IN Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture, and similarly in the zodiac, the Ox is seen as hardworking, positive and honest.

2021 will be the year of the Ox, the second of the 12-year cycle of animals in Chinese astrology. Find out what the year ahead is like for all the different animals.

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What years are the Year of the Ox?

The years of the Ox are 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.

Which celebrities are Oxes?

Barack Obama, George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman are all Oxen.

What are the personality traits of the Ox?

The Ox is an honest, earnest animal. They never seek to be the center of attention and do not look for praise.

The Ox, a straight and narrow animal, believes that people should do what is asked of them and that they should stay within their boundaries.

They think logically and and are fit for leadership.

They are intelligent and reliable.

What will happen for the Ox in 2021?

2021 will be a turbulent year for the Ox, according to ChineseNewYear.net.

They will encounter unexpected challenges in their career and studies, which will leave the Ox stressed, emotional and unable to concentrate.

The Ox is advised to strengthen their morale to overcome any bad luck that may come their way.

The Ox should also cultivate their relationships with their friends and family to navigate hardship and cultivate appreciation and meaning.

What different kinds of Ox are there?

Metal Ox: Although there are life obstacles in the way, the metal ox faces no financial problems. They will be able to comfortably retire.

Water Ox: Water Oxen are highly respected. They are surrounded by love from their family. They are advised to marry late.


Wood Ox: Multi-talented, go through life breezily. There will be difficulties in early life.

Fire Ox: Friendly, fun, and social. The Fire Ox will not face any financial worries.


Earth Ox: Detailed oriented and good leaders. Financially comfortable, but can't hold onto money. They will enjoy later life more than their earlier years.

What zodiac animals is the Ox compatible with?

The Ox is the most compatible with the Rat. Their Earth/Water signs align and they complement each other's lives.

The Snake offers the the Ox warmth, romance and support. The Rooster's soft and loving heart provides a safe space for the Ox.

Oxen and Goats clash strongly, and butt heads over their differences. There will always be tension in the relationship.

Horses, with their free and wild spirit, starkly contrast to the Ox's more serious personality. The Ox will also not find common ground with the dog.

Other Zodiac Animals

  • Year of the Rat
  • Year of the Dragon
  • Year of the Snake
  • Year of Rooster
  • Year of the Goat
  • Year of the Pig
  • Year of the Tiger
  • Year of the Monkey
  • Year of the Rabbit
  • Year of the Horse
  • Year of the Dog

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