Wood Ox Years: 1925, 1985, 2045
Active Element: Wood
Associated Sun Sign: Capricorn
This Ox is very dignified and authorative making them very high up in any enterprise that they become involved in. They have an amazing sense of self confidence and are direct in their transactions with others. They do however have a bit of a short fuse and have no problem saying what is on their mind. The Wood Ox is a very self driven person at all times which makes them very good in the work area. They are mainly loyal and devoted to the members of their family and have a thoughtful and helpful nature.
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.
Wood Ox Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox is the most dependable sign in all of Chinese Astrology. If an Ox person says that something will be done, it is as good as done. If an Ox makes a promise, that promise will be kept, no matter what the Ox has to do to keep it.
Oxen simply do not understand the concept of a lie. A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox has no respect for those who manipulate or deal dishonestly with others. Since Oxen are so honest themselves, they are sometimes vulnerable to people who are dishonest - they never suspect it. This is why Oxen do not usually get along with the tricky and prank loving Monkeys.
Oxen strongly prefer a routine. Those who are Oxen according to the Chinese horoscope do not like surprises or sudden change. They much prefer to plan out their days and weeks ahead of time, and then work steadily at their chosen tasks hour after hour and day after day. Although some people would find this boring, it is a comfort to the Ox. This is why Oxen get along well with Dog people, who are much the same way.
Someone born with the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox should never be asked to rush into a decision. Oxen cannot rush their careful and thorough thought processes. Although an Ox may sometimes miss out on an opportunity do to over thinking, Oxen never commit to foolish courses of action. Only once and Ox has considered all possibilities does he or she make a commitment. Of course, this is why Oxen hate to change their minds. They examine every detail beforehand, and are absolutely certain that they have chosen correctly. Why should they change their minds?
An Ox affected by the element of Wood is the most liberal and open minded of the Oxen. This Ox is more open to changes in his or her routine. Although most Oxen resent surprises and even small changes, a Wood Ox is more able to go with the flow.
Although Oxen are normally solitary people who prefer to work alone, a person born as a Wood Ox in the Chinese horoscope is more social, and is better at working as part of a team than other Oxen are. In this team, a Wood Ox will normally take on a leadership role. Others recognize the Wood Ox’s ability to make and carry out an effective plan, and will tend to defer to him or her.
A Wood Ox is less content to fade into the background than other Oxen are. Most Oxen will be content to steadily work, and do not need notice or accolades to be happy. A Wood Ox is more likely to speak out and be noticed in a crowd, and they enjoy being rewarded for all the hard work that they do. Wood Oxen can get angry faster than other Oxen do, so tread lightly unless you want the fury of the Ox unleashed!