Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth Oxen -Five Elements of Ox

Written by Sally Guo Updated Dec. 21, 2023

According to Chinese astrology, the zodiac Ox is associated with one of the five elements: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. It is believed that different types of Ox have different personalities and horoscopes. Read this article to find out the details.

Five Elements of the Chinese Zodiac Ox  

The Chinese zodiac Ox Years comes every 12 years as a cycle. The Ox year with specific elements comes once in a 60-year cycle. For example, 2021 is the year of the Ox with Gold. The next Gold Ox Year is 2081. Here are the recent Ox years.

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

Gold Ox

Birth Years: 2021, 1961

People born in the year of Ox associated with the gold element is the gold ox. The recent gold Ox years are 1961, 2021, and 2081.

Gold Ox’s Personality

People born in the Years of Ox with the gold element seem to be cool and indifferent, but actually, they are active and passionate inside. They are also strong-willed. Once they make up their minds, they will not change it easily.

Gold Ox people are responsible and they don’t fear hardship. They are exactly workaholics. They are always bold to accept new things and decisive to take action at work.

Gold Ox’s Fortune

Gold Ox people’s fortune is waving heavily. They may suffer many difficulties in their youth. But luckily gold Oxen will enjoy a peaceful and happy life in their middle and old age. They are in good health and will be longevity.  

Gold ox people are polite, they value friendship very much. They can get help and support from some great people when they are in trouble.

In terms of relationships, Gold Ox people are also very attractive to the opposite sex. But be careful not to be caught in a love triangle.

Fire Ox

Birth Years: 1997, 1937

1997 and 1937 are the year of the fire ox. A fire ox year comes every 60 years. The next fire ox year will be 2057.

Fire Ox’s Personality

People born in the Years of Ox with the fire element are easy-going and flexible. They would like to explore new fields with an open mind. It is easy for them to accept new things.

In terms of interpersonal relationships, they are not hypocritical and pretentious. They may not have many friends, but their friendships are sincere and deep.

Fire Ox’s Fortune

Fire Ox’s fortune keeps rising and falling. They work hard and are down to earth.  Their fortune in finance is stable and flourishing. They are strict with themselves. However, they also give an impression of stubbornness to others. 

Fire Oxen yearns for freedom most of which are non-marriage doctrine. They think traditional marriage is a kind of constraint.

Wood Ox

Birth Years: 1985, 1925

The zodiac sign of people born in 1925 and 1985 is the wood ox. The next wood ox year is 2045.

Wood Ox’s Personality

People born in the Years of Ox with the wood element are honest, clever, and sympathetic. They are very hard working and always pay special attention to details at work. They are also fond of learning and they are good problem solvers.

However, Ox people with the wood element lack patience. They had only a passing interest in some new things. If Wood Ox people can focus on only one or two fields, they can be professional.

Wood Ox’s Fortune

People born in the Years of Ox with the wood element have a smooth fortune in careers and wealth. Though wood Ox people get little support from their families, they know how to seize opportunities to develop their careers. Some of them will become rich in middle age.

In terms of the love relationship, wood Ox people are sensitive to love. They know exactly what kind of people they want to spend their life with. But they are not good at expressing their inner feelings. Most of the time people would feel hard to walk into their hearts.

Water Ox

Birth Years: 1973, 1913

People born in the year of ox associated with the water element is the water ox. The recent water ox years are 1913, 1973, and 2033.

Water Ox’s Personality

People born in the Years of Ox with the water element are intelligent and helpful. When they are young, water Ox people study hard and get nice scores in school. At work, they are industrious and strict with themselves. 

Ox people with the water element are very frank and straightforward. However, they are easily influenced by others' words and sometimes are a bit self-centered. They usually do not think carefully before taking action and do not take other people's advice. 

In a relationship, they are steadfast and devoted. They are faithful to their loved ones once they fall in love. They can live a comfortable life after marriage.

Water Ox’s Fortune

People born in the Years of Ox with the water element have a stable fortune. Their fortune in love is good. Water Oxen can luckily find a life partner who is on the same wavelength and get a happy marriage.

Their fortune in wealth is quite average in their lifetime. They are not very lucky in making additional money from investments. However, if they work hard and plan their expenses wisely, they can accumulate a large amount of wealth in the middle ages. 

Water Oxen have good fortune in love relationships. They can find their soul mate easily. Married ones, will live a stable families.

Earth Ox

Birth Years: 2009, 1949

The zodiac sign of people born in 1949 and 2009 is the earth ox. The next earth ox year is 2069.

Earth Ox’s Personality

People born in the Years of Ox are responsible, patient, and decisive. They are always diligent and upright. They don’t like calculating people. With honest personalities, they easily are trusted by others. 

They also have a strong sense of responsibility and have a clear goal at work. They are willing to make all efforts to accomplish tasks perfectly. Their wide interpersonal relations can have a positive influence on their career development. They usually have many good friends who can provide the necessary help to them. 

Earth Ox’s Fortune

Earth Ox people’s fortune in career is good They can get quite large rewards from their work. Their efforts can always bring them nice outcomes.

They have good luck with wealth. If they make more effort, they could make a fortune. However, their daily expense is also high. They need to plan money wisely to avoid getting into debt. 

In a relationship, they are sometimes passive. So sometimes they may lose the chance to find true love. If they could be more active, they would find a well-matched soul mate.

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