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The Ox () is the 2nd of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the Earthly Branch symbol . The name is also translated into English as Cow.

In the Vietnamese zodiac, the water buffalo occupies the position of the Ox. In the Gurung zodiac, the Ox is replaced by the cow.[1]

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Years and the Five ElementsEdit

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Ox", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[2][3]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
24 January 1925 12 February 1926 Wood Ox
11 February 1937 30 January 1938 Fire Ox
29 January 1949 16 February 1950 Earth Ox
15 February 1961 4 February 1962 Metal Ox
3 February 1973 22 January 1974 Water Ox
20 February 1985 8 February 1986 Wood Ox
7 February 1997 27 January 1998 Fire Ox
26 January 2009 13 February 2010 Earth Ox
12 February 2021 31 January 2022 Metal Ox
31 January 2033 18 February 2034 Water Ox

Chinese Zodiac OxEdit

Sign Best Match Average No Match
Ox Ox, Snake, Rooster Dragon, Monkey, Rat, Dog, Tiger, Horse, Pig, Rabbit Goat

Basic astrology elementsEdit

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: 丑 chǒu
The Five Elements: Earth
Yin Yang: Yin
Lunar Month: Twelfth
Lucky Numbers: 8, 9, 3; Avoid: 6
Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom, rose
Lucky Colors: blue, red, purple; Avoid: white, green
Season: Winter

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arina Sherchan (2010-07-11). "Tamu (Gurung) Losar Festival". Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Chinese New Year". Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Year of the Ox, Cow: Love Compatibility, Horoscope, Personality - Chinese Zodiac Sign". Retrieved 2017-06-09. 

Further readingEdit

  • Neil Somerville (2008). Your Chinese Horoscope 2009: What the Year of the Ox Holds in Store for You. HarperCollins. pp. I–VIII. ISBN 9780007283750.