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Arts Culture Astrological Advice For The Year Of The Ox 2021

Astrological Advice For The Year Of The Ox 2021

Astrological Advice For The Year Of The Ox 2021
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By Pichaya Petrachaianan
By Pichaya Petrachaianan
February 11, 2021
A general guide to what to expect for the Year of the ox

Disclaimer: This article is written as a general guide and for your entertainment. For more information, consult with your family astrologer.

Chinese descendants can be unapologetically superstitious, and it is tradition to consult astrologers when the new year arrives. With Chinese New Year being celebrated around the region this week, our in house fortune-teller has a few words of advice for our dear readers. 

Depending on which tradition the astrologer follows, the new year either starts together with spring or earlier on the Winter Solstice in the middle of December. In this article, we are following the latter. Since December 22, 2020, the energy has shifted from the rat year to the year of the ox and below is a general guide to what's in store and what to watch out for accordingly. But, of course, keep in mind that there are many factors which contribute to one's fate and that life is a cycle of changes. 


The ox is a symbol of diligence and grit but is also connected with sluggishness and characteristics of old age. Chinese cosmology is based on the five phases, also known as the five elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Following the year of the rat, which was a fierce year, this year of the ox is a maturation from last year's peak. Hence, this year is marked with a sense of calmness and resolution—a time to recollect and rest. The ox represents the element of earth which is tough but very immobile. So, this is also a good time to plan for the future but may not the best year to expect much fruition.    

Emotions & Relationship

The element earth may be very calming but can also make you feel overly sentimental. Unlike the year of the rat, which stirred up hidden emotions from dark depths of the human psyche, this year will show you the more sensitive side of yourself. Look out for jealousy and overthinking as even small issues can cause you emotional turmoil this year. On the bright side, this can be a year of romance. For those wishing to try for a baby, this year is favourable. For singles, this year is dedicated to self-care and love, and you may feel as charming as petrichor. Get ready for next year as things will be much more heated.  


This is where your personal birth chart really comes in handy. But very vaguely speaking, because the energy of this year is calm and muted, the human body is especially prone to stagnation. Muscle pains, stomach problems and gaining of weight are what you should be aware of. More issues such as lower back pain, numbness, inflammations and anxiety can also be concerns for many. Excercise more this year to avoid stagnant energy.


Focus on preservation of wealth this year. Refrain from big short-term investments and allocate your money into long-term itineraries. This is the time to do a lot of planning and plant seeds for the upcoming year of the tiger, which will be when your calculations will prosper. 

Related: 9 Chinese New Year Foods That Will Bring You Good Fortune


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