Year of the Ox: Personality, Horoscope for 2023

🐮 Year of the Ox (Buffalo): Men and women born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Ox
By KarmaWeather - 3 August 2022
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The Year of the Ox

Year of the Ox's Chinese horoscope and meaning: exact birth dates and elements, characteristics and personality traits, love compatibility and zodiac lucky stones

In brief: Quiet strength irradiates from the Chinese zodiac sign of the Ox. A person born during the Year of the Ox, the second animal of the Chinese zodiac, is very self-confident and knows his life goals.

Powerful and balanced, the Ox always manages to find the energy needed to get back on his feet, even when going through difficult times.

Able to carry heavy loads, to fall just to better to rise again, the tenacity and the perseverance of the Ox allows him to climb mountains and to protect those whom he likes from the most fierce weather conditions.

📅 2022 and 2023 Chinese zodiac predictions for the Year of the Ox:

Year of the Ox: Personality horoscope

Concerning his sentimental life, the Ox has an immoderate love for his family. Life would have no meaning for him without the presence of his family and friends. He is faithful in love and cares very carefully about the education of his children. Very territorial, the Ox is also jealous and possessive. It is better not to enter his domain without having his prior blessing.

On a morphological level, it is not uncommon for people born during a year of the Ox to be broad-shouldered, just as they generally have good bone strength.

Very disciplined in his daily life, loyal and rather honest, his opinions are generally conservative and respectful of the established order. As a result, the Ox sometimes suffers from a lack of fantasy, which doesn't prevent him from excelling in the creative trades whose high level of requirement is up to his abilities.

Self-disciplined and organized, the Ox favors when he can the creation and development of his own business rather than having to report to a superior. That is why, when the conditions allow it, the Ox would rather choose a solitary job, in order to preserve his peace of mind and his productivity, especially as speed not being his best asset, he needs to manage his progression to the rhythm that suits him best.

In the business world, the Ox is a trustworthy professional, with whom one can work serenely, despite his highly developed ego and his lack of flexibility. In case of too much frontal contestation or if he feels betrayed, always beware of the Ox; even wounded, he will always have the strength and agility needed to grip his enemy in the whirlwind of his violent and destructive anger.

🐮 Which kind of Ox are you?

Positive and negative personality traits of Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Oxen

Year of the Ox: The 5 types of Oxen in Chinese astrology
Ox Type Birth Year Characteristics (Man & Woman)
🌳 Wood Ox 1925, 1985 Honest, powerful, protective, reliable, harsh, relentless, obtuse, intolerant
🔥 Fire Ox 1937, 1997 Observer, idealist, constant, tenacious, critical, authoritarian, brutal, selfish
🗿 Earth Ox 1949, 2009 Robust, methodical, stable, patient, misanthropic, agoraphobic, lazy, conformist
🛠 Metal Ox 1961, 2021 Independent, loyal, parsimonious, discreet, jealous, vindictive, intransigent, insincere
💧 Water Ox 1973 Placid, quiet, unfazed, balanced, slow, bad player, resentful, disconcerting

Also read the Ox's combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Year of the Ox's birth dates

🐮 Ox calendar years

Years and elements of birth for the Chinese zodiac sign of the Ox

Year of the Ox: Birth Date Ranges
Birth Year Date range Chinese Year
1925 25/01/1925 - 12/02/1926 Yin Wood Ox Year
1937 11/02/1937 - 30/01/1938 Yin Fire Ox Year
1949 29/01/1949 - 16/02/1950 Yin Earth Ox Year
1961 15/02/1961 - 04/02/1962 Yin Metal Ox Year
1973 03/02/1973 - 22/01/1974 Yin Water Ox Year
1985 20/02/1985 - 08/02/1986 Yin Wood Ox Year
1997 07/02/1997 - 27/01/1998 Yin Fire Ox Year
2009 26/01/2009 - 13/02/2010 Yin Earth Ox Year
2021 12/02/2021 - 31/01/2022 Yin Metal Ox Year

Chinese zodiac Ox's best jobs and careers

Archeologist, politician, economist, teacher, cook

Year of the Ox: Fortune

Lucky Colors of the Ox

Green, black

Lucky Numbers of the Ox

2, 6, 10

Ox (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Ox

Charlie Chaplin, George Clooney, Barack Obama, David Hockney, Peter Paul Rubens, Vincent Van Gogh, Cédric Villani, Sergey Brin, Bernard Arnault, Diana Princess of Wales, Walt Disney, King Henri IV of France, Napoleon I, Larry Page, Albert Camus, Marc Lévy, Mylène Farmer, Wengie, Eugene Lee Yang, Bruno Mars, Michael Phelps, Dominic Sandoval, Wayne Rooney, Toby Turner, Chris Paul, Keira Knightley, Arden Cho, Jungkook (BTS member)

Year of the Ox: Love compatibility

The Ox's Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

The Ox (Buffalo), the Snake and the Rooster (Chicken) are part of the second compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Ox (Buffalo), second sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Snake and the Rooster.

