The Ox is the second animal in the 12-year cycle Chinese Zodiac system. It belongs to the “earth” element among the Chinese five elements. The Ox has a slow pace, but it has perseverance and is hardworking. Hence people born in the Year of the Ox have such characteristics.

The Ox hour refers to the time from 1:00 am to 3:00 am. At this moment, the ox is chewing the food that has yet digested in the day, and this is the reason that the ancient Chinese associated these hours with the ox.

Years of the Ox

Lucky Things

Lucky Numbers : 1, 9
Lucky Flowers : Tulip, Evergreen, Peach blossom
Lucky Colors : Blue, Yellow, Purple

Personality of the Ox


When it comes to work, the Ox leaves an impression with his diligence, being self-motivational and having a superhuman ability to resolve difficulties. These strengths are a result of the Ox’s characteristics – having high endurance and strong perseverance. The Ox possesses a never-give-up attitude, is always focused on moving towards his goal and generally does not change his mind easily even when there are changes in other factors.


The Ox is stubborn and tends to not listen to others. It is this temper that pushes people to stay away from the Ox. This might be a result of the Ox’s characteristic of being unsociable and his preference for working independently. In current times, the Ox cannot just work hard, but he has to see what is in front of him. If the Ox is willing to listen to other’s views, he might command more respect and likability.

The Ox and the Life Path Number

In Numerology, the birth date has significant influences on people’s life. In fact, a life path number can be derived from the sum total of the digits that make up your birth date. Your life path number together with your Chinese Zodiac sign can explore the real you. Here are the traits of the Ox in reacting to different Life Path Numbers.

Find out your life path number:

Input your birthday:


Life Path number
Sensitive yet emotionally unstable
Respectable, upright but easily tricked by others
Innocent, frank, hence easily offending others
Uninhibited, willing to risk their lives for friends
Uninteresting and dislike crowds
Enjoy socializing but dislike overdoing it
Liberal, possess leadership potential
Gentle, like helping others
Humble, preferisolation

The Compatibility of the Ox with other Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Ox Combines with the Western Zodiac Signs

In the laws of the universe, many areas will use the number “12” to divide some static systems. In the West, there are twelve constellations and in the East, there are twelve zodiac signs. Their difference lies in one goes with using a month as the unit of measurement, and the other uses a year for the unit of measurement. When the zodiac is combined with the constellations, it creates a unique character. The following is a character combination of the Ox with the 12 zodiacal constellations.

Jan 20 - Feb 18Uncertain, elusive
Feb 19 - Mar 20Love to joke, but needs to be aware of not overdoing it
Mar 21 - Apr 19Ambitious
Apr 20 - May 20Gentle
May 21 - Jun 20Cynical, yet is worth being friends with
Jun 21 - Jul 22Puts in extra effort, but does not reap results
Jul 23 - Aug 22Forced by circumstances, yet eventually not following the trend
Aug 23 - Sep 22Dissatisfied with reality, be contended with your work
Sep 23 - Oct 22Well versed in dancing and socializing
Oct 23 - Nov 21Dangerous, stubborn, and irritable
Nov 22 - Dec 21Balanced, yet stubborn
Dec 22 - Jan 19Stern, does not like to joke