Ox (zodiac)

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Ox
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"Ox" in regular Chinese characters
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The Ox is the second of the 12-year animal cycle that appears in the Chinese zodiac in relation to the Chinese Calendar. The 'Year of the Ox' is denoted by the Earthly Branch symbol 丑. The name is also translated into English as 'cow'. This is because 牛 / 丑 also refers to Cow in general, both men and women.

In the Vietnamese zodiac, the water buffalo takes the position of the Ox. In the Guru zodiac, the cow is also replaced by the Cow.

Year and the Five Elements[change | change source]

Sexagenary cycle years

People born within these dates can be said to be born in the "Year of the Cow", while carrying the following elemental sign.

Start date End date Heavenly branch
31 January 1805 17 February 1806 Wood Ox
17 January 1817 4 February 1818 Fire Ox
4 February 1829 24 January 1830 Earth Ox
23 January 1841 9 February 1842 Metal Ox
8 February 1853 28 January 1854 Water Ox
27 January 1865 14 February 1866 Wood Ox
13 February 1877 1 February 1878 Fire Ox
31 January 1889 20 January 1890 Earth Ox
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 2082 Metal Ox
27 January 2093 14 February 2094 Water Ox

Chinese Zodiac Cat Compatibility Grid[change | change source]

Sign Best match Average Match No match
Maybe Cattle, Snake, Chicken and Rat Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Pig Goat or Dog

Basic astrological elements[change | change source]

Earthly Branches Of Birth Year: 丑 Chǒu
The Five Elements: Wood
Yin Yang: Yin
Lucky Month: Twelfth
Lucky Number: 8, 9, 3; Avoid: 6
Lucky Flower: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom, rose
Lucky Color: blue, red, purple; Avoid: white, green
Season: Winter
Closest Western Zodiac: Capricorn