• Cassaundra Bayot

2021: Year of the Honest Ox

Updated: Feb 12


A new year is upon us, yet again, and this time we hope it will be better than the last. 2021 is the year of the Ox and in the Chinese zodiac, Oxens are valuable for their role in agriculture. They are known to be honest, hardworking, reliable, and intelligent.


For those born under this zodiac, 2021 might come a little turbulent for you as it is considered to be unlucky for your birth year, also known as Ben Ming Nian. The best plan of action is to strengthen your morale to overcome any bad luck this year. It will also be beneficial to cultivate your relationships and lean on friends and family to get through unexpected challenges.


What does this year have in store for your sign? Keep reading to find out.


Rat: Born in 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or 2020

Since Rats and Oxes are considered to be compatible, this year will be promising for those born under the Rat zodiac. This year will bring confidence and optimism. Therefore, seize any opportunity that comes your way in your career and education. This is the time to step out of your comfort zone and shine!


You will have a desire to explore new interests and new projects. However, be mindful of your finances this year. If you are frugal, you should be financially stable, but if you like to splurge, it can cause a few problems. In terms of health, you will remain fairly healthy with a few minor illnesses.


Relationships for rats will go smoothly this year as the Ox provides stability and passion in your life. If you are currently in a relationship, it may progress for the better. For those who are single, you will enjoy a romantic fling that may not lead to anything serious, but nonetheless, you will enjoy the person you meet.


There will be a lot of changes this year for those under the rat and that may lead to feeling anxious or nervous, but balancing it with fun and rest will be an important focus.


Ox: Born in 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 or 2021

Ben Ming Nian will bring challenges this year so be prepared to tackle them with good habits and hard work. The general focus of this year will be to proceed with caution in your career, your encounters with your peers, and your finances. 2021 is your year to hone your skills and enhance your talents.


Turbulence in your relationship may affect your mental health, therefore, remain kind, loving, and patient with your partner. If you are single, take this year to focus on discovering yourself. Be mindful of illness and exercising regularly to keep you strong and healthy this year. If you do not feel well or feel stressed, rest is important for you!


While this year may seem challenging, do your best to adapt and be patient with yourself. Your luck will soon turn around.


Tiger: Born in 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 or 2022

After the year we’ve had, it will come with relief that 2021 will be much more stable for those born under the Tiger zodiac. Love and romance will come with great ease this year, making you confident and appealing. Single Tigers should test out their luck with finding their loving companion, as those committed, will experience a year of peace and harmony.


Your financial investments will be generating prosperity, however, you should be cautious of overindulging in tempting purchases. Your career will most likely be stable and event-free, so your focus should be on laying down the foundation for future success.


Compared to 2020, this year will be filled with less stress and more human connections.


Rabbit: Born in 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 or 2023

This will be a great year to develop relationships to enhance your career, such as a mentor. While it may remain steady and undramatic, it will not hurt to find ways to advance yourself. Your finances will also remain steady, therefore, consider new money-making options as another form of income. Your relationship will be much more eventful as single Rabbits may be between old flames and new love interests.


It is important to have a rational mind in this situation. For those in committed relationships, this year will be peaceful and filled with love. You will get to know your partner on a deeper level and the communication between you two will get better. However, be mindful of your health this year. You may run into minor problems and infections. Picking up a healthy lifestyle of a balanced diet and daily exercise will be very beneficial for you.


By working hard and getting rid of old habits, this year will help you progress for the future and be worth it in the end.


Dragon: Born in 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 or 2024

The Dragon is one of the zodiacs that clashes with the Ox, therefore, this year might be a little challenging for the Dragon. Your relationship with your peers and superior might be affected this year, as you may want to speak out. Instead, keep your head low and wait for the best opportunity to showcase your strengths. It will also be best for you to be conservative with your money this year.


In terms of romantic relationships, if you prioritize your career over love, this will lead to stress in your love life. If you have a partner, this may cause quarrels, so be sure to manage mood swings. Open communication will help keep your relationship at bay. For singles, there may be people you are interested in and they do not reciprocate the feelings back. Do your best to not overthink this and allow your love interests to have their own freedom. Smothering can ruin any future potential with them.


The stress of proving yourself in your career could also cause illness, therefore, spiritual pursuits and mediation will be very beneficial in balancing that stress. Given your clash with the Ox, you are more prone to illness, accidents, and injuries, so be aware this year.


While this year may be challenging, you can make the most out of it by continuing good habits, remaining calm, having empathy, and communicating with loved ones. Embrace the supportive healthy people in your life to get through this year.


Snake: Born in 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 or 2025

2021 will be a very lucky year for the Snake! If you avoid major mistakes, luck should be on your side throughout the year. This will be a good year for your career, as you may have outstanding performances, receive a pay raise, or even a promotion. You will find inspiration and creativity all around you. With luck on your side, this is the best time to purchase your dream house or car, as you will have stable finances.


