August 2 - August 8, 2021
It is during the final days of the month of the Goat that the focus is not just on your relationships but on pushing the 'reset' button as you move into the final months of not just this current personal 12 month lunar cycle but of the Year of the Ox itself. For the Ox, the month of the Goat brings you to the halfway point in any personal 12 month lunar cycle and halfway between the last month of the Ox and the next, this is a chance to check in. Because the Goat will always challenge you, this will bring the wakeup calls needed to realign yourself with your personal truth. This is the case in any lunar year but is even more important during the Year of the Ox.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
This is the year that you have been waiting for, whether you have been consciously aware of it or not. We all have those years where we start off saying ‘this is going to be my year’ but then life happens and not a lot changes. This is the one year that, for you anyway, this is not just something you will be telling yourself as you move into the Year of the Ox on 12th February but when this will also be the reality. As you say goodbye to the nostalgic and reflective Year of the Rat and the 13 months spend closing the doors to your old personal 12 year lunar cycle, you will be more than ready for a fresh start. The Chinese New Year will usher in the Year of the Ox and for the first time in 12 years, it is less a case of the coming year shaping you and more a case of you being able to shape the coming year.
However, this is more than just being back in your native energy and a feeling that you are able to take your power back, though that is important in its own right. When the Year of the Rat ends on 12th February you will be more than ready to put the past behind you and move on, with the Year of the Ox bringing you to the start of not just ‘your’ year but the first or foundation year of a new personal 12 year lunar cycle. This makes this a year of new beginnings, for looking to the future and exploring your options. However, it also means that you will find that the operating system for much of 2021 is similar to your own operating system and that you naturally know how to work or play things and that your natural approach is well received.
The Ox has a sense of endurance, responsibility and tenacity that means when you put your mind to something you can see it through in a way that others can’t. The way that you see life, is that as long as you do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, anything is possible. The reality is that most years don’t operate on that ethos, where the Year of the Ox does. This makes the Year of the Ox not only a year for major new beginnings but a year for taking your power back. You know how to find the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes and in the Year of the Ox that is going to pay off. Even without the major new beginnings, this is a chance to get back in the driver’s seat.
About the Ox
You are likely to be tolerant, dependable, scrupulous and hard-working. You will be happiest in your own home and have a real love of gardening and outdoor activities.
The patience of the Ox is proverbial. Calm and dependable, they like to take things slow and steady, including romantic relationships. Oxen are not likely to flaunt open declarations of love, for their passions are not easily roused. Love grows over long periods of time, but once cultivated, is not likely to diminish.
They have a strong sense of traditionalism and can be at times, extremely conservative. They are generally dogmatic and tend to resist change. They prefer to do things how they have always done it, although an Ox is industrious and always finishes a task that has been started. They are especially tireless if it helps they loved ones.
Despite they stubbornness and occasional dictatorial behavior, Oxen are generally honest and loyal creatures.
Compatible: Snakes & Roosters
Strained: Dogs & Tigers