year of the ox 2021

The Year of the Ox

Welcome to the lunar calendar’s Year or the Ox.  The Ox is the second animal on the zodiac wheel, making last year the Year of the Rat – like I needed to remind anyone.

Actually, there’s a cute story about a race that tells the reason why the Rat fell into the lead, rather than the Ox who was set to be the winner (hmm … I’m hearing a familiar story, but we’ll leave that for another time).


Like the Ox, Taurus the bull is the number two spot in western astrology.  When it comes to the Bull and the Ox, they kind of look alike, but I don’t think they’re related.  I mean they could be cousins, but I’m not sure and I’m way too busy to do the research, so if you really need to know – “hey Google!”

However, what the Bull and the Ox do have in common is they’re both among the “hard workers” of their given zodiacs.  Both pull their weight and they usually land square on their financial feet.  If you think about it, these two can’t help but “step in … doo-doo.”  Despite the outlook so far, 2021 could actually be a prosperous year, as long as we’re willing to do the work.

They are the keepers of the second house – the house that represents money, resources, possessions and yes, even values.

Are You an Ox?

If you’re born under the sign of the Ox, you can be fair, strong, generous and kind.  Hold on though Ox people can also be stubborn, methodical and set in their ways and beliefs.  Hey, no one’s perfect. 

As a general rule, the year starts after the first New Moon in Aquarius.

1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

According to, here are a few examples of Ox-born people: 

“George Clooney and Meryl Streep, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, pop star Bruno Mars, Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and former Emperor of Japan Hirohito.” 

They also mentioned Barack Obama and Saddam Hussein.  Now that’s one powerful crowd. 

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