Year of the Ox: Personality and Fortune Prediction 2024

Written by Sally Guo Updated Dec. 21, 2023

The Ox is the 2nd of 12 Chinese Zodiac animal signs. The recent years of the Ox are 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, and 1949…

If you were born in one of the years, your Chinese zodiac sign is the Ox. 

The Ox is a sign of honesty, patience, and hard work. people born in the Year of the Ox are very down-to-earth. They know that they can only achieve what they want by hard work.  

In 2024, the fortune for the Ox is average. You are likely to be disturbed and entangled by malicious people at work.  You should stay away from them.

Chinese Zodiac Ox Years

The Chinese zodiac Ox Years comes every 12 years as a cycle.

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, 2021 is the year of the gold ox.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar which is around one/two months later than the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese New Year marks the transition from one animal to the next.

Ox Years Birth Dates Types of Ox
2021 12 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2022 Gold Ox
2009 26 Jan 2009 to 13 Feb 2010 Earth Ox
1997 7 Feb 1997 to 27 Jan 1998 Fire Ox
1985 20 Feb 1985 to 8 Feb 1986 Wood Ox
1973 3 Feb 1973 to 22 Jan 1974 Water Ox
1961 15 Feb 1961 to 4 Feb 1962 Gold Ox
1949 29 Jan 1949 to 16 Feb 1950 Earth Ox
1937 11 Feb 1937 to 30 Jan 1938 Fire Ox

Use the Chinese Zodiac calculator below to find out your zodiac sign and element.

Ox’s Personality

Being practical and well-grounded, the Ox is a sign of patience with a strong devotion to work. Ox is one of the most reliable signs of the Chinese zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they get it done.

Ox people are loyal and super resistant to sudden changes. What we often see as stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment, and their ability to complete hard tasks is incredible. This dedicated nature makes them excellent employees, great long-term friends, and partners.

Be aware that ox people value honesty above all else, don't try to deceive them as they will never forgive you.

Year of the Ox Year of the Ox

Gold, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth Ox

In Chinese elements theory, there are five elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth.

Each zodiac year is associated with an element. Years with the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

 People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Ox Birth Years Personality Traits
Gold Ox 1961, 2021 active, patient, good at solving problems
Earth Ox 1949, 2009 devoted, with a strong sense of responsibility
Fire Ox 1937, 1997 lack of sympathy, incommunicative but practical
Wood Ox 1925, 1985 warm-hearted, stubborn, conservative
Water Ox 1913, 1973 hardworking, persistent, well-connected

Ox's Compatibility

People born in the year of the ox are easy to get along with. They are honest, patient, and reliable. If you are looking for a close friend or business partner, ox people would be a good choice.

Ox's Compatibility

Best Match with Ox: Snake, Rooster

Ox people and snake people are both willing to work long to live better. Snakes respect the persistent Ox and offer warm support during hardships.

People born in the Year of Ox and Year of the Rooster are usually steady and conservative. They have complemented personalities and hold the same goals in life.

Though Rats fit ox people nicely as well, sometimes they will do some small tricks on honest Oxen just like they in the Zodiac Story.

Worst Match with Ox: Horse

Ox people may have a rocky relationship with the Horse as they have different values and conflicting personalities. Even though they can tolerate each other's differences, there will always be tension.

People born in the year of the ox are reserved, they cannot bear repeated tricks. However, Horses cannot maintain lasting relationships outside of work, they cannot well balance their career and family. So, it is hard to find common ground between the Ox and the Horse.

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Ox's 2024 Horoscope

Ox people's fortune in 2024 is average. You may meet some hardships with their relationship with their colleagues at work. 

Ox’s Health Prediction 2024

Ox people may experience a degree of physical and mental discomfort in 2024. It is important to stay calm and treat any illnesses seriously and timely so that you can regain a strong body as soon as possible.

Older this year is very likely to the recurrence of old diseases. Try to keep routine checkups, and exercise regularly.

Younger may suffer from a variety of illnesses this year, more prone to catching minor infections. Although not to the extent of losing lives, certainly need to endure the pain. Having enough rest and a regular diet can relieve the pressure.

Ox’s Career Predictions 2024

People born in the year of the ox may find it harder to achieve breakthroughs in careers this year. Think carefully before you resign ─ you don't want to burn your bridges.

Someone will offer unexpected help to Ox people's careers in 2024. Beware of their reliability, some may have evil purposes.

Being stable and devoted, Oxen people's careers will have blossomed at the end of this year.

Ox’s Finance Fortune 2024

Ox people will experience the pain of having no money to spend in 2024. It is hard to make a lot of money at all, but there are many places to use money. These financial difficulties may cause you stress and anxiety. A few people may make a desperate attempt to get ill-gotten gains. Don't do that!

Keep in mind, no matter what unfortunate events the Oxen people may experience, all of them would change for the better if you reacted positively.

Ox’s Relationship Prediction 

Love and relationships in 2024 will mostly remain stable. Moreover, Ox people have nothing to develop their love and relationship with this year.

For Ox people who are single, the emotional progress is relatively slow this year. Try to participate in social activities more often and seize opportunities.

Married people, try to pay more attention to communication and not be so egocentric, strengthening the interaction of family members to build good relationships with each other.

Read more on Ox's Horoscope in 2024.

Chinese Zodiac Ox's Lucky Things

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Famous People Born in the Year of the Ox

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in the coming year!

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