All 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Rat is the secret friend of the Ox. However, also note that the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox is incompatible with the Goat (Sheep).

💖 Ox compatibility horoscope

Today's Chinese Horoscope for the Ox

KarmaWeather's Free Daily Ox Horoscope offers unique and accurate predictions for the 2nd Chinese zodiac sign. To better understand his Chinese daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the consulted period of the current Chinese year, the Ox must monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Goat (in particular, avoid any trip, operation or signature of contract). On the other hand, the days of the Ox, the Snake, the Rooster and the Rat are lucky days for the Ox.

Year of the Ox: Birthstones

Ox Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Black noble opal, black tourmaline, bronzite, carnelian, cat's eye, chrysoberyl, citrine, Dalmatian jasper, eudialyte, hawk's eye, golden rutilated quartz, golden topaz, moonstone, rainbow fluorite, septaria, silver rutilated quartz, starry obsidian, tiger iron, white noble opal, yellow citrine, silver



Ox's 2023 Chinese horoscope

Ox 2023 Horoscope
Year of the Ox's 2023 Horoscope
Feng Shui Colors 2023 for the Ox: Mimosa yellow, Ecru white

Chinese horoscope of the Ox during the Year of the Rabbit 2023, in love, work, career, health, luck, studies and travels

The Year of the Water Rabbit 2023 augurs a quiet period without major obstacles for the Ox. According to the Chinese horoscope 2023, the Ox will still be strongly encouraged, on certain key occasions, to pay attention to the methods he uses to achieve his ends. If the Ox is already exercising a stable professional activity, he will have no trouble advancing at his own pace, but if not, he will have to use discreet stratagems to guarantee the sustainability of his job. The more the Ox will be able to show flexibility, the better he will succeed in obtaining what he covets. In the same way, all the commitments made the previous year must first have been completed before he can seriously consider embarking on a new existential dynamic. Otherwise, the Year of the Rabbit 2023 will not hesitate to subject the Ox to the upheavals of his unfinished actions. Nevertheless, joyful news will come from time to time to brighten up his daily life. The Ox's spirit of devotion will earn him some rewards in the end. These will take root in the new friendships formed during this Chinese year 2023. But for these promises of a better life to materialize, one will need to be selective, given the many requests that will arise for the Ox in 2023.

Ox Lucky Colors 2023: Download Mobile WallpaperIndeed, according to the Ox's 2023 horoscope for work and money, this need to sort things out is particularly important when it comes to finances. No loan or credit should be made without the signing of a prior agreement. A friendship transformed into a partnership is not necessarily a good thing for the Ox in this Year of the Rabbit 2023. In the event of negligence in the analysis of the profile of a business partner, the Ox risks losing a large part of his invested funds, not that his partner is malevolent, but rather maladjusted and immature. Little resentful, the Ox will still be able to recover from this setback, despite the bitterness induced by this experience.

According to the love horoscope 2023 for the Ox, the 2nd Chinese zodiac sign can expect to spend a much more pleasant lunar new year in love than all the other areas of his life. The Rabbit (animal of the year 2023) advises him to spend long quiet evenings sheltered and warm, in the company of the people he loves the most. No psychological disorder should compromise the serene atmosphere that he will manage to infuse in his home, including himself. If moments of stress are to be endured outside or at work, the Ox will make the necessary efforts not to take them home and subject them to other members of his family, strangers to his problems. The Year of the Rabbit 2023 encourages the improvement of the living comfort of the home. Some efforts in interior decoration, or even the prospect of finding another accommodation, more adapted to his needs, could be one of the important projects of the year. On the other hand, and this particularly concerns the Ox, any modification of the home must be made according to the Feng Shui predictions of the Year of the Rabbit 2023.


