The Strong Ox
The Ox is Yin (female)
Ox years are: 1901 ~ 1913 ~ 1925 ~1937 ~ 1949 ~ 1961 ~ 1973 ~ 1985 ~ 1997 ~ 2009 ~ 2021.
This is a list of symbols that you, as an Ox, should surround yourself with as they will help you to become your true self and give you a feeling of happiness and comfort.
Tree - Pear ~ Food - Beef stew ~ Flower - Chrysanthemum ~ Fragrance- Shalimar ~ Birthstone- Lapis Lazuli ~ Number- 1 ~ Animal- Bear ~ Spice- Coriander ~ Herb- Sage ~ Drink- Strong Tea ~ Metal- Copper ~ Colour- Dark Blue.
Oxen, as their animal counterparts, are strong. Both physically and mentally. They are good solid workers who don’t have time for people less capable than themselves. These people can be thought of as stodgy and no fun. However, they often have hobbies that could make other people blush! It’s their way of getting away from the normal everyday rigor. And have even been known to have some quite hot love affairs!! As long as it’s not silly, the Ox does not like to appear silly.
Ox people get places, just perhaps at a slower rate than some of the other Chinese signs. But then the Ox takes pride in what he/she does and perseveres until the job is done. They do like power. In fact some seriously powerful and not to mention dangerous (among other words) leaders have been Oxen. Hitler and Saddam Hussein are both well known Ox’s. This does not mean of course that all Ox’s are set to rule and dominate the world, invade countries and kill lots of people, merely that they have the potential. But do not panic if you are an Ox, many famous writers have been born under the same sign, Ox’s love to write, and are incredibly talented.
To love an Ox you will have to understand that these people are not the Romeo’s and Juliet’s of the Zodiac. They will not be gushing. They can appear standoffish and aloof at times. To get to see the inside of this persons heart you must be as persevering as they are, and willing to wait. For the love of these diligent people may not come easy, but when it does it comes with a burning intensity that could put the Olympic torch to shame.
Ever heard the saying “As strong as an Ox”? These people are, of all the signs, live to a good age indeed these people have a strong constitution. But that doesn’t mean they do not get ill, in fact they are often hypochondriac’s but due to them being so mentally and physically strong the Ox can get over anything. Food, as for the Rat, is the problem here. Oxen are prone to being overweight and may also suffer from reddish patches mainly on their face and neck. These people need a healthy diet, full of fresh vegetables and fruit. They are frequently caught snacking which is no good for them at all. Their stomachs are their weak spots as again these people keep it all in and can end up with stomach ulcers.
My advice to any Ox’s reading this would be to stay away from the City. You’re not cut out for the turmoil and fast speed living it brings. A quiet country cottage is what you need, with perhaps your own vegetable patch? And of course, a padlock on the biscuit tin!
Ox’s are most compatible with: Rooster’s, Rat’s and Snake’s. But stay away from Horse’s and Tiger’s for they are matches made in hell.