Active Element: Metal
Associated Sun Sign: Capricorn
This Ox is certain and very strong willed. They can be blunt and direct in their views and is not afraid to say what they have to say. This Ox can get heavily involved in their objectives and goals which makes them unaware of other people’s thoughts and feelings at times. This Ox will always make sure they can keep their promises to others. They are very much so into art and will have a good circle of close, loyal friends which will always be there to lend a hand if ever needed which the Metal Ox will appreciate.
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.
Metal Ox Chinese Zodiac
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox is dependable to the very end. In fact, you could define the word "dependable" by observing the actions of an Ox person. An Ox picks a course, and commits to it completely. People who are born as Oxen under the Chinese horoscope never fail to achieve their aims because they plod steadily on until work is complete. An Ox takes great pleasure in working away on a daily basis.
People born under the Chinese sign of the Ox often get a reputation for being stubborn and obstinate. This is because an Ox rarely changes his or her mind once it is made up. It is not that an Ox refuses to take into account the opinion of others, but rather that he or she already thought out every angle before committing to a course of action in the first place. Oxen refuse to be rushed into making a decision, and weigh all of their options carefully. That is why they feel that they have made the only correct decision, and will not change it. They are usually right!
Oxen have no time for petty gossip. They do not understand how others can let so much of their lives be taken up by idle pastimes with no greater purpose. It is very difficult for someone born as an Ox under the Chinese Zodiac to respect anyone who wastes time or does not finish the tasks they start.
Oxen make wonderful, devoted family members. Although Oxen do not have time for idle friendships, they will cultivate a few deep ones with a small number of lucky people who know they have a friend they can depend on for life.
When the Chinese sign of the Ox is tempered by the element of Metal, it results in a steely resolve that cannot be broken. These Oxen work harder than any other type, and are unbending and unyielding. Oxen have quite a temper, but it takes a lot to bring it to the surface. It is a good suggestion to avoid pushing a Metal Ox too far! Metal Oxen are also bolder than other Oxen in the plans that they make. Most Oxen are content with a steady routine, as long as they are left alone to their hard work. Metal Oxen set their sights a bit higher, and will plow through any obstacle between themselves and their dreams.
A person who is a Metal Ox according to the Chinese horoscope is just as trustworthy and dependable as you would expect an Ox to be. Oxen never let people down, and do not understand people who lie and manipulate others. A Metal Ox keeps his or her feelings even closer to him or herself than other Oxen do, which means that he or she can be difficult to live with. As dependable as Oxen are, it can be hard to be in a relationship with someone who never opens up. All in all, Metal Oxen make wonderful friends and family members.