🧧 Also read the free and complete 2023 Chinese horoscope


Talismans and lucky charms 2023 of the Ox

The luck of the Ox in 2023
Rating of the year ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Resolution of the year Hold the reins tightly
Luckiest months December 2023 (Month of the Rat), May 2023 (Month of the Snake), September 2023 (Month of the Rooster ), January 2024 (Month of the Rat)
Least lucky period July 2023 (Month of the Goat)
Color 2023 Mimosa yellow, Ecru white
Protective Stone 2023 Citrine
Correction element 2023 Earth
Chakra 2023 Solar plexus chakra
Tarot card 2023 The Sun
Rune 2023 Ansuz
Foods 2023 Pumpkin, Sunflower, Lemon
Flowers and Oils 2023 Chamomile

Ox Monthly Horoscope 2023

  • Ox January 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 12th lunar month (Month of the Water Ox): from December 23, 2022 to January 21, 2023

    According to the January 2023 horoscope, the Ox is having a positive month. His relationships with others improve in quality. The Ox can expect to receive favorable work support, in the form of new alliances and professional agreements. Finances need to be carefully considered. Beautiful landscape to discover. Friendships can hide unsuspected loves. For love, force yourself to look in the right direction.

  • Ox February 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 1st lunar month (Month of the Wood Tiger): from January 22 to February 19, 2023

    According to the February 2023 horoscope, the Ox, the annoying wait for news should not ruin his life. These may be risks to be taken necessary to preserve his personal interests. The Ox undergoes the temporary feeling of professional stagnation. In the meantime, it is better to fix things that are broken or left out for too long. Money does not solve everything but a consolidation of achievements is always essential. Regarding love, it is better not to listen to those who pour into sentimentality, because this can mask an underlying sentimental diversion.

  • Ox March 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 2nd lunar month (Double Month of the Wood Rabbit): from February 20 to April 19, 2023

    According to the March 2023 horoscope, the Ox advances slowly but surely. He knows the direction to follow. Before enjoying any harvest, one must first plow the land. A sorting of priorities is essential. No action, no result. In terms of spending, carelessness is allowed. However, it is better to favor the useful over the ephemeral. Carefully review any contract before signing. The period is fertile for the Ox in search of love. Beware, however, of the hidden jealousy of those who claim to be best friends. For a quality exchange, there are solutions: all you have to do is accept the help offered and admit your faults without hesitation.

  • Ox April 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 3rd lunar month (Month of the Fire Dragon): from April 20 to May 18, 2023

    According to the April 2023 horoscope, the Ox will have to manage a rise in energy followed by a sudden drop in stamina. Beware of the risk of small infections. At work, quarrels are sometimes quiet and petty. Knocking on the right doors is then necessary, even if it means having to face a revealing refusa. Regarding money, the Ox can expect significant benefits that will allow him to breathe serenely again. It's time to take advantage of it to make the most of it, while it lasts! Regarding love, a happy reunion or the beginning of a new relationship is possible. On the other hand, any sharing of precious goods must absolutely be postponed. The Ox must protect his heart from emotional vampires.

  • Ox May 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 4th lunar month (Month of the Serpent of Fire): from May 19 to June 17, 2023

    According to the May 2023 horoscope, the Ox finally has the feeling that things are moving in his favor. The Ox proposes, the Ox obtains. Professionally, his intellectual acumen is at the forefront of his company's strategic decisions. It is out of the question to appear incompetent, because he has cards in his hand that only he can play. The Ox must restrain himself from any fit of anger. You have to be kind to the weakest, otherwise a return of karma is to be suffered. In his money management, the Ox must remember that beauty can never replace the essential. Valuable support will be provided by those who discreetly watch over the interests of the Ox. Regarding love, it is true that the coexistence of frankness and tolerance is not always an easy task. The Ox must avoid any behavior that could be perceived as aggressive and learn to let himself be seduced without feeling obliged to give back. Small bites are not always unpleasant.

  • Ox June 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 5th lunar month (Month of the Earth Horse): from June 18 to July 17, 2023

    According to the June 2023 horoscope, the Ox decides to focus entirely on his aspirations. Avoid last minute trips. Watch your fitness and eat healthy. Do a beauty treatment for a change. If possible, save far more than usual. Probable love confrontation to manage without ever stressing. Risk of injury in case of panic. Keep calm in all circumstances.

