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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Ox

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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Ox

Photo of an old Chinese New Year Ox painting from an exhibit.

© 2009 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.

Birth Years*:


1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

*For the sake of simplicity, I have noted the years per the Gregorian calendar. However, since we're talking about the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the New Year can be any time between January and February. If your birthday falls in these months, and you're not sure where you land, use this website to find your zodiac sign.

Characteristics:

  • Alert
  • Strong leadership
  • Demanding
  • Stubborn
  • Methodical
  • Dislike failure
  • Make great parents

Compatible With:


Snakes, Roosters

Avoid:


Sheep

Good Career Choices:

  • Surgeon
  • General
  • Hair Stylist

Famous Oxen:


Walt Disney, Clark Gable, Richard Nixon, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Chaplin, Vincent Van Gogh

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