Happy New Year!

The Lunar New Year, which begins today, ushers in the Year of the Ox. Those born under this sign are said to be dependable, calm, modest and stable.

The Year of the Ox falls in the years of 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009.

I was born in 1949 and am an Ox. An earth Ox.

We are said to be bright, peace-loving, often easy-going and trusting. But, on the other hand, we can also be stubborn, methodical, and fiercely competitive, with…uh, oh…. fierce tempers. My husband will vouch for that!

Oxen are also said to be natural born mentors and life is filled with examples of people who have gone on to great success because of them.

Barack Obama is also an Ox. A metal Ox.

According to one source I read: “They respond like poets to the beauties of nature and of solitude.” And I have to admit, I do love my solitude.

The source also said: “Oxen are unique, they are the flower that bursts through the crack of cement.”

I like that.


Check out your own chinese zodiacal sign.

Published by SC Morgan

I grew up in Oregon and learned not everything is black and white. Now I live in the jungles of Costa Rica where the shades of gray cover the full spectrum. I shoot my mouth off on my blog, social media sites, and sometimes I get published. You can find my blog here: https://scmorgancom.wordpress.com/

5 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. From one Ox to another, Sarah, MOOOOO!For some reason, I have never looked up my Chinese Year, so it was good gnus to find I was an Ox.I’m afraid I have a dreadful temper too, though I rarely lose it now. When I was very young … gad, I must have been horrible. Anything would set me off. Like a bull in a china shop was I …And now it’s time to get Tuesday on the road. Cailean’s gone back to bed. He woke me to go “outside” at 5.45am, bless him. Standing on my chest with his nose on mine. So it goes …R.


  2. I”ve had great fun with the Sarah -thanks for the link.I’m a snake. I’ve looked up family and friends also,and it’s very accurate! 43 degrees here yesterday and today. I really don’t think it can get any hotter – I’m slithering away to find somewhere cool.


  3. I always like looking at Chinese Astrology to see what differences there are between the other types of astrological charts including vedic. I’m a Tiger and the description was fairly accurate.


  4. Well, MOOOOO back to you, Ross. I have seen the black and white photograph of me, age four or five, wearing a dark coat and sturdy saddle shoes, my arms crossed over my chest in a defiant gesture, eyebrows furrowed like a young Angus calf. I have no recollection of the circumstances of that photo, but the attitude of the little girl with the thick brown braids seems as familiar to me as my reflection in the mirror some fifty (hmmm…PLUS) years later. The braids are long gone and the color of the hair has changed to grey, but the attitude is still there. Even now I must forcibly remind myself to quit scowling least it be stuck on my face forever. Pam and Barbara: I love Chinese astrology and enjoyed hearing that you both do, too. Such fun… and fairly accurate, as Pam points out.


  5. Rabbit here. I like who I am, but "ox" has so much more presence. Bullish, powerful . . . still I get my way, rabbit style. :>)


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