Year of the Metal Ox 2021: Happy New Year

Year of the Metal Ox 2021: Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

2021 – Year of the Metal Ox

February 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022

The Chinese Lunar New Year has been celebrated for over 4000 years.  Each year is represented by both an animal and an element.

The Ox is the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.  According to myth, the great emperor determined the order of the animals by throwing a party and seeing who arrived first.  On the way to the party, the animals had to cross a river.  The Ox, who was in front, kindly gave a ride to the rat across the river. As they reached the shore, the rat jumped off and arrived at the party first.

The 12 animals (in order):

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Ram
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

The year 2021 is governed by the metal element, which emphasizes good judgement and discernment.  This is not a year to cut corners.  Greater success will come from precision and paying attention to the details.

The 5 elements:

  • Water
  • Wood
  • Fire
  • Earth
  • Metal

People born in the year of the Ox are thought to be strong, dependable, and honest.

They are persistent, and willing to put in a lot of hard work to reach their goals. These traits will bring success in the coming year. The Ox is a powerful animal who has the ability to transform the negative challenges of 2020 into positive outcomes in 2021.


  • Strong
  • Dependable
  • Honest
  • Persistent
  • Hardworking


  • Stubborn

Ox years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Famous people born in the year of the Ox:

  • President Barak Obama
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Simone Biles

2021 is an auspicious year for starting new projects, laying down plans, and generally turning over a new leaf.  In 2021, determined persistence is needed to accomplishing objectives and avoiding discouragement by challenges along the way.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!

From all of us at The Oldershaw Clinic
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