  • Ox July 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 6th lunar month (Month of the Earth Goat): from July 18 to August 15, 2023

    According to the July 2023 horoscope, the Ox can expect an acceptable month, but nothing more. At work, creativity is at the forefront. The Ox can feel overwhelmed by the skills of some of his colleagues. With an irreproachable organization, it is possible for him to inscribe his name in stone, with that of the great builders. The taste is bitter on the financial side. A regretful purchase should not darken everyday life. On vacation, it's the perfect time to think about how to turn the page. In love, the Ox will not have the time to taste the flavors he prefers. It is better to get away from arguments as soon as possible. Asking for help is always an option. Better days are approaching.

  • Ox August 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 7th lunar month (Month of the Metal Monkey): August 16 to September 14, 2023

    According to the August 2023 horoscope, the Ox is going through a much better period compared to last month. Beneficial meetings and collaborations will emerge. Financial events will benefit him. On the other hand, refrain from any radical decision. No middle ground: romantic encounters can be rare or, on the contrary, abound. Communication tools must be used wisely.

  • Ox September 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 8th lunar month (Month of the Metal Rooster): September 15 to October 14, 2023

    According to the September 2023 horoscope, the Ox only receives sunshine, after the fatigue of the uncertainties that have been hovering for some time. Time for professional influence. The Ox should not hesitate to speak up. His interlocutors will be attentive to constructive speeches. Financially, unforeseen expenses are to be expected. It is better to approach novelty with philosophy. One cannot impose one's own traditions everywhere. Regarding love, small celebrations are predictable. How good it is to feel loved!

  • Ox October 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 9th lunar month (Month of the Water Dog): from October 15 to November 12, 2023

    According to the October 2023 horoscope, the Ox is having a relatively regenerative month. At work, he must avoid accumulating small tasks, which it is better to carry out as quickly as possible. Delays in budget management are to be anticipated. Even in case of slight discomfort, do not hesitate to consult your doctor. As far as love is concerned, there is a real risk of break-up in the event of persistent conflict. You have to know how to listen to others with kindness. Although close people will be invaluable supports in difficult times, any decision concerning your life is yours.

  • Ox November 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 10th lunar month (Month of the Water Pig): from November 13 to December 12, 2023

    According to the November 2023 horoscope, the Ox is going through a neutral period, punctuated by annoying events. At work, an old decision can be reconsidered to ensure better relational comfort. Not all fights are worth fighting. Letting go is often life-saving. In terms of finances, relative stability must be maintained through better day-to-day management. Every penny counts! In love, caution is in order. Fine empty words should be listened to with humor and indulgence. A close love affair can bring you to your knees for a while. You have to know how to get up.

  • Ox December 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 11th lunar month (Month of the Wood Rat): from December 13, 2023 to January 10, 2024

    According to the December 2023 horoscope, the Ox can take advantage of the month to try to recover a lost position at work. Numerous solicitations should not make him lose sight of his own interests. At the end of an important work meeting, the Ox can expect sudden gains combined with an interesting professional proposal. Within the couple, family reunions can be tricky. The Ox's charm increases the more he is envied. Perseverance pays.

  • Ox January 2024

    Gregorian dates of the 12th lunar month (Month of the Wood Ox): from January 11 to February 9, 2024

    According to the January 2024 horoscope, the Ox is surprised to appreciate the adage "unity is strength" in the context of his work. Each activity must be scrupulously supervised. Professional commitments should not take precedence over private life. Financially, it is a favorable month for financial transactions. However, it is better not to be stubborn when a major acquisition is slow to come to fruition. Regarding love, it is advisable to circumvent obstacles gradually, without rushing hearts. A distant but sure love protects the Ox.



Chinese Horoscope for Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Oxen

Below, in accordance with the Chinese horoscope, you will find a detailed description of the personality and specificities of the 5 existing types of Ox, which associate the terrestrial branch of the Ox with the 5 Yin celestial trunks of WuXing and Feng Shui (Yin Wood, Yin Fire, Yin Earth, Yin Metal, Yin Water). Indeed, the Ox being a Chinese astrological sign with Yin polarity, the elements of Nature to which he can be connected are always in their Yin form. Likewise, for each Ox associated with his celestial trunk (Wood Ox, Fire Ox, Earth Ox, Metal Ox, Water Ox), discover the pillar of destiny he is associated with and its meaning, in relation to its imaged destiny.

🌳 Wood Ox

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Ox if you’re born in 1925 or 1985. In 2022, you’re 97 or 37 years old. Your Totem Number is 2.