Your love life will also have a lot of luck present too. If you’re single, this will be a great year to find a partner. For those committed, this could be the year to take the next steps in your relationship. Your health will remain solid, however, there might be a few minor health issues. Keep an eye on your mental health and be sure to rest when you need it.


Overall 2021 will be a very good year for you if you keep your responsibilities in check.


Horse: Born in 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 or 2026

The Horse is yet another sign that clashes with the Ox, therefore, this will be a turbulent year for the Horse. You may have to work more than usual in your career and this could cause some stress for you. There might even be a little conflict with your peers. Hard work and a good professional reputation will help you navigate through this year. This wouldn’t be a good year to invest either, as you will experience ups and downs financially.


Love might have a few challenges if you are in a committed relationship. It’s best that you address any concerns you may have with your partner before the issue gets worse. If you’re single, you may meet a few love interests, but nothing that will last this year. For your health, focus on daily habits and small life changes. It will be the best plan of action to prevent worried and anxious emotions. Since you clash with the Ox, this makes you more prone to accidents and injuries, so be aware of your surroundings.


Seek positivity in your days and this year will shine better towards the end.


Goat: Born in 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 or 2027

The Goat is another sign that clashes with the Ox. If you are born in these years, you should focus on using your best judgment to navigate through 2021. Think before making big decisions, and don’t give in to your emotions when making them. It may be hard to progress in your career this year, but any challenges will help you grow and learn. Learn to save your funds as your finances aren’t in your luck.


This would be a great year to turn your interests into side hustles to gain additional income. If you are looking for love, you must be social in order to find a partner. Goats have a tendency to need alone time to recharge, therefore, being more social will encourage you to find a partner. For those in committed relationships, this year will cause stress, and you should lean into your partner for support. Be sure to watch your temper as well! As mentioned, stress will play a big role in 2021, which may lead to feeling unmotivated.


2021 will teach you the importance of compromise, gaining wisdom from your challenges, and sharing positive vibes with those around you.


Monkey: Born in 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 or 2028

The Monkey will experience a little bit of both lucky and unlucky vibes this year. There will be new opportunities to showcase your strengths, but be mindful of your expenses and financial risks. Love will come easily even if you are single. You will be well-liked by love interests, therefore, communicate your needs and desires for a relationship.


It’s important to note that you must be mindful not to string people along if you aren’t truly invested in them. If you have a partner, remain faithful and use this year to strengthen your bonds. You may be a little unlucky in health this year as you’ll be prone to illness.


Be sure to seek professional help if it’s needed and remain a positive attitude to prevent any additional stress.


Rooster: Born in 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 or 2029

You are in luck Rooster! You are compatible with the Ox and will be blessed with opportunities and good fortune. This is the time to invest in projects you’ve been wanting to pursue. You may be presented with a new job, relocation, a start to your own business, or creating your own personal brand. This will be a stable financial period for you, just be sure to play it safe and calculate any money decisions.


Love will come in blessings for those single and taken. You will be more charismatic and attract potential love interests. For those in love, this will be a year full of love and stability. There will be fewer fights, a new appreciation for your partners, and you both will feel closer than ever. Cherish these new adventures! A word of advice? Don’t pick fights with your partner and learn to talk to them so you may overcome challenges. Overall, you will have good health. Participating in outdoor activities will fill your spirit. You might experience minor accidents so be aware of your surroundings.


Appreciate those around you who vibrate positivity and help you in your endeavors to make 2021 a great year!


Dog: Born in 1994, 2006, 2018 or 2030

This year might bring a few challenges for those born as a Dog, as it is another sign that clashes with the Ox. Focus on yourself this year and watch what you say to others. You might experience new stress due to peer pressure in your career. Learning a new skill will add value to yourself in your career. Your finances might not be lucky this year either so build a savings account and learn how to budget.


You will find yourself in new relationships, but it won’t be THE one. Take things slowly so you aren’t rushing into anything that you aren’t sure about. Communication will be key for those in relationships as you may find yourself in small quarrels.


Due to the pressure in your career, you will feel stress and anxiety. Be sure to eat healthily, exercise regularly, and rest when needed.


Pig: Born in 1995, 2007, 2019 or 2031

This will be a stable year for the Pig. As for how it will be, it all depends on you. 2021 will be a great year to plan for the long term. Your career will remain stable and easy. If you wish to advance, you must change your attitude and work ethic. Your finances will be better as well, but refrain from overspending and save instead.


If you’re single, but talking to people, resist finding new partners. Get to really know them and allow yourself to fall in love. If you are committed, avoid having petty arguments and make it work with them. If you can learn to communicate, you will have a stable future together. You’ll have good health with high energy levels this year. Make time for “me” time and establish a physical routine to help your mood.


You will need to learn how to balance between physical and mental endeavors.



We truly hope this year is better than the last for you! Remember, we make the best of our year with how we show up, care for ourselves and others, and chase our dreams.


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