2021: Year of the Metal Ox in the Chinese horoscope

According to the Chinese horoscope 2021, the animal that rules this Chinese New Year is the Ox. It is the second of the twelve signs within the Chinese zodiac and is located between the Rat and the Tiger. While the metal element in its Yin form will be your main source of energy for this Chinese New Year.

Although the year 2020 was unsettling, heavy and surprising, the Chinese New Year which will start on February 12 and last until January 31, 2022, promises to be a good year in all aspects. So, especially all the people who are born in the year of the Metal Ox will have a lucky and perfect year. Above all, in relation to money and relationships, whether love or friendship.

Years of the ox in the Chinese horoscope

According to the Chinese zodiac, your animal is the Ox if you were born in one of these years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021. The Ox is an animal that within the Chinese horoscope is synonymous with of hard work, discipline, loyalty and appreciation of tangible reality. Therefore, despite the fact that the year of the Ox can also be synonymous with prosperity and consolidation, it will also present us with a number of obstacles to overcome.

If I am an ox, how do I know if my element is metal?

To determine your element, you must first know what the energy is for your sign according to the year. Since within the Chinese horoscope there are five elements: wood, metal, earth, fire and water, which complete a sixty-year cycle that is known as the Qi or Chi cycle.

That is, we will have five series of twelve years, where each year represents an animal within the Chinese zodiac. Therefore, every 12 years an animal year will be repeated, but with the particularity that it will have a different element, which will tell us more about our characteristics.

It is then possible to determine your element according to the number of the year in which you were born. If for example it ends in 0 or 1, you are of the metal element; while, if it ends in 2 or 3, it belongs to the water element; 4 or 5, to the wood element; 6 or 7, the fire element or ultimately if it ends in 8 or 9, the earth element.

That said, if you belong to the metal element, you should know that according to the precepts of Wu Xing and Feng Shui, this is an element that is associated with firmness, resistance and loyalty. And according to Chinese cosmology it is associated with the planet Venus, the harvest season and drought. So their energy guarantees us a rich «harvest» and significant achievements, as long as the natives do not get carried away by excessive stubbornness.

Types of ox according to the year of birth

Based then on the theory of the elements, we will have five types of ox whose main characteristics will be different depending on their year of birth:

Wood Ox (1925, 1985)

They are characterized by being restless, direct, and always ready to defend the weakest and most defenseless.

Fire Ox (1937, 1997)

They are people who are usually selfish, intolerant, but very practical.

Metal Ox (1961, 2021)

Those born in these years are very hardworking and will always be active, busy, in addition to being very popular with their friends.

Ground Ox (1949, 2009)

The characteristics that define them are their honesty, prudence and high sense of responsibility.

Water Ox (1913, 1973)

They are hard-working, ambitious, tenacious people who are able to overcome the difficulties that come their way. In addition, they stand out for having a keen sense of justice and observation.

Personality of the Ox in the Chinese horoscope

Despite the different elements, in general, Oxen are known to be intelligent, diligent, reliable, of great strength and determination. But they are also honest in nature, with great ideals and ambitions, without neglecting that they attach great importance to family and work. However, they are usually discreet people, so they will avoid being the center of attention. Although with this they can hide their talents, but this will not be an impediment for them to obtain recognition for their hard work.

Likewise, they are people with a firm conviction that everyone must do what is asked of them and that they must respect the limits. Other characteristics that define them are their kindness and the ability to think logically, for which they will rarely lose their temper and can become great leaders.

Metal Ox year lucky symbols

Being a Metal year for the second year in a row, this year’s color will be white. Although we will also have the lucky colors of the Ox, which are yellow and green. Two colors that, according to Feng Shui, can attract prosperity and success. On the other hand, if we want to increase our luck, using metal accessories is another thing we should do.

As for the lucky numbers for 2021, we will have 8, 9 and if we talk about the favorable months, the Chinese lunar months of April, September, December deserve special consideration. Being unfavorable the months of June and July. While the lucky days: they will be the 5th, 9th, 17th and 29th day of each month of the Chinese calendar.

An amulet that can help us amplify the energy of prosperity is the plate of the eight auspicious Tibetan symbols. Likewise, it is advisable to carry an ox keychain with you, either for health reasons, attracting money, avoiding family problems, success in your career, or as protection against accidents, theft and negative energies.

What does the year of the metal ox hold for us?


Unlike 2020, this year we will not have catastrophic events, so it will be a favorable year to recover or consolidate economically. A year of long-term investments, so everything that has to do with the creation of a reserve stock for the next unproductive years will be very well aspected.

family and love

The year of the Metal Ox will also be excellent for everything related to order in family life and in which all problems will be resolved if we work with discipline. This will obviously require an extra effort from us in terms of organizing time. But it will also be a favorable year for those who want to start a family. Well, the marriages that begin in the year of the Metal Ox will be long-lasting and happy.

Secondly. this will certainly be a fabulous year to fall in love. So whether you are single or single, get ready to meet your soul mate.

career and fortune

The year of the Metal Ox will bring us professional advancement, as well as success in business, prosperity and well-being for all signs of the zodiac.

Likewise, 2021 predicts new professional opportunities, so we must not let ourselves be dominated by anxiety and negative thoughts. Although, during the year, most of the Chinese zodiac signs might go through some troubles. However, luck and success will come to those who are flexible and ready to adapt to any situation.

Which signs of the Chinese zodiac will be luckier in the year of the Metal Ox?

Although 2021 will be a year full of good energy, in particular for the ox that will stand out above the rest. The other signs of the Chinese zodiac that will be better aspected are the following:

Rat (born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

For the natives of this sign, this year brings them an energy that will be very special for them, since it will lead them to have maximum optimism. Something that will help you focus on very ambitious plans, so your ideals and personal connections will be important.

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

The year 2021 will be conducive to finding the answers you are looking for in your personal life. In addition, at the time they require it, they will see their wishes come true. On the other hand, the natives of this sign will become a great support for their friends and will even be a source of inspiration for those around them.

Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

The year of the metal ox will be charging this sign with optimism, and its special energy will fill them with self-confidence and more faith in people. This will make it easier for them to put into practice all the ideas they have in mind, since to achieve their dreams and aspirations they will have the support of their closest friends and people.

Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

The natives of the monkey sign will debate between duty and pleasure, independence or integration, and they will also have to decide what their priorities are, since they will be highly demanded in all aspects. This will be an important year for them, as they will find calm in a more stable and organized work environment. But they will also enjoy economic well-being and find the balance they need in their lives, although they should not squander their savings.

Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

In 2021, one of the things that will look very good for this sign is finances. So, if you want to invest in something, you should not hesitate, as the energy of the metal ox offers you gifts and good luck.