Ox Zodiac Chinese Sign 2021

Year of Ox

2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year.

The recent zodiac years of the Ox sign are 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…An Ox year occurs every 12 years.

The zodiac sign Ox occupies the second position in the Chinese Zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Ox Years

If you were born in the year of an Ox, your Chinese zodiac sign is an Ox!

The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from the Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid-February.

Therefore, if you were born in January or February of the above years, you might be an Ox or a Rat.

Ox Year Zodiac Years Calendar Five Elements of Ox
1925 January 24, 1925 – February 12, 1926 Wood Ox
1937 February 11, 1937 – January 31, 1938 Fire Ox
1949 January 29, 1949 – February 16, 1950 Earth Ox
1961 February 15, 1961 – February 4, 1962 Metal Ox
1973 February 3, 1973 – January 22, 1974 Water Ox
1985 February 19, 1985 – February 8, 1986 Wood Ox
1997 February 7, 1997 – January 27, 1998 Fire Ox
2009 January 26, 2009 – February 13, 2010 Earth Ox
2021 February 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022 Metal Ox


The Oxes’ Personality: Diligent, Dependable…

Having an honest nature, Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. These reflect traditional conservative characteristics.

Women Oxes are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children’s education. They would achieve their career success easily with their strong personality.

For male oxes, are strongly patriotic, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work.

Having great patience and a desire to make progress, Oxes can achieve their goals by consistent effort. They are not much influenced by others or the environment but persist in doing things according to their ideas and capabilities.

Before taking any action, Oxes will have a definite plan with detailed steps, to which they apply their strong faith and physical strength. As a result, people of the Ox zodiac sign often enjoy great success.

Ox Zodiac are weakest in their communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others, and even think it is not worthwhile to exchange ideas with others. They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of Ox:

  • Number: 1, 4 and numbers containing 1 and 4 (like 12 and 41)
  • Directions: North and South
  • Colours: White, Yellow, Green
  • Flowers: Peach Blossoms

Unlucky Things for People Born in a Year of Ox:

  • Number: 5, 6 and numbers containing 5 and 6 (like 56 and 65)
  • Directions: Southwest
  • Colour: Blue
Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes the general characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can have good love compatibility.

  • Best matched zodiac signs for Ox: Rat, Monkey, Rooster
  • Complementary: Rabbit, Snake
  • Average: Rabbit, Dog
  • Worst matched zodiac signs for Ox: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Goat


Tips for Wearing Zodiac Lucky Jewelry — Two Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Groups
  • Trine trios are compatible with like-mindedness in values, habits, interests, and so on, and harmony in relationships.
  • Six-harmony pairs are complementary (diametrically opposite) to each other and most likely to provide very good help to the other one.
Trine Compatible Trios Six-Harmony Compatible Pairs
Monkey & Rat & Dragon Rat & Ox
Snake & Rooster & Ox Tiger & Pig
Tiger & Horse & Dog Rabbit & Dog
Pig & Rabbit & Goat Dragon & Rooster
/ Snake & Monkey
/ Horse & Goat


How to Choose Your Zodiac Lucky Jewelry:

There’s a custom of wearing zodiac sign jewellery to avoid bad luck in China — usually a bracelet or necklace. The rule is choosing the six-harmony compatible signs first, then trine signs. For example, if you are an Ox, you could wear Rat jewellery.

Special Zodiac Jewelry Tips for 2021:

In 2021, there are five zodiac signs in conflict with Tai Sui (Jupiter, the ageing star, or the God of Age in Chinese culture, which will bring misfortune): Ox, Goat, Dog, Horse, and Dragon.

If your compatible signs involve any of these five signs, you should skip them and choose other signs for your lucky accessories. For example, people born under the Rooster sign should usually wear Dragon jewellery for its six-harmony compatibility, but in 2021, they should avoid the Dragon and choose the Snake from the trine trio (not the Ox as it’s also in conflict with Tai Sui).

Similarly, if a person is born under the Goat sign, in 2021 he/she should wear Pig or Rabbit jewellery instead of a Horse accessory.

How to Build Relationships with “Ox People”?

Ox people 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 group 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 inadequacies, and change their cautious attitude of indifference to affection and enthusiasm, they will have love relationships to their hearts’ desire.

Ox’s Horoscope in 2021

The Ox sign of the Chinese zodiac will encounter its ‘birth year’ (benmingnian本命年) again in Ox year 2021. Oxen are expected to face many challenges when their birth year recurs every twelfth year.


Learn more about Ox’s Monthly Forecast in 2021.

Good Health for Oxes Zodiac

Oxes are strong and robust; they can enjoy a fairly healthy and long life, fulfilled lives, and little illness.

Because of hard work with a stubborn personality, they often spend too much time in their work, rarely allowing themselves enough time to relax, and tend to forget meals, which make them have intestinal problems. So enough rest and a regular diet are needed for Oxes 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 trips will benefit the Ox.

The Best Careers for Oxes

As the symbol of hard work, Ox people 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 in such careers as agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, craftsmanship, artistry, politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Oxes

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Ox comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is conjectured that someone’s personal characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Oxes, each with different characteristics:

Type of Ox Characteristics
Wood Ox (1925, 1985) Restless, decisive, straightforward, and always ready to defend the weak and helpless
Fire Ox (1937, 1997) Short-sighted, selfish, narrow-minded, impersonal, but practical
Earth Ox (1949, 2009) Honest and prudentive, with a strong sense of responsibility
Metal Ox (1961, 2021) Hardworking, active, always busy, and popular among friends
Water Ox (1913, 1973) Hardworking, ambitious, tenacious, and able to endure hardship, with strong sense of justice and keen observational abilities


Famous Ox Year People
  • Barack Obama: born on August 4, 1961, a Metal Ox
  • Vincent Van Gogh: born on March 30, 1853, a Water Ox
  • Walt Disney: born on December 5, 1901, a Gold Ox
  • Margaret Thatcher: born on October 13, 1925, a Wood Ox