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Year of the Ox — Chinese Zodiac

Get to Know the Year of the Ox

  • Personality: persistent, simple, and straightforward
  • Ox years: ...1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 …

If you were born in a year listed above, then you are an Ox.

Oxen’ Lucky and Unlucky Things

Oxen’ Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky umbers: 3, 4
  • Unlucky colors:white, green
  • Unlucky direction: northwest

Personality - Persistent, Simple, and Straightforward

How do you feel when you see an ox? They are honest with strong devotion to work. People who born in the year of Ox bear the same qualities. They are talent leaders with strong faith. Before taking actions, they will make comprehensive planning.

Famous Oxen

Famous Western Oxen

  • Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French  statesman  and military leader  who rose to prominence during the French Revolution.
  • Barack Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American to be the president.

Famous Chinese Oxen

  • Li Bai (701–762), was a Chinese poet. He has made great influence in the history of Chinese poetic. He took traditional poetic forms to new heights. He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, a "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry". 
  • Emperor Jing of Han (188–141 BC), personal name Liu Qi, was the sixth emperor of the Chinese Han dynasty from 157 to 141 BC.

Forecasts for the Ox in 2019

Overall fortune


This year, someone will offer help to the careers of the people who born in the year of the ox. In addition, there are many other opportunities for promotion. Although many of their co-workers are willing to offer them help in work, there may be some people who have evil purposes.

While they are working, they should remain modest. If they want to change their job, they need to consider it carefully in order to avoid mistakes.

In 2018, no matter what unfortunate events that the Oxen people may experience, all of their unfortunate will change to the best.

  • Ideal jobs for Oxen people: cultural worker; civil servant.


This year, there will be a combination of luck and violence in terms of money.

On the bright side, Oxen people will develop in very fortunate ways this year and have the opportunity to benefit from new business cooperation and relationships. However, they need to pay more attention with whom they choose to do business, in order to make sure they select the right people.

The unfavorable aspects, this year they should pay more attention to financial matters, such as cooperation or contracts. They are required to anticipate the problems in cooperation or investment matters. In terms of investment and financial management, they should ensure that the conditions of the company which they invest in are stable.

  • In general, their fortune of their wealth is good in 2019 and there will be additional income opportunities.
  • The best months of the year and good for doing business: April; August.


This year Oxen people health fortunes will remain more or less the same, although some Oxen people may experience some minor illnesses. In particular, drivers or people of the machinery industry should pay attention to their safety. Young people need to stay away from the water environment to avoid swimming in dangerous places this summer. Middle-aged people need to relax, otherwise the pressures of life will cause some physical problems.

Some of the suggestions in health:

  • Middle-aged Oxen people should participate in some activities if they would like to relax.
  • Those Oxen people who are weak do not stay in the places which are very dirty.

Love and relationships

Love and relationships in 2019 will mostly remain stable. Moreover, Oxen people have nothing to develop their love and relationship in this year.

  • For Oxen people who are single this year, the emotional progress is relatively slow. So they need to participate in social activities where they have the opportunity to strengthen their emotional fortune and seize opportunities.
  • For married people, it is recommended they strengthen the interaction of family members to build good relationships with each other.

Unfortunately, the emotion of the people who are born in the year of the ox is a weakness this year. In family life, they should pay more attention to communication and not be so egocentric. Also, in their emotional life, they should communicate with those people with whom they have relationships.

  • The months in the year which Oxen people should pay more attention to love and relationship is May and July.

Greetings for an Ox Year

  • Good luck for this Ox year.

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Some Famous People Born in a Year of the Ox

Many famous people were born in the year of the Ox. Here is a list of several show business celebrities born in the year of the Ox.

Born in 256 BC

Liu Bang (Emperor Gaozu of China’s “Western Han Dynasty”)

Born in 303

Wang Xizhi (one of the most famous calligraphers in ancient China, known as the Sage of Calligraphy)

Born in 1654

Kangxi (the emperor of Qing Dynasty)

Born in 1809

Charles Darwin

Born in 1881

Pablo Picasso

Born in 1917

John F Kennedy

Born in 1942

Muhammad Ali

Born in 1954

Oprah Winfrey

Born in 1965

J. K. Rowling

Some other celebrities

Qu Yuan (a patriotic poet in China’s Warring States Period), Hua Tuo (the most famous physician in ancient China), Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soong Qing-ling (Sun Yat-sen’s wife), Gong Li (a famous Chinese film actress), Xi Jnping

Which Chinese Zodiac Sign Are You?

  • Rat: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2027, 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2030, 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

The years above are Chinese calendar years, starting at Chinese New Year, which usually falls between January 21st and February 20th. To confirm their Chinese zodiac sign, people born in January or February should examine the date of Chinese New Year in the year of their birth.

Introduction to the 12 Animals

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