Starting Dates         Ending Dates         Element
February 19, 1901         February 7, 1902         Metal
February 6, 1913         January 25, 1914         Water
January 25, 1925         February 12, 1926         Wood
February 11, 1937         January 30, 1938         Fire
January 29, 1949         February 16, 1950         Earth
February 15, 1961         February 4, 1962         Metal
February 3, 1973         January 22, 1974         Water
February 20, 1985         February 8, 1986         Wood
February 8, 1997         January 27, 1998         Fire

Hours ruled by the Ox : 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Direction of its sign : North-Northeast
Season and principle month : Winter - January
Corresponds to the Western sign : Capricorn
Fixed element : Water
Stem : Negative

CHARACTER TRAITS:

They are a goal oriented leader.  The ox can also be stubborn but also serious and hard working individual.  At
times they may be introverted and can feel lonely and insecure.  They do not like change.

The ox tends to work too much causing not enough time to relax.  

In relationships, ox will search hard for the right person.  But unfortunately they are not good in relationships.  This
is due to blaming others and being overbearing at times.  

COMPATIBLE/NOT COMPATIBLE:
Ox and RAT
Very compatible. Excellent marriage and business relations. Mutual understanding and happiness. Will be
prosperous together.  
Ox and OX
May have areas of common interests, but no deep understanding of each other. Will cooperate only when
necessary.  
Ox and TIGER
Personality clashes and bitter rivalry. No understanding of each other. Animosities and mutual distrust. Unable to
resolve their differences.
Ox and RABBIT
No major conflicts. Congenial and solid relationship. Compatible to a good extent. Could work as a team.  
Ox and DRAGON
Mutual respect for one another. Workable relationships. No large differences or struggle for dominance. Can
cooperate for the common good.
Ox and SNAKE
Very good match. Will be sympathetic to each other's feelings. Relate extremely well. Will form profitable and
lasting ties.  
Ox and HORSE
Nothing lasting or permanent will result from this union. Moderately congenial relations are to be expected at best.
Communication barriers.
Ox and SHEEP
Will just tolerate at best. Certain degree of indifference and conflict in their union. Will maintain a cool relationship
at best. Uncooperative and incompatible.  
Ox and MONKEY
Have mutual reservations about each other. No outright confrontations, but will not find any common ground for
negotiations.  
Ox and ROOSTER
Excellent union. Very successful team. Will have no difficulty in communicating with each other. Will find love and
happiness together.  
Ox and DOG
Some animosity and unsympathetic feelings. Have nothing much in common. Will not relate well to each other.
Ox and PIG
No personality clashes. Compatible to a certain extent. Acceptable but cool relationship. No struggles or lasting
bonds either.

KEY WORDS:

POSITIVE TRAITS:
Smart
Responsible
Cautious
Hard working
Thoughtful
Home loving
Steadfast

NEGATIVE TRAITS:
unpretentious
rigidity
stubborn

CAREERS BEST SUITED FOR:
Working alone
Interior designer
Painter
Carpenter
Quarry worker
Construction worker
Archaeologist
Horticulturist
Mechanic
Engineer
Draftsman
Banker
Broker
Real estate agent
Army officer

ELEMENTS:
Metal Ox – Years 1901 and 1961
Like metal, these Oxen are amazingly strong. They’re extremely hard-working individuals who will do whatever is
necessary to achieve their goals. They’re trustworthy, dependable individuals who are not likely to show emotion.
They have difficulty interpreting the feelings of others.
Water Ox – Years 1913 and 1973
Water Oxen are much more flexible, and because of this quality, they’re better able to understand what others are
thinking and feeling. They’re sincere, patient, quick-thinking and others enjoy being around them.
Wood Ox – Years 1925 and 1985
Wood Oxen work well as part of a team, but because of their work ethic, self-confidence and strong sense of
morals, they’ll always perform better as the team’s leader. They do have a tendency to be quick-tempered and
outspoken.
Fire Ox – Years 1937 and 1997
Fire Oxen are natural born leaders. In fact, they’ll often hold positions of importance at work and in the community.
They have short fuses and tend to react impulsively instead of considering the opinion of others.
Earth Ox – Years 1949 and 2009
Earth Oxen are successful individuals, probably because they are diligent rather than impulsive. A more modest
approach combined with their reliability and sincerity makes them more likeable.

FAMOUS PEOPLE:
Walt Disney, Emperor Hirohito, Richard Nixon, Vincent van Gogh, Margaret Thatcher, Robert Redford, Dustin
Hoffman, Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Hussein