As we say “goodbye” to the Year of The Rat, it’s “hello gorgeous” to the upcoming Year of The Ox, which starts February 12, and lasts through January 31, 2022.
The second animal of the Chinese zodiac, the Ox is about hard work, positivity, and honesty - while being gentle, grounded, loyal, and trustworthy.
The Chinese calendar rotates in 60-year cycles based on 12 earthly branches (animal signs) and five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water). So, 2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox and since this is a Metal year, the color of 2021 is going to be white. So, all this equals: The Year of The White Metal Ox.
Oh wait, there’s more! Each one of the 12 animal signs is also represented by either a Yin or Yang force, plus an element. The Ox is associated with Yin force, which is slow, soft, and passive. Its element is Earth, which represents stability and nourishment. Together Yin and earth is a very auspicious combination!
The Year of the Metal Ox is going to be a favorable year for economic recovery or consolidation. This will also be the perfect time to put positive energy into family and all relationships - from partnerships and friendships to love.
At the same time, since the Ox is hard-working, to successfully accomplish your goals in 2021, it’s going to be about discipline and taking responsibility for all the things you do, while organizing your time.That being said, just about all problems get solved with discipline. A lot of discipline! Better yet, those that discipline themselves, take responsibility, and work hard WILL be rewarded and succeed!
The years of the Ox in the Chinese Zodiac are: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021. The Ox won't be back again until 2033.
When it comes to helping to create abundance, prosperity, and success, each year of the Chinese Calendar has its own set of lucky colors and numbers. Since this is a Metal year the color of 2021 is going to be White. Other Lucky colors also include Yellow and Green. It’s also recommended to wear metal accessories to increase your luck. This year’s Lucky Numbers are 7, 9, 12, 21, 34, 42.
Famous people born in the Year of the Ox:
(in no particular order): Barack Obama, Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, George Takei, Meg Ryan, Maisie Williams, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Michael Phelps, Kylie Jenner, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Paul Walker, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Gerald Ford, Robert F. Kennedy, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Nixon, Yogi Berra, Napoleon, Vincent Van Gogh.