Also known in BaZi as Chou 丑
Patient, kind, stubborn, conservative, dependable, ambitious, modest, and materialistic.
Oxen don’t speak much, but when they do, they are very eloquent and inspire confidence in others but can have a very bad temper. They can be eccentric, bigoted, and angry easily. Ox people are mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and they hate to fail or be opposed. Coming second in the Chinese zodiac, the Ox is often used to imply something that is very big, the size of an Ox. The Ox is persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward. They are often bestowed with happiness in old age.
Ox people are honest, industrious, patient, and cautious, and do things steadily. Talented leader types with a strong will, are hard workers with staying power and faith. They are not easily affected by others or their surroundings and contemplate before taking action. They are usually conservative and respect the traditions of family highly and value their work. Women make good partners who pay attention to their children’s education. Ox people are tender-hearted and amiable.
Ox can be obstinate and poor at communicating sometimes, which may not allow them to show their true abilities. They may be distant, not charming, and lively enough. Usually, they do not have a great facility for speaking and can become stuck in their old ways.
Ox represents the end of winter when the land is frozen and wet. It carries mainly cold Yin Earth, hidden Yin Metal (needs to be activated through harmony with Snake or Rooster), and weak Yin Water.
Harmony: Ox belongs to the Metal Element structure, together with Snake and Rooster. It has hidden Yin Metal which needs to be activated by Snake or Rooster.
Combination: Rat and Ox combine together, increasing the Element of cold and wet Earth.
Clash: Ox and Goat are in a double clash. Yin Water vs. Yin Fire, and Yin Metal vs. Yin Wood.
Harm: Ox’s Yin Water can damage Horse’s Yin Fire; at the same time, Yin Fire can control Yin Metal within the Horse, creating Mutual Harm.