The Ox - Compatible Star / Birth Signs

The Ox (NIU)

Ruler of the hours 1am to 3am
Direction - North/Northeast
Season - Winter/January
Fixed element - Water negative
Yin/Yang - Yin

The Ox is highly compatible with:




The Ox has a harmonious relationship with:


The Ox has no conflict but needs to make an effort with:




The Ox has a difficult relationship with:




The Ox has a turbulent relationship with:



Personality Traits:
People born under the sign of the Ox are generally calm, dependable, patient and unflagging. The Ox is symbolic of prosperity that is achieved through hard work.  Although obstinate they do have logical minds and will not be easily frightened.  They appreciate that in order to achieve success things must be done in a certain methodical and correct way.  Ox people are seldom deprived and tend to be both reliable and conventional.  They are patient, but once angry and incensed it will be difficult to reason with them, they also have a propensity to hold grudges.  Ruled more by their heads than hearts they are full of pride and uncompromising and in order to be happier they should nurture their sense of humor.

The year of the Ox: is one in which success will escape without a sustained, mindful effort.  The sort of problems that are encountered in the year of the Ox tend to be home front problems that seem to be never ending.  The Ox year needs discipline and it is not the time for unruly behaviour or taking short cuts.  In this year success is achieved solely through hard work.


The Fire Ox - powerful, money-oriented, motivated by combat, but is also objective.

The Fire Ox Years
11 Feb 1937 to 30 Jan 1938
8 Feb 1997 to 27 Jan 1998

The Wood Ox - traditional, accommodating, ethical, fair-minded and motivated by honesty.

The Wood Ox Years
25 Jan 1925 to 12 Feb 1926
20 Feb 1985 to 8 Feb 1986

The Earth Ox - resolute, enduring, motivated by patience, is focused and genuine.

The Earth Ox Years
29 Jan 1949 to 16 Feb 1950
26 Jan 2009 to 13 Feb 2010

The Metal Ox - confrontational, conceited, bright, intense and motivated by conviction.

The Metal Ox Years
19 Feb 1901 to 7 Feb 1902
15 Feb 1961 to 4 Feb 1962

The Water Ox - systematic, motivated by strength of mind, is patient, practicable and levelheaded.

The Water Ox Years
6 Feb 1913 to 25 Jan 1914
3 Feb 1973 to 22 Jan 1974

Click here to find out your Chinese Star Sign in the full set of Chinese year tables from 1900 - 2011.

Sources: Information from - Chinese Astrology - Collins Gem - HarperCollins Publishers, Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 2QT - ISBN: 0 00 472515 8

Information about star sign meanings from: The Elfin Magical Diary 1995, Astrological & Psychic Guide - An Elfin Production - PO Box 684, Longridge, Preston. PR3 2LX 


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