2021 - Year of the Ox
Friday, January 28, 2021
Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. These reflect traditional conservative characteristics.
Those born in the Year of the Ox have faithful character that helps them to get trust from leaders and friends. They are good at managing, but maybe a little strict. Oxen like routines and respect traditional ideas, doing things step by step. The persistence makes most of them become tireless workers.
They are likely to be self-made and insist that everyone should do their part while not putting up barriers to others' work. Although being a little conservative, Oxen always try to keep just and fair, no matter in life or at work, and never let people down.
They are seen as loyal, honest, responsible, hard-working and logical. They can also be seen by others as less-talkative, conservative, stubborn and overcautious.
...are strongly patriotic, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work.
...are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children's education.
Most Ox men are mature and have a strong sense of accountability, leaving a deep impression on others. Their good logical thoughts and diligent working make them easily have success in work. However, men with Chinese zodiac Ox sign lack a certain sense of humor and passion in life and sometimes maybe a little assertive and arrogant.
Women born in the Year of the Ox are diligent and tolerant. They don’t talk too much, just remaining sincere to be a loyal friend. They are also very ethical and don't like to break any rules. But sometimes their stubbornness may cause some conflicts. Ox women are also industrious and thrifty in managing a household, ensuring the smooth-running of a home.
The best match of the Ox is the Rat as they can complement with each other, while the Ox and the Snake have the same beliefs and are deeply attracted by each other. The Ox and the Rooster are easy to get along well with each other and find common hobbies so that they can enjoy life together.
The Ox should be cautious if meeting partners with zodiacs of Tiger, Dragon, Horse, and Sheep because they may have different values, and quarrels may be frequent in daily life. Different life styles also bring a lot of conflicts.
Most Ox people will give their heart and soul when falling in love with somebody but won't let a relationship come to light until it’s stable, which means their partner should be more patient. They prefer a mature partner and never want to get along with flirtatious people. So sometimes they may choose to wait for a long time to find a soulmate rather than build a relationship quickly. What’s more, the Oxen cherish the family and it is necessary to win recognition of their family members.
On the one hand, people born in the Year of the Ox are typical realists, upright and simple. They tend to do things in their own way and have a strong thinking ability, which enable them to be qualified for the rational jobs like lawyers and consultants.
On the other hand, the Oxen are very focused and conscientious at work. With a strong sense of responsibility, they are also adapt to professional jobs like doctors and technicians.
The best jobs for Oxes are Lawyer, doctor, teacher, technician, politician, office clerk and consultant.
This also represents wealth in 2021
and relationships as
well as competition
1 and 4 or numbers that contain a 1 or 4
North and South
Celebrated for more than 4-thousand years, Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the longest holiday of the year. The public holiday is February 12th to the 17th with celebrations continuing for 11 more days.
In China, all stores are closed during the first five days of the Spring Festival, with some remaining closed until the very end.
This is the Year of the Ox.
Oxen used to be capable farming tools in an agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence, and honesty.
In Chinese culture, Ox is a faithful friend that made great contributions to the development of the society. Like the ox, people born in the Year of the Ox are industrious, cautious, hold their faith firmly, and always glad to offer help.
In ancient times, there was a monster named Nián (年). One myth said he lived at the bottom of the sea and comes up once a year to feast on animals and humans. On this day, the villagers would all escape into the mountains.
Another said he lived in a cave and preyed on children.
The story says at a new year long ago a beggar came to seek shelter, but everyone
was hurrying away. Only an old woman took him in and he promised to chase Nian
away. He busied himself with decorating the homes.
At midnight, Nian lumbered in but stopped short when it saw the red
paper on the doors. As it roared in anger, firecrackers suddenly sounded
and it trembled in fear. When it saw the beggar, dressed in red, laughing
at it, it could only run away.
The villagers came back the next day and were surprised
that the homes were all still standing. They realized that loud noises
and the color red were Nian’s weakness.
This is why, on New Year’s Eve, families eat dinner in their homes fortified by red decorations. At midnight, firecrackers are sounded. In addition, people will wear new and festive red clothing to celebrate. The lion you see at a Chinese lion dance represents Nian. Now you know.
Here is a modern version of the story of Nián. This short film was directed by American filmmaker Lulu Wang and made available by Apple.
There is so much more to Spring Festival or Chinese New year.
After thousands of years there are strict rules and customs...gifts that should be avoided and a few that are expected.
It's all here and here as we looked at Chinese New Year 2019 and 2020. Visit our look at the past two years for a full picture.