Each year is represented by an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12 year cycle. There is also a cycle of five elements- wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Together, this creates a 60 year cycle. This means 2021 – the year of the Metal Ox – has not happened for 60 years!
The ox is a valued animal in Chinese culture because of its role in agriculture. In the Chinese Zodiac, the ox is associated with hard work and serenity, and people who were born in the year of the ox are said to be hardworking, honest, diligent, and dependable.
With a strong sense of responsibility, those born in the year of the ox are perfect for professional and stressful jobs, making good doctors, lawyers, teachers, and businessmen.
Some famous people born in the year of the ox are:
§ Barack Obama – August 4, 1961 – Metal Ox
§ Vincent Van Gogh – March 30, 1853 – Water Ox
§ Walt Disney – December 5, 1901 – Gold Ox
§ Margaret Thatcher – October 13, 1925 – Wood Ox
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