to be eccentric and bigoted, with a fierce temper. Steadfast and solid, this powerful sign is thoroughly dependable. Plodding and methodical, it is a tireless worker who is detail-oriented and believes in doing things right the first time.
Ox horoscopes are usually too serious, and need some loosening up. This sturdy sort is not overly social by nature and tends to become introverted in a crowd. They can’t be bothered with what other people think and prefer to do what makes them feel best. Behind its calm facade, lives one who can feel hurt and loneliness. Its judgmental nature makes it difficult to connect with and get close to.
Ox horoscopes exhibit strength and perseverance. Those souls born into Ox years learn the lesson of “endurance,” possessing strength of the abundant, earthy, yin variety. In China, the Ox is the symbol of parental love because of the tenderness with which the Ox nurtures its calf. Oxen are deeply devoted to their children and families, and possess a quiet and uncomplaining strength. Home and the earth are the two great sources of the Oxen’s legendary perseverance and stability.
Smart and responsible, stable and dedicated, Oxen walk the straight and narrow paths in life. They are conservative to a fault and express themselves powerfully and convincingly, commanding the respect of others. The sharp mind of the Ox, combined with this natural eloquence of speech, makes them credible and patriotic leaders. Natives of Ox years are often called to high office. Eager and conquering, and possessing an iron will, they prove formidable crusaders in life. Many Oxen will find success through public speaking, the entertainment business, or politics. Possessing an inborn authority and strong determination, Oxen triumph in life through sheer stubbornness. Ox-year souls are tenacious by nature and can survive incredible adversity. This capacity to endure, even through great hardships, has kept whole nations and families together. Oxen possess practical, down-to-earth advice, and are more competent than most.
The most harmonious time of each day for the Ox is between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., the peaceful early morning hours. This is when the enduring Ox rests and assembles the strength to push past the obstacles of the coming day. According to Chinese tradition, those born into Ox years will be happier if born in the winter, as there is less work to do in the fields. An Ox born in the summer is fated to work harder throughout their life.
Sober-minded Oxen know the value of doing things correctly. These personalities are truly grounded and not easily swayed. This is the patient “marathon” personality of the Zodiac, as opposed to the mercurial “sprint” temperament characteristic of some of the other signs. People born into Ox years require contact with nature. They find
solace in tending and planting their gardens, landscaping beautiful homes, and working the land.
Oxen are known for their “green thumbs” and are often accomplished gardeners, agriculturists, or involved in the buying and selling of real estate. Some favorite places for the Ox are tranquil meadows, quiet ponds, and secluded spots unknown to others. The earthy Ox also nurtures and protects the small, the weak, and the helpless, thereby representing the goddess of mercy, Kwan Yin, and the sacredness of life.
In contrast to their many admirable attributes, unenlightened Oxen can be overly stern, display terrible tempers, and be so rigid as to become immovable (even when the facts prove otherwise). An Ox hates being contradicted, especially in front of others, and can be subject to extreme outbreaks of anger like the proverbial “bull in a china shop.” One is advised to steer clear until the calm emerges from the storm. Oxen do not enjoy being teased, and possess a choleric temperament. Oxen also dislike insubordination, defiance, and disloyalty of any kind, and are capable of holding grudges for long durations.
Authoritarianism and extreme rigidity represent the Ox’s energy being directed in a most unproductive form. Expressed in its darkest form, this energy becomes possessiveness, brooding, stubbornness, lack of empathy, resistance to movement, jealousy, and revenge. The choice lies entirely with the individual. Taken to an extreme, antisocial or narcissistic personality disorders may develop.
Oxen are the most dependable, patient, composed, and tireless workers of the Chinese Zodiac. Laziness and idleness are abhorrent to the average Ox. Once set on a goal, Oxen work hard to complete their tasks. Conservative, traditional, and dutiful, Oxen take on projects that others do not have the patience to complete. Physical exhaustion must be guarded against, as Oxen reliably practice the Chinese proverb of “sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little.”
The health of those born into Ox years is generally good. Of a sturdy constitution, they are blessed with great longevity, but must guard against settling into a sedentary lifestyle. Outdoor activities such as gardening or building are good sources of physical exercise for the Ox. Some stomach or intestinal problems, as well as complications from overindulgence in drinking, smoking, or an unhealthy diet could be experienced from time to time. The Ox is also subject to environmental and significant changes in weather. It is advisable for them to avoid extremes of hot or cold weather. Male Oxen are cautioned to guard against obesity; females should be aware of gynecological disorders or hormonal imbalances.
Patient, persistent, and persevering, the most difficult obstacle for the Ox to overcome is their inability to understand those who are different from themselves. The Ox is precise and methodical, and their best roles are those of ethical mediator, moral judge, or negotiator.
As a baby and child, little Oxen are the most enduring and physically resilient members of the family. Don’t try to bend the rules or sneak something past this tot, as you will be caught and corrected. The Ox child is opinionated and serious in life. Parents need to encourage the Ox child’s sense of humor and lighten this private little person’s load a bit. Gifted with their hands, these lovable little dictators are more comfortable with the familiar and consistent.
This child needs a regular routine and prefers meals served at the family table with all in attendance and on time. This stoic child is not whiny or teary, but rather strong and helpful. They also may need some prodding to open up and have more fun in life. An Ox child is physically strong, and Oxen of both sexes are the luckiest children when it comes to surviving physically traumatic injuries. This child leaves the frivolities and fast talk to other kids. They have a firm sense of self and tend to follow few.
Duty, family obligations, and physical comforts play important roles in the daily existence of those born under this sign. The Ox has a serious nature and is blessed with natural composure and presence of mind. They are family-oriented. As parents, Oxen want their children to be obedient. Oxen parents lavish much affection, practical care, and self-sacrifice on their children. They handle child-rearing chores as they do all other work, correctly and efficiently. Ox parents are indeed the earth mothers and fathers of the world. Regarding both children and animals (Oxen dearly love them both), a balanced combination of firmness and love are applied.
The most favorable time of year for the persevering Ox is between late February and early March. This is the time when all life slowly reawakens and Oxen are renewed with energy, new stamina, and romantic desires.
The Ox craves peace, stability, and a beautiful place to live. An Oxen’s home is unmistakably their castle, and Ox houses are cozy and well organized. Due to the Oxen’s love of the earth, favorite family activities are planting, fishing, or just taking in the view. Oxen enjoy quiet, private places to unwind. Although fully capable of taking on the outside world, the Ox will be happiest organizing and taking care of their home. Men and women alike will thrive incorporating outside work into a home-based business. Being self-motivated and productive souls, the well-disciplined, solitary Ox works best independently.
Oxen are talented and skilled with their hands. Gifted in any art of touch or craft, tactile Oxen are often craftsmen, painters, artisans, farmers, gourmet cooks, expert seamstresses, quilters, and skillful musicians. Oxen feel the need to touch, toy with, and dabble dexterously with the world around them. The best career choices for someone born into an Ox year are those professions performed alone.
Many are statesmen, military strategists, surgeons, veterinarians, dictators, police officers, architects, archaeologists, farmers, elementary teachers, gourmet cooks, and public speakers. Whatever the career, Oxen prefer either to be the boss or to work alone.
Warren Beatty, Richard Burton, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Napoleon Bonaparte, Clark Gable and Vincent Van Gogh were born under this Chinese Zodiac sign.
An extremely strong, tender and doting companion who is vigilant and dependable, Ox horoscopes are compatible with the Snake Horoscopes, Rooster Horoscopes and Rat Horoscopes. Explore Ox compatibility and love matches.
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