The ox is resolute, strong-willed, ambitious, careful, patient and stubborn.
The Chinese astrological ox is neither slow witted nor clumsy. These powerful, dependable beings were meant to lead. While their approach to fulfilling a task may be slow and methodical, they are capable of great things and never lose sight of their goals. Their stamina is endless and they are detail conscious. They believe in getting things right the first time.
To outsiders oxen may seem to be too serious and unable to let their hair down. Being introverts, these are easy assumptions to make. Also, they are very independent and appear to have no regard for what others think of them. However, hidden behind that distant air shown to the world, is a being that feels pain, loneliness and regret, and they do not connect well with others.
The oxen’s comforts and delights are derived from friends and family and through work well done. As a friend, lover or family member, the ox makes a reliable and protective ally who is always tender and affectionate.
When away from the family and out in the world, the ox can be stubborn and dogmatic. They do not back down or take guff from anyone.
The ox is a good source of honest advice and needs to try to be less quick to judge others. When they see the value of those who have qualities different than their own, they are well on their way to a warmer social life.
Famous oxen include:
Warren Beatty, Jon Bon Jovi, Jeff Bridges, Richard Burton, Barbara Cartland, Charlie Chaplin, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Walt Disney, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Don Johnson, Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Heather Locklear, Eddie Murphy, Jessica Lange, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, Rod Steiger, Peter Sellers, Sissy Spacek, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep and Twiggy.
Ideal jobs include:
Composer, landlord, doctor, cook or chef, farmer, police officer, soldier, teacher, judge, banker, insurance broker, gardener.
1, 3, 5, 12, 15, 33, 35, 51 and 53
Equivalent Western Sign: Capricorn
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