CHINESE ZODIAC SIGN OF
OX

Those born under the Eastern Zodiac sign of Ox have many traits in common with the Western Zodiac sign of Taurus. Strong, determined, persistent, straightforward hard workers, this is a sign that gets what it wants through direct labor and effort. Oxes are proud and traditional. Without other astrological influences this sign is destined to put in long hours trying to accomplish their goals, almost all of which have to do with acquiring financial and material stability. Oxes don’t like to gamble or take unnecessary risks, as this opposes their slow-and-steady approach to building their own secure foundation in life.

Oxes don’t say much, but when they do they can speak eloquently. They often think about what they want to say before they speak and are very good at observing others before they engage them. This is not a sign that likes drawing too much attention, though, so most Oxes keep a small but loyal group of friends rather than a large group of acquaintances.




Though quiet and patient, Oxes will only allow themselves to be pushed so far. It can take a great deal of pushing, but eventually Oxes will lose their temper, and when they do things can get very ugly very quickly. Pushed to their limit, these individuals can explode into a violent rage and summon reserves of strength far beyond what others expect them capable of. Luckily, this trait is rarely seen, and those who want to have relationships with Oxes don’t have much to worry about, except that Oxes will apply their slow-and-steady approach to relationships just as they do with work. Potential partners may have to learn from Ox’s patience, but once this sign commits, they commit completely.

There are 12 Primal Zodiac signs for the Eastern Zodiac sign of Ox, one for each sign of the Western Zodiac. If you don’t know your Western Zodiac sign you can use this chart to find your Primal Zodiac sign, which contains both Eastern and Western signs.




Aquarius born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Aquarius are represented in Primal Astrology by the Walrus. Walruses are much more likely than other Aquarians to be quiet and reserved, and this makes them well suited for intellectual pursuits. However, it will be easy for this sign to retreat from the world in pursuit of bringing their ideas to life. They are hardworking and determined individuals who like to do things their own way. Mad scientist types often belong to this sign. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Walrus by clicking here.


Aries born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Aries are represented in Primal Astrology by the Hippopotamus. As in nature, those with the Primal Zodiac sign of Hippopotamus seem sweet and docile but can be terribly forceful if pushed too far. The Ox helps balance out Aries’ impatience and impulsivity while elongating Aries’ short fuse. It may be difficult for Aries and Ox to sit down and concentrate together as Ox likes to finish what it starts and Aries likes to constantly start something new. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Hippopotamus by clicking here.


Cancer born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Cancer are represented in Primal Astrology by the Black Bear. The Ox intensifies many of Cancer’s inherent traits, such as perseverance, dependability, and the tendency to be spend a lot of time alone. Black Bears invest their time and energy in only a select group of people. They are rocks that others can lean on, but they rarely share their own emotions even when they may be bursting at the seams. Stability and security are very important to Black Bears. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Black Bear by clicking here.


Capricorn born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Capricorn are represented in Primal Astrology by the Ant. In the animal kingdom ants are famous for regularly carrying a far greater burden than they seem capable of. This is an apt description of the influence of the Ox within the personality of a Capricorn. Those born under the sign of the Ant are blessed with an almost inexhaustible perseverance. They are quiet, serious, and focused on completing the task at hand. There never seems to be enough time to do all of the work that Ants want to do, but there are also no end to the projects they will take on. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Ant by clicking here.


Gemini born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Gemini are represented in Primal Astrology by the Coyote. Coyotes are a bit of a contradiction in terms. Gemini and the Ox can’t have less in common, which often ends up with Coyotes feeling their conscience pulling them in two different directions at the same time. Despite their differences, Gemini and Ox are both interested in living their life the way they see fit. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Coyote by clicking here.


Leo born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Leo are represented in Primal Astrology by the Sun Bear. Sun Bears are much less social than most other Leos, but are even more stubborn. These are the most tireless and dependable of Leos and among the most loyal. Pride is a major issue for Sun Bears who don’t like to ask for help even when they really need it. They require an increased sense of safety and security and are less likely than other Leos to take unnecessary risks. Deep down this sign hides quite a temper, as only those who have pushed one to the edge before could truly understand. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Sun Bear by clicking here.




Libra born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Libra are represented in Primal Astrology by the Elephant. With Elephants, the Ox brings emotional and financial stability, a tireless work ethic, and a respect for traditions. Elephants are great listeners and are always trustworthy and loyal. They enjoy sharing their lives with another and are often closet romantics. This is a good combination of two signs that benefit from one another. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Elephant by clicking here.


Pisces born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Pisces are represented in Primal Astrology by the Moose. The strong and dependable Ox brings with it a strong work ethic and a dedication to finishing the task at hand, which is a great boon for Pisces. However Pisces’ artistic side may feel stifled by Ox’s need for financial stability. Moose are also sweet and romantic individuals who dream of a life of luxury and creativity combined. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Moose by clicking here.


Sagittarius born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Sagittarius are represented in Primal Astrology by the Raccoon. Raccoons are more likely than other Sagittariuses to stick with an idea until it sees fruition. They are stubborn individuals with a strong work ethic. The Ox keeps Sagittarius’s wild side in check while Sagittarius keeps Ox’s life filled with energy and experiences. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Raccoon by clicking here.


Scorpio born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Scorpio are represented in Primal Astrology by the Platypus. This incredibly complex sign keeps the complexity mostly internal. The Ox enhances Scorpio’s tireless quest for greatness in so many ways I can’t list them all. Yet, there is a strong tendency for Platypuses to live entirely in their own little worlds, rarely letting others for fear of being what they most often are - misunderstood. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Platypus by clicking here.


Taurus born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Taurus are represented in Primal Astrology by the Yak. Yaks are among the most stubborn individuals in the world, but they are also among the most determined and dependable. Yaks always finish what they start and often make themselves slaves to their work. However, their passion can take them too far at times, and it can be near impossible to convince them to slow down. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Yak by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Ox...

Oxes born during the cycle of Virgo are represented in Primal Astrology by the Sea Star. Sea Stars are strong willed, perceptive, and intelligent. The Ox brings with it a tireless determination to finish what it starts along with a systematic dependability that Virgo desperately needs. Sea Stars may feel vulnerable in the world, but they have all of the tools necessary to succeed on their own accord. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Sea Star by clicking here.