The Ox (牛) is the second 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 丑. The name is translated into English as Cow.
Years and the Five Elements
People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Ox", while bearing the following elemental sign:
|Start date||End date||Heavenly branch|
|19 February 1901||7 February 1902||Metal Ox|
|6 February 1913||25 January 1914||Water Ox|
|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|
|17 February 2045||05 February 2046||Wood Ox|
|4 February 2057||23 January 2058||Fire Ox|
|23 January 2069||10 February 2070||Earth Ox|
|9 February 2081||28 January 2083||Metal Ox|
|27 January 2093||14 February 2094||Water Ox|
|Sign||Best Match/ Balance (2nd Trine Group)||Average||No Match/ Rival-Enemy-Obstacle (Opposite Sign)|
|Ox||Ox, Snake, Rooster||Dragon, Monkey, Rat, Dog, Tiger, Horse, Pig, Rabbit||Goat|
Cycle: (Trine Group) Ox needs Snake, Snake needs Rooster, Rooster needs Ox; (Opposite Sign) but her rival opposes the Goat.
Basic astrology elements
|Earthly Branches:||丑 Chǒu|
|The Five Elements:||Earth|
|Lucky Numbers:||8, 9, 3; Avoid: 6|
|Lucky Flowers:||tulip, evergreen, peach blossom, rose|
|Lucky Colors:||blue, red, purple; Avoid: white, green|
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