Personality: Attached to traditional values just like his congeners, the person born in the Year of the Wood Ox is a bit more sociable than them. In a perpetual analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of his direct environment, he is a formidable businessman. Great worker, the Wood Ox won't hesitate to sacrifice his pleasure if necessary, social success being such an absolute life goal for him. Clever and independent, his remarkable honesty doesn't prevent him from rallying the majority opinion, rather than defending his own ideas, especially when he feels that he risks not benefiting from a given situation. The Wood Ox is also not the kind to weep for the bad fate that can happen to others, so that one can sometimes find him insensitive and even rigid. Finally, the Wood Ox has a much better team spirit than the others of his kind, with the only condition, of course, to be the captain of the ship.

Year of the Wood Ox's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Wood Ox's balancing stone and essential oil

Wood Ox's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The gold at the bottom of the ocean" (Yin)
Meaning of the Wood Ox's birth pillar: Accurate analysis and lucidity, relentless will, ambition sometimes difficult to control, lack of patience.

🐮🌳 Learn more about the Year of the Wood Ox


🔥 Fire Ox

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Ox if you’re born in 1937 or 1997. In 2022, you’re 85 or 25 years old. Your lucky number is 14.

Personality: The fame and recognition the native of the Year of the Fire Ox can get from social networks exposure are very important to his well-being. Dynamic and productive, the Fire Ox must however ensure that his pride doesn't lead him to making bad decisions against people who love and support him. The quicker he succeeds in respecting and accepting the differences of others, the more notoriety and legitimacy to match his ambition.

Year of the Fire Ox's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Fire Ox's balancing stone and essential oil

Fire Ox's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Water that penetrates and fertilizes" (Yin)
Meaning of the Fire Ox's birth pillar: Transmission of knowledge (school and university education), fertility rooted in tradition and concrete reality, slow but constant ascent.

🐮🔥 Learn more about the Year of the Fire Ox


🗿 Earth Ox

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Ox if you’re born in 1949 or in 2009. In 2022, you’re 73 or 13 years old. Your lucky number is 26.

Personality: The person born in the Year of the Earth Ox doesn't like to express his feelings. Patience, stability and perseverance give the Earth Ox efficiency in action, despite a tendency to persist even when it's time to give up and move on, and a rather slow work rate.

Year of the Earth Ox's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Earth Ox's balancing stone and essential oil

Earth Ox's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The fire of lightning" (Yin)
Meaning of the Earth Ox's birth pillar: Acute intelligence and understanding of the vagaries of the soul, ability to reach the heights of success, lucidity at the risk of paralyzing concrete actions, risk of introversion.

🐮🗿 Learn more about the Year of the Earth Ox


🛠 Metal Ox

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Ox if you’re born in 1961 or in 2021. In 2022, you’re 61 years old or 1 year old. Your lucky number is 38.

Personality: Tireless worker, the native of the Year of the Metal Ox rarely thrives in occupations where hierarchy is too strong, or to his disadvantage. Stingy with his words, when he speaks, it's usually with great clarity. When it comes to convince someone about a fundamental issue, the Metal Ox is ready to bluntly deploy an intense and direct energy.

Year of the Metal Ox's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Metal Ox's balancing stone and essential oil

Metal Ox's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The earth of the wall" (Yin)
Meaning of the Metal Ox's birth pillar: Protection and consolidation of the home and the family, patient and persevering pursuit of the objectives to be achieved, insightful analysis of the situations, lack of flexibility and tendency to repeat.

🐮🛠 Learn more about the Year of the Metal Ox


💧 Water Ox

Characteristics: You’re a Water Ox if you’re born in 1973. In 2022, you’re 49 years old. Your lucky number is 50.

Personality: The person born in the Year of the Water Ox may well be ambitious, opportunistic and calculating, he nevertheless remains endowed with a deep moral sense. His respect for the established order, as well as his patience and righteousness, greatly back up his reputation for being a pleasant and effective partner/collaborator. The Water Ox is also the less stubborn of his fellows.

Year of the Water Ox's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Water Ox's balancing stone and essential oil

Water Ox's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The mulberry wood" (Yin)
Meaning of the Water Ox's birth pillar: Natural aptitudes for patient and meticulous work (crafts, agriculture), fierce will, possible difficulties in apprehending the unknown and the new, risk of intolerance.

🐮💧 Learn more about the Year of the Water Ox


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