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 also translated into English as Cow; the characters 牛/丑 refer to the Cow in general, both the males and females.
In the Vietnamese zodiac, the water buffalo occupies the position of the Ox. In the Gurung zodiac, the Ox is replaced by the 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 also bearing the following elemental sign:
|24 January 1925
||12 February 1926
|11 February 1937
||30 January 1938
|29 January 1949
||16 February 1950
|15 February 1961
||4 February 1962
|3 February 1973
||22 January 1974
|20 February 1985
||8 February 1986
|7 February 1997
||27 January 1998
|26 January 2009
||13 February 2010
|12 February 2021
||31 January 2022
|31 January 2033
||18 February 2034
Chinese zodiac Ox
Basic astrology elements
|Earthly Branches of Birth Year:
|The Five Elements:
||8, 9, 3; Avoid: 6
||tulip, evergreen, peach blossom, rose
||blue, red, purple; Avoid: white, green
|Closest Western Zodiac:
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