Ox — Chinese Zodiac
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: chou
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Earth
Yin Yang: Yin
Auspicious Directions: southeast, due south and due north
Lucky Colors: blue, red, purple
Avoid Colors: white, green
Lucky Numbers: 9, 1
Avoid Numbers: 3, 4
Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom
Associated Sun Sign: Capricorn
Personality of the Ox
The ox occupies the second position on the Chinese Zodiac. They are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Owning an honest nature, oxen have strong patriotism for their country, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. These things reflect the traditional characteristics of conservatives. Women belonging to the ox zodiac sign are traditional good wives who attach great importance to children's education.
With a desire to advance and great patience, oxen can achieve their goals after consistent efforts. They are not influenced by others or the environment, but persist to do things in accordance with their ideas and abilities. Before taking action to do anything, they will have a specific plan and detailed steps, adding their strong faith and physical strength, so people of ox zodiac will enjoy great success.
The most disadvantageous trait in oxen is poor communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others, or even think it not worth exchanging ideas with others. They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.
Strengths of the Ox
People born in this year are probably honest, industrious, patient, and cautious, and do things steadily. They are talent leader with strong will and faith, strong devotion to work and staying power. They are not easily affected by others or their surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. They are contemplative before taking actions and can make a clear distinction between right and wrong. Women are usually good wives who pay attention to their children's education. In short, people under the ox sigh are tender-hearted, having amiable temper and an honesty nature. They are usually conservative. They hold respect to the tradition and value job and family highly.
Weaknesses of the Ox
They are obstinate and poor at communication. Leaders in their career may not discover their abilities. They looks prudish and distant, but not feminine, charming and lively enough. They usually do not get a great facility in speaking, being silent and persistent in their old ways. In their old age, they would be usually bestowed with happiness.
Health of the Ox
Strong and robust, people born in the year of the ox enjoy a fairly healthy condition with a long life span and less illness. Because of hard work with a stubborn personality, they often forget meals, which make them have intestinal problems. So enough rest and regular diet are needed for oxen to work efficiently. With a stubborn temperament, they find it easy to bear stress and tension, and they are reluctant to reveal themselves to others. Proper relaxation and regular short travels will benefit the ox.
Career of the Ox
As the symbol of hard work, oxen always work hard at everything and stick to finishing it. Possessing a serious and responsible attitude toward work, they can come up with different approaches to their task. With a keen eye for details and an admirable work ethic, they are competent at such careers as agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, draftsmanship, artistry, politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.
Relationships of the Ox
Oxen are not good at communicating with others, so they have less social intercourse. They prefer to stay alone and enjoy solitude instead of participating in various of social activities. They treat friends sincerely and count much on friendship. For love relationships, oxen tend to keep a long term relationship with their lovers. Frequent changes of lover make them uncomfortable. Ladies of the ox zodiac sign lack femininity. If they can realize their own inadequacies, and change the cautious attitude of indifference to affection and enthusiasm, they will have love relationships to their hearts desire.