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2013 Snake Year Fortunes for the Ox / Cow
Feb. 10, 2013 - Jan. 30, 2014: Water Snake Year
By Peter Allsop
Author's book: Year of the Snake: Chinese Astrology & Feng Shui Guide
How now Ox/Cow! Chinese Astrology's intelligent, long-lived second sign needs to work hard during 2013-14 Snake Year as this horoscope reveals.
Are You an Ox/Cow!
Were you 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 (and so-on in 12-year increments) between 26th January 2009 and February 3rd 2010? Do your partners, friends, relatives, parents, children or colleagues fall into this category? If so, this article is for you. Or, if you simply want to discover more about the Ox/Cow ('Niu' pron.'Neeu') and the Chinese Zodiac, read on!
1901 Metal; 1913 Water; 1925 Wood; 1937 Fire; 1949 Earth; 1961 Metal; 1973 Water; 1985 Wood; 1997 Fire; 2009 Earth; 2021 Metal
Famous Oxen Include:
Napoleon Bonaparte, Paul Newman, Vincent Van Gogh, Barack Obama, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Charlie Chaplin, George Clooney, Clark Gable, George Frideric & Handel, Aishwarya Rai, Wayne Rooney, Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Robert Redford and Peter Sellers.
Oxen are intelligent, reliable and make natural leaders. They are determined individuals who willingly endure hardships to achieve their goals. Oxen prosper through their will-power and hard work and are patient and tireless in their endeavors. Reliable, calm, and self-effacing they epitomize the 'strong silent' type, yet can be most eloquent on demand.
Oxen however, can also be stubborn, dogmatic and judgmental. They prefer to lead and dislike being pushed around; consequently, they frequently need to develop their listening skills. Oxen highly value their partners, families, and close friends and are good at making lasting relationships.
Ideal Ox Careers and Occupations Include:
Medicine, Physiotherapy, Construction, Military, Business, Art and Music, Law Enforcement, Education, Law, Insurance, Horticulture, Academia and Archaeology.
In relationship terms, Oxen are most compatible with those born under the Signs of the Snake and Rooster/Chicken and least compatible with the Tiger and Horse.
Favorite Gems, Stone, and Crystals:
Emerald, Jade, Lapis-Lazuli, Moss-Agate and Onyx.
Fortunes of the Ox in Snake Year 2013-14In employment terms the Ox/Cow should 'seek pastures anew' and move on to better things if possible. They should avoid gambling and financial speculation and look to profit from 'hard work'.
Romance is difficult and problematic for Oxen during this period, so practical, positive activity replacing this is the best advice.
The Ox in Contemporary Culture:
Barack Obama is an excellent archetypical Ox. As a Metal Ox born 1961, his Year Element, metal, reflects his durability, resilience and capacity for hard work.
Feng Shui Consultant Peter Allsop M.Ed. publishes 'Red Dragon Martial Arts Ezine' free online. Peter's interests include Longevity Training, Iron Shirt, 5 Elements Qigong, Doaism, Chinese metaphysics and Astrology, along with gem and crystal Feng Shui. Explore resources at www.sheffieldkungfu.com or www.hylenergiser.com. As a Senior Student of Grandmaster Yap Leong, Peter teaches Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong as a Shaolin Fists International Area Instructor.