Characteristics of the Water Ox: 1913, 1973
This Ox has a sharp and acute personality. They are good at organizing their work and show this in a systematic style. They are not as old fashioned as some of the other types of Ox and are more enthusiastic to involve others in their plans and goals.
They have very high standards and are usually suited to a career in public service. They are a good judge of character and have a friendly and influential manner, so much so that they usually experience little difficulty in achieving their objectives. They are admired in their friend group and have a tremendous way with children.
The Ox is a hard and detailed worker who performs all tasks in a determined and disciplined manner. The Ox is a great leader and gets recognition for his strong and hardnosed nature. The Ox has set their life goals and will not let any setbacks stop them from achieving this.
The Ox takes responsibility very serious and will take full advantage of any opportunity by being quick and decisive. The Ox is sincere and puts a lot of trust in their friends and colleagues, they are however a very quiet and private person who often keeps their thoughts to themselves. The Ox adores their independence and prefers to do things the way they want rather than to follow rules and regulations. The Ox usually has a calm and restful attitude, but if something stresses them or they feel that someone has let them down then they can have a frightening temper.
The Ox can be very stubborn at times; this can cause arguments with others. They will usually get their own way but if things don’t work out how they planned then the Ox will become a poor loser and take defeat very badly. The Ox is somewhat of a deep thinker and can be quite serious.They are not really known for their sense of humour and do not take kindly to new ideas or anything too pioneering, they are quite old fashioned and do not like change and new ideas.
The Ox appreciates their home very much and this often becomes their place of refuge. Their family is usually very close and functions extremely well together; the Ox will make sure that all of the family members pull their weight around the house. They tend to be a bit of an accumulator but will always be very organized. The Ox does not like to be kept waiting as they are extremely punctual themselves.
Once an Ox is settled into their home or job they will be happy to remain there for many years, this is due to the fact that they do not like change or travel. The Ox does enjoy gardening and other outdoor activities; they enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. They will perform well in an agricultural job or politics; this is providing they are given enough space to act on their own initiative.
The Ox is not as sociable as others and it takes them a long time to build friendships and feel comfortable in another’s company, their relationships usually last a long time, once they are settled they will be dedicated and faithful to their partner. They are extremely compatible with Rats, Rabbits, Snakes and Roosters. They can also build a good relationship with Monkeys, Dogs, Pigs and other Ox’s, but they will usually have little in common with the Goat. They will also find it hard to get along with Horses, Dragons and Tigers, the Ox prefers a quiet and peaceful life whilst the horse, Dragon and Tigers prefer to be more impulsive and lively which aggravates the Ox.
The Ox is an easy going person; they are genuine, faithful and modest. They can however be quite reserved and may appear isolated and detached. On the surface they have a quiet nature but underneath they are very strong-minded and ruthless. The Ox receives a lot of support from those around him and will always be prepared to stand up for what he believes in.
Vincent Van Gogh
Michael J. Fox