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The Ox ( ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the earthly branch character . In the Vietnamese zodiac, the water buffalo (zodiac) occupies the position of the ox.


Years and the Five Elements

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the year of the Ox, while also bearing the following elemental sign:

Traditional Ox Attributes/Associations

Attribute Associations
Zodiac Location 2nd
Ruling hours 1am-3am
Direction North-northeast
Motto "I Persevere"
Season and month Winter, January
Fixed element Water
Stem Negative
Lunar Month Dates January 8-February 5
Gemstone Aquamarine
Colors Yellow, Forest Green
Roughly equivalent western sign Capricorn
Polarity Yin
Countries Switzerland Switzerland, India India, Cuba Cuba, Yemen Yemen, Finland Finland, Ukraine Ukraine

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