Chinese Zodiac 2021 - The year of the Ox and what it means

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The Chinese year of 2021 is the Year of the Ox, starting from 12 February 2021 and lasting until 31 January 2022.


What does the year of the Ox mean?

In the Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Metal Ox. These characters are busy, active and have good interpersonal relations. Their strengths are being loyal, honest, responsible, hard-working and logical. Their weaknesses are stubbornness and being overly cautious.


Who are Oxes most compatible with?

The best match for the Ox is either the Rat, Snake or Rooster. They are least compatible with the Tiger, Dragon, Horse and Goat.


It depends what Western sign the Metal Ox is paired with to truly determine their character but Metal Oxen are silent giants, preferring to keep things close to their huge, powerful chests. They crave success, power and recognition. Lucky for them, their work ethic is sublime, mind-blowing in fact. These characters have a simple mantra - work and passion equals inevitable triumph. An absolute winning combination.


The different Western zodiac signs Oxen can be paired with:

  • Aries - ambitious, brave and unafraid

  • Taurus - stubborn, diligent and loyal

  • Gemini - impulsive, extroverts and clever

  • Cancer - sensitive, caring and dependable

  • Leo - fiery, confident and a leader

  • Virgo - humble, practical and kind

  • Libra - balanced, intelligent and friendly

  • Scorpio - deep, mysterious and passionate

  • Sagittarius - lovers of freedom, spontaneous and intellectual

  • Capricorn - ambitious, organised and goal-oriented

  • Aquarius - creative, intelligent and distant

  • Pisces - emotional, creative and sympathetic

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