1949 – Earth Ox Year
Those born between January 29, 1949 and February 16, 1950 are members of the Earth Ox Chinese Zodiac sign. The OX is quiet, steadfast, methodical and can tolerate difficulties. Ox people are hard working and down to earth. They are exceptionally clever and creative with their hands. In business, the ox often brings prosperity, not through entrepreneurial imagination and risk, but as a result of logical thought, resolute practicality, and honest endurance. Ox people should seek their fortune as a surgeon, dentist, architect, tailor, or technician.
Thanks to a double helping of the Earth Element, the Earth Ox becomes one of the most practical of all the Ox signs. Grounded and fully aware of their limitations, the Earth Ox is content with their circumstances. This is not to be confused with a lack of drive however, as the Earth Ox is capable of reaching their desired level of success, no matter how long or slow the process may be. The Earth Ox is not overly versed in emotion or sensitivity, but is loving and caring with those they hold dear. Family members and friends of the Earth Ox are no stranger to their subtle brand of affection.
The determination and practicality of the Earth Ox make a variety of careers available to pursue. The Earth Ox can do well in careers that require diligence and organization. If the Earth Ox takes time to embrace its latent creativity, it can achieve great things. The Earth Ox’s potential can be seen in the longevity and perseverance of famous Earth Ox’s like performer Lionel Richie or actress Meryl Streep.
If the Earth Ox had one challenge to overcome, it would be their innate lack of creativity. The Earth Ox often passes up chances to be inspired and may be so conservative and practical that at times, they become to engrossed in routine. This quality can become a weakness if the Earth Ox constantly passes opportunities in the name of order.
Earth Ox in Relationships
Oxen aren’t very sociable and rarely participate in group activities. They abhor small talk and won’t waste their time flirting. They will search long and hard for the perfect partner as change makes them uncomfortable. Whether due to an ox’s tendency to be overbearing or tendency to place blame on others, relationships with Oxen don’t always work out. When Oxen realize that partnerships involve two people and two points of view, satisfying matches are possible.
Earth Oxen are successful individuals, probably because they are diligent rather than impulsive. A more modest approach combined with their reliability and sincerity makes them more likeable.