2020 was a rat of a year. Literally. It was the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese Zodiac. 2021? It’s the Year of the Ox. A strong, stubborn beast. So, is this good news or bad news? It depends on your Chinese Symbol. 

As today (12 February) is Chinese New Year and marks the Year of the Ox, we thought we’d have a look at what the Year of the Ox has in store for us. Simply find your birth year below and have a read!  

Year of the Ox 2021

Overview: The year of endurance 

The Year of the Ox will be a year of endurance, discipline, and persistence. It’s all about putting in the effort and reaping the rewards. It’s also the year of the Metal Ox which symbolises dedicated and persistent qualities.

The Chinese believe that certain symbols, directions and colours also impact each year. In the Year of the Ox, these are:

  • Colors: Blue, Yellow, Green
  • Numbers: 1, 4
  • Flowers: Lily of the Valley, Lucky Bamboo

2021 should be a particularly good year for the following Chinese Zodiacs – Rats, Ox, Snakes, and Roosters.  Check out what the experts predict your year will be like according to your Chinese Zodiac. Simply find your animal/year and read on: 


If you’re a Rat

BORN: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

This year is looking pretty darned good for you, all things considering. You’ll need to put in the extra effort this year but it will pay off. Heads down, bums up, Rats. Let’s Do This. 


If you’re an Ox

BORN: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

It’s your year and your time to shine! This will be a positive and productive year for Ox and experts suggest using this year to have a child or get married. Better get busy!

Check out the women most likely to have a baby this year to see if your name makes the list. 


If you’re a Tiger

BORN: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Tigers are known to be a little bit on the relaxed side which may not work out too well this year. Experts suggest that Tigers need to keep their emotions in check and accept the fact that 2021 is going to be a big one for them. Expect a roller coaster year. Send wine. 


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If you’re a Rabbit

BORN: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Sorry bunnies, but 2021 is looking like a jerk of a year for you! As Rabbits like to get things done NOW, they may feel frustrated if rewards are delayed.  

It may not be a good year to do anything drastic like move house or change careers. Simply be patient and avoid quick decisions. 


If you’re a Dragon

BORN: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

According to the experts, 2020 was a good year for Dragons. Minus the whole pandemic of course. But 2021 isn’t looking as lucky for this fiery crew so Dragons are going to have to rely on more than just luck. It’s all about the hard work. 


If you’re a Snake

BORN: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Slimy snakes can expect a positive year – expect your work from last year to be rewarded – perhaps a pay rise is on the way? 


If you’re a Horse

BORN: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Okay, so the good news for Horses is that your year won’t suck as bad as last year. The bad news is that any romantic encounters could pose problematic. So, single Horses, stay off Tinder for now! 


If you’re a Goat or Sheep

BORN: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Sheep and Ox head butt in the animal cycle so expect another challenging year. Focus on decluttering your home and developing structure rather than creating new opportunities. 


If you’re a Monkey

BORN: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Clever Monkeys are in for a frustrating year if they attempt to do what they do best – scheming and avoiding hard work. Experts suggest Monkeys look for outside assistance this year which, to us sounds like the perfect excuse to hire a cleaner and finally give housework the flick. Done. 


If you’re a Rooster

BORN: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

It’s your year to cock-a-doodle-doo from the rooftops with a positive year ahead in all areas. It’s a good year to conquer your goals – fitness, career, family – whatever.

Run a marathon, start a small business, have another baby, it’s all good.  We’re not saying buy a lotto ticket or anything, but, hey, it won’t hurt. 


Chinese New Year 2018 - year of the dog

If you’re a Dog

BORN: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Pups aren’t as lucky as Roosters this year. Dogs are known for their big decisions and love of new things, ideas of which the Ox is not a fan. Dogs, this year try to tone down your big concepts – perhaps avoid any around the world trips or business ventures unless you’re prepared to meet a bit of resistance.  


If you’re a Pig

BORN: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Good news for Piggies – 2021 will bring a career advancement, according to the experts. But don’t expect to laze around in the mud all year – Pigs need to rely on their realistic nature to ensure a good year again. 


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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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