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The Year of the Ox

Updated: Jan 18, 2022

Those born in the Year of the Ox are honest, diligent, determined, and traditional. They have strong ideals, have great patience, and believe deeply in family and supporting them.

Ox individuals like to lay plans out thoroughly, with each step thoughtfully worked out before taking action. This leads most Ox people to have tremendous success in their lives.

Those born in the Year of the Ox need to hone their communication skills, as they are often stuck in their own way of thinking. Ox can also be stubborn.

Ox birth years are 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, & 2033.


The five elements are also part of the different Ox birth years. In Chinese astrology, all the elements have an interdependence on each other and there is no hierarchy. As one element wanes, another waxes. This teaches how to find balance, and how to manage change. Each different Element Ox have these additional traits attributed to them.

Wood Ox were born in 1925 & 1985. They can be restless, straightforward and decisive. They are always

ready to defend the weak and helpless.

Earth Ox were born in 1949 & 2009. These individuals have a strong sense of responsibility. They are also honest and prudent.

Fire Ox were born in 1937 & 2007. Are practical, but can also be narrow minded, selfish, and short-sighted.

Water Ox were born born in 1913 & 1973. These hardworking individuals are ambitious, have a strong sense of justice, and sharp observation ability.

Metal Ox, also known as Gold Ox, were born in 1961 & 2021. Always busy, these hardworking individuals are popular with their friends.


Ox has Yin energy, which is peaceful and restorative, and feminine energy.


Ox is most compatible with Rat, Snake, and Rooster. Ox and Rat will be happy together and share equally in family responsibility. Ox and Snake are an ideal partnership. They have similar life aspirations. Ox and Rooster are happy and harmonious as a pair. Down to earth and responsible, both are talented and competent.

Ox is least compatible with Tiger, Goat, Dragon, and Horse. Ox and Tiger have very little in common. Ox and Goat tend to quarrel, as they have differences of opinion, which leads to disappointment. Ox and Dragon have their own opinions and have issues of trust with one another. Ox and Horse find it difficult to fit together because their life tempos and personalities are very different.


Time: 1 am - 3 am.

Month: January is the month of the Ox.

Famous Ox individuals include Michael Phelps, Gal Gadot, Barrack Obama, Malala Yousafazi, Walt Disney, Diana, Princess of Wales, George Clooney, Robert F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Monica Lewinsky, Morgan Freeman, Simone Biles, Jim Carrey, Vincent Van Gogh, and Meryl Streep.

Do you have Ox in your chart? Click the Natal Chart button to find out.

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