Chinese New Year – The Ox 2021
Gong Xi Fa Chai! Wishing You a Prosperous Chinese New Year 2021.
The year of a person’s birth sign, known as Ben Ming Nian, is believed to be unlucky because of its conflict with Tai Sui. Therefore, 2021 will be a turbulent year for the Ox. You may encounter unexpected challenges, especially in your career and studies, which can leave you feeling stressed out, distracted, and emotional.
Use this time to cultivate your relationships. With the support of your family and friends, you will likely manage to navigate any difficulties and gain a deeper appreciation for what you have.
In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it.
PERSONALITY AND CHARACTERISTICS
Oxen are honest and earnest. They are low key and never look for praise or to be the centre of attention. This often hides their talent, but they’ll gain recognition through their hard work.
Men born in the Ox year are reliable and trustworthy. They put their entire heart into everything they do. They feel great responsibility towards their family as well. However, due to their confidence (almost arrogance), they don’t allow anyone to go against their rules. They hold your children to high expectations, even though it might be unrealistic.
Women born in the Ox year are calm and gentle. They will never surrender to fate and rarely think of choosing an alternative. This no doubt leads to a life of struggles. Despite this stubbornness, they think and react quickly.
MOST COMPATIBLE WITH OX: RAT, SNAKE, ROOSTER
Rat’s fixed earthly branch is water, while Ox is earth. They have complementing personalities and hold the same goals in life.
Snake and Rooster fit Ox nicely as well. Not only will Snakes give warmth and romance, but they also offer help and support in work too. Honest and loyal, they can also be attracted to the Rooster’s soft and loving heart.
LEAST COMPATIBLE WITH OX: GOAT, HORSE, DOG
The Earthly Branches of Goat and Ox clash strongly. They can tolerate each other’s differences, but there will always be tension.
Horses have a free and wild spirit and may not have a serious attitude toward life. This is the opposite of an Ox’s personality. With Dogs, it’s hard to find common ground.
LUCKY THINGS FOR OXEN
- Colors: blue, yellow, green
- Numbers: 1, 4
- Flowers: lily of the valley and lucky bamboo
- Directions of auspiciousness: East, Southeast
- Directions of wealth: Northwest
- Directions of love: South
- Colors: red, brown
- Numbers: 3, 6
CAREERS FIT FOR OXEN
Oxen often group family and work together. They look for long-term and steady work. Because of this, they are studious in school and perform well in every subject. This helps build a strong support for any future career path.
Because of their low-key personality, a stable job is the best for Oxen. Their strong sense of responsibility also makes them the perfect candidate for professional and stressful jobs. These include doctors, lawyers, businessmen and teachers. With their technical skills and effort, they can receive society’s recognition and reach their own standards.
No matter what career they choose, it must something they are really interested in. Though they may be okay with any job that fits their skills, they should take the time to find something they love.
Though 2021 may bring you bad luck, it will also bring you stable career prospects. Because Ox energy is suppressed in Ben Ming Nian, you will find it harder to achieve breakthroughs in your career this year.
You may find it challenging to get the results you expected, even though you are level-headed and hardworking. Moreover, the Ox will need to proceed with an abundance of caution in workplace relationships this year. You will need to compromise in order to avoid hostile interactions with your colleagues.
HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE
As workaholics, Oxen will sometimes go days with minimal food and rest, then binge on both. Irregular diets will lead to indigestion and problems with the digestive system. Irregular exercise is what causes you to fall ill with “random” ailments. For a healthy life, they need to remember to take breaks from work, stretch and relax.
Be careful with your health this year. In Ben Ming Nian, the Ox’s fortunes will become precarious. You will be more prone to catching minor infections this year, so make it a point to schedule routine checkups.
Tai Sui will throw many curve balls at you this year, and these may cause you stress and anxiety. Ailments can lead to more serious problems if left untreated, so rest whenever you find the time to do so. Try to exercise more often and stay away from risky activities whenever possible.
Chinese astrology predicts that this year will start on a relatively low note for the Ox. Ben Ming Nian’s conflict with Tai Sui will bring significant instability to your fortunes, and you can easily encounter something unexpected if you act rashly.
This should not prevent you from working on personal development and living your best life, however. If you ever get into trouble, do your best to adapt to the situation. With some hard work and determination, you’ll find your way out again.
Stay calm and be patient with yourself—the wheel of fortune will turn in your favour soon enough.
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