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Chinese Zodiac: What is the Fire Ox sign and what does it mean?

THE Fire Ox in the Chinese zodiac are hot tempered, and they are easily influenced by others' words and actions.

The Ox is the second of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

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What year is the Fire Ox?

The years of the Fire Ox are 1937 and 1997.

The animal cycle includes the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.

The Ox is "associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 1-3 in the morning," according to

Other years of the Ox

Years of the Ox include 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.

The Ox occupies the second position in the Chinese zodiac after the Rat and before the Tiger.

Other celebrities who fall in the year of the Ox include Kylie Jenner, Jake Paul and Camila Cabello.

Characteristics and personality traits of the Fire Ox

"I want to be in control, I want to be the boss, I'd quite like to rule the world". That pretty much sums up the Fire Ox.

These characters are charmers too, you've been warned. Watch their actions, because these tell the true story. They're magnificent, brilliant, powerful, forthright, determined, single-minded, ruthless world-beaters.

Their self-belief is indefinable. They know how strong they are, they know how utterly fearless they are, they know very little will stop their progression through the ranks.

If there were an astrological royalty based on strength of character and imperious self-belief - meet your King or Queen.

Nothing is beyond the Fire Ox and nothing fazes them.

They have a staggering presence, it's virtually inhuman. There are no limitations as to what this character might achieve. All hail the Fire Ox, they're the leader.

Types of Ox

Each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Their predominant element is Earth.

Metal Ox: Although there are life obstacles in the way, the metal ox faces no financial problems. They will be able to comfortably retire.

Water Ox: Water Oxen are highly respected. They are surrounded by love from their family. They are advised to marry late.

Wood Ox: Multi-talented, go through life breezily. There will be difficulties in early life.

Fire Ox: Friendly, fun, and social. The Fire Ox will not face any financial worries.

Earth Ox: Detailed oriented and good leaders. Financially comfortable, but can't hold onto money. They will enjoy later life more than their earlier years.


The Ox is the most compatible with the Rat. Their Earth/Water signs align and they complement each other's lives.

The Snake offers the the Ox warmth, romance and support. The Rooster's soft and loving heart provides a safe space for the Ox.

Oxen and Goats clash strongly, and butt heads over their differences. There will always be tension in the relationship.

Horses, with their free and wild spirit, starkly contrast to the Ox's more serious personality. The Ox will also not find common ground with the dog.

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