Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and we’ll be entering the Year of the Ox! The year of the Ox may also be known as the year of the Buffalo or Cow. Here is a look at some of the things that the Year of the Ox may have in store for us in 2021.
The Year of the Ox
The Chinese lunar calendar is divided into 12 animal signs. Of those, the Ox is the second of the 12 year cycle. 2021 is a Metal Ox year. This is a harmonious combination, since metal comes from earth, and the Ox is an earth sign. However, one characteristic of metal is that it can be quite harsh, so don’t be deceived by this alignment.
Ox children tend to be steadfast and honest. They may experience trouble in childhood, but tend to have long lives and fulfilling adulthoods. In work, Ox children are hardworking and industrious. The inclusion of Metal may make Ox children very busy, always looking for more things to do. Ox children can expect to have good health throughout their lives.
Ox children prefer routine and schedules, and can be stubborn.
Famous Ox Children
- Barack Obama (also a Metal Ox!)
- Walt Disney
- Vincent Van Gogh
- George Clooney
- Dustin Hoffman
Outlook for the Year of the Ox
According to Feng Shui expert Raymond Lo, here are some changes and trends we may see in the Year of the Metal Ox. Industries belonging to the fire element should thrive this year, because metal is fire’s money element. Fire industries include energy generation, entertainment, and restaurants.
Businesses belonging to the earth element will also do well, including real estate, mining, insurance, and the tech sector.
The Year of the Metal Ox may also bring us a period of significant innovation and technological progress. For comparison, 1961 was a Metal Ox year and we saw advances in space flight during that time, such as the flight of Yuri Gagarin.
Were You Born in an Ox Year?
Other recent Ox years include 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009. If you were born during an Ox year, you’ll do best with stable careers, with plenty of structure and routine. You will do best in a career that you’re really interested in. Career prospects for Oxen are stable this year, and though that may prevent disaster, it will also make it harder to achieve career breakthroughs. This is a good year for Oxes to brush up on their professional skills in anticipation of more fruitful career years.
2021 may bring turbulence into the lives of those born in an Ox year, though the inclusion of the Metal element may mitigate that to some extent. When encountering difficulties this year, Oxen would do well to seek the support and help of friends and family.
New Ox Babies
Are you having an Ox baby this year? Here are some things to know:
Ox children can be stubborn, but will listen if you lay out your case logically and in a way that they can understand. Ox children appreciate structure, and are hard working and steadfast.
Ox children tend to be robustly healthy.
Ox children may not be the most talkative, but they tend to be very bright, and value friendship and family relationships very highly.
If you’re having an Ox baby, there’s no better way to commemorate their birth year than with a sweet Moo Moo the Cow stuffed toy. Soft enough for babies’ skin and safe for all ages, Moo Moo is the perfect special friend for any Ox baby!