Active Element: Earth
Associated Sun Sign: Capricorn
Everything that the earth Ox does is carried out in a rational and composed conduct. They are very ambitious but will never set their goals above what they know they can’t achieve; they are usually prepared to work long hours to achieve these goals. They are astute in financial and business matters and are a very good judge of character. The earth Ox has a quiet nature and is greatly admired for their genuineness and honesty. They are very loyal to their friends and family and are usually asked for advice.
The Ox is a hard and detailed worker who performs all tasks in a determined and disciplined manner. The Ox is a great leader and gets recognition for his strong and hardnosed nature. The Ox has set their life goals and will not let any setbacks stop them from achieving this.
The Ox takes responsibility very serious and will take full advantage of any opportunity by being quick and decisive. The Ox is sincere and puts a lot of trust in their friends and colleagues, they are however a very quiet and private person who often keeps their thoughts to themselves. The Ox adores their independence and prefers to do things the way they want rather than to follow rules and regulations. The Ox usually has a calm and restful attitude, but if something stresses them or they feel that someone has let them down then they can have a frightening temper.
The Ox can be very stubborn at times; this can cause arguments with others. They will usually get their own way but if things don’t work out how they planned then the Ox will become a poor loser and take defeat very badly. The Ox is somewhat of a deep thinker and can be quite serious.They are not really known for their sense of humour and do not take kindly to new ideas or anything too pioneering, they are quite old fashioned and do not like change and new ideas.
The Ox appreciates their home very much and this often becomes their place of refuge. Their family is usually very close and functions extremely well together; the Ox will make sure that all of the family members pull their weight around the house. They tend to be a bit of an accumulator but will always be very organized. The Ox does not like to be kept waiting as they are extremely punctual themselves.
Once an Ox is settled into their home or job they will be happy to remain there for many years, this is due to the fact that they do not like change or travel. The Ox does enjoy gardening and other outdoor activities; they enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. They will perform well in an agricultural job or politics; this is providing they are given enough space to act on their own initiative.
The Ox is not as sociable as others and it takes them a long time to build friendships and feel comfortable in another’s company, their relationships usually last a long time, once they are settled they will be dedicated and faithful to their partner. They are extremely compatible with Rats, Rabbits, Snakes and Roosters. They can also build a good relationship with Monkeys, Dogs, Pigs and other Ox’s, but they will usually have little in common with the Goat. They will also find it hard to get along with Horses, Dragons and Tigers, the Ox prefers a quiet and peaceful life whilst the horse, Dragon and Tigers prefer to be more impulsive and lively which aggravates the Ox.
The Ox is an easy going person; they are genuine, faithful and modest. They can however be quite reserved and may appear isolated and detached. On the surface they have a quiet nature but underneath they are very strong-minded and ruthless. The Ox receives a lot of support from those around him and will always be prepared to stand up for what he believes in.
Earth Ox Chinese Zodiac
People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox tend to be workaholics. Once they have committed to any project or task their commitment is complete and absolute. If you desperately need a job to be completed on time, the best person to employ is an Ox person. Oxen take their promises and pledges seriously, and would never let someone down.
Another defining characteristic of the Ox is honesty. Oxen do not lie or even mislead. No one born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Ox likes to twist the truth, and they do not understand others who do. One of the reasons that Oxen do not traditionally get along well with Monkeys is because Monkeys are mischievous tricksters, and Oxen can simply not abide that.
Oxen are far more comfortable with routine than novelty. An Ox feels most secure when he or she has plenty of time to make decisions, so that he or she can evaluate every part of the equation. Then, the Ox needs time to make a plan and a schedule for completing the task. This Chinese sign much prefers to work steadily on a daily basis to procrastinating. For this reason, most Oxen find that they work better alone. Others tend to throw things together at the last minute, and the always reliable Ox ends up doing more than his or her fair share.
As much as the Ox’s work ethic makes him or her a good friend and mate, Oxen should learn how to slow down sometimes. Even with a strong physical constitution, an Ox may find him or herself working until he or she becomes ill. It is better to learn how to relax sometimes to protect one’s health.
This is especially good advice for someone born as an Earth Ox under the Chinese horoscope. Since the Earth element imparts a steady, grounding force, and the Ox is already the steadiest and most grounded sign of the Zodiac, an Earth Ox is like a super Ox. The Earth Ox will work steadily and never tire. He or she will ignore her own feelings in order to help friends and family in need.
The Earth Ox is the most dependable person you will ever meet. His or her financial dealings are always carefully considered. Earth Oxen do not gamble, but will invest in safe products steadily to make sure that they are never in need of money. In a relationship, it is usually better for an Earth Oxen to handle the finances if security is the goal.
Although people born as Earth Oxen under the Chinese horoscope still prefer to work alone, they are very calm and can deal with working in groups or teams. This Ox has a very long fuse, and can keep his or her temper for a long time. The temper is still there, however, so it’s best not to push an Earth Ox too far!