Year of the Metal Ox

February 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022

This is a Metal Ox year. Gentle and patient, the Ox, Cow or Water Buffalo, is beloved and respected in legends and art throughout Asia. The diligent Ox reaches its goals through sheer endurance. It’s best to keep on Ox’s good side though. When offended or betrayed the Buffalo can become infuriated, charging an adversary or problem with a rage that amounts to violence. This is rare though. Usually this faithful and humble one can be found pulling a plough or turning the water wheel. Ox is a good and stable friend who provides sustenance for others. The Metal, or White Ox, is charismatic and intuitive. An aura of spirituality combined with superb social skills surrounds those born in a Metal Ox year. With startling eloquence, they combine language skills with subtle humor to make a point. Throughout the year strong opinions concerning right and wrong are firmly held. Loyalty is important and a certain stubbornness prevails. It is wise to be observant and to develop outstanding accuracy and proficiency. The choices made and actions followed tend to leave lasting impressions on surroundings. Be aware of potential impacts and think things through before moving forward.

Years of the Ox… 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

Feng Shui Guidelines to Follow for Success During the Year of the Metal Ox

In the Far East astrology includes Feng Shui, the practice of enhancing luck and happiness by incorporating auspicious selections into one’s life. This includes dietary choices, daily activity schedules, home décor and other options. Here are the preferences which will attract the Boar’s favor and assure a positive year.

Lucky hours - 1am–3am

Lucky Season- winter, especially January

Animals - bear, ox, cow, buffalo

Direction - North to Northeast

Metal - copper

Color - dark blue

Food - hearty beef stew

Tree – pear

Fragrance - Shalimar

Flavor - sweet

Crystal - lapis-lazuli

Flower - chrysanthemum

Drink - strong black tea

Spice - coriander

Herb - sage

Musical instrument - tuba

Lucky Number - 1

Motto - “I Persevere”

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