SIGN OF THE TIMES Chinese New Year 2021 LIVE – What to expect for your horoscope sign in the year of the OxFebruary 12, 2021
TOMORROW marks Chinese New Year, with billions of people around the world welcoming the start of the Year of the Ox.
With a tumultuous Year of the Rat coming to a close, the beginning of a new zodiac year is a big moment in Chinese culture.
While astrology fans will be eager to work out exactly what the change means for their sign, it’s important to know that animals are only part of the way the Chinese years are defined.
The meaning is taken incredibly seriously in China and people use it to determine whether or not to make huge life decisions during the year ahead, including getting married, having kids or starting a business.
Many believe each person’s own birth sign will be affected differently by the year’s heavenly stems and earthly branches.
Follow our Chinese New Year live blog below for the latest information on what the Year of the Ox might have in store for you…
RAT’S CAREER IN THE YEAR OF THE OX
Prosperity and good fortune seem to be in the cards for Rats (born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020) in the next year.
The Year of the Ox may bring a surplus of money due to new opportunities and financial savings.
Rats should be mindful of how they invest their money as they may be presented with sketchy business deals that could leave them in ruin.
If they are not satisfied in their career this year, Rats should seek new ventures and take a plunge into an unconventional path.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ‘METAL OX’
February 12 will kick off the year of the ‘Metal Ox’ in the Chinese Zodiac calendar.
Oxen in general are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination.
They are known to have honest natures, clear ideals and ambitions and attach particular importance to family and work.
Metal Oxen in particular are known to be active, often busy and popular with friends.
OX SHOULD CARE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH
The year of the Ox begins on February 12, and it’s a good idea for Oxen to pay attention to their emotional wellbeing as the new year approaches.
Oxen should also watch their respiratory system and avoid smoking or quit all together if an addiction is prevalent.
This could be a crucial year to get in shape and to try out new classes at a gym that can distract them from their usual fitness routine.
The Ox will need to set time aside to dedicate to improving their health this year.