February 12th Marks the Chinese Lunar New Year, bringing in the year of the Metal Ox. The Ox, the second animal in the Chinese zodiac, is known for its strength and resiliency, something that we all will need for 2021…

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There are a lot of unique qualities for Oxen, those born during the year of the Ox. If you’re an Ox, you’re probably known for being “hardworking, practical, gentle, loyal and grounded,” according to Jupiter Lai, a professional astrologer and feng shui master. Oxen also tend toward stubbornness and introversion, so you might have a bit of trouble with change and tend to keep to yourself. (source)

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Are you an Ox looking for love? Your best match, according to the zodiac, is with a Rat — someone born in the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. Rats tend to be more active, while Oxen are more passive, making them the Yang to your Yin! Conversely, Oxen are grouped with the sign of the Horse, so your relationship with a Horse may not turn out well at all — you might butt heads over too many similarities. The same goes for Goats—which are on the opposite end on the zodiac wheel—tend to create conflict with Oxen. (source)

If you’re an Ox, you’re probably pretty shy. That being said, if you’re looking for love, you may need to put in some extra work and be the one willing to take a leap of faith — try to step out of your comfort zone a little!

But the year of the Ox is not built on romance, instead built on commitment and stability. It’s good to be mindful of this, whether or not you are in a relationship or looking for love! Oxen may have trouble making the first move, but they are committed and giving partners, with a preference for stability over turbulence.

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Even if you’re not an Ox, though, expect 2021 to trend slowly. The Ox is a slow and steady creature, and resultantly, its energy is not exactly quick-paced. Don’t try to get hasty with what you want this year — the key for 2021 is to be patient, says Jupiter Lai. (source)

Finally, if you’re on Ox, be mindful of Fan Tai Sui, which brings bad luck to Oxen returning to the sign of their birth year. Oxen may not have the best of luck this year, but keep your chin up! You’re determined, as always. (source)

Not an Ox, but interested in seeing what your LOVE COMPATIBILITY is? Check out this fun chart from Chinahighlights.com:

What are your plans for the year of the Ox? Let us know